Wed.Apr 28, 2021

AIGA Research Explores Evolving Design Profession

Graphic Design USA

AIGA has released the executive summary of its 2021 Design Point of View (POV) research, an in-depth analysis of the design profession, with the goal of creating a better community. Blog AI graphic design AIGA AIGA POV Design Research Bennie F.

Fortnight Collective creates simple, vibrant designs for new 'hard kombucha' drink, Allkind

Creative Boom

Odell Brewing Co. has recently launched its new "hard kombucha" drink, Allkind , with branding and packaging designs by Fortnight Collective , an agency with offices in Boulder, Colorado, and London.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create Seamless Panorama Slide Images for Instagram

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to share some useful tips for creating visually interesting panoramic posts on Instagram that seamlessly pan back and forth to show a larger image within the regular viewport area.

Monotype sums up the creative trends we're seeing this year – and nostalgia is a big one

Creative Boom

Phil Garnham, Monotype. Type foundry Monotype recently launched its in-depth report into typographic trends for 2021 and beyond, looking into type's role in the directions that creative work is taking now and in future.

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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.

“Meet Me in the Green Glen” by Photographer Maureen R. Drennan

Booooooom

Photo maureen drennan meet me in the green glen new york photographer photography

Joy Yamusangie on DIY story-telling, mixed-media, and keeping it simple

Creative Boom

© Joy Yamusangie. Joy Yamusangie is a London-based artist whose work truly knows no bounds.

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Elle Pérez's photos explore the inherent intimacy and power-plays in relationships

Creative Boom

Elle Pe?rez, rez, Mae at Riis Beach, 2020/2021. Addressing intimacy, vulnerability and the "relationship between seeing and love", photographer Elle Pérez uses human intimacy as both her subject and process in her photography.

Proprietary vs. Open-Source: How to Choose the Right CMS

SpeckyBoy

There are a ton of content management system (CMS) options out there. And if you’re looking to find the perfect fit your website project, the search can be exhausting. Particularly if you don’t have a lot of experience with these systems.

Grilli Type new typeface GT Maru is a wild and wonderful collision of cultures

Creative Boom

In a vibrant, joyful collision of visual and verbal communication, Swiss Type Foundry Grilli Type has unveiled its new typefaces GT Maru ; a harmonious expression combining Japanese and Latin writing systems into a single wonderful and wild typeface.

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Mockup Templates: 50+ Best Mockups

Graphic Design Junction

Highest quality best mockup templates to present your work in a realistic and professional style. These mockups can make your design presentation stand out from other mockups and give it truly photorealistic look.

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.

Pearson Lloyd Elevates Mobility Aid with Flow X

Azure Magazine

“A stairlift is a product of necessity, not aspiration,” explains Pearson Lloyd , the London-based firm behind the new Flow X residential chairlift.

Eddie Apollo’s illustrations feature a retro charm

Creative Review

Eddie Apollo’s striking animation for Collette Cooper’s Lost Soul music video has such a confident style you would never guess that it’s only Apollo’s second animated work since teaching himself the craft in December last year.

OOPS! All For The Treat!

The Die Line

When I saw the packaging for OOPS! by Uprise Branding, I thought to myself, "finally, a brand that gets it." The illustrations on the packaging are quirky and filled with all our pets' emotions: grumpiness, surprise, slyness, and goofiness

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Graphic designer Hayoung Im brings precision and flair in equal measure

Its Nice That

The Seoul-based creative favours clean, classic imagery, and a research-based, ego-less practice.

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.

6 Must-See Web Development YouTube Videos

SpyreStudios

There is something new to learn, every day. There are so many hacks, tips, and tricks you might not know about. Online tutorials are the best way to learn new things – without cost and can be taken at pace. Hundreds, if not thousands, of web development YouTube videos, are available online.

Hidden Mothers: Swaths of Fabric Disguise Figures in Mixed-Media Portraits by Artist Sarah Detweiler

Colossal

“The Nightowl” (2021), oil, embroidery thread, and yarn on canvas in a wood frame, 28 x 22 inches. All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission.

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Yinka Ilori and Es Devlin design Brit Award trophies with a difference

DesignWeek

Yinka Ilori and Es Devlin have revealed the design of this year’s Brit Awards trophies. Next month’s ceremony will be the 41 st edition of the Brit Awards, and will take place at London’s O2. This year will be the first time winners will be awarded with two trophies each.

Anorak magazine wants to see your eyeballs

Creative Review

By Virginia Taroni Donate Your Eyes was set up by kids magazine Anorak and Anomaly creative director David Lawrie, whose own son, Flynn, was diagnosed with glaucoma while a baby.

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 #1 Mistake Made By (Almost) Every Designer

Vecteezy

Graphic design can be an ideal line of work, regardless of whether it’s your full-time job or something you do part-time. Design is rewarding work that allows you to experience the thrill of creating something that has a real impact.

“There’s No Game”: The Emotional Digital Collage Artworks of Gilbert Gemayel

Design You Trust

Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, digital artist Gilbert Gemayel aka GEM creates his hectic, super in-your-face tech-vibe illustrations. He got into digital art circa 2018 when he finished his college in architecture and started to use collaging as a medium to create architectural presentations.

Super Dan origin: a swipeable graphic novel for the Instagram age.

Abduzeedo

Super Dan origin: a swipeable graphic novel for the Instagram age. abduzeedo 04.28.21 To launch the Instagram account for Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan , creative agency monopo London in collaboration with illustration studio AmCo Studio crafted a graphic novel for the digital age.

An Artist Duo Creates Miniature Post-Apopcalyptic Sculptures

Design You Trust

According to an artists: “We (Scapa and Joe) teamed up to make pop art of how the future could look due to climate change. We use as many recycled materials as possible, along with 3D designing and printing.” ” New York, New York. Sea levels flooded NY.

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.

Hidden Mother: Swaths of Fabric Disguise Figures in Mixed-Media Portraits by Artist Sarah Detweiler

Colossal

“The Nightowl” (2021), oil, embroidery thread, and yarn on canvas in a wood frame, 28 x 22 inches. All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission.

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Contributor Checklist: A Guide for Creating and Uploading Content to Vecteezy

Vecteezy

We’ve put together this contributor checklist to point out some of the specifics that should be considered when you’re creating and uploading vectors , stock photos , and stock videos.

Wine of Good Fortune & Safe Home Security: Packaging 10 Entries

Graphis

Celebrate your good luck with some lovely wine, and feel safe while doing some with reliable home security thanks to our two featured Packaging 10 entries! If you’ve been having good luck lately, what better way to celebrate than with a drink?

The everyday objects that got us through lockdown, documented by Paula Zuccotti

Its Nice That

In Future Archaeology of a Global Lockdown, the ethnographer compiles over 1000 images taken by individuals in 50 countries, telling their lockdown tale through 15 artefacts.

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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.

Barack Before Obama - David Katz’s arresting collection of images illustrating the making of an American icon

Abduzeedo

Barack Before Obama - David Katz’s arresting collection of images illustrating the making of an American icon. ibby 04.28.21 In 2004, David Katz worked alongside then Senate-hopeful Barack Obama as a photographer and personal aide. Katz became a trusted insider spending six days a week alongside the future president as Obama campaigned across Illinois. What started as a long-shot Senate run ended with the election of America’s first African American president in 2008.

Discovering Arctic Bath in Sweden

Trendland

Words Francois Correia. Sweden is a fascinating destination. A country bordering the ethereal Nordic lands neighboring Norway and Finland. I love this region – a stark contrast from my tropical homeland, Brazil. FEATURED TRAVEL HOTEL luxury hotel nature scandinavian design Sweden

Download and 3D-Print 18,000 Artifacts from Art History through Scan the World

Colossal

From top left: “ Recumbent Lion ,” “ Bust of Nefertiti ,” head of Michaelangelo’s “David,” and “ Fourth Gate of Vaubam Fortress “ Scan the World might be one of the only institutions where visitors are encouraged to handle the most-valued sculptures and artifacts from art history.

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Unilever reveals “world’s first adaptive deodorant” for people with disabilities

DesignWeek

Degree has unveiled the “world’s first adaptive deodorant”, which has been designed for people with visual impairment and upper limb motor disabilities.

The Sober Space of ITL Restaurant

Trendland

Words Marta Knas. Imagine a modern Italian eatery that combines Venetian elegance with a non-pretentious, modern feel.