Monday Freshness #06

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1. Free Minimalist Icons for Awwwards Users

Begin the new year by updating your library with a fresh batch of icons, hot out of the virtual oven! Free to download for Awwwards readers courtesy of Slice berry. Efficient and easy on the eye, these attractive icons are made with vector shapes in a variety of sizes and formats so they can be used at size in any of your projects. AI, PSD and PNG files are available so the icons are ready to use as soon as the download is completed. Individual icons also include 1x and 3x PNG and SVG files.

2. Words Of Wisdom From 10 Design Masters

New year, new vision? As you mull over your plans for 2016, let these pearls of wisdom from 10 design masters serve as inspiration. Culled from interviews we published in 2015, they include architect David Adjaye on the changing paradigms of public and private life and how that’s impacting design; Pentagram partner Paula Scher on boredom being the great secret to creativity; and, in a republished interview with filmmaker Gary Hustwit, late graphic design god Massimo Vignelli passionately relaying why designers should be on the front line in a war against ugliness.

3. 2015 Was The Year Of Material Design

In June of 2014 at the Google I/O conference, Material Design was introduced. This new and innovative design language is also known as the code name, “Quantum Paper.” The lively, feature-filled user interface of this new design quickly became popular on all platforms that are run by Google.

4. The art behind Android Marshmallow’s

If you have used an Android device, you’ve probably seen Carl Kleiner’s abstract wallpapers on your home screen. What you may not have realized, though, is that his compositions are not digitally made; they are painstakingly designed and crafted photographs.

5. Photorealistic PSD smartwatch mockup 

A photorealistic smartwatch mockup for presenting your android apps. It provides Photoshop smart objects to quickly replace the screen.

 

 

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