The temperatures are increasing and the amount of free time for many individuals are increasing as well this time of year. Without snow covering up the garden and shrubs of homes, many feel that this is the perfect time to perfect their gardens and put them in tip-top shape for the season. If you are hoping to improve your garden’s appearance but not sure how to start, today we have some inspiration for you. Here are 15 amazing shrub and garden designs from around the world.
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The logo of a company or event is very important to set the entity apart. Also, in many cases, it can define the business as a household name. However, this doesn’t occur if the logo designer commits any of these five fatal mistakes in their logo design. Some of the mistakes we mention today can cause problems either before it becomes final to years later. To prevent added stress on the startup process, we will outline five mistakes that commonly occur in logo design.
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Design, like any other type of art form, experiences trends that can shape an industry. One thing that is different with design, and mobile design more specifically, is that the trend is something that users experience every hour of every day. It is found in the gadgets that they use, and some even depend on. The trend that we are experiencing currently is the flat design trend.
It gained recognition this fall with the release of iOS7, however it has been around a bit longer than that. Today, we will mention how the trend has been incorporated into design through examples and design techniques.
Flat and Minimal: Hand-in-Hand
The flat trend was born out of the minimalist trend. Flat designs are usually not cluttered. This is due to the fact that the user’s idea of clutter in design is dealing more with 3D, not the 2D of flat design. Because of this, flat design and minimalism seems to go hand and hand. This is the case with the example we have below of the minimalist weather application. It offers minimalism through a simple weather forecast along with a flat and simple design.
Example: Haze for iOS
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The design of your resume is usually an aspect that falls by the waste side. The relationship between design and a resume usually stops at ensuring the resume was readable and organized. Anything past that was seen as a waste of time. However, now that many are having a difficult time finding a job, making oneself distinct from the rest seems to be the way to go. With the resume being the first thing a potential employer sees, this distinction is being found there more than anywhere else Here are fifteen spectacular resume designs we love.
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Patenting a design is a bit different from that of other forms that you are attempting to patent. Unlike an invention, which has many complex aspect that can each offer their own patent, a design is considered a form of free expression in some cases. For this reason, one aspect that makes a design patent unique is that there isn’t a formal form to outline the specifications of your drawing. However, aside from your design patent’s specifications, a design patent does have a formal application form that it comes with. Today, we will talk more about how to go about doing one.
Where All Patents Begin
All patents begin with a preliminary period. This lasts for about a year and this is the time in which you are able to truly figure out if a patent is what you’ll need or even be possible to go through with. These are also called provisional patents, and the process to file a provisional patent can easily be found online. To make the preliminary period worth while, there are a couple of things you can do.
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Working in a creative industry like logo design can be a tough ask for any person, man or woman to do. Clients are always looking to you to provide them with interesting, novel solutions to their problems. You’re required to constantly be coming up with ideas and suggestions as how best to present their brand, and you’re only as good as your last idea.
It can lead to burnout, very quickly. So here are five ways to prevent that, and to get (and keep) the creative juices flowing:
1. See what others are doing
There’s nothing better than looking at what other people are doing for inspiration. Select your logo design idols and take a look at how they present their logos. What trends are coming up? How do they deploy text?
This isn’t a way of saying go out there and plagiarise their logos – far from it. That’s something that needs to be avoided. But by seeing what others in the field are up to, it can help get your juices going.
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Time is a wondrous thing. You grow older by the day, and your apperance changes slightly. You get a bag under the eyes here, a wrinkle there. You become older and wiser.
The same thing happens to logos. Invariably they never stay the same – they’re constantly evolving, adding new elements and becoming slightly different. Every so often they undergo the equivalent of a massive cosmetic surgery, and change beyond recognition.
It happens to the best of companies, and the finest of logos. Here are some of the most memorable logos that anyone has ever seen, and how they started out their life.
This is a magical mystery tour of how design tastes change, and how some elements in logo design can be set in stone throughout the generations, while others come and go like fashion in clothes.
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Game of Thrones has been one of the major TV shows of the past few years. Based on a series of novels by George RR Martin, it’s managed to amass a major fanbase with its very iconic style.
A fantasy series of TV shows and novels, the aesthetic of the whole world is very old fashioned. Greens, browns and grays predominate, and the entire universe of Martin’s world seems like it’s a few hundred years behind ours. Primitive weapons do battle with each other, rather than machine guns and helicopters.
All of those are reasons why people love it. It’s also why Darrin Crescenzi of Nike’s design studios loves it.
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It may be one of the most recognisable design elements we encounter in day-to-day life. You’re likely to have seen it tens of times already; some people make their livelihoods surrounded by it.
It’s money. You probably don’t think about the design process behind it, because – well, it’s pretty much always been this way. But does it fit its purpose? Could our money be improved in any way?
The current one dollar bill’s design has stayed exactly the same (bar the change of date and signatures of the head of the Treasury) since 1969. Why change what works? Because it may in fact be able to be better.
The Dollar ReDe$ign Project thinks that it can be improved. They “want to rebrand the US Dollar, rebuild financial confidence and revive our failing economy.” They accept different designs from around the world from those who are willing to enter their offerings, and some of them are quite radical.
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