Tue.Apr 06, 2021

Non-Fungible What?

Guild News Blog

Buyers of NFTs need to be certain of what they are purchasing. Similar to buying a physical work of art – a painting or a sculpture – the buyer does not automatically receive the copyrights to the work. The post Non-Fungible What? appeared first on The Graphic Artist Guild.

Revealing the eccentricities behind one of the world's most famous images

Creative Boom

For most people in the West, at least, if they had to describe one iconic piece from Japanese art history, it's more-than-likely that they'd name that arresting burst of brine, The Great Wave – or to give it its full title, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

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The 25 Best Outline Fonts for Your Designs (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Perfect for creating web designs, branding projects and headlines, and more, outline fonts can make your designs stand out. An outline font can help make your design stand out. .

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Verdes rebrands 'functional food' company Gem to emphasise its 'kaleidoscopic health' approach

Creative Boom

New York-based consultancy Verdes has created a new visual identity and all-encompassing rebrand for "functional food company" Gem. The company looks to provide a "food-first solution" amongst what Verdes terms "the outdated and unregulated multivitamin and supplement industry".

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Jan Khür

Booooooom

Photo jan khür norway oslo photographer photography

Rational Simplicity: Celebrating Rudolph de Harak, an unsung hero of mid-century graphic design

Its Nice That

Richard Poulin pays homage to the trailblazing American graphic designer, hoping to share his rich, varied and vibrant portfolio with a wider audience. Features

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Storytelling Pictures

Joe McNally

My dear friend and fellow photog of many years, PF Bentley , recently shot me a super solid and sent me a beautiful 16×20 rendition of the moment of the transition of power, from January, 2001. Framed it, and it’s about to go up on the wall.

Identifying and Improving Your Weaknesses as a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Web design and development are incredibly vast fields. There are so many potential skills to learn and areas in which to specialize. That means even the top people in the industry will have holes in their knowledge.

Sydney Ligouri: Educator To Watch

Graphic Design USA

Sydney Ligouri is a designer who has been teaching at Shillington for over three years and was recently promoted to Head of the New York campus, overseeing all teaching and teaching teams. She is the first of our 2021 Educators to Watch.

Go behind the scenes of Wes Anderson and an Oscar-nominated short: Tickets are now available for April’s Nicer Tuesdays Online!

Its Nice That

Annie Atkins, graphic prop maker for film, and Oscar-nominated animator and director Siqi Song take to the online stage for our monthly edition creative talks.

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.

This Dubai Spa Revels in Moroccan Minimalism

Azure Magazine

Though Morocco may be more known for its vibrant metropolises of Marakesh and Casablanca as well as the geological feat of the Sahara desert, the North African country’s cultural history is equally renowned.

Pulp+Wire Tickle Our Taste Buds With These Botanical-Inspired Illustrations For Turtle Rock Farm

The Die Line

Tasked with rebranding Turtle Rock Farm's line of farm-grown products and heirloom harvests, Pulp+Wire recently took their creative lead from the beautiful simplicity of Maine’s landscapes and beautiful botanicals

The Journey tells the story of one woman's escape to safety and an Olympic medal

Creative Boom

Launched today to mark the UN's International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, UNHCR’s latest campaign, The Journey, tells the dramatised story of a female refugee who has had to flee her home to escape conflict and persecution.

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New film shows the stories of resilience behind the Refugee Olympic team

Creative Review

The Journey is a fictional story that illustrates some of the struggles a female refugee has overcome after being forced to flee her home to escape conflict.

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.

Pearlfisher’s Brand Creation For Consider Pastures Sets The Golden Standard For Eggs

The Die Line

Pearlfisher partnered with Consider Pastures, and together they're dynamically disrupting the egg industry. The attention to detail in this project is striking, which makes sense considering the brand's monogram is inspired by the Phi symbol and the golden ratio

Forget perfect lines, Kimberly Elliott’s jagged creations are here to make you laugh

Its Nice That

The Philippines-raised and France-based illustrator talks us through her humorous (and wildly simple) illustrations.

The Heroic People Who Care for Thailand’s Street Dogs

Feature Shoot

An abandoned puppy found on the streets of Phuket is brought into the foundation for sterilization by a vacationing German couple. A street dog is brought into the vet hospital after suffering from a horrible wound to his body thought to be inflicted by a human with a machete.

The Dark Pen and Ink Drawings of Richey Beckett

Design You Trust

Richey Beckett is a pen and ink illustrator based in the Welsh countryside. He has lent his detailed and intricate line to the record covers of some of the world’s biggest bands: Foo Fighters, Pixies, Queen of the Stone Age…. More: Richey Beckett , Instagram , Shop h/t: geek-art.

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

An Uncanny Animated Short by Fernando Livschitz Twists Mundane Scenes into Bizarre Alternatives

Colossal

Argentinian director Fernando Livschitz ( previously ), who helms Black Sheep Films , is back with a surreal short film that envisions everyday activities and scenes with a slightly unsettling spin.

“Rise and Shine”: The Superb Gloomy Pop-Art Illustrations of Bogdan Timchenko

Design You Trust

There are no criteria for creativity, everything can be called art, declares Krasnoyarsk illustrator Bogdan Timchenko. Today he is a popular artist of both bright and gloomy pop-art sketches and posters. “Usually it’s characters first of all some from childhood, which is fun to draw.

Pearlfisher gives Consider Pastures egg brand “emotive” new look

DesignWeek

Pearlfisher has unveiled a new brand for Consider Pastures, a company that specialises in “humanely-raised, organic and free-range” eggs. Founded on the basis of sustainable farming, the company says it offers the “gold standard” in the world of eggs.

Photographer Reveals the Beauty of Female Body in Minimalistic Monochrome Photographs

Design You Trust

We know nothing of the Instagrammer @eme.amala, except that she paints and photographs. Between symbolism and minimalism, the mysterious artist publishes, on her digital gallery, monochrome images where objects, bodies and heavenly landscapes merge. An account that will please the dreamers.

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.

Handsome New Foundation for Global Architecture Firm, Page — Case Study

Abduzeedo

Handsome New Foundation for Global Architecture Firm, Page — Case Study. abduzeedo 04.06.21

Redesigning Self-Care: This Week’s Newest Packaging 10 Entries

Graphis

Have you been keeping up on your own self-care recently? Need a reminder to take a break, take a breath, and take a minute for yourself? Look no further than this week’s featured entries in our Packaging 10 competition! Sip some sake for some self-care!

Essence of that Retro Chic Summer — Illustration

Abduzeedo

Essence of that Retro Chic Summer — Illustration. abduzeedo 04.06.21 We have featured VELKRO in the past and we will definitely continue that tradition because we love their work. For this post I’d love to share a beautiful Illustration and motion design project created by them in 2019.

“With good lighting, an unattractive object could become quite sexy”: Introducing photographer Guillaume Blondiau

Its Nice That

The Belgium-raised and London-based photographer knows a good trick or two when it comes to composing an artful still life image.

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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.

A Chart Chronicles the Colors of Mister Rogers’ Cardigans from 1969 to 2001

Colossal

Image via Owen Phillips. It’s a beautiful day for a chronological look at the colorful range of cardigans beloved television host Fred Rogers slipped on during each episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Just Checking In: Eight creatives collaborate on downloadable postcards to send to those you miss

Its Nice That

As the world tentatively begins to open up again, check in with your nearest and dearest using a range of downloadable postcards, made by a collection of global creatives. Features

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10 Ways How You Can Use AI in E-commerce

Noupe

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP) are three of the hottest technologies on the marketplace at the moment, and they power many of the tools and applications that we use on a daily basis, from Netflix and YouTube to the eCommerce stores where we spend our money.

DixonBaxi creates new design system for Hulu

Its Nice That

Leaving its recognisable word mark untouched, DixonBaxi collaborates with Hulu to create a new cohesive, meaningful design system for the streaming platform.

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Light Casts a Magical Glow on the Residential Hills of Los Angeles in Paintings by Seth Armstrong

Colossal

“Purple Mountain” (2020), oil on wood panel, 48 x 36 inches. All images © Seth Armstrong, shared with permission. “Color and light are basically all I think about when I’m painting,” says Seth Armstrong.

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