Questions asking to identify a particular visual language, a style of graphic elements.

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What is the name given to these geometric designs?

The design given in the picture is very impressive and many such designs have been used as background images and also as components in certain flat illustrations. Is there a name for this style?
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What is the characters style in these Japanese games called?

These are screenshots from Harvest Moon and Trails from the Sky. I'm trying to find tutorials or something similar to help me learn to create characters of this style, but I don't know what to search ...
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Can someone tell me what type of art style is this?

I'm still an amateur in graphic design and I saw this style on a comic. Can anyone tell me what type of style is this (the background) if it has a name? The messy, uncoordinated strokes but ...
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Style identification – landscape graphics using single monochrome layers of the same tone

I really enjoy these images, I know the second one is from a game, I'm just hoping someone can tell me what these types of art might be categorized as so I could get more into them. Thanks. ...
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What is the 3D / CGI art style sometimes seen in anime called?

Sometimes in an otherwise flat 2D anime the buildings and building interiors have a very 3D CGI look to them. What's the name of the art style used for these buildings and interiors? And is it ...
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What style of art is Taco and Octocat?

I would like to learn more about creating logos and mascots in the style of Taco (of Trello) and Octocat (of GitHub). Simple, cutesie, almost as if cut out of construction paper (but not textured that ...
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Is there a name for this type of line-art illustration?

I'm trying to find out the correct term for this form of art:
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What is this effect called? It has soft rectangular boxes

I recently saw this pattern on a website that I really like. I am hoping to learn how to replicate this on my free time. 1) At the minimum, I need a name for patterns like this. I will google to see ...
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What type of art style is featured in this image from DomiNations?

What is the name of this style of art below? Any additional information on techniques used to create similar artwork in the image below would be a bonus! I feel it is definitely not pixel art or ...
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What style would you say this cassette tape packaging is?

I've provided some concept styles to a client and wasn't sure how to describe this style. What time period/style does this image evoke most?
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Proper term for a font with the same thickness for all strokes?

I'm looking at placing numbers on sports equipment and need a font with numbers that maintain the same parallel width or thickness for each digit. I mean uniform width of the line that makes up the ...
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How can I best achieve this “Victorian” style?

First of all, is there a particular name for such an art style? And also I'm not expecting a quick "here's how you do this" type of answer and I understand that it may just be a case of me studying ...
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What shading technique/effect was used in this calligraphy?

Do you know what technique was used in this calligraphy? I would like to use Illustrator CS6 to achieve this look. The effect looks like glow in the dark.
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What is this style of game art called?

I am working on an android game, and I found this image while search for 8 bit graphics. I really like this style of the visuals, specifically the 45 degree perspective mixed with the blockiness of 8 ...
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What's the name of this flat illustration style?

I want to buy a stock of photos like the below, how is this design called? I don't even know how to start searching... Thank you very much. Tom
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What's this printing technique called?

Basically printing 3d letters for indoors (or outdoor) like on the picture? Is there a special printing technique involved in the making of these letters?
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Name of drawing with smooth solid high-contrast shapes

What is the common style name of drawings that consist of smooth solid high-contrast shapes with minimal number of details and minimal number of colors used? Samples:
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What is the name of this floral design style?

I am looking for the name of a certain design, but unable to figure it out with the aid of Google. I have posted it here as I am currently making a magazine.
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What is the correct name of this filter?

Normally, this is what would you would see if you magnified older newspaper images printed in color. (check the background of the attached image) What is this filter called? How can I recreate this ...
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Correct term for stacked / super-justified / variable height text [duplicate]

Meaning like this, where there's a fixed width, and every line is scaled maintaining its aspect ratio to meet the width - including scaling the height (unlike regular justified text). There might be ...
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What is this “justified” text technique called?

You usually see this technique on infographics and brochures, and sometimes magazines:
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Is there a name or a way to find this kind of images / color palettes?

Lately in web and digital design its very common to see these kind of pastel colored vectorial backgrounds or images: They all seem to use a very similar colors palette and combination of ...
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How do I make this punched-out text style in Photoshop?

Can someone tell me how to do this stencil style? I've tried searching for "stencil text style" and others but it only shows stencil fonts. I think this is not a font but is made with photoshop. ...
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What is this folded paper text effect called and how do I achieve it in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I am struggling to get this effect in Photoshop, but I am also unaware of what its technical name is. Can somebody please let me know what the name of the the effect that is being used below, that ...
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What is this design pattern called? “Continuation wave.”

See the wavy line at the bottom of this graphic? I often see this visual technique used in software manuals and other material that contain screenshots. The technique cues that "there is more to ...
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Style identification: How was this painting effect made?

I'm specially interested in the flowers in different colors. Can they be achieved using a filter? Image Source: Robbi Robbins.
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What is this triangular part of a sidebar menu called?

I've circled it in red. What is the design name of this element?
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Is there a name for this striped dual color background?

Related Question: How can I replicate this pattern in Illustrator? Look at the background of this image, the dual-color one. What is this kind of background called and how can I recreate it?
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What is this two color photo effect called and how to make it?

I like the effect on the images used on this Spotify page, and out of curiosity I'm trying to replicate it in Illustrator. It's not a simple multiply mask, and seems a more involved than the kind of ...
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What is this long shadow used mostly in icons called?

In this photo: Behind the bird bit there is a 'modern' type of shadow used in advertising. What is it called?
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Is there a name for logos with four letters in the quadrants of an X?

I'm trying to do some research into these types of logos but I can't find anything of use on Google using the buzzwords - 'Cross logo', 'X logo', 'X with text around logo'. Is there a certain name for ...
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Name for floral border graphics? [duplicate]

What's the name for graphic patterns of these types? They're used commonly as borders -- I've heard 'fleurs' (which is incorrect), and I've heard of 'curliecue', but that doesn't seem quite right. ...
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What do you call this distorted text effect and how can I reproduce it?

I came acorss this picture online, but i'm not sure how to achieve it, its not overlay right? I think.
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What is the graphic design term using for this?

What is the graphic design term using for this (mean this color splashes)? And in a nutshell, is there a way to draw scenes like this in PS or AI? Thanks in advance.
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What is W.-A. Bouguereau's work “licked finish” technically made of?

I was reading about William-Adolphe Bouguereau(1825-1905), a French salon style adademic painter somewhat reviled by the (impressionist) avant-garde in his lifetime, because of a style deemed ...
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In what design style do these graphic ornaments and border decorations fit?

Given the image below, that contains some graphic elements, which design style do you think that best describes the image? Can I say that the design used is Victorian? Or is it baroque? Art-deco ...
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What type of art is this?

I wanted to know what the name was of this type of images? I am basically asking for the name of the style that these were done in?
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What type of graphics style is used in the WP Bones website?

I'm trying to design a couple of graphics and a header image for my website . I came across the "Bones" website and really liked their style of graphics for the clouds and background sky. The ...
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What is this style, a grid of varying dots, called?

What is this style called? I want to recreate this effect on a photo myself. Also, does anyone have tips on how to accomplish this?
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How to create a 3D layer explosion/expansion in Photoshop?

I need to depict a bunch of layers of an image similar to this: What is this style called? Is there any photoshop plugins that can automatically create this kind of view?
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What do you call this design that has low poly shapes, but instead of shapes, it's wires

I guess you know very well that be able to search for references you need to exactly know what is what, or what it is called or at least keywords that are related to a subject. Here is the image: ...
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What is a technical way to describe this style of website?

I want to look up tutotirals for a few things but dont even know what to search for. What is the correct way to describe the following? The bar that is collected by the top of the screen and follows ...
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What kind of design is this? [closed]

i want to design a style, which is classic one and we saw them in movies and old games. I don't know what exactly it is called but i have draw a sketch of it. Thank you.
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Pattern Name Identification

After quite a lot of search attempts I failed to find a pattern which we can fill in background so as to generate the background as shown in the graphic below. I'm not sure if its a pattern or a ...
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What is it called when you display an outline version of a photograph next to the image and label or number it?

It's usually done when there are a bunch of objects in a photograph and it's hard to identify them or refer to a specific one without confusion. For instance, I've seen this done with jigsaw puzzles ...
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What sort of program is Google using to make these drawings?

This is the new app of Google for the world-cup: https://www.google.com/trends/worldcup What program is Google using to design these drawings? Or what's the name of that type of design so I ...
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What's the name of the image that looks like several curly brackets together?

Like the one shown on the RSVP design. Thank you. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194569646371938464/
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Name for noir-esque art style in the Burial at Sea promotional art?

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One has a very cool illustration for the cover artwork: I initially would say its art style is "noir" but when I did a Google Images search for "noir art" ...
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Name for the art style with wacky space alien illustrations like on the Area 51 SE site?

What is the name of the art style with wacky space alien characters? I've seen the style in many places over time but a good example which I can provide is the illustrations in the Area 51 ...
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Does this art style in Hannes Johannes animations have a name?

I am really in to this kind of art style: http://www.hannesjohannes.com/ It heavily features lines and dots to create textures and shading. Is there a specific name for that kind of style? The image ...