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What sort of program is Google using to make these drawings?

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, ...
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What is this design pattern called? "Continuation wave."

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 ...
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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, a grid of varying dots, called?

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 ...
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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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How to create a 3D layer explosion/expansion in Photoshop?

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 ...
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What is this design pattern called? "Continuation wave."

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 ...
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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

Albrecht Dürer's drawing is technically a wood carving - a common method to make printing plates to print drawings onto paper. The method has been used in Asia at least 1000 years, but in Europe it ...
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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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What shading technique/effect was used in this calligraphy?

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 ...
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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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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 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 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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Name for noir-esque art style in the Burial at Sea promotional art?

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 "...
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What's the name of this flat illustration style?

'Flat vector illustration' is a very nice blanket term and should be a good start for your search query to find more of these. You might consider adding 'material design', Google's version of 'flat ...
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What shading technique/effect was used in this calligraphy?

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 ...
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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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What is this style, a grid of varying dots, called?

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 ...
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What's the name of the image that looks like several curly brackets together?

Bracket Frame. Because thanks to @Bakabaka, I am sure that Google agrees :)
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What's the centered fluffy art piece called in an article?

These kinds of ornaments can also sometimes be called fleurons. A set of them is included in the Wingdings typeface with different transformations to allow for easy symmetrical decorations. ☙ ❧ ...
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Is there a name for logos with four letters in the quadrants of an X?

There's not really a formal name but you can find it as Crossed X logo. Or just Crossed logo but that will yield more diverse results, namely including those with religious crosses as well. The ...
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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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