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How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.

Illustrator Yichin Chen's take on 1950s American shopping catalogues

Creative Boom

Are You Tired of Swiping? Yichin Chen. Using the visual language of the 1950s shopping catalogues that widely spread all over America seven decades ago, this illustration series by Yichin Chen is a visual experiment in probing the so-called beauty and social norms of modern-day society.

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25 Tattoo Design Elements: Brushes, Vector Art and ToolKits

Just Creative

Tattoos have been around for as long as we can remember. As a matter of fact, experts claim that evidence of human tattoos can be traced from around 3370 BC to 3100 BC. That mentioned, it’s understandable why tattoos are still very much celebrated today.

Rankin launches new isolation-themed photography collection to help care workers

Creative Boom

Rankin – the photographer who, like Rihanna, is so famous he only needs the one name – has launched a new book of images that reflect on isolation. Titled Embrace, the publication is being sold to raise funds for care workers, with all proceeds going towards The Care Workers' Charity.

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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.

“Scenes from the Last Day on Planet Earth” by Photographer Chris Maggio

Booooooom

Photo chris maggio new york city photographer photography scenes from the last day on planet earth

Luke Woodhouse and Matt Smith of Ragged Edge on the significance of process in their practice and working with ambitious brands

Creative Boom

London-based branding agency Ragged Edge is known for its sophisticated and striking identity creations, from its renowned rebrand of East London Liquor Co.

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Alice Yuan Zhang’s digital creations examine consumption, politics and her “responsibilities as an immigrant”

Its Nice That

The LA-based artist and designer talks us through her practice, spanning art direction, graphic design, web design, coding, 3D modelling, AR and VR.

Sophie Harris-Taylor photographs new fathers in her latest series

Creative Review

Photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor’s new body of work is all about becoming a dad and the first few years of fatherhood. Titled Present Fathers, the series was inspired by watching her own partner adjust to being a father.

Take a trip in the otherworldly landscapes of Stephen Wong Chun Hei

Its Nice That

Inspired by great painters and video games alike, the Hong Kong artist takes us behind the scenes of his transportive worlds.

Flora and Fauna Intertwine in Delicate Mixed-Media Artworks by Teagan White

Colossal

“Oasis,” watercolor and gouache on paper , 20 inches x 20 inches. All images courtesy of Nucleus Portland, shared with permission.

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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.

The Gut-Wrenching Abuse of Animals in Factory Farms and Why We Mustn’t Look Away

Feature Shoot

A group of piglets in the lactation platform, illuminated by infrared lamps used for fast growth. The body of a dead piglet is laying abandoned on the floor inside an industrial pig farm in northern Italy.

On Thinking Like A Copywriter

Creative Review

Copywriting can at times feel like a poor cousin to images in our visually dominated world. Yet with access to all manners of ideas, opinions and carefully crafted bon mots just on our mobiles, we are arguably reading more than ever before.

Design Museum and Camille Walala open supermarket for redesigned essentials

DesignWeek

The Design Museum has reimagined its high street shop as an essential store, featuring everyday products redesigned by a line-up of emerging talent. Supermarket is a temporary installation and has been conceived by the London venue in collaboration with designer Camille Walala.

Facebook Event Photo Size Guide (+Best Practices, Design Tips and Tool)

Fotor

According to recent research, Facebook reaches more tha […]. Inspiration

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.

Kandinsky Inspired Typography

Abduzeedo

Kandinsky Inspired Typography. abduzeedo 04.19.21 Jong min shared an incredible typography and illustration project inspired by Vassily Kandinsky 's style of painting. Jong reconstructed each letter based on the work of taro veron.

Bright, Saturated Color Cloaks Houseplants and Flowers in Kaleidoscopic Photographs

Colossal

“Artichoke.” ” All images © Lindsey Rickert, shared with permission. In Otherworldly Botanicals , Lindsey Rickert blankets sword ferns, a sprig of eucalyptus, dahlias, and other florals in a wash of vivid, candy-colored light.

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5 Portable Table Lamps Illuminating the Outdoors

Azure Magazine

Summer is on its way. With the days getting longer and the weather warmer, that means one thing: more time spent outside. Amidst the ongoing pandemic, al fresco life is a welcome and required reprieve from the confinement of colder days. And when the sun goes down?

30 of the Most Inspiring Earth Day Backgrounds

SpyreStudios

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the most inspiring Earth Day backgrounds? Celebrated annually every 22nd of April, Earth day is celebrated to commemorate the ‘birth of the modern environmental movement.

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

RISD Continuing Education Launches 160+ Online Summer Courses

Colossal

Artwork by RISD Summer Programs faculty Polly Becker for a course called Illustration: The Assembled Image. Experience Rhode Island School of Design this summer from anywhere in the world. Choose from online classes with live Zoom sessions or asynchronous learning with no required meeting times.

Holding the Baby: Photographer Polly Braden offers a glimpse into the lives of single-parent families on the poverty line

Creative Boom

From the series, Holding the Baby © Polly Braden. Today, around 1.8 million single parents exist in the UK, making up nearly a quarter of all British families, and around 90 per cent of these are women.

Brand Identity for Snob Hôtel by AsísThe Snob Hôtel is a four.

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Performa Album Inspires You To Engage Each Of Your Senses

The Die Line

Performa is an album that seeks to invent a new narrative and break free from the norm. The project's journey began as an audiovisual concert and has manifested itself into an album that seeks to reimagine form, sensation, and exploration

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.

New book High Grade is a colourful celebration of cannabis culture

Creative Review

Named in honour of the five Californian high school students in the 70s who met at the same time every day to go in search of an abandoned cannabis crop, 4/20 has long been a day of celebration for weed connoisseurs in the US.

Fable Whisky Brand Captures New Imaginations

The Die Line

gpstudio has artfully designed the packaging for the whisky brand Fable. Through the Scottish myth, "the Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay," each bottle visualizes a scene from the story through black and white illustrations

Shanti Sparrow Named GDUSA People to Watch 2021

Shillington

Big applause to Shanti Sparrow for her People to Watch 2021 feature by Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). She works at Shillington as the Global Director of Teaching. As an educator, Shanti is committed to shaping and supporting the next generation of designers.

Artist Places Iconic Horror Characters Into Classic Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cartoons

Design You Trust

Whatever your age is, we all loved Disney growing up and feel pretty nostalgic about it, but when you look back at the cartoons from the past, there is something oddly creepy about them. More: Mike Chiechi , Instagram , Facebook , Twitter h/t: boredpanda.

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.

Color Inspiration from Monet: The Greatest Impressionist

Designs.Ai

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ” – Claude Monet. Once ridiculed and mocked for his “unusual” approach to painting, Claude Monet had now successfully carved his name in the hall of art geniuses.

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Monday Motion Spotlight - Javier Torres

Abduzeedo

Monday Motion Spotlight - Javier Torres. abduzeedo 04.19.21 Javier Torres shared his first Design Reel with some of the work done for projects in Design and 3D Animation including branding, logo design and graphic design in general during the years 2018 to 2020.

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How to Make Emblems

Graphic Springs

Before you learn how to make emblems, you have to know the answer to the question, what are emblems? There are many wonderful emblems throughout the world. These logo emblems help to represent groups of people through the use of words and images in a graphic design format.

Why A Good 30 Second Pitch Will Grow Your Business

Purple Rose Graphics

I’ve been networking since practically day 1 of my business journey. Every meeting in every group I’ve been in wants you to do a 30-second introduction or pitch. Over the years, I’ve ended up getting a lot of attention for my introductions. Today I thought we’d explore why you really need a good 30-second pitch and I’ll even share a few tips I’ve picked up over the years on how to write a good one! The job of a 30-second introduction is to explain who you are and what you do in a concise manner.

Designer Lydia Cambron Transforms Brand Logos into Protest Messages

Design You Trust

New York-based designer Lydia Cambron has been transforming brand logos into protest messages and sharing them on Instagram.

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