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Understanding Neo Minimalism in Graphic Design

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Minimalism is a timeless design style. It uses the least elements and places them strategically to express more with less. Usually, minimalism is considered to be easier than the maximalist design. This is because it looks far less complicated visually. However, that makes it all the more difficult to put across the brand’s message with minimum elements. Minimalism itself has seen a recent spurt in popularity as a movement or a design process. Neo-minimalism is a further development of traditional minimalism practices and aims to take it to the next stage. It is stricter when it comes to reducing more elements and making use of negative space more, making the design still look appealing, using mesmerizing typography and colors.

An Ultimate Guide to Movie Poster Design

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Posters are an excellent tool for advertising and marketing your product. From clothing brands to jewelry products and even local businesses have started using posters for marketing their products. Previously, poster design used to be perceived as limited to just movies. For movies, though there are many platforms available today for marketing and promoting their movie, movie posters stand out to be the best option.

Using Anime Style for Branding

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There are many places you could find inspiration for your next design or branding project. With the rising competition these days, you might even need to always look for fresh ideas for your designs to stand out from the rest.  There have been several inspirations that have gained massive popularity recently. One of them is Anime Style.

Before we understand what anime style is, let’s understand what Anime itself it. The word Anime is derived from the word Animation. The origins of Anime are from Japan. They have been using Anime for storytelling and creating compelling fictional stories since the 1940s. Gradually, this style spread out to the outside world during the 90’s, and it has been gaining worldwide popularity ever since.

Favicon Design: 7 Tips and Tricks You Must Use

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Favicons are iconic representations of your website. You would generally find them on the address bar. However, they are also visible on feed aggregators and list of bookmarks as well. Favicons are an essential element of your website, so designing a great favicon is a must. However, not many people pay attention to this element. Favicons are generally minimal; hence, they’re easy to miss out on when designing your website. However, when a user has multiple tabs open on his/her browser, they scroll through different tabs, making use of the favicons to identify the site. A favicon plays an important role in setting apart your website from the cluster of other websites a user may have open at the same time.

Understanding the Golden Ratio in Design

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The proportion for Golden Ratio is 1:1.618. It is a mathematical equation that has found its way into design practices as well. The golden ratio has been scientifically proven beautiful. The best example to understand the importance of the Golden Ratio can be traced back to one of the most famous paintings: the Mona Lisa.  The painting itself uses the golden ratio.

Some other names for Golden Ratio are The Golden Section, Golden Mean, or the German letter “phi”. It is a useful number that helps create beautiful designs. The way Golden Ratio differs from other design practices is that design generally is led by instinct and creativity. Whereas the Golden Ratio has a different approach. It uses mathematical approaches to transform your images, layouts, typography and many more design practices.