Tue.Feb 23, 2021

Thoughts on WordPress Achieving 40% Market Share

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The continued growth of WordPress is something to behold. It seems like just yesterday that we were watching it surpass 30% market share (it was at 29.2% on January 1, 2018), according to the W3Techs survey. Now, the versatile content management system (CMS) has reached a whopping 40%.

Klaus Kremmerz animates quarantine boredom with a Hitchcockian spin

Creative Boom

Too much lockdown can make you forget to mind your own business as a neighbour. Some of us have become curtain twitchers keeping tabs on who's not sticking to the rules, who's flytipping, and who's playing about with the refuse bins.


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Learning From Barcelona: A New Future for Toronto’s Public Parks

Azure Magazine

On a late afternoon in fall, my visit to Barcelona’s Parc de l’Estació del Nord unfolds in a symphony of sights and sounds. Kids zip around on bikes and scooters and clamber over play equipment.

Dawn Yang on how 2020 changed her perspective and her illustrations

Creative Boom

It's the posters and illustrations of the golden age of Art Deco that inspire much of Dawn Yang 's art. The New York-based illustrator is also crazy about the "curious details" and the use of lines and colours found in Erté and Kay Nielsen's work.

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.

“Lopin’ Along Through The Cosmos” by Photographer Alex Nelson


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A new way of seeing the 'Alphabet of Art' thanks to a spectacles brand

Creative Boom

Glasses brand Warby Parker doesn't just help people see with the use of corrective lenses: it makes them see in new ways by exposing them to some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

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A long-distance relationship that didn't last, told through the former couple's private screenshots

Creative Boom

Linn Phyllis Seeger describes her practice as "cloud-based artist" working "at the interface between photography, video and 3D animation". While these predominantly manifest as screen-based pieces, her latest work takes a more traditional book form but created through modern means.

Riffing off Chinatown staples, Gabrielle Widjaja adds a stylistic spin to reflexology posters, Hongbaos and more

Its Nice That

The Brooklyn-based artist merges graphic design and illustration in an exploration of her Chinese diasporic identity.

A new way of seeing the 'Alphabet of Art' thanks to a spectacles brand

Creative Boom

Glasses brand Warby Parker doesn't just help people see with the use of corrective lenses: it makes them see in new ways by exposing them to some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We’ve all been there: a client really, really wants to make a change to your design that, as a designer, you can immediately tell will result in disaster. It happens to every designer, and, as far as I can tell, there’s no real way to avoid it.

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.

Can logos change anything? And why do logos get changed?

Creative Boom

Whatever you want to know about designing today's logos, their history or the key players who make them, you'll probably find it in a book titled, you guessed it, Logo: The Reference Guide to Symbols and Logotypes.

KSOUL Studio Takes Inspiration From Iconic Hard Hats

The Die Line

The choice of using predominantly yellow is not only unique, it immediately incites joy, which then evokes trust in the brand.

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10 Tutorials for Creating Seamless Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Patterns are a great way to make your entire design cohesive as well as bring your finished project to life. Creating patterns in Illustrator is not hard, once you master a few basic principles.

7 Design Trends That Will Takeover The Internet in 2021


2020 was everything but a comfort zone. Most of us are cooped up at home and designers have less to work with. Designs that speak to comfort, nostalgia, positivity, and knowledge will be big this year. We know how important it is to stay on trend and not fall back. Here are 7 design trends […].

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.

Household Surrealism: Artist Helga Stentzel Uses Common Household Items to Create Surreal Forms

Design You Trust

Helga Stentzel ( previously ) is a Russian-born visual artist based in London, UK. She works across a wide range of media including illustration, photography, video and stop motion animation.

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Gleaming Water Drops Bead on the Canvas in Kim Tschang-Yeul’s Hyperrealistic Paintings


(1986), oil on canvas, 63 1/2 x 51 3/8 inches. Image via Christie’s. Swollen, glistening, and saturated with illusion, the ubiquitous water drop absorbed Kim Tschang-Yeul throughout his career.

A New Angle: Photography duo Amit and Naroop on the lack of colour behind the lens

Its Nice That

Sharing their hard-earned experience and advice from within the advertising and commercial portraiture worlds, the duo discuss the lack of representation in the sector and their work to support aspiring creatives of colour.

Woman Discovers Penis-Shaped Island on Google Earth

Design You Trust

A Michigan woman says she could hardly believe her eyes when she discovered an obscure, penis-shaped island in the Pacific Ocean while browsing Google Earth.

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

Multi-disciplinary artist Daisy Tortuga is giving the humble rug a rethink

Creative Review

“The earliest memory I have of being creative is making clothes for my cats,” says Daisy Tortuga.

ELEVEN Branding and Visual Identity


ELEVEN Branding and Visual Identity. abduzeedo 02.23.21 ELEVEN is a mexican/afro-american artist and graphic designer based in Germany. Eleven shared a bit of the process behind their branding and visual identity project.

12 Branding Lessons from Four Leading Food and Beverage Companies

Crowd Spring

Branding is key. Build a better food and beverage brand with these 12 tips from 4 top food and beverage companies. Brand Identity Graphic Design Growing a Business Logo Design Marketing Design Package Design

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Gleaming Water Drops Bead on the Canvas in Kim Tshchang-Yeul’s Hyperrealistic Paintings


(1986), oil on canvas, 63 1/2 x 51 3/8 inches. Image via Christie’s. Swollen, glistening, and saturated with illusion, the ubiquitous water drop absorbed Kim Tshchang-Yeul throughout his career.

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.

Rebel Girls, Inc.:Graphic Designer


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ANA RED WINE Branding and Packaging Design


ANA RED WINE Branding and Packaging Design. abduzeedo 02.23.21 Studio Format shared a beautiful branding and packaging design for ANA RED WINE. A mirror can twist or distort our perception. It can cheat the eye, enhancing or fading some traits.

How Bruce Blackburn and Richard Danne designed the NASA Worm

Design Week

American graphic designer Bruce Blackburn died earlier this month at the age of 82, his family have confirmed. Blackburn’s career was one that spanned some four decades in total.

Rebel Girls: Editorial Designer and Illustrator


The post Rebel Girls: Editorial Designer and Illustrator appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.

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.

Protected: How to Make $10k Passive Income Every Month

Just Creative

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: How to Make $10k Passive Income Every Month first appeared on JUST™ Creative. Business Content Marketing

Food Inspired by Mario’s World

Design You Trust

It’s in Super Nintendo World, an area dedicated to Mario’s world in Universal Park in Osaka, Japan, that the Kinopio’s Cafe is located.

Brainstorm Radio: Music Curated by Artists and Mixed by DJs


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Glitch Portrait Paintings by Joshua Davison

Design You Trust

Joshua Davison is a self-taught contemporary artist from New Zealand with a diverse body of work themed around portraiture and botanics. Featured here are some of the most intriguing paintings from his ‘glitch’ portrait series.

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The history of Snake: How the Nokia game defined a new era for the mobile industry

Its Nice That

After launching in 1997 on the Nokia 6110, Snake quickly became a phenomenon. The game’s developer Taneli Armanto discusses its origin and digital legacy. Features