A Wikipedia for Chinese type launches with over 230 Chinese fonts

China’s forgotten typefaces find a home. The Year of the Rat has kicked off with an indispensable addition for any designers working with Chinese characters.  Launched today is the Chinese Type Archive, a volunteer-run, open data resource that will bring awareness and discussion around Chinese typefaces for designers. Spearheaded by New York/Hong Kong multi-disciplinary design studio Synoptic Office, the archive will support […]

The illustrators who’ll kick off the 2020s in style

By Digital Arts Staff | on January 15, 2020ShareShare No, Banksy isn’t one of these best up-and-coming illustrators. It’s that time again, when creative platforms are predicting the big trends and names for the year ahead, whether in the field of colour, art, design or stock photography. Nothing unusual there, considering we’re halfway through January, but there […]

Best drawing and painting software of 2020

Create a digital masterpiece the easy way… Image credit: Pixabay (Image credit: Pixabay) Digital art has become the norm, with a wide range of software programs available to allow drawing and painting on a virtual canvas. Often these programs will focus on a particular aspect, such as design, illustration, or photo-manipulation. Design programs can be use […]

The best photo editing software: image editors for novices through to pros

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom might seem like the obvious choice, but there are lots of compelling alternatives! (Image credit: elenabs/Getty Images) Photoshop is the world’s best-known but always the best photo editing software – as Adobe’s subscription-based software plans are not popular with everyone. Fortunately there are lots of non-Adobe alternatives which take a different […]