Showcase Of Beautiful Vintage and Retro Signage

Many designers and artists have a true love for vintage and retro design and share their passion when the opportunity arises. One could probably find several hundred showcases of retro designs on display today in the 21st century, but not many of actual vintage ones that were used in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s and are still in use today.
To celebrate the beauty of vintage and retro typography, we have compiled a showcase of vintage and retro signage to inspire you: a great excuse to take five minutes out to admire the styles, whether simple or complex, and the love that went into creating these gorgeous vintage signs.

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Showcase Of Beautiful Vintage and Retro Signage

Modern Art Movements To Inspire Your Logo Design

It’s always nice to go to a bookstore, grab a book of logo designs, sit down, inhale that new-book smell and absorb the goodness. But knowing where all of these designs, fonts and creative elements have come from is also good. In this article, we look at modern art movements and a series of diverse logos inspired by those movements.
Further Reading on SmashingMag: Pop Art Is Alive: Classics and Modern Artworks About Art – What Do We Really Mean Get Creative With Collage: Trends and Inspiration Eight Inspiring Stories Of ASCII Art You may be surprised by how easily these colors, shapes and strokes can be adapted to logo design.

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Modern Art Movements To Inspire Your Logo Design

Are You Loosing Traffic By Poor Website Performance?

Website performance is a hugely important topic, so much so that the big companies of the Web are obsessed with it. For the Googles, Yahoos, Amazons and eBays, slow websites mean fewer users and less happy users and thus lost revenue and reputation.
In your case, annoying a few users wouldn’t be much of a problem, but if millions of people are using your product, you’d better be snappy in delivering it.

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Lorem Ipsum is Killing Your Designs

By now you should have heard the meme that content is king; you’ve probably heard it frequently, in fact. This is because there is a remarkable amount of truth behind it. The copy, images, video and other miscellaneous content are the reason that your visitors are both going to and remaining on your site. Sites like Craigslist prove this to us time and again.
Design should be the extra layer, therefore adding to the experience that helps visitors locate wanted information, read said information, or simply accomplish a task.

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Lorem Ipsum is Killing Your Designs

25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time

We’re all mostly accustomed to educating ourselves by reading articles. Rare are the opportunities to attend conferences or watch live shows on subjects that we’re interested in. That’s why we are presenting here phenomenal videos and related resources on the topic of user experience (UX) by different presenters at different events. We have focused on current content but have included some older videos that are still relevant. It will take you more than 16 hours to watch all of these videos.

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25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time

Ask the Expert – Design Discussion with James White

Ask the Expert is a popular series here on Design Informer. “Design discussion” is the theme for this interview. The renowned designer, James White is this week’s expert.
James White is a graphic designer from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. His personal art and design ambitions has landed him in many worldwide creative publications such as Computer Arts magazine, Computer Arts Projects, Advanced Photoshop magazine, Wired UK and the spanish DT Platinum magazine where he was included in their ‘21 People of the Century’ article.

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Showcase Of Modern Navigation Design Trends

The navigation menu is perhaps a website’s single most important component. Navigation gives you a window onto the website designer’s creative ability to produce a functional yet visually impressive element that’s fundamental to most websites. Because of their value to websites, navigation menus are customarily placed in the most visible location of the page, and thus can make a significant impact on the visitor’s first impression.
The design of a navigation menu has to be outstanding in order to sustain the user’s interest.

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Showcase Of Modern Navigation Design Trends