PixelBuddha has some fantastic T-shirt mockups, free to download. The PSD files are ready for Photoshop users to drop their logos or artwork in with little fuss, with the results rivaling a professional photo shoot.
Icons8 has made available a pack of 300+ flat color icons, free for commercial and personal use.
The icons come in PDF, PNG and SVG (vector, opened in Adobe Illustrator or other app that supports SVG) format.
Download the free icons here, and be sure to check out all their other great work while you’re there.
EpicPxls has provided the new Google logo, and icons for Google, Google+, Maps, News, Business and Translate in vector format. They look great. At first glance, anyway.
The bad news is that EpicPxls chose the most convoluted and sloppy way to provide the icons to you. The file you will download is a single tiny PSD file. Each icon is saved in a Layer Group in the layers panel that contains various Shape layers for each color in the icon. So technically they are vector art. They’re just not the easiest to work with.
If you choose to select the appropriate shapes and paste them into Adobe Illustrator to save them as individual proper logo files (as I have), you’ll also notice that you may need to do some cleanup work on the paths.
Still, this is much easier than trying to find the official vector files on Google’s own Developer site.
Rockfire is a great display font that’s perfect for titles and logo work. Designed by Jay Cobs, Rockfire is 100% free for personal and commercial use and includes upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and a limited punctuation set.
As a designer, stock photography is your lifeblood. Finding clients these days that have a decent photography budget is difficult to say the least. There are plenty of low-cost stock photo sites out there, but even then it can be like pulling teeth getting a client to pay for photos. Thankfully there are plenty of free stock photo sites like those listed below.
I had completely forgotten that I had downloaded the premiere issue of MyApple Magazine, a new English-language magazine about the world of Apple from the combined staff of Apple World Today and MyApple.pl.
Since I took the last week off for the holidays, I had some time to read through the free downloadable magazine. After reading through the first issue, I quickly downloaded the remaining new issues. Great stuff!
The articles aren’t just blog posts pulled from the website, they read easy—not too long, not too short. The photography is nice, and the layout is easy on the eyes.
Extensis, makers of Suitcase Fusion and Universal Type Server, surveyed thousands of graphic designers, art directors and creative people from around the globe to learn what they think about current trends in typography. The Typographic Trends report is free to download.
Don’t deny it, every once in a while you have a need for a photo of a picture frame. Sounds crazy, but you know it’s true. Free Photo Frames to the rescue. Over 250 high-res images of picture frames are yours for the taking. They range from old conservative frames, to wacky modern ones.
Preview and download Free Photo Frames here.
Created by LA-based designer, Vladimir Kudinov, Hue is a collection of 49 free backdrops and gradients that lend atmosphere to layouts and product shots. These are perfect for showing off products in Keynote and PowerPoint presentations, as well as backgrounds for web designs.
The PNG images are sized at 2800 x 2000 pixels @ 72dpi, or 9.3 x 6.6 inches @ 300dpi; so they can be used in high-res print work as well.