Thu.Sep 10, 2020

I Wish: calligraphic mural by Seb Lester pays tribute to Persian poet Hafez

Creative Boom

When you're seeking inspiration for your creative work, just finding something you like isn't always enough. Something you love, something that makes a real emotional connection, will work much better in spurring you to create something special yourself.

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Graphic design is political: Jonathan Barnbrook on how we can build a better industry

Its Nice That

Despite his immeasurable impact on the design industry, Jonathan Barnbrook has single-mindedly stuck to what he believes in. Features

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Zhigang Zhang's 'Illustrations From a Small Island' reveal the quirky side of Britain

Creative Boom

When I see a tourist from a far-flung place taking a photograph of a nondescript Manchester street I've walked down a million times, I'm not surprised; this city must be fascinating to those who live in a completely different culture.

Photographer Spotlight: Ruby Rossini

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Ruby Rossini. Ruby Rossini’s Website. Ruby Rossini on Instagram. Photo art director editor pick london photographer photography Ruby Rossini submission

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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.

Boundless crafts premium packaging for new Beefeater Gin brand

Creative Boom

Branding agency Boundless has helped Beefeater launch into the RTD (ready-to-drink) market, with new products London Dry Gin & Tonic and Pink Strawberry Gin & Tonic.

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Marcus Jansen mixes graffiti and contemporary art to explore the human condition

Creative Boom

American artist Marcus Jansen creates powerful, monumental canvases that address poignant social and political themes.

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“Youth” by Photographer Luo Yang

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Wonders is a new poetry book with a modern appeal

Trendland

Words Marta Knas. Wonders is a poetry book by a Montreal-based Studio Monozygote featuring a collection of poems and illustrations by a local artist Karim. With 75 original texts and 69 images, the publication was imagined as an art book but suitable to be read on the go.

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A New Book Chronicles the 125-Year History of the Button, Its Design, and Its Role in Cultural Change

Colossal

The cover of Button Power. All images © Christen Carter and Ted Hake, shared with permission. If something is “fit for the back of a postage stamp,” it’s generally understood as lacking depth and nuance. A similarly sized object, however, has been upending that saying for 125 years.

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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.

Pax 3 Updated With A New Line Of Smartphone-Inspired Colors

The Die Line

The Pax 3 comes housed in a fold-out box that would look at home at Best Buy if the electronics retailer sold cannabis gadgets

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Human After All creates identity for HBO’s platform for queer communities

Creative Review

US TV network HBO has teamed up with London design agency Human After All to build a brand for Human By Orientation, the recently launched platform for queer communities.

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Hong Kong’s 70s and 80s Nostalgic in Keith Macgregor’s Photographs

Design You Trust

The images of Keith Macgregor are a nostalgic journey between Hong Kong in the ’70s and’ 80s, when the city contained a hybrid between British colonial culture and the chaotic metropolis it would become.

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Entro’s Dynamic Wayfinding Knits Together Calgary’s YW Hub

Azure Magazine

The first new building for the city’s YWCA organization in nearly 50 years, Calgary’s YW Hub is dedicated to healing and wellness for women in crises.

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.

Ridiculously detailed and always a little trashy, we can't get enough of Bridget Meyne

Its Nice That

We catch up with the illustrator beloved for her confident characters.

Why flowers have “seduced” artists and designers for millennia

Design Week

From the Flower Power movement of the 1960s, to the intricate art of Japanese Ikebana, the influence of flowers on the world’s creatives is diverse and extensive.

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Richard Noble on his latest film Wandaland and the similarities between animation and method acting

Its Nice That

The recent Royal College of London grad tells us why “animation is just filmmaking for people who don’t want to go outside.”.

Retro Inspired Illustrator for Lightspeed EP

Abduzeedo

Retro Inspired Illustrator for Lightspeed EP. abduzeedo 09.10.20 João Marques shared this retro inspired illustration and motion design project for the Lightspeed EP. In September of 2019, DJ/producer KURA released a new EP on Spinnin' Records entitled 'Lightspeed'.

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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

LinkedIn Video Marketing: Your Secret Weapon For Getting More Clients

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Wendy Dessler. Video marketing has revolutionized how businesses connect with their customers.

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Discover the MullenLowe NOVA Award winners 2020

Creative Review

Each year, the MullenLowe NOVA Award recognises the most innovative work produced by BA and MA students at Central Saint Martins, one of the world’s leading art and design colleges.

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Knoll Works publication

Communication Arts

Blurring the lines between a magazine, a lookbook and a catalog, Knoll Works illustrates the breadth of Knoll’s expertise in product solutions for the modern workplace. Article

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Illustration Art

My current column for The Saturday Evening Post is about Robert Fawcett , the outspoken illustrator who didn't hesitate to offend clients when he felt it was necessary to protect a picture. For example, when a client instructed Fawcett on how to change this illustration, he refused.

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.

Artist Spotlight: Dan Climan

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Savaria’s Vuelift Elevators Promote Aging in Place – and in Style

Azure Magazine

Future-proofing has never looked this good. While an aging North American population will necessitate extensive retrofits to millions of homes, the results don’t have to compromise style: Elegant mobility solutions from Savaria offer an uncommonly design-driven vision of aging in place.

These Are the World’s Oldest Masks Ever Discovered, And Are Estimated to Be 9000 Years Old

Design You Trust

Elie Posner/Israel Museum In 1983, a small team of archaeologists led by Harvard prehistorian Ofer Bar-Yosef, excavated a recently looted cave in the southern Judean Desert. Known as Nahal Hemar, the site appears to have been used to store thousands of objects from an ancestor cult.

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Anthony Burrill collaborates with Grassroots Suicide Prevention on awareness-raising campaign

Its Nice That

Utilising his shrewd way with words, the campaign aims to spread a powerful message about a simple act of kindness.

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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.

Absolut Announces Trial Of Prototype Paper Bottles

The Die Line

Absolut's latest iteration of the paper bottle is not entirely plastic-free, however, and is composed of 43% plastic, all of which is recycled and recyclable

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Adobe’s new library of brushes allows you to use Keith Haring’s tools and spread the positivity of his work

Its Nice That

Adobe has digitised the artist’s iconic tools, including spray paint, chalk and marker, embodying the spirit of his work; that art is for everybody.

Adaptive vs. Responsive Design

Interaction Design Foundation

The differences between responsive and adaptive design approaches spotlight important options for us as web and app designers.