Tue.Nov 17, 2020

27 recommended independent jewellery designers to follow

Creative Boom

Happy Together necklaces by Mood Good. If you're a little sick of the high street and want to wear jewellery that no one else has, all while supporting a fellow creative, then we've pulled together an inspiring list of independent jewellery designers to follow and buy from.

A Design Repository With Over 1’000 Arabic Book Covers

Designer Daily

Apart from obnoxious influencers, Instagram also includes some accounts that are real gems. This account , dedicated to Arabic book covers and maintained by Egyptian designer Moe Elhossieny, is one of these gems.

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A giant bald eagle made entirely of paper is Lisa Lloyd's biggest challenge to date

Creative Boom

Photography by Moose Azim. British artist Lisa Lloyd has long impressed us with her ability to transform paper into the most detailed and intricate sculptures, mainly of animals and insects. Now she's just revealed a life-size bald eagle with a wingspan of over two metres.

6 Graphic Design Tips for Non-Designers

Designer Daily

The world of graphic design can be intimidating to newcomers, but at some point most people will at least have to dip their toes in to either bring their own ideas to life, or to get a better understanding of the skills and techniques used by professionals in this field.

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.

Janne Iivonen's clear line illustrations bring an upbeat charm to everything

Creative Boom

If there's one style that never goes out of fashion, it's Ligne claire or 'clear line', the 1940s art form pioneered by Tintin creator Hergé, and kept alive today by smashing illustrators such as Janne Iivonen.

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A new tool by Pentagram's Luke Powell and Jody Hudson-Powell grows letterforms from fungi

Creative Boom

We thought we'd seen it all. Until that is, Pentagram partners Luke Powell and Jody Hudson-Powell designed an interactive web tool that allows us to cultivate and download letterforms (and much more) by stimulating the mycelium growth found in fungi.

Photographer Spotlight: Salvatore Di Gregorio


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Why design agencies should be 'skating ahead of the puck'

Creative Boom

Jim Misener. 50,000feet is an independent creative consultancy with offices in Chicago and New York, working across brand identity systems, strategy, interactive touchpoints, marketing communications, advertising and more.

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Should you Hire a Design Agency or a Freelancer?

Inkbot Design

Should you hire a design agency or a freelancer? Graphic design needs a creative mind. From colour combinations to proper curves and lines, everything needs to be in place while doing graphic design.

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.

Oslo's Bielke&Yang creates playful, colourful campaign to help keep restaurants afloat

Creative Boom

Oslo-based design studio Bielke&Yang seems to love good food—so much so that it’s worked on a self-initiated project to try and keep restaurants afloat in the wake of the pandemic and its impact on small businesses.

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Zohar Dvir’s animation takes us on a trippy voyage through the unconscious

Creative Review

Recent RCA grad Zohar Dvir’s animation, Mercury’s Retrograde, is about a millennial seeking answers and what happens when the protagonist lets her fortune-telling magic 8 ball replace her intuition.

Ai Weiwei’s “wearable art” collection features silk scarves and laser-cut bags embedded with activist imagery

Its Nice That

Inspired by the artist’s Papercut Portfolio, the items combine juxtapose traditional craftsmanship – a common theme in his work – with defiant subjects.

Experiences with homelessness retold in graphic novel form

Creative Review

London-based charity Accumulate supports young homeless people through creative education and workshops covering fields such as photography, sculpture and graphic design.

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.

King Canary Beer Gets The Royal Treatment

The Die Line

The labels themselves, illustrated by Art Director, Jacob Smeraglia, were printed on a matte metallic BOP paper

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St Bride Library at 125: is it time to go digital?

Design Week

St Bride Library has launched a fundraising campaign ahead of its 125th anniversary, which hopes to “future-proof” its collection of typography, printing and graphic design.

Same Paper’s new book Still Life reflects 13 photographers’ “beautiful and fragile” responses to the pandemic

Its Nice That

We chat to Jiawei Liu, one member of the Same Paper team, about a difficult year and using photography to respond to it.

Adventurous Snails Find Themselves Thrust Into ‘The Slimelight’ in a Quirky New Book


All images © Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland, courtesy of Broccoli, shared with permission. Snails, they’re just like us!

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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

Design studio KauKau’s dynamic typography comes from closely studying its subjects

Its Nice That

The Shanghai-based studio shares its recent work which combines a reflection on methodology while trying to find their role in this industry.

Lockdown Spurs Vinyl Design Boom

Design Week

We all know the story of vinyl’s, rise, fall and renaissance. It’s had to contend with cassette tapes and then CDs, which for a time outsold them in the 90s and early 2000s.

Rumisu Luxury Accessories With Illustrated Flair

The Die Line

Life on the Line: 10 Artists Spread Mental Health Awareness Across Toronto’s Subway


“Birdcage” by Marcia Diaz. All images © Twentytwenty Arts, shared with permission. Through an eclectic array of illustrations and photographs, ten Canada-based artists are collaborating in an effort to boost awareness of mental health struggles.

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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.

Inhabit: Graphic Designer


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Malaysian Artist Draws The Cutest Animals, Imagines Them Living In Our World

Design You Trust

Malaysian artist Yee Chong draws the most adorable little digital creatures and brings them to life by inserting them into our real world.

How to Start a Photography Business

Graphic Springs

Starting any business venture requires you to create a systematic plan and follow it gradually to reach your desired results. When you ask yourself the question, 'how to start a photography business', you must perform careful planning and execute it one at a time.

Artist Inserts People From Classical Paintings Into The Modern World, And The Result Is Surprisingly Fitting

Design You Trust

Alexey Kondakov (previously here and here), the Ukrainian artist that inserts people from classical paintings into the modern world and its scenarios, is back with more of his fascinating work.

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.

Launchlabs Branding and Visual Identity


Launchlabs Branding and Visual Identity. abduzeedo 11.17.20 Redesigning is in the DNA of "launchlabs". So in 2019, when the studio became part of the international launchlabs brand, they also did some redesigning.

“Awards for Good Boys” : Hilarious Illustrations by Shelby Lorman

Design You Trust

We all know a Good Boy. He puts ‘Feminist’ in his Tinder bio, and then speaks over you on a date. He ghosts you. But he feels bad. Only for a moment.) He doesn’t mansplain. Just aggressively clarifies. And he’s open to being wrong. Theoretically.

Fighting Fish - Motion Design Sculptural Visions


Fighting Fish - Motion Design Sculptural Visions. abduzeedo 11.17.20 ‘Fighting Fish’ is the collision of the sculpture and motion design practices of North Boy South aka multi-award winning motion artist (and Stash alumni) Simon Robson.