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10 grayscale designs to inspire you on a rainy day

With Spring comes gray skies and rainy days. These overcast moments offer sunshine-craving designers a good excuse to stay inside and work on the computer. In embrace of the rainy day mood, here are 10 grayscale designs that use the lack of color to an advantage! Brazil 2014 World Cup calendar (print and website): Team Karoshi Essem Design,... Read More

April 27th By

99designers take on the line art trend

With flat design and vintage trends capturing designers’ imagination for the past few years, it’s no surprise that line art, or line craft, is taking the design scene by storm. Casting off skeuomorphic textures for minimal, mono-weight lines, this trend takes the best aspects of retro style and simplifies it into charming graphics that will look great on anything. Stamp... Read More

April 25th By

A 99designs community tribute to April 25

April 25th is a special day for Australians. On this date, in 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers banded together to take over Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey to help the allied navies bring down the Ottoman Empire. The campaign took more than 8,000 Australian casualties and, 100 years on, the day is commemorated just as fiercely. As our own... Read More

April 24th By

It’s time to vote for April’s Top 9 at 99!

Month after month, we’re continuously impressed with the quality of work on 99designs. And what better way to celebrate the cream of the crop that with another Top 9 at 99? We’ve rounded up nine new designs that captured clients’– and designers’ – imaginations. Scroll on down and vote for your favorite. The winner with the most... Read More

April 23rd By

Happy Earth Day!

99designs is filled with Earth-friendly companies working to improve our planet. From organic and natural products to sustainable and “buy local” brands, there’s plenty of empowering designs to go around. See what some of our designers have been up to and how they shift their style (think: muted tones, lots of greens and handcrafted details) to reflect... Read More

April 22nd By

4 key pillars to great web design

These days, everyone has a website, from big name brands to your eight-year old neighbor selling Girl Scout cookies. Now that it seems like people are going to the Internet to solve all their problems, having a great web design has become a must-have for most businesses. However, even savvy business owners struggle to get the most from... Read More

April 21st By

Rebranding cannabis: Grown-up branding for a legal industry

Whether you’re for or against it, the sale of legal cannabis is a huge and growing market – and one that’s striving for legitimacy. Growing up in the US, many of us are no stranger to the branding of the pre-legalized marijuana industry. We saw the face of Bob Marley or Snoop Dogg, the recognizable five-leafed... Read More

April 20th By

Brand identity designs bringing businesses to life

Branding is crucial to any company looking to stand out – and it goes far beyond creating a great logo. From business cards and stationary to social media, a brand’s identity needs to transcend across all forms of collateral and come off feeling just as strong. Signature colors, unique icons, mascots and eye-catching patterns are just a... Read More

April 18th By

Tripping out: The history of psychedelic design

Today, we’re taking a look back at that hazy yet brilliant period of artistic fluorescence: the later 1960s. Specifically, we wanted to explore the phenomenon of psychedelic design—a style that nowadays gets recycled often in commercial work, while its original history threatens to fade from collective memory. The history of psychedelic design is of course vast: it crossed countless borders... Read More

April 17th By

Project4 keeps vintage-inspired designs fresh

We’ve long admired Project4’s vintage-inspired brand work – and so have their clients. Made up of husband and wife duo, Jenny (pictured below) and Brian, Project4 started back in 2013 and have come a long way in very short amount of time. Here’s what they have to say: “We got married pretty early in life and had... Read More

April 15th By