Tue.Sep 29, 2020

Coventry Design Festival launches to support local graduates, freelancers and creative studios

Creative Boom

Graphic designer Chris Sanders is the unstoppable force behind the new Coventry Design Festival , which has launched this month (with a gorgeous identity) to celebrate the city's creative heritage and place it firmly on the design map.

Illustrator Spotlight: Ana Miminoshvili


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Lachlan Goudie on escaping with art, his love of Scotland, and staying creative during a pandemic

Creative Boom

Bringing fairy tales to life, Scottish artist and broadcaster, Lachlan Goudie , will unveil a new series of paintings at Edinburgh's The Scottish Gallery, inspired by places that may have recently felt far far away.

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Get to Know Jeff Starr, WordPress Author and Entrepreneur

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Jeff Starr is not the first person to serendipitously find his way into the WordPress community. After all, many of us have discovered and since fallen in love with the CMS. But he has become one of its most prolific and recognizable members.

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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.

Photographer Spotlight: Rodrigo Oliveira


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Crown Jewels: Great Gulf Does High-Rise Luxury with Architectural Panache

Azure Magazine

It’s an urban beacon. One Bloor East rises above the heart of Toronto, its graceful 76-storey form asserting a prominent height peak at the corner of Yonge and Bloor.

Cinematic photographs of America's rural Midwest at night look like stills from a sci-fi cult classic

Creative Boom

Like something out of a cult sci-fi movie or thriller, these atmospheric photographs by Michael McCluskey are mainly captured "by the side of the road" in northern Michigan, during nighttime explorations of his home state.

Olimpia Zagnoli puts an abstract spin on Dior’s new collection

Creative Review

Dior’s new Fall 2020 collection has been playfully reimagined as vibrant illustrations by Italian artist and illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli.

Download Hundreds of Frames from Studio Ghibli Animations for Video-Chat Backgrounds for Free


Ponyo on the cliff. Thanks to Studio Ghibli , you can hide piles of laundry and errant messes while videoconferencing from home with one of 400 stills from classic animations.

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.

Tara Anand’s rich illustrations tell the stories of people around her

Creative Review

Tara Anand is an editorial illustrator who splits her time between Mumbai and New York City. “I grew up in an incredibly creative environment, my mother is an artist so I was introduced to painting very early on, as most children are,” says Anand.

These Pomeranian Pincushions Are a Cute Way to Keep Your Stitching Supplies Tidy

Brown Paper Bag

Most people have that one thing they collect, and for me, it’s pincushions. I’m drawn to the kind that masks the cushion part in some way, which is why I love Cat Rabbit ’s Pomeranians that carry the cushion on their backs.

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“Our isolation makes us resourceful”: a New Zealand design guide

Design Week

Raymond Otene McKay can count the number of indigenous designers working in New Zealand on one hand. It’s a small field because parents typically like to see their children go into traditional professions like accountancy or medicine, he explains.

BMS United

Communication Arts

Inspired by this shipping company’s bold culture, Kommigraphics created an equally progressive site design. 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.

Join illustrator Aurélia Durand’s “joyful parade to catch people’s attention”

Its Nice That

Creating a series of impactful and empowering animations, Aurélia's project hopes to push forward the possibility of a more conscious world. Features

Andrew Salgado's latest paintings of romance, humour and warmth offer a welcome escape

Creative Boom

In his latest series, Strange Weather, Andrew Salgado leads us through the chapters of a "magic-realist novel", giving us a peek inside his world of "allusions and appropriations" along with nods to art history and a host of subtle literary references.

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Alex Kisilevich pushes “illusionary properties” in his morphing artworks

Its Nice That

Straddling sculpture and photography to make fine art, the Canadian artist is a shapeshifter of objects and space.

Photographer Paul Graham and the Great North Road

Creative Review

First published in 1983, Graham’s first photography book A1: The Great North Road is being republished by Mack. Here he reflects on the project nearly 40 years later. The post Photographer Paul Graham and the Great North Road appeared first on Creative Review

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

Abstract Illustrations for Adobe Cloud Experience


Abstract Illustrations for Adobe Cloud Experience. abduzeedo 09.29.20 Pol Solà was invited to create some imaginary elements to be used across the Adobe Cloud Experience.

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Thisaway’s rebrand of a casting agency is inspired by rolling credits

Design Week

London-based studio Thisaway has rebranded Kahleen Crawford Casting with a look inspired by the rolling credits at the end of a film or television show.

Highlife Branding


Highlife Branding. abduzeedo 09.29.20 Angello Torres shared a branding design work for the Highlife festival.

“Online art school is not art school”: The future of creative higher education in the age of Covid-19

Its Nice That

We investigate the challenges, pitfalls and opportunities of taking creative courses into the digital realm, and talk to the students and institutions who are feeling the impact. Features

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.

An Intricate Lace Mural Envelops the Facade of a French Fashion Museum


All images © Nespoon. On France’s northern shores lies the port city of Calais, a municipality that once was a destination for lace manufacturers.

Bridget Riley: The Complete Prints examines the artist’s printmaking from the 60s to now

Its Nice That

This comprehensive study of Riley’s graphic work from 1962-2020 shows the evolution of her sideline practice and how it has complemented her paintings.

Study Finds Packaging And Labeling More Important In The Age Of COVID

The Die Line

A recent study by packaging products and services provider Shorr found that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in some long-term changes in consumer behavior, providing insights into how shoppers interact with packaging

Design with Data

Communication Arts

Data designers offer timely insights into challenging stories, as Sam McMillan reports. Article

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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.

Steven Holl Architects Unveils Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Azure Magazine

Slowly but surely, Texas is becoming a new locus of cultural centres designed by some of the leading figures in architecture, art and design today.

Hill’s Science Diet Highlights The Immense Business Value Of Design

The Die Line

Just how valuable is design? For creatives, the answer to this question is obvious but painstakingly difficult to quantify. The Designalytics Effectiveness Award, included in this year’s Dieline Awards, was created to tackle that very subject

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New challenger bank Hay gives finance a friendly feel

Creative Review

New Australian challenger bank Hay has centred its identity on a friendly, informal tone, sitting it comfortably among the cohort of fintech start-ups that are putting a clearer, more human spin on managing finances.

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