As we settle back into our design jobs after the holidays it’s a great time to think about investing in some new tools to prepare for the creative challenges we might face this year. The artistic design trend looks like it’s going to be even bigger in 2016, so you might want to experiment with these styles yourself. Traditionally painted art and hand-drawn elements take time and skill to produce manually, but the new Digital Designer’s Artistic Toolkit from Design Cuts gives you the opportunity to source 26 best-selling products for creating realistic artistic effects for just $29, that’s 93% off the original value. With these items in your toolkit it has never been easier to create authentic painted effects without even needing to wash a single paintbrush!
My friend and talented typographer Tom Chalky is currently running a mega bundle of all his hand crafted fonts, along with over 200 high quality textures and Photoshop Brushes. 88 fonts for 88% off is the original deal, but I’ve managed to persuade him to provide an additional 40% discount for Spoon Graphics readers, bumping the price cut to 93% off! This allows you to get everything you see for $41 (88 fonts, 200+ textures & extras) or all 88 fonts alone for $35. Alternatively, you’re welcome to grab his small bundle of 7 fonts and 20 textures as a free gift!
Have you ever needed to mock up your design onto a leaflet, a t-shirt, a box… or a sausage? If so, this extensive mockup templates bundle has you covered! It truly lives up to its name with 1000s of templates for presenting your artwork on every kind of object you could ever need (and even some you never thought you needed!). This vast collection includes templates featuring stationery, packaging, products, brochures, books, objects, clothing, posters, frames, street signs and more—everything you need to wow your clients and create stunning presentations of your work in seconds. With a 94% discount dropping the price to just $29, it’s not only the most extensive mockup templates bundle of all time, it’s also the best value collection of mockup resources ever!
This cracking new font bundle from Design Cuts is a star buy for both beginners and design veterans. If you’re just starting out, the ability to acquire a large font library worth $1,721 for just $29 is a massive advantage. It will set you up with 20 top quality font families that include over 200 individual fonts in a range of different styles. If you’re an established designer who might have bought some of the previous font bundles I’ve recommended, this new collection still has loads to offer. Not only is the 98% discount hard to pass up, the bundle actually contains siblings and continuations of popular typefaces you might already own. For instance, the Wanderlust Collection contains 8 supporting fonts to the original Wanderlust font; Corporative Sans is the best-selling sibling of the smash-hit Corporative; and the popular Uniform font has now evolved into Uniform Rounded, giving you the perfect choices when picking complementary font pairs.
If you love the design style from the 1920s, 30s, 40s & 50s you definitely want to check out this new Vintage Designer’s Kit. It’s a bundle of design resources that help you achieve the popular vintage aesthetic in your design work with textures, brushes, fonts and effects packs. Convincing vintage style artwork is hard to create without the right materials, but these products have been sourced, scanned and captured from real antiques so you can inject a piece of history right into your work for truly authentic results. All the items in this library are best selling products on their own, but with this special offer you can grab $600 worth of goods for just $29 thanks to the massive 95% discount. Most importantly, full Extended Licensing is included so you’re safe to use these tools in your client work and prints you intend to sell, giving you loads of opportunities for fun projects and passive income streams.
I’ve been secretly working behind the scenes on a redesign of Spoon Graphics since June, but after 4 months of hard work and a little help from a friend I’m proud to introduce my website’s new look. Previous redesigns and refreshes have been quite conservative evolutions, but I think this new design takes a leap forward into modern web design while retaining the original character of the Spoon Graphics brand from 2007. Let me take you for a little tour and show you what’s new!