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How to embrace failure and turn it into a creative superpower

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock When things go wrong, it's not the end of the world. In fact, it could be the start of something fabulous. Yes, working in the creative industries is fun and glamorous. But at the same time, this fast-paced, highly competitive world can also lead us towards a crippling fear of failure. We're constantly surrounded by people who are better than us.

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Ginori 1735 by AUGE

BP&O

Florentine design studio AUGE has created a sumptuous range of packaging for Italian luxury homeware brand Ginori, which was founded in 1735 as the Manifattura di Doccia by Marquis Carlo Ginori on the grounds of his villa at Doccia. Nearly three hundred years later, the venerable brand finds itself owned by Gucci, following a merger with Società Richard (and subsequent The post Ginori 1735 by AUGE appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Tesco's Root & Soul brand identity turns plant-based eating from bland to bold

Creative Boom

Think there's nothing exciting about humble produce? Think again. Coley Porter Bell's new brand identity for Tesco's Root & Soul range transforms plant-based ingredients into show-stopping superstars. We all know we need to eat vegetables, but when was the last time you were actually excited by the idea? Well, if trends and diets are anything to go by, it looks like the popularity of produce is on the up.

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Take 5: Artful JELL-O Shots, an Upgraded Incense Burner + More

Design Milk

1. Solid Wiggles I’ve been following Solid Wiggles since they first popped up in my Instagram feed more than a year ago. How could you not take notice of these little cubes of edible art?! These are the JELL-O shots you actually want to take because they’re as delicious as they are Instagrammable. Solid Wiggle has been creating handcrafted cubes and “jelly cakes” since 2020, when the brand was founded by pastry chef Jena Derman and master mixologist Jack Schramm.

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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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Studio Mals' opening film for OFFF Festival 2024 is a humourous look at creative angst

Creative Boom

Group Session sees a puppet called Geoff deal with the all-too-familiar woes of being a creative in a wry and catchy way. Every year, the best and brightest in the creative industry descend on Barcelona for OFFF Festival, "the largest showcase and window of contemporary visual creativity and design". Don't worry if you couldn't make it this year, though, as Studio Mals and Setreset Films have recently shared one of its highlights.

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New current affairs publication The Signal incorporates Russian samizdat influence

Creative Boom

Taking inspiration from an underground, often undesigned, style and elevating it into a premium publication was one of the design studio Sister Mary's challenges with the project. Sister Mary has designed a limited-edition printed publication for an emerging current affairs brand, The Signal. The project, titled The Long Game, pays homage to samizdat, which translates to "self-publishing" in Russian and refers to literature clandestinely written, copied, and circulated during the Soviet era.

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Fold7Design’s Stop the Traffik rebrand uses smart graphic devices to reflect its mission

Its Nice That

The new visual identity plays with the ubiquitous arrow symbol and pairs it with bold typography and distinctive collage-style illustrations.

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25+ Best T-Shirt Mockups (Free & Paid)

Graphic Design Junction

Have you poured your heart and soul into creating an awesome t-shirt design? But something feels missing? This is where t-shirt mockups come in! Mockups are like magic portals, transforming your flat design into a realistic product on a model or hanger. This guide dives into the best t-shirt mockups free and paid resources, helping graphic designers, t-shirt designers, and apparel designers of all levels showcase their work in a professional and eye-catching way.

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The Liminal House Navigates Transition in West Vancouver

Design Milk

Nestled between suburban tranquility and the rugged Canadian coastline, the Liminal House is a contemporary home in West Vancouver. Designed by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses , the seaside residence embodies the essence of liminality – the state of being betwixt and between, neither fully here nor there. At the heart of the design philosophy lies an understanding of transition, spurred by the homeowners’ impending journey of being empty nesters.

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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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"A weird, wonderful and demanding job": How Gina Alessi made the graphic design in Apple TV's Manhunt

Creative Bloq

There's an art to recreating 19th century America.

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Design Miami’s Inaugural LA Launch Marks a Design Renaissance

Design Milk

Milan, Paris, Copenhagen, New York, Miami, and now LA? The Southern California locale has positioned itself as an international arbiter of taste, particularly in the area of collectible design, with a decorated history that boasts the post-war mid-century design boom, American car culture, an iconic entertainment industry, and space age engineering.

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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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Communal Plot, a shared coordinate space to see how your taste compares

FlowingData

PerThirtySix made a communal plot that asks for your opinion via scatterplot and you can see how you compare against the aggregates. A new poll goes up every day. The inspiration for this comes from a whiteboard in an office I used to work at. Every so often, a new pair of questions would be posted and people would contribute their answers by marking where on the scatterplot they belonged.

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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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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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Ross Du’s Unique Artistic Style Reflects the Vibrant Tapestry of Filipino Heritage

Design You Trust

Ross Du is an illustrator and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines, known for her vibrant, culturally inspired vignettes. Growing up influenced by illustrated books, she developed a passion for storytelling through art. Her work, described as a mix of maximalism and minimalism, often features themes of nostalgia and cultural context. She founded “Ang Manileña” to modernize Manila’s visual identity, inspired by other metropolitan art projects.

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A Deep Retrofit Transforms a Rural School in Southern India

Azure Magazine

The state of Andhra Pradesh encompasses one of the hottest — and driest — regions of India. Beyond the coast, blistering temperatures and a sun-baked landscape shape a frequently harsh local climate. Yet, local architecture isn’t always well-adapted to the conditions. In the rural village of Talaricheruvu, for example, the aging local school offered little respite from the intense afternoon sun, with shade provided only by a few trees along the compound’s wall.

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What’s New in GPT-4o

HONGKIAT

On May 13, OpenAI launched GPT-4o , the latest evolution of its AI model. Building on the foundation of GPT-4, which already sparked significant excitement in the AI community, GPT-4o aims to make an even bigger impact. The “o” stands for “omni,” reflecting its ability to unify voice, text, and vision in a seamless experience. This new model promises to enhance productivity, creativity, and overall user experience with features like a new Mac app, faster performance, and real-time voice conversa

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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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Amazing Vintage Art Deco Illustration of Classic Beauties by Henry Clive

Design You Trust

Henry Clive (1883–1960) was an Australian-born American graphic artist and illustrator renowned for his work with The American Weekly, where his cover illustrations often featured prominent screen celebrities. h/t: vintag.es Born Henry O’Hara in Australia, Clive spent his early years on a sheep ranch near Melbourne. He later relocated to Hollywood, where he acted in silent films and worked as an art director for Charlie Chaplin’s productions, notably playing a villain in “City Lights

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The Iconic Women Collection: Indoor Mats Inspired by the Female Greats

Design Milk

Norwegian brand Heymat and online magazine + media platform Sight Unseen share a lot in common. Beyond their love of modern design, the two companies are founded by female entrepreneurs who make it an intentional effort to uplift and celebrate their fellow women designers. In this exclusive collaboration of indoor mats collectively called The Iconic Women Collection , Sight Unseen’s founders Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov pay tribute to female talents of the 20th century, layering their iconic

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It's here! The first deal on the brand new iPad Pro (M4)

Creative Bloq

It may only be $50, but it's still the best deal around right now.

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A Photographer’s Visual Diary Explores Sorrow, Trauma, Identity

Feature Shoot

Oliver Raschka studied and holds a doctorate in the field of behavioral economics. This helps him to capture the dynamics and specifics of social relationships in his photography. For many years, the photographic autodidact has been dealing with the subject of family and the search for his own identity in documentary format. He lives with his family in Stuttgart (Germany).

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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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Artist Creates Realistic-Looking Animals Made from Felt

Design You Trust

Peiyu is a digital illustrator and sculptor with a deep passion for wildlife and the enchanting world of stop-motion animation. As a fiber artist, toy maker, and storyteller, Peiyu creates needle-felted critters, each imbued with its own character and story. Through delicate and precise needle felting, Peiyu brings to life a diverse cast of wildlife characters.

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Download A Professional Brand Guidelines Presentation Template in Landscape Format

We And The Color

Unveiling Professional Brand Guidelines with a Creative Masterpiece by TemplatesForest In branding, presenting your brand’s identity with clarity and professionalism is paramount. TemplatesForest, renowned for their exquisite design templates, brings you a cutting-edge solution with their professional brand guidelines presentation template. Crafted in the standard size of 1920×1080 px, this template is the epitome of […] The post Download A Professional Brand Guidelines Presenta

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Fans can't decide if Marvel's new Agatha logo is a joke

Creative Bloq

The titles keep getting more absurd.

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Introducing Frances

Press'd

Alyssa Tidd designed Frances , part of our 2024 wedding collection. The inspiration for the design was modern elegance – neutrals mixed with pops of bright color and a unique tile-style pattern. The structures and landscaping of the Inn at the Mission also helped to inspire the color palette. letterpress ink: blind deboss | foil stamping: copper shine + white matte | embossing: blind | fonts: branch + desirable sans | paper: khaki 2-ply + metallic fairway 2-ply + metallic azalea 2-ply | i

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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.