World Cup

The long awaited FIFA World Cup has commenced, and fans all over the world roar while surges of adrenaline rushes through their heads. Definitely an event to behold. There are some trivia stuffs about the event that many have forgotten over time. At least for those who have been to the World Cup, they would relish in joy whilst looking at their tickets. I refer to an article on CreativeBloq which features a long string of ticket designs from the past years of World Cup. I must admit in terms of design, the tickets has transformed from something really plain to what is extremely fanciful. Take a look here.

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The art and the craft of graphics


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 superhero beach typefelt ladyrocket splat

With the ubiquitous that “Print is dead”, a lot of creatives are starting to lose their faith in stuffs which we used to craft back in the days of art school. It is undeniable that digital graphics is so much more innovative and appealing. However, to sometimes move back the clock is a nice way to create something inspiring as well. Italian designer Jacopo Rosati created a set of very interesting and extremely adorable art pieces using fuzzy felt materials. Being a hands on person, he wanted to try something that isn’t very digital based.

“My goal was to develop flat bidimensional collages, as paper is already used in illustration, plus it can’t guarantee the same hardness that felt does”. Will you just check out these interesting art pieces? They are so interesting and very well made. Not to mention they are also very cute in their own way. Time to add these to my Pinterest board!

Buy fonts within the software

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Designers, heads up! Always having problems getting fonts to work or trouble findng the right font you want? We now have an innovative font buying system from Fonts.com. Traditionally, for most adobe softwares, we do not have buying options within the software, but now you can actually buy fonts from Fonts.com using a free extension! The extension works with versions CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC. This extension allows you to try the fonts for free for five minutes before making a decision. This is extremely useful for designers who wish to own a really good font that you probably could not download off free font sites like dafonts.com. This is a new way of implementing product upgrades, features within the software itself. Expect more revolutionary software commerce like this to come!