Questions about a specific visual language, the use of text, graphics and images recognisable as belonging to a certain method, type, use, and/or time period.

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What is this graphic art style called?

There is this type of graphic art that involves using only parts of the picture to trick me as if I am seeing the whole picture. For example, you might include a few stripes and an eye, all placed ...
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How do I make these “brush strokes” effect? [on hold]

This is the "brush strokes" effect I am trying to accomplish with photoshop. In addition, is there a specific name given to these types of styles? I apologize if this question is too vague or ...
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What is this design style called in which lots of simple polygons make up an image?

What is the design style called where they create form with simple shapes, usually triangles like they have done with the ground in the Chrome Maze Experiment Or like the images below:
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Name or author of tiling geometric pattern?

The image given design is very impressive and I really liked the designs used as background images and decoration. Is there a name for this design and author?
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What is this black and white graphical style called?

What is this style refereed to as? Image is from a promotion for the show The Mighty Boosh. I keep wanting to call it Banksy but that's not it...
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Flat design minus detailing. What is this style called?

I know that the following examples are generally called flat designs. But one thing of note is the replacement of any detail with solid coloured boxes / blocks. Treehouse shows this a lot ...
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What are common attributes to psychadelic designs?

I am looking for color combinations and effects which give us the feeling of something "psychedelic." Sometimes there are the color combinations, sometimes the objects relations - some shadows create ...
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Auto clean up of Text Styles in Sketch / Minimizing amount of styles

I am working within a sketch file that has 147 different varieties of text styles. Ranging from H1 all the way down to sub categories body text. Now some of them are very similar in style where a ...
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What is the aesthetic style of Journey called?

So many artists and games right now are making art in this sort of style, to me exemplified by the game Journey. Or No Man's Sky. Another great example is this deviantart post I can't find ...
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What is this design trend/style called

I'm having a hard time figuring out what this design trend/style is called. I have a logo given to me by a client. I've seen this style of logo many times on the web. However, I do not know the ...
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Website to apply some visual style to a vector image (SVG, etc)

Question: If I have a vector path (let's say it's an SVG), what's a website I can send it to and get various "styles" in return? What I mean by "style" is just: change the colors of the vector paths ...
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What is the common tool to accomplish this art [closed]

I have come across this art on dribbble and really love it. I am not a graphic design guru but I really want to try to paint it with with my Wacom board. The question is, which tool shall I use as a ...
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What 1990s graphic design trends are still considered modern?

Are there any parts about 1990s graphic design that are still considered modern or retro? I'm talking about certain colors, fonts, patterns, etc. Hotline Miami for example has a graphic style, that I ...
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Recreating the album 'tiles' style found in Google Play Music using WPF

I want to recreate the style of the music album tiles that can be found in Google Play Music. They look like this: In the above image as you can see, there are 'tiles' which contain the album art, ...
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What is Minimalism in Graphic Design?

What is minimalism in Graphic Design and how can one apply this concept into his/her design? I keep seeing 'minimalist design' while reading Graphic-related websites and magazines, but I'm not so sure ...
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Sketch shared styles with variant properties (e.g. Green / Red / Blue + same drop shadow)

Is there a way to make a variant of a shared style in SketchApp? I have a view with 4 'pricing' cards, which I want to share properties across like gradient, drop shadow, etc. etc. etc. But I want ...
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Reason to use vector art instead of photos (How to convince a client one style is better than the other)

Context: I did some vector art to use in a login page and adverts. I got cool reviews about it, but my boss prefers real photos instead of vector art. The photos and vector art are for a Business ...
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What is this style of art with blue and red shades called? [duplicate]

Does anybody know what this style of art called? As I want to recreate the same style, is there any suggestion for techniques?
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Recreating 1980s graphic design [closed]

I have noticed a recent move towards, or back towards, the colours and design elements of 1980s pop music videos. Neon pinks, blues and yellows. This has been happening a lot on TV but I haven't ...
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What is the name of the design style where triangles are drawn in a way that gives a sense of dimension and depth? [duplicate]

So I have seen this type of graphic design used in several places. Here is an example: The exact pattern I am pointing to is how the triangles are drawn in a way that gives a sense of dimension and ...
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Is my logo looking grungy and do you get that its Bad in a good way?

Hey all. My boyfriend needs a logo for an online/home business building custom saltwater fish tanks, and I happen to be a graphic designer. I only have 3 or so years of experience, so I guess you ...
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What is this type of design called when vectors are superimposed with bitmaps?

The old Microsoft Campaign ads of Your Potential Our Passion showed white lines running through bitmapped video. Most probably this is made in After Effects. ...
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Indesign: how to style a paragraph so that it will occupy no vertical space in the document flow (similar to “float” in css)

I am laying out a book that has line numbers on every fifth line. I want it to look like this: line # text line text line text line text line text text line text line text line text ...
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Why do some fonts make I, l, 1 look the same?

Why do some fonts make the I,l,1 characters look identical? There are fonts where they don't just look similar - they are the same exact pixel locations. Why were they ever created? I'm guessing ...
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A design paradigm - GUI and theme files

I am making a GUI application that has a themes folder inside the package. Users can write their own theme files following the format specified in the documentation - it is somewhat similar to GTK ...
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What style would you guys say this image is?

Does this image fit into any of these styles? 1830 Victoriana 1875 Arts & Crafts Movement 1883 Art Nouveau Movement 1909 Futurism 1919 Bauhaus 1925 Art Deco 1945 International Typographic Style ...
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What's the name of this style of “a” [duplicate]

what's the name for this kind of a representation? the one with the upper arc
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How do I make a style guide template?

I'm creating a website and I'm in the branding and styling stage where I'm picking a color scheme, font combinations, etc. I want to create a very basic Style Guide to show to my clients for ...
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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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How to make a hanging icicle brush or graphic style in Illustrator CC?

I purchased a set of graphic styles for Illustrator. The set contains a style that applies a hanging icicle brush to any object, so that icicles appear to be hanging from any horizontal line of an ...
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How to create a consistent style across stock images for a website?

I am currently applying changes to this site. Becky, my customer, demands that the images be changed so that the image content will also be compatible with each other. I tried using icons and vector ...
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I want to make Table width 100% in epub using Indesign CS6

I want to make Table width 100% in epub using indeisgn CS6, and not using css editor after exporting as epub, is there any option or table sating that help me to do it
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Would a minimalist collage still be a collage? [closed]

There is a collage making competition In my school. I want to make a collage using minimal design principles. Will such a collage even be considered a collage? Because all of the collages I have ...
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Applying Paragraph style to InDesign text boxes

I'm a beginner-to-intermediate user of InDesign. I am unable to apply my Paragraph Style to a number of my text boxes. I have tried holding Opt/Alt while choosing the PS with no luck. I have also ...
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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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Content as the whole page or just the content area?

This is an opinion question that I go back and forth on every time I start a new project. In most cases, I am designing a website that has some sort of "article" element, whether it be a blog post, ...
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Can a visual identity evolve?

Iv been given a creative director as my first job and am developing our visual identity from scratch.. We are an outdoor media owner.. If created a simple cartoony style for all our illustration.. Can ...
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Illustrator: Editing a custom graphic style

I created an additive graphic style that includes a few effects, and applied this style to a few objects. Now I'd like to make a change to this style and apply the change to all objects. For example, ...
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How can one create a design style?

How can a person create a style of graphics that uniquely identifies that person? I've often heard of many forms of art the importance of creating a style, how does this apply to graphic design?
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Apply graphic styles to objects in a clip group

I can't seem to apply graphic styles to objects if they're behind a clipping mask. I encountered this problem when I wanted to use graphic styles in order to change the fill colour of a symbol ...
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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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What kind of style is this?

I was looking for a description of what kind of style these images are: How can I replicate this style and also would I be better use Photoshop or Illustrator for it?
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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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Object Styles in Fireworks CS6

Is there a way to create object, character, and paragraph styles (etc.) in Fireworks, the same way that one creates styles in InDesign? There must be a way as this is a commonly needed function, but I ...
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What make the colors in this picture look soft?

See this image: http://soranootoshimono.wikia.com/wiki/File:46456845235358656364.png To me it look soft like some sort of low-pass filter but I also can see sharp edge of the image. I'm curious ...
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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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Difference between brand/design style guide and a UI Pattern Library and how to avoid conflicts?

What is normally covered in a brand style guide that is not included in a standard design style guide in the context of traditional and digital production? Does the brand style guide only cover the ...
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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 ...
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Specific name of “line in taxicab geometry” art style wanted

I've always been trying to look for the name of a specific art style that consists of many lines traversing in a grid, like in a taxicab geometry. An example would be this picture, an image from a ...
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Art-style for a kids based game

I'm working on a game project which is based on a Kids daily activities and games. It needs obviously some cute graphics for which kids get interested in. Since I'm working on a low-budget, I need a ...