Fri.Oct 23, 2020

9 Essential Graphic Design Pointers for Non-Designers


Graphic design is probably one of the essential skills most people need nowadays, whether for your business, Facebook page, or beautifying your Instagram account. However, for those who are not skilled, paying for a graphic designer can be costly.

Penguin celebrates 85 years with gorgeous prints by leading artists

Creative Boom

If you're looking for a Christmas gift ideal for both book lovers and society as a whole, then a new set of illustrated prints may be just the ticket.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Peter Gehrman


Peter Gehrman (previously featured here ). Peter Gehrman’s Website. Peter Gehrman on Instagram. Illustration editor pick illustration illustrator member peter gehrman submission

DesignStudio rebrands Oberlo, an e-commerce platform aimed at young entrepreneurs

Creative Boom

Global branding agency DesignStudio has rebranded e-commerce platform Oberlo. Oberlo claims to "encourage young entrepreneurs to become 'DIY CEOs" by providing the tools and advice people need to create their own online businesses.

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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.

Berke Yazicioglu reinterprets Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring through a series of 11 tapestries

Its Nice That

Having developed his editorial portfolio, the London-based illustrator dives into a new medium, jacquard weaving.

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David Byrne’s irreverent illustrations muse on life during Covid

Creative Review

The exhibition at Pace Gallery features 50 illustrations by musician, artist and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne that reflect his experiences of isolation and mundanity throughout the pandemic – feelings that have taken on a universal significance this year.

Julia Marino utilises photography to enhance the complexity of her subjects

Its Nice That

Socially and politically engaged, Julia’s layered practice uses “tender, still and joyful” aesthetics to entice a viewer.

Niklas Wesner’s line-based works pull from his dreams and childhood

Creative Review

Hamburg-based illustrator Niklas Wesner says a lot of his work is about emotion, and the process of translating feelings into visuals.

Weekly News for Designers ? 563

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Layoutit Grid – Build your ideal CSS Grid with this online tool. Web Layout Best Practices: 12 Timeless UI Patterns Analyzed – A look at UI patterns that are both user-friendly and adaptable to changing trends.

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.

Greenpeace and Mother London warn of the damaging effects of the meat industry through a new animation

Its Nice That

Titled There’s a Monster in my Kitchen, the animation tells the story of a displaced jaguar from Brazil and how he wound up in one young boy’s kitchen.

7 of the Best Creative Products to Illustrate Your Life This Week

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Small Rainbow Planter by Julie Richard Ceramist. Snake Statement Earrings by Misfit Makes. Wildflowers No. 3 Paint by Number Kit by Forest Culture.

Rollerskating Poodles and Croissant Characters Form an Adorably Eccentric Cast of Felt Characters by Cat Rabbit


All images © Cat Rabbit, shared with permission. Working out of her studio in Melbourne, textile artist Cat Rabbit ( previously ) felts a quirky troupe of characters complete with distinctive garb and accessories.

Stop (and Start) Making Sense: David Byrne's Dingbats Drawings @ Pace Gallery

Juxapoz Magazine

“There’s a party in my mind, and I hope it never stops.” David Byrne never stops, and just like the lyrics in ‘Memories Can’t Wait, he’s at it again.

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.

Artist Creates Funny Illustrations of The Backstage Of Disney’s Famous Scenes

Design You Trust

Have you ever wondered what happens in the backstage of Disney movies? Andhika Muksin is back on Bored Panda to show you just that. He creates hilarious edits of Disney movies so that we can see the behind the scenes of famous scenes and how they were “actually made.”

Animator and director Sam Gainsborough on how to seamlessly blend the analogue and digital

Its Nice That

At September’s Nicer Tuesdays, the esteemed London-based creative shed light on his latest film, Facing It.

Stunning Photographs of Ellen O’Neal, The Greatest Woman Freestyle Skateboarder in the 1970s

Design You Trust

Ellen O’Neal is the godmother of female pro skateboarding who proved that skaters aren’t just a group of delinquents living in Venice Beach and helped bring the sport into the mainstream by skating on the Wonder Woman TV show.

Made launches virtual apartment for “see-now-buy-now” experience

Design Week

Design-led retailer Made has revealed a virtual reality (VR) apartment to showcase its latest home collection as a “see-now-buy-now experience” Made is an online store, though it does have showrooms where customers can view its range of furniture, lighting and home accessories.

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

Editorial Design Inspiration - McGrath


Editorial Design Inspiration - McGrath. abduzeedo 10.23.20 M35 shared a stylish editorial design project for the McGrath Report. The Australian real estate market is one of the most competitive in the world.

Made launches virtual apartment for “see-now-buy-now” experience

Design Week

Design-led retailer Made has revealed a virtual reality (VR) apartment to showcase its latest home collection as a “see-now-buy-now experience” Made is an online store, though it does have showrooms where customers can view its range of furniture, lighting and home accessories.

Spectacular Winning Images from The Aerial Photography Awards 2020

Design You Trust

Whether they were with a drone, or from a helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane, aerial photos give an extraordinary view of the world. This is what Aerial Photography Awards wanted to show us.

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New exhibition showcases genius work made by children during lockdown

Its Nice That

Following a call-out over social media, children produced their own versions of the letter sent by the government at the start of lockdown.

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.

A Glass Floor in a New Dublin Grocery Opens a Window to Medieval Viking History


?. Embedded in the architecture of a new Lidl store in Dublin is a glass floor that allows shoppers to peer down into medieval history.

Jouw… A New Way Of Eating


Words Kylie McDowell. The creative duo behind Steinbeisser – a global experimental gastronomy initiative based in Amsterdam – is disrupting the conventional dinner party with their art-like tableware.

A Sprawling ’90s Parisian Office Complex Breathes New Life

Azure Magazine

In the early 1990s, Arte Charpentier Architectes undertook a major commission. In the suburban Parisian commune of Issy-les-Moulineaux, the French architects designed an expansive new office for commercial real estate giant Unibail.

Charles Kaisin and the pop-up store made of toilet paper rolls


Words Mariana Bettinelli. The Belgian eclectic artist, famous for his surrealist dinners, worked on a symbolic project linked to the lockdown due the Covid pandemic and the «fear of running out of toilet paper». INSTALLATION INTERIOR DESIGN brux Bruxelles pop-up store

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.

Andrew Kung on continuing his mission to “normalise Asian American beauty, belonging, and individuality”

Its Nice That

In Andrew’s recent series To Be Seen, he’s stepped away from using set design to focus on creating narrative through “lighting, composition, and gesture”.

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Can Digitalization Hand The Big Brands Back Their Power?

The Die Line

Keeping track of digital files can be a nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be

The life and work of Margaret Calvert

Creative Review

A new display at the Design Museum is looking back at some of Margaret Calvert’s most enduring designs. Here, we speak to frequent collaborator Henrik Kubel and curator Rachel Hajek about how the designer’s work has become synonymous with British identity.

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