100 Excellent FREE Urban, Grunge and creative fonts

Please note that most of these fonts require purchasing before commercial use :

please visit http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/100-great-abstract-and-grunge-fonts/ for the full list

Cinema 4D tutorials for beginners

We thought we’d share with you these awesome YouTube Cinema 4D Tutorials. These belong to the very talented Conor at Chrome Designs and they cover all aspects from the basics of entering text, applying textures, adding light sources and through to more advanced animations and transitions. These tutorials guide you methodically, step by step from beginner to advanced and come highly recommended.

See some of our faves below and be sure to check out his channel on YouTube.

The Design Inspiration – Daily Logo Designs, Illustration Art, Website Showcase, Photos and Patterns

The Design Inspiration – Daily Logo Designs, Illustration Art, Website Showcase, Photos and Patterns.

I highly recommend this site as it has a good mix of inspiring designs from the most commonly searched genres and it is also very easy to navigate.

The Little Big Peace Event

Just a quick post to say that I am supporting the little big peace event which is being held in Streatham, South London this week – why not show your support by visiting their website and if you can make it to Streatham there’ll be a whole host of fun activities, workshops, events and live music from across the globe!

  • Learn practical skills to achieve peace in your own life
  • Discover how people & communities around the world are working for peace
  • Meet and connect with new people in your community
  • Relax, de-stress, enjoy!

Peace day is on 21st September and provides an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date internationaldayofpeace.org

Come join us and #ShareTheLove

More Cinema 4D on a MacBook Air 2012

My second attempt, this time using the handy GreyScaleGorilla City plugin as well as various light sources and textures.

I opened the render in Photoshop and adjusted the colour using control layers, masked it out using alpha channels to bring out the shadows and added a colour blend vignette to the text face and fillets.

Surprisingly, the MacBook Air 2012 i5 appeared to handle Cinema 4D rendering better than my 2009 MacPro – I imagine this is mostly down to the SSD with 6Gbps bus, 8GB of RAM and the integrated memory controller on the i5 Processor.

Learning Cinema 4D – thank you internet!

Thought I’d upload my experiment with Cinema 4D using textures and light sources – I plan on applying a transition effect between the words ‘EXISTCREATIVE’ and ‘FREELANCE DESIGN’ using either an explosion/partical effect or transformation and uploading it to YouTube (after I’ve set up a channel for myself).

It’s all pretty basic stuff but I am still familiarising myself with the interface and learning as I go. I plan on taking a course on it when I have the funds to do so.

Some Design Inspiration

97 Awesome Sites For Design Inspiration.

I stumbled across this brilliant and useful post whilst searching for inspiration for my first self promotion campaign. Some amazing designs and a great source of inspiration for those stuck in a creative rut.

Here’s some amazing examples from some seriously talented individuals/teams :

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http://www.thefancy.com/things/250592179/Bookcase-by-Saporiti

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http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2012/4/20/westbrook.html

http://friendsoftype.com/2012/07/friday-night-saturday-morning/