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The 99% Conference: Shifting from Idea Generation to Idea Execution

 

The 99% Conference – “1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” – wrapped up a couple of weeks back, and there have been some amazing conversations among leading creatives and visionary speakers. We’ve excerpted a few of them below, thanks to the wonderful recap from the 99 Percent team, and included snippets of a visual documentary of the event from illustrator Wendy MacNaughton(more…)

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Gorgeous Package Design

Screen-shot-2012-02-14-at-11.19.00-AM-150x150We’re often told that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The same logic probably stands for other items that we buy. We just can’t be sure that there will be a correlation between the quality of the package exterior and the quality of the contents within.

That said, package design is extremely important. All other things being equal, strong package design conveys a sense of comfort and quality to the consumer, while setting an expectation for the contents inside. We’ve uncovered a few recent examples of terrific package design for your inspiration.

Have you ever been persuaded to make a purchase simply for the beauty of a product? (more…)

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Geometry Meets Design

Geo-2-150x150Whether you’re a math whiz or not, there’s no denying that geometry has always played a large role in design. Shapes relate to one another and provide context among the rest of the design, and they can help to illustrate moods and emotions that enable the artist to convey certain messages.

To celebrate the role of geometry in design, we’ve highlighted a few pieces that play with the ideas of shape and space. Tell us in the comments – what do you love most about geometry’s relationship with design? (more…)

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Balancing Work and Life as a Creative Professional

Recently, The 99 Percent, a research arm and think tank of Behance, ran a terrific blog post about balancing work and life as a creative professional.

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Terrific Typography on Behance

B-Font-8-150x150Typography is just one element of design, however, typography is also an art form itself. Good fonts blend in seamlessly, and complement their surrounding design with ease, while conveying the proper message to the viewer.

We scoured through some typography posts on Behance to pull together a collection of some terrific typefaces – some of which are even available for free download.

Tell us in the comments – what’s your favorite font? (more…)

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Net by Jason Boyer

Thoughtful design has countless elements and details that all come about through minute decisions on the designer’s behalf. With this in mind, we love seeing thoughtful digital design. What’s interesting about digital design is that one piece of art can be turned into several pieces of art by the subtraction and addition of various layers.

We encountered the work of Jason Boyer on Behance. His project, Net, nicely weaves together elements of geometry, collage, color and portraiture to create an alluring image that evokes a sense of futurism.

What’s great about the way Jason displays his work is that it shows the project in various forms and renditions, with each piece capable of standing on its own, while fitting seamlessly into the project as a whole. Take a look at some of his work below and view the entire project in his portfolio.

Let us know in the comments: what’s your take on the multiplicity of digital art? Do you prefer to share many pieces or just one singular creation?

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