Fri.Apr 30, 2021

“Design doesn’t have to be just one thing”: Teddy Guerrero on seeking surprises throughout his process

Its Nice That

Giving his work a raw edge, the New York-based designer thinks “it’s important to have some time in the front of a project to really get dirty and mess around." " Work

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Strategy's new identity for a Christchurch shopping precinct is inspired by Five Lanes

Creative Boom

New Zealand creative agency Strategy was recently appointed by Colliers and Lichfield Holdings to create a name and identity "that is bold, incredibly flexible, vibrant and unmistakably unique" for a new shopping precinct in central Christchurch.

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Best Selling Fonts for Half-Price + FREE Typography Lessons with Top Creators

Spoon Graphics

A free online Typography event kicked off yesterday at Design Cuts featuring live lessons with top designers and discounts of up 50% off various popular font-families.

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Bata-Ville: A Shoe Company’s Quest for Global Utopia

Azure Magazine

The remnants of another city flank Toronto’s spine of skyscrapers. Converted into offices, condos, galleries and lofts, former warehouses and factories are home to a new urban economy — one fuelled by laptops, real estate and the flow of global financial capital.

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.

WordPress Themes: 23 Best Responsive WP Themes

Graphic Design Junction

Elegant, creative and multi-purpose best WordPress themes. Responsive themes built upon some fresh, modern and unique design. The User Experience is among the best and the interface will blow your and your customers’ minds.

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Weekly News for Designers ? 590

SpeckyBoy

FigJam Simple Wireframe Templates – A free library that adds missing wireframing components to Figma’s new online whiteboard FigJam. Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple CMS – A few reasons why we think learning multiple CMS can be a good thing for every web designer.

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One Hundred Years: From birth to 100 years, Jenny Lewis captures the people of Hackney

Creative Boom

Award-winning photographer Jenny Lewis has spent the last three years documenting the people who live in Hackney, London, covering every age from birth to 100 in chronological order. Now her tender series is being presented in a new book, One Hundred Years.

Broadway poster designer Frank Verlizzo shares archive of “rejected” pieces

DesignWeek

“My job is to take a two-and-a-half-hour stage production and distil it into a two-dimensional graphic,” says Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo.

UX and UI Trends That Freelance Web Developers Must Know In 2021

SpyreStudios

User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) are two essential components of web development. As time goes on, the expectations of users shift to match the trends of the time, making an ongoing awareness of UX trends key for freelance web developers.

30 Artistic Instagrammers You Should Follow

HONGKIAT

Instagram is riddled with accounts by celebrities, travel blogs, humor vlogs, and many more. It is also home to some of the most creative artists you can find on the Web. In this post are 30 such talented artists who give you a peek into their work and life via Instagram.

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.

Formula E looks to inspire change in epic new ad

Creative Review

Since its inception in 2014, electric-powered motor racing brand Formula E has struggled to attract motorsport enthusiasts to the same extent as its F1 counterpart.

Miki Kim illustrates society’s obsession with tech through a warped and twisted world

Its Nice That

The Seoul-based illustrator uses a signature whacky style to question the state of the modern world.

V&A Dundee’s Night Fever explores the design history of the world’s most famous clubs

DesignWeek

“Night clubs have the power to mean a lot to people on a number of different levels,” Night Fever: Designing Club Culture curator Kirsty Hassard says.

Palm* Photo Prize announces its 2021 shortlist and exhibition dates

Its Nice That

Following 7500 entries to the prize, this year’s shortlist showcases the breadth of the current photography scene.

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.

Broadway poster designer Frank Verlizzo shares archive of “rejected” pieces

DesignWeek

“My job is to take a two-and-a-half-hour stage production and distil it into a two-dimensional graphic,” says Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo.

A 15-Meter-Tall Squirrel Rests on Its Bushy Tail to Peer into a Chongqing Botanical Garden

Colossal

“Shiny Squirrel” (2021) in. All images courtesy of Studio Florentijn Hofman, shared with permission. The oversized animal menagerie by Florentijn Hofman that includes a fox , octopus , and reclining bunny now has a new member.

Caroline Dowsett rallies Manchester artists once again in a raffle for the city's food bank

Creative Boom

For the second year running, Manchester-based artist and maker Caroline Dowsett is raising money for the city's food bank through a creative raffle that features the work of more than 30 local creatives.

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V&A Dundee’s Night Fever explores the design history of the world’s most famous clubs

DesignWeek

“Night clubs have the power to mean a lot to people on a number of different levels,” Night Fever: Designing Club Culture curator Kirsty Hassard says.

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

Pack of the Month: Aja Marie Johnson Builds A Bolder Brew

The Die Line

Designer Aja Marie Johnson brews up some bold typography for Better Coffee Co

Type Drives Communities Conference 2021

Shillington

The Type Directors Club (TDC) is a global community dedicated to typography through public events promoting type design around the world.

Best Computer Desk for Multiple Monitors

Design with Red

A small desk makes our workspace feel congested and is a pain for creative individuals like us. Especially when you have two or more monitors on your table, what you need is more space to feel more comfortable.

10 Free Sketch Plugins for Web Developers

HONGKIAT

Sketch is getting a lot of traction among web designers and developers. This is probably because it is intuitive, easy to learn and comes with many features that makes it a lot easier to create a website prototype.

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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.

3 Tips for Designing Great Emails That Get Results

Vecteezy

Email marketing can be extremely effective when it’s done correctly. Through your email list, you’ll be able to bring your customers back to your brand to increase sales or readership.

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30 Days of Shapes — Illustration

Abduzeedo

30 Days of Shapes — Illustration. abduzeedo 04.30.21 Maximilian Bolduan shared this illustration and graphic design project is paying homage to Isabella Conticello's #ageoaday challenge. Maximilian really admires her work and her skill to design a big variation of different layouts and compositions.

Designs from Denmark’s Best: Finn Nygaard Featured in Journal #369

Graphis

Born in Denmark in 1955, Graphis Master Finn Nygaard is an award-winning designer known for his posters, illustrations, graphic design, and corporate identity programs and color consulting for both Danish and international companies. Nygaard established his studio, Finn Nygaard Inc.,

Artist Makes Streets Less Boring By Making Graffiti That Interacts With The Surroundings

Design You Trust

Art has a lot of meanings and a lot of ideas behind it. Every art piece will mean a different thing, depending on who you ask. People create art for different reasons: some to make something beautiful, some to let out their creativity and share it with the world, some simply out of boredom.

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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.

“Sugar Fever Dream” by Artist Karla Marchesi

Booooooom

Karla Marchesi (previously featured here). The exhibition Sugar Fever Dream by Brisbane-born, Berlin-based artist Karla Marchesi presents a range of hyper-natural Post-Humanist landscapes.

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Giant Ninja Turtle Takes Over Minsk: Huge Leonardo Is Exploring the World of Soviet Architecture

Design You Trust

Graph Kalligraph, a designer and artist from Minsk, launched an unnamed project. He placed a huge toy of Leonardo from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in the landscape of the Belarusian capital. More: Instagram. “Ninja Turtles are just a toy from my childhood.

Ice Bubble — Photography by Alexander Schoenberg

Abduzeedo

Ice Bubble — Photography by Alexander Schoenberg. abduzeedo 04.30.21 We have already featured the incredible photography work of Alexander Schoenberg in the past, however it’s never enough.

Graveyard of The Bikes: Aerial Photos of China’s Failed Share-Cycle Scheme Show Mountains of Damaged Bikes

Design You Trust

Handlebars tight in snaking rows of colour, thousands of abandoned bicycles line an open field outside the city of Shenyang, relics of a shared bike mania that has overwhelmed China’s cities.

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David Hockney creates a new digital sunrise to be shown at dusk on screens around the world

Its Nice That

The world famous artist’s work will debut on London’s Piccadilly Lights amongst other recognisable locations around the world.