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Is all-caps blackletter no longer taboo?

You can't use tattoo art as a reference. Tattoo art often fails to follow any rhyme or reasoning. It's always a one-off and created with the intention of a very narrow audience, not broader viewing. (...
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Is all-caps blackletter no longer taboo?

Received typographic wisdom holds that Blackletter ("Old English", "Gothic") text only looks good in lower case or with initial capitalization — never with capital letters in series If you ask me (...
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What is the actual problem with Calibri?

I agree with some of the other answers here that there really isn't a problem per se and that visually, Calibri can hold its own as a default system font. Here are some of the problems I've had with ...
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What is the actual problem with Calibri?

I think the main factor at work here is the fact that it's default. Just like Arial before it, Calibri is the default typeface in Microsoft Office. Hence, anyone who doesn't care about typeface will ...
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How do I create curved edges in Illustrator using the Pen tool?

There are actually many ways to accomplish rounded shapes.... You can draw circles at ends of rectangles and use Pathfinder or the Shape Builder Tool. You can use Effect > Stylize > Round ...
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What 1990s graphic design trends are still considered modern?

The 90s had quite a few styles over the span of that decade that I think would be identifiable as big graphic design trends. It started with a holdover from the late 80s that I'd perhaps call 'neon': ...
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What is the actual problem with Calibri?

This seems like a trend thing. since calibri is packed with microsoft office since 2007 on, it is getting a bit overused and people are grabbing it to put it in stuff not office-related. Calibri is ...
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What role do yearly published logo "trends" play into the process of creating a logo?

None, beyond possible sources of inspiration or "what to avoid" lists. All those "trend" articles are written by one person expressing their opinion. (Different person for each article). They are no ...
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What were some the main trends/breakthroughs of web design?

Not sure if this is a good fit for SE, as it'd take a lot of work to make an exhaustive list, but I'll give it a go... Breakthroughs in web design (not sure these all fit your definition of 'design ...
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What is the actual problem with Calibri?

A few thoughts. Well, there's nothing wrong with it technically - it's legible, it's designed by an expert and it has a very full character set, so it can handle any challenge like obscure currencies, ...
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What role do yearly published logo "trends" play into the process of creating a logo?

I've been approached a number of times by clients who've trawled through such lists for their initial ideas, and although it can cause some interesting frustrations in expectations and communication ...
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What is a luxury logo?

A luxury logo is a logo that is attached to a luxury brand. In that sense, there's nothing in particular style-wise that makes a logo luxurious. But lots of things could imply it: simplicity high ...
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Where’d this trend in “round highlighters” come from?

I don't think it's a trend, just a matter of practicality/convenience. Firstly, I reckon it's not a vector line with end caps, because the text is quite obviously scanned or photographed, and the ...
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Web design trend - Sketched characters animation

Not everything has a "name". These are merely illustrations, probably vector in nature, using a minimalist tone.
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What 1990s graphic design trends are still considered modern?

Are there any modern works, that you would consider inspired by 90s? Yes, grunge. Hotline Miami for example has a graphic style, that i would say is very 80s, but also modern. The thing is, some ...
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What is this type of style called?

As Alin accurately states in the comments, the title of the image gives away the style name - flat design, in this case used on a website design. For more information, check out our tag for it: flat-...
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Why do some logos look dated? How does design age?

Nobody knows what a bell is or sees bells on a phone. That logo doesn't make any sense today. There's nothing wrong with the drawing of it--that's like something rom an icon font, there's probably an ...
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Modern design - What's that?

I think the use of the word "modern" here is very broad, and usually means - minimalistic, clean, geometrical, efficient basically it means remove all unnecessary decorations and put the content in ...
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How do I create curved edges in Illustrator using the Pen tool?

The small trick with Pen Tool is to use it with Shift. This is related to the question as-is. There are a lot of ways to make the shapes you mentioned. You place the Point in every place where the ...
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Where can I find GIF inspiration about a certain subject (find us page)?

I don't know what kind of GIF your boss wants. But you can always search for trends on popular designer's sites like dribbble. Honestly you have to do the research yourself, Google is your friend. ...
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Where’d this trend in “round highlighters” come from?

Photoshop with coloured rounded rectangle overlayed probably. Can be done in just about every photo editing app. As you can see from the woncky angle it is a picture and not live digital text. Colour ...
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What this art style/trend is called?

I'm not sure if this has a specific name. But if you want to search similar stuff for inspiration or exploration or for references, following can help: About the illustration/icons: If you search ...
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What is this design called?

These are vector graphics/illustrations, and the style is often called "Flat Design". Basically that means vector shapes which are filled with flat colour, i.e. without any gradients or shading. Yes, ...
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Off-kilter design style

I would call it ultra contemporary or minimalist with hierarchal and visual weight. It looks very "Bauhaus". Their design philosophy revolved around things being: minimalist geometrical anti-...
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Logo design: what is this style called?

Bill Gardner, a logo designer and the creator of the website LogoLounge, publishes an annual review of the trends in logo design that he has identified over the course of the past year. In 2008, he ...
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Logo design: what is this style called?

There are 2 terms that describe this artwork: Flat Low Poly A search on Youtube brings similar results to your example. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=flat+low+poly+logo ...
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What 1990s graphic design trends are still considered modern?

[This question is very speculative as there is no definitive answer as such. But here are a few pointers.] When communicating a certain era through design, look to fashion, history, power-influences ...
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How do design trends originate?

1) What creates a design trend? One person? A large company re-branding? Graphic design trends or any design use the same basic process as with fashion trends. There's a life cycle to it and it's ...
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Are dotted pictures a new trend in Web Design?

The reason is to mask the low resolution of the image. Using a low resolution image can improve website loading times and make Google happy. So from an SEO perspective it´s a trend.
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