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Learn to animate like Disney

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Most of the world's biggest brands go to extraordinary lengths to protect their secrets. Consider how Coke has kept its recipe secret for over a century, while even KFC's head chef doesn't know the exact blend of 11 herbs and spices the company uses.

Digital Art and Renaissance Statues: An Unlikely Combination That Actually Works!

Spoon Graphics

When it comes to abstract art, anything goes! However, there is one particular combination of styles that has become surprisingly popular.

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Love typography? Now you can smell like it!

Creative Boom

If you're reading Creative Boom, you're probably geekier about fonts than most. But have you ever thought about wearing letterforms, and smelling like them?

“The Shape of Self” by Alessio Maximillian Schroeder

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Photo alessio maximilian schroder photographer photography the shape of self

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.

Bring your creative visions to life with advanced web design platform Editor X

Creative Boom

If you build websites for clients, you need a platform with advanced design features that can help bring your vision to life and push your creative boundaries. So we'd highly recommend you take a look at Editor X. Advanced design capabilities.

Designer Helen Rabbitte’s work offers nostalgia with a contemporary twist

Creative Review

Designer and art director Helen Rabbitte creates designs that blend fluid forms with structured layouts, drawing on aesthetics and motifs from the 80s and 90s. Her work features soothing colour schemes, with palettes akin to calming blue skies that transition into warm sunset tones.

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Remembering Milton Glaser: an esteemed panel honours the graphic design legend in online event

Its Nice That

Featuring his Push Pin Studio co-founders Seymour Chwast and Reynold Ruffins, as well as Steven Heller and Ellen Lupton, the event hosted by The Cooper Union will discuss his life and legacy.

Fascism, football and Helvetica feature on a journey through Italy's visual landscape

Creative Boom

As an Italian, the earliest branding I can remember is the mascot insignia for Italy's 1990 World Cup. Ciao was the name of the figure who was used on some versions of the red-white-and green logo, an anthropomorphic player with a football-head that fascinated my curious young mind.

A Rare Yellow Penguin Has Been Photographed for the First Time on a South Georgia Island

Colossal

All images © Yves Adams/Kennedy News, shared with permission. On a trip to a small island in South Georgia in December 2019, Yves Adams spotted an unusually bright creature bobbing through a sea of 120,000 king penguins.

A multimedia project that tells the legacy of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office

Creative Boom

With today's access to technology and a plethora of platforms to share your work, there seems to be an increasing amount of artists using their creative power for the greater good. Even more beautiful to see is witnessing the partnerships emerging out of the need to share overlooked stories.

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.

The 10 Best Business Brochure Templates

Speckyboy Design Magazine

A business brochure is an important marketing asset that can help get your business noticed. You can hand them out during networking events as well as leave them in local cafes’ to raise awareness about your products and services.

Building beauty into brands: Alan Moore on how to design a business the world needs

Creative Boom

Julian Calverley (from Do Build - How to make and lead a business the world needs). The world of business is changing. The single pursuit of "profit at any cost" has been replaced by a desire to build companies that not only enjoy commercial success but which also create a better future.

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How 8 Artists Are Thinking Beyond the Embroidery Hoop To Create Awe-Inspiring Designs

Brown Paper Bag

This article is brought to you by Brown Paper Stitch , my business that makes your wardrobe pawesome by embroidering your pets on clothing. Over the many years that I’ve written on Brown Paper Bag, I’ve seen a ton of stitching.

Visual Journaling

Communication Arts

By making film photography more accessible to others, Travis Young hopes to open up the conversation about mental health. Article

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.

Design Case Study: JKR Global on Marble by UNICEF

Shillington

JKR Global is a creative agency based in New York, London and Shanghai with design teams working on international brands, including philanthropic work that JKR Foundation produces.

Sid Lee, Jack Of All Trades, Designs A Label For Their Own Beer

The Die Line

The retro typeface, as well as the graphic design of the cans and their rotating labels are distinct in a way that does justice to the history of the Sid Lee brand

Oikawa Mayuki builds a “lyrical and strange world” purposefully designed to confuse the audience

Its Nice That

The Japanese illustrator adds eery details and repetitive lines to every illustration, in turn evoking a sense of disorientation.

High streets need to find their “appetite for design”

Design Week

The late and much vaunted designer Wajiro Kon argues that we humans experience urban space as theatre, and that we describe that space with our bodies. Such spaces, he said, are vital – socially, meaningfully, sensually.

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

Funny Advertisement Fails

Design You Trust

This is what happens when marketing people are not paying attention and ads fail in a hilarious or offensive way… So let’s buckle up for a fun ride which is basically a masterclass on how not to create and produce an ad! Inspirations advertising fails funny humor

App Design Workout, Stay In

Abduzeedo

App Design Workout, Stay In. abduzeedo 02.22.21 Elvis Benício shared a visual proposal for a WFH ("workout" from home) fitness app that helps people to build healthy habits. Both visuals and typography were inspired by the concept of the body movement creating a narrative across branding and product.

Farting In Bed Etiquette – Illustrated Guide

Design You Trust

Relationships have lots of milestones: the first time you say “I love you”, the day you move in together, the first time you go grocery shopping together, and so on. But one of the most important and least discussed milestones is the first time you fart in a bed… Luckily, Weng Chen is here to help.

Hilarity Ensues as Everything Goes Catastrophically Wrong in an Ad for Etisalat

Colossal

?. Strap on a helmet and fasten your kneepads before watching this ad for international telecommunications giant, Etisalat.

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.

[Podcast] How to Use Curiosity, Improvisation & Intuition to Create More Value with Natalie Nixon

Just Creative

Natalie Nixon is the author of The Creativity Leap and in this episode, she shares her techniques for helping brands through the power of creativity.

How to Write a Good Tagline to Help Your Business get Remembered!

Purple Rose Graphics

A tagline is a great tool to help people remember your business. These are short phrases that help share your business’s reputation and personality. Most of us can recite the catchiest ones and they stick with us long after the business is gone. If you’ve been reading my blogs for any length of time or you know me even a little bit you know I have a thing for creating catchy acronyms. Here’s another one for you: M.E.L.T. as in — A great tagline will “M.E.L.T.”

Fresh Illustration Style for Adobe LAT

Abduzeedo

Fresh Illustration Style for Adobe LAT. abduzeedo 02.22.21 Jorsh Peña had the opportunity to collaborate with ADOBE LAT in a series of illustrations where he was able to use new tools and techniques for his work.

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Cooling Down and Masking Up: Four New Poster Annual 2022 Entries

Graphis

The newest entries from our Poster Annual 2022 competition celebrate yoga, architecture, flowers, and much more! CURIOUS is a strategic design agency located in London that focuses on brand identity and graphic and web design, as well as other forms of communication.

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.

Dark Mode in Emails: All the Secrets Revealed

Noupe

Dark Mode compatibility in emails is transcending from its definition as a “trend” and growing to be a best practice. Owing to its immense popularity, you can conveniently name it as the fastest-growing trend that has cast a magic spell on apps, browsers, and of course email inboxes.

What’s in store for the future of Arabic visual culture? Archief Cairo on communicating across borders

Its Nice That

Meet the Cairo-based collective capturing the city and its ancient typographic through all five senses.

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In Kiev, A Defunct Artillery Plant Turns Bustling Izakaya

Azure Magazine

Built in 1764 as a production facility for the Russian Imperial Army, Kiev’s Arsenal factory is one of the oldest of its kind in Ukraine.

Studio Kiösk uses reference and diversion as its tools of choice

Its Nice That

The Paris-based design studio on using everyday objects and accumulated images as the starting point of its projects.

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ALEXANDRIA, an exhibition by artist Alejandro Cardenas

Trendland

Words Mariana Bettinelli. Almine Rech presents ALEXANDRIA , an exhibition of new works by artist Alejandro Cardenas , currently on display at the gallery's New York location. EXHIBITION PAINTING acrylic art exhibition painting sculpture