Tue.Feb 11, 2020

Seven fears that are holding you back from changing careers and becoming a graphic designer

Creative Boom

It seems absurd to think that 'fear' can squash our dreams, but it's true; fear is not our friend. Fear of being a failure, fear of being rejected – these are the negative thoughts that can hold us back, especially if we're considering a complete change in career.

Looking Outside of Web Design for Inspiration

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It makes perfect sense: If you want to design a compelling website, find other sites out there that inspire you. And, while this works, it’s not necessarily the best way to create something original. Increasingly, the web is becoming homogeneous.

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The 'Professional' photographers in the running for this year's Sony World Photography Awards

Creative Boom

The finalist and shortlisted photographers have just been announced in this year's Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards.

Our 2020 Photography Competition Now Open!

Communication Arts

Announcing our 2020 Photography competition! We’re looking for the best recent commercial and experimental photography to celebrate and publish in our upcoming Photography Annual. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 6th. Message

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Boardwalks, Beaches & Boulevards: Harold Feinstein's photographs of New York from the 1940s to the '70s

Creative Boom

Harold Feinstein might have admired the work of W. Eugene Smith and Henri Cartier-Bresson, but he was not a photographer who would stand back and observe, unnoticed by his subjects. In nearly every picture, you can see how close he is to his subject.

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Papier-Mâché Masks Crafted by Liz Sexton Bring Animals to Human Scale


All images © Liz Sexton, shared with permission. Rejecting anthropocentrism, Liz Sexton wants to break down the boundary between human and animal life.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for 26th UN Climate Change Conference by Johnson Banks

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Marble to Behold”. 1995 in Berlin) "The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Reviewed: New Identity for Design Market Barcelona by Naranjo-Etxeberria

Under Consideration / Brand

“Mix to the Max”.

Big Boy Studio’s “Everything is Sculpture” Video


“Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.” Says the Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi.

Linked: Populating the Blue Dot

Under Consideration / Brand

Visit Link. DKNG has created a set of illustrative icons for the many ( many ) local newspapers owned by Gannett, that all share USA Today 's blue dot logo

10 Ways Stockholm Design Week Celebrates Nordic Style

Azure Magazine

From February 3 to 9, Stockholm Design Week took over the Swedish city to showcase the creative might of designers near and far. Alongside it, the annual Stockholm Furniture & Lighting Fair introduced a host of innovative products to the Scandinavian market.

300+ Free Illustrations For Your Next Design Project

Graphic Mama

Looking for free illustrations for your next design project? In this post, we’ve gathered over 300 attractive and free illustrations of different thematics.

Andrew Davis on Designing Finding Henry Applebee

Spine Magazine

Andrew Davis is a designer and illustrator at HarperCollins. He lives in London. Here he tells us about designing the cover for Finding Henry Applebee.

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What Is Data Security?


Data security is a complex and often hard-to-grasp topic — unless you’re an IT professional who regularly deals with data and cybersecurity problems.

“The Star Geezers” by Photographer Jesse Rieser


Jesse Rieser. Jesse Rieser’s Website. Jesse Rieser on Instagram. Photo editor pick Jesse Rieser member photographer photography submission

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Fatconomy: could we build a new design system from waste fat?

Design Week

Designers are probably not confused for health and safety workers very often, but it’s not often that designers turn to fat for inspiration. Although this is exactly what happened to Robert Johnson during the research phase for his project, entitled Fatconomy.

Jinhee Han has a love for Risograph and complex layouts

Creative Review

Currently living in Brussels, Korean book designer and illustrator Jinhee Han’s love of design was first sparked when working for an independent bookshop in Seoul called The Book Society.

Make A Quick Valentine's Day Post On Instagram With Pixlr X


Running out of time and need a quick Instagram post to go out in a hurry? You can definitely make one in around three minutes tops, with Pixlr X’s presets at the ready.

Meet Lob, a multi-faceted design studio that thrives off collaboration

Its Nice That

Founded by Jannis Zell and Phil Zumbruch, the Germany-based studio works across moving image, illustration, sculpture, website design and posters.

The Best Sans Serif Fonts for Modern, Clean Designs

Creative Market

If you're a font connoisseur, you're familiar with the subtle differences between today's best sans serif fonts. Each creator adds their own artistic flair to glyph design, in one of the subtlest possible expressions of design.

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Marcus Oakley’s latest work focuses on a black and white view of the outside

Its Nice That

From urban scenes to the more rural, the illustrator portrays environments that he has experienced throughout his life.

29 Best Airline Logos and Their Story


Billions of people use airlines to travel across the globe every year. Between local and global airlines, there are hundreds of airlines that compete with each other to provide the best travel experience. As a result, airline logos play a crucial part as branding is extremely important.

“Be Here to Love Me” by Photographer Liz Sanders


Photo arkanasas be here to love me liz sanders new york city photographer photography

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People Are Knitting, Crocheting, and Weaving Tangible Records of Temperature Changes


Image © Josie George. In an effort to make the ongoing effects of climate change more visible, needleworkers around the globe are creating temperature blankets and scarves that track local weather patterns.

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Sonny Adorjan launches Woodism, a shop selling artworks based on his autistic son's charming phrases

Creative Boom

Sonny Adorjan, an award-winning former art director for leading agency AMVBBDO , has launched a new business called Woodism , creating unique art pieces based on his autistic son's heartwarming phrases.

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Colony Creates Hard Kombucha Branding Inspired by Los Angeles

The Die Line

Steph Lau creates five animations and a red envelope design for Maison Margiela’s Lunar New Year’s celebrations

Its Nice That

As Lunar New Year celebrations dissipate for another year, we bask in the New York-based designer’s mesmerising creations for renowned fashion house, Maison Margiela.

This Vietnamese Coffee Chain Branding Was Inspired by Plastic Stools

The Die Line

Moonpig and KFC collaborate on scratch and sniff Valentine’s Day cards

Creative Review

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This Vietnamese Coffee Chain Branding Found Inspiration In Plastic Stools

The Die Line

Could the humble plastic stool, a staple of Vietnamese street food culture, become the basis for a coffee brand

Over 400 of the world's best watercolour painters to feature in landmark London show

Creative Boom

If you have a thing for watercolours, then be prepared for the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, with over 400 of the best watercolourists of today.

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How Many Fonts Are in a Font?

Communication Arts

Dan Reynolds traces the technological evolution from hot type to variable fonts. Article

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Artist Spotlight: Alina-Ondine Slimovschi


Alina-Ondine Slimovschi. Alina-Ondine Slimovschi’s Website. Alina-Ondine Slimovschi on Instagram. Painting Alina-Ondine Slimovschi artist editor pick member painting Romania

Pierre Yovanovitch Interiors for Le Coucou [Meribel]


Renowned and en vogue architect Pierre Yovanovitch recently completed the stunning, design-focused ski hotel Le Coucou, 55-room hotel nestled amongst the snow-capped peaks of Meribel ski resort. Part of the popular French resort of Les Trois Vallées ( the largest ski area in the world.)

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Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Nae by Soluble

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 Billie Eilish Phenomenon


Billie Eilish is more than the ‘Hot thing’ right now, she just wrote music history! Last week and at only 18 years-old, the pop star walked away with four of the Grammy’s biggest awards, including best new artist, record of the year, album of the year, and song of the year.

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Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Kentucky Performing Arts by VIA Studio

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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