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Adam Shub's handmade pixel paintings hark back to a simpler time

Creative Boom

Philadelphia-based artist Adam Shub pays homage to the films and games of his youth in a series of meticulously planned pixel paintings. We caught up with him to hear how he paints them by hand. When it comes to evoking nostalgia, few things send back people of a certain age more than the sight of pixellated game art. While not as smooth or sophisticated as today's impressive graphics, pixel art has a charm of its own that captures the spirit of the 1980s and '90s.

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Crumbl by Turner Duckworth

BP&O

While we speak the same language, the cultural differences between us here in the UK and our pals in the US can feel vast. There’s pavement vs sidewalk, fringe vs bangs, ‘flavour’ vs ‘flavor’. There’s also biscuit and cookie – though where we draw the line between the two is another debate for another time. And seemingly at the forefront The post Crumbl by Turner Duckworth appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Virgin Wines celebrates the 'joy of wine' in its first major rebrand in 20 years

Creative Boom

Virgin Wines has introduced its first major rebrand in two decades, including a fresh logo, colour palette, and typography. Crafted by Norwich agency Borne , it's designed to breathe new life into the range and emphasise the "joy of wine from grape to glass". Almost two decades since entering the market with a vision to shake up the traditional wine connoisseur space, Virgin Wines recently decided it needed to adapt and refine its brand to better reflect its unique value proposition.

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The Cultural Geography of Cowboy Carter

Azure Magazine

The following calls us to abandon algorithms and think pieces about the battle between Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and the country music establishment. It is a foray from musical genre towards cultural geography. Using this theoretical framework — which, in simple terms, focuses on people and place as a guide — together we will traverse the mythology of a singular cultural authenticity, asymmetrical cultural landscapes and the reclamation of cultural ground.

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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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Illustrator Léon Moh-Cah on how she connected to people around the world with her sketchbook

Creative Boom

Illustrator, animator, and prolific sketchbook keeper Léon Moh-Cah reveals how she travelled the world and connected with people through her art. It's surely the dream of many artists to pack their bags and set off on a round-the-world adventure where their art pays their way. However, French artist Léon Moh-Cah has turned that fantasy into a reality with her project, The Roving Sketchbook.

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Elmwood gives healthy sausage brand HECK! a Gen Z makeover

Creative Boom

The high-protein, gluten-free UK sausages get a brand overhaul courtesy of the global consultancy. Sausages are lovely, but the traditional kind isn't good for cholesterol levels. And they're not much use for vegetarians or anyone trying to afford gluten, either. So, in recent years, HECK! has made a name for itself in UK supermarkets by supplying alternative sossies that are gluten-free, higher in protein, and include a great range of meat-free versions.

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In Sicily, Mount Etna Blows an Unprecedented Frequency of Rare Volcanic Smoke Rings

Colossal

Known to locals as the “Lady of the Rings,” Sicily’s Mount Etna is both the highest island mountain in the Mediterranean and the most active stratovolcano in the world. The magnificent landform has even more impressive qualities considering it emits elegant smoke rings, known as volcanic vortex rings, high into the sky. A video from The Straits Times documents the fascinating formations as they drift through the atmosphere.

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Mindful Updates Retain Heritage in Vancouver Home Modernization

Design Milk

Stitched into a 1910 Edwardian-era structure in the historic Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a series of contemporary interventions by Measured Architecture working in tandem with landscape architecture by Paul Sangha Creative landscaping. The truly laudable solutions are thoughtfully composed to consider context while adding only meritorious elements to an architectural patchwork as its quilt continues to unfurl, reflecting this current contribution to a stori

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Level Up Your Designs with Daryna’s Abstract Vector Graphics on Adobe Stock

We And The Color

Calling all design rockstars! Feeling the need to inject some fresh, modern energy into your projects? Look no further than the incredible collection of vector graphics and poster templates by Daryna , a rising star on Adobe Stock. Daryna’s collection is all about embracing minimalism with a punch. Think sleek, abstract shapes in a bold spectrum of colors.

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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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The Genesis Neolun Concept Emanates Warmth With Seamless Simplicity

Design Milk

Car designers commonly look far and wide beyond the realm of automotive design for inspiration to shape the silhouette and details of each concept car as blue sky thinking will eventually trickle down to inform commercially viable models tethered to their earthly realm. Fashion, architecture , aeronautical vessels, and science fiction films have all been sources of inspiration inexhaustibly.

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Marco Taccola

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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Swiss Concept by Francesc Rifé Studio

This is Paper

Inspired by the calm of Japanese traditions and meditation, this facial surgery and dental clinic by Francesc Rifé Studio was conceived as a beauty sanctuary.

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UTS School of Architecture

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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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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Behind the RSPCA's 50-year rebrand

Creative Bloq

We speak to the people behind the triumphant brand refresh of the RSPCA.

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The Superb 1980s Hyper-Realistic Illustrations by Japanese Artist Masao Saito

Design You Trust

Masao Saito, the illustrator, is celebrated for his proficiency with the airbrush, a tool he has utilized to create images that are strikingly realistic, yet carry a dreamlike quality. Born in 1947, he has made a name for himself both in commercial and fine art domains. His technique is notable for its glossy finish, often rendering subjects with a remarkable sense of depth and lifelike precision that borders on the surreal.

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Quick! The Instax Link Wide smartphone printer is now just $90

Creative Bloq

Save 40% on the Instax Link Wide portable printer, a great gift for photographers sharing smartphone snaps.

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Maderon Font by Rantautype

We And The Color

Maderon: A Bold and Playful Display Font by Rantautype In the realm of typography, there exists a special category of fonts that transcend the boundaries of mere text, transforming into captivating visual elements that demand attention and elevate designs to new heights. Maderon, a creation by the talented Rantautype, is one such font that effortlessly embodies this transformative power.

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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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New streaming service's AI-generated romance movie looks embarrassingly bad

Creative Bloq

Tell me this hallucinatory mess isn't the future of TV.

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Post Familiar

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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Get a Galaxy S24 for free with Verizon (yes, really)

Creative Bloq

Just take out a new Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Ultimate line.

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Baroque Baths and Rococo Ripples: The Art of Historical Pools Reimagined With AI

Design You Trust

In a fascinating intersection of history and modern leisure, photographer Tomislav Marcijuš, utilizing the power of Midjourney, envisions what public swimming pools might have looked like had they been designed during the Baroque and Rococo periods. More: Instagram Tomislav’s creative series spans several pools, each adopting a different historical flair, taking inspiration from comments received on a previous series that touched upon art deco’s influence on cinemas and pools.

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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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Apple’s new game is like Wordle (but worse)

Creative Bloq

News+ is coming for the New York Times.

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UX Design Trends in 2024 and Adapting To Them

Design Beep

Like the internet, the UX design industry is constantly changing. UX design aims to provide internet users with the best experience when interacting with apps and websites. UX design also helps businesses have the tools they need to keep up with the latest developments. As a result, if you want your business to thrive online in 2024, it is vital to adapt to the latest UX design trends.

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Unhinged - Creative Psychotic People Portraiture Drawing by Bobby Rogers #draw #design #graphic #drawing #hand #people #psychotic #pencil

Designspiration

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The 1976 Collection Brings 70s Furniture Design Into the Here + Now

Design Milk

Each of us has certain memories that bring comfort when on top of mind. French studio Nouveau Standard , founded by Jonathan Fleurance and Simon Brandeau, has designed its first collection around that idea. The charismatic Collection 12 includes four pieces – a chair, a low chair, a table, and a lamp – pulled from an era passed. Maybe they make you recall your grandparents’ house or a next-door neighbor’s apartment.

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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.