Wed.Jul 29, 2020

Fast Love: Bold and satirical illustrations on modern dating, from swiping addiction to hookup culture

Creative Boom

What's your Tindr or Grindr record? Because I know someone who proudly boasts it's three minutes. If you're not sure what that means, then let's move swiftly on to this satirical and subversive series of illustrations by Natalie Wong that explore the world of modern dating.

Video Tutorial: 80s Memphis Style Pattern with Colourful 3D Shapes

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you some useful techniques for creating colourful vector art with a 3D style.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Delta Gamma by Ologie

Under Consideration / Brand

“Anchor Management”. Established in 1873, Delta Gamma is one of the largest women fraternities* in the U.S. with more than 250,000 initiated members in 152 collegiate chapters and 195 alumnae groups. (* Delta Gamma refers to itself as a fraternity instead of a sorority.)

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Accessibility Measure or Exclusive Architecture?

Azure Magazine

It’s not often that a piece of street furniture sparks so much controversy. In Montreal, a number of bright blue benches, divided by two centre armrests and stenciled with a COVID-inspired time limit were installed and removed in less than 24 hours in Cabot Square.

Still Ill by Monique Jackson is a powerful visual diary about contracting Covid-19

Its Nice That

The London-based illustrator’s depiction provides an honest look at the day-to-day reality of dealing with the debilitating after-effects of the virus.

New oil paintings by award-winning artist Ania Hobson that celebrate strong millennial women

Creative Boom

It's been two years since rising star Ania Hobson was named BP Portrait Young Artist at the National Portrait Gallery. Now she's set to launch her debut solo exhibition in London this September, featuring a series of paintings that celebrate strong and independent millennial women.

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Exquisite Oil Pastel Drawings Showcase Women Enjoying the Quiet Moments in Life

Brown Paper Bag

Soph This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Artist and illustrator Niki Dionne creates exquisite oil pastel drawings of women during quiet moments of life. Over the course of 75 (!!)

Science-Inspired Ink by Michele Volpi Blurs the Line Between Tattoo and Textbook

Colossal

All images © Michele Volpi, shared with permission. One might learn something from staring at the tattoos of Italian artist Michele Volpi ( previously ). The composition, detailed dot work, and precise lines of his tattoos transcend both ink-infused skin and science textbooks.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Go1 by DesignStudio

Under Consideration / Brand

“The More You Gnow”. 2015) "At Go1 , we are committed to providing the best learning opportunities to improve lives through education and training. Core to Go1's work is our mission to unlock positive potential through a love for learning.

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Abstract paintings of Salcombe that show why we love the drama of the British coastline

Creative Boom

It's not difficult to understand why someone would fall for the charms of the South Devon coastline, or that it should become the focus of their art practice. For British artist Elaine Jones, she has been painting the landscape of Salcombe for as long as she can remember.

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Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration will be world’s largest public arts space for the medium

Its Nice That

The House of Illustration will rename and relocate to the £8 million institution planned for London’s Islington, with the existing gallery remaining closed until its scheduled 2022 completion.

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Japanese Restaurant ‘Tori Tori Santa Fe’ Inspired by Samurai Armors

Trendland

Words TL Team. Inspired from Samurai armors and Japanese writing characters (Kanji), the Tori Tori Santa Fe in Mexico City is the fifth project from the renowned line of Japanese restaurants. Designed by local architecture practice Esrawe Studio.

King’s Cross brings art outdoors with new gallery and events programme

Creative Review

The development of London’s King’s Cross has seen the area transformed from a dreary transport hub to a tourist destination in its own right.

Community & Composition with ‘Still Here Still Life’

Trendland

Words Guest Writer. The still life artistic tradition is enjoying a new lease of life on Instagram, as we turn to fruit and flowers to express our creativity.

Trendy Octogenarian Couple Sports Stylish, Eclectic Garments Left Behind at Their Laundromat in Taiwan

Colossal

All images © Chang Wan-ji and Hsu Sho-er, shared with permission. Many of us fret over the loss of a beloved sweater or discovering a lone sock, but we can at least find some solace in knowing that the garments abandoned at Wansho Laundry in central Taiwan are being worn to their full potential.

“The Loneliest Road Trip”: Travels Through An Empty America In Photographs By Arnaud Montagard

Design You Trust

In his new book Road Not Taken, photographer Arnaud Montagard captures an America emptied of its inhabitants. Southern Winds “There is a feeling of loneliness through all the photos in this book.

Radiant Studios

Communication Arts

Designed by Serious Business, this production company’s site features a memorable mix of layouts and VHS-inspired aesthetics. Article

Top 10 Podcast WordPress themes for 2020

Noupe

Do you dream of reaching millions of people around the world with your valuable compositions that you create combining musical notes or playing with a camera? A WordPress podcast theme will pave your way if you want to entertain others with your offerings.

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Richard Clarkson Studio’s New Aurora Collection Captures the Elegance of the Southern Lights

Colossal

Aurora is a story of a celestial voyage: inspired by NASA satellite footage, Richard Clarkson Studio sought to create a collection that captures the feeling of flying through space and witnessing the Aurora Australis as it dances above the earth.

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How to use Video in your Marketing Strategy

Noupe

Video marketing is the practice of using video content that will help you to reach your audience faster. Video marketing allows you to promote your brand, your services, and your products – but you must know that video marketing is about more than sales.

Seymourpowell designs spaceship interiors for Virgin Galactic

Design Week

Commercial space company Virgin Galactic has revealed the interiors of its space craft, which have been designed in collaboration with London-based design consultancy Seymourpowell. The VSS Unity has six seats for passengers, and will take them 60 miles above the Earth.

Artist Spotlight: Raysa Fontana

Booooooom

A selection of recent work by artist Raysa Fontana. See more images below. Raysa Fontana’s Website. Raysa Fontana on Instagram. Art artist editor pick member Raysa Fontana

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Jonathan Knowles’ (UK) Otherworldly Images and Athena Azevedo’s (US) Regal Shots Win Platinum!

Graphis

UK Photographer and Graphis Master Jonathan Knowles blew us away with his work in the Photography Annual 2020. His Platinum-winning entry “The Taste of Time” (above, left) was shot for Luxure Magazine as an editorial photoshoot for Louis XIII Cognac.

Seymourpowell designs spaceship interiors for Virgin Galactic

Design Week

Commercial space company Virgin Galactic has revealed the interiors of its space craft, which have been designed in collaboration with London-based design consultancy Seymourpowell. The VSS Unity has six seats for passengers, and will take them 60 miles above the Earth.

Smashed it: Potato Photographer of the Year revealed

Its Nice That

A judging panel featuring Martin Parr and Paul Hill has selected the ten best photographs of potatoes this year, from straight-up spud portraits to documentary-style shots of pickers.

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The No B t Guide to Making a Living from your Art

Lisa Maltby

INTRODUCING… THE NO B T GUIDE TO MAKING A LIVING FROM YOUR ART! SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE. Throughout my career I have felt that there are not enough honest resources for aspiring illustrators. Sure, you might know how to develop your drawing skills, but how do you get people to part cash for them? Why does no one talk about the business side of illustration? In the early days of my career I felt that making a living as an artist was inaccessible to me.

What lies behind artists and designers’ eternal obsession with Tarot cards?

Its Nice That

The editor of a new book, published by Taschen, selects six of her favourite examples from her research and talks us through the history of these cryptic and beguiling designs. Features

Linked: Space Force Logo Again?

Under Consideration / Brand

Visit Link. The U.S. Space Force has introduced another logo -- I'm guessing this will remain as the branch's official seal -- and its icon is not great but I guess it's not terrible but its wordmark. yikes

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Limbo is a lockdown magazine created to support unemployed artists and creatives

Its Nice That

Founded by Nick Chaplin with Francesca Gavin and David Lane, the debut (and potentially only) issue sees contributions from Wolfgang Tillmans, Jack Davison, Annie Collinge, Collier Schorr and Jack Sachs.

Thoughts On Ideation. Part 4: Execution

BP&O

In this four-part series I offer some thoughts on generating and deploying ideas. This post, as with others, is an experiment. An attempt to push BP&O more towards theory, alongside the format of the review, to speculate with the intention of helping readers to generate new ideas.

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Sunday Afternoon Gets The Collective Arts Brewing Treatment

The Die Line

We’re a sucker for a limited-edition beer line, but when the labels get a design-assist from the team at Sunday Afternoon, we want to buy it by the case-load.

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Vibrant Visual Identity for Swan Soda Water

Trendland

Words Marta Knas. Swan Soda is a natural brand of water dedicated to human well-being. With a vibrant visual identity designed by Ukrainian Orchidea Agency. BRANDING packaging packaging design Visual Identity

Bastian Thiery’s new book documents a mythical and curious search for a limping fox

Its Nice That

After encountering the creature in his neighbourhood, the Berlin-based photographer set out with his camera to find it. But was he ever successful?

Spotted: New Logo for Deportivo Alavés

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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