Fri.Mar 20, 2020

Prints by Benjamin Craven, Camille Walala, Jenni Sparks and more to mark Earth Hour 2020

Creative Boom

For this year's Earth Hour (which couldn't be more relevant), Evermade is collaborating with WWF on its new series of limited edition art prints with 100% of profits donated to the world's leading conservation organisation.

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The 100 Best Free Fonts for Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Are you struggling to find that particular typeface that matches your creative vision? Then you’ve come to the right place! We do know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to find good, high-quality fonts, so we’ve done the searching for you.

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Coronavirus Logos: Iconic Logos Reimagined For The Age Of Coronavirus

Design You Trust

Jure Tovrljan, a creative director based in Slovenia, has given makeovers to famous brand’s logos to make them more relevant for the coronavirus age. Just an idea of how logos should look like in these difficult times. Hang in there, guys.

Weekly News for Designers ? 532

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Why In-Person Conferences Are Still Relevant for Web Designers – While conferences are understandably being held virtually or canceled, it will be nice to get back to in-person events. Snapfont – A browser extension that lets you test Google Fonts on a live website.

Elimination of Boat Traffic in Venice Attracts Wildlife and Creates Clear Water in the Canals

Colossal

Swans swim through the canals in Venice, via Marco Contessa . Articles and op-eds have been circling the internet during the last few weeks comparing the global response to the coronavirus outbreak to that of the climate crisis.

Top 10 Tutorials to Learn Adobe Character Animator

Graphic Mama

Want to become a master in Adobe Character Animator? Great! We’ve gathered some useful video tutorials for beginners that will quickly get you acquainted with the software! So what exactly does Adobe Character Animator do?

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Bored indoors? Young Studio illustrates new Scouts guide to 100+ home-based activities

Its Nice That

From writing poetry to making catapults out of lolly sticks, the illustrations and animations feature fun things for kids (and adults) to do while holed up inside.

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Remember those awkward years between teenage-hood and your early 20s? Well, now you can relive them with Jenny Jokela

Its Nice That

Jenny Jokela talks us through her latest animation, exploring semi-autobiographical feelings of not quite fitting in.

Freelance Graphic Design Rates: Tips For Pricing Yourself

Shillington

Establishing the right freelance graphic design rates is a very important process that you need to take seriously. However, it’s something that many designers struggle with.

Instructions On How To Prevent the Spread Of Influenza From 1918

Design You Trust

Poster of Red Cross nurse with a gauze mask over her nose and mouth, published by the Illustrated Current News (New Haven, Connecticut) in October 1918, the height of the influenza pandemic. Image: US National Library of Medicine) h/t: vintag.es

Believe it or not, these fabulous Studio Feixen posters are actually cakes

Its Nice That

Cakes wonderful cakes! Who knew graphic design could be so delicious?

Explaining The Worst Pandemics In History

Design You Trust

A somber episode of After Skool tells the history of the world’s worst pandemics and explains what we can learn from them using a combination of whiteboard illustrations and historical photos.

Using airbrush techniques, Elena Rotenberg paints her parents, buildings and stony deserts

Its Nice That

The Tel Aviv-based artist turns towards the everyday as her inspiration, including pictures of her mum and dad on holiday in Europe.

Two Brothers Photographed Every Stage Of The NYC Subway Construction, From 1900-1939

Design You Trust

Using cameras with 8-by-10-inch glass negatives,” the brothers “were assigned to record the progress of construction as well as every dislodged flagstone, every cracked brick, every odd building and anything that smelled like a possible lawsuit.

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A typeface has been designed for the Welsh language

Design Week

A typeface has been created for the Welsh language which celebrate the country’s heritage. The fonts have been designed by the Cardiff office of design studio Smörgåsbord, in collaboration with the Colophon Foundry. Graphic designer Joseph Burrin also consulted.

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4 Ways To Boost Creativity from The Comforts of Your Home

Pixlr

Classes, flights, and plans canceled? Creativity doesn’t have to be! Schools, businesses, restaurants and other public places across the globe have shut down recently in a collective attempt to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Nara’s Famous Deer Wander Streets, Station In Search Of Food After Coronavirus Tourism Drop

Design You Trust

nanamiw Nara, Japan boasts the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue and the UNESCO World Heritage Site it is enshrined at, Todaiji Temple, but tourists may be equally enamored by the famous free-roaming deer that reside in the nearby Nara Park.

“sur-la-Rouge” by Photographer Josée Schryer

Booooooom

Photo josée schryer montreal photographer photography sur-la-Rouge

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Quiet Nights In The City: Photographer Captures Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Scenes In Large Metropolitan Cities At Night

Design You Trust

In the photo series, French photographer Axel Corjon captures beautiful yet fairly-eerie photos of everyday scenes in large metropolitan cities in the middle of the night. “I I love shooting late at night. It’s always a special moment, it’s off time.

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Elimination of Boat Traffic in Italy Attracts Wildlife and Creates Clear Water in the Canals

Colossal

Swans swim through the canals, via Marco Contessa . Articles and op-eds have been circling the internet during the last few weeks comparing the global response to the coronavirus outbreak to that of the climate crisis.

Shopping Small, Day 4: Playful Creative Products That Support Independent Makers

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Happy Sweet Spice Jar by Mari Garnica. Rainbow Punch Needle Kit by Mego Workshop. Sienna Cloud Bag by apprvl. Terrarium and Belljar Enamel Pin Set by Sparrow + Wolf.

Graphis Master Francois Robert Creates Evocative Conceptual Photography

Graphis

Francois Robert is a self-taught photographer based in the USA originally from La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He is predominantly known for his commercial work and fine-art photography.

A voyage into Soviet-era space graphics

Creative Review

Moscow Design Museum founder Alexandra Sankova explains why graphic design magazines were so prevalent in the Soviet era, and takes us through the history of USSR space art – which goes back much further than the space race.

Blue Rusted Metal Textures for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a huge collection of textures to download this week courtesy of Simon from The Shop. This pack of Blue Rusted Metal Textures are sourced from a dumpster on a demolition site and edited for lens distortion, lighting, orientation, and color correction.

Why Not Associates is shutting down

Creative Review

The separation is an amicable one, with both designers ready to pursue personal projects under their own names.

The Ashmolean Museum’s new identity can flex across 500,000 years of history

Design Week

The Ashmolean Museum has been given a new visual identity from design studio Blast. The London-based studio has developed a strategy and identity for the museum, which houses both historical and cultural objects.

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Women’s Aid highlights the pattern of domestic abuse in new ad

Creative Review

Founded in 1974, Women’s Aid has been providing refuge for women and children experiencing violence and fear in the home for over four decades. Through its campaign work, the charity has also spotlighted some of the less visible aspects of domestic abuse.

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An intimate photographic portrait of a very strange, wild terrain and the people who live there

Creative Boom

When we last featured Emile Holba , it was of her portraits of a thriving, intimate community in Geilo, Norway.

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Extravagant Masks by threadstories Offer Cultural Commentary on Selfhood and Social Media

Colossal

All images © threadstories, shared with permission. Covered in full-face masks of fringe and knotted details, threadstories ( previously ) explores the tension between contemporary portrayals of public and private life.

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COVID-19 Crisis Resources for Creatives: A Giant List of Helpful Links for Artists

Booooooom

Resources for creative people working from home, looking for jobs, grants, resources! And we made our private Slack FREE for everyone! Art coronavirus covid-19 creatives resources

Monospace Inspiration - Oikon Hospitality

Abduzeedo

Monospace Inspiration - Oikon Hospitality. abduzeedo Mar 20, 2020 Oikon Hospitality is responsible for the financial management and development of hotel units.

Design Can Help: Code Life Ventilator Challenge

Azure Magazine

As COVID-19 continues to take its toll on cities around the world, health care systems are being strained and doctors and nurses are in urgent need of medical supplies, specifically life-saving ventilators.

Pop Culture takes over Coronavirus on Instagram

Trendland

As the period of confinement takes hold in several countries to cope with the spread of the coronavirus, artists transform their creations into prevention messages. On the Internet, major events and periods of crisis never take long to turn into memes .

A Message from Azure to Our Readers

Azure Magazine

Dear friends, Azure turns 35 this year, and we just marked the milestone by producing a special anniversary issue , out now, composed almost exclusively of interviews with some of our favourite architects and designers, many of them focused on the humanity and collegiality expressed through their work.

Between Museums & Movies, Fun Things to do Online during Quarantine

Trendland

Are you bored in this period of crisis? Stuck at Home and your thirst for culture does not leave you despite the recommendation to stay confined? There is a way to get a little culture and education while you’re might be bored home.

This Graffiti-Covered Abandoned Highway In Pennsylvania Looks Like A Scene From A Horror Movie

Design You Trust

havecamera__willtravel There’s something eerily beautiful about abandoned places – they look surprisingly calm yet still manage to make you feel as if someone’s watching you. Perhaps this feeling is what attracts urban explorers to the abandoned stretch of Route 61 in Pennsylvania.

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Cristina Celestino revamps the interiors of the restaurant 28 Posti [Milan]

Trendland

Powder-blue, terracotta tiles and plaster walls are the features of the Milanese restaurant 28 Posti that has been refreshed by Cristina Celestino.

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