The Design Lab

The Design Lab

Have you ever felt the frustration of your software crashing in the midst of working? Better yet crashing when you’re just a few hours away from the deadline? Desperate times call for desperate measures, they say, but sometimes all it takes is just a little web browsing to find hidden saviors. For... Read More

Back in the day, Comic Sans was known as one of the more basic and common fonts. It’s a comic-book inspired typeface created in the year 1994 for Microsoft.  Today, however, Comic Sans is a font now infamous for its overuse. Its usage in the business world has been disapproved by many professiona... Read More

Designers know that there are times when designs are good for review but its content or text is not yet ready. This is where Lorem Ipsum comes in, a Latin passage used as placeholder text. However, life has become boring for Lorem Ipsum users, why not spice it up with these hilarious filler text? ... Read More

Let's say you major in political science, and one of your professors requires you to submit an infographic of the country's previous presidents and their contribution. You panic, because you don’t know how to design one. "Help, I can't produce my own graphics!" says the political science student. ... Read More

If you ever wonder what website is perfect for you to share your creative typography all around the globe, Fonts In Use is the right one for you. Fonts In Use is a website where you can see a massive collection of typography indexed by typeface, format, and industry. This site was made by Sam Ber... Read More

Thursday 12 February 2015

There are a lot of resources for pairing fonts that can be found on the Internet. The problem is, with the rising number of these resources, you will likely find yourself confused with all the available content and the corresponding, and often contrasting, opinions. Luckily, someone developed a webs... Read More

People normally don’t pay much attention to details, but for graphic designers, a keen sense of detail can make or break careers.  Making a typeface is not an easy task. Each line is carefully drawn to bring out a typeface’s elegance and character. Shape Type is a game that will challenge your ... Read More

Thursday 16 October 2014

The average teenager spends about 31 hours a week online. That's 4 hours every day of glimpsing at Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., because, let's face it – we need our social media fixes. But how much of these websites do we actually take in? DESIGNATION, a group of young professionals commi... Read More

Wednesday 8 October 2014

The pen tool is the hardest tool to use in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator especially if you are just learning how to use it. For graphic designers it is an important tool to master. With the help of Mark Mackay, learning to use the pen tool is made easy through “The Bézier Game”,  the  game ... Read More

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Mixing colors in any form of design can be tricky and difficult. 
A slight difference in shade, hue, saturation makes a big difference in one’s work. That's why some artists take much time in choosing which color combinations to use; some tend to use the same color scheme time after time. Blendo... Read More

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