Creative Community Bulletin 30 January 2014

Great con­tent found by Pariah and shared to the de­sign and cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties on so­cial me­dia.

  • 60+ Free Mini Icon Sets for Designers

    “The de­mand for good icons are too much in these days and find­ing the best icon sets is not that easy. Being a suc­cess­ful cre­ative web artist has a lot to do with the way you work. Sure, you can’t teach good de­sign in some lessons or you can’t cre­ate icons for your daily needs, but it never hurts to pick a few free icons which are al­ways avail­able free to grub.

  • 5 Of The Best And Worst Social Networking Trends For 2014
    “More than 70% of on­line adults are Facebook users, but the pop­u­lar so­cial net­work is fac­ing some sliv­ers of com­pe­ti­tion as new dig­i­tal des­ti­na­tions en­tice users. In 2013 we saw the rise of vi­sual so­cial me­dia, with ser­vices such as Instagram a…
  • Simplifying the UX of Your Sales-Driven Website to Increase Conversions
    “If you have a sales-driven web­site, your cus­tomer should be your num­ber one pri­or­ity. And mak­ing sure that the cus­tomer un­der­stands your web­site and can eas­ily make a pur­chase is def­i­nitely your num­ber one goal. From do­ing A/B test­ing to analy…
  • Pearlfisher New York Designs New Identity for The Dieline
    “The Dieline has un­veiled its new new brand­ing and iden­tity, de­signed by Pearlfisher New York. The logo con­sists of The Dieline word­mark in black ac­com­pa­nied by one of mul­ti­ple dif­fer­ent pack­age icons in Dieline blue.”
  • Are There Too Many Social Networks?
    “There’s a so­cial net­work for every­thing these days, but do we re­ally need so many op­tions?”
  • The Science Behind Online Fonts (and how they make you feel)

    “Websites like Medium, Signal vs. Noise, and Zen Habits are like yoga stu­dios for con­tent. Their pre­sen­ta­tion of con­tent puts me at peace while read­ing, al­low­ing me to fully fo­cus on the sto­ries with­out dis­trac­tion.

    Just look at the dif­fer­ence be­tween Medium and Cracked:”

  • Powerful Portraits of Brave People Revealing Their Insecurities

    “The What I Be Project by pho­tog­ra­pher Steve Rosenfield is an in­trigu­ing study into the hu­man con­di­tion. The par­tic­i­pants in Steve’s projects bare their souls writ­ing their biggest in­se­cu­ri­ties on their bod­ies with mark­ers and then let­ting Steve pho­to­graph them. Their mes­sages tell of fears, self-doubts, and la­bels for so­ci­ety that stop most of us from liv­ing hap­pier lives, but it also shows us the amaz­ing brav­ery of the par­tic­i­pants to share their in­ner­most fears with the world. How many of us have the brav­ery to ad­mit we were mo­lested, feel ugly, think we are too thin or too fat, and to do it in such a dar­ing pub­lic way?”

  • 50 Years of Cuban Film Posters
    “The Danish Film Institute has posted their col­lec­tion of Cuban Film Posters from the past 50 years or more on Flickr. Among them are some fine ex­am­ples of the unique poster art of Niko, Dimas and Bachs.”
  • 4 Typography Trends for 2014

    “Web de­sign trends change from year to year – and thus, so do the trends in the com­po­nents that make them up. One of the most im­por­tant com­po­nents of web de­sign is ty­pog­ra­phy, and 2014 is go­ing to bring some new, ex­cit­ing and in­ter­est­ing trends in the way we see fonts across the web. Want to know more about ty­pog­ra­phy trends in the up­com­ing year? Then check out the list be­low.”

  • Cool Things to Do with All Your Free Cloud Storage Space
    Separate work and home files or ac­tive projects and gen­eral files, sync your mu­sic and videos to your mo­bile de­vices, keep pref­er­ences and set­tings in sync across mul­ti­ples com­put­ers, do the same for games, and much more. Check out these great …

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