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12 magazines and blogs that every photographer should check out

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock In print and online, these are the best places to find visual inspiration, tips and tutorials, and expert advice on photography. In the world of photography, you never stop learning, so staying inspired and informed is crucial. Whether you're a budding amateur or an experienced professional, there are always new techniques to learn, new equipment to try, new perspectives to consider, and industry news to keep on top of.

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The Evolution of Consciousness by Carlos Mario

We And The Color

In the art and design scene, there are visionaries who use their talent to bridge the chasm between the tangible and the abstract, the known and the unknown. Illustrator Carlos Mario, aka Meme MX , is one such visionary whose latest illustration series takes us on a mesmerizing journey through the evolution of consciousness while blending seamlessly with the pulse of modern trends.

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Pentagram partners Angus Hyland and Jon Marshall help redesign the humble tote bag

Creative Boom

The pair have collaborated with art supplies retailer Cass Arts and bag manufacturer Bags of Ethics to create 12 new designs that are as beautiful as they are useful. Unveiled at the London Design Festival as part of a collection titled Bags of Art and Design , the range of tote bags features unique designs with bespoke pockets and artworks. Exhibited alongside prototypes, mock-ups and original artworks, the collaboration includes special edition Cass Art tote bags, which will also be available

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Which open-source monospaced font is best for coding?

UX Collective

An analysis of 5 monospaced fonts with coding ligatures Which font do you use for coding? If you’re a part of the majority who use Visual Studio as their IDE, you probably use Consolas, granted that you haven’t changed it. And that’s a good font, why would you want to change it? Well, it comes down to personal preference. I only switched from the default font when I switched from Sublime Text to Visual Studio a few years ago.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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Laura Callaghan mixes food with nihilism in Apocalypse Chow: A Feast at the End of the World

Creative Boom

Imbued with a subtle sense of unease, Laura Callaghan's latest exhibition in Dublin brings together illustration and Bacchanalia to make a unique artistic comment on climate change. Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator living in Belfast. Her work is largely hand-painted using watercolour and gouache. Part fashion illustration, part satire, her images are ostensibly bright and beautiful but cultivate a sense of unease and humour.

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Learn, create and network with global brand leaders at the Pentawards Festival 2023

Creative Boom

Offering top-tier networking opportunities with global brands, as well as a stellar speaker lineup, the Pentawards Festival is the perfect event for anyone working in design and packaging. Read on to discover all the details. We all like to think we work hard in our jobs. But are you working effectively ? Sometimes it's important to get away from your desk; to meet with like-minded individuals, make new connections, and gain new perspectives on your day-to day.

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Superkomma’s Conecto Isn’t a Purist About Water Purification

Design Milk

Water purification systems fall under that category of mundane appliances bought out of pure necessity rather than any deep seated desire remotely related to design. Under-the-sink models offer the option to hide away the form-in-service-of-function products, but most countertop options are dominantly characterized by white plastic case designs. Seoul-based branding and industrial design studio Superkomma wants to color the category differently with their vibrant, folded metal water purifier, th

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“Elegy” by Photographer Colton Rothwell

Booooooom

Colton Rothwell In my series titled Elegy, I draw upon memories to examine my relationship with the cultural and physical landscape of my youth. I was raised for the most part in a town of 700 people in rural Idaho and felt like an outsider after discovering I was gay in my early adolescence. During my formative teenage years, I was faced with a choice, to conform to the traditional masculine culture of the Western United States – one defined by violence and destruction – or to run away and crea

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Two Modern Homes for Two Brothers Connected by a Courtyard

Design Milk

In Bhilai, India’s tranquil landscape, Atelier Varun Goyal designed The Courtyard House by seamlessly fusing design and functionality. Created for two brothers, this unique home redefines modern living while celebrating the essence of togetherness and individuality. The Courtyard House project was envisioned as two interconnected yet distinct homes for two brothers.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Remember Tomorrow: A Telidon Story / InterAccess

Creative Applications

Presented in honour of InterAccess’s 40th anniversary this exhibition, curated by Shauna Jean Doherty, celebrates Telidon, the Canadian-made technology that inspired the artists who founded InterAccess in 1983. Category: Member Submissions Tags: Events / exhibition People: InterAccess CreativeApplications.Net (CAN) is a community supported website. If you enjoy content on CAN, please support us by Becoming a Member.

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ECONYL® + FLOR Celebrate Their Ongoing Partnership With a Focus on the Environment

Design Milk

FLOR has been bringing high-end area rugs to homes, offices, and every space in between since 2003. This year, the brand is celebrating 20 years of easy-to-install, responsibly sourced carpet tiles that are customizable in design and engineered for high-traffic spaces – from family rooms to conference rooms. FLOR has been partnering with the ECONYL ® brand for over a decade, relying on its regenerated nylon as a key material in its rugs.

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8 Browser-Based Virtual Instruments for Musicians on the Go

HONGKIAT

If you’re a musician , you may find it frustrating to be separated from your instrument. However, you can still satisfy your musical cravings through virtual instruments that run in your web browser. Feeling the urge to play some music? You can try your hand at any of these 8 browser-based virtual instruments. They are perfect for those moments when you’re away from your physical instrument.

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The Differences Between Product Design and Product Management

Graphic Design Junction

Are you considering a career in product design or product management? Knowing the difference between these disciplines can help you decide which path to take. In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of each one and compare them side-by-side so you can make an informed decision. Product Design is the process through which designers create attractive visuals for products both digital and physical, while Product Management looks at the entirety of any given product’s life cycle.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.

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Resonating With The Heart And Soul Of Brooklyn Pizza

The Dieline

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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FRONT AND CENTER: Design Matters with Debbie Millman

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Studio Oker: Crafting the vision for Field - Bridging geospatial technologies and design

Abduzeedo

Studio Oker: Crafting the vision for Field - Bridging geospatial technologies and design AoiroStudio 0918—23 In the picturesque landscapes of Norway, where fjords meet mountains and innovation thrives, Studio Oker has emerged as a creative force in the world of design. Their latest venture led them to collaborate with Field, a pioneering tech company with a mission to revolutionize the geospatial industry.

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Apocalypse Chow: The culinary delights and dystopias of Laura Callaghan

Its Nice That

For the Apocalypse Chow exhibition at Hen’s Teeth in Dublin, the illustrator has envisioned the end of the world – and the food that might accompany it.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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15 Inspiring UX Quotes for Innovation and Design

Interaction Design Foundation

In design and innovation, words can often paint a picture more vividly than strokes on a canvas. This is especially true regarding user experience (UX), where inspiration often comes from straightforward phrases.These brief quotes are more than just words. They're gems of knowledge that showcase the core of UX. They inspire us to think more, design better, and innovate stronger.

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The Philadelphia Eagles logo: a history

Creative Bloq

We look at how the Philadelphia Eagles logo has evolved, from its beginnings in the 1930s right up to the present day.

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17 Free & Cheap Stock Photo Sites for Bloggers

Inkbot Design

17 Free & Cheap Stock Photo Sites for Bloggers Cheap stock photo sites provide a cost-effective solution for individuals and businesses needing high-quality images for various purposes. These sites offer a wide range of royalty-free photos that can be used for commercial or personal projects without breaking the bank. Here are 17 affordable stock photo sites to consider: Top 17 Free & Cheap Stock Photo Sites 1 – Unsplash Unsplash is a popular platform for accessing high-quality and

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Prada Beauty

Design Everywhere

Design Everywhere is a blog focused on showcasing carefully selected graphic design works and beyond around the world. These daily dose of visual inspirations are collected by Preston Tham. All works displayed here are rightfully credited to their respective owners.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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Rob Hammer's evocative photobook uncovers the soul of American barbershops

Creative Boom

Nate's Barbershop, Atascadero, California © Rob Hammer The traditional barbershop is dying off due to a combination of Covid-19, corporatism and culture change. But new kinds are emerging, and both are brilliantly captured in the photobook, Barbershops of America: Then and Now. We all want to live in a place that has a strong community. But we often overlook the importance of places that anchor that community.

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Design Everywhere

Design Everywhere is a blog focused on showcasing carefully selected graphic design works and beyond around the world. These daily dose of visual inspirations are collected by Preston Tham. All works displayed here are rightfully credited to their respective owners.

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In Bursting Bonsai Sculptures, Patrick Bergsma Taps Into Nature and the Deep-Rooted History of Porcelain

Colossal

“Royal White Pine” (2023). All images © Patrick Bergsma, shared with permission Resisting the confines of porcelain vases, Dutch artist Patrick Bergsma ’s vibrant bonsai sculptures illustrate the strength and resiliency of nature. Flowering branches, gnarled roots, and lush mosses rupture from shards of found pottery, capturing moments of transformation and growth.

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Blip's Youth-Focused Branding Does the Impossible and Makes Quitting Nicotine Cool

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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How to Create Stunning Typography With the Corel Type Tool Kit

Download this free eBook to learn how you can create stunning typography, using the basics, such as placing text, to advanced controls like ligatures, variable fonts, effects, tracking, range kerning, and everything in between. Learn how to: Use Character Control to add variety to your font styles. Use Paragraph Control to manage spacing, alignment, justification and more.