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That style of lettering is called Blackletter (also sometimes loosely called "gothic script", or "old English"), and if you do a search for "blackletter font" you'll find plenty of fonts that imitate this style. You're probably looking for something specifically like Old English by Linotype or Monotype Old English which have been relatively popular for this ...


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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.


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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 ...


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That’s a halftone. Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing, thus generating a gradient like effect. It can be achieved in Photoshop by choosing Filter → Pixelate → Color Halftone. The example you posted looks like the halftone version of the ...


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Its a break, and has many forms. It comes form the drafting standards. For example were you to draw a shaft it might be uninteresting to see the 1000 mm of similar shaft, so to conserve paper you can indicate that the line or shape has been broken into pieces. Image 1: Variations on a theme the bottom right one needs a change to dimension line as well, ...


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Looking it up from a CAD / Architecture perspective it can be found referred to as Break Point or Break Line. The Alphabet of Lines (PDF) has it as Break Lines: Note the jagged break line to indicate that this is only part of the object. In technical drawings it is as I tried to describe in comments depicted like this via Lines (pdf) though they ...


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


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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 ...


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Scott is exactly right. This is a photograph and there was no editing done to it to make it look the way it looks -- this is straight out of the camera. When a camera takes a picture it opens its shutter. During the time the shutter is open it absorbs light. The longer you leave the shutter open, the more light comes in. In this particular photo the ...


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You should search Guilloché (Guilloche) if it's not digital smoke you looking for.


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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.


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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 ...


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


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Ok, here is how you do this. Prepare your image layers and all. Im going to be using a very simple image with colored squares. Image 1: Original setup with simple shapes, this would work with any layered source however. Select ALL your layers you intend to stack up, into isometric or perspective. I will be transforming to isometric [1]. Scale down ...


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This is a photograph. By leaving a camera shutter open, sitting on a tripod, it's a common effect to use light to create interesting shapes with the long exposure time. A person moved around with a light and the camera picked up the light. There is nothing in that image that is not part of the original photograph. it's a known photography effect ------> ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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


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In GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), you can halftone a photo with Filters > Distorts > Newsprint. On deviantART, istarlome provided a tutorial for halftoning in GIMP. Here's the gist: Create an image. Either open an existing photo or create a new canvas and apply a gradient. If the image has fine detail, use Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur to hide ...


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I think this applies more for designer-illustrators. As the other poster wrote, usually it's more about communicating the personality of the client's brand than your own style. That said, many designers choose to focus on specific industries, which makes sense since each industry has its own aesthetics and fashions. However, if you're a ...


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If you want to develop your own style, you should have a thorough understanding of the basics first. Know what works and why. Play around with different mediums and different styles. Learn the conventions of your favorite style and master them. Then start breaking rules, though always with a purpose. As you gain mastery over your favorite style, your work ...


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While this is not always true, graphic design often involves expressing the style and message of a website or cause rather than your own ideas. Where painters may use their work most often to express their own ideas, graphic design often involves expressing particular work. In other words, the style of graphics is usually determined primarily by the purpose ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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On paper, they'd be high-contrast duotones. Or, possibly monotones printed on colored paper with opaque inks (such as via screen printing). Possible other ways to describe the effect would include: photocopy (tends to be high contrast, one color) halftone (not really a style shown here on screen at this size, but part of the aesthetic ala newspapers) ...



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