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Yurie Takashima pays tribute to Ukiyo-e and woodblock prints in her 36 Days of Type

Creative Boom

36 Days of Type © Yurie Takashima. In a recent personal project that follows the popular '36 Days of Type', Japanese graphic designer Yurie Takashima turned to the ancient art Ukiyo-e as inspiration.

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Video Tutorial: Wavy 3D Distorted Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating this cool type-based artwork that combines wavy distortions with 3D text effects. It’s ideal for creating interesting quote art or visually interesting poster designs.

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6 Web Design Trends Creatives Need to Prepare for in 2022

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. In normal times, web design tends to evolve at a subtle and gradual pace. But these are nothing like normal times. The global pandemic and resulting lockdowns have brought huge cultural and societal shifts that have reverberated everywhere.

“Murals” by Photographer Lucas Deshazer

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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.

Douglas Lopes Illustrations

We And The Color

Graphic paintings and bold colors by Brazilian illustrator Douglas Lopes. Douglas Lopes is a black Brazilian illustrator with a background in graphic design and advertising. He started illustrating professionally in 2017.

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Vintage Engraving Lines Textures for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a fantastic collection of vector textures to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. These vintage engraving lines textures are based on the detailed linework that forms an engraved illustration.

Emily Carr University Spotlight: Edward Madojemu

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35 Creative Logo Design Inspiration #97

Graphic Design Junction

Looking for creative logo design ideas or if you want to design a logo with unique concept, you need a creative logos for inspiration. GDJ always adding new futuriest and modern logos to help you create a truly amazing logo for your business.

Richard Shear: A New Way To Evaluate Branding and Package Design

Graphic Design USA

GDUSA is publishing a series of articles by Richard Shear of inv?k k brands that takes an evolutionary look at consumer search patterns and explains how visual brand designers can use it to their advantage.

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.

Matchbloc once again celebrates mid-century matchbox labels from the Eastern Bloc

Creative Boom

If there's one source of inspiration beloved to most graphic designers everywhere, it's the humble matchbox: particularly those from the Eastern Bloc.

Layout in ancient writing: UX inspiration from history

UX Collective

Studying for any job includes studying the history of that job. I think that the history of UX starts not from the creation of the phrase… Continue reading on UX Collective ». graphic-design visual-design design ux ux-research

Photographer Spotlight: Cassidy Araiza

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Free PSD Mockups: 26 Photoshop Mockup Templates

Graphic Design Junction

New collection of Photoshop free Mockups. High quality mockups to present your artwork and design in the right way. Download free psd mockups for commercial and personal use, fully customizable, editable and easy to use mockup templates. Just apply your design or logo and it’s all done.

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.

A campaign to make cyber-flashing illegal features Genie Espinosa’s cartoonishly sinister characters

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“It’s illegal to flash someone irl, so why not online?” asks Grey London’s campaign for sexual health charity Brook, featuring the illustrator’s signature colourful figures.

How to get represented by an illustration agency

Creative Boom

Halston, illustration for The New Yorker © Malika Favre, courtesy of the artist and Handsome Frank. Want to earn more as a freelance illustrator? And do you like the idea of someone else finding you clients, negotiating your fees and drawing up contracts on your behalf?

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30 Creative Print Ads for Inspiration in 2021

Design Wizard

Print ads are a great opportunity for marketers to explore different creative avenues to increase sales. Even though so much advertising has moved online, an inspiring ad in print can still stand out and grab readers’ attention.

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The Introvert Collection by Jeff Aphisit

We And The Color

The Introvert, a collection of stunning illustrations by Jeff Aphisit. Jeff Aphisit is a skilled freelance illustrator who lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. Just recently, he published his amazing “Introvert Collection”, a set of three amazing artworks as shown below.

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

55 Beautiful Moleskines

SpyreStudios

Moleskine notebooks are typically bound in coated paper cardboard with an elastic band to hold the notebook closed. They include a sewn spine that allows it to lie flat when opened, cream-colored paper, rounded corners, a ribbon bookmark, and an expandable pocket inside the rear cover.

The world has been taken over by giant animals

Creative Bloq

Just kidding, but this optical illusion is for pet lovers only

Incredible paper sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera continue her love of nature

Creative Boom

It's been a while since we caught up with Diana Beltran Herrera , a designer and artist from Colombia based in Bristol. Her delicate paper sculptures are a display of vibrant colours, textures, and compositions that highlight beauty and fragility with great attention to detail.

Crafting visuals for the sonic world with graphic designer Hello Rabbit

Its Nice That

We talk to Helen Rabbitte AKA Hello Rabbit on designing all things music, and how the “trippy and bizarre” moments of decades gone inspire her.

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.

Detached in Harmony by Brad Walls

We And The Color

Detached in Harmony, this artistic photo project by Brad Walls draws inspiration from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic as well as from a renowned 1940s fashion photographer. Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls just released a new photo series titled ‘Detached in Harmony’.

Awful Web Designs From 18 of MMA’s Top Fighters

SpyreStudios

With Mixed Martial Arts in the mainstream, you’d think that the marketing teams for the fighters would know that their target demographic spend hours every day online and would probably be their biggest promoters.

Clients Make Too Many UX Decisions. Here’s How to Stop Them.

SpeckyBoy

The boundaries between a web designer and their client can often become blurred. Designers, in an effort to please paying customers, put client feedback into action – even if it leads the project in the wrong direction. A client may be pleased with themselves and happy to get their own way.

Henry Hoovers and Starry-Eyed Bees: Annie Hall’s weird and wonderful knitwear

Creative Boom

Annie Hall has certainly carved out a unique practice, sitting within a warm, weird, and wonderful sweet spot nestled between disciplines.

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.

Typography design: Rules and terms every designer must know

Creative Bloq

A typography glossary, in words you can understand

The Beauty of Spaciousness by Zoe Economides

We And The Color

‘The beauty of spaciousness’, a personal photography project by Zoe Economides. Zoe Economides is a fashion photographer with a heavy emphasis on landscapes. Some of her past photographic projects have been published by the likes of Time Inc.

As Christo’s swan song L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped becomes a reality, this book details its incredible design

Its Nice That

The Taschen tome documents, through sketches, notes, blueprints and photography, the genesis of the artistic duo’s dream to wrap the Parisian monument, which never manifested during their lifetimes.