Mon.Nov 27, 2023

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Bjoern Altmann's new book celebrates the overlooked beauty of manhole covers

Creative Boom

London-based illustrator and type designer Bjoern Altmann has turned his attention to the hidden wonder of manhole covers in his latest book, which recreates designs from over 80 countries as vector images. Manhole covers are such a familiar part of urban furniture that it's all too easy to take them for granted or be repelled by their hidden charms.

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Format Architecture Infuses Café Mars With Bright, Bold Visual Flavor

Design Milk

Bucking the idiom “too many cooks in the kitchen,” Café Mars represents the richness achieved when architecture marinates in collaborative effort across distinct disciplines. The founders and co-chefs, Jorge Olarte and Paul D’Avino, enlisted New York-based Format Architecture to help them deliver an experience in service to their culinary narrative, Italian-American heritage, and the Gowanus neighborhood – with a dash of Format’s signature geometry.

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Embrace the future of graphic design by studying online with Shillington

Creative Boom

There's no need to spend three years at university and pay eye-watering tuition fees. Shillington's respected online courses will get you into a graphic design job faster and at a much lower cost. Graphic design has always been an evolving landscape. But in the world of 2023-2024, even the way we learn and practise the discipline is undergoing a dynamic transformation.

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The 8 Types of Brands (Definitions & Examples)

Inkbot Design

The 8 Types of Brands (Definitions & Examples) Brands are ubiquitous in our lives, shaping our decisions and influencing how we perceive products and services. But did you know that there's more to them than just their name? Different types of brands exist, each with its specific approach tailored to various consumer needs and market demands. Dive into this fantastic brand-building world as we explore the different kinds!

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Lets 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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Rediscover Gerry Anderson's forgotten project in a brilliantly bizarre new photo book

Creative Boom

Take a trip back in time and rediscover a hidden gem from the Gerry Anderson archives with Candy, Andy & The Bearandas , a new book from Four Corners Books which gathers together imagery from Century 21 Productions' most surreal project. Gerry Anderson's Century 21 Productions is responsible for some of the biggest children's series of the 1960s, with the likes of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons emerging from its studios and claiming their place in the cultural zeitgeist.

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"If you've got a logo that people recognise, never change it," Pentagram's Paula Scher shares how she designed some of the world's most famous logos

Creative Bloq

We chat to the legendary designer about painting Porsches, the Public Theater and the value of making mistakes.

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Photographer Spotlight: Karabo Mooki

Booooooom

A project about the Punk Rock movement in Soweto, South Africa by photographer and filmmaker Karabo Mooki from Johannesburg.

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A Delightful Surprise Hides on Top of These Colorful Tables

Design Milk

Barcelona-based French illustrator Malika Favre is known for her punchy and playful art style which has been described as a combination of Pop Art and Op Art. Over in Brussels, French artist Alice Roux uses her background working in set design and fashion, and currently as a visual artist, to create objects and furniture. After the two creatives discovered each other in 2020, they began on a years-long collaboration that started with a one-off table but grew to a four-piece capsule collection na

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PepsiCo Sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James Over Plastic Pollution in Buffalo River

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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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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The Nawabari Collection of Seating Forges Close Bonds

Design Milk

The Nawabari Collection , a collaboration between BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and BoConcept is an exploration of transforming shared spaces and bringing people together. The design was helmed by Partner and Head of BIG Products, Jakob Lange, who pulled inspiration from the Japanese art form of forging close bonds through binding with ropes. In Japanese, “nawa” means rope, and the term “nawabari” translates to stretching rope.

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There's not long left to get the best Adobe Cyber Monday deal ever

Creative Bloq

Get Creative Cloud with Photoshop, Illustrator and Firefly AI for half price!

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Brand Guidelines Presentation InDesign Template

We And The Color

Streamline Your Brand Identity with TemplatesForest’s Brand Guidelines Presentation Template for Adobe InDesign. When it comes to branding, consistency is key. A cohesive brand identity not only fosters recognition but also instills trust and loyalty among customers. To maintain this consistency, brands rely on comprehensive brand guidelines that outline the proper usage of their visual assets, including logos, colors, typography, and imagery.

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LIVE: Heading into Cyber Monday, these are all the best iPad deals I can find

Creative Bloq

I've been hunting for iPad Cyber Monday deals for years now. Whether you want a Pro, Air or a classic, you'll find the best prices here.

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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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Sneaker X Merges PC Gaming + Sneaker Culture Into One Wild Computer

Design Milk

If you even remotely keep tabs on sneaker trends, it’s near impossible to ignore a certain segment of kicks have taken a hard left into the realm of the surreal, with a succession of newer designs continuing to push the bounds of plausibility (and maybe in that pursuit, sacrificing comfort ). Conversely, with the release of this absolutely bonkers gaming PC the same can now be said about PC computer design.

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Quantitative hiring in UX, designing for left-handed people, how to pitch UX research

UX Collective

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “In November 2022, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, began a tweet thread with “I’ve heard you loud and clear” in response to a customer backlash over the way they hid additional costs till the checkout page. “You feel like prices aren’t transparent…starting next month, you’ll be able to see the total price you’re paying upfront” he said about a change that could be made urgently in a day or carefully over a few.

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6 deals on creative tech that you can still get in Cyber Monday (if you're quick)

Creative Bloq

We've had our eyes on these deals all weekend.

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Save the Date: 4 Must-Attend AZURE Talks at IDS Toronto in January

Azure Magazine

As 2023 winds down , the world of design is already preparing for next year’s major events. Among the first to kick off the year of inspiration for A&D professionals is Toronto’s own Interior Design Show (IDS), which returns from January 18 to 21 2024 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – and to its original (and much better) location in the North Building – with exciting exhibitors, a full conference schedule and keynote talks on its main stage.

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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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Forget Cyber Monday, who's going halfsies on this ridiculous £10,000 gaming PC?

Creative Bloq

It looks monstrous, and so is the price tag. I want one, obviously.

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30 Essential Gadgets for the Modern Kitchen (2023)

HONGKIAT

Cooking, a true delight of life, really shines when you’re comfortable in the kitchen. If the thought of chopping and prepping turns you off, then these innovative gadgets might just be what you need. They’re designed not only to save time in food preparation but also to remove the tedium from everyday kitchen tasks. Plus, some of these gadgets help keep your kitchen tidy and organized.

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Oatier’s Bold Packaging Challenges the Oat Milk Market

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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Get 30% off our UX design course plus a free Figma Pro subscription when you sign up today

Creative Bloq

Here's 2 reasons why you should really sign up to UX Design Foundations this November.

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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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Evolving the Identity for a New Format of Cold Climate Wines for the Roost Winery

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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Using Pencil on Paper, Talented British Artist Steph Morris Creates Incredibly Lifelike Drawings of Iconic Sneakers

Design You Trust

With pencil on paper, talented British artist Steph Morris creates amazing realistic drawings of iconic sneakers. She combines her love for shoes with her precise drawing skills, and turns these common fashion items into stunning visual artworks. Her illustrations look so lifelike that they seem like high-resolution photos at a quick glance. But if you examine them more closely, you can see every careful pencil mark she made.

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A Golden Curved House by Architecture & Design Studio Mutant

We And The Color

Embracing Nature: Exploring Mutant’s Architectural Masterpiece. In the realm where architecture meets nature, innovation takes root, transforming landscapes into living canvases. Mutant , an architecture and design studio, has crafted an architectural marvel that blurs the lines between structure and surroundings, embracing the very essence of the land it rests upon.

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The Boundary’s Packaging System Creates a Memorable Unboxing Experience

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.