2020 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Just Creative

Earlier in 2020, I posted an article on the latest logo design & branding trends and now 6 months on, the official 2020 logo trends report has just been released by Bill Gardner of LogoLounge. What are the Logo Trends of 2020? 2020 Logo Trends Report.

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A' Design Awards: 20 winning projects to inspire you in 2020

Creative Boom

Below, we've picked 20 of our favourite winners from the 2019-2020 A’ Design Awards to inspire you further. Coming of Age Photography by Ismail Niyaz Mohamed is Winner in Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Category, 2019 - 2020. Feel like your work deserves more recognition?

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50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

Still, it is about understanding common points of reference and the broader culture we all swim in, not to mention getting a blast of inspiration and new ideas along the way. They curate the most inspirational works out there and share them through this collection of projects.

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AI 'artist' creates new work inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Creative Boom

And to prove the point, they've launched ten new images by their 'AI artist' STiCH, inspired by iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. We're focusing on Basquiat as his work continues to inspire others, and his message continues to be relevant. Can computers paint?

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.

Daydreaming in Japan: a colouring book inspired by the streets of Nippon

Creative Boom

If you've been lucky enough to visit Japan, you'll no doubt yearn to one day return to this most unique and visually inspiring of countries.

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Alice Tye's latest Street View-inspired paintings take us on a virtual road trip through America

Creative Boom

It feels like a very fitting project for 2020, the year of lockdown and quarantine, but funnily enough I started it way back in January," she tells us. From the series, Street View Road Trip, 2020 © Alice Tye. From the series, Street View Road Trip, 2020 © Alice Tye.

Supple's eye-catching 2020 calendar inspired by famous spectacle wearers and your local opticians

Creative Boom

This is certainly a sight for sore eyes: a charity wall calendar for 2020, inspired by famous spectacle wearers past and present, ranging from Gandhi to Ga Ga, Elton John to Audrey Hepburn.

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40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages

Spoon Graphics

” is certainly true for the inspiring designs in today’s showcase. The post 40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages appeared first on Spoon Graphics. Articles design design inspiration inspiration lettering quotes type typographyIt can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something , but you can’t think of anything to make.

Hellie Cartledge's paper-cut illustrations inspired by the 'little gems of life'

Creative Boom

Hailing from Manchester, Hellie Cartledge, aka The Small Illustrator (she's five foot one), is a 2020 Illustration graduate from Camberwell College of Arts (UAL).

Indigo Design Award 2020 winners all push the creative envelope

Creative Boom

Indigo has just announced the winners of its third Indigo Design Award 2020, from contenders drawn from over 50 countries. Here we look at six of our favourite winners of the year, while you can find full details of all the Indigo Design Award 2020 winners here.

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Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2020

Just Creative

As of January 2020, there were about 1.74 2020 Web Design Trends & Predictions To Boost Engagement and Impact. The hero text inspires, the snippets of information fascinates, all the while educating web visitors about their products.

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.

Class of 2020: An essential guide to all of the UK's virtual degree shows this summer

Creative Boom

Arts University Bournemouth: Align 2020. Bath Spa University School of Art: Degree Show 2020. Launching 26 June 2020 at 17:00 GMT – Visit the show. These talks serve to inspire and educate students as the next generation of designers looking to break into the creative industries. Launching on 18 June 2020 – Visit the show. University of Brighton: Graduate Show 2020. Launching on 30 June 2020 – Visit the show. Online until 21 June 2020.

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The Bearded Sailor Tattoo Inspired Font for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

The Bearded Sailor is inspired by old-school tattoos that were popular with sailors. The post The Bearded Sailor Tattoo Inspired Font for Premium Members appeared first on Spoon Graphics. Access All Areas members have a cool font to download this week, courtesy of LovePowerDesigns.

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Help save the planet in this inspiring design contest

Creative Boom

There are lots of design competitions out there, but Art for Planet Earth , the first of a series of bi-annual contests, has really caught our imagination, for three big reasons. Firstly, because there's a great cause behind it.

Metamorphism and chess-inspired illustrative packaging designs for Salad & Jam

Creative Boom

Each image, however, has a twist, inspired by the idea of metamorphosis. The agency adds, "Once played only by kings, the game of chess inspired this project with its elegance and mathematical precision. Romania-based food and beverage design agency, CreativeByDefinition has created the striking packaging for the range Salad & Jam.

The UK's first 'data rights agency' has branding inspired by a poem set in a utopian cybernetic future

Creative Boom

He adds, "By viewing the future through their gazes, we were inspired to create a world centred on privacy; a theme that resonates with us all today.".

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Maltese-inspired, minimalist art prints of 'usually busy places' during lockdown

Creative Boom

To help us through these challenging times, illustrator and designer Scott Schembri has created a series of Maltese-inspired art posters depicting usually busy places as deserted during the lockdown.

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Podcasts to get you through lockdown: Cheerful, inspiring and heartwarming

Creative Boom

If you're an artist, designer, illustrator or photographer, whether you freelance, have a side project or work for someone else, The Creative Boom Podcast is full of fun and honest conversations with creative people that will inspire. Hosted by me, Katy Cowan, founder and editor of Creative Boom, a magazine I launched in 2009 to celebrate, inspire and support the creative community.

10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking to focus on your creative business this year and you're after some decent inspiration, you can't go far wrong with a podcast. Empowering the next generation of creatives" – that's the inspiring subtitle to Adam Brazier and David Speed's fresh podcast, Creative Rebels.

Alexandra Francis creates bright and observational digital illustrations inspired by her fine art charcoal drawings

Creative Boom

Manchester-based graphic designer and illustrator Alexandra Francis creates bright, observational artworks mixed with bold hand-lettering.

50 Inspiring Iranian Women, a book beautifully illustrated by Roshi Rouzbehani

Creative Boom

50 Inspiring Iranian Women by Roshi Rouzbehani will be published in the coming months. Within just 12 hours of launching her Kickstarter campaign to bring her book to life celebrating 50 remarkable Iranian women, London-based illustrator Roshi Rouzbehani more than reached her target. The illustrated biography pays tribute to Iranian women who have played significant roles in art, science, sport, education and philanthropy. "I

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Surreal illustrations by Mariano Pascual inspired by the 'crazy reality' of life in lockdown

Creative Boom

The panic buying of toilet roll. Not being able to leave our homes. The reliance on alcohol, maybe just a little too much. These are just some of the things we've come to accept as the "new normal" following weeks of lockdown, and they've been illustrated for a new series by Mariano Pascual.

Paintings by Joseph Yaeger inspired by 'fast-paced memories' and American popular culture

Creative Boom

In helpless longing to get close you must destroy what's close, 2020, Watercolour on gessoed canvas © Joseph Yaeger, courtesy V.O Comedy Plus Time, 2020, Watercolour on gessoed canvas © Joseph Yaeger, courtesy V.O

Web Design Trends 2020: High Tech & Visually Mind-Blowing

Graphic Mama

Wondering what web design trends 2020 will be like? Web design trends 2020 are an absolute mixture of the visual side of graphic design and the high-tech side of evolving technology. Let’s not linger any more and dig right into web design trends 2020. Top Web Design Trends for 2020 are: A collaboration of photos and illustrations. Innovations that will be on top of website design in 2020. Would you like to draw even more inspiration from this trend?

Paintings by France-Lise McGurn inspired by pop culture and partying that spill out onto gallery walls and floors

Creative Boom

Following a solo show at Tate Britain as part of the Art Now series in 2019, she had exhibitions at Simon Lee Gallery in London and Tramway in Glasgow in 2020. Her latest show at Kunsthaus Pasquart is her most extensive to date, launching on 19 September until 22 November 2020.

Pablo Albarenga wins The Photographer of the Year title in the 2020 World Photography Awards

Creative Boom

Uruguay artist Pablo Albarenga has been crowned The Photographer of the Year in the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards for his series, Seeds of Resistance. Seeds of Resistance © Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay, Photographer of the Year, Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Black Francis © Tom Oldham, United Kingdom, Open Photographer of the Year, Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Hurry © Hsien-Pang Hsieh, Taiwan, Youth Photographer of the Year,Sony World Photography Awards 2020.

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&SMITH's designs for East African herbal tea range Kib are inspired by circularity

Creative Boom

London studio & SMITH has created the new branding and packaging for herbal tea range Kib. The range is the first branded product from East African speciality food company, The Perennial Foods Group.

A guide to the UK and Ireland's best art and design conferences in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking for creative inspiration, advice and insight to push your skills, or you want to enjoy a day or two away from your desk, then here's our guide to this year's best creative conferences. The VFX Festival 2020, London. In 2020, the festival will focus on discovering and developing new and emerging talent. 16-18 March 2020, Southbank Centre, London – pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk. 3-5 April 2020, The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin – iloveoffset.com.

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50 Essential Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read in 2020

Shillington

This with improve your abilities to come up with fresh ideas, new ways to approach creativity and, overall, produce better and more inspiring work. Recently reworked and repackaged, this life-affirming guide is the perfect read for any creative needing a little inspiration and encouragement.

Amelia Flower's humorous 'stay at home' postcards inspired by life under lockdown

Creative Boom

The 'Stay at Home' designs are also inspired by the funny postcards we see in souvenir shops in seaside cities and towns, but with a twist – they adapt those typical holiday scenes to depict life stuck at home. I have always found so much inspiration in the mundane daily rituals of life, and documenting how different people live their lives. Spending so much time in my home has been more creatively inspiring than I ever thought it would be.

The Best Courses on Skillshare in 2020

Just Creative

Top Skillshare Courses of 2020. The top Skillshare courses from 2020 are broken down into these categories: Graphic Design, Logos & Branding. Presentation Essentials: How to Share Ideas That Inspire Action. What I love about Skillshare is their short format classes, teaching you valuable skills in a short amount of time! They have thousands of classes in many different categories, as shown below.

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Studio Dotto's bespoke Art Deco-inspired typography for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres

Creative Boom

And their mission is to dazzle and inspire, reflecting the aspirations and concerns of their audiences and fuel civic pride. The type was initially inspired by architectural details and nods at a kind of Art Deco history with a fresh and forward-looking twist.

Paintings by Jérôme Lagarrigue inspired by an impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare'

Creative Boom

Inspired by the 2005 riots in Clichy-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris, and the media coverage of those events, as well as televised images, Jerome uses off-centred subjects and blurred effects suggesting still images, with some of his compositions strongly evoking movie-making sequences. In his latest series, French-American artist Jérôme Lagarrigue explores the theme of urban violence and the challenges the black community still faces in America today.

Air Studios by Spin

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird AIR Studios was founded in 1965 by Beatles producer Sir George Martin. It is located in London’s Lyndhurst Hall, a former church with one of the largest recording rooms in the world and a live space capable of holding a full symphony orchestra.

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IYA Studio's Russian Constructivism-inspired knitwear branding

Creative Boom

The brand bills itself as a "unique style of knitwear for Modern Living", with garments inspired by. The identity, too, looks to bold geometric patterns for inspiration—especially the work of Russian constructivist painter Kazimir Malevich. "By YA Studio , based in lovely ol' Deptford in south London, has created the brand identity, packaging and e-commerce platform for "modern UK knitwear brand" Country of Origin.

A bold, yet distinctly Scandinavian identity for a food festival inspired by seeing farmers as 'rockstars'

Creative Boom

Inspiration for the designs was drawn from music festivals to add more energy, vibrancy and dynamism to things. Scandinavian Design Group is behind some striking new branding for Matstreif , the largest food festival in Norway.

Shrenik Ganatra creates new music video for Minaxi inspired by Victorian erotica

Creative Boom

The designer says that the graphic style of Aubrey Beardsley profoundly inspires the look and feel of the video. Graphic designer Shrenik Ganatra , whose work we previously featured last summer , is a busy and multitalented guy.

Borderless: Jenny Theolin and Ata Berenjian collaborate to create artworks inspired by lockdown

Creative Boom

During art school, Jenny Theolin was often told that you should never touch another person's art.