Questions tagged [style-identification]

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

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What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads?

Does anyone know of a font suitable for the title of a newspaper? It is also the type that's used for the first letter of a chapter of a book (and is so calligraphic, you can't tell if it has serifs ...
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Is there a name for the general style of designers like Vignelli, Müller-Brockmann, Jacqueline Casey, etc…?

A lot of the great Graphic Designers in history, like Massimo Vignelli, Josef Müller-Brockmann, and Jacqueline Casey seem to have a specific style that I want to emulate for a project, and I'd like ...
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What is the correct style that describes the following images

What is the name or names of the style used in the following images. They are used on Google, Facebook, atlassian.com, bitbucket.org and on info-graphics. I refer to them as lifestyle images but ...
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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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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 can I describe this pattern found on the back of a playing card?

(I asked this question on English.SE, and the consensus appears to be that it is too narrow, so I should ask on Graphic Design. Hence, I am copying the question here.) I am trying to write a ...
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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

This style of drawing always fascinates me but I can't find what this category is. Here is another example from Eric Mahler: And another one from Tom Gauld: Line Drawing doesn't quite fit. Is ...
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Style identification: Low-poly or what

I've seen this art style over multiple websites in the past, but just can't seem to identify an underlying style/category for it. It seems to be some geometry based low-poly, but searches don't really ...
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What's the name for this 3D scene style from a fixed angle?

Is there a name to refer to this kind of (computer) drawing style: which resembles a little bit the style of the Portal 2 trailer?
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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 for style of text logo where two colours overlap imperfectly?

I've seen a bunch of these - often with similar colour palettes of red with blue/green/turquoise. There are two overlapping copies of the design in two solid colours, which are almost (but not quite) ...
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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 can ...
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What do you call the technique of integrating type into an image / background with perspective?

I'm having a really hard time describing this: It's from the GTA IV Title / Intro. I'm talking about the way the text is part of the image in regards to perspective. Some even go so far as to have ...
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What type of graphical projection is this?

I have been creating 2D artwork with buildings drawn like the image above. For inspiration I have looked at a lot of isometric illustrations but obviously this is much flatter and does not have the ...
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Does anyone know what style this monogram is based on?

Was flipping through Louise Fili's book and saw this monogram. The text says it was designed based on 18th century designs, but I'm having trouble finding any reference to this style of monogram. ...
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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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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's this style called, with blocky text and strong circle shapes?

What's this style of design called? http://www.mademyday.de/ Thanks. [UPDATE:] I should have posted more examples, here's another and I'll look for more: http://www.fajnechlopaki.com/ I'm talking ...
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What is the following style of typography called?

I came across this recently where, IIUC, the lowercase was superscript while the uppercase was normal or subscript. What is this style called?
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What's the centered fluffy art piece called in an article?

I know this, but I can't recollect at all. What is this thing called? They are usually centered in a book or writing and I'm certain they have a name but I can't remember for the life of me. They ...
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What's the name of this flat illustration style?

I want to buy some stock photos like the ones below. What is this design called? I don't even know how to start searching...
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What is this woodcut / engraving like / illustrative design style called? (as seen on the US dollar sign)

Where can I find books / references / inspirations to learn the principles behind these graphic patterns? It's often seen in luxury or heritage style products, as well as the us dollar sign. What is ...
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Finding a suggestion or real name for the new illustration style

It is common knowledge that Flat Design is getting outdated, the new illustrators are opening doors to several options that have been underestimated in recent years. While Flat Design appeared as a ...
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What kind of illustration and how I can achieve this “effect”?

I've seen this kind of illustrations around the web, mostly on dribble, and I love them but the problem here is that I don't know how to achieve this effect, I tried with photoshop and illustrator but ...
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How do you call tall, thick fonts, similar to Bebas?

I'd like to find similar fonts to Bebas (below): What do you call these types of fonts? Thick, tall, and usually all in uppercase?
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What's the name for the “artistic movement” /technique of these graphics?

Can anybody help me understand if the graphics I linked have elements that make them belonging to the same artistic movement/style,and if positive which is this art name.Even if their styles look ...
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What is this style of 'punk art' called?

I was looking for a new style of art that I wanted to try learning, I really like this high contrast and 'cartoonish' approach to this style. Does anyone know the exact art-style this is considered (...
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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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Is there a name for this line-based halftone style?

I'm wondering what you would call the style/technique of the picture above? It looks similar to linocut, and is halftone but neither of those terms are specific enough. I'd love some advice on how to ...
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What's the name of this staggered portfolio style?

I've been trying to figure out the name of this portfolio style. Is it as simple as Staggered? I'm attempting to do something similar, but I have no idea what the style is called. I've searched for ...
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Name for blocky, imprecise illustration style (like Saul Bass, Paul Rand)

Simple question. What's a name for that style of illustration that uses characterful slightly childish blocks of bold colour with imprecise edges, as if the illustration had been put together from ...
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Cartoon style name

fellow designers) I need to do mood board for the project with specific cartoon art style like on this img: but I can't figure out, what to type in the search. Is it some old cartoons from specific ...
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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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The name of this old burlesque-like, wanted-poster, carnival style of graphic design?

I am wondering if there is a name attributed to this type of old poster / burlesque / carnival style (lots of ink lines). Here is an example: http://ink-n-iron.com/ Their header has a lot of close ...
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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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Is there a name for abstract pattern with lots of parallel lines and subtle curves?

Sort of like a spirograph? Like that old Mistify screensaver for windows. I feel like it shows up a lot as an abstract shape in the background of things. Trying to think of the best way to make one ...
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How to identify fantasy fonts

I can clearly identify wacky fonts like this one: to be of the "fantasy" type, but some fonts look almost like regular serif or sans serif fonts only with some strange things going on. As an example ...
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What is the name of the design technique based on dots?

I am searching for more information and resources about a technique I really like: unfortunately, I don't know its name. It is based on a layout in which everything is drawn with dots of several size,...
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What is the origin and the name of this style of the glyph “0”?

Unlike your usual methods of distinction like a dot or a slash in the center, or a narrower shape, this style uses horizontal stress. Good examples of it are the Academica, Turquoise fonts. I'm ...
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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. Sources ...
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Text wrapping fill-last-line-first

I have a peculiar design for a web page that I have to implement from an already made design, and some of the text wrappings are filled bottom-up (in my case it's for bottom-left aligned thin text ...
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What is the characters style in these Japanese games called? [closed]

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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What is the GUI style called that is commonly used in sci-fi media?

What do you call the style, trend or design commonly used by bodies mentioned in the title? I always see these designs in sci-fi movies and dashboards used by FBI or CIA. Do you know any toolkit using ...
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Do we have name for these kind of “flat graphics” images?

What is the name for these type of images? I love these kind of graphics and it's so flat which totally matches my current product development. Do we have a name for it? A name will make it easier to ...
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What do you call these infographic icons?

What do you call these simple, basic types of graphic elements that are used in infographic commercials, and the like? They are vector based, look like pixel art, but have smooth edges, and are icon-...
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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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Is there a term for vertically low typefaces?

I am looking for a choice of fonts where (in capitals) the horizontal lines are relatively low. For example in this Martini logo: The horizontal in the A and R are way below the middle of the shape. ...
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What's This Design called and how to pull that off?

I was Browsing through Behance and saw this amazing work by Pawel Nolbert Can someone tell me what's that Color Paint design called and how to make it? i am quit sure that it's postally 3d Render or ...
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Google Cardboard Design Lab - design style

What method was used to generate this look? I am particularly referring to the "tessellation" (?) that got them the triangled / polygon look and feel to the scenes. Credit goes to UsTwo and the demos ...
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What is the name for wireframe-like projection images of technical objects?

What do you call wireframe-like projection images of technical objects? Like the rocket images below: This is not an actual wireframe because empty spaces are not filled with a grid; only notable ...

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