9 Key Logo Design Trends of 2019

Need a new logo? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just planning a tweak to a current mark, understanding shifts in logo design trends can help you create a design with a modern touch. The big 2019 theme in logo design is to create something that’s just a little bit different. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward designs that stand out. Here’s a look at a few logo design trends for 2019, and how you can make them work for you (and while you’re at it, be sure to look through our full guide on how to design a logo!) 1. Small Serif Logotypes A logo doesn’t have to be complicated to be elegant and effective. More brands are turning to small serif logotypes to portray who they are. When we refer to small Read the full article…

Changing the game? Microsoft’s ‘Xbox One S All-Digital Edition’ may hasten the decline of physical media

(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Credible rumors have been spreading for months that Microsoft was working on a new, digital-media-only edition of its Xbox One video game console, without a disc drive. This past week, Windows Central reported that the project, code-named Maverick, may be in stores as soon as this coming May, as the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The new Xbox would be entirely reliant upon Internet access and digital licenses for its software, which would further incentivize customers to subscribe to Microsoft services such as its Game Pass. This is in addition to the second rumored Microsoft project, “Scarlett Cloud,” which is designed to work with Microsoft’s planned game streaming service. This marks another step towards Microsoft’s continued embrace of the concept of its video game division as a service provider, alongside subscription services such as Xbox All Access. That, in turn, seems to paint a picture Read the full article…

E-sports teams are flocking to Apex Legends

Apex Legends is the hottest game of the moment, skyrocketing to 50 million registered players in its first month of existence. Its combination of lightning-quick action and squad-focused gameplay has made it not only a popular game to play, but an exciting one to watch as well. Apex regularly dominates the Twitch charts, often topping mainstay Fortnite. So it’s no surprise that Apex Legends is primed to become the next big e-sport. Over the last few weeks, established e-sports teams have been slowly assembling Apex Legends squads. The last week, in particular, has been a flurry of announcements. TSM, 100 Thieves, Gen.G, and NRG all added either entire Apex teams or individual players over the last few days. One of the more surprising… Read the full article…

Nintendo Switch games starring Mario are $39.99, and Vizio’s 4K TVs are more affordable

A few good deals kicked off today. Since it’s March 10th, or “MAR10” day as Nintendo would call it, Nintendo Switch digital games featuring the plumber are $39.99, and you can find the following titles for $20 off of their usual prices: Super Mario Party (Amazon, Walmart) Super Mario Odyssey (Amazon, Walmart) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Amazon, Walmart) Mario Tennis Aces (Amazon, Walmart) New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Amazon) If you don’t yet own a Nintendo Switch, buying a console that’s bundled with one of the games above costs $329, which saves you an extra $10. You can either buy online through Walmart, Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, or Target, or just head to your local store if that’s easier for you. This promotion lasts until March… Read the full article…

Theme park design: the art of attractions

Theme park design: it’s rarely the first thing that pops into your mind when thinking about the creative industries. You’ve probably been to a theme park, but you may have missed that the concept art behind these fantasy spaces is as inspiring as any imagery that’s created for the latest Hollywood blockbuster.  What’s more, it’s a massive industry. There are more than 400 amusement parks in the US, and 300 in Europe. Disney alone made 16.16 billion dollars from its theme parks back in 2015! Themed entertainment – and the art that underpins it all – is in excellent health.  Read on to find out how your artistic talents can transfer to theme park design, discover which new skills to hone and learn how to break into the industry. How to master colour theory Know the basics West continues: “Things like value structure and knowledge of colour theory is important. Read the full article…

Apex Legends: Respawn Working on Crashes and Cheating, But Not Reconnects

Respawn Entertainment has addressed some of the issues that are impacting Apex Legends and promises fixes are in the works for most problems, except for a requested reconnect feature. Respawn took to Reddit to speak to its fans and let them know what was in the works behind-the-scenes for the battle royale title that has already passed 50 million players. It began by discussing how it is dealing with cheaters and announced that they have banned “over 355K players on PC through Easy-Anti-Cheat.” Read the full article…