Fri.Aug 07, 2020

Fabulous Fades Lightroom Presets for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a fab collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of The Fabulous Fades set contains 20 Lightroom presets for creating beautiful and stylish faded effects for your photos. Some of the presets apply darker fade effects and others produce lighter photos, all achieved with just a single click on your RAW, DNG, and JPG files.

Illustrator Spotlight: Yadi Liu


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8 Must-Read Architecture and Design Books This Summer

Azure Magazine

To say that this has been a summer for the (record) books is to put it mildly. But as the season comes to a close, there’s still time to enjoy the warmer weather and soak up some last-minute rays with a good read. From dense monographs to insightful takes on equitable space, here are the page-turners keeping Azure ‘s editors enthralled: 1. National Museum of Qatar by Philip Jodidio.

“La Kaz” by Fabien Vilrus & Nicolas Guichard


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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.

Say goodbye to useless brand guidelines

Creative Review

Designers will know that brand guidelines are only as useful as the client on the receiving end is prepared to make them. Months of work developing rigorous specifications and fine-tuning details can all be flushed away the moment they’re handed over. For clients, however, following – or indeed finding – guidelines can be an unwieldly, time-consuming chore, a never-ending trawl through a convoluted PDF that has likely been lost in a wormhole of computer files.

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Once Upon a Time: Old Nokia Phones That Ruled the Roost


Technology always moves forward. That is why today we hardly see those old school phones we had in the 90s. Going way back in time, you will remember that our phones were not always this smart. There was a time when Nokia was the biggest company in the market and Nokia phones had a glorious reputation. Not to mention the brand was one of the first to launch a commercialized consumer handset, with the Nokia 1011 in 1992.

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

A Lightweight Masonry Solution A nice lightweight solution from Ana Tudor. The minified JavaScript is under 800 bytes, while the strictly masonry-related styles are under 300 bytes. What is the difference between this & that? Learn the the differences between and in front-end development. Deep Dive into CSS Grid Dive deep into the CSS Grid Layout and explore almost all related properties and features.

Lauren Thorson’s graphic design practice shows dedication and a profound fascination with the field

Its Nice That

Following an explorative relationship with the medium, through to her studies to being a teacher now, we learn more about this designer bringing out the true craft of design.

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

A Lightweight Masonry Solution A nice lightweight solution from Ana Tudor. The minified JavaScript is under 800 bytes, while the strictly masonry-related styles are under 300 bytes. What is the difference between this & that? Learn the the differences between and in front-end development. Deep Dive into CSS Grid Dive deep into the CSS Grid Layout and explore almost all related properties and features.

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.

In-house teams: Penguin Creative on building “design legacy” into its future

Design Week

“Design is such an integral part of Penguin Books’ DNA,” says Tim Lane. “Our team’s mission is to make our digital and branded output live up to the design legacy of the brand, which up until now has been synonymous with print.” ” Lane is creative director at Penguin Creative, the in-house design team that covers Penguin’s creative output across its website, social media and communications.

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For 25 years No Olho da Hua has captured the lives of those living on the street in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte

Its Nice That

In 1995, homeless teenagers in Belo Horizonte began their ongoing relationship with photography, a project now released in non-profit zines, published by Morel Books.

How to adapt: top tips from design studios for lockdown and beyond

Design Week

While the world went into lockdown in spring, work did not stop for design studios. London-based studio Ragged Edge was working on a project for bike insurance company Laka when remote working set in at the start of March. As the project had started before lockdown, the final presentation took place at the beginning of lockdown, meaning that the first week of the uncertain period was “doubly intense”, studio designer Matt Smith says.

Serena Brown’s images celebrate overlooked stories and everyday beauty

Creative Review

“Since I can remember I’ve always been the one capturing moments of the people around me … it was just something I did,” says London-based photographer Serena Brown. “It was when I was 16 that I actually started to experiment with what went into my imagemaking and learning what and who was important to me when I took photos.” ” Brown says she’s incredibly inspired by her Ghanaian heritage.

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.

South Korean Artist Park Pyeongjun Creates Superb Fantasy And Sci-Fi Illustrations

Design You Trust

Pyeong Jun Park is a professional Illustrator and Digital Artist, born in South Korea but currently living in Meguro-ku, a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating in Visual Art, he has worked for several years as a Concept Artist in the movie industry, for leading post-production companies. But he is probably best known among fantasy, science-fiction and steampunk fans for his works for the. Source. Inspirations fantasy games sci-fi south korea video

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While we dream of casually dining out one day again we’ll just sit right here and salivate over The Salt Line’s groovy brand identity work by the talented Ioana Balasa. The Salt Line Oyster + Ale is an oyster-focused seafood restaurant that artfully “merges the historic fishing cultures of New England and the Mid-Atlantic.” Balasa drew inspiration from vintage oyster cans, baseball scorecards, and sea monsters.

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Russian Literature: The Choice Of Asian Girls

Design You Trust

For some reason, Asian girls like to take pictures of themselves with books. Quite interesting that their choice is very often Russian books – classics, scientific and technical literature… h/t: bbc, twitter “E-505 excavator repair” A Chinese woman’s choice of book in a set of posed photographs has gone viral in both her home country and Russia after internet users discovered its unusual title. Source. Photography Asia books china literature russian

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As of late, I have been building my second 'design system' at my workplace. It's funny how much things go smoother, faster, and what I have learned on my first visual system months ago are now applied. For this inspiration, I wanted to share what inspired me during this process in terms of 'visual design', what inspired me in terms of typography style, layouts, colors, and presentations applied to their component libraries.

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

Kit Hinrichs Gives Insight to His Iconic Designs in His Q&A Just Released in Graphis Journal #366.


Graphis Master Kit Hinrichs is a U.S graphic designer and creative director who was a partner at Pentagram for 23 years before establishing his own agency, Studio Hinrichs in 2009. He has inspired and created long-lasting relationships with clients and designers such as Stefan Sagmeister, Terry Heffernan, Craig Fraizer, and Richard Danne who all praised […].

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AVATARZ is a lovely 3D library of diverse avatars for any of your projects. You can use them in your products or for marketing purposes (social media posts, landing pages, blogs, newsletters, etc.). Or if you want - for your personal use. . What is included? ??. 2000+ PNG files of different avatars - which you can use in any designer software, such as Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, Studio, or Illustrator. It contains: 2 rigged upper bodies of man & woman. 3 types of clothes, 4 types of eyeglasses.

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Meet Weiwei Leung, a truly multidisciplinary creative who refuses to be defined

Its Nice That

Based in Berlin, Weiwei is interested in projects where she can “combine storytelling, visuals, music and movements into an integrated experience.”.

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Xtian Miller created a poster series inspired by William Shakespeare’s sonnets; a collection of 154 poems originally published in 1609. Excerpts were selected for 25 posters and reinterpreted in visual abstract form to convey the concept of time and light vs dark. Poster Design. For more information check out Instagram - the prints are available via

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.

Sprawling Floral Installations Spill Over Garbage Cans and Phone Booths on New York City Streets


All images © Lewis Miller Design, shared with permisison. Thanks to Lewis Miller Design , those passing through New York City have gotten some respite from the rank smells and soggy refuse of streetside garbage cans. For years, the florist ( previously ) has been planting guerilla installations of sunflowers, hydrangeas, and peonies in public areas, transforming trash receptacles, construction zones, and lampposts with sprawling assemblages.

Ikea Japan launches its first collection starring the iconic logo

Its Nice That

Following the trend of many high fashion brands honouring the flatpack furniture giant, Ikea Japan has worked closely with the head offices in Sweden to create its first collection.

Presenting America's Latest Crime Against Gastronomy, Cheetos Mac 'n Cheese

The Die Line

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Unused Microchips, Motherboards, and Other Electronic Waste Make This Upcycled Watch Tick


All images © Vollebak. Recent reports estimate that the world produced 53.6 million metric tons of electronic waste last year alone, a record high that’s expected only to rise. In an effort to prevent digging up precious materials like gold, silver, and aluminum just to return them to the ground later on as trash, the sustainable fashion brand Vollebak has introduced Garbage Watch.

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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.

In Fellatia & Morag, Hollie Fleur Brook captures the drag personas of her dear friends Stuart and Callum

Its Nice That

Shot between Edinburgh and London, the photographer’s graduate project joyously documents the dichotomy of drag – both “the glamour and the mundane”.

Refreshing Innovations in the RTD Category

The Die Line

Breaking convention isn't easy, nor is piquing consumer curiosity

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Instagram launches Reels, its answer to TikTok

Its Nice That

Users can now record, collage and edit up to 15-second video clips to show “the best of trending culture on Instagram.”.

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