Tue.Apr 20, 2021

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If the internet has accomplished one thing (beyond giving us web designers a career), perhaps it’s the emboldening of cheapskates. The ability to get free and low-cost items online has outshined even the most fervent coupon-clippers of yesteryear.

Tomesha Faxio's photographs celebrate the beauty of black hair in its most natural state

Creative Boom

© Tomesha Faxio. In photographer and mixed-media artist Tomesha Faxio 's powerful new series, we see a celebration of pride, authenticity and blackness.

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“American Backyard” by Photographer Elliot Ross

Booooooom

Photo american backyard Colorado Elliot Ross photographer photography

Acclaimed director Brent Harris says a fond farewell to Daft Punk in new film

Creative Boom

Award-winning commercials and film director Brent Harris has just released La Légende, a short film that pays homage to Daft Punk. Harris says his three-minute tribute is a "love letter" to the electronic music duo who disbanded in February.

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.

How to Write an Annual Report

Canny

DISCLAIMER: this blog post is only meant as a guide and is not intended to give any legal advice. All annual reports should ensure that they fulfil the legal requirements of their own country or state by referring to the guidance provided by the relevant regulatory bodies.

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The iconic Rockefeller Center building in New York just got new branding

Creative Boom

Marketing agency Known has created the new branding for an iconic NYC landmark, the Rockefeller Center. The distinctive tower was built around a century ago during the Great Depression and, according to Known, was designed to be the "ultimate urban campus".

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Avoiding the unnecessary: Brodie Kaman's tactile, typographically-led practice

Creative Boom

Berlin-based art director and graphic designer Brodie Kaman is a force to be reckoned with, boasting a captivating practice that combines a dynamic starkness with a relaxed, somewhat free-hand candidness across the work he does. "I

“There’s a massive potential for design”: an Australian design guide

DesignWeek

In Perth, Australia, a series of public bus stops represents a personal journey for graphic designer Kevin Wilson. The redesigned signage features Aboriginal artwork, rendered in a minimalist style and simple colour palette.

Studio Mucho's powerful campaign for Sundance-winning documentary Homeroom

Creative Boom

© Mucho for Homeroom. Homeroom is Peter Nicks' latest Sundance Award-winning documentary with Open'hood Films that follows the Class of 2020 at Oakland High School during a year marked by systemic and cultural transformation.

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How does typography behave under extreme conditions? New book Teasing Typography explores

Its Nice That

Recently published by Slanted, Juliane Nöst’s first book explores what happens when meaning is stripped away from type.

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.

Elaborately Constructed LEGO Universes by Artist Ekow Nimako Envision an Afrofuturistic World

Colossal

Detail of “Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE” (2019). Photos by Samuel Engelking. All images © Ekow Nimako, shared with permission. Hundreds of thousands of sleek, black LEGO structure the utopic universes by Toronto-based artist Ekow Nimako.

How Teaching Will Help You Become the Best Designer You Can Be

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It’s been said many times that, if you want to learn more, you should teach. Taking on proteges, apprentices, students – whatever you want to call them – who will appreciate and absorb your knowledge not only boosts your ego, it can also help you learn and grow as a designer.

Head to the Design Museum for your weekly shop

Creative Review

As museums in England tentatively await their reopening in May, the Design Museum in London is gaining a head start by launching Supermarket, an installation-cum-store stocked with beautifully designed essential goods.

This flag has been designed to represent and protect Antarctica

DesignWeek

“Flags are maybe the best example of effective communication design there is,” says designer Evan Townsend. “I knew we could use a tool like that in Antarctica.”

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.

Simon Bailly creates striking images set in a retro-future world

Creative Review

Growing up on the books of artist Tomi Ungerer sparked a desire within French illustrator Simon Bailly to tell tales through images. While studying illustration, the most important lesson he learned was about telling a story simply through one picture or a series of them.

StockX unveils a brand refresh after a mammoth year

Its Nice That

With a new logo, typeface and revamped approach to photography and colour, the online marketplace is marking five years in business with a matured new look.

Seth Rogan’s Houseplant Line Features Retro-Inspired Stackable Tins That Broke The Internet

The Die Line

These new tins didn't hit Seth Rogan's pottery wheel, but they are a thing of beauty.

Graphic Art Between Renaissance And Modernity

Design You Trust

The French artist Benedicte Piccolillo, graphic designer and street artist, is the talent hidden behind Voglio Bene. Based in Mauguio, South of France, she creates from “coups de Coeur” that she may have had on old paintings from masters.

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

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Design Everywhere

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How to Create a Lifestyle Blog with WordPress

Noupe

Undoubtedly, lifestyle and fashion bloggers require a blog that is visually appealing and stands out. Features, such as elegant galleries, beautiful typography, a lot of white space, and more, help share the blog posts.

6 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Designs.Ai

Before the pandemic, most of us, who lived under the regime of modernity, were more separated from nature than ever. Fast-paced urban life made it more difficult for us to experience the pleasure of connecting ourselves to natural surroundings.

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Must-have Fonts under $15We bring you a selection of amazing.

The Design Blog

Must-have Fonts under $15 We bring you a selection of amazing font deals available for under $15. Our list features modern, clean sans serifs, as well as more playful fonts. Enjoy the full selection with all the links to purchase below.

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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.

House Of Wise

The Die Line

House of Wise is a luxury, full-spectrum brand for stress, sex, and sleep that's natural, gluten-free, and ethically sourced. But, not only are the products good for you, they're bottled in the most gorgeous and simplistic containers that will inspire a more wholesome and carefree lifestyle

A Magical and Tasty Lettering Series

Abduzeedo

A Magical and Tasty Lettering Series. abduzeedo 04.20.21 What would it look like if you could put a foodie spin on popular fairy tales? Hungrily Ever After ” is a collection of colorful hand-lettered book cover art that reimagines fairy tale messages if their characters were big foodies.

Designs Speak Louder Than Words: The Latest in Protest Posters 2

Graphis

Everyone knows the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and one of the best things graphic design can do is speak out. This week’s featured Protest Posters 2 entries are grabbing megaphones and raising their voices for issues across the globe.

Polish Scientist’s Incredible Photographs of Microscopic Creatures

Design You Trust

Photographer Igor Siwanowicz took these incredible photographs of tiny creatures. Dr Siwanowicz, a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, Virginia, shows us the wonders of life in kaleidoscopic color.

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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.

Why Your eCommerce Store Should Be Using Shipping Software

Noupe

Shipping software is a vital tool for online businesses. Anyone who sells products online needs an extra hand (or two, or three) to fulfill orders fast and affordably. Shipping software integrates with a businesses’ eCommerce platform to automate many of the shipping and delivery processes.

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“The Final Fantasy”: The Superb Heroic Artworks of Christian Angel

Design You Trust

Christian Angel‘s work is the ability to reproduce the style of classic JRPGs such as Final Fantasy or Fire Emblem. He will take this graphic and make it his own to pay tribute to different characters from Japanese productions.

Posters | Vol. 3 is Pure Graphic Design Nostalgia

Abduzeedo

Posters | Vol. 3 is Pure Graphic Design Nostalgia. abduzeedo 04.20.21 I grew up in a time when poster were the most desired piece of object in any kids room. Magazines would have the big center pages with a massive poster from skateboarding, surfing to video-game publications.

Stunning Real Photo Postcards Captured Street Scenes at Night in the 1960s

Design You Trust

Hamilton St., Regina Saskatchewan. Production of postcards blossomed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As an easy and quick way for individuals to communicate, they became extremely popular. A real photo postcard (RPPC) is a continuous-tone photographic image printed on postcard stock.

Herman Miller and Knoll Plan a Merger

Azure Magazine

Herman Miller announced this week that it would buy Knoll for US$1.8 billion in a cash-and-stock deal, a transaction that is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.