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Dinamo unveils a new custom typeface for Spotify

Creative Boom

The German type studio has teamed up with the streaming giant to create Spotify Mix, a groundbreaking custom typeface representing the diversity of its audio content. Acclaimed Berlin-based type foundry Dinamo are well known to us at Creative Boom: we recently shared their work on a new dot font based on furniture screws and regularly feature them on our best new typefaces roundups.

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Download All These Fonts for Just $29

Spoon Graphics

How do you fancy getting your hands on a hand-picked selection of fantastic fonts to take your design projects to the next level? Design Cuts have put together another deal packed full of top quality fonts and squashed the price down by 91%, so much so that there isn’t much left on the price tag! This is a great opportunity to acquire $316 worth of fonts in a variety of styles for just $29.

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Fuel Your Creativity: Fresh and Free Graphic Design Resources

Graphic Design Junction

Every designer, seasoned or just starting out, faces the challenge of keeping their creative wellspring flowing. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but sometimes you need a spark to ignite a new idea. Here’s where free graphic design resources come in – a treasure trove of tools to fuel your creativity and elevate your projects. Buckle up, because we’re diving into a world of fresh, free PSD files, mockups, icons, and templates to jumpstart your design journey.

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RTS Cambridge Convention by Studio Kiln

BP&O

The Royal Television Society’s annual two-day event at The University of Cambridge brings together leading television industry bigwigs to ponder the present and future of the small screen. This year, over 350 luminaries descended on Cambridge to contend with such weighty topics as ‘the future of media, the impact of AI, and the role of opinion in news’.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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A Parking Lot Becomes a Colorful School for Early Childhood Education

Design Milk

In Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, Estúdio Protobox has converted an underused parking garage into the Children’s Studio at Colégio Salesiano (part of the Salesiano Jardim Camburi School), a dynamic, flexible space dedicated to early childhood education, embodying principles from the Montessori method and the guidelines of the National Common Core Curriculum (BNCC).

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Artist in Residence: Inside the world of illustrator Greg Manchess

Creative Bloq

The artist opens up his Long Island studio space packed full of inspirational goodies.

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The illustration library for Trivago is influenced by 00s animated sitcoms

Its Nice That

Niceshit tells us how it developed the style, and the needs that feed into an illustration system for a massive brand like Trivago.

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Silly Pictures of Cats: A Whisker-Tickling Collection

Graphic Design Junction

There’s something inherently delightful about the antics of our feline friends. Cats have an uncanny ability to find themselves in the most absurd situations, often leaving us in stitches. In this whisker-tickling collection of silly cat pictures, we’ll explore some of the funniest, most heartwarming, and downright bizarre moments captured on camera.

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Bimmi by Bedow

BP&O

When it comes to pre-packaged, semi-liquid meals and snacks, it’s easy to cite the infamous examples that are now stand-ins for whole demographics – I’m talking about SlimFast, the epitome of 90s diet culture; biohacker fuel Soylent; and, more recently, the US-based celeb-backed Daily Harvest, which made headlines due to product recall over food poisoning incidents.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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DesignStudio rebrands Ascential, the company behind Cannes Lions

Creative Boom

The organiser of events for the marketing and fintech industries has a new dynamic identity, conveying the power of convergence. Unless you check the FTSE 250, you might not have heard of Ascential, the British business-to-business media company specialising in exhibitions, festivals and information services. But you've probably heard of some of its events, such as Cannes Lions, the world's largest ad industry gathering, and Money20/20, the world's largest fintech event.

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macOS Sequoia wallpaper is a nostalgic treat for Apple fans

Creative Bloq

Animations pay tribute to the designer of the original Mac icons.

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Paolo Merlini Unveils a Compact Mid-Rise in Central Porto

Azure Magazine

For design enthusiasts, the Rotunda de Boavista is a landmark destination. Fronting the circular park, the asymmetrical polyhedron form of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Casa de Música announces one of the most distinctive buildings of the early 21st century, described by New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff in 2005 as the project to cement the OMA founder’s status as “one of the world’s great designers as well as the profession’s mightiest thinker.” And

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The Dice Design System Promises Play in Perpetuity

Design Milk

French manufacturer Lyon Béton marries the utility of Bauhaus with the material honesty of Brutalism in their artisanal concrete home furnishings. Born to that union is the Dice design system devised by Alexandre Dubreuil – a robust series that would be remiss to just identify as furniture. This new collection offers interiors bespoke architectural storage with modularity that can be reconfigured at the user’s behest with some 27 pre-configurations to start.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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Attractive things work better sometimes

UX Collective

How visually appealing designs influence user perception and the importance of balancing aesthetics with functionality Continue reading on UX Collective »

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Universal Favourite serves up a generous mix of rebellion and homeliness for The Dinner Ladies

Creative Boom

The Australian frozen meal service needed a rebrand, one that reflected its huge success, homely meals, and anti- "mumsy" attitude, extending from its website to its packaging. When we hear the very mention of dinner ladies here in the UK, we might consider the likes of Victoria Wood, Julie Walters and Maxine Peake. Or we might remember the women who looked after us during school meals, of course.

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Spectacular Winning Photos From The 1839 Color Photography Awards

Design You Trust

1st Place: “Unsupervised” by Alexandrena Parker The 1839 Color Photography Awards have once again released a breathtaking collection of winning images that capture the world’s beauty and complexity with brilliant colors and skillful compositions. This prestigious competition, named after the year color photography was first introduced, honors the best skills in the discipline, displaying photos ranging from spectacular vistas to intimate human situations.

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Showcase Your Brand Design with a Hyper-Realistic Stationery Mockup for Photoshop

We And The Color

One of Mego Studio’s best releases—a hyper-realistic stationery mockup—proves to be an indispensable tool for graphic designers and branding professionals alike. This top-view mockup, crafted with meticulous attention to detail, showcases an array of printed materials and branding essentials, including notebooks, business cards, paper clips, a smartphone, and pens.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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“Bird in Hand” by Photographer Finn O’Hara

Booooooom

A series documenting the bird banding at the Long Point Bird Observatory by UK-born, Toronto-based photographer Finn O'Hara.

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11 International Artists Meld Past and Present for Nuart Aberdeen 2024

Colossal

Millo. Image © Clarke Joss Photography. All images courtesy of Nuart Aberdeen, shared with permission As heritage passes from one generation to another, it transforms and reshapes itself to fit within a contemporary milieu. For Nuart Aberdeen 2024, organizers embraced the dynamic nature of culture and traditions and invited 11 artists to reflect on the concept. “Living Heritage” was the theme of this year’s street art festival, which “incorporates the parts of our shared

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What successful creatives wish they'd known when they were fresh-faced graduates

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock Navigating the transition from student to professional can be daunting, but these lessons from creative pros will help you achieve success. The journey from the structured confines of an academic setting to the dynamic and ever-evolving professional world can be exhilarating. But it can also feel like a sharp, handbrake turn, and thus, it can be pretty unsettling at the time.

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How to Name a Company: The Ultimate Guide

Inkbot Design

How to Name a Company: The Ultimate Guide Naming a company is one of the most vital decisions any business person can make. If you get it right, you will have come up with a brand name that is both catchy and memorable. Get it wrong, and… Well, let’s just say that you may end up hating yourself for years. So, no pressure! This definitive guide will take you through every step in creating a fantastic company name.

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Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.

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The Disco Volante Turntable Revolves Around Identified Flying Objects

Design Milk

Disco Volante translates to “flying saucer” in Italian, and is a moniker most associated with the sculptural and streamlined 1952 Alfa Romeo two-seater coupé – a low slung gesture of aluminum sculpted into the service of aerodynamics. And at first glance, industrial designer Oscar Olsson’s fully automatic Disco Volante wall-mounted turntable concept looks to share nothing with its automotive counterpart.

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How I Made Money As An Artist and Illustrator 2022/23 version

Ohn Mar Win

It's been almost two years since I wrote my last blog post where I shared a few stats about my income, so it's definitely time for an update. I believe in being transparent and realistic about what I share, as a teacher, illustrator and artist. Many people, especially those just starting out on this career path, are keen to learn about the financial aspects of an art career.

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"They were looking at our style guide with such awe!": A day in the life of Stacey Bates-McCue

Creative Bloq

Fluid's head of licensing reveals what it's like working on well-loved brands such as Tetris.

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Carey Bennett's screenprint art explores how we remember everyday brands

Creative Boom

On display at a new London exhibition, the artist's evocative work helps us explore the impact of dementia. Artist Carey Bennett, whose latest exhibition, titled Memory and Remedy, is now on show at the Museum of Brands in London. Carey's screenprinted artworks depict vivid recollections of everyday brands such as Vicks, Dettol and Lucozade, offering an exploration of the impact of dementia by visualising the concept of losing grasp on lucidity.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.