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Artist Shirien Damra's moving mural marks America's first 'Immigrant Day of Resilience'

Creative Boom

Photography by Carla Carrasco Ocampo. Artist Shirien Damra has created a bright and hopeful mural to commemorate 'Immigrant Day of Resilience', a new annual date in the calendar that honours the strength of immigrant communities amid a long history of marginalisation in the United States.

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Get $3000+ worth of Fonts for Just $29 with This Spectacular Typography Set

Spoon Graphics

We all love having a vast library of quality fonts to work with, but they can often be far too expensive for the average designer to afford.

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How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.

25 Tattoo Design Elements: Brushes, Vector Art and ToolKits

Just Creative

Tattoos have been around for as long as we can remember. As a matter of fact, experts claim that evidence of human tattoos can be traced from around 3370 BC to 3100 BC. That mentioned, it’s understandable why tattoos are still very much celebrated today.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

Illustrator Spotlight: Liam Cobb

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Liam Cobb (previously featured here). Liam Cobb’s Website. Liam Cobb on Instagram. Illustration iceland illustration illustrator Liam Cobb Reykjavík

3 Ocean Photographers Creating Intoxicating Images

Trendland

Words Kylie McDowell. Fuel your wanderlust with intoxicating images created by these 3 ocean photographers from far-flung places around the world. From Italy to Australia, each captures the awe-inspiring natural world at its finest. FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY nature ocean

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The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2021 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

Just Creative

While many things in this world have taken the digital route, if you work in any creative field such as graphic design, you know how being able to print physical copies of your work can help not only you get a better idea of how the final project will look but is also a great way for your clients to get an idea of how things are going.

The Clearing helps Marcus Rashford call Full Time on food poverty

DesignWeek

London-based design studio The Clearing has created the branding for footballer Marcus Rashford and chef Tom Kerridge’s new initiative to end food poverty in the UK. The Clearing has created the the branding for Full Time, which includes the visual identity, naming and strategy. link].

Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple Content Management Systems

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We live in an era where web designers have become ultra-specialized. Many tend to have a narrow focus regarding the tools they use and types of projects they accept. It didn’t used to be this way. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the industry was a bit scattered. I certainly fit that mold.

Avoiding the unnecessary: Brodie Kaman's tactile, typographically-led practice

Creative Boom

Berlin-based art director and graphic designer Brodie Kaman is a force to be reckoned with, boasting a captivating practice that combines a dynamic starkness with a relaxed, somewhat free-hand candidness across the work he does. "I

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

35 Cute Cats, Birds, and Botanicals Illustrations for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a wonderful collection of illustrations to download this week, courtesy of Pretty Little Lines.

10 Best Pro Fonts for Clean and Minimal Logo Design

Just Creative

If you have a clean and minimalist style in mind when designing your logo, a simplistic approach to typography is essential to achieve that look. There’s no doubt that these iconic logo designers would agree that minimalism and simplicity is what makes a logo timeless and memorable.

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“Scenes from the Last Day on Planet Earth” by Photographer Chris Maggio

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Photo chris maggio new york city photographer photography scenes from the last day on planet earth

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If the internet has accomplished one thing (beyond giving us web designers a career), perhaps it’s the emboldening of cheapskates. The ability to get free and low-cost items online has outshined even the most fervent coupon-clippers of yesteryear.

Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Acclaimed director Brent Harris says a fond farewell to Daft Punk in new film

Creative Boom

Award-winning commercials and film director Brent Harris has just released La Légende, a short film that pays homage to Daft Punk. Harris says his three-minute tribute is a "love letter" to the electronic music duo who disbanded in February.

Study Design Abroad: Ximena Jimenez, Peru to Shillington Melbourne

Shillington

Shillington Melbourne graduate Ximena Jimenez’s LinkedIn bio states “Born in Trujillo, Raised in Lima, Shaped in Neumünster, Fashioned in Bangkok, Based in Melbourne” and we think that’s a great way of summing things up.

Alice Yuan Zhang’s digital creations examine consumption, politics and her “responsibilities as an immigrant”

Its Nice That

The LA-based artist and designer talks us through her practice, spanning art direction, graphic design, web design, coding, 3D modelling, AR and VR.

“American Backyard” by Photographer Elliot Ross

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Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Photoshop's Pen Tool Using Tracing Vectors

Graphic Design 24

Photoshop's Pen Tool Using for Tracing Vectors Photoshop offers heaps of drawing, delineating and imaging apparatuses for a website specialist to exploit.

Tomesha Faxio's photographs celebrate the beauty of black hair in its most natural state

Creative Boom

© Tomesha Faxio. In photographer and mixed-media artist Tomesha Faxio 's powerful new series, we see a celebration of pride, authenticity and blackness.

Do You Need A Degree To Be A Graphic Designer In 2021?

Shillington

At Shillington, we often get approached by prospective students who are eager to learn skills to start a graphic design career.

How does typography behave under extreme conditions? New book Teasing Typography explores

Its Nice That

Recently published by Slanted, Juliane Nöst’s first book explores what happens when meaning is stripped away from type.

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. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

“Notice” by Photographer Wesley Verhoeve

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Sophie Harris-Taylor photographs new fathers in her latest series

Creative Review

Photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor’s new body of work is all about becoming a dad and the first few years of fatherhood. Titled Present Fathers, the series was inspired by watching her own partner adjust to being a father.

Praline designs new culture platform The Wick

Creative Boom

Design studio Praline has worked with cultural communications consultancy KTW London to create the branding and site design for its new art platform, The Wick.

Weekly News for Designers ? 588

Speckyboy Design Magazine

2021 Redesign or: How I Learned to Stop Art Directing and Love the Blog – One designer’s mission to bring consistency to their blog. Yoome Free WooCommerce Theme – A free WooCommerce WordPress theme for creating stunning online shopping stores.

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What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

Gaieté's Packaging Will Make You Feel As Warm As The Perfect Sunny Day

The Die Line

Gaieté celebrates femininity through an elegant and happy-go-lucky personality. With joyful products and services, the brand has the packaging to match through soft typography, botanical illustrations, and a color palette full of whimsy

Flora and Fauna Intertwine in Delicate Mixed-Media Artworks by Teagan White

Colossal

“Oasis,” watercolor and gouache on paper , 20 inches x 20 inches. All images courtesy of Nucleus Portland, shared with permission.

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The Gut-Wrenching Abuse of Animals in Factory Farms and Why We Mustn’t Look Away

Feature Shoot

A group of piglets in the lactation platform, illuminated by infrared lamps used for fast growth. The body of a dead piglet is laying abandoned on the floor inside an industrial pig farm in northern Italy.

Artworks by Orlanda Broom probe the future of the planet, post-lockdown

Creative Boom

© Orlanda Broom. For many of us, lockdown has provided exceptional motivation to get out and exercise in the fresh air, bringing with it a new appreciation for nature. As the UK opens up once more, a new solo exhibition by British artist Orlanda Broom in London seems perfectly timed.

Snøhetta Expands — and Enlivens — an Oslo Fashion Destination

Azure Magazine

When it first opened its shop in Oslo in April 2020 , Norwegian retailer Moniker was already taking a risk. Could a bricks-and-mortar destination withstand the challenges of the pandemic?