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Our articles on art and design include how open source software, hardware, and design are shaping today's artists and concepts.

Jars with food inside on a shelf

Looking for an open source alternative to Dreamweaver or another proprietary HTML/CSS editor? Let's round up some of your options.
Open design for paper airplane

Create great flyers, newsletters, brochures, and more with open source software.
word learn in chalk on blackboard

Professional design software like Photoshop is terrific, but it’s also expensive. What do you do...
White shoes on top of an orange tribal pattern

The story of the rise and fall of the Open Clip Art Library and the birth of FreeSVG.org, a new library of communal artwork.
Python game screenshot

Create new objects for your video games with Scratch's vector drawing app.
cubes coming together to create a larger cube

Create a 3D cube that shows the RGB color spectrum with Scribus' Python Scripter capability.
A daisy swirl

Can open source software pass a professional designer's test for work-readiness?
Hand drawing out the word "code"

Graphic designers can do professional work with free and open source tools.