Mon.Sep 14, 2020

How to Create an Ornate Vintage Logo Design in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

Ever since I created the showcase of Unique Packaging and Label Designs for Whisky Bottles I have been wanting to have a go at creating some kind of liquor bottle label design of my own.

Last chance to enter the A’ Design Awards 2021, and get recognition for your work

Creative Boom

Are you fed up of seeing other creatives winning awards when you feel like your work is just as good, or better? Then why not do something about it? The A' Design Awards , the world's largest design competition, is currently accepting entries for 2021.

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The Best Branding Podcasts Today

Just Creative

Are you looking for the absolute best podcasts in the branding and brand strategy space? You may have already found a few ‘top branding podcasts’ lists through Google search and been disappointed that only a handful of them are truly about branding.

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Photography series by Peter Bartlett captures the chaotic energy of a race meet

Creative Boom

If ever there was a group that justified the phrase 'mixed bunch', it would be horse race crowds. From the serious punter nose-deep in statistics to the casual racegoer enjoying an excuse for a pint, you'll find the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the country set and the townies.

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.

[Podcast] Psychology-Driven Brand Strategy with Kaye Putnam

Just Creative

In this episode we sit down with the wonderful Kaye Putnam, a psychology-driven brand strategist from South Carolina. We geek out about all things brand thinking. We get into the meaning of ‘psychology-driven branding’, about knowing your brand and living your brand.

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50 Essential Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read in 2020


Even if you’re an experienced graphic designer, that doesn’t mean you ever stop learning. Indeed, graphic design should be a process of lifelong education for everyone.

Mohamed Bourouissa scoops top prize for an installation first shown across an entire French supermarket

Creative Boom

The French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020, for his project, Free Trade, which was first exhibited across an entire floor of a Monoprix supermarket as part of last year's Rencontres d'Arles photography festival.

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This Instagram Account Cleverly Photoshops Animals Into Everyday Things

Design You Trust

Instagram account ‘Animals In Things’ is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a glorious page full of photos of animals seamlessly combined with food and everyday items. Scroll down to see the best examples! More: Instagram. Source.

The 50 Best Fonts for Creating Stunning Logos

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Every font tells a story. Once upon a time, serifs ruled the world. When we look at them today, we can’t shake the feelings of tradition and elegance. Then, we switched to sans-serifs; practical and highly readable. Fonts that amplify your message. Today, we use all kinds of fonts.

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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.

Art exhibition examines what mass culture tells us about 21st-century society

Creative Boom

Long before Andy Warhol started screen printing duplicates of Marilyn Monroe, philosopher Siegfried Kracauer was among the first 20th-century thinkers to seriously contemplate mass culture.

Yayoi Kusama’s life story is being retold in graphic novel form

Creative Review

The novel begins with a ten-year-old Kusama, in the fields of her home town of Matsumoto and surrounded by talking flowers.

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Deliveries Surge During Quarantine, This Is How Delivery Guys “Hide” Packages

Design You Trust

We all have been ordering more stuff online since the Coronavirus forced everyone to stay home, so deliveries surged, and delivery guys have less time to think how to properly hide each package. That’s the only explanation we could come up with when looking at these photos. Source.

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The campaign using TikTok to teach first aid

Creative Review

The French government has set itself the ambitious goal of training 80% of the population in first aid over the next decade.

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.

Gilles de Brock on hand building a CNC to print graphic glazes on ceramic tiles in a highly original design story

Its Nice That

What happens when a trained graphic designer takes on the role of engineer and electrician, both of which he knows “nothing” about?

The cartoon character challenging people’s perceptions of refugees

Creative Review

The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, with millions of refugees fleeing their homes every year in search of a better life, and at least half of the 70 million people currently displaced being children.

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What to See at the London Design Festival 2020

Azure Magazine

From Salone del Mobile to Neocon to the Venice Architecture Biennale, major design events across the world suspended their 2020 editions as COVID-19 forced (and continues to force) international lockdowns and border closures.

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Farrow & Ball’s first tv ad pokes fun at its army of paint lovers

Creative Review

The ads show F&B paint lovers taking things to the extreme in order to protect their freshly decorated walls and woodwork from the threats of muddy dogs, messy children and careless wine drinkers.

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

Golden Rule is the Mid Century Inspired Margarita I Need In My Life Right Now

The Die Line

This is the margarita I need in my life right now. Designed by Nicola Broderick, the Golden Rule brand pack bar-strength cocktails in a can. The cans feature vintage matchbook style, mid century inspired illustrations to tell the story of each cocktail.

A Designers Hippocratic Oath x4 facilitated by Minni Bredou @mbredouw and devised by her Students

The Logo Smith

The post A Designers Hippocratic Oath x4 facilitated by Minni Bredou @mbredouw and devised by her Students appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |.

Remembering Terence Conran: “No one has done more to create modern Britain”

Design Week

Sir Terence Conran, one of the biggest influences on the British design scene of the past half-century, has died at the age of 88.

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A Designers Hippocratic Oath x4 facilitated by Minni Bredou @mbredouw and devised by her Students

The Logo Smith

The post A Designers Hippocratic Oath x4 facilitated by Minni Bredou @mbredouw and devised by her Students appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |.

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.

Hoi Chan envelops a solitary sense of serenity in her delicate illustrations

Its Nice That

The New Orleans-based illustrator creates a variety of quiet atmospheres in her experimental practice.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards

Design You Trust

Galaxies Winner and Overall Winner – Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length Nicolas Lefaudeux Let’s see the spectacular winning images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition!

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Should UX Designers Learn to Code?

Interaction Design Foundation

As with every design decision, the answer to the question “Should UX designers learn to code?” is: “It depends.” When you work with digital products, you may not always need to write lines of code, but it is an added advantage to know how to build the product that you design.

LogoArchive International by BP&O


Text by Richard Baird. BP&O’s LogoArchive began in 2015 as an Instagram account documenting the form language and abstract form-making of corporate identity designers and commercial artists that developed between 1920–1989.

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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.

Branding that Elevates UNI Music Academy


Branding that Elevates UNI Music Academy. abduzeedo 09.14.20 Bing Zhang shared an awesome branding and illustration project with us for UNI Music Academy, which is the first of its kind music learning academy for kids ages six through teen.

How to Integrate Instagram Reels Into Your Marketing Strategy

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Thomas S. Have you heard about Instagram’s new feature, Reels? Described by some as Facebook’s clone of TikTok, Reels allows users to create and share 15-second video content in a dedicated feed on Instagram.

The top 2 questions I get asked the most as a graphic design and visual marketing specialist

Purple Rose Graphics

I spend a lot of time answering questions for potential clients, active clients, and former clients. I love answering their questions. It’s always fascinating to see what people want to know. Yet, I seem to find myself answering these same 2 questions the most, and today I thought I’d share my answers to them with you! What purpose does graphic design have in a business? Most people before they begin to sell anything invest in their name and have a logo created.