SignSphere: Creative launch roundup

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SignSphere is a monthly round up of interesting articles in the blogosphere about inspiration, design, typography, graphic-design and more. If you have anything you want to share please use the contact form to send in information. This month features the many startups of inspirational websites for the creative community. This is SignSphere, enjoy reading.

Launch of Gekko

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Gekko gives you personalised hotel recommendations you can trust based on your unique profile and the preferences of like-minded people in the community. Gekko is not a design inspiration resource, but looks great.

  • Launched by a close friend of mine, please support and visit Gekko.

Launch of Flash Tuts

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It’s all about quality tutorials for Adobe Flash. Whether you want to learn how to create awesome Flash animations and interfaces, bone up on your Actionscript to create games and apps, or just get started developing with Flash, we’ve got you covered!

  • Visit Flash Tuts for your favourite Flash tutorials.

Launch of Logofi

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Logofi, a inspiration gallery that acts like a leaderboard of the best logos. The best get on the website and the best of the best get logofi’s or voted up!

  • Visit this website about logos Logofi.

Launch of Blogfullbliss

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Blogfullbliss is designed and maintained by Adrian Balkwill. Blogfullbliss serves as his public blog where I post my random crazy thoughts, ideas, tutorials and more.

Launch of Line25

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Line25 is the drawing board of creative web design, a place where ideas and inspirations are drafted out and presented to web creatives through articles, tutorials and roundups of cutting edge website design. Line25 is created and maintained by Chris Spooner.

Launch of Design Newz

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Design-Newz is a site that features articles, resources and tutorials written by designers and developers just like you! The folks at Spyre Studios built and currently manage this site Design Newz!

  • Visit Design Newz today for your fresh daily hand picked design news items.

Layer Tennis

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Coudal Partners presents Layer Tennis, a design competition played live on internet.

Two competitors will swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post it to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens. A match lasts for ten volleys and when it’s complete, Season Ticket Holders tell us what they think and we’ll declare a winner, so sign up today.

Sign up for Layertennis and follow the design matches on live.

Typeface Anatomy

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FontShop released a great resource guide into typeface anatomy. Find out all the terms used for a typeface, recommended readings.

WellMedicated

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WellMedicated originally started out as a place by Andrew Lindstrom to vent, rant and moan ad nauseum on the topic of web design, a place to share inspirational findings with other creative individuals.

Robothon09 Conference

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Organized by Erik van Blokland and Paul van der Laan Robothon is a type conference in The Netherlands,

Relaunch of Eightyone Design

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After months of developing the crew at Eightyone Design released the redesign for their own website, based on fast loading, design, usability and more. Congrats guys great job!

Thinking for a Living

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Duane King (BBDK, Inc.) offers you a collection of recommended readings and online links that he has gathered over the years from various reliable sources. Thinking for a Living™ was created for those who believe that while design is a profession, it’s above all a passion.

White Space: How to Get it ‘Right’

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A great article by Mark Boulton taken from his PDF book Five Simple Steps: A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web. This article learns you how to add white space in order to get an effective design.

Space is important in layout. Space can be created by content – such as text, images, lists, logos etc. – or it can be created by the space in—between content, called negative space, or whitespace.

Cut&Paste Amsterdam

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On the 2nd of April Amsterdam will host the Cut&Past event, an inspiring gathering of design professionals who will compete in a contest about design and creativity. The show is accompanied by a DJ and all will take place at the wonderful Paradiso. The show will also be on livestream, check the website for more information.

Cut&Paste’s mission is to provide channels of visibility and inspiration for designers, both aspiring and established, to reach their existing audience as well as potential fans.

Visit Cut&Paste for the Amsterdam details and check CreativeAmsterdam, via Dutch design blog Fontanel.

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Finally I turned myself into the Twitter Sphere!

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