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Unseen photos of Kurt Cobain and family to be published for first time

Creative Boom

© Guzman. From 'Family Values', which will be published by Powerhouse Books on 5 April. New book 'Family Values' tells the story of a famous photoshoot featuring the tragic Nirvana frontman with wife Courtney Love and new baby, Francis Bean. It may be the unlikely title for a coffee table book of unpublished photos of two famous addicts and their new baby, but 'Family Values' offers a snapshot into the life of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love at the peak of Nirvana's incendiary fame.

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Best of the web for Design and Web Development March 2024

Creative Nerds

The third month of the year has concluded, and we’re reflecting on the past month’s achievements. We’re summarizing the top design tutorials from March, which cover topics ranging from creating 3D text effects in Photoshop to producing pop art text effects using Illustrator. The latter part of the post features insightful articles on subjects like […] The post Best of the web for Design and Web Development March 2024 first appeared on Creative Nerds.

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Creatives reveal when they made a fool of themselves, and the lessons they learned

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock We all make mistakes, but it's about what you learn from them that matters. We share some creative stories about when things went wrong and the takeaways that followed. It's April Fool's Day, but most of us don't really need a special day to be foolish. Let's be honest, we all make mistakes, all year round. And while we might beat ourselves up over the fact, we wouldn't be human if we didn't.

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The Superb Minimalist Illustrations by Noma Bar

Design You Trust

Artist, illustrator, and graphic designer Noma Bar was born in 1973. His work has featured in Time Out London, BBC, Random House, The Observer, The Economist, and Wallpaper*. Bar has illustrated over 100 magazine covers, published over 550 illustrations, and published three books: Guess Who – The Many Faces of Noma Bar, Negative Space, and Bittersweet, a 680-page Thames & Hudson limited edition 5 volume monograph.

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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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Marlon Tate founder Nikos Georgópoulos on how he made his own creative opportunities

Creative Boom

Nikos Georgopoulos (© Marlon Tate/Myrto Tzima) After working as an in-house graphic designer for five years, Nikos Georgópoulos felt stuck in a rut. We caught up with him to hear how he made his own opportunities, got crowned a pop star art director, and hacked the industry by creating an agency that does everything differently. The last few years sound like a whirlwind of success for art director Nikos Georgópoulos.

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Stunning Photos from Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook Published in 1965

Design You Trust

“I wrote this book originally in 1965 to show young people how to have fun doing simple monster make-ups. It was published as a 60s magazine and was sold for many years as a back issue. I’ve been a professional makeup artist now for forty years but I still remember the thrill I had making myself up as monsters when I was a teen-ager. What I wanted to do with this book was to provide young amateurs with the information they need to understand and enjoy this art.

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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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A Brush with Culture: Unveiling Chris Leib’s Astronauts and Bonobo Chimps

Design You Trust

Chris Leib finished his anthropology degree at UC Berkeley but became an illustrator. After studying at the San Francisco Academy of Art and apprenticing with a portrait painter, he became a full-time artist. Leib’s intricately realistic paintings of astronauts and Bonobo monkeys give them a physical presence that draws us into their stories and cultures.

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Ethera

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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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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Spectacular Illustrations, Covers and Editorials by Klaus Kremmerz

Design You Trust

Klaus Kremmerz enjoys working remotely on his laptop, iPad, or cintiq Wacom. You can spot Klaus… He’s doodling on his iPad under a huge palm, his feet blistering in the midday sun. His poolside table has a dogeared copy of The Long Goodbye, sunscreen, and a Seedlip cocktail. He wore B&O headphones. He heard Badbadnotgood repeatedly.

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5 ways creatives can stay optimistic – and creative

Creative Bloq

Top tips from writer, illustrator and podcast host Ben Tallon.

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Early-20th-Century Haunting Portraits of Dr. Harvey Cushing’s Surgery Patients

Design You Trust

Yale University’s Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library Dr. Cushing, who also performed some of the first successful brain surgery, was a pioneer in neuroscience. The first effective electro-cautery device and the first use of x-rays to identify brain malignancies were developed by him. The striking, sometimes unsettling photographs portray patients before and after Dr.

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Adidas shows it has a sense of humour with ridiculous shoebox shoes

Creative Bloq

But was it too early?

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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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Promotional Postcards on the Behance Network #cut #mountains #paper #typography

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Saved by Jessie White (@58acres).

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Boosting Efficiency in Brand Naming: Expert Tips for Agencies and Consultants

The Branding Journal

Developing a brand name for your organization or product is a crucial step that should be carefully planned and executed.

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All+the+ways+to+say+'I+love+you'.jpg (image) #pink #illustration #fashion #rabbit #drawing

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5 best alternatives to Herman Miller

Creative Bloq

Comfortable, ergonomic and stylish, these are the best alternatives to Herman Miller available today.

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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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Dozens of Ovoids Radiate Colorful Light in teamLab’s Newest Interactive Installation

Colossal

“Resonating Life which Continues to Stand.” All images © teamLab, shared with permission Tokyo-based international art collective teamLab ( previously ) returns with another interactive exhibition titled teamLab: Continuous, this time taking the experience outdoors. Sitting among the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, “Resonating Life which Continues to Stand” is an abundance of egg-shaped structures covering the wedge of grass that makes Tamar Park.

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Image Spark - Image tagged #design #graphic #ticket #typography

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Saved by Carl Bender (@okaybeta).

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Adobe Firefly Gets a Supercharge: Structure Reference and Firefly Services Unleash Creative Potential

We And The Color

The world of design is constantly evolving, and Adobe is at the forefront of this change with its groundbreaking AI tool, Firefly. This powerful platform allows users to harness the power of generative AI to transform text descriptions into stunning visuals. But recently, Adobe has taken things a step further with the introduction of two exciting features: Structure Reference and Firefly Services.

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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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texas | Search Results | Colossal #water #drain #pickering #lake #walker

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Saved by Dimo Trifonov (@denull).

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The 2024 iPad Pro could get the design change we all wanted

Creative Bloq

No more awkward video calls.

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Honey Jars #packaging #typography

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Saved by rodvej (@rodvej).

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Designing probability, little known secrets to great AI experiences

UX Collective

AI doesn’t need to work every time, just enough times to be valuable.

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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.