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ALL NEW: 3,100+ John Forsythe’s 2014 Photoshop Text Effects Collection – only $37!http://www.andrewkelsall.com/john-forsythes-2014-photoshop-text-effects/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/john-forsythes-2014-photoshop-text-effects/#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:40:11 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4167 Adding text effects to any project is a great way to make things pop. We’ve run Mighty Deals from John Forsythe before, featuring some fantastic effects. Well, they proved so popular that not only did we bring the deal back, but it’s completely new. That’s right, you can get more than 3,100 All-New, High-Quality Photoshop Text Effects from John Forsythe in this latest collection! BUY NOW!

Made up of 12 amazing sets, you’ll score more than 3,100 brand-new text effects that are simple to use, easy to adjust settings, and covers a slew of different styles. You’ll even get some great bonuses with your purchase, including PSD templates and textures. And for a limited time only, you can get this spectacular set at more than 60% off the regular price! BUY NOW!

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Adding text effects to any project is a great way to make things pop. We’ve run Mighty Deals from John Forsythe before, featuring some fantastic effects. Well, they proved so popular that not only did we bring the deal back, but it’s completely new. That’s right, you can get more than 3,100 All-New, High-Quality Photoshop Text Effects from John Forsythe in this latest collection! BUY NOW!

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Made up of 12 amazing sets, you’ll score more than 3,100 brand-new text effects that are simple to use, easy to adjust settings, and covers a slew of different styles. You’ll even get some great bonuses with your purchase, including PSD templates and textures. And for a limited time only, you can get this spectacular set at more than 60% off the regular price! BUY NOW!

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Strikingly Bold Children’s Library Design by Anagramahttp://www.andrewkelsall.com/childrens-library-design/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/childrens-library-design/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:48:26 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4131 Mexican Design Agency, Anagrama, have created a stunning and colour-laden reading area for children. Located in Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico, this library boasts outright surreal-looking interior architecture combined with futuristic lighting. Brilliant...

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Mexican Design Agency, Anagrama, have created a stunning and colour-laden reading area for children. Located in Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico, this library boasts outright surreal-looking interior architecture combined with futuristic lighting. Brilliant…

childrens library design with grey carpet

See Also: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (key) | An Exploration in Wordplay.

Gallery: Bold Children’s Library Design…

spacious design interior

childrens archway

pink beams

childrens library design with handing lights

childrens library design with pyramid structures

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childrens library design with pink rafters

childrens library design with yellow triangles

Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico, is best known for its beautiful mountains and strong industrial backbone. In the heart of the city is Fundidora Park, a unique specimen of industrial archaeology (it was previously a massive steelworks and foundry established in 1900). The park is home to extensive gardens, museums, convention centers, auditoriums, theme parks and cultural venues such as Conarte (Council for the Culture and Arts of Nuevo León) [read more].


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How the Startup Design Framework Could Help Your Businesshttp://www.andrewkelsall.com/startup-design-framework-help-business/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/startup-design-framework-help-business/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:47:25 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4120 The great guys over at DesignModo are offering a fantastic startup package. They have "created a product that will help designers, developers and companies to create a website for their startups not spending much time on it".

Watch the Video Below - Startup Design Framework: SUIT UP Your Startup

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The great guys over at DesignModo are offering a fantastic startup package. They have “created a product that will help designers, developers and companies to create a website for their startups not spending much time on it”.

Watch the Video Below – Startup Design Framework: SUIT UP Your Startup

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Beautiful Framework

The Startup Design Framework options

Ready to Code…

ready to code

Perfect for Startups

Ready for framework

Demo Version

We have created this demo version in order to show you the structure of Startup Framework. It has some of the components from the full version, 2 great samples and documentation. You can also find 2 images of a Macbook and an iPad, which you can use in your project. We hope you will like your first introduction to Startup Framework [more].

Focus on design

You can view a DEMO of this on Github.

Purchase for 249 dollars

Many Useful Components

Startup Design Framework contains components and complex blocks which can easily be integrated into almost any design. All of these components are made in the same style, and can easily be integrated into projects, allowing you to create hundreds of solutions for your future projects [more].

The St screenshotartup Design Framework

☞ View more of these useful components on DesignModo.

Twenty Five Awesome Samples

The most important part of the Startup Framework is the samples. The samples form a set of 25 usable pages you can use as is or you can add new blocks from UI Kit. By choosing one of the 25 configurations of the future startup, the process of creation is simple and easy [more].

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☞ View more of these samples on DesignModo.

More Than Image

We prepared some HQ photos that you can use in your startup projects. When you have to present app or website on iPhone, iPad or Macbook you can use these images. It’s a quick solution if you don’t have proper images ready to use [more].

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Split Image Experiments on Color Morphology by André Britzhttp://www.andrewkelsall.com/color-morphology-andre-britz/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/color-morphology-andre-britz/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:31:51 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4109 golden lemon

Golden Lemons? Blue Oranges and Pink Apples? Yes, this is a weird and wonderful experimental project by German designer, André Britz. I just love the way that the non-natural colours seem to mess with my preconceptions. What about you?

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Golden Lemons? Blue Oranges and Pink Apples? Yes, this is a weird and wonderful experimental project by German designer, André Britz. I just love the way that the non-natural colours seem to mess with my preconceptions. What about you?

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blue fruit with pink apple

blue orange fruit

w and blue and pink Color Morphology

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Color Morphology example

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About the Project: We had to shoot hand colored fruits for a small installation project. Very impressive how the changed colors are confusing our viewing habits.

Further Information // “Split Image Experiments on Color Morphology by André Britz” // All the images shown within this post are[Creative Commons] © Copyright André Britz. Please visit his site Design & Code Britzpetermann for more fantastic work.

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No Pantone Pillows?http://www.andrewkelsall.com/pantone-pillows/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/pantone-pillows/#comments Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:56:22 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4107 Yes, I know I've been featuring a few Pantone-related posts here over the past year, but fear not. Here's a set of Pantone pillows with no Pantone colours featured at all, hehe...

Image: NO Pantone on these pillows

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Yes, I know I’ve been featuring a few Pantone-related posts here over the past year, but fear not. Here’s a set of Pantone pillows with no Pantone colours featured at all, hehe…

Image: NO Pantone on these pillows


Further Information // “No Pantone Pillows?” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright Andreia Constantino. Please visit Andreia’s profile for more fantastic work.

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Soaking Wet Pantone Rain Editionhttp://www.andrewkelsall.com/pantone-rain-edition/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/pantone-rain-edition/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:09:50 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4087 These stunning experimental posters were created by designers Matteo Gallinelli and Giuliano Antonio Lo Re. Entitled the 'Pantone Rain Edition', each color is given by the mixture of a color Pantone Universe, rain, dust and a pinch of creativity. If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know I love Pantone projects! Check out the rest of the set of images below...

Pantone Rain Edition Gallery:

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These stunning experimental posters were created by designers Matteo Gallinelli and Giuliano Antonio Lo Re. Entitled the ‘Pantone Rain Edition’, each color is given by the mixture of a color Pantone Universe, rain, dust and a pinch of creativity. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I love Pantone projects! Check out the rest of the set of images below…

Pantone Rain Edition Gallery:

PANTONE Rain Edition orange 2

PANTONE Rain Edition orange

PANTONE orange puddles

PANTONE Rain green splash

PANTONE Rain Edition green

PANTONE green puddle

PANTONE blue puddle

pantone puddle

blue PANTONE Rain Edition

PANTONE Rain Edition yellow splash

PANTONE Rain Edition logo

SEE ALSO: Pantone Shades from the Human Race

PANTONE green yellow

PANTONE iphones

PANTONE mac screen

Pantone began as a commercial printing company in the 1950s. In 1956, they hired recent Hofstra University graduate Lawrence Herbert as a part-time employee. Herbert used his chemistry knowledge to systematize and simplify the company’s stock of pigments and production of colored inks; by 1962, Herbert was running the ink and printing division at a profit, while the commercial-display division was $50,000 in debt; he subsequently purchased the company’s technological assets from his employers and renamed them “Pantone” [read more].


Further Information >> “Soaking Wet Pantone Rain Edition” // All images contained within this article is [Creative Commons] copyright © Matteo Gallinelli and Giuliano Antonio Lo Re. Read the original posting here.

SEE ALSO: How to Make Text “Pop” Without Spot Colours.

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Pantone Christmas Card?http://www.andrewkelsall.com/pantone-christmas-card/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/pantone-christmas-card/#comments Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:14:03 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4076 This Pantone Christmas Card was designed by talented creative, Patrick Hill, who is currently studying for a degree in the Communication Art & Design at the University of Louisville. As you can see in the image below, there's a red Pantone Santa Claus, a green Pantone Elf and brown reindeers!

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This Pantone Christmas Card was designed by talented creative, Patrick Hill, who is currently studying for a degree in the Communication Art & Design at the University of Louisville. As you can see in the image below, there’s a red Pantone Santa Claus, a green Pantone Elf and brown reindeers!

Pantone Christmas Card

…This card was designed as the annual Christmas greeting for a printing company.

Pantone colours displayed: Pantone 1797 C, 325 C, 732 C and 325 C.

Further Information: “Pantone Christmas Card” | Copyright © Patrick Hill. You can see the original post of Patrick’s profile here.


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How to Fix a Broken iMac, with Andrew Kelsall!http://www.andrewkelsall.com/fix-broken-imac-andrew-kelsall/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/fix-broken-imac-andrew-kelsall/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:20:52 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4072 Yes, its been a while since my last posting here on Andrew Kelsall Design. Whilst working on many projects (I'll update my portfolio soon), my hard drive started to fail on my iMac. Nooooo! Here's a a really dodgy photo of me fixing the little blighter...

Andrew Kelsall and the Broken iMac

Andrew Kelsall, Designer from Hemsworth

A few months ago, the internal hard drive made high-pitched noises and clicking sounds. I made sure my time machine backup was in order then formatted the internal drive and started over. It worked ...for just a while. Then, one day, it just failed on me.

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Yes, its been a while since my last posting here on Andrew Kelsall Design. Whilst working on many projects (I’ll update my portfolio soon), my hard drive started to fail on my iMac. Nooooo! Here’s a a really dodgy photo of me fixing the little blighter…

Andrew Kelsall and the Broken iMac

Andrew Kelsall, Designer from Hemsworth

A few months ago, the internal hard drive made high-pitched noises and clicking sounds. I made sure my time machine backup was in order then formatted the internal drive and started over. It worked …for just a while. Then, one day, it just failed on me.

I was sad. I sort of looked like myself in the image above.

After researching what to do about this, I found out I could still boot my iMac from an external drive. So, I bought another drive and installed Mac OS X on an external drive. It worked, but my computer was slow — and the Mac fan was going at it full speed.

This was annoying, and I could not design. Sigh…

Anyway, I did some more research and found out how to fix my own Mac (I tried to get a quote for a repair shop to fix it, but they would would need over a week to look at the machine and order parts. Way to fussy for me!).

How to Fix Your Own iMac

Broken iMacs hard drive fixed

Here’s what I did:

• I Visited iFixit and found a guide on how to fix my machine. I had to get the model number from the base of the iMac to locate the instructions. Then I used the guide to attain the exact hard drive type and code I needed, then ordered one from eBay!

• Also, I ordered some suction cups to remove the display glass, and some Torex screwdrivers, too.

• I watched a couple of YouTube videos showing iMac repairs to build my confidence.

• The iFixit instructions were available (for free) to download as a PDF file, which I printed and followed to the letter.

• After I fixed the machine, it worked perfectly. I was happy, as the total repair cost was only £48 ($70 USD).

…Sorry, I don’t have a photo of this. True story.

Have You fixed your own iMac before? How did it go?


✪ Like this post? Then see also : Mac Dictation: A Bloggers’ Dream?

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PixelKit is Awarding Three Subscription Accounts!http://www.andrewkelsall.com/pixelkit-awarding-three-subscription-accounts/ http://www.andrewkelsall.com/pixelkit-awarding-three-subscription-accounts/#comments Sat, 09 Nov 2013 22:55:04 +0000 http://www.andrewkelsall.com/?p=4070 You’ve probably been looking for all-purpose UI kits for web design projects. Look no more – you’ll find them at PixelKit. It’s a library that is filled with high quality UI kits, along with other resources, all for web designers.

What about the contest – What do you get?

All three of our lucky winners will get a full year’s Membership Account to PixelKit. You probably want to know about the benefits for the winners, so here are a few of them:

  • There are 1000’s of graphics. Each kit is quite extensive, with many differing elements and icons included. This overcomes the problems of other design packs available, since they only contain a few elements, making them essentially worthless for your real-life projects.
  • Our graphics are all mobile-compatible. That means everything in today’s market.
  • Think “vectors”. – All our graphics are fully scalable.
  • The elements are compatible with all 960 grids, meaning they are more easily used with most HTML.
  • New graphics are added each month.

PixelKit will allow you to finish all your projects in a speedy way. They’ll have a consistent and clean look, too. You can quit wasting time online, searching for UI kits. Check out PixelKit and see what you think.

How Do You Enter to Win?

  • First thing is to let us know where you’d use your PixelKit premium graphics. Just comment on this post.
  • Secondly, share this great news with your Twitter followers - retweet this message: Win a free @PixelKitcom membership account from @[your Twitter] (RT to Enter).
  • Lastly, sign into Facebook and “Like” us. PixelKit Facebook page.

Here are just some of the great UI Kits and sets of icons you’ll find at PixelKit:

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You’ve probably been looking for all-purpose UI kits for web design projects. Look no more – you’ll find them at PixelKit. It’s a library that is filled with high quality UI kits, along with other resources, all for web designers.

What about the contest – What do you get?

All three of our lucky winners will get a full year’s Membership Account to PixelKit. You probably want to know about the benefits for the winners, so here are a few of them:

  • There are 1000’s of graphics. Each kit is quite extensive, with many differing elements and icons included. This overcomes the problems of other design packs available, since they only contain a few elements, making them essentially worthless for your real-life projects.
  • Our graphics are all mobile-compatible. That means everything in today’s market.
  • Think “vectors”. – All our graphics are fully scalable.
  • The elements are compatible with all 960 grids, meaning they are more easily used with most HTML.
  • New graphics are added each month.

PixelKit will allow you to finish all your projects in a speedy way. They’ll have a consistent and clean look, too. You can quit wasting time online, searching for UI kits. Check out PixelKit and see what you think.

How Do You Enter to Win?

  • First thing is to let us know where you’d use your PixelKit premium graphics. Just comment on this post.
  • Secondly, share this great news with your Twitter followers – retweet this message: Win a free @PixelKitcom membership account from @[your Twitter] (RT to Enter).
  • Lastly, sign into Facebook and “Like” us. PixelKit Facebook page.
  • THIS OFFER ENDS ON 12PM EST 20TH NOV 2013

Here are just some of the great UI Kits and sets of icons you’ll find at PixelKit:

Metro Vibes – Metro UI Kit

This modern UI kit will help your next app or website to deliver that awesome metro feel and look.

Metro UI Kit

5 O’clock Shades – App Icons

This icon set is a combination of the modern flat style with a more detailed approach, giving the icons a cool and modern vibe.

App Icons

Sweet Candy – Colorful UI Kit

This colorful UI kit is a hit with developers working on blogs or websites that are laid back. You can picture a work at home mom’s blog or a school class website.

Colorful UI Kit

File Manager – Mobile App UI Kit

This UI kit for iPhones has a minimalist look and is ready to be implemented.

Mobile App UI Kit

Arctic Sunset – Clean UI Kit

A light, clean UI kit makes for excellent corporate sites. It will make your company website look clear and professional, and earn you lots of repeat business.

 Clean UI Kit

Gentle Edges – Minimalist Icon Set

This is your only stop for minimalist icons. This set includes 46 categories and more than 1000 vectorized icons. You can use them in almost any project you’re working.

Minimalist Icon Set

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