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Uncommon takes inspiration from Coventry's 'brutalist beauty' to craft a moving identity for the city

Creative Boom

Ahead of becoming the UK City of Culture for 2021, Coventry has this week unveiled its new identity by Uncommon , one inspired by its brutalist elements and modernist architecture of a place that has seen a huge transformation over the last century.

Brand Naming – How to Win The Pitch Every Time

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Rob Meyerson, who we interviewed on the JUST Branding Podcast. Those with little experience naming new brands may imagine it takes little more than a late-night brainstorm over pizza and beer.

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Studio Bennü's bold identity for Critics' Club helps to champion art and culture for all

Creative Boom

Studio Bennü has created a bright and bold identity for Critics' Club, a social enterprise which runs programmes in the UK to introduce young people to art and cultural spaces.

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Photographer Spotlight: Kyle Weeks

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Photo amsterdam kyle weeks photographer photography

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Meet Ragtag, In-House International's first-ever font, marking the launch of its new foundry

Creative Boom

Adventurous, graphic, fun and loud, Ragtag is a new display font by In-House International and the first font to be released by the Texas-based design studio.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Solarisbank by LIT

Under Consideration / Brand

“S Marks the Spot”. 2016) " Solarisbank is the first Banking-as-a-Service platform with a full banking license that enables companies to offer their own financial products.

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Matthieu Salvaing Inspiring Interior Photography

Trendland

Words TL Team. Parisian photographer, Matthieu Salvaing has amazing interior spreads in his portfolio.

How do you make Ikea’s vegan meatballs? Studio Taktil explores in this satisfying CG animation

Its Nice That

The advert for Ikea’s plant ball explodes its process in granular fragments while explaining its ingredients and production in microscopic detail.

Iridescent Waters Subsume Lush, Floral Bunches in Enchanting Photographs

Colossal

All images © STUFF Studio and bloom bloom FLEUR, shared with permission. A collaboration between photographer CheukLun LO, of STUFF Studio , and floral artist bloom bloom FLEUR , Oceania celebrates the mysterious and dreamy qualities of the ocean.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Una Europa by Base Design

Under Consideration / Brand

“All for Una and Una for All”. Established in 2019, Una Europa is an alliance of eight leading European research universities with the intention to "draw on [their] collective strengths to create a truly European inter-university environment".

Pack of the Month: IKI Wants To Change The Way We Do Toothpaste

The Die Line

How COVID-19 inspired this agency to reimagine toothpaste

Famous pop culture moments and 80s cartoons collide in Humberto Cruz’ eclectic illustrations

Its Nice That

Meet Bambi, Kate Moss, ET, Britney and Geri like you've never seen them before in the San Diego-based illustrator’s work.

Sensitive portraits by Leon Foggitt that highlight artists who have survived a brain injury

Creative Boom

The people in these beautiful portraits by East London photographer Leon Foggitt have two things in common: they're all self-taught artists and they've all survived a brain injury.

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“Spuds You Like”: Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020

Design You Trust

The inaugural Potato Photographer of the Year prize has gone to a potato getting a lockdown haircut. Judged by a panel including organiser Benedict Brain and Martin Parr, the competition raised funds for the food bank charity, The Trussell Trust.

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Photography Annual 2020 is open for entries!

Creative Review

Creative Review’s Photography Annual 2020 is open for entries. Now in its 14th year, the awards scheme seeks to celebrate great images, those who make them, and those who commission them. In this edition, we are looking for the very best images from a unique and seismic year.

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The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards Celebrates Conservation

Feature Shoot

A Butterfly Snatch’ © Greg Norman, Winner of the Bird Behaviour Category 2019. Rainbow Bee-eater, Wyndham, Western Australia “This shot was taken on a day where I was concentrating solely on bee-eaters in flight and feeding.

A visual tribute to the athletes missing this year’s Olympics

Creative Review

This summer, Tokyo was set to welcome the world’s best athletes for the 2020 Olympic Games. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak that disrupted life around the world, the International Olympic Committee announced in March that the event would be postponed until next year.

10 Best Project Proposal Templates for Adobe Indesign

Speckyboy Design Magazine

An attractive proposal can make a world of difference when it comes to getting a positive response. Luckily, creating an attractive proposal is not difficult nor do you have to start from scratch when you have hundreds of ready-made project proposal templates and mockups available online.

“Nine Days” by Fintan Magee

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Picks of the month: the best design events to catch in August

Design Week

Tradeshow: designscape, from Decorex. While lockdown has made the possibility of design shows all but impossible, Descignscape is a virtual even which aims to “reunite, rethink and rewrite design” over a three-day programme.

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Is the creative industry equipped to work with emerging technologies?

Its Nice That

Although the majority of creatives are keen to learn about new technologies (and clients demand they do), the lack of skills across the industry is alarmingly low. So, how do you and your team get started? Features

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Linked: Qantas 747's Last Call

Under Consideration / Brand

Visit Link. On the last flight of Qantas' last remaining Boeing 747 passenger jet, the pilot traced the airline's logo on its flight path as it departed Sydney en route to Los Angeles as it headed into storage at a boneyard in the Mojave Desert.

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A Collaborative Passion Project

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Art Eliana Marinari passion projects

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Putting thought and energy into personal projects that you love is never a waste of time

Its Nice That

Here, we outline some key learnings from July’s Nicer Tuesdays – the first on our new online events platform. Features

What is the Best Laptop for Video Editing?

Design Wizard

Video editing at your fingertips. Once upon a time video editing was an endeavor that required some very bulky (not to mention pricey) equipment. You had to have a veritable studio set up in order to get anything that remotely looked professional. Not the case anymore.

Low-Impact + Urban Camping Experience with the Nolla Cabin

Trendland

Words Cyril Foiret. Let's face reality, right now people are living big cities for suburbs or countryside. New York is emptying out and with all this 'Covid / New Normal' life and the stresses of the virus in urban life, we see a strong emphasizes on a return to nature.

Spotted: New Logo for Front

Under Consideration / Brand

Visit Link. About Spotted posts. No further images are included. No opinion is given. Not even a punny title. These are just… spotted. Best available link to learn more about the change (or the company) provided in the link above. Poll and comments are open

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A Barcelona Perfumery’s Vibrant New Home

Azure Magazine

With robust walls made of stone and brick and glorious vaulted ceilings characteristic of Catalan architecture, the new home of Carner perfumery was already a Barcelona gem.

Spotted: New Logo and Packaging for Country Archer

Under Consideration / Brand

Visit Link. About Spotted posts. No further images are included. No opinion is given. Not even a punny title. These are just… spotted. Best available link to learn more about the change (or the company) provided in the link above. Poll and comments are open

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The evolution of electronic music

Creative Review

As the Design Museum opens its new show Electronic, we speak to curator Gemma Curtin and The Chemical Brothers collaborators Smith & Lyall about the genre’s wider impact on creativity and culture, and how the music industry could look post-pandemic.

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Myriad Layers of Intricately Cut Paper Construct Architectural Sculptures by Artist Michael Velliquette

Colossal

“My looking ripens things and they come toward me, to meet and be met” (2020), p aper sculpture, 12 x 12 x 6 inches. All images © Michael Velliquette by Jim Escalante, shared with permission.

Stefy Pocket and Jake Hunte candidly capture the Cariocas of Rio just a few days before lockdown

Its Nice That

Travelling to Rio at the last minute back in early March, the duo allowed the subjects of their work to lead the outcome making for a wholeheartedly natural series.

No Escape Room

Communication Arts

Created by Wunderman Thompson Australia, this digital experience for Parkinson’s NSW communicates the disorder’s symptoms through a series of challenges. Article

Accept & Proceed’s new podcast asks scientists and activists how we can solve society’s problems

Its Nice That

Endless Vital Activity includes interviews with artist Refik Anadol, physician Zach Bush and Ma-tt-er founder Seetal Solanki, aiming to promote the cross-pollination of ideas.