Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

17

The style is basically Constructivist. It was a dominant style in Soviet Russia in the 30s and 40s and still influences graphic design in that part of the world today (no coincidence that your examples are German and Polish). Bauhaus and Art Deco were both influences.


14

I'd probably call these type of illustrations 'vector illustrations', because they look like, at least regarding the original source files, they could be scaled up easily. If I were looking for them, to use on for example on a website, I might also search for the term "flat". You can use different programs to make them, if you are looking for a free ...


10

I'd forget Photoshop and stick to Illustrator. They are all simple lines. All you need is the pen tool.


9

These small simplified images representing things are called pictograms (they're sometimes called icons but that also makes implications about how they are used). See also What do you call these infographic icons? which discusses a different style of the same thing. You can browse thousands and thousands of pictograms like that at the noun project, and ...


8

I've only ever seen this referred to as grunge. If you have Adobe Illustrator you can find a great example in your sample files.


8

It's called a Halftone From Wikipedia: Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing. "Halftone" can also be used to refer specifically to the image that is produced by this process. It is used to produce the appearance of continuous tone images in ...


7

Two words: "Technical Drawing". Simply enter "techical drawing" in the search-box of your favorite search engine. You'll find a whole universe of such "drawings". EDIT Related to your example: that's a technical drawing comparing Russian rocket type heights. They are drawn according to ISO 128 Technical drawings — General principles of presentation. (In ...


7

In the field of computing, 'icon' is certainly the most popular term for it. I believe it has been used in this field since the early 1980s when the first mouse-controlled graphical user interfaces emerged (Xerox, Apple) Outside the digital world, these simplified and standardized graphics have been called pictograms / pictographs since long before this ...


7

It's called Masonry after bricklaying terminology. jQuery has plug ins to accomplish such layouts.


7

Bracket Frame. Because thanks to @Bakabaka, I am sure that Google agrees :)


6

Like "fantasy," "wacky" is not in the Dictionary of Spiffy Type Terminology. :) I get from your question, and the exchange with e100, that you're asking about decorative type rather than "typefaces that would be good when designing a fantasy MMORPG." A decorative face is, for the most part, one that doesn't fit in any of the categories used to describe ...


6

I'd call that "Fake 3D" (or Fake "stereoscopic 3D", as suggested in comments) style. People started copying the 2D look of this 3D faking technique probably without realizing what it originally is used for. The red/green channels left and right of the original black logo shape mimic a technique used to make things appear 3D when viewed through glasses with ...


6

Since no one mentioned it yet , a visual artifact like that you showed in the picture can be also called a 3D Anaglyph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaglyph_3D. This is mostly obtained by getting a stereoscopic photo by the use of two cameras and overlapping them so the addition of some channels is not exactly aligned (usually Red and Blue). You can fake ...


6

There's not really an 'effect' to speak of. These are just flat line art, as @Scott mentions. I can add some advice to stick to very simple shapes, a single colour and one single thickness for all your strokes. Be sure to round most of your corners and select a round end cap in the Stroke panel.


6

Interesting. Not entirely sure what part of the style you are after, but I am going to take your noir as a hint. Actually, I think you are pretty close in your search, but I think you need to use "film noir poster". That will give you a lot of stuff like this: Another search term is "pulp paperback cover" or "pulp fiction". This is the classic name for ...


5

To me, it looks like an offset printing job where two spot colors don't quite line up. "Misregistration" is probably the term to use for that effect.


5

To add a little background on word clouds... Usually in a word cloud, the sizes of the words are linked in some way to the relative importance of that word. For example: Sites like Wordle allow manual weighting so you can ensure that the size of each word is appropriate. There are tools that analyse text and generate word clouds based on the frequency of ...


5

It's generally referred to as a Word Cloud or Text Cloud There are web sites which can create them for you........ Wordle.net is one


5

The lines is a form of shading technique used when etching. (See your money, for an example). While the example of the lettering is clearly a form of Tattoo lettering, Art Nouveau, as Stefan points out, is an applicable term for the broad style: https://www.google.com/search?q=Art+Nouveau+lettering However, the particular lettering used for Ink-n-Iron I'd ...


5

I'm not 100% sure what you're asking for, but: Serifs are a specific feature of a typeface; ModernAntiqua has serifs so it would definitely be considered a serif font. But you could also give it other classifications, such as "post-modern", perhaps. "Fantasy" isn't really a very specific or commonly used classification, although it is defined as a generic ...


5

The effect you're talking about is called Vertical Alignment, in this case bottom vertical alignment. In design applications like InDesign (but not Illustrator without hacking, moan whinge moan...) there's a simple button for it. In HTML / CSS, vertical alignment isn't so simple. Vertical alignment for a table cell is easy, vertical-align: bottom; starts ...


5

Cubism Cubism is an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement pioneered by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, joined by Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier, Fernand Léger and Juan Gris1 that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture. Cubism has ...


5

For whatever reason "bracket frame" just isn't cutting it for me. Seems like a more stylized derivative of the barbed quatrefoil. It's killing me that I can't find a more "official" name for it, but the first thing I thought of was this episode of 99% Invisible from a few weeks back. Maybe someone else feels like digging into The Grammar of Ornament for ...


4

It's a style meant to emulate old engravings (look at the portraits on american paper money for an example). Traditionally it was done by an engraver, cutting into the plates. The example above appears to be done via a PhotoShop filter. There's several on the market that can do that. It's often a form of a halftoning filter.


4

It's a vector drawing . From Wikipedia: Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygon(s), which are all based on mathematical equations, to represent images in computer graphics. This character could be created with the help of Illustrator or Inkscape. See this link for more information on ...


4

The typical method of producing those posters (and money) is known as intaglio printing; this process used etched copper or zinc plates. This allowed for much finer lines and longer print runs (since the plates lasted longer) than woodcut printing. The downside to this method was that it was an "all or nothing" type of thing - ink was either applied or it ...


4

A lot of 'art deco' and 'arts and crafts' era typefaces will have atypically low (or high) cross bars. Use those search terms on a site like MyFonts to find a variety of options.


4

Knockout image, reverse, or Photocopy.


4

They both fall under the Swiss Style of Graphic Design History of Visual Communications from Citrinitas Lessons from Swiss Style Graphic Design from Smashing Mag Swiss / International Style Lecture Slides from Parkland College



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible