Thu.Feb 13, 2020

Designers, illustrators and photographers: This is your last chance to enter this year's A' Design Awards

Creative Boom

You chose a creative path and work hard to make something special every day. You don't always get the chance to create something brilliant, but when you do – you should proudly shout about it.

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3 Types of Logos & Which is Right for You

Six Leaf Design

There are three main categories that I typically group logo designs into: illustrative, iconic, and typographical. All three have many great attributes, and each also has drawbacks. But the best way to know which is the right one for you is to figure out how you will mostly be using your logo.

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Andrea Love on the joy of stop motion, her favourite characters and why perseverance pays off

Creative Boom

Andrea Love is an American animator and director based in Port Townsend, Washington. A life long lover of movies, she is completely self-taught and renowned for her work with wool.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for STC by Interbrand

Under Consideration / Brand

“Push Forward”. Established in 1998, Saudi Telecom Company (stc) is a telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia providing cable, landline, mobile, internet services, and computer networks for residential and business customers.

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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.

Uncommon and Ecover launch powerful campaign to fight 'fashion landfill'

Creative Boom

In its new global campaign for Ecover, Uncommon helps the eco-pioneer to start a conversation about fashion waste, something that is hurting our planet with almost 1,000 items of clothing going to landfill every thirty seconds in the UK alone.

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Land of Plenty takes inspiration from an English football pub for its identity for a Portland beer brand

Creative Boom

London studio Land of Plenty has created this football-themed identity for a Portland beer brand, inspired by a traditional English pub based next door in Portland, Oregon. The British owners of The Toffee Club were recently offered the chance to take over the brewery space next door.

Outdoor Brands That Survive the Test of Time


This blog post includes a topic that you could say is slightly off-topic. The outdoors, but don’t worry, I’ll be covering some really good outdoor brands. Here at Canny, we aren’t just office “Monkeys”. We have hobbies outside of work, believe it or not.

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How to Get Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Have you ever been looking through design annuals or other publications, keeping up to date on what’s happening in the industry, when you happen upon a bunch of work that’s leaps and bounds more creative and technically proficient than anything you’ve done so far?

Booooooom x Capture Photography Festival: Public Art Artist Chosen


Photo Angela Blažanovi? capture festival photographer photography vancouver

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.

2020 AZ Awards – Deadline Extended!

Azure Magazine

The AZ Awards celebrates the world’s best projects, products and ideas. Select your best projects in as many categories as applicable and submit to receive the exposure and acknowledgement that your exceptional work deserves. Start the submission process here.

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Geoff Moore’s California Dreamin’ Exhibition [LA]


American photographer and director Geoff Moore, become known for creating classic cinematic imagery with contemporary innovation. He shots celebrities such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Heidi Klum, Aaron Paul, and RZA amongst others and has shot for GQ, Elle and Playboy.

Comprising a new typeface, Ilya Bazhanov’s bachelor thesis examines Russian typography from the 60s

Its Nice That

The Chelyabinsk-based designer’s latest project sees him create a new typeface named Thaw, inspired by the historical period and change that occurred during Soviet Russia in the 1960s.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for International Paralympic Committee by North

Under Consideration / Brand

“Spiraling into Control”. Founded on 22 September 1989 as an international non-profit organisation, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is an athlete-centred organisation composed of an elected Governing Board, a management team and various Standing Committees and Councils.

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.

How Letizia Battaglia Used Photography in a War Against the Mafia

Feature Shoot

Palermo, 1982. The words are in Italian but the message is clear: “The Mafia kills. So does silence.” ” This is the omerta , the code of silence the Sicilian mafia has imposed upon the people of the island through decades of war.

Accumulate launches new radio show created by young homeless people

Creative Review

Sound Judgement broadcasts a range of shows covering music, stories and interviews that tackle issues that are important to the often-marginalised people at the helm of the station. The episodes have been available to listen to online in a podcast format since late January this year.

How-To Survive A Deadly Global Virus: Visual Guide Wth A Style & Twist

Design You Trust

How-To Survive A Deadly Global Virus” is a project by Max Siedentopf, a Namibian-German visual artist, and inspired by masks found on social media during the Corona Virus outbreak where people shared photos of alternative solutions to the conventional air mask.

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Wool like you’ve never seen it before, in Andrea Love’s charming stop motion animations

Its Nice That

Working out of her basement studio in the most northwestern tip of America, Andrea Love demonstrates the versatility of wool through these wonderful animated shorts.

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

Realistic Poster Mockups to Display Your Designs in Style

Creative Market

The importance of versatile and realistic scenes to represent your artwork is impossible to quantify. These 15 amazing poster mockups sets are both inspiring and aesthetically pleasing. Glued Poster Mockups Collection.

Pentagram’s Marina Willer rebrands cancer charity Maggie’s to reflect its warm, homey spirit

Its Nice That

With a handwritten typeface and a logo family at the heart of its redesigned visual language, the graphic designer hopes to convey the organisation’s welcoming care centres.

Greenhouse in Pirque by Max Núñez Arquitectos

This is Paper

13.02.2020Greenhouse in Pirque by Max Núñez ArquitectosResearch, Architecture. Max Núñez’ greenhouse in Chile gives the impression of a floating glass box.

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Life’s Sublime Moments Unearthed in Cubist Paintings by Connor Addison


“Innocence Lost” (2020), oil on linen,172 x 94 centimeters. All images © Connor Addison. Barcelona-based painter and photographer Connor Addison situates his recent series of oil paintings within the context of philosopher Edmund Burke’s theory of the sublime.

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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.

DesignStudio's identity reignites the spirit of Latin America's League of Legends

Creative Boom

DesignStudio has today unveiled a new brand identity for the Latin American league of Riot Games' League of Legends.

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Keep On Rocking Fine Dining Installations for a Michelin-Star Chef


“Keep on rocking” is a series of whimsical plates/installations designed by Gramática Arquitectónica for a Michelin-star chef Pepe Solla and his restaurant in Galicia. A system of plates was inspired by an artist, Mathias Goeritz, and his tall, geometrical sculptures.

“Graphic design allots the opportunity to defy convention”: Theresa Liu on her investigative practice

Its Nice That

After becoming enchanted by the works of LA’s art greats, Theresa felt there was a gap between their depictions and her day-to-day reality. Here, she discusses her theory-based practice on providing second realities through graphic design.

26 Contemporary Chinese Artists Explore Materiality in ‘Allure of Matter’


Zhu Jinshi, “Wave of Materials” (2007), Xuan paper, cotton thread, bamboo, and stones. Installation view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, image © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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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.

“I like everything, I’m a mess”: Maria Contreras Aravana on her wacky and non-conforming illustrations

Its Nice That

With cartoonish cats, spooky babies and swimming bananas as her protagonists, the Santiago-based illustrator looks to her subconscious for inspiration.

Good Services: creating a common knowledge for service designers

Design Week

Whether its ordering lunch, accessing healthcare or simply finding a way home, the average person is more acquainted with service design than they might think. But despite the vast majority of us encountering services on a daily, even hourly basis, many are not designed to meet our needs.

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