Wed.Oct 21, 2020

Signs Your WordPress Website Has Outgrown Its Hosting

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Among the reasons so many people choose WordPress is that it can run on just about any web server. The requirements are fairly basic and something that most web hosts and local servers can handle.

Marloes De Vries on her love of freelancing and the surprising outcome of uncertainty

Creative Boom

As a little girl, Marloes De Vries started making robots out of shoe boxes and toilet rolls and grabbed every piece of paper available in the house so she could draw. Today, she's an award-winning illustrator, author, and artist based in the Netherlands.

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Video: How to Create a Retro Style Badge Design in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a retro badge style logo design featuring a simplified vector skull illustration and text elements that follow the circular outline of the badge container.

Charming portraits of small-town America show the importance of 'community'

Creative Boom

Over 2,000 years ago, one of humanity's most profound thinkers, Aristotle, stated that the whole of our parts is greater than the sum. Collectively, the bits and pieces of all our differences can, theoretically, combine to reveal a better, more complex, "us".

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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.

“Talisman” by Photographer Kristina E. Knipe

Booooooom

Photo kristina e. knipe New Orleans photographer photography talisman

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LogoArchive Issue 8

BP&O

Inspired by a panel discussion that took place at London’s Somerset House in 2018 as part of the exhibition Print! the first issue of LogoArchive was conceived, designed and sent to print the following day.

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Studio Blackburn rebrands a 'letterbox-friendly' home brewery kit, and it's not what you'd expect

Creative Boom

London creative agency Studio Blackburn has designed a new identity and packaging suite for The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co, the company behind the revolutionary 'Pinter' – a world-first innovation that allows you to brew 10 pints of fresh beer or cider, all from the comfort of home.

Designing democracy: A visual history of the ballot paper

Creative Review

“Ballots today may look boring and bureaucratic, but they are the most direct tool of participatory democracy,” says Alicia Cheng, founding partner of MGMT. Design and the Cooper Union’s current Frank Stanton Chair for Graphic Design.

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Customised, one-off turntables by Sir Paul Smith, Shona Heath and Gregor Hildebrandt to go under the hammer

Creative Boom

The team behind Secret 7" is bringing back its popular online auction of one-of-a-kind Rega Planar 1 turntables this November, customised by leading artists such as Sir Paul Smith, Morag Myerscough, Shona Heath and Gregor Hildebrandt.

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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.

Web Design in Focus: Join us for an in-depth look at creating original websites

Its Nice That

We’ve teamed up with Wix Playground to bring you an evening of talks by top web designers International Magic, Hato, Yehwan Song and Order.

No Memory Is Ever Alone: A Photographer Reimagines Family Moments Using Her Dad’s Old Slides

Colossal

All images © Catherine Panebianco, shared with permission. Jamestown, New York-based photographer Catherine Panebianco compresses the space between family memories and her life at present through her series, No Memory Is Ever Alone.

Greenpeace follows up Rang-tan with meat takedown

Creative Review

Greenpeace has launched a new campaign film, There’s a Monster in My Kitchen, created by regular collaborators Mother London. The spot underlines the knock-on effect of industrial meat production, which is the biggest cause of deforestation worldwide according to the organisation.

Graphic design that is “anachronistic, misplaced or dorky”: Samuli Saarinen explores the mediation of language

Its Nice That

The Helsinki-based creative thrives on designing for the publishing sphere, specifically on political and intellectually engaging works.

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.

Pugs, Patches, and Goosenecks [Brown Paper Stitch Dispatch]

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. I love to wind embroidery bobbins with DMC floss. The act is so simple and repetitive that it has a meditative quality. It also signifies the “clean up” of a project.

Amber Vittoria on switching digital techniques for paint during lockdown and how it’s amplified her work

Its Nice That

The NYC-based illustrator has found a love of analogue media with all the extra time she has on her hands.

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Organic shapes and middle eastern colors in the collection of Abs Objects

Trendland

Words Mariana Bettinelli. The visual language of ABS Objects refers to nature, with organic shapes and colors and material of the Middle East as creative signature. The designer drives inspiration from history, archeology and traditional art and craft.

Overflowing with Flora and Fauna, Collaged Paper Installations Comment on Earth’s Dwindling Biodiversity

Colossal

“Intimate Immensity” (2016). Photograph by Trevor Good. All images © Clare Börsch, shared with permission. Sprawling across paint-chipped walls and tiny alcoves, the collaged installations of artist Clare Börsch mimic overgrown jungles and whimsical forest scenes.

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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

Meet the hilarious and charming illustrated characters created by Min Heo

Its Nice That

Brighten up your day with the delightful Bay Area-based Min Heo and her joyful illustrations.

A New Book Compiles Photos of Idiosyncratic, Quirky Destinations that Look Just Like Wes Anderson Films

Colossal

All images © Wally Koval, shared with permission. Devotees of Wes Anderson’s films can spot the pastel architecture and simple signage synonymous with the American director’s aesthetic anywhere, a notion that’s proven in a newly released book by Wally Koval.

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Banksy’s stab-proof vest for Stormzy and the Covid-19 illustration feature among Designs of the Year nominees

Its Nice That

The Design Museum’s 13th annual prize has 74 nominees across six categories from graphics to digital, highlighting the most innovative and provocative need-to-know projects from the past year.

Opera studio brings the Arctic to the British Museum with climate change exhibition

Design Week

The Arctic will be ice-free in 80 years, scientists predict. In light of this stark warning, the British Museum’s latest exhibition Arctic: Culture and Climate seeks to highlight the “dramatic and profound change” affecting the region and its people.

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.

VC Swipe Branding and Web Design

Abduzeedo

VC Swipe Branding and Web Design. abduzeedo 10.21.20 Marvin Schwaibold shared an awesome branding and UI/UX project for VC Swipe, a platform that matches and connects outstanding investors with future startups.

Beazley Designs of the Year showcases coronavirus responses and social tensions

Design Week

Beazley Designs of the Year 2020 has opened at the Design Museum, with 74 nominees showcasing the “most innovative” designs from the past year.

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Sophie Mayanne encourages empathy, recognition and validation through an inclusive photography practice

Its Nice That

Most well known for her ongoing project Behind The Scars, at September’s Nicer Tuesdays, the London-based photographer shed light on the extensive portrait series.

V&A launches challenge to support design education in schools

Design Week

The V&A Innovate schools challenge 2020 has been launched, and this year features an augmented design curriculum to suit the needs of teachers during the pandemic.

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.

New Banksy Hula Hoop Girl Mural Unveiled on Side of Nottingham Beauty Salon

Design You Trust

Carl Recine/Reuters Banksy has posted a picture of a mural of a girl hula-hooping on social media, ending speculation over whether he was behind the work. The mural appeared on a wall on the corner of Rothesay Avenue in Lenton, Nottingham.

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A LAST LOOK AT THE AUSTIN BRIGGS ARCHIVES, part 3: The New Realism

Illustration Art

Austin Briggs was perhaps the leading proponent of the "new realism" in illustration-- unposed figures in unguarded moments, with all the awkwardness and spontaneity of real life. We can find the emergence of this approach in Briggs' archives.

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BBC and Getty Images call for photographers' help in building a more diverse image library of families

Its Nice That

The BBC Kids Collection will feature images and videos of children and families currently underrepresented in the media, with grants available to amateur and professional photographers who pitch in response to a brief.

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