Fri.Jun 07, 2024

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Should you ditch Photoshop with immediate effect?

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock Adobe is requiring everyone to sign new terms and conditions before they can log in to Photoshop and other Creative Cloud apps. But many are refusing. Should you do so, too? This is a headline I never thought I'd write. But creatives around the world have been opening up Photoshop this week and getting so vexed that they're refusing to log in.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Jiyung Lee

Booooooom

Korean illustrator Jiyung Lee travels between France and Korea working on various projects including installation, publishing, and printing.

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Mary Maka’s Digital Illustrations Evoke the Tender Coexistence of Humans and Nature

Colossal

All images © Mary Maka, shared with permission Feminine deities intertwine with nature in Mary Maka ’s digital illustrations. Depicting the deep connection between humans and the environment, the artist ( previously ) questions the prospect of maintaining a harmonious bond with other living creatures. Though holistic coexistence pervaded mythological narratives, can that type of kinship still exist today?

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Fornace Brioni’s Grounded Exhibition Is a Tour of Terracotta

Design Milk

Equal parts surface decoration and protective skin, the art of tile-making dates back as far as civilization itself, distilled through nearly every culture since man’s early twilight with many nations lavished upon its development. Fornace Brioni adds to the annals of earthenware with Grounded , an exhibition showcasing their new wall and floor coverings, designed by Snøhetta and Cristina Celestino , in a terracotta tour arranged by Cristina Celestino Studio.

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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 Dinner Ladies

ID Identity Design

The Dinner Ladies needed a recipe for a rebrand that would not only pay respect to their unique origin story but bring their visual and verbal identity up to speed with their growth as Australia’s tastiest frozen meal service. We joined forces to cook them up a fresh look and feel that reflects their homely meals and anti-“mumsy” attitude, extending all the way from their website through to their packaging.

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5 fun employee engagement activities for summer

Moo

In the summer months, the office starts to feel bigger. Extending beyond the usual four walls to the surrounding parks, streets, beaches of the local area – and beyond. It’s a time for away days, off-sites and breakout sessions, often in the open air (weather permitting, naturally). It’s not about leaving work behind, it’s about taking it with you. And it’s a chance to build stronger bonds as a team, try out new things and do some literal blue-sky thinking.

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Night & Day: The Superb Dreamcore Illustrations by Christian Demczuk

Design You Trust

Christian Demczuk, also known as AnarkyArt, masterfully blends the ethereal allure of dreamcore with the edgy vibes of cyberpunk and vaporwave in his illustrations. His works often transport viewers to vibrant, neon-lit cityscapes where towering skyscrapers reach towards surreal, multi-hued skies. These urban jungles, infused with a sense of otherworldly tranquility, are dotted with reflective surfaces and dramatic cloud formations, creating an atmosphere that feels both nostalgic and futuristic

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Boston Marathon's new logo didn't need this corporate addition

Creative Bloq

A design steeped in meaning, but fans are unimpressed.

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Minimalist and Ingenious Web Design of Augen Pro

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Minimalist and Ingenious Web Design of Augen Pro abduzeedo 0607—24 Explore the exceptional web design by Studio 28K for Augen Pro, showcasing innovative wearables and implant technology. Augen Pro, a pioneer in wearable and implant technology, partnered with Studio 28K to create a web design that mirrors their innovative spirit. Augen’s products are known for merging simplistic design with advanced functionality, aiming to transform our interaction with technology.

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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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The Brand Impact Awards 2024 are now open for entries

Creative Bloq

The prestigious branding awards scheme has a fresh new look from Taxi Studio.

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F5: Kickie Chudikova Loves the Art of Scent, Issey Miyake + More

Design Milk

Some people are born knowing they want to be makers, creatives interested in contributing to a better designed world. “I have a strong visual perception, am very observant, and see when things can be improved,” says Kickie Chudikova , an industrial designer creating products, objects, furniture, and lighting in Brooklyn. “It fascinates me to create objects for people to use, as this interaction shapes the way we live,” she adds. “Design can have a huge impact on how

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Heinz x Kit Kat surprises social media with bizarre KitKat'Chup branding

Creative Bloq

They were quick to jump on the viral trend.

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Looking for a Hand Grip Camera Strap? Here Are Our Top Picks

Feature Shoot

A hand grip camera strap offers a host of advantages that cater to photographers serious about getting the shot. In the fast-paced realms of action, outdoor, and street photography , timing is everything. Whether you’re a sports photographer, immersing yourself in the beauty of nature, or capturing the raw essence of urban life, a hand grip camera strap will enhance your ability to time the perfect shot as it’s a game-changing accessory that empowers photographers to react instantly

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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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Outlandish campaign takes ballet to another level

Creative Bloq

I've never seen anything quite like it.

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Celebrating Tradition: A Visual Identity for the Festa dos Tabuleiros by Paulo Graça

We And The Color

In July 2022, Portuguese art director and graphic designer Paulo Graça embarked on a significant and personal project: crafting a visual identity for the ‘Festa dos Tabuleiros’ (Feast of the Trays), one of Portugal’s most vibrant and historic cultural events. Held every four years in the picturesque city of Tomar, Paulo’s hometown, this project was […] The post Celebrating Tradition: A Visual Identity for the Festa dos Tabuleiros by Paulo Graça appeared first on WE AND THE COLO

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At first I wasn't a fan, but now I'm Happy with Pharrell's Lego biopic

Creative Bloq

I need a Snoop Dogg minifigure ASAP.

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FFFFOUND! | Film Grain #photography #food

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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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You probably haven't heard of this budget camera phone, but it takes great photos

Creative Bloq

It gives my Samsung S24 Ultra a run for its money – and it's less than £300.

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Dr Pepper ties with Pepsi-Cola for number two soda

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Dr Pepper steadily rose and Pepsi steadily decline over the past couple of decades. Now they’re tied, according to estimates from Beverage Digest. For the Wall Street Journal, Jennifer Maloney reports (Apple News link): The 139-year-old soda brand is now tied with Pepsi-Cola as the No. 2 carbonated soft drink brand in America behind Coke. The regular versions of Pepsi and Dr Pepper are neck and neck in a spot that Pepsi has held nearly every year for the past four decades, according to sal

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Saved by Van Do (@van).

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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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The iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) hits seriously low price with $300 off

Creative Bloq

With the over-specced M4 Pro just launched, this is the iPad Pro we’d go for.

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Leibal + Studio HB-AS Transform Prehistoric Sandstone Into Raw Lighting

Design Milk

Minimalist design dealer and publication, Leibal , founded by our very own Skim Milk contributor Leo Lei , launches its first ever product collaboration with HB-AS , a multidisciplinary object creation studio founded by San Francisco-based designers Hank Beyer and Alex Sizemore. This partnership marks Leibal’s debut activation of its curatorial arm which will offer exclusive collections created with young, emerging designers.

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Experience breeds complacency

UX Collective

Don’t let it crush your potential as it has for so many others.

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Ekaterina Popova’s Impressionistic Oil Paintings Capture the Cozy Comforts of Home

Colossal

“Stay Light” (2024), oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. All images courtesy of A Very Serious Gallery, shared with permission Sweeping thick brushstrokes across the canvas, Ekaterina Popova ( previously ) emphasizes the subtle textures of home. Layers of sheets and quilts drape across a bed, sunlight streams through thin, white curtains to warm a dining room, and a short stack of books rests on a nightstand.

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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.