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Featured Work: Have a “Cyber” Month with Loot Crate

Today’s featured work comes from Gabriel Silveira of Sau Paolo, Brazil. Drawing inspiration from popular science-fiction movies, Silveira has turned the Loot Crate June illustration into a hunk of iconic characters and objects. Loot Crate is a fun subscription for geeks and gamers. Filled with exclusive goodies neatly packaged in a box, it is essentially a monthly treasure chest tied by a theme. For the month of June, the theme is “Cyber.” To best present the theme and wonderful goodies it comes with, Gabriel Silveira was assigned to draw each letter based on the featured franchises. In the end, C…


How Designers Earn More with Customized Plastic Cards

You see them everywhere. You probably have several in your wallets right now. Yes, I’m referring to the plastic cards that are your membership, ATM, credit, and even business card. So while being a freelance designer has its perks – working with clients you like, setting your own hectic schedule, achieving a work-life balance, it also means there will be months when little to no work comes in. So how do you keep afloat? By creating a sideline stream of revenue that will not take focus away from your actual tasks of designing but will continue to increase your bottom…


Geeky Hooker Crochets Superheroes and Hides Them for People to Find

5 years ago, Geeky Hooker taught himself how to crochet. He tinkered around, starting out with lumpy generic little dolls, until he got bored and started making little superheroes instead. From there things got a little out of control. Five years later, he has amassed a collection of little characters ranging in categories from comic book characters to sci-fi monsters. Sometimes Hooker keeps the little guys for himself, but most of the time he gives them away, and every year he makes a bunch to scatter around San Diego Comic-Con for people to find. Hooker tags them with his contact…


CLD Exclusive: Colourful Ethnic Tribal Designs Pack (Vector)

Today’s exclusive freebie comes from our good friends over at Freepik.com – the best graphic resource site ever! This time the guys are offering a sweet set of colourful and detailed tribal art work. Perfect for t-shirt graphics or a tribal party theme, you can use this for flyers, posters, stickers and even wallpaper graphics. This ethnic pack includes mocks on tote bags which anyone can make use of. The entire set comes in vector format so you get to retain the resolution in any size you choose. Free for use in personal and commercial projects, download this exclusive freebie…


Daily Freebie: Fakedes – A Rounded Serif Font

Today’s daily freebie comes from Cyril Mikhailov of the Russian Federation. Fakedes is a gorgeous rounded & outline serif font that happens to come in Russian as well. As an accomplished type and calligraphy designer, Cyril’s creation is versatile and can be used for various purposes including headlines, posters, logos, menus and more! The free font can be downloaded from his Behance page after the jump!   download! CrazyLeaf Design Blog RSS Feed

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