The Profesional Web Site Of Landon Blake

In this post I wanted to highlight a few beautiful graphic design work from that was posted on Dribble this past week. The first two are logo proposals for a real estate company by Steve Wolf. I love both these logos for their simplicity and clean geometric forms. They also both convey the familiar concept of a home in their shapes. The bottom logo makes a cool use of negative space.

The next set of logos by William Kesling feature clean geometric forms and simple animations.

Here are two more clean and simple logo designs by Steve Wolf.

I hope you enjoyed these examples of graphic design work by William and Steve. Make sure you check out their Dribble profiles using the links in this post.

I wanted to highlight 4 great free fonts for July 2018. All four of the fonts were featured on Behance. The four fonts are:

  1. MD Tall
  2. Panagram Sans
  3. Noway Round
  4. Sphere Sans

Click the links in the list above to be taken to the Behance page for each font. You will find download links for the font files on each Behance page. (Make sure you donate to the font designer if you use a font and comply with any font license terms).

You can see images of the fonts in this post below.

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I've updated my "Backgrounds and Textures" Collection on Unsplash with several new photos. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Backgrounds and Textures" collection features beautiful photos that can serve as backgrounds or textures in graphic design projects. These photos are taken by Unsplash members from around the world. This post has some of the new photos I've added to my collection. (You can view my other collections on my Unsplash profile.)

Please note: The resolution of the images in these posts have been reduced for viewing on the web. Visit my collections on Unsplash to download the high-resolution original versions.)

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Over the next few months I hope to feature a few of the great designer profiles on Dribble. This month I'm starting with the designer profile of HolyPix, a video production company. They've got great videos that feature simple and easily understood graphics. You can see a few examples in this post. Make sure you visit the HolyPix profile on Dribble to see more examples.

Landon

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This month I'd like to feature the designer profile of Jing Zhang on Behance. I wanted to feature Jing's profile because I love here work on technical illustrations and diagrams. She has great "flat" illustrations and isometric illustrations. I've shown some of here work in this post. Make sure you check out her profile on Behance.

Landon

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I've selected a set of the best free fonts for 2017. There are 8 fonts I've chosen. They can all be downloaded for free or for a small donation to the designer. Here is the list:

  1. Humger Font
  2. Monk Font
  3. Delicia Melted Font
  4. Somatic
  5. Decalotype
  6. Friedrichshain
  7. Bravo

The font shown in the image above is Humgar. The fonts shown at the left (or below) are Decalotype and Bravo.

I hope to highlight the fonts on this list in my future design work on this web page.

Landon

I ran across a couple of posts on Pinterest that featured a few interesting online graphic design resources. I wanted to share three of them with you:

1) Wordmark.it is a web site that shows you a preview of all the fonts installed on your computer. This is helpful when you can't remember the name of the font you want to use, but will recognize its glyphs.

2) Coolors.co is a color scheme generator. My favorite part of this tool is the refine toolbar that lets you adjust the generated color scheme by hue, temperature, saturation or brightness.

3) Lost Type Co-Op is a font foundry that offers some great looking fonts for a reasonable price. The fonts aren't free, but if you want to support a few skilled font designers and get some great fonts in return, this is the first place I'd visit on the web.

Landon

I’m pleased to announce the release of Grassy Hills Slides Template. Grassy Hills is a free SVG slide template created in (and designed for editing in) Inkscape. (Inkscape is an open source vector graphics program for the desktop.) Grassy Hills is based on a simple grid layout and contains 5 slide examples in SVG. The slides feature a unique color scheme and use the Google Web Fonts Alegraya and Alegraya Sans.

Melon Slides is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. That means you are free to modify the work and use it for commercial purposes.

There is an online folder where you can download all of the SVG files for Melon Slides.

 

You can also view the Grassy Hills Slides Template on my Behance Profile and on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoy the template. If you have suggestions to improve it, or examples of how it has been used, please contact me!

Landon

I'm pleased to announce the release of Melon Slides. Melon Slides is a free SVG slide template created in (and designed for editing in) Inkscape. (Inkscape is an open source vector graphics program for the desktop.) Melon Slides is based on a simple grid layout and contains 8 slide examples in SVG. The supporting images used in the slide examples are also provided.

Melon Slides is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. That means you are free to modify the work and use it for commercial purposes.

There is an online folder where you can download all of the SVG files for Melon Slides.

There is an online folder with the supporting images used in the slide examples.

There is an online folder with images of each slide examples in Melon Slides.

You can also view Melon Slides on my Behance Profile and on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoy the template. If you have suggestions to improve it, or examples of how it has been used, please contact me!

Landon

I've made an Inkscape SVG resume template that I use available for free under the International 4.0 Creative Commons License. You can find links to the resume and preview images on my graphic design web page.

If you are an Inkscape user and want to spruce up your boring Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer resume document, I hope this resume template will help. Make sure you at least change the color scheme to a palette you like. (The Color Combos web site can help with this.) If I get time, I'd like to release a corresponding cover letter and project profile template.

Landon

Behance is a web site that allows artists and graphic designers to show off their stuff. (You can see some map snippets on my Behance Profile.) I stumble on some really beautiful free fonts on Behance occasionally. I put together a list of my favorite 10 free fonts from Behance and wanted to share the list with you guys:

  1. Moon Free
  2. Ikaros
  3. Pier Sans
  4. Baron
  5. Arciform
  6. Aqua Grotesque
  7. Quest
  8. Manifesto
  9. Maxwell
  10. Atvice

I hope you appreciate the hard work that went into these fonts like I did.

Landon

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