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What is the following style of typography called?

Regardless of how it is achieved, it is called a "drop cap" or "dropped capital." Your example without any other context suggests it is a sloppy hack to emulate the effect without having proper ...
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What is this style or technique called I can't find any info about it?

I can't tell you if this technique has a name as such. You are certainly on the right track with Posterize and Threshold, but I believe the main "effect" used here is the color mode Indexed ...
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What do you call the technique of integrating type into an image / background with perspective?

I would refer to this as "motion tracking text" or "3D tracking text" - a search for these terms returns many, MANY tutorials etc.
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Does this particular style of image mashups have a specific name?

I'd call it scrapbook, collage or paper and paste style - emulating the traditional school book art.
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What genre of pixel art were MS-DOS and NES games? How to draw them?

Short answer: This specific example is (low-resolution) EGA pixel art (with the default CGA palette), and that's what I would call the style if I saw it. NES pixel art is identified either as '8-bit ...
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Cartoon style name

This style is derivative, albeit much tamer, of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth illustrations. His work is a quintessential example of 1950s and 60s hot rod culture, in particular, Southern California Kustom ...
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What is this graphic art style called?

There's no name for the style you're referring to that I'm aware of. Its just using Gestalt Principle of Closure which can be read about in all sorts of places such as Creative Bloq: Gestalt Theory. ...
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Replicating a backlit effect in Photoshop?

Sorry, but you won't be able to easily replicate the look of that image in Photoshop. It's actually a lighting technique, not a Photoshop technique. This is called backlighting the subject, or ...
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Cartoon style name

I once met with the Steamboat Willie style, which refers to the great animation by Walt Disney. It looks like it was the best reference to things like Cuphead. I think the best way to find something ...
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What is this style or technique called I can't find any info about it?

Looks like the Noise Dither pattern you get when converting to Indexed Colour Mode, with a low number of colours. For example zoomed detail
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What is this style of 'punk art' called?

I would say it's a punk comic / DIY zine art style, although I'm not aware of it having a defined name. Scumball is a brand built around comics and art zines with themes of slime and lowbrow art/...
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What's the name of this drawing style

Search it as "Flat illustration" or "Flat Landscapes" and here a few tutorials: /adobe illustrator/ https://designmodo.com/flat-cityscape-illustrator/ https://youtu.be/h0iXsiw6zJI https://youtu....
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Need to identify the technique used to create smoke swirls in the image

These aren't smoke, they're ink. I'm not 100% sure of the first one, it almost looks like crumpled fabric or a piece of a plant, but the second one definitely is a drop of ink in water. ... Yeah I'm ...
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What is the name of this type of photos

If you search for movie posters with several characters you'll find it's usually called a Montage or Character Montage. There's even a super hero meme montage generator so apparently it's also a meme ...
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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

You might also be interested in scratch-board or scraper-board techniques that approximate some of these effects. Although the process is different, the line quality is/can be very similar.
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What style is this vintage illustration?

It's pretty close to syles used for Etching & Wood cut. Here's some examples I got from googling the following... "Etched illustration style" (source: victorianweb.org) "Wood cut ...
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Google Cardboard Design Lab - design style

Polygonal modeling is probably the term you're looking for, though it makes use of tessellation. It is very commonly used in 3D rendering to break down complex objects with curves (what 3D people call ...
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What is the official name/type of pattern?

Abstract Cubism Karel mentions Geometric abstraction, which is close, but that tends to be flatter and simpler of composition, and have a more repetitive pattern. This image is much more chaotic of ...
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What do you call this low-detail illustration style?

This is called Thresholding or Stenciling. At its most basic, you are radically compressing a wide range of color values to a smaller number. It is a form of Image Segmentation. "Done with stencil ...
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Is there a name for a style with 'gapped' lineart?

I wouldn't say it has a specific name. I think it's merely a very specific way to create line vocabulary without width variations. Line vocabulary is something illustrators often use to give a bit ...
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What is this kind of style?

I don't think there is a specific name, but I guess you could call it a grunge paint texture. I think it's meant to look a bit like an impressionistic/grungy watercolour illustration. In my opinion, ...
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What are these design elements often found in vintage newspapers and texts called?

Flourishes, ornaments, fleurons, dingbats, embellishments. Basically any term which describes additional, possibly unnecessary, ornamental, items. There's no real specific typography term. (Except ...
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What is this design called? (Cramming words into an area with some words bigger than others)

That's a "Word Cloud" (sometimes called a word collage, or - especially in Wordpress circles of old - a tag cloud) It's a visual representation of words that gives greater prominence to ...
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