Wed.Jun 24, 2020

14 graphic designers and illustrators explain why they moved into motion design

Creative Boom

Whether you're an illustrator or graphic designer, chances are you've been asked at some point if you can make your visuals move. And if not, expect such a request any time soon. Because the whole of the creative industries are steadily moving in that direction, and professionals need to follow suit.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for Yale by GW+Co

Under Consideration / Brand

“Where the Sun do Shine”. 1843) "At Yale , we have the expertise and product range to protect your home and possessions. We pour passion and pride into our products, making sure our locks lead the way in home security.

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Creative agency Nice and Serious' new branding emphasises 'only creating work the world needs'

Creative Boom

Billing itself as "a creative agency making people demand better", London's Nice and Serious has long worked on design projects with a purpose – indeed, only those that pass what it dubs its 'Moral Compass'.

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“The Great American Vernacular Encyclopedia” by Photographer Thomas Humery


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Top 12 Photoshop Alternatives


Some brands become so popular that their name becomes associated with the product itself. Photoshop is one of them. Even if people aren’t using Photoshop, they call editing photos as photoshopping.

Sara Laimon aka Cookie Moon on her lockdown illustrations of trains and wrestlers

Its Nice That

The Tel Aviv-based artist and designer discusses her experiences of quarantine – a period that inspired her to create this latest series.

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“The power of representation cannot be underestimated”: Ahmed Abokor shares his experience as a Black man in the creative industry

Its Nice That

Accustomed to being the only Black creative on most projects, the graphic designer and art director says this imbalance is not impossible to fix.

Photographer Spotlight: Desiré van den Berg


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All This Life in Us: Oil paintings by Dominic Chambers that focus on 'black talent, creativity and mysticism'

Creative Boom

In his latest body of work, Dominic Chambers explores the relationship between reality and fantasy by painting black figures, relaxed and still, in imagined landscapes, full of vivid primary colours.

Lauren Harms on Designing How to Pronounce Knife

Spine Magazine

Lauren Harms is a designer based in New York, primarily focused on visual storytelling. She is currently an Art Director at Little, Brown and Co., an imprint of Hachette Book Group. Here she tells us how she created the cover for How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa.

Paula Scher shares the most common mistakes she sees designers make on branding projects

Its Nice That

The graphic design powerhouse talked us through three recent projects at Nicer Tuesdays last month. Here’s that talk in case you missed it or want to relive it all over again.

Hire Freelancer or Full-time Employee: What’s Best for Your Business?

Graphic Mama

Wondering if a freelancer or a full-time employee would be a better fit for your brand new job opening? With the increasing opportunities for hiring freelancers, the factors that entice employers are many. However, not all work needs can be met by a freelance worker.

This Incredibly Detailed Sino-Tibetan Book Was Printed More Than 40 Years Before the Gutenberg Bible


All images courtesy of Incunabula. An ancient-book collector is offering a rare glimpse into a Sino-Tibetan book that’s believed to have been printed as early as 1410 in Beijing.

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A catch up with the illustrator known for her hilarious ceramics dogs: Naomi Anderson-Subryan

Its Nice That

One of It's Nice That's The Graduates 2019, Naomi tells us how she's adjusted to life after art school and how she's kept motivated in the midst of a pandemic.

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Meet Nestlums, the app teaching kids all about money

Creative Review

In the digital era, the concept of money has become more abstract than ever before. While a cashless society undoubtedly has its benefits, it also presents a number of new challenges, particularly when it comes to teaching the next generation the ins and outs of the world of money.

Stefania Tejada Fashion & Botanical Illustrations


Words TL Team. Colombian illustrator Stefania Tejada latest series are very on trend, with 'Jacquemus' and 'Girls & Botanical', she is portraying trendy and charismatic girls, on beautiful mosaic backgrounds with obviously lots green plants! FEATURED ILLUSTRATION ILLLUSTRATIONS

Tommy Jeans brand refresh channels an “optimistic” Americana spirit

Creative Review

Tommy Jeans has been given a branding update by Design Studio that seeks to bring it into the modern marketplace.

Create your ‘Health Balance’ with a Online Retreat


Words Marta Knas. Balance is a new online platform allowing to create a personal balance map based on your health, self-realization and relationships. GRAPHIC DESIGN WEB web design website

Forget about success or failure, learning is the key for graphic designer Sunny Li

Its Nice That

Delve into this extensive portfolio featuring book design, identities and constant experimentation from the LA-based Sunny Li.

Snask creates new 'people first' branding for Schuh

Creative Boom

Schuh has long felt like something of a high street staple in the UK. The retailer, which has been around since 1981, now has more than 130 stores across the UK, Ireland, and Germany with each store selling more than 80 brands including Converse, Vans, Nike, Adidas as well as its own Schuh label.

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This Collection of Graphic Rugs Takes Artistic Expression to New Depths

Azure Magazine

What makes a work of art a work of art ? From cultural critic Walter Benjamin to art historian Harold Rosenberg, there’s been no shortage of thinkers meditating on the complex questions behind artistic expression.

Vintage Natural Science and Astronomy Illustrations Adorn Face Masks by Maria Popova


All images courtesy of Society6. Maria Popova, of Brain Pickings , has released a series of face masks that bring a dose of history to the modern-day essential.

From Sherlock to Succession: designing the perfect title sequence

Design Week

“There’s a time and a place for a title sequence,” says Peter Anderson, who runs the eponymous London-based studio, which has created some of the most recognisable sequences on British television.

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Creative Futures Revisited: Anthony Burrill

Creative Review

For almost 30 years, Creative Review ran a scheme called Creative Futures, celebrating the best and brightest new talent entering the industry. Here, graphic designer Anthony Burrill chats with us about the development of his career since being featured in 1996.

Urinals for women: Is it time to rethink public toilets?

Design Week

There are many pointed reminders of the UK’s austerity period of the 2010s, but the nations’ public toilets are perhaps one of the lesser known victims.

Resting Space: The Prophetic Works of Mark Thomas Gibson @ M+B Gallery

Juxapoz Magazine

It’s both poignant and prophetic to have had such a wide-ranging, in depth conversation for Radio Juxtapoz with Philadelphia-based painter, Mark Thomas Gibson just prior to the pandemic and subsequent BLM protests.

Spirited Designs from Wallace Church and Co. and TOKY Branding + Design


design and branding agency, Wallace Church and Co. entered “Voodoo Lady Love Potion” (above) to the Graphis Packaging 10 competition where quirky characters bring a playful concept to life. Bird Tubkam’s illustration of a woman performing voodoo magic turns this rum into a love potion.

Design Week’s favourite projects from graduate season so far

Design Week

Ellalute Shamwana, BA Graphic Design, University of Brighton. As Ellalute Shamwana tells Design Week, EJS is based on the arrest of her grandfather, Edward Jack Shamwana on 23 October 1980.

Tracer Experiments – Mesmerising Looping Animations by Flavio Carvalho

The Logo Smith

The post Tracer Experiments – Mesmerising Looping Animations by Flavio Carvalho appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Tracer Experiments – 25 Neon Series by Flavio Carvalho. Tracer Experiments – Mesmerising Looping Animations by Flavio Carvalho.

9 Tools/Tips For Generating Epic Content


When it comes to boosting organic reach, nothing works quite as well as a solid content marketing strategy. But no matter how much you churn out, the truth is, quality always beats quantity.

Linked: Goldman Sanchs

Under Consideration / Brand

Visit Link. I'm not a fan of Goldman Sachs but take out the "ch", replace it with an "n", and I'm board with this really nice new custom type family designed by Dalton Maag

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Make-up artist Berny Ferr creates four looks promoting the power of upcycling

Its Nice That

Continuing our ongoing partnership with Converse, we collaborate with the London-based make-up artist on four looks that epitomise reuse and resourcefulness. Features

14 Best Creatives from Pennsylvania


At Shillington , we love to explore and celebrate great design from around the world.

2020 gets a new, leaner calendar design

Creative Review

Like most of us, you’ve probably been asking yourself where the last few months went.

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