Freebie Friday: Bebas Neue


Bebas Neue is a sans serif font family based on the original Bebas Neue free font by Ryoichi Tsunekawa. It has grown in popularity and become something like the “Helvetica of the free fonts”.

Original Designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, Dharma Type Foundry.

This is amazing. It’s tight. It’s clean. It feels a helluva lot like Helvetica, and it’s frickin’ free. I can’t wait to use it on everything.

Download it here or click the image above to be taken to

6 Gifts For Designers, Under $100

Looking for a gift for that special creatively inclined someone in your life? Look no further.

I’ve compiled some of the coolest gadgets to help you last minute buyers get the designer in your life something amaze-balls.

Crowdsourced Items From

Quirky may be relatively slim in the pickings section, but what they lack in quantity they make up for with pure awesomeness. Their products are all crowd-funded and they’re representing some of the most interesting and stylistic utility objects on the market. These products are so good they’re destined to be copied, imitated, and bastardized so much in the coming years that you should get them here first so you can proclaim it to your friends when they get theirs at Walmart in a couple years.

What’s also pretty cool is most of the stuff is under $100. #frugalityFTW

Pivot Power Genius

Simple in idea, and genius in execution, this surge protector offers what others on the market don’t: maneuverability. Oh, and it lets you turn your connected devices on and off… WITH YOUR PHONE. Whether you’re managing awkward and bulky electrical plugs or just want to bend this bad boy around a table leg, you can. And you can turn that shit on from across the room if you wanna. Epic.


Shopping for someone seeking a little less remote controllyness and a little more organizational…yness?

Space Bar Desk Organizer


“Space Bar is a sleek desk accessory that minimizes clutter while providing additional USB ports for your computer.”

It’s simple. It’s elegant. It gives you more USB ports than you can shake a flash drive at and it looks perfectly at home with Apple products.
Check out the video below:

Let’s move on from Quirky. That place is awesome and it’s easy to put everything on the site into this list, but let’s explore what the rest of the internet has to offer, shall we? We shall.

Essentials From

The beauty of the internet is that has a lot of the stuff you want, but for a hell of a lot cheaper than any retail store. No one knows why. It’s just internet magic and we have to accept it. Here’s a run down of some of the cool shit you can get your designer pal without breaking the bank.

Micron Pens

Omg it’s a six pack. Awesome. Oh and it’s all of $9. Get two and don’t be cheap this holiday.


Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive


It’s no secret that technology is getting smaller, cheaper, and even better looking. So with prices and style like this why not go all out and make sure that space is never an issue?

Manage Your Day-To-Day

Arriving earlier this year and followed up by Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career, Manage Your Day-To-Day is the perfect gift for a freelancer who is looking to grow his or her insight into what makes successful designers, successful!


Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work.

Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?

The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.

Featuring contributions from: Dan Ariely, Leo Babauta, Scott Belsky, Lori Deschene, Aaron Dignan, Erin Rooney Doland, Seth Godin,Todd Henry, Christian Jarrett, Scott McDowell, Mark McGuinness, Cal Newport, Steven Pressfield, Gretchen Rubin, Stefan Sagmeister, Elizabeth G. Saunders, Tony Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Linda Stone, and James Victore. Plus, a foreword from Behance founder & CEO Scott Belsky.


Finally lets move away from gadgets and focus on some truly inspired apparel.

Shirts From Pilot & Captain

Most designers have seen, and no doubt tried to redesign an airline ticket at one point. Trust me on this one. The appeal of tall and large type is an allure someone in the industry can rarely deny.

The guys at Heads of State took that idea a step further started to adapt the beauty of airline typography and abbreviation to t-shirt designs. Now with over a dozen international airports to select from, have established themselves as a a staple in the designer tee collection.

Check out the store by clicking here.


More and more

I know I’m getting this list out a little late, but it’s important to remember that giving thoughtful gestures doesn’t need to be done only when it’s expected. Keep these items in mind for future surprises or special occasions and use it to inspire your gift giving moving forward.

Have a great Christmas everyone, even if you aren’t celebrating.

19 Inspiring Vintage “RCA Victor” Typographic Opera Covers

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I really love these covers. The style feels familiar to something that is achievable with simple Photoshop techniques like “color”,  “overlay” and “multiply”. The text used at the time is still contemporary and is incredibly bold and vibrant. The juxtaposition of each cover is playful, but serious and has been replicated countless times over the years.

Please remember to share these great pieces with your friends by clicking the social media icons below.

Have a great day!

Spinnerin Magazine Photography

Spinnerin_BackCover Spinnerin_FrontCoverSpinnerin was a knitting magazine that existed from the 60s and 70s that really knew how to engage it’s audience with great photography. The covers pictured above (Back and front, respectively) must have been a lot of fun to shoot. I would have loved to been there on the day of the shoot, drinking soda and engaging with the crew. All the details, most notably the way the colors really pop in contrast to the background setting are so much fun to look at. Remember this was shot way before Photoshop was around and editing these in post must have been a real bear!

I’ve taken the time to scan all the photography from this issue at high resolution (300 dpi, RGB) for your enjoyment and sharing. I’m not sure who owns the copyrights so I’d be careful about how you use them.

You can download all the images here. The file is just under 100mb, so make sure you have the bandwidth available.

Weather Conditions Icon Set, Free Download

This product is completely free, I just ask that you “pay” for it by sharing the product on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

TWEET/POST to Download

Check out my other vector sets by clicking here:

WeatherIcon_GreyOnWhite DownloadNowButtonSet contains 10 unique outlined vector graphics.

File is less than one 1mb

This download includes Adobe CS5 compatible .AI and .EPS files.
This document is protected under a Creative Commons License for Copyright purposes.
This product may be used privately or commercially, but may not be resold.

Shopping Icon Set, Free Download



This “Shopping Icon Vector Set” has been designed with a minimum 64×64 pixel size in mind. There are four versions of each icon included totaling 48 unique icons.

File is 1mb

This download includes Adobe CS5 compatible .AI and .EPS files.
This document is protected under a Creative Commons License for Copyright purposes.
This product may be used privately or commercially, but may not be resold. 

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