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Everyone's talking about Cara. but is it any good?

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock If you're on Instagram or Facebook, Meta is about to start scraping your images to train its AI. So many creatives are turning to anti-AI social platform Cara instead. But is this a better bet? We give you the lowdown, and share some views from the community. Just when you thought social media couldn't be more fractured, there's a new game in town.

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RSPCA by JKR

BP&O

It’s often the launch of major charity rebrands that puts the gulf between how the design world views something, and how the rest of the world might, into sharp relief. Countless headlines abound bemoaning the £££millions ‘spent on a new logo’, as if that’s just about all there is to it, and now the children/animals/elderly etc will directly suffer as The post RSPCA by JKR appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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15 Best Free Rounded Corner Business Card Mockups

Graphic Design Junction

For graphic designers, corporate branding is a delicate dance. It’s about capturing the essence of a company, translating it into a visual language, and ensuring that message resonates with the target audience. Business cards, those pocket-sized ambassadors, play a crucial role in this symphony. But before sending the final design off to print, there’s a secret weapon graphic designers can wield: the business card mockup.

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In ‘Unseen Work,’ Vivian Maier’s Incredible Photographs Go on Display for Her First U.S. Retrospective

Colossal

Chicago, Illinois, May 16, 1957. All images © Vivian Maier, courtesy of Fotografiska New York, shared with permission In 2007, Chicago resident John Maloof landed on the discovery of a lifetime at a thrift auction house on the city’s Northwest Side. An incredible archive of more than 100,000 negatives by photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009) went under the hammer, marking a new chapter in the prolific documentarian’s story.

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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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How Poor Client Relationships Can Derail Your Design Career

HONGKIAT

As a designer, you’re much like a chemist. Each day in your “lab,” you explore and devise the perfect solutions to meet your clients’ critical needs. This isn’t just professional skill – it’s akin to alchemy, where you transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. This transformation, often perceived as magical by clients, turns their complex design challenges into seamless solutions.

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June

Design Everywhere

Design Everywhere is a blog focused on showcasing carefully selected graphic design works and beyond around the world. These daily dose of visual inspirations are collected by Preston Tham. All works displayed here are rightfully credited to their respective owners.

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Untangling Ancestries, Tamary Kudita’s Remarkable Portraits Illuminate African Identities

Colossal

“Liberty.” All images © Tamary Kudita, shared with permission Born in Zimbabwe, photographer Tamary Kudita traces her ancestry to the historical Orange Free State , a Dutch colonial region and home to the Boers in Southern Africa that was incorporated into the British Empire in the early 19th century. Kudita is fascinated by how “our unchosen histories” have shaped our identities and society today.

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May

Design Everywhere

Design Everywhere is a blog focused on showcasing carefully selected graphic design works and beyond around the world. These daily dose of visual inspirations are collected by Preston Tham. All works displayed here are rightfully credited to their respective owners.

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Photoshop users have serious questions over new terms of use

Creative Bloq

Wait, Adobe can access everything we create?

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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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Quarters Emerges as a Symbol of New York’s Design Revival

Design Milk

It seemed for a while that design in New York was losing its luster, with many studios going into remission or scaling back investments into new projects as protection from the fallout of the pandemic. However, after years of creative planning, transformation has come bubbling to the surface, with the results of SANDOW DESIGN GROUP’s successful bid to run NYCxDESIGN bolstering its effects.

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In Intricate Detail, Ann Wood Sprouts Myriad Mushroom Sculptures from Paper

Colossal

All images © Ann Wood, shared with permission From delicate gills and colorful caps to plump stems with remnants of soil stuck to the bottoms, Ann Wood ’s elaborate fungi look like they were just plucked from the ground, but these stunning specimens are made entirely from paper ( previously ). Wood has always been interested in working with the medium, and about ten years ago, she began making realistic plants. “At first, I looked at photographs and botanical illustrations to understand sp

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Vintage Photographs of People Using the Card Catalog at the Library in the 1970s

Design You Trust

Before computers, librarians organized book information on cards filed in card catalogs. Each book had multiple cards with details like title, author, and subject, filed alphabetically for easy searching by patrons. Catalogers created this human-made metadata. h/t: vintag.es Librarians also used a ‘Librarians only’ shelf list, a cabinet with cards ordered like the books on shelves, marked with color-coded clips to indicate status (e.g., Black = missing, Blue = being repaired).

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Ligar Bay Bach: A Modern Jungle Treehouse with Ocean Views by Young Architects

Design Milk

Young Architects have designed a modern holiday home called the Ligar Bay Bac h (‘ bach ‘ is a colloquial term in New Zealand for a small relaxed holiday home), located in the picturesque region of Ligar Bay, Tasman, New Zealand. This innovative project spans 163 square meters and presents a modern take on a jungle treehouse, perfectly suited for both the homeowner’s vacations and rental purposes.

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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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Dynamic Branding and Visual Identity for ART on THE MART

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Dynamic Branding and Visual Identity for ART on THE MART abduzeedo 0606—24 Discover Firebelly Design’s innovative branding and visual identity for ART on THE MART, a public art initiative in Chicago, blending dynamic elements with strategic design. Firebelly Design’s latest project, ART on THE MART, showcases a masterful blend of dynamic visual identity and strategic branding.

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Spectacular Winning Photos From The Food Photographer of the Year 2024

Design You Trust

Food for Celebration: 1st Place – Red Bean Paste Balls by Yang Zhonghua The Food Photographer of the Year 2024 has highlighted the best in food photography, featuring stunning photos that capture the beauty and artistry of culinary delights from around the world. Thousands of entries showcased vibrant colors, intricate details, and the cultural significance of food in unique ways.

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These reimagined Mr Men artworks are soothing my soul

Creative Bloq

It’s the "ultimate love-letter” to childhood nostalgia.

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The power of Motion Guidelines in digital products

UX Collective

The why, what, and how of motion guidelines in UX. Motion design refers to the movement or animation of graphic elements in media platforms, such as websites, apps, and videos. Motion is a crucial part of design across digital products. It’s meant to bring the screen to life, elevate and refine the experience, teach usability, and guide users through digital products.

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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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Fans can’t decide how many Jaws easter eggs are in this poster

Creative Bloq

Something's lurking in the shallows.

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James de Wulf Pioneers Artful, Analog Gaming Tables With Expanding Exo Series

Design Milk

Cement, aggregate, and water are to concrete as ingenuity, artistry, and vehemence are to the craftsman James de Wulf. But the amalgam makes for a man whose artistic bravado is surprisingly tempered by his humility, priding himself on positively impacting his audience through the delights of his design vision rather than stardom; his work graces covetable spaces designed by the likes of Frank Gehry and Albert Hadley.

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"Inspiration and insight can come from anywhere": A day in the life Elissa O'Brien, co-founder of OUTLAW

Creative Bloq

Strategy director reveals how she made the move into a new area.

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Pink + Gold Prism Bat Mitzvah Invitations

Press'd

We worked with our friends at Berings to create these gorgeous Bat Mitzvah invitations. The Shayla sample inspired the design, but was elevated with a classic fonts. The party card shines with gold prism foil stamping on our metallic rose quartz paper. The suite is wrapped in a rose quartz bow, the perfect way to tie together all the vibrant pink tones.

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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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Fashion Play book design

Communication Arts

Featuring illustrations by Lesley Barnes, this fun, interactive book from Counter Print encourages people to play with shapes and patterns in fashion design.

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Designspiration - Untitled Article

Designspiration

Saved by Clayton Perryman (@clayton).

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Crusha's new identity is a mashup of American diners, Grease and teenage rebellion

Creative Boom

Bristol design studio Outlaw has reimagined the original milkshake syrup to appeal to a new generation of milkshake lovers without losing its 1950s-inspired Americana roots. It has also added one cool cat to revamp its beloved feline mascot. Believe it or not, Crusha was first introduced in 1955, when Bill Haley & His Comets enjoyed the top spot in the UK singles chart for their hit, Rock Around The Clock.

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Designspiration

Saved by Scott Prather (@wilderman88).

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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.