I have an extra piece of news for you this week to spread the word about an exclusive new font that has been launched by the talented designer Lisa Glanz. Salt and Pepper is a tasty combination of script and sans-serif typefaces that perfectly complement each other. They go together like… Umm… salt & pepper! The script font has a delicate appearance with dainty curls and comes packed with swashes, ligatures and ornaments to fully decorate your typography. It also includes both a subtly textured and smooth version, so you have the choice to go for the full rustic aesthetic with no extra work required. This elegant script pairs nicely with the Salt and Pepper sans-serif typeface, which features a neat hand drawn appearance to match the whimsical style for taglines and slogans. Also included is a collection of 60+ bonus illustrations and a selection of grainy textures so you have a full set of matching assets to create the most dashing designs!
It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2016 marking 9 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007. Every April I take some time to reflect over the past 12 months and talk about how things have changed. Last year I talked about some new additions to my site, such as the email newsletter and my video tutorials YouTube channel. Those areas have grown massively since then, so let’s take a look at what’s new.
The two most important types of design resources you need in your toolkit are those that are either too time consuming to create on demand, or those that require a skill that takes years to master. For instance, I’m a complete novice when it comes to traditional art such as watercolour painting, so items like the Magical Watercolors collection in The Creative Designer’s Complete Illustration Kit from Design Cuts are extremely useful resources for me to keep saved for when I might need them. Likewise, assets such as detailed patterns can take hours to illustrate individually for just one project, taking away from the precious time you have to concentrate on the main artwork. This huge bundle contains loads of useful items from a range of talented artists to help you save time and push your work forward with totally new styles. With 99% off the regular $2,497 value it’s a great opportunity to grab some best selling products at a fraction of their usual cost.
Peripheral elements that form a design such as patterns, ornaments and textures can be tedious to produce on the fly and can often drain precious time from the project budget, but having a comprehensive asset library at your disposal can seriously improve your work and productivity. If you need to extend your own toolkit, this new vector graphics bundle from Design Cuts is a must-have for every designer. It contains a vast array of elements, including complex illustrations, ornaments, flourishes, detailed patterns and more. To acquire such a thorough library would usually set you back over $4,700, but thanks to the 99% discount, you can grab this entire collection for just $29.
Have you been struggling to find the perfect typeface for your designs or are you becoming bored of using the same old go-to fonts? A great opportunity to extend your font library has just arisen with the Professional Grade Font Families Bundle from Design Cuts. This deal contains over 220 individual fonts spread throughout 20 font families, providing you with the highest quality typefaces to take your designs to new heights. A massive 98% discount off the total value of $1,786 means you can get hold of this superb collection for just $29.
Yesterday I sent out a quick email in anticipation of a new design resources marketplace from Design Cuts. The marketplace is now live and it’s looking fantastic! It’s already filled with some of the best resources around and there’s plenty more to be added over the coming months. The focus on quality over quantity makes it the place to go to quickly find the best assets for your projects, without having to tediously search through hundreds of unsuitable products. To celebrate the launch, I’m collaborating with the Design Cuts team to offer Spoon Graphics readers some great prizes. Do you fancy getting your hands on a lifetime Access All Areas membership, hundreds of dollars of Design Cuts gift vouchers, or the star prize of a professional grade Wacom Graphics Tablet? Read on to find out how to add your name to the prize draw.