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Watch: Theresa Fitzgerald on Why Character Matters When Designing for Impact

Design Milk

Today, we’re happy to share the latest talk in the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Design Conversation Lecture Series at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Theresa Fitzgerald is more than a graphic designer; she’s a creative leader passionate about the power of design to solve problems, connect people, and change culture. Known for her brilliance in branding, the designer has spent over 25 years growing and expanding companies, both established and new, through impactful st

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10 Can’t-Miss Architecture & Design Events This Summer

Azure Magazine

Trade show season has come to an end , the school year has wrapped up, and Azure’s Human/Nature climate conference is still a few months away, but there are still plenty of ways to engage with architecture and design through the summer. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 events around the world to consider adding to your agenda — from I.M. Pei’s monumental retrospective at Hong Kong’s M+ Museum to an intimate Kintsugi workshop at The Bentway in Toronto.

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“My Sweet Elora” by Photographer Luuk van Raamsdonk

Booooooom

A series dissecting the complicated nature of family dynamics by lens-based artist Luuk van Raamsdonk.

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Cabin House Vintage Stamp Font by Design Bundles

We And The Color

Discover a Great Vintage Stamp Font Perfect for Versatile Design Applications. The right font can make or break a graphic design project. Whether you’re crafting a logotype, designing packaging, or creating a standout poster, the font you choose plays a pivotal role in conveying your message and aesthetic. One such font that has been gaining traction for its unique charm and versatility is the Cabin House font.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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The worst logo designs of 2024 (so far)

Creative Bloq

From unmarvelous Marvel to Minecraft elk, we've already seen some clangers.

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100 Life-Sized Elephants Lumber Along a Newport Cliff in a Global Conservation Project

Colossal

All photos by Corey Favino, courtesy Elephant Family USA and Newport Restoration Foundation, shared with permission A herd of elephants has arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, on the first leg of their 3,500-mile journey across the U.S. Jointly organized by two nonprofits, Elephant Family and CoExistence , the monumental public work draws attention to the relationships between people and wildlife, particularly as the human population grows and encroaches on natural habitats. “ The Great Elep

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100 Life-Sized Elephants Lumber Along a Newport Cliff in a Global Conservation Project

Colossal

All photos by Corey Favino, courtesy Elephant Family USA and Newport Restoration Foundation, shared with permission A herd of elephants has arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, on the first leg of their 3,500-mile journey across the U.S. Jointly organized by Elephant Family USA and Art&Newport, the monumental public work draws attention to the relationships between people and wildlife, particularly as the human population grows and encroaches on natural habitats. “ The Great Elephant Migr

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Weekend Inspiration: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Technology

We And The Color

As we dive into another weekend, it’s the perfect time to explore the exciting convergence of art and technology. This intersection is revolutionizing creative fields, offering endless possibilities for artists and designers. Today, we’ll delve into the rise of digital art, the impact of AI on creativity, immersive installations, and even some DIY projects to spark your weekend creativity.

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The Superb Dystopian and Futuristic Digital Artworks of Annibale Siconolfi

Design You Trust

Annibale Siconolfi, known as “Inward,” is an Italian artist and architect who creates captivating 3D models of dystopian cities and futuristic scenes, inspired by sci-fi movies, contemporary architecture, and global issues like climate change and overpopulation. His detailed cityscapes, featuring towering structures and dense urban sprawl, evoke a sense of grandeur and beauty while also conveying themes of isolation, environmental degradation, and societal collapse.

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I’m mourning the loss of these scrapped Threads logos

Creative Bloq

These 40 designs never saw the light of day.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Graphic-ExchanGE - a selection of graphic projects #icon #letterpress #vintage #typography

Designspiration

Saved by Javiera R. Benavente (@jrbenavente).

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Diadora Arsenale dello Sport

Design Everywhere

Diadora Arsenale dello Sport

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Beautiful Vintage Packaging #packaging #minimal #vintage

Designspiration

Saved by Shelby White (@shelbywhite).

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Conservatives lose UK election by a lot

FlowingData

For the New York Times, Josh Holder and Lauren Leatherby show how the Conservatives lost the election from multiple angles : lost seats, historical vote share, shift of support to Reform, an easy win by Labour, and an age breakdown. It looks bad for Conservatives any way you cut the data.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.

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Spin — Channel 4 #logo #tape #identity #branding

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Saved by Amanda Macedo (@amlight).

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Everyday Objects Are Made Delightful by Robert Bronwasser

Design Milk

We are always looking for great everyday design that affordable, accessible, and modern over on @designmilkeveryday and every one of Robert Bronwasser’s new EVERYDAY OBJECTS for Dutch design label GOODS needs its fair share of the spotlight there. The designer has a playful take on four common household objects – a side table, a vase, a tray, and a shelf – that will turn mundane moments into delightful ones.

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Visually navigate code as stars and galaxies

FlowingData

Andrei Kashcha visualized major software packages as galaxies that you can fly through. Every dot here is a package. Position of a package is determined by force based graph layout algorithm and usually clusters together packages that depend on each other. Some packages are connected by lines. It means one package depend on another. Image above shows only very close connections.

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Freelancers: Tips for Increasing Your Rates

HONGKIAT

As a freelancer, raising your rates is crucial not just for your growth as a creative business owner but also for improving the quality of clients you attract. If you work for lower rates, you’ll find it harder to attract high-profile clients. Why? Because top-tier clients usually associate lower prices with lower quality. They may assume you’re not very good at what you do.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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UK party gains and winners

FlowingData

Speaking of Conservatives losing , Andre Tartar and Demetrios Pogkas for Bloomberg show the other end with party gains. Angled arrows have become a staple to visualize net differences for regions on a map, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen the shaft of the arrow double as a stacked bar. Colors represent party gains. The head color represents the winner.

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This AI tech has me rethinking the future of motion tracking

Creative Bloq

Move Live is transforming live performances and shopping experiences like never before

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Crafting Plastic by Kasper Kyster

This is Paper

In his project "Crafting Plastic," Danish designer Kasper Kyster challenges the very perception of everyday materials.

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Lego's Jaws short film is a hilarious homage to the Spielberg classic

Creative Bloq

Bring on more brick-busters.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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Print Media vs Digital Advertising: The Battle for Attention

Inkbot Design

Print Media vs Digital Advertising: The Battle for Attention The battleground has changed, but the game is still the same. In one corner is the old guard – print media, with pages you can touch and ink that stains your fingers. In the other corner, we have pixels, clicks and endless scrolling — the digital upstart. But it’s not just print media vs digital advertising.

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Gigabyte Aorus CO49DQ review: this gaming monitor is bigger than big

Creative Bloq

A truly huge ultrawide that will easily replace two standalone screens and fill your desk.

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Top 10 Best Monogram Logos: Designs That Pack a Punch

Inkbot Design

Top 10 Best Monogram Logos: Designs That Pack a Punch In the middle of a society that is flooded with too much to see, monogram logos are simple. It is the haiku of branding –– minimalistic but loaded with meaning. The best monogram logos do more than show identity; they inspire recognition. They aren't just initials but the concentrated form of brand essence.

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F5: Tina Scepanovic on an Unexpected Therapy, Favorite Art Movement + More

Design Milk

Born into a balance of beauty and function, Chinese-American artist Tina Scepanovic grew up surrounded by apple orchards and the spirit of innovation in Silicon Valley. With a mom who was a florist and a dad who was an industrial designer turned mechanical engineer, it was natural. Scepanovic kept busy, concocting hair dye out of pebbles in the backyard or fashioning high heels from cork board and recycled polyester, entertaining herself with whatever was within reach.

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How to Create Stunning Typography With the Corel Type Tool Kit

Download this free eBook to learn how you can create stunning typography, using the basics, such as placing text, to advanced controls like ligatures, variable fonts, effects, tracking, range kerning, and everything in between. Learn how to: Use Character Control to add variety to your font styles. Use Paragraph Control to manage spacing, alignment, justification and more.

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15 SEO Tips for New Websites: Rank Higher on Google

Inkbot Design

15 SEO Tips for New Websites: Rank Higher on Google The internet can be likened to a vast ocean. Your new website, on the other hand, is nothing but a small boat. Entering into this ocean may seem daunting. All the people are struggling for attention while algorithms’ tides drive you away from where you want to be. Nonetheless, something needs to be understood: to reach a port, you don’t have to be the largest vessel; you only need proper navigation skills.

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When and why to create a Product Glossary for your team

UX Collective

Improve internal communication and make your innovations easier to use and understand. “The world we see is defined and given meaning by the words we choose.” — Wittgenstein This article describes the process of creating and developing a robust glossary for tech companies, with the ultimate goal of maintaining content consistency across all communication channels.