Bilingual lettering

Bilingual Lettering” project is a series of Latin-Kanji pairing studies for use in bilingual lettering and logotype. Here documents 50+ pairing exercises as well as some thoughts and notes gained through the process.

These pairing examples are not solutions for developing systematic typefaces, but the results of customizing the word “TYPE (type)” and “字”(1). Since these two writing systems are traditionally written with different tools, and the character structures are also very different, in order to inject the same personality into these two scripts, sometimes flexibility is necessary. Every single pair bilingual lettering is a custom result, so there isn’t only one solution.

The lettering discussed here are those that both languages play equal roles in expressing brand personality rather than one plays the hero and the other as a supportive role.

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This Week’s Fresh Design Products: Vol. 88

Fresh Design Products is a regular series in which we highlight and celebrate fantastic new products that have been recently uploaded to the marketplace by new and seasoned Creative Market shop owners. It’s sort of like a quick stroll through a farmer’s market of design and creativity. Enjoy the sights, pick up new products, and follow talented shop owners. The products and shops curated for this series are selected by our Community Curator, Matt Borchert.

Brand New Shops

Talented designers are opening shops in the marketplace each week. We’re spotlighting a few promising new shop owners who are knocking it out of the park by uploading beautiful new design products to launch their shops! The previews you see here are often just a small taste of each shop’s full future offering, so be sure to follow them to stay tuned for more amazing assets.


Calvin creates mockups that are perfect for showcasing your work online.


Petrus of Lenscape Filters is offering complete workflow solutions for landscape photography in Lightroom and Photoshop.


Susana is a pattern designer and illustrator based in the south of France.


Ekaterina has a joy for painting that she showcases with her first items.


Adriana of Ivy and Web has several e-mail image templates to choose from.


Kirsten loves to design and code, and has several beautiful WordPress themes for sale.

Debut Uploads

In this section, we highlight new shop owners who have recently uploaded their very first product. If you like what they have to offer, encourage them to add more products for sale by commenting on and purchasing their first product.

Seasoned Veterans

Some of our shop owners at Creative Market have been in the marketplace and our community for quite some time. We want to recognize these hard working creators by sharing select new products as they release them. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest offerings from our popular and up-and-coming shops.

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How Designers Shop vs. How Normal People Shop

You don’t want to go shopping with me.

I don’t say that because I’m a shopaholic or anything, or because I have some kind of addiction to spending (although that’s something you could argue either direction). No, it’s because, as a designer, I’m a royal pain in the butt to deal with when I walk into a store. What I’ve learned over the years is that I’m not normal. Regular people go into a store, see what they want and buy it — no problem. Me? I’m looking at branding, checking out how the box itself looks and so much more. Seriously, it’s a problem.

How much of one? Let’s find out.

Details and quality matter

So I’m out and about, shopping, and I see something I like. I study it. I look at it all over and make sure it’s as perfect as I need it to be. I check for consistency. And I do all this before I even see a box or a bag. Crazy, right?

Look, you’re talking to a guy that debated buying an iPod Photo for six months before I finally pulled the trigger. I wanted to be sure that the quality was up to par, and that it was something that would hold its value to me. And guess what: I still have that little iPod, and the battery still works. It sat in the glove box of my old truck and held my music library complaint free for years. So when I start off shopping, I’m paying attention to the product itself, making sure that it’s just as perfect as it should be before I pull the trigger. And when I make a mistake, I’m sure to let everyone know.

Touchy feely

Me and clothes? Forget about it. I’m a wreck. First off, I hate doing it because my design sensibilities push my personal style into a weird place. On the one hand, it’s all about comfort, which means a pair of Dickies or jeans and a T-shirt. On the other, when I need to look professional, it’s a button-up shirt with nice jeans. But with all of them, I have to get in and touch the product. Look at it up close. Check the stitching. See if the colors work, and so on.

What’s the difference between clothes and other products? For me, clothes buying is a tactile experience. I need to feel things to see if it’s soft enough for my skin. Or if I’ll want to touch it throughout the day just to remind myself of the quality. For example, I bought some nice shorts the other day, and they’re some kind of weird microfiber-ish deal where they look nice, but also feel super soft. They’re super comfortable, but I could wear them in a professional setting if need be. (And remember, I live in Phoenix, where people come to job interviews in tank tops, so shorts on casual Friday isn’t that big of a deal.)

All about the brand(ing)

When I was a kid, it was all about the brand of jeans that you wore. Guess Jeans were in style back then, what with their little upside-down triangle on the butt, but my mom wanted to get me Lee jeans. No, I couldn’t have that. Not because of the social nature of it all, but because Lee’s wordmark had a horrible font on the big leather patch, while Guess was understated and simple. Turns out I had designer sensibilities even back then.

You may understand this struggle. Go into any store and check out some of the brands and tell me I’m not speaking the truth. Would you buy from a company that couldn’t spend enough money to get their branding right? I wouldn’t. And frankly, neither should you. I mean, it’s why I loved the name brand of Frosted Flakes versus "Lonny the leopard’s Sugar-Strips." Ick.

Box it up

Packaging is everything to me. The way something looks and feels once you open it up is cool, sure. But for me the entire unboxing experience should be magic. Tolerances between the lid and the bottom of a box should be tight, but not so tight that they’re impossible to separate. It’s part of the magic of being a designer.

The gold standard here for me is Apple. Every Apple product I buy, from a keyboard to a computer, is packaged with the utmost attention to detail. Case in point: I bought a few USB-C to USB adapters when they were on sale in anticipation of picking up a new computer this year. The adapter comes in a plain and clean box, with a hang tag on the back. At the base of that tag is an orange arrow for a pull — and when you pull it, the tag separates the lid of the box from the rest, allowing you to lift up the top. Inside the box is another tag, and if you pull it, the product slides out, conveniently levitating in its own tray. It’s a simple product, but it’s delivered so perfectly.

Color matters

We all have our biases, and for me, sometimes it’s colors.

I can’t stand blue and yellow together. I don’t know why that is, although I’ve theorized that it’s because of some show I watched as a kid with a lame superhero or 12. Regardless, blue and yellow together set my teeth on edge, and therefore I won’t buy products that use that specific combination on their packaging. Color is important anyway (obviously), but if a company has a crappy color combo on their gear, I’m out. Nope, not for me.

Book covers are critical

I live my world online, so you’d would probably guess that I prefer ebooks to printed. And you would be wrong. This week I’ve had three books shipped to the house because there’s just something about the look and feel of a good book. And you’d better believe that their covers are on point.

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but they’re full of crap because I totally do. And why wouldn’t I? If a book has a poorly designed cover, then what kind of detail is given to the contents? Is the kerning or leading going to be off from page to page? Are there spelling mistakes? Does it use an awkward font? No thank you, I’ll take my nicely designed book cover, thank you very much.

Bagged and tagged

Just as important as the packaging itself, the bag that everything goes in also holds some weight with me. Two great examples come to mind:

The first is, again, Apple. Two years ago I bought an Apple Watch for my wife, and they delivered it in this super cool bag that she liked so much that she kept it for a long time. The second example is Verizon. I had to go into the store the other day to buy an accessory, and when all was said and done, they put it all in a kraft paper bag with a black and red "Verizon" on the outside. Now it was a nice bag and all that, but the printing quality stood out a ton. The red was so bold that it almost glowed against the brown, and that was impressive.

Putting it all together

Now take everything that I just talked about and imagine that we’re about to hit the mall together. We walk to the first store for clothes, and you get pissed off because I find an aisle of sweaters and get lost in a world of softness. Twenty minutes later, we walk by Sears, where you hear me complain about the downhill quality slide of the Craftsman brand, and how lifetime guarantees are only as good as the box they’re printed on. (And you totally miss the Tommy Boy reference, by the way.) We hit up the bookstore, and now you’re mad because I’m both loving some stuff and hating others, and after we grab some ice cream (the colors!), we walk by the Apple Store and it’s all over.

Ticked off yet? Sure, of course you would be. Which, in hindsight, says a lot about why my wife likes to go shopping without me. Do I mind? Nope. Again, it’s all about the experience and everything else. Am I a deranged designer? Probably. But who cares, right?

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Introducing Pelago from Adobe Originals

Pelago is a semi-formal sans-serif type family with a crisp contemporary appearance and an understated elegance that lends itself to wide range of applications, ranging from the most demanding text-based web and print communication to expressive display work.

Pelago specimen by Robert Slimbach

At display sizes Pelago exhibits subtly swelling stroke endings, animated letter counter shapes, and a moderate degree of stroke modulation — qualities derived from both humanist handwriting and Roman inscriptional lettering. At smaller type sizes these expressive accents recede, revealing a clear and very readable text face that doesn’t suffer from the structural rigidity found in conventional sans-serif designs.

Pelago specimen by Robert Slimbach

Pelago includes six weights with matching italics, and supports multiple figure styles as well as small caps for more advanced typographic needs. Its broad language coverage includes Greek, Cyrillic, and extended Latin.

Pelago specimen by Robert Slimbach

All weights are available on Typekit, and you can purchase the whole collection on Fontspring.

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10 Amazing YouTube Channels to Boost Your Graphic Design Skills

There are a plethora of YouTube Channels you can subscribe to in order to boost your graphic design skills. However, there are ten specific places where I find myself returning to and using, time and again. Let’s take a look at them.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is practically the geographic center of the design industry. Their YouTube channel features a broad range of tutorials and tips. With a subscription base of over 370,000 people, Adobe Photoshop is catering to the needs of both beginners and advanced designers. At present, the most watched video tutorial is about how to use the Content Aware tool in Photoshop.


Phlearn is one of the most professional-looking YouTube channels I’ve ever come across. It is run by a group of leading designers who share in-depth tutorials on a variety of topics. The channel currently offers more than 500 tutorials to a base of over one million subscribers. To date, their most popular video explains How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop.

Designers can also benefit from the channel’s Premium Tutorialswhich are not only more complex but displayed in higher quality.

Will Paterson

Will Paterson is a famous graphic designer who specializes in logo design, Adobe Illustrator, and brand identity. What I really like about Will is the humor he tries to add in almost every video. This makes it easier for designers to engage with the information he delivers, and better relate to some of the issues he brings up.

Over 150,000 people have subscribed to his YouTube Channel, and the most popular hand lettering tutorial is titled How To Use A Brush Pen. This is a great channel for newbies who are about to enter the design world.

Swerve Designs

Run by a graphic designer named Swerve, this YouTube channel is particularly accessible because it shares crisp insights about the photo editing process. The videos vary from simple tips to advanced tutorials on Photoshop, Illustrator, and motion graphics. My personal favorites are his speed-art videos. The channel is regularly updated and serves over 150,000 subscribers. The most popular tutorial is called Flat design

Every Tuesday

Teela Cunnigham is an established name in the design industry. She is a graphic designer and shares her tutorials in a YouTube channel called Every Tuesday. As expected, all new videos are posted on this day of the week. Most of the videos explain how to use tools like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Her videos about hand-lettering are also viral among users. With more than 100,000 subscribers, Teela shares tutorials that are directed at all skill levels. Out of all the videos posted, the one about 3 Simple Tricks for Unique Watercolor Textures is the most viewed tutorial.


If you are a photographer or looking forward to starting a career in photography, then Gavin Hoey’s YouTube Channel is a must-watch. PhotoGavin is a part of his website GavTrain.comwhich is an authoritative resource to learn photography and Photoshop. Most of his tutorials revolve around digital imaging and photo manipulation. The most popular video on this channel is called Timelapse Photography Tips From Start to EndThe total number of people who have subscribed amount to over 250,000. 

Ch-Ch-Check It

Ch-Ch-Check It is a YouTube channel as intriguing as its name. You will find a diversified range of tutorials based on Photoshop, After Effects, Minecraft, and even HTML. With a quarter of a million subscribers, this YouTube channel is an ideal place for learning animations. Their most watched video is titled How to Remove a Background, Then Add Another.


Of all the YouTube channels which I’ve shared so far, CreativeStation is unique regarding the type of tutorials it offers. Instead of the traditional tutorials, you find speed art videos that are amazing to watch. The channel also accepts submissions about speed art videos from other users, provided that the videos are in HD format with no copyright music.

Roberto Blake

Roberto Blake is a well-established entrepreneur, speaker, and author who runs this creative YouTube channel under his name. He has more than 150 videos in his graphic design playlist and 100+ Adobe tutorials based on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and even Dreamweaver. Aside from design tutorials, Roberto also speaks at events where he shares insights about video marketing, brand development, among other design business topics. So far, over 250,000 users have subscribed to his channel, and the most viewed tutorial is 10 Ways to Make Passive Income Online.

Glyn Dewis

When it comes to learning professional photography, Glyn Dewis’s videos are a must-see. Glyn is a long time practitioner in photo retouching. His YouTube channel features cool tips about brush-up photo work to an audience of over 100,000 subscribers. Out of all his videos, the most popular one is titled as SPEED RETOUCH: Grunge Effect. 

Any others you know of?

These were the 10 YouTube channels that might come in handy if you want to polish and boost your graphic design skills. Which are your favorite YouTube channels? Share your names in the comments below!

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Bohuy Kim

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Bohuy Kim is a Korean graphic designer who runs the studio Odd Hyphen. A strong believer in creative experimentation, he regularly pursues self-initiated projects such as the poster series Visual Impact. In this collection, he plays with unique typography, 3D illustration, and distortion techniques to explore subjects such as concealment, text, and the vicissitudes of patterns. Many of these elements are also present in his promotional posters for the Goopang art group where he employs abstract compositions and neon color schemes with striking effect.

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21 Best Wine Inspired Fonts for Logos and Labels

Whether you’re toasting at a wedding, closing a deal over dinner, or relaxing on a sweet summer evening, there’s a wine to capture the "spirit" of the occasion. This collection of wine-inspired fonts features a variety of vintage styles, modern lines, and hand-drawn scripts that capture the many faces of wine for logos, labels, and other design projects.

1. Telemark Label Bold

A monolinear slab serif font, Telemark Label Bold takes its name from a Norwegian skiing style. Telemark Label Bold comes with a set of ornaments for creating banners and other elements and includes 207 characters.

2. Olden Times Font Bundle

Featuring 100 fonts from 31 different font families, the Olden Times Font Bundle includes a variety of serif and sans serif fonts with both vintage and modern styling. All fonts support a long list of world languages, including Cyrillic and Latin alphabets.

3. Boysenberry

Boysenberry is a handwritten, bold serif font with an intimate, vintage feel that suggests corner cafes and open-air marketplaces. Boysenberry comes with 98 glyphs, including a full set of upper and lowercase characters, punctuation and numbers.

4. Halays Typeface (bundle)

Inspired by vintage posters and a casual cowboy style, Halays Typeface adds a retro Western feel to apparel, packaging and logos. Halays Typeface comes with a set of alternatives and glyphs, as well as a set of four badges.

5. Andara Font

A soft script font with a rounded, retro look, Andara also includes a full sans set and small caps for branding, posters, logos, and labels. Andara comes with a set of stylistic and swash alternates and ligatures as well as multilingual characters.

6. Brandy Design Set

Based on the Whiskey Label font, the Brandy Design Set includes all the necessary elements for creating a complete product design. The Brandy Design Set features four font layers, a vector label, and a rendered mockup of a brandy bottle in Photoshop format.

7. Amber Taste Font

The Amber Taste Font set is a complete kit for creating a design for an alcohol product. The Amber Taste Font set features a vintage, bottle label style font plus a mockup of a brandy bottle and a variety of vector elements including a seamless pattern background.

8. Ranch Vintage Font & Illustrations

Featuring four font variations, Ranch is a textured vintage typeface with multiple combinations for labels, packaging, posters, and more. Ranch comes with multilingual support and includes a set of hand-drawn vector illustrations and decorative frames.

9. Tavern Vintage Label

With the weathered look of inn and tavern signs, Tavern Vintage Label comes in six mix-and-match styles, including Shadow and Décor variations. Tavern Vintage Label comes with a full set of all caps plus bonus graphics.

10. Recherche

Recherche is an airy, sophisticated script font based on letters from a pointed brush. Featuring over 100 swash alternates, Recherche includes a full set of upper and lowercase characters for elegant wedding invitations, wine labels, menus, and cards.

11. Tobacco Box Font

An ornate vintage style font with plenty of stylistic alternates, the Tobacco Box font comes in three styles. Tobacco Box also includes a design template for a decorative frame as well as Photoshop mockups of a wooden cigar box.

12. Arthouse

A vintage-styled display font, Arthouse suggests the labels of old bottles and turn of the century posters. Arthouse includes 10 variations with swashes and ligatures, plus a set of vintage art images and multilingual support for Latin languages.

13. Apothecary Collection

The Apothecary Collection is a set of fonts inspired by vintage signboards and medicine books. The Collection includes five typefaces and comes with a set of 15 vintage logo templates that can be edited in Adobe Illustrator.

14. Blaze & Glory

Inspired by vintage liquor bottles, Blaze & Glory is an ornate, old style typeface that includes both regular and drop shadow variants. Blaze & Glory comes with a set of stylistic alternatives and bonus vector images.

15. San Rafael

A casual hand lettered font, San Rafael captures the spirit of California’s wine country. San Rafael includes an extensive set of alternative glyphs and punctuation for use in signage, packaging, book titles, and more.

16. Typnic "Typographic Picnic"

The Typnic collection of hand drawn fonts includes 18 typefaces in script, headline, and Roman styles. Typnic comes with a set of ornaments, dingbats and patterns for adding embellishments to package design, advertising projects, and cards.

17. Spumante Bold

Like the wine that inspired its name, Spumante Bold is breezy and casual. Spumante includes over 200 swashes, three sets of alternate caps and a second version of the Spumante font, Spumante Shadow.

18. Summer Wine Hand Drawn Font

A hand-drawn font with a light, summery feel, Summer Wine includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and punctuation. Summer Wine combines with a variety of other fonts for logos, T-shirts, postcards, and packaging.

19. Goodwine Font + Mockup

Goodwine Font + Mockup is a complete design kit for wine-related graphics. A retro style font, Goodwine includes a vector label design template with ornaments, plus a wine bottle mockup in PSD format.

20. Winery Typeface + Bonus

A tall, condensed font with vintage styling, Winery includes 16 ligatures and additional glyphs. Winery also includes a bonus handcrafted illustration of wine and grapes, for use in label or packaging design.

21. Strawberry Wine

A bouncy, rounded script font, Strawberry Wine can be used both digitally and with a cutting machine for creating labels, product designs, and more. Strawberry Wine features a full set of upper and lowercase letters plus special characters.

Retro and hand-drawn fonts are among today’s hottest design trends, and these wine-inspired fonts combine both. Use them for wine-related design projects or to add unique, handcrafted elegance to logos, packaging and more.

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35 Free Flat Graphics and Web Elements for Designers

Great new collection of Flat design graphics and free web interface design resources for designers. Many websites, graphics and mobile apps are using Flat UI. Flat design trend is very popular and its become more attractive and beautiful with Long Shadow. In this post, I just gathered a fresh free high-quality flat PSD files are all free to download for commercial and personal use.

The collection included Flat icons, Flat Landing Pages, Flat App UI, Flat Mockups and more useful Flat resources.

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Free Flat Design Resources

GDJ always keep our readers up-to-date with fresh graphic design resources, especially about the fonts. In this post, I’ll be featuring sixteen free commercial Fonts For Designers. So what are your waiting, go and check out all of them and download the ones you like most.

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