Wed.Feb 17, 2021

How can designers be truly sustainable (and truly persuasive with clients)?

Creative Boom

rCrush paper label mockup. While sadly, we're no longer in the EU here in the UK; all those countries that do sit within that have to work towards a specific goal, when it comes to packaging: by 2030 all plastic packaging within the region will need to be recyclable or reusable.

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Video: Retro Badge Logo Design Illustrator Tutorial

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an outdoors themed badge design, featuring a simple mountains graphic and colourful sunset effect using a retro colour scheme.

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Last call to enter the world's largest design competition

Creative Boom

Lifewtr Series 7: Art Through Technology by PepsiCo Design and Innovation, A' Design Award winner in Packaging Design, 2019 - 2020.

The Best Film Cameras in 2021

Just Creative

Even with the advent of 4k resolution and pixel-perfect technology, the irreplaceable charm of film cameras is priceless. Any budding photographer and creative can attest to the authenticity and candidness of film photography supplies. .

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.

Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed's acclaimed album The Long Goodbye

Creative Boom

The Times I Spend Alone © Saidul Choudhury. In rapper Riz Ahmed's The Long Goodbye , we hear of an unapologetic account of what it means to be brown and British in the wake of Brexit and the rise of the far-right in the UK.

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Accessibility Upgrades For Small Business Websites

Six Leaf Design

I’ve been having conversations with clients and doing research into accessibility + ADA compliance for small business websites. Sounds super exciting, right? Well whether it’s exciting or not, it's important.

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Netflix launches anime scholarship, designed and taught by Studio Ghibli’s Hitomi Tateno

Its Nice That

The six-month scholarship is at Tokyo’s Sasayuri Video Training Institute and is intended to support Japan’s ever-expanding animation industry.

Sebastian Curi's LA-colourful, optimistic characters that inject some sunshine into our lives

Creative Boom

Sebastian Curi began his career as an animator, working for almost a decade in the industry before switching focus to illustration.

“The Local” by Photographer Nick Meyer

Booooooom

Photo massachusetts nick meyer photographer photography the local

Studio AS-CC creates 'straightforward, honest' designs for canned wine startup, Defy

Creative Boom

White wine in a can might not sound like the classiest thing; but that's about to change when you take a look at the new cans from "design-led" wine startup brand, Defy.

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.

Aardman addresses young people’s mental health with animated films

Creative Review

What’s Up With Everyone features a series of animations aimed at young people, aged 17 to 24, and has been created in partnership with the same audience.

Silk Pearce's new designs for Royal Mail celebrate 70 years of UK National Parks

Creative Boom

National Parks Presentation Pack with stamps. Colchester-based branding agency Silk Pearce has collaborated with the Royal Mail on a series of designs to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UK's National Parks.

Leandro Assis uses his design work to express what’s important to him

Creative Review

“I’m always trying to see the good in things and I think that is reflected in my work,” says Brazilian art director and letterer Leandro Assis. “My lettering style is simple and bold combined with vibrant colours and the things I choose to write are always funny or positive.”

My Icon Library looks to 'empower readers' in visual thinking

Creative Boom

My Icon Library is a new book published by BIS Publishers that aims to "empower readers to embark on their own journey of visual thinking and storytelling".

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.

Folk Beasts is a series of craft packs for those affected by the pandemic

Its Nice That

Hart Club and The Golden Thread Project have commissioned a selection of London-based artists, briefed to inspire the public to engage in the arts at home.

Among Equals’ playful rebrand for family-focused cybersecurity service

Creative Review

Just Ask Max is a cybersecurity company aimed at helping parents navigate the world of digital safety and wellbeing in areas such as sexting, screen time and online scams.

Associate Degree in Graphic Design

Shillington

An associate degree in graphic design is a great way to become a graphic designer. But what is an associate (or associates’) Degree?

Poster project MakingIt21 shares positivity and wisdom from the industry

Creative Review

The last year has been difficult for everyone. In the creative industries, young and emerging designers especially have had a tough time breaking through with cancelled degree shows and events, and fewer junior roles available.

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

McDonald's Announces Chicken-Inspired Collab With Tay Keith

The Die Line

Looking for that sweet McDonald’s Chicken Drop? The limited-edition merch drop goes live on Thursday with early access to their new Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Surreal Photo Manipulations That Challenge Logic By Hansruedi Ramsauer

Design You Trust

One could say photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something alluring, surreal, and totally out of the box.

Maxwell Alexandre’s large-scale paintings are infused with Brazilian pop culture and hip-hop

Its Nice That

The Brazilian artist has long been inspired by the music industry, which imbues a sense of lyricism and pace in his detailed works.

How To Recognise Clouds – The International Cloud Atlas, 1896

Design You Trust

The Atlas international des Nuages (International Cloud Atlas; Internationaler Wolkenatlas) was published in Paris, France, by Gauthier-Villars et fils in 1896. This pictorial atlas contained 14 illustrations on 14 printed color plates.

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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.

Gang Buron-Yi adds hints of “artificial flavours, sugar, fat and salt” to his highly addictive graphic design practice

Its Nice That

The South Korea-born and Paris-based designer talks us through his experimental portfolio, which treads the line between maximalism and simplicity.

5 New Products Embracing Scandinavian Style

Azure Magazine

For decades, the Scandinavian countries — Denmark, Norway and Sweden — have produced some of the most singular and timeless contemporary designs.

A Stellar Panorama Frames the Milky Way and Other Celestial Bodies Through a Snowy Forest in Poland

Colossal

Image © ?ukasz ukasz ?ak, ak, shared with permission. On a cold night at the end of January, astrophotographer ?ukasz ukasz ?ak ak traveled about 150 kilometers from his home in Wo?omin omin near Warsaw to a rural region in northeastern Poland.

Change the Ref’s unsettling postcards highlight the need for gun reform

Creative Review

Change the Ref is well known for adopting creativity in its fight to accelerate the change in gun laws in the US.

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.

Kate Moross: “Create spaces to share work, gain experience and get paid”

Design Week

“The mentorship element of the project was really why I was so keen to be involved,” says Kate Moross, founder and creative director of their eponymous Studio Moross, of their recent work with beer brand Desperados.

The Body-Painting Illusions of Gesine Marwedel

Design You Trust

Gesine Marwedel ( previously ) is a talented body-painting artist who has the power to transform the naked bodies of her models into mind-bending optical illusions.

The identity for second-hand search platform SrchPop resists “fusty preloved clichés”

Design Week

Bath-based design consultancy Supple Studio has created the new identity for second-hand retail platform Srchpop, which centres on the search bar icon. The work comprises a new logo, web redesign and tone of voice. It rolls out across the SrchPop’s website, phone app and campaign visuals.

Miro Paintings Turned Into 3D Art

Abduzeedo

Miro Paintings Turned Into 3D Art. abduzeedo 02.17.21 Alina Druzhaeva shared a collection of 3D artwork that is her free interpretation of the painting of the Spanish artist Joan Miró.

Artist Illustrates How Our Favorite Characters Have Changed In Adorable Illustrations

Design You Trust

LA-based artist Jeff Victor illustrates the evolution of iconic pop culture characters with an ‘adorkable’ twist. Today, he is back with a spin-off illustration series called Mini Evolution that shows our favorite characters before and after they went through a change.