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Kurppa Hosk's smart typographic designs for new awesome synthesiser Superlative

Creative Boom

Iconic analogue synthesisers like Korgs or Rolands usually boast the kind of typography that would make most graphic design geeks salivate.

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Pay Just $29 for The Type Designer’s Sophisticated Font Kit

Spoon Graphics

How do you fancy getting your hands on a hand-picked selection of professional fonts to take your branding, print and digital projects to the next level?

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50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing. It's not about copying others, of course.

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40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme

Spoon Graphics

I have made inspiration showcases for all kinds of design subjects, but one theme I least expected to provide such a variety of artistic styles was the sport of Boxing!

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Best Graphic Design Tablets in 2020

Just Creative

Way back in 2018, which these days can be considered ancient history, we shared with you what we considered to be the best Graphics Tablets for Graphic Design. While our picks certainly great, technology is a lot like cars where the newest tech becomes dated quickly.

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50 Best Design Blogs You Have To Read (2020 Update)

Shillington

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends, and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing.

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Moss, Coral, and Lichen Inspired Embroidery Hoops Stitched by Hannah Kwasnycia

Colossal

All images © Hannah Kwasnycia, shared with permission. Canadian artist Hannah Kwasnycia stitches embroidery hoops inspired by moss, lichen, coral, mold, and bacteria cultures. Colorful strands are layered to form three-dimensional representations of living organisms.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Guta by M -- N Associates

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Breath of Fresh Chair”. Established in 2018, Guta is a chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that combines the tradition of Vietnamese street coffee culture with the variety of contemporary coffee shop offerings (e.g., drinks with whipped cream on top).

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Fonts in Focus: two

I Love Typography

For the first in this new series of Fonts in Focus, we visited the New York offices of Hoefler & Co.

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Anxiety Empire is the free, no-adverts mag exploring the dangerous impact of the media

Creative Boom

It's about time someone made it clear that mental health isn't just a simple, and individual issue, but a societal one. New mental health magazine Anxiety Empire does just that and practices what it preaches by working to a model that means the print publication is free. "We

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Six-Year-Old Tulip Navigates a Wooly Garden in a New Animation by Andrea Love

Colossal

Andrea Love ( previously ) is back with a new heart-felt animation detailing the journey of a six-year-old girl named Tulip.

The Type Designer’s Sophisticated Font Bundle (99% Off)

Just Creative

Font bundles are my favourite, and this one is no exception. This brand new bundle from DesignCuts brings you a wide range of professional quality fonts, from sans-serif to classic serif, brush, calligraphy, display and many more.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Tilix by BR / BAUEN

Under Consideration / Brand

“If I Could Turn Back Time”. 2017) Owned by PagSeguro, Tilix is a fintech app that offers a simplified bill payment system in Brazil.

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Illustrating African Folktales of the Congo Basin in Photographs

Feature Shoot

“ The Rainbow Python “ The Story Tree from “Stories of Tees and Tree of Stories “ “ The Mole and The Sun “ The Odzala-Kokoua National Park is the crown jewel of the Congo Basin— one of the largest, oldest, most intact preserves that has never been logged, or overexploited by poachers and hunters. In an age where the natural landscape is disappearing at a tragic rate, this corner of the world is one of the last major blocks of the African forest. Located in the Republic of Congo, just north of the equator, Odzala is 1,360,000 hectares in size and home to numerous habitats that make it an ideal home to the Kota, Mboko, Mongom, Bakola, Kwélé, and Ba’aka Autochthons. The low population density helps the lanscape maintain itself, and those who do live here play an integral part in its protection. These are ancient peoples, their stories passed down from one generation to the net, preserved through oral traditions that make them vulnerable in a world that is quick to capitalize on profits. Eva Vonk, an executive producer at Tales of Us, approached Dutch photographer Pieter Henket to collaborate in the creation of Congo Tales , an education and conservation project that includes a book and exhibition that photographically illustrates the folktales of the Mbomo people with them playing starring roles. “My photography is an encounter between my eyes and the eyes of my subject,” Henket writes in ““Capturing Tales,” an essay for the book. “Creating mysterious narrative with a touch of realness. Telling stories with compositions of light and emotions. For as long as I can remember, I have had a profound admiration for large-scale 17th century painting because of its ability to capture a multi-layered story on a single canvas.” Henket seamless translates the tales of the Mbomo into lush, monumental scenes of folkloric life — elegant, elegiac images that occupy the space of reality and myth at the same time. The tales featured here begin as a cosmology rooted in environmental concerns, establishing a dialogue between heaven and earth, river and forest, nature and culture. “These stories are etiological myths that tell of the origin of creatures and things the conquest of fire, and the abandonment of tradition,” August Miabeto writes in “Nature as Mother of the Arts,” an essay included in the book. “Or they are wise moral tales which espouse certain values and rules for living. Sometimes, in their subtext, they reveal the multiculturalism that has resulted from migrations and the intermingling of peoples.…[They] invite us to listen to nature, the mother of the oral, pictorial, and music arts in their aspects.” The stories are, quite poignantly, a reminder of how long humanity survived before the West invented itself as “the cradle of civilization,” moving us towards the brink of apocalypse in just a few thousand years. These are stories of how to live: with the land, with each other, and with the knowledge of death. They offer understanding of the universal human condition, with all its strengths and flaws, removed from the possibility of it leading to the destruction of earth. Congo Tales. beautifully reminds us long before the West invaded every continent around the globe,, indigenous cultures have flourished and thrived for tens, if not hundreds of thousands of year. How they managed to preserve themselves and the land can be found in the understanding that art and culture are not things of profit — they are simple a resource to be shared. Pieter Henket: Congo Tales is on view at Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam through April 5, 2020. The River from “The Story of the Little Fish ad the Crocodile” The Last Hug from The Mole and The Sun” The Last Father from “Crossroads — Forest, River, and Rainbow” All images: © Pieter Henket, courtesy Kahmann Gallery. Produced by Tales of Us. The post Illustrating African Folktales of the Congo Basin in Photographs appeared first on Feature Shoot. Features Fine Art Congo Tales Kahmann Gallery Pieter Henket Prestel staged photography

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The Guardian urges Berliners to 'break glass' and take a free copy of its Guardian Weekly

Creative Boom

"In case of corruption, break glass!" reads one of The Guardian 's red emergency boxes in Berlin, containing copies of its Guardian Weekly. Another box states, "In case of climate inaction".

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Keilhauer and Division Twelve “Get Bent” in New Partnership

Azure Magazine

This ain’t your daddy’s office furniture. Defined by bold colours, sleek lines and unpretentious bent-steel construction, Keilhauer and Division Twelve’s new series boldly embraces the soft contract movement – while announcing the partnership between the two Canadian companies.

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My Top Logo Design Fonts (50% Off)

Just Creative

Looking for a set of best-selling fonts for your logo & branding projects? I’ve teamed up with DesignCuts and hand selected these 5 pro fonts , so you can use them in your next project.

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Noted: New Logo for the State of Oklahoma

Under Consideration / Brand

“Aim for the Star”. Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its residents are known as Oklahomans (or colloquially, "Okies"), and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

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Pocket-Sized Notebooks Hold Miniature Paintings of Angela Mckay’s Travels

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Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile in Italy. All images © Angela Mckay, shared with permission.

Vault49 creates the first ASMR-inspired logo

Creative Boom

New York and London brand design agency Vault49 has created what it claims to be the first ASMR inspired logo for media brand So Satisfying , which hosts and curates video content aiming to ignite autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) in viewers.

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UX Debt 101 – Learn what UX Debt is, how to identify it and how to resolve it. 10 Fantastic Podcasts for UX Designers for 2020 – Stay in the know with these podcasts aimed at UX designers.

Should You Use YouTube Pre-Roll Advertising?

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Seth Winterer. In the evolving world of digital marketing, video advertising is the trend for 2020. Marketers are including video in their content marketing strategies at an increasing rate.

The Must-Have Fonts for Graphic Designers and Font Lovers

Tuts Plus

Whether you love to use fun and interesting fonts in your work or simply in everyday use, this must-have list of everything from serifs to scripts and more should be right up your alley.

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Historic Lithograph Reveals Anamorphic Views of Razed Bank of Philadelphia

Colossal

“Horizontorium” (1832), hand-colored lithograph, 22.5 inches. In 1832, artist John Jesse Barker added depth to a drawing by Philadelphia-based William G. Mason to create an optical illusion titled “ Horizontorium.”

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The power of design and illustration to make us more comfortable discussing death

Creative Boom

Death isn't something most of us (in the Western World at least) feel comfortable about discussing – it remains a difficult, emotionally loaded topic.

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Stunning Photos From The Bosch Parade, The Sailing Parade In The Spirit Of Jheronimus Bosch

Design You Trust

Bosch Parade honours Jheronimus Bosch as a storyteller and inspiration. His paintings are mysterious picture stories in which he illustrated his time in an unconventional way.

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How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Diana Adjadj. Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? It’s getting very crowded out there. According to the latest figures by Statista , there are almost 60 million independent workers in the U.S. alone.

Meticulous Lino Cut Prints Reveal Some Spontaneity Behind Detailed Designs

Brown Paper Bag

Printmaker Sofie van Schadewijk creates block prints that are striking in their attention to detail. Focusing on stylized portraits of people, cats, and landscapes, her work is eye-catching thanks to her meticulous use of line paired with illustrations that feel like scenes from storybooks.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Impossible Aerospace by Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv

Under Consideration / Brand

“Pentagram in the Front, Business in the Back”. 2016) " Impossible Aerospace is dedicated to designing and building performance unmanned aircraft for sensitive government and enterprise customers.

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Satisfyingly grotesque illustrations by Alex Jenkins full of dark humour and surrealism

Creative Boom

London illustrator and cartoonist Alex Jenkins creates disturbing artworks full of dark humour and grotesque scenes. "I I try to avoid the pretence but wallow in humour while touching on the absurd and surreal," he tells Creative Boom. Did he always want to be an illustrator? Not initially.

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Dreaming of your next pint? This THINK! Campaign might change your mind

Creative Review

There’s 60 illustrations in total – to represent the 60 young drivers killed or seriously injured while driving over the limit each month in the UK.

The 11 Main Types Of Graphic Design (Fun & Different)

Shillington

Most people are fairly confident in their definition of graphic design, but they end up pigeonholing graphic designers into a very narrow scope simply because they have a limited idea of what designers actually do. Do they create logos for businesses? Do they edit images in Photoshop?

Someone Found An Old Photo Album Full Of Pics Of This Woman And Hollywood Celebrities In A Thrift Shop

Design You Trust

Bruce Willis A thrift shop in Belgium has caused quite a stir on the Internet. People at Opnieuw & Co, a local establishment in Mortsel, discovered an old photo album where a woman posed next to the biggest stars in Hollywood.

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Artsy & Vibrant Branding for Organic Beauty Brand Oio Lab

Trendland

Magic rituals and abstract art served as main inspiration for the visual identity of Polish organic beauty brand Oio Lab. The branding by HUGMUN Studio was conceived to highlight founders’ knowledge and commitment to quality and innovation.

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Studio Output creates new Mixcloud identity and shelves its cloud logo to mark its tenth birthday

Creative Boom

Audio streaming platform Mixcloud has taken on a new identity to celebrate reaching double figures, created by Studio Output to define its more "future-focused mission," according to the agency and shelving is former cloud logo.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Mixcloud by Output

Under Consideration / Brand

“Without Missing a Beat”. Established in 2009, Mixcloud is an audio streaming platform whose mission is to "get more fans directly supporting creators and build a more sustainable future for audio culture".

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Young Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Like most things in life, no career is without its share of challenges and revelations. What’s really amazing is how experience can change our perspective and provide both insight and hindsight.