An impressive cake designed with the help of algorithms

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What happens when a talented designer, architect, and 3D artist combines her passion for baking cakes with her professional skills? The answer is in pictures in this post, with one of the latest creations by Dinara Kasko, a designer gone pastry artist.

Thanks to the power of the Internet, this Ukrainian housewife mashed up her passion with her professional background and now gives cake-creation workshops all around the world. See the video at the end of this post to see more about the making-off of this cake.

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10 Award Winning Industrial Designs

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Every year, A’ Design Award reward excellency in design from all over the world. In the 2017 edition, many great designers submitted their work in almost every possible field of design you could imagine. However, it did catch my eye that the entries in the industrial design category seemed to be really outstanding. In this post we share some of the great work we saw, and you can enter the competition for a chance to be featured in 2018.

1. Qoobi One

Wireless Tube Pre Amp by Matvey Evstigneev.

2. Bebe

Images of Bebe by Ajay Choudhary.

3. Less Door Handle

Less Door Handle by Azam Eskandari.

4. Polycom RealPresence Trio

Polycom RealPresence Trio Smart Conference Phone by Pip Tompkin Design.

5. Nest Speakers

Nest Speaker Nesting Speaker by Donita Viktoria Salazar.

6. 3D Printable Prosthetic

Illume 3D Printable Prosthetic by Cliff Shin.

7. BenjiLock

BENJILOCK Fingerprint Padlock by BenjiLock Llc.

8. Shell Homage Hangers

Shell Homage Hangers by Rania Elkalla.

9. Formon Core

Formon Core Desktop 3D Printer by Rron Cena.

10. Ergonomic Salon Hair Dryer

Salon Hair Dryer by Mojtaba Hosseini.

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A collection of fake programming covers

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As web designers and developers, we have all been guilty of taking shortcuts when it comes to building websites or apps. For that reason, we usually try to hide a little when looking at these fake programming covers that make fun of our own shortcomings. These are part of a “fake programming books” meme that consists of taking the famous O’Reilly cover style, with a main color, the title in a box of that color, and a line-based black and white drawing of an animal.

I already knew of the “Copying and Pasting from Stack Overflow” cover, which you can find at the end of this post, but googling it opened a whole new world of giggles for me.

Google The Error Message

This is how 99.9% support people work after asking you if your computer is plugged in.

Writing Code that nobody else can read

Why comment when you can just write regular spaghetti code like everyone else?

Changing stuff and seeing what happens

Welcome to a world of learning by doing.

blamin the user

The easy way to get away from responsibility, blaming the user.

Pointless meetings

This one is not only for developers or designers, but for anyone who has an office job.

z-index: 100000000000

Next step is “Z-Index: 100000000000 !important”, we’ve all done this!

Copying and Pasting from Stack Overflow

This is how more than half of the Internet works, copying and pasting code from Stack Overflow.

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Design deals for the week

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Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals.

10+ Best-Selling Premium Fonts

Make room in your typeface toolbox! It’s time to grab this sweet deal full of more than 10 premium best-selling font families. From Charlie to Sweetie to Sharpeye Type, you’ll get a wonderful variety of fun, curvy fonts that will work perfectly with your latest designs. Use them on everything from T-shirts to logos.

$14 instead of $114 – Get it now!

80 Beautiful, Liquid Style Brushes

Want to add a bit of motion to your designs? Consider a Fast Style approach using this collection of 80 Liquid Style Brushes. These brushes feature a modern-yet-retro digital style that creates round-ended lines giving off an almost dripping appearance. Use the handy reference guide to quickly choose the right brush to whip up a clean illustration or icon.

$9 instead of $15 – Get it now!

Over 1,300 SVG Cut Files & Razberry Font

Looking to add some unique graphics or sayings to your latest design project? Then check out this huge giveaway from lovesvg.com! You’ll get over 1,300 scalable vector graphics full of everything from adorable owls to caffeine-fueled phrases. A bonus Razberry font full of 18 more SVGs is the perfect cherry on top of this super designer sundae.

$15 instead of $3000 – Get it now!

120+ Unique, Premium Typefaces – 31 Font Families

It’s time to fall into a fantastic font sale! This Autumn Font Sale is overloaded with more than 120 gorgeous typefaces, culled from 31 different font families. You’ll be privy to a wide variety of styles ranging from vintage to cartoony, not to mention a slew of extras like alternates. No matter your latest project, you’re bound to find the perfect font in this collection.

$9 instead of $1550 – Get it now!

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The Benefits of Open-Source software for Web Design

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People often stay away from open source software because of the perceived risk that comes with code anyone can inspect. It’s a logical argument, but it’s not necessarily a good reason to not use open source. Open source coders are always looking for security flaws and finding ways to fix them so they can make a name for themselves in the world of coding. And coders flock to open source software because they can build upon an existing framework without having to deal with roadblocks thrown up by a major name developer. In fact, many major websites are built on open source software primarily due to the fact that there’s no need to get around trademarked code.

Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla are all major software platforms used by millions and are all created from open source code. In fact, WordPress is the most downloaded content management system on the market. WordPress became popular because it’s easy to use, has countless free plug-ins, and thousands of templates both free and paid. Joomla and Drupal are also content management systems and have features that are similar to WordPress.

All of these open source software systems are popular for various reasons; the least of which is that they’re free or almost free. They come with developer support to help users get past issues, are easy to use, and users can make the platforms fit their needs with little effort. Read on to the infographic below to learn more about these popular platforms and how they’re here to stay.

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What’s Trendy in 2017. Top 15 Flagship Themes

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What’s Trendy in 2017. Top 15 Flagship Themes

No matter if you are going to update the already launched web resource or bring a new project to the web, you are likely to be looking for trendy and stylish solutions that will help your resource shine. In the showcase that we share below, you can find the 15 most popular and trending flagship themes from TemplateMonster compatible with the latest versions of the world-known platforms. So, if you run a website on WordPress, Joomla, HTML5, Magento, OpenCart or PrestaShop, you are likely to find a design that matches your preferences.

The inventory of ready-made themes from TemplateMonster counts more than 26,000 for various purposes. More and more often you can notice multipurpose templates being added to the marketplace. The demand on such themes grows at a fast rate. Fit-it-all designs come loaded with every piece of functionality suited to enhance the visual appeal of a site and make it more powerful from the inside.

The themes that we will discuss here include various features and are suited for different purposes. However, all of them have special peculiarities in common. All of them are developed as per the latest web tendencies. All of them are well-documented and feature free 24/7support. You can personalize their layouts on your own or ask experts from TM Service Center for help.

Intense Multipurpose Website Template

Intense is a powerful and feature-rich HTML5 theme intended to be used for a number of business projects. This is a fully responsive website template that includes a collection of 450+ HTML pages, multiple header and footer layout variations, pre-designed templates for blog/portfolio pages, reusable elements, various sidebar widgets, and a whole lot of other options. The theme includes a rich collection of child skins that are intended to be used for the web resources of different niches. The theme is eCommerce-ready, letting you get started with a full-fledged web store on its basis.

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Starbis – Multipurpose Website Template For Business

Starbis is a multipurpose HTML5 template suited to be used for both personal and business projects. It includes a growing collection of child skins, which are available to the theme owners at no cost. The theme is powered by the fully responsive Bootstrap framework, which is intended to adjust all components of the layout to all screen sizes. The theme includes collections of header and footer styles, which will help you bring the desired structure to the page layout in the shortest period of time. Starbis is an eCommerce-ready template, which comes loaded with every single element needed to build a web project by means of which you can start selling for profit.

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Monstroid2 – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Monstroid Squared is a multifunctional and feature-rich WordPress template featuring a clean and minimalist design. The theme includes free lifetime updates and an ever-growing collection of child templates suited to be used for a number of business niches. The theme includes eCommerce integration, letting you launch a full-fledged web store on its basis. Collections of ready-made pages and pre-designed layouts are included to streamline the process of the theme customization. The theme runs on Cherry Framework 5 and includes a number of custom Cherry extensions. Premium-quality plugins are included for free use. Thanks to the integration of Jetimpex Dashboard, you can rest assured that the most valuable pieces of data and settings will be always backed up and protected from malware.

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Woostroid – Multipurpose WooCommerce Theme

Woostroid WooCommerce template includes every single feature needed to build a full-fledged web story. It supports both WooCommerce and Ecwid plugins. Owing to the regular and free lifetime updates, you will always have the most innovative options for running a profitable online business. Woostroid includes a growing collection of demo themes, which are intended to be used for tools, jewelry, lingerie, and other topics. The number of the niche skins is set to grow with the release of every consecutive update. With the purpose to make it much quicker and effortless to personalize the pages of the theme, webmasters are provided with free access to the Power drag-and-drop page builder and a number of content modules. WordPress Live Customizer is included to reveal the results of the theme modification in real-time.

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Creado – Art Gallery Responsive WordPress Theme

Creado WordPress theme will appeal to those users who are looking for a creative and functional starting point for art gallery websites. It is powered by the Grid CSS technology, which lets you organize different types of content in a non-standard style. WordPress Live customizer is added to reveal the results of the theme modification in real-time. 7 header styles, multiple custom widgets and content modules are included for free. The theme runs on Cherry Framework 5. A fully responsive Bootstrap-based framework makes every piece of content shared on the web page fully adaptive to the screens of all handheld devices.

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Jumerix – Multipurpose Joomla Template

Jumerix is a multipurpose Joomla theme that can be used to match a number of business purposes. With it help, you can get a blog, business studio or online portfolio live in the shortest period of time imaginable. All elements of the theme’s design are fully responsive and 100% editable. A rich UI kit is included to let you save time on creating custom designs for different design elements of your site. The theme includes a collection of multiple homepage layouts and ready-made pages for you to choose from. Swiper slider and video integration are added to bring an eye-catching presentation to different pieces of content on your site.

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Eveprest – Multipurpose PrestaShop Theme

Eveprest PrestaShop web theme is a superb way to attract more attention to your business or personal project. This is a multipurpose ready-made design that will be suited for selling fashion, beauty, jewelry, electronics, furniture, and other items on the web. The template includes a collection of 10 niche skins for various purposes. Web site content will be really easy to read due to lots of negative space and clear structure. Personalizing the pages will be a child’s play owing to TM Mega Layout builder. This is the best solution that supplies quick and smooth web development. 10+ premium modules are added for free use. The theme is fully responsive, thus it will not be difficult for you to attract site visitors throughout the world. If you have any inquiries on the subject of template usage you can have a look at the rich documentation, also you receive 24/7 priority support helping to get rid of any issue.

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imPresta – Multipurpose PrestaShop Theme

imPresta is a multipurpose PrestaShop theme that comes enhanced with a unique set of features suited for multiple purposes. Thanks to the integration of TM Mega Layout Builder and Mosaic Product module, you can tweak the pages of the site without touching a line of code. The theme includes a collection of exclusive premium modules, which you can use at no cost. 6 niche-specific skins are ready to be used for food, accessories, tools, cosmetics, toys, and bikes shops. There are also three pre-built product layouts for you to choose from. Advanced navigation and product sorting options are included alongside with a number of stunning product presentation options.

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Magetique – The Most Comprehensive Multipurpose Magento 2 Theme

Magetique is a versatile eCommerce theme powered by Magento 2. This is a feature-rich solution that is enhanced with every single piece of functionality and extensions needed to get started with a conversion-oriented web store. The theme includes a collection of more than 20 premium extensions for free. 5 ready-made layouts are suited to be used for fashion, cars, electronics, and other purposes. All elements of the template are fully editable and can be tweaked by means of ready-made layout options and advanced customization tools just the way you want.

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Jedi – Multifunctional Joomla Template

Jedi Joomla theme allows making a highly effective introduction to your business on the Internet and encourages people to explore more of your content. It is intended to become a rock-solid starting point of small to large-sized business web projects. Introducing extra style to the page’s visual appeal, this specific web template maintains equilibrium with well-positioned blocks that allow focusing on the content. This is a fully editable template containing 40 pre-designed pages and multiple header & footer variations. Thanks to its totally responsive layout, your web page will successfully adjust to the size of any display used to view it on. Neat, valid coding and comprehensive documentation will aid you in transforming this Joomla web design just how you need.

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Brave Theme – Multipurpose HTML Website Template

Brave multipurpose HTML5 theme is a fit-it-all solution that is intended to be applied to a number of business and personal web projects. The number of pre-designed pages and UI blocks simply impresses. Downloading the template you will be able to access all visual and functional elements needed to make your web resource an attention-grabber. Brave is integrated with Novi page builder. This is a revolutionary visual page builder that allows you to craft versatile web pages as you simply drag and drop multiple elements. The theme also includes multiple widgets suited to share different types of content on the pages of your site. Intended to be used by beginner and pro web developers equally well, the theme makes it possible to launch a powerful web resource without investing a fortune in premium features.

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Bellaina – Real Estate Responsive WordPress Theme

Bellaina is a full-fledged WordPress template intended to be used for property selling websites. It includes GPL license, which gives you the freedom of its modification in any way imaginable, as well as installation on as many web resources as you wish. The theme runs on Cherry Framework 5 and includes a number of a number of advanced Cherry options. It is also loaded with premium extensions, which you can use at no cost. For example, Cherry Real Estate plugin will bring advanced property search filters to your site. There is also an option to reveal search results on the integrate Google map and send property submissions to agents.

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Kustrix – Fashion Blog Magazine WordPress Theme

Kustrix theme is best suited to be used for fashion and beauty blogs. This is a functional WordPress template featuring GPL license. A clean and spacious layout of the template is intended to provide the web audience with the unparalleled UX. The theme is well suited to present content-heavy projects on the web. An easy and intuitive interface will be handled by the users of all skill levels perfectly well. Site visitors will definitely appreciate the pleasant user experience provided by easy-to-use navigation and smart arrangement of the layout. Responsive layout usually means that your web project will rapidly adapt to any device and any display dimensions. Richly documented and featuring cost-free round-the-clock assistance, this website template will help you get moving with your Internet project in no time.

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Ascendio – Corporate & Business WordPress Theme

Ascendio is a ready-made WordPress theme that will help you build a powerful and full-fledged corporate web page. It is loaded with the revolutionary Elementor page builder, which allows you to tweak the theme’s layout without touching a line of code. The theme can be used for both corporate purposes and eCommerce web projects. A number of header and footer variations are included to bring a fresh and stylish look to your site. A number of custom extensions are included at no cost, letting you save extra cash on the promotion of your business. Thanks to the integration of WordPress Live Customizer, bringing changes to the theme’s layout won’t take you too much time.

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Skyline – Business, Dentistry, Architecture & Travel Moto CMS 3 Template

Skyline is a multipurpose Moto CMS 3 template that can be adjusted to any purpose of yours. It includes a collection of 5 homepage layouts for different niches, 3 child themes, and 2 variants of the main theme. The theme is built with an intuitive drag-and-drop page editor, which frees you from the necessity to tweak the source code whenever you want to bring changes to the layout. The theme includes regular updates, which will provide its owners with new fonts, more pages, and additional possibilities of White Label.

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iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus Prices in Malaysia – It’s Official

Malaysian iPhone fans rejoice, Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, is finally coming to our shores.

With an official launch date of 20th October, the local telcos have begun their pre-order campaigns for Apple’s new phones, giving those who want one a chance to get the new iPhones for a discounted price.

For this article, we’ll be looking at all four major telcos: Maxis, Digi, Celcom and U Mobile. Hopefully, this handy guide will allow you to decide which plan best suits your budget.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Singapore – Pre-order Dates, Prices and All Info So Far

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Singapore – Pre-order Dates, Prices and All Info So Far

Are you excited about the new iPhones that Apple has announced? Well, if you’re living in Singapore, you’re…Read more

Apple Malaysia

Before we get into the telco prices, let’s talk about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Pluses’ recommended retail price.

While Apple themselves have yet to officially announce the local pricing of the phone, and indeed, have yet to open pre-orders on their own site, Apple resellers such as Machines and Switch has since revealed the official pricing of the phones.

They are as follows:

ModelCapacityPricing
iPhone 864GBRM3,649
iPhone 8256GBRM4,399
iPhone 8 Plus64GBRM4,149
iPhone 8 Plus256GBRM4,899

Now that you know what the iPhone would retail for on its own, let’s move on to the telco offerings.

Maxis

We begin the telco comparisons with Maxis, the green telco of Malaysia. Here’s how much you can expect to pay for the iPhones if you opt for the MaxisONE Plan:

iPhone 8
 MaxisONE Plan 128MaxisONE Plan 158MaxisONE Plan 188
Monthly BillRM128RM158RM188
CallsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Data30GB40GB50GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM2,330RM2,150RM1,970
iPhone 8 256GBRM2,990RM2,810RM2,630
iPhone 8 Plus
 MaxisONE Plan 128MaxisONE Plan 158MaxisONE Plan 188
Monthly BillRM128RM158RM188
CallsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Data30GB40GB50GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM2,765RM2,585RM2,405
iPhone 8 256GBRM3,425RM3,245RM3,065

Digi

Next up, we have Malaysia’s yellow-colored telco, Digi. Much like Maxis, the iPhone offers are tied to three different postpaid offerings. The prices are as such:

iPhone 8
 Digi Postpaid 78Digi Postpaid 108Digi Postpaid 138
Monthly BillRM78RM108RM138
CallsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Data12GB18GB24GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM2,570RM2,370RM2,170
iPhone 8 256GBRM3,230RM3,030RM2,830
iPhone 8 Plus
 Digi Postpaid 78Digi Postpaid 108Digi Postpaid 138
Monthly BillRM78RM108RM138
CallsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Data12GB18GB24GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM3,005RM2,805RM2,605
iPhone 8 256GBRM3,665RM3,465RM3,265

Digi’s pre-order period will end on 15th October.

Celcom

Moving on, we have Celcom. Unlike Digi and Maxis, Celcom has made the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus available across four different postpaid tiers.

Here are their prices:

iPhone 8
 Celcom FIRST Gold PlusCelcom FIRST Gold SupremeCelcom FIRST PlatinumCelcom FIRST Platinum Plus
Monthly BillRM98RM128RM148RM188
CallsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Data40GB40GB60GB100GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM2,398RM2,178RM2,038RM1,748
iPhone 8 256GBRM3,058RM2,838RM2,698RM2,408
iPhone 8 Plus
 Celcom FIRST Gold PlusCelcom FIRST Gold SupremeCelcom FIRST PlatinumCelcom FIRST Platinum Plus
Monthly BillRM98RM128RM148RM188
CallsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Data40GB40GB60GB100GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM2,828RM2,618RM2,468RM2,188
iPhone 8 256GBRM3,488RM3,278RM3,128RM2,848

Celcom’s pre-order period will end on 17th October.

U Mobile

Rounding up this article, we come to U Mobile. When it comes to U Mobile, the telco has decided to offer the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with only two of their postpaid plans.

The prices are as follows:

iPhone 8
 Postpaid i90Postpaid i130
Monthly BillRM90RM130
CallsUnlimitedUnlimited
Data7GB10GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM2,500RM2,140
iPhone 8 256GBRM3,160RM2,800
iPhone 8 Plus
 Postpaid i90Postpaid i130
Monthly BillRM90RM130
CallsUnlimitedUnlimited
Data7GB10GB
iPhone 8 64GBRM2,935RM2,575
iPhone 8 256GBRM3,595RM3,235

Pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are open for all telcos. As for the pre-order details for the iPhone X, details for that particular iPhone model will be made available at a later date.

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Instaglasses: a concept project for Instagram glasses

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Designers Angel Petkov and Blagovest Dimitrov, both from Bulgaria, recently released a cool project of Instaglasses. It is a concept project, so the glasses are not going to be produced, at least not in a near future, but the two designers invested a lot of time and effort to make it as realistic as possible.

They went far in the features explanations and took care of every small detail to make it look as realistic as possible. You can see a preview in the following images, and look at the video and more features on the project’s Behance page.

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Design deals for the week

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Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals.

1100+ Premium Linear Vector Elements

No matter what project you’re working on, vector elements are sure to help! This fabulous bundle features over 1,100 premium linear vector elements, culled from over 100 different collections. Categories range from business to marketing to Web development, so you’re sure to find the perfect element for your current design.

$12 instead of $880 – Get it now!

The Kitaleigh Font Bundle

The Kitaleigh Font Bundle is here! 44 fabulous fonts from 38 font families.

$21 instead of $440 – Get it now!

Julia Dreams Bundle of 7500+ Professional Graphics

Have we got an exclusive Mighty Deal for you! Act fast and you can take home the Julia Dreams Bundle at more than 99% off the regular price. That’s more than 7,500 different graphic elements including illustrations, watercolors, textures, fonts, patterns and more. From food to holidays, this bundle has you covered for whatever project you’re currently undertaking.

$12 instead of $2685 – Get it now!

300+ Beautiful, Hi-Res Textures and Backgrounds

With a name like Cabinet of Curiosities, you just know there’s going to be something sweet in that bundle! And you’d be right. Culled together from 28 individual collections, you’ll get 336 gorgeous graphics full of rose gold, naturally textured and mixed with fabulous digital graphics inspired by the natural world. Suitable for print projects, this is one time you do want your curiosity to get the best of you.

$24 instead of $308 – Get it now!

Laura Worthington’s Industrial Typeface Voltage

Reach back to the Industrial Age, full of big, bold words and cars! The Voltage Font Family by Laura Worthington offers up a practical typeface that’s both assertive yet down to earth. Loaded with hundreds of OpenType Features from swashes to ligatures, this is one charged-up font family that you won’t want to miss out on.

$9 instead of $35 – Get it now!

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