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10 awesome free symbol fonts

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 05:46 PM PDT

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Here are the 10 awesome free symbol fonts that you many enjoy to enhance your design. Have a look at it below and choose the one that satisfies your need to make your design fancy.

1. Web symbols

The design agency Just Be Nice Studio has some lovely renderings of oft-required symbols that include mail, wi-fi and location icons in this set of 90 free symbol fonts.

Web symbols

2. Heydings Common Icons

The web designer, Heydon Pickering from Norwich, England is specialised in CSS, typography, semantic HTML and responsive design. Being a web designer, he first introduced a completely free and embeddable icon font for web UI designers which is available for free to download.

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3. Efon

This cheery set of 96 Dingbat fonts is created by N-Plus and it is free. The smiling faces are very attractive and cute.

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4. Kalocsai Flowers

Similar to Efon, this fragrant set of 63 free symbol fonts was created by Levi Halmos which is incredible and free to use.

Kalocsai Flowers

5. Web Hosting Hub glyphs

This set consists of over 1500 highly qualitative icons which is easy to use with Bootstrap and other CSS frameworks. The creator of this font is Web Hosting Hub.

Web Hosting Hub glyphs

6. Symbol signs

Designed by Sander Baumann , this collection has commonly used symbols for public services such as café, reataurants, shower, toilets, telephone, and many more.

Symbol signs

7. Dingbat Cobogó

Designed by Guilherme Luigi, the symbols were created from the synthesis of pierced elements found in photographs by Josivan Rodrigues for his book Cobogó of Pernambuco.

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8. Notice

The set of 96 packaging symbol glyphs was created by Otlab that has variety if designs that suit your needs.

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9. Rhomus Omnilots

With over 120 glyphs to choose from, the set is predominantly snowflake and arrow designs designed by the team at Typotheticals.

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10. Rosette

Starting her career as an architect, designer Aga Silva is a converted font designer & calligrapher. She has created numerous innovative symbol fonts including the following.

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Design deals for the week

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 05:41 PM PDT

Every week, we'll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don't miss any by subscribing to our deals feed.

The Ultimate Design Library

This brand-new bundle contains thousands of different resources from design heavyweights such as Designious, DesignTNT & Vectorious.

$59 instead of $5060 – Get it now!

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Litho headline font family

A fun, heavy and geometric letterpress typeface, Lito is big and bold, eager to grab your reader’s attention.

$10 instead of $100 – Get it now!

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100 Professional Fonts from Ingimage

This incredible fontastic deal includes over 100 professional fonts from Ingimage, both display fonts and clear text fonts. There are loads of styles covered from grunge to calligraphy in this bundle that sees each font delivered in OpenType and TrueType formats.

$19 instead of $99 – Get it now!

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15 cool and creative sofa designs

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 04:07 PM PDT

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While decorating our living room, sofas are one of those objects that complete our room. Varieties of sofas are available but choosing the right design is the main concern. The sofa you choose should be within the theme of your living room and sofas could actually be a modern art masterpiece. If you do not believe then here are some collections of epic and creative sofa designs that will make your living room absolutely unique.

1. Styrofoam Sofa

Designer Kwangho Lee used his creative concept of building sofa with "felt" material which is very flexible and attractive.

Styrofoam Sofa

2. BRC

BRC Designs makes limited edition objects, one-of-a-kind pieces, and custom materials from the inception for the idea.

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3. Ball Pillow Conglomerate

Designers Cheng-Tsung Feng and Kai-Ting Lin has designed this daydreamer furniture piece. The balls are made from artificial fur, low-density foam, high-density foam, and canvas.

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4. PhatKnitt

Designed by BaukeKnottnerus, this sofa is a series of giant threads used to create, knitted or not, interior products.

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5. Puma

From the hard labor scrupulously from the interiors planning to their complete assemblage of first-rate choice materials, by modern and fair techniques, Rodolfo Rocchetti designed this sofa.

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6. Pool Sofa

This Sofa was made for an ad campaign for swimming pool design firm Piscine Castiglione near Milan.

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7. Brocca

Designed by Gufram, this sofa is really creative with structure resembling that of lips.

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8. Roma

Designer Rodolfo Rocchettidesigned this sofa that show off more than sixty years of great passion in textiles manufacturing.

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9. "Cross" Sofa

Elvis Pennetuzzo is a creative and successful designer who has established a design study called One Farm Design. One of his design creations is below:

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10. Feel the Deluxe

The Feel Deluxe is made of 120 soft and extremely pleasant balls.

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11. Cow Sofa

This is a typical craftsman’s workshop of Rodolfo Rocchetti.

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12. Tiger

The “Tiger” sofa of Rodolfo Rocchetti is in the famous monthly interior furniture review “AD COLLECTORS architectural digest”. This confirms that Rodolfo Rocchetti handmade articles are all exceptional, exclusive, refined and tasteful.

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13. Wall-Climbing Sofa

This wall climbing sofa designed by Lila Jang as in the given picture is absolutely unique and worth appreciating.

Wall-Climbing Sofa

14. Crumpled Rumpled Paper Sofa!

Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, this sofa is made from crumpled paper.

Crumpled Rumpled Paper Sofa

15. Manet

Designed by Marta Szymkowiak, this armchair sofa is really creative and cosy. Long, soft elements made from polyurethane foam are spread under the weight of the body, matching the shape of the body itself.

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Nicholas Hardman Talks About solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 10:51 AM PDT

Both solidThinking Inspire & solidThinking Evolve have grown to become tools that designers just can't do without. solidThinking Inspire allows design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily and solidThinking Evolve allows them to develop forms faster, using either Windows or Mac OS X.

Very recently, Nicholas Hardman, the Director of HardMarque walked us through his experience of using both the software to design and additive manufacture a titanium automotive piston. This is his story….

HardMarque is a digital design and manufacturing studio focused on creating "Future Factories", additive-manufacturing facilities that focus on just-in-time production and delivery of custom, made-to- order parts ordered through the Internet. They took upon the challenge to re-imagine the current piston design process to manufacture a piston, so that the new process creates a version that is lighter and equally strong.

The industry here is: Automotive/Additive Manufacturing

The Solution that they came up with was a process integrating both solidThinking Inspire and Evolve for concept development and design refinement in preparation for titanium additive manufacturing.

The Results that came out of the process can be outlined as thus:

  • Concept generation in Inspire and refinement in Evolve.
  • Developments of new piston design that is 23.5% lighter than the original design.
  • Easy export and integration with additive manufacturing equipment.
  • Manufactured using titanium additive manufacturing.

Nicholas has been a long time CAD user and once he discovered Evolve, he was immediately taken by the organic structures created in the software, as well as its ease of use.

"[Evolve] has freed me up immensely. I can truly design in 3D on the fly as opposed to being forced to design in a sketch-based fashion, which is essentially 2D"

This is what he has to say about solidThinking Inspire, "Using Inspire, I can design products that are lighter and just as strong, if not stronger than their counterparts. The organic shapes created in Inspire are perfectly suited for additive manufacturing."

Nicholas explains that with regards to the titanium piston, applying accurate loading conditions was absolutely imperative to the process. "There's a force acting on the piston crown from the expanding combustion gas, and there's also lateral force acting on the sides of the piston from oil pressure against the cylinder wall." Nicholas collaborated directly with the solidThinking team, and a colleague to apply these loads in Inspire.

Inspire was used to generate the ideal shape for the piston and then imported back into Evolve where the team was able to interpret the results into the final piston design, which was manufactured in titanium.

The final design weighed 289g, which was 23.5% lighter than the 378g original, yet just as strong.

What's next?

Like HardMarque, you too can take advantage of solidThinking Inspire and Evolve for concept generation and development. Both the tools help in increasing the efficiency of your workflow.

Know more about the solidThinking Inspire and Evolve.

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Sammy Baby Gets Bamboo

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 10:15 AM PDT

Few and far between we come across Samsung concepts and today we look into the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The basic design replaces cheap plastic with sustainable Bamboo Material along with premium Ceramic. As far as the tech goes, it includes latest apps like heart rate monitor, UV Sensor and more.

Designer: Vishal Bhanushali

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Back to basics and loving it!

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 08:38 AM PDT

This utilitarian e-Ink phone by FormNation was designed for those who have better things to do than flick angry birds and flying pigs! It leaves behind the extraneous and instead is packed with powerful essentials like calendar, contacts, e-reading, and email apps. Everything you need and nothing you don’t! Thanks to its e-ink display and straightforward functionality, it can last an entire month on one charge. Yes, it lacks a vivid color display. But think of it as the difference between full color versus artistic black and white photography.

Designer: FormNation

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Out of This World Fixie

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 12:01 AM PDT

As you might have guessed from the name, the Space Roam fixed gear bike looks to the universe for inspiration to break away from predictable design. Like liquid metal, the ultra-streamlined frame achieves an almost monocoque aesthetic with the only visible break being that of the front wheel. Built for speed, it’s so lightweight you’ll feel like you’re riding the moon!

Designer: Chen Hsin Lin

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Contemporary Coziness

Posted: 24 Jul 2014 12:01 AM PDT

The Revolution series of freestanding stoves for the Bodart and Gonay brand comes in 3 versions, called Curve, Menta, and Skin, each providing sustained warmth and enduring coziness with a natural looking yet safely guarded flame. The modern structures compliment contemporary interiors with contrasting black and white and 3 subtly different monolithic shapes. A glass window provides visual passage to an enchanting flame while simple controls provide easy custom climate control for maximum comfort with minimal effort.

Designer: Jérôme Olivet

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