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'I think of creativity as going the wrong way up an escalator': a chat with artist Luke Hannam

Creative Boom

Luke Hannam, The Young Mariner. Touching on lucid dreaming; intense creative frustrations; the Romantic Sublime; guitar feedback and Kate Bush, a chat with artist Luke Hannam is a bit like having someone tick off a checklist of dream subjects.

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80 Free Watercolor Textures

Graphic Design Junction

Free watercolor textures and watercolor backgrounds. A set of 80 seamless, high resolution watercolor textures. All textures are unique with color versions, carefully tweaked to preserve image quality. Watercolor textures are free to download and use as you like.

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Present Fathers: Photographs that explore the experiences of early fatherhood

Creative Boom

Stuart and Poppy – From the series, Present Fathers © Sophie Harris-Taylor. Photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor has spent the last year documenting the experiences of early fatherhood, both by capturing different men with their sons and daughters while sharing their personal stories.

“Mors Scena” by Photographer Rachel Cox

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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.

100 Visions of Motherhood

Swiss Miss

Loving this collection of photographs and words celebrating the complexities of motherhood, curated by The Luupe. Photo by Brittany Marcoux. Photo by Jass Durhal. Photo by Loulou d’Aki. Photo by Sinead Patching. photography

“Motherland” by Photographer Janice Chung

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Janice Chung. Janice Chung’s Website. Janice Chung on Instagram. Photo Janice Chung new york city photographer photography

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Juliette Duhé creates typefaces by working like a sculptor

Its Nice That

Juliette explores how the 2D and 3D worlds combine within the graphic design discipline.

Beautiful Free Summer Wallpaper Desktop Backgrounds

Vandelay Design

Is there any season that’s more fun than summer? While every season has something that makes it loved, summer is a time for vacations, warm weather, relaxing at the beach, and enjoying sunsets.

Joyville Chocolate Brand Identity & Packaging Design by Parámetro Studio

We And The Color

Mexican Parámetro Studio created a lovely brand identity and packaging collection for chocolate brand Joyville. Joyville is a chocolate brand using only high nutritional and organic chocolate. The brand name tells the story of the pure joy of having a good chocolate bar.

Understanding Web Design – What is Gestalt Law of Continuity?

Template Monster

Recently we initiated a series of posts covering the theme of theoretical application of Gestalt psychology in web design. We’ve already described four principles: Symmetry , Similarity , Proximity and Common Fate.

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.

Plans for 50% funding cuts to arts subjects branded “destructive” by design leaders

DesignWeek

Plans to slash arts funding by 50% have been labelled “destructive” and “short-sighted” by university heads speaking to Design Week.

Speeding Up Development Process with Bootstrap 5

Designmodo

This post is originally published on Designmodo: Speeding Up Development Process with Bootstrap 5. Bootstrap is one of the most used frameworks for building web apps.

How to Make a Horror Movie Poster

Envato Tuts+

What You'll Be Creating. Today, we will be looking at how to make a horror movie poster using just two images in Photoshop! We'll look at effective movie poster composition as well as your new go-to for horror movie poster typography.

Full JavaScript Animation Templates

Template Monster

Do you wonder why animation has been in demand in web design from year to year? It attracts, avoids static pages, highlights the core content, looks modern, and. Better hurry up to enhance your website with animation! Using best JavaScript animation templates. Let’s find out more about them today!

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.

The Best WordPress Themes for Photographers

Vandelay Design

Most photographers need a website that they can update easily and frequently, as they add new photos and sets to their portfolio. WordPress is a great platform for that, in part because there are already a number of well-designed photography templates available.

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As cryptocurrency grows up designers are helping brands reach the mainstream

DesignWeek

One of the most recognisable pieces of cryptocurrency design is shrouded in mystery. The orange Bitcoin logo – a play on traditional currency – was created by the decentralised digital currency’s founder Satoshi Nakamoto.

Brand Identity Guidelines Brochure Template

We And The Color

Available as an easy-to-use Adobe InDesign template, this brand identity guidelines brochure consists of 30 fully customizable pages.

20 Cool and Creative Speakers to Buy

HONGKIAT

When you think of speakers , what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

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

How to Create a Photography Website

Vandelay Design

Are you a professional or hobbyist photographer looking to create a photography website to display your work? It’s very easy to build a high-quality website on your own without the help of a designer or developer, and I’ll show you exactly how to do it.

How Do You Like Your Coffee? What About Barrel Aged By Moka Club?

The Die Line

By the first specialty coffee subscription in Brazil known as Moka Club, Barrel Aged coffee has packaging detailed with the most scrumptious handmade type and illustrations

Striking Photos Frame the Half-Renovated Houses of a Former Mining Region in Germany

Colossal

All images © Wolfgang Fröhling, shared with permission. When the once burgeoning coal industry in Ruhrgebiet, Germany , began to decline, many of the workers’ apartments were sold off.

To empower others, Hyesu Lee shares her stories through funny, personable and moving comics

Its Nice That

The New York-based illustrator uses the comics medium as a means to connect with others, as well as work through the ups and downs of everyday life.

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.

Krautrock Legend Roedelius on the Designs That Front His Groundbreaking Sounds

Eye on Design

In the latest of our Under the Covers series looking at records and their design, we speak with legendary German electronic musician and composer Roedelius, known for his work with krautrock band Cluster. Here, he talks us through the designs of five records he’s been involved in creating—as best as he can recall. Hans-Joachim Roedelius likes to give the impression his artwork is less graphic design and more graphic accident.

The Adventures of Pinocchio illustrations

Communication Arts

André Ducci’s illustrations for The Adventures of Pinocchio depict the classic tale of Pinocchio with a modern twist. Article

Good Reads: Hamam magazine celebrates the art of bathing

Creative Review

Growing up in Izmir, Turkey, Ekin Balcıoğlu was surrounded by hamam culture. She didn’t engage with the ritualistic act of communal bathing herself, however, until she upped sticks to the US to study fine art and visual critical studies.

Good Light Sheds Light On The Nonbinary In The Beauty Industry

The Die Line

David Yi has developed the nonbinary beauty brand Good Light that is inspired and informed by the digital community Very Good Light

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.

Photography, 3D scanning, CGI, the 90s and advertising tropes all combine in Till Janz’ work

Its Nice That

Based in London, Till brings all of his interests into his photography practice and the results are weird, wonderful and everything in between.

The Complete B2B Strategy on How to Use Video Marketing to Build Your Brand

Noupe

The message is clear at this point: B2B organizations can’t afford to leave video out of their marketing efforts. More marketers incorporate video into their content strategies every year, and the results speak for themselves.

Smarter, Faster & Easier with Pixlr 2021

Pixlr

New Year, New Pixlr That’s right! Ranging from edgy new features to refined AI-powered background removal, the Pixlr 2021 update is tailored to all your graphic design and photo editing needs. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the new Pixlr release!

“Excommunicated” Cat Waits to Be Absolved of Feline Sins Outside Temple Gate

Design You Trust

nori22. Japanese Twitter user Nori posts photos of cats he meets on the streets on his Twitter account. There’s a cat sitting in front of the gate of a temple in Japan. It looks as if a student came back to ask his master for forgiveness! More: Twitter h/t: grapee. nori22.

Designing a Better World, One Ad Campaign at a Time: BVK in Journal #369

Graphis

“We believe improving lives makes for a better world. And by solving scary problems with brave ideas, we create meaningful change.” If you’re looking for an advertising firm that cares for their clients as much as their designs, look no further than BVK.