Registration Now Open For A’ Design Awards & Competition

A'Design Award & Competition

Creteleon Bottle by Tasos Polydorou

Do you have a project you’re really proud of? Do you think it could win an award? Start off the New Year by taking a chance and entering the A’Design Awards, the largest design competition in the world. The annual event is held in Como, Italy and accepts entries for both conceptual and realized projects. Celebrating all areas of design, the competition is organized into 100 categories including Print Design, Visual Communication, Packaging, UI and UX, Photography and more. Entries will be evaluated by a grand jury panel composed of design professionals, academics, and members of the press from across the globe. Whether you’re a student or a professional, this contest is a unique opportunity to receive feedback on your work and obtain access to services that can help foster your career. To participate, register your designs before the deadline on February 28th.

 

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A’ Design Awards & Competition

A'Design Award & Competition

Amur Tiger Vodka Bottle by Guilherme Jardim

The world’s largest design competition, the A’ Design Awards, is now accepting entries. The renowned event is held in Italy each year and features a wide range of creative categories including Print Design, Visual Communication, Packaging, UI and UX, Photography and more. In addition to global recognition, winners gain access to services to further develop their career as well as feedback on their presentation. All entries will be judged by an international jury panel composed of design professionals, scholars, and members of the media. To take part, register your work before the February 28th submission deadline.

 

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Now you can whip up a product mockup/screenshot in less than 10 seconds, all without even using Photoshop. Yep, it’s a snap with the Smartmockup app. Available for MacOS, Windows and Linux, this simple-to-use app features more than 300 stunning mockup templates. Each template allows you to easily upload and incorporate your product image into the mockup and thus saving you loads of time and money!

For a limited time you can purchase Smartmockup for 50% off at Mighty Deals.

 

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Sponsor // A Fresh Face in The Stock Imagery World

Foto Sushi

Foto Sushi, a new player in the stock photo industry, is breathing life into the mundane world of people imagery. The brainchild of seasoned art directors and designers, Foto Sushi was created to help alleviate some of the pain that goes into finding good people images. Designers can choose from about a dozen expressions per model, and each model is shot under consistent lighting schemes so they can be easily grouped together. Each extra-large, high resolution image has been beautifully retouched to save designers time and models are shot in focus to make them easy to clip out. Lastly, Images are never cropped, so designers wont’ be inconvenienced with rebuilding body parts. Licensing agreements are Royalty-free making Foto Sushi hassle-free.

See all the images at Foto Sushi.

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Sponsor // Yana Typeface

Yana by Laura Worthington

 

Classy, calligraphic, and confident. Yana’s classical proportions convey worldly sophistication and experience. Yet unlike more staid classical faces, Yana’s concave terminals and elegantly flared serifs suggest romance, mystery, and a touch of Victorian extravagance.

Designed as a versatile family for everything from text use to headlines and titling, you’ll find yourself using Yana in project after project. Yana is available in regular, bold, and italic variants, and includes two sets of swash capitals — each available in standard sizes and small caps, but also in mid-sized petite caps, ideal for adding beautiful, properly scaled flourishes to the middle or end of wordmarks.

Yana is available through a limited-time promo deal here.

 

 

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Sponsor // Summer Font Collection

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With Mighty Deals Summer font collection you will receive over 30 fonts from 6 different designers! Included are script, brush and modern sans serif fonts, each with a variety of options.  In addition, some fonts include stylistic alternates such as ligatures and swashes. This bundle also features an extended license which allows for personal and commercial use.

Pick up the complete collection here.

 

 

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Sponsor // Font Collection

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The Fonts Collection is an ensemble of 40 fabulous fonts worthy of any design or craft project. With a combination of brush, script and modern typefaces you are sure to find something you love. As always the bundles are PUA encoded so you do not need to worry about buying expensive software to access any extra glyphs that may be available. Included with the price is a full commercial license.

Pick up this collection for 95% off at Font Bundles.

 

 

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Sponsor // Vintage Fonts

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Merge the past with the present thanks to this font package. Included are 12 font families, each with a variety of styles and options. In addition, many include bonus graphic elements such as logo templates, badges and even hi-res textures. This bundle also features an extended license which allows for personal and commercial use.

Pick up the complete collection at Mighty Deals.

 

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Sponsor // Pixelo – 30 Script Fonts

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If you’re looking for some fresh script fonts, check out this special offer from Pixelo. Included are 30 scripts to take your designs to a new level. Each font is crafted with love and many include alternate characters. In addition, some of the sets include bonus material such as vectors and ornaments etc. This offer also includes an extended license which grants you the rights to use the fonts in products you plan to sell.

Grab this bundle for only $29 (98% off).

 

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