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Psychology of Color: How Colors Impact What We Purchase [Infographic]

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When you go to McDonalds, did you know that they try to get you to hurry up and order with the colors in their logo as well as the design of their menu? Starbucks is pushing “premium coffee” just by showing you their green mermaid even before you figure out the cost of a Venti. […]


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Typekit Practice: A Collection of Typography Resources

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It’s just a font, right? It can’t be that hard to pick a font… Wrong. We’ve recently published some helpful resource on helping you navigate combining the right fonts as well as figuring out which fonts to use in the first place. Now here’s a font resource to really help you take your typographical knowledge and skill to the […]


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5 Social Media Marketing Design Essentials

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Creating cohesion and consistent branding is essential for marketing products and services, even within social media. In fact, you could probably argue that it is even more important, since your brand is floating in a giant sea of images and icons. Social media is a crowded space, and churches, ministries and nonprofits need to be […]


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The Uncomfortable: Making Things Less User Friendly [Images]

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The Uncomfortable is a design project by architect Katerina Kamprani that is incredibly fun. She has take everyday objects and redesigned them to make them completely unusable or terribly difficult to use. What I find the most curious about this entire project, is how focusing on what makes an object difficult to use, amplifies exactly that which […]


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The Uncomfortable: Making Things Less User Friendly [Images]

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The Uncomfortable is a design project by architect Katerina Kamprani that is incredibly fun. She has take everyday objects and redesigned them to make them completely unusable or terribly difficult to use. What I find the most curious about this entire project, is how focusing on what makes an object difficult to use, amplifies exactly that which […]


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Mockuuups Made Easy

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Here’s an awesome resource that’s free to download. Mockuuups (with three u’s) includes four different hi-res PSD files of a iPhone 5S that can be modified to your liking. Swap-out the screen and/or background to your liking. This not only works great for those selling apps, but building-out promotional materials for church, ministry and nonprofit […]


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Hipster Brands Re-Designed As Corporate Counterparts [Images]

What seems to be a funny and tongue-in-cheek look at hipster brands re-designed as their corporate competition, becomes a visual lesson in the power of branding and design. While the re-designed logos on the right are copies of successful brands, the designs are fairly “meh” in comparison to the original versions on the left. Take […]


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The Minimum Bible [Images]

The Minimum Bible is amazing. Joseph Novak has created a series that spans the entire Bible. He has designed a minimal image of every book of the Bible. Here’s a sample of Novak’s work: The Minimum Bible Available in both the Old and New Testaments (I like how he did the four Gospels), you can order […]


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If an Iranian Political Prisoners Had A Facebook Page

What if Iranian political prisoners had a Facebook Page? That’s the creative question Unlock Iran answers in this creative approach to social awareness of human rights violations by the Iranian government. Not only is the concept really cool, but the creative elements and website design delivers the message in a really awesome way. Let’s take […]


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Criticue: Getting Outside Perspective on a Website

A visitor’s first encounter with your church is through the church’s website. It’s important for your website to be welcoming to visitors, with a clear design that lets people quickly find the information they’re looking for. But when you’re used to seeing your site, it’s hard to see what needs improving. Enter Criticue, a startup […]


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Criticue: Getting Outside Perspective on a Website

A visitor’s first encounter with your church is through the church’s website. It’s important for your website to be welcoming to visitors, with a clear design that lets people quickly find the information they’re looking for. But when you’re used to seeing your site, it’s hard to see what needs improving. Enter Criticue, a startup […]



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Pre-Teen Builds Braille Printer with LEGOs

LEGOs make EVERYTHING better. Well, except when they are left on the floor in a dark room when I’m walking barefoot. A California seventh grader, Shubham Banerjee, used a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set to create a prototype printer that uses traditional calculator paper to generate braille text! What makes this concept so valuable are the potential cost […]



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Making 3D Animated GIFs with Only Two White Bars [Images]

These 3D animated GIFs are amazing! But what gives them this 3D effect? Is it some fancy app or expensive software? Nope. It’s a simple optical illusion. By editing these GIFs to have objects behind and in front of these two white bars, it tricks your mind to interpret a depth of field that you […]



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The Psychology of Fonts [Infographic]

The idea of understanding the psychology of fonts could come in really handy the next time you’re putting together some artwork for an upcoming church function. Depending on whether the event is a budget meeting, worship conference, chili cook-off or ministry leadership meeting, could dictate the fonts you should be considering. Suddenly, your choice of […]



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Little Avengers

What happens when the cuteness of Japanese cartoons meets the Avengers? You end up getting adorable crime fighters. Yes, I know. How dare I call Hulk cute or Black Widow adorable. If either were next to me, I’d run the other way. But look at these cartoons and tell me you can resist the Little […]



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Super Flat Mario Bros.

For the Mario Brother addicts out there that have many memories jumping over Koopas in Super Mario Bros., using the magical flute in Mario Bros. 3, or shooting the Blue Koopa shell in Super Mario Kart, this is for you. These are so good, I want to frame them. What’s your favorite? [Images via Steven […]



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Bent Objects: Making Books Come Alive (with Wire?) [Images]

Terry Border has taken classic paperback books and made them come alive with a little wire, a few objects and some great photography. Having started the “Bent Objects” project back in 2006, these “Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs” series makes me heart swoon. The 1984, War of the Worlds and The Hobbit are incredible! You can see […]



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Doctor Who Valentine’s Day Card

Need a special Valentine’s Day card? Here are a couple of Doctor Who examples that you might love. This is for the super geeky or bow tie enthusiasts and their special someone. Which would you give to your special someone? (Note: If you want to buy them, they are only $3 for all 8 here.) [via James […]



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Build (LEGOs) with Chrome [Video]

If you are between the ages of 20 and 55, you probably have some kind of memories with LEGOs. For some like myself, that was the majority of your pre-teen years, making cities, castles, and sci-fi scenarios. I do not discredit those under 20 with playing with LEGOs, but the invention of Minecraft probably had […]



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Make the Logo Bigger

Have you ever looked at a logo? I mean really looked at a logo? When you’re designing and creating logos and other designs, you become very intimate with what you’re working on, as you painstakingly go over each and every line, curve and bend. That’s where design gets difficult. Even the most basic designs is full of […]



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Eyeglass Frames Styled After Font Types

Wear your favorite typeface on your face as you see the world through your favorite font. Type is a Japanese eyeglass frame company that has taken the style and curves from fonts and translated them into eyeglass frames. Starting with just two fonts — Helvetica (of course) and Garamond — they both come in light, […]



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Dark Minimal Superhero Posters [Images]

French graphic designer Lily’s Factory has assembled a print-worthy series of dark, minimal superhero posters. Would they look awesome on your computer desktop? Yes. But they would look even better framed, hanging a wall in your work area. Check’em: My personal favorite is Hulk and I am sure many of you would like the Spiderman version, too. […]



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Dark Minimal Superhero Posters [Images]

French graphic designer Lily’s Factory has assembled a print-worthy series of dark, minimal superhero posters. Would they look awesome on your computer desktop? Yes. But they would look even better framed, hanging a wall in your work area. Check’em: My personal favorite is Hulk and I am sure many of you would like the Spiderman version, too. […]



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Dark Minimal Superhero Posters [Images]

French graphic designer Lily’s Factory has assembled a print-worthy series of dark, minimal superhero posters. Would they look awesome on your computer desktop? Yes. But they would look even better framed, hanging a wall in your work area. Check’em: My personal favorite is Hulk and I am sure many of you would like the Spiderman version, too. […]



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The Founder of Atari, Modern Video Games and Web Design

Atari founder and creator Nolan Bushnell — “often referred to as the father of electronic gaming” — is known as a serial entrepreneur as he has founded and advised numerous tech companies as well as founding Chuck E. Cheese. (Yeah, that last one got me, too.) Mashable recently interviewed Bushnell and asked him about his […]



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Viktor Hertz’s Witty Pictogram Music Posters

I love Viktor Hertz‘s Honest Logos, Work in Progress Bars, and these witty Pictogram Music Posters. Hertz has taken popular songs, oldies and pop alike, and created pictograms that demonstrate, display, represent, whatever you want to call it. Check’em out: What’s your favorite? Seriously cool design inspiration. If you didn’t find your favorite, take a look at […]



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Social Kit: Photoshop Extension for Social Media Templates

Designing graphics for social media has become a regular part of graphic design. When you work on your branding, or in the case of ChurchMag — rebranding — you have to work with a completely different set of dimensions depending on the social media platforms. All the while, these different platforms are known to change […]



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10 Creative Church Logos

Does your church logo need a refresh? Even if it’s subtle like these big brands here, a redesign may be exactly what your church media needs. Here are ten creative church logos to get your creativity running:   While I found these particularly creative, you can read more information on these specific logos and look […]



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3 Questions to Ask When Building a Church Website

I just recently finished switching out my church’s website from Joomla to WordPress. (For more on how we came to this decision, check this post.) We built out site using ChurchTheme.com’s Resurrect theme, which has been specifically designed for churches, and it is awesome. Anyway, in this process, I’ve been forced to ask some fairly […]



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