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Puuung on creating the internet's most beloved cartoon couple

Creative Boom

With over a million Facebook fans and just under that figure on Instagram and YouTube, South Korean artist Puuung is responsible for probably the most famous fictional couple in illustration and web animation.

Top 15 Best Scanners for Graphic Designers in 2021

Just Creative

Having the right scanner can help make your workday easier and certainly more productive. Working in graphic design, you may need to scan hand-drawn sketches or doodles and make them digital so you can edit them to fit your needs.

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Klaus Kremmerz animates quarantine boredom with a Hitchcockian spin

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Too much lockdown can make you forget to mind your own business as a neighbour. Some of us have become curtain twitchers keeping tabs on who's not sticking to the rules, who's flytipping, and who's playing about with the refuse bins.

Digital Art and Renaissance Statues: An Unlikely Combination That Actually Works!

Spoon Graphics

When it comes to abstract art, anything goes! However, there is one particular combination of styles that has become surprisingly popular.

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.

Crane by Collins

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Text by Richard Baird Time. This is central premise of Collin’s work for American stationery brand Crane, and more specifically, the bookmarking of the past and the present, and further, a meditation on the “concrete” as a time machine to the future.

Photographer Spotlight: Delwin Kamara

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7 Essential Content Marketing Tips To Grow Your Brand in 2021

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Karl Kangur. There’s no question that content is vital to attaining your business goals nowadays. Whether you’re writing blog posts, recording podcasts, creating courses, or developing TikTok lenses, you’re moving in the right direction.

Learning From Barcelona: A New Future for Toronto’s Public Parks

Azure Magazine

On a late afternoon in fall, my visit to Barcelona’s Parc de l’Estació del Nord unfolds in a symphony of sights and sounds. Kids zip around on bikes and scooters and clamber over play equipment.

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25 Free Magazine & Editorial Layout Templates for Adobe InDesign – Get your publication off the ground with these outstanding free InDesign templates.

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Learn to animate like Disney

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Most of the world's biggest brands go to extraordinary lengths to protect their secrets. Consider how Coke has kept its recipe secret for over a century, while even KFC's head chef doesn't know the exact blend of 11 herbs and spices the company uses.

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.

“Lopin’ Along Through The Cosmos” by Photographer Alex Nelson

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Best Portable Tripods for Photographers in 2021

Just Creative

The best part of being a photographer is being able to take pictures everywhere you go, no matter what.

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Susan Meiselas’s new book Eyes Open features 23 photography projects for curious kids

Its Nice That

The Magnum president’s latest book reinterprets her cult classic Learn to See for young people.

Thoughts on WordPress Achieving 40% Market Share

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The continued growth of WordPress is something to behold. It seems like just yesterday that we were watching it surpass 30% market share (it was at 29.2% on January 1, 2018), according to the W3Techs survey. Now, the versatile content management system (CMS) has reached a whopping 40%.

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.

19 Artists versus Covid-19, and how Fedrigoni is pushing socially distanced 'togetherness'

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Morag Myerscough. Can art cure Covid? Probably not, but it certainly can help raise funds for the NHS as it struggles under the huge strain the pandemic's put on services.

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Sam Wright’s powerful lockdown series celebrates London’s iconic eateries

Creative Review

It’s been an extremely tough year for the UK’s restaurant scene, with recent figures from the Office for National Statistics suggesting that hospitality has been the worst hit industry across the country.

Clothesline Farm Animals Graze the Countryside in Playful Illusions by Helga Stentzel

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“Pegasus.” ” All images © Helga Stentzel, shared with permission. Instead of tossing an old pair of pants or T-shirt, Helga Stentzel puts her tired garments out to pasture.

Remembering Milton Glaser: an esteemed panel honours the graphic design legend in online event

Its Nice That

Featuring his Push Pin Studio co-founders Seymour Chwast and Reynold Ruffins, as well as Steven Heller and Ellen Lupton, the event hosted by The Cooper Union will discuss his life and legacy.

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

“The Shape of Self” by Alessio Maximillian Schroeder

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The story behind Studio PI, the agency founded by Sachini Imbuldeniya that champions the underrepresented

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© Chantel King. Courtesy of the artist and Studio PI. It's been almost eight months since the UK Government's All-Party Parliamentary Group for Creative Diversity found that certain sections of society are vastly underrepresented in the industry.

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Choosing New Tools and Technology for Your Web Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Web designers tend to learn something new with each project. It may be something minor (but helpful) like a new CSS property. Or it could be something more significant, such as a whole new content management system (CMS). That is both exhilarating and just a tad bit scary.

Yolt’s campaign blames bad spending habits on our unruly lizard brains

Creative Review

The Yolt app helps people manage their money, bringing bank accounts and credit cards into one place, and offers prompts and challenges for users to start saving.

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.

Claudia Rubín on designing at pace for The New York Times Magazine

Its Nice That

Having landed her dream role, the graphic designer tells us what it’s like to work for such a dynamic and high-speed publication.

Toronto Takes a Step Forward – and a Step Back – in Tackling the Housing Crisis

Azure Magazine

Last Spring, the City of Toronto announced a plan to build over 200 new affordable supportive housing apartments in just a matter of months. “We

Dawn Yang on how 2020 changed her perspective and her illustrations

Creative Boom

It's the posters and illustrations of the golden age of Art Deco that inspire much of Dawn Yang 's art. The New York-based illustrator is also crazy about the "curious details" and the use of lines and colours found in Erté and Kay Nielsen's work.

The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun

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“Raven Story.” ” Image courtesy of USPS. When it’s released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate a piece of Indigenous culture that’s long been associated with an escape from darkness.

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.

Designer Helen Rabbitte’s work offers nostalgia with a contemporary twist

Creative Review

Designer and art director Helen Rabbitte creates designs that blend fluid forms with structured layouts, drawing on aesthetics and motifs from the 80s and 90s. Her work features soothing colour schemes, with palettes akin to calming blue skies that transition into warm sunset tones.

Riffing off Chinatown staples, Gabrielle Widjaja adds a stylistic spin to reflexology posters, Hongbaos and more

Its Nice That

The Brooklyn-based artist merges graphic design and illustration in an exploration of her Chinese diasporic identity.

How to Create a Mountain Rescue Unit Badge in Adobe Illustrator

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What You'll Be Creating. In the following steps, you'll learn how to create a mountain rescue unit vector badge in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you'll learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main badge shape.

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Bring your creative visions to life with advanced web design platform Editor X

Creative Boom

If you build websites for clients, you need a platform with advanced design features that can help bring your vision to life and push your creative boundaries. So we'd highly recommend you take a look at Editor X. Advanced design capabilities.

“Plucked” by Photographer Geir Moseid

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