Wed.Mar 25, 2020

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Glitch Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to have some fun creating a trendy glitch effect, that we’ll apply to a photo some accompanying text. The effect combines digital distortions such as screen tearing, RGB splitting and scanlines to simulate the visual errors associated with digital video footage. Much like how analogue effects help to give your artwork a retro look, this glitch effect helps to achieve a modern or futuristic high-tech vibe.

IYA Studio's Russian Constructivism-inspired knitwear branding

Creative Boom

YA Studio , based in lovely ol' Deptford in south London, has created the brand identity, packaging and e-commerce platform for "modern UK knitwear brand" Country of Origin. The brand bills itself as a "unique style of knitwear for Modern Living", with garments inspired by. bold colours and patterns. The identity, too, looks to bold geometric patterns for inspiration—especially the work of Russian constructivist painter Kazimir Malevich. "By

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Logo File Formats Guide with FREE Cheat Sheet

Just Creative

There’s often a lot of confusion about which files formats you need to give a client when delivering a final logo or branding package. You probably know that you have to give your client a variety of file formats, but which ones? Clients may frequently contact you asking for strange file formats or ad-hoc logo file requests. Print vendors sometimes use outdated technologies that require old and obscure files. You may wonder what all these file formats are used for and if they are even necessary.

Splendid Isolation: Paintings of lonely caravans by Andrew McIntosh go on show 'online-only' in a gallery first

Creative Boom

If you're missing the joy of normal life right now, then the James Freeman Gallery in London has launched its first "online-only" exhibition, featuring new work by Scottish artist Andrew McIntosh. Kicking Covid-19 well and truly in the face and finding ways to adapt, the series is also timely as it's called Splendid Isolation and includes paintings of lonesome caravans, something McIntosh has painted for many years.

7 Best Creatives from Belgium


At Shillington, we love to celebrate great design from around the world. We’ve covered many different countries so far and are now exploring the creative scene in Belgium. The country name comes from the Roman province, Gallia Belgica, an area populated by the Belgae.

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Counter-Print's new downloadable colouring books featuring Anthony Burrill, Malika Favre, Zipeng Zhu, and more

Creative Boom

Following the closure of UK schools last week, Céline Leterme and Jon Dowling of Counter-Print decided to create a new colouring book for children (and adults) asking some of the biggest names in the creative community to get involved. "We We asked a number of creative friends to contribute a piece they thought people would like to colour in," says Céline. Some contributed existing pieces and others have created entirely new line drawings for us.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for 2020 Democratic National Convention by Zero

Under Consideration / Brand

“Dem Star, Tho”. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party. They have been administered by the Democratic National Committee since the 1852 national convention. The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention is to nominate and confirm a candidate for president and vice president, adopt a comprehensive party platform and unify the party.

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Art In Uncertain Times: Tahiti Pehrson's How-To Make Your Own Geometric Pattern Project

Juxapoz Magazine

If you follow along on the Juxtapoz IG, we have been hosting live sessions of artists working from home, with objects and materials easily found around the house that are readily available and applicable for larger audiences. One of the mantras of Juxtapoz is to make the creative life as accessible as possible, and in a time when many are home with time to tune in, these short tutorials are a platform for us to makes this idea come to life.

In a New Stop-Motion Film, Swoon Explores Trauma, Memory, and the Body


Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon , is known for her street art utilizing paper that’s pasted onto building walls, but the Brooklyn-based artist has made a recent pivot that transfers her mythical style to stop-motion animations. Part of her solo exhibition Cicada , Curry’s short film “ Sofia and Storm ” is centered on a human-arachnid hybrid.

Photographer Spotlight: Nick Prideaux


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“Government needs to make people care”: designers on coronavirus communications

Design Week

“In times of strife, nothing is more important than clarity of communication. The government needs design systems which can deliver information and messaging accurately and with as little room for interpretation as possible. If you think back to the iconic wartime posters that encouraged people to keep calm and carry on, the design was very good, but it was the sentiment of the message which cut through and resonated for decades.

Reviewed: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Beanfolk by Outfit

Under Consideration / Brand

“Field of Dreams”. Established in 2014, Beanfolk is a coffee company that grows and roasts its beans in Papua New Guinea and sells wholesale to coffee shops, restaurants, and other roasters in Shanghai. As they prepare to sell direct-to-consumer in the near future, Beanfolk has introduced a new identity designed by Los Angeles, CA-based Outfit.

COVID-19 Has You Working from Home: Now What?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Web designers have the ability to work from just about anywhere. Still, just because something is technically possible doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you suddenly find yourself working remotely on a full-time basis, it can be a big adjustment. The situation is quite different from putting in a few extra hours from home here and there. And it’s miles away from reporting to a physical office each day. To put it nicely: your entire work life has been thrown off-balance.

Jersey Post reveals “contemporary” Beethoven stamp collection

Design Week

A set of stamps has been designed to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday. The “contemporary” range has been designed by Hampton-based studio hat-trick design, and includes six stamps, a first day cover, stamp pack and a record sleeve. They have been released by Jersey Post in collaboration with the Beethoven-Haus, the museum that houses a major collection of Beethoven-related images and musical texts.

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75 International Photography Contests Worth Entering: A New Guide from Feature Shoot

Feature Shoot

Untitled #2 from ‘Slightly Altered’ project © Synchrodogs , Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards winner 2018. Early spring is a time for reflection and renewal, and as it happens, it’s also the season of photo contests. In the last few years, organizations, publications, and industry leaders have reinvigorated the photo contest circuit with awards that celebrate ingenuity, innovation, integrity, and creativity.

Stuck At Home? Enter Pixlr’s Food Photo Contest And Win Prizes!


We’re hosting a contest where you can submit photos of your home-made food creations edited with Pixlr E and X! Every week, 3 contest winners will stand a chance to win a full Pixlr Advanced plan for a year. This contest starts on March 30, 2020 till April 30, 2020, so keep snapping your food [.].

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Artist Spotlight: Andrés Lozano


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Seattle Chocolate + Libby VanderPloeg Collaborate on Packaging Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote

Brown Paper Bag

I love sweets. And sweets that have fantastic illustrative packaging? That’s all the better. Seattle Chocolate always knocks it out of the park with their chocolate bar wrappers, truffle packaging, and general presentation. They hire talented illustrators who infuse their labels with color and fun—making the chocolate both a tasty and visual treat. Seattle Chocolate (a women-owned company) worked with Libby VanderPloeg on their latest illustrated packaging.

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Finding a Sense of Community Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Feature Shoot

In the last two weeks, I have received more than two dozen emails about the temporary closures of galleries and studio spaces amid the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve received several more about canceled exhibitions. This is a period of uncertainty for the photography community as a whole, but in this time, we’ve also witnessed people coming together.

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A Youthful Visual Identity for Drav Beer


Drav is a new brand of quality beer dedicated to the young and free. Inspired by these ideals, Montreal-based Wedge studio has imagined a vibrant, democratic visual identity dedicated to a modern Millennial. Featuring pastel pink as well as bold turquoise, the Canadian studio has built a sophisticated yet easy & fresh feeling for Drav. Inspired by the visual of iconic beers, the new brand stands a chance to join the pantheon. Photography by Alex Blouin

10 Teaching Strategies Adapted for Remote Online Learning

Graphic Mama

If you are struggling to get your head around online remote teaching, trust me you are not alone. You’ve spent years training and teaching honing the strategies that serve you well in the classroom, and suddenly you’ve been asked to teach in a completely different way than you’ve been used to. You don’t have much choice – so let’s look at how to use the experience you’ve got and adapt it to teaching online.

Michael Crichton Captures ‘Flying Food’


The still life photography of Michael Crichton documents food in motion. In collaboration with his creative partner and stylist, Leigh MacMillan, the Toronto-based duo has created a ‘Conceptual Food’ series that offers the unexpected in terms of composition, as the ingredients are caught mid-air in their flight. Capturing the exactly right moment of controlled chaos, Crichton & MacMillan have worked with the likes of McDonald’s, Nutella or Kellogg’s just a name the few.

Aless Mc’s series Fifty Shades of Green illustrates different strains of cannabis

Its Nice That

The Montréal born-and-bred illustrator uses silkscreen and Risograph to produce her bold, colourful portfolio.

Free or discounted tools to support the creative community during the Covid-19 crisis

Creative Boom

We've seen so many tools and apps pull their socks up this past week and generously give back to the creative community in light of the Covid-19 crisis. They've recognised that many of us are struggling, worried about cashflow or trying to survive these next few months and they're now offering discounts on their products and services. In some cases, they've extended their free trials, too. This is an unprecedented time for all of us and the kindness of these brands will not be forgotten.

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Asterix illustrator and co-creator Albert Uderzo has died aged 92

Its Nice That

The comic book artist who began the series in 1959 with writer René Goscinny has been an influence to countless illustrators ever since.

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80s Inspired Motion Design - CONTROL


80s Inspired Motion Design - CONTROL. abduzeedo Mar 25, 2020 Vasiliy Oleshko shared a beautiful motion design project titled CONTROL. What can I say about it? Well, look at the stills and you will know exactly why I am sharing it here with you all. The 80s look, feel and colors are all there. The tools used were Maxon Cinema 4D and After Effects. Motion Design . Video

Tree Abraham on Designing Giles Paley-Phillips' One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days

Spine Magazine

Tree Abraham is a book designer, illustrator, writer, & maker of things. Here she takes us through her process for designing One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days by Giles Paley-Phillips. As a reader, the verse novel is one of my favorites.

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Real Estate Flyers Done Right: 15 Stunning Examples

Creative Market

An eye-catching flyer helps showcase homes and properties in their best light – and make it easy for real estate agents, home sellers, and other property-related professionals to reach prospective clients and customers. With options for flyers, postcards, and even welcome books for Airbnb users, this collection of 15 real estate flyer template sets has everything you need to create a stunning showcase for homes, properties, and personal services, with little or no design experience required.

Classic album covers reimagined for the social distancing era

Creative Review

Social distancing is fast becoming the new norm for many of us as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, with the UK becoming the latest country to introduce a government enforced lockdown. Some brands have also been jumping on the social distancing bandwagon, including McDonald’s Brazil, whose recent campaign saw it split its Golden Arches logo in two – but this was met with a mixed reaction on social media.

Six financial tips to help freelancers struggling with coronavirus slump

Creative Boom

There are two million freelancers in the UK, and it's estimated that they contribute £125 billion to the nation's economy. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on job pipelines amidst a global economic slowdown, and a lot of freelancers have been hit hard by cancelled gigs and uncertainty.

Ashmolean’s new identity brings a historic museum into the modern world

Creative Review

The Ashmolean – the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology – was founded by Alias Ashmole in 1683, when it became the world’s first public museum. If over three centuries of history isn’t enough, inside visitors will find 500,000 years’ worth of art, archaeology and other historic artefacts.

Dan Attoe's neon artworks conflate church and strip club

Creative Boom

Here's something to brighten up these dark times in the shape of Dan Attoe's gorgeous neon pieces. The Washington-based artist, who works across painting, sculpture and performance, recently showed his signature neon miniature pieces alongside two large-scale neon paintings and two large-scale neon installations at New York gallery The Hole. The exhibition, entitled Glowing River, is his first solo show in New York after almost a decade shows across Europe and various institutional exhibitions.

This Too Shall Pass: How Spanish Artist Escif’s Meditating Woman Lit Up Valencia


All images © Escif, shared with permission. The beginning of Escif ’s Instagram post reads, “Yesterday the meditator’s body was burned. With it many things were burned. 4 tons of wood were burned. A year of intense and wonderful work was burned.” ” Attached to a darkened image of glowing flames, his words are simultaneously reflective, accepting, and hopeful.

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Announced: 2020 Brand New Conference: Postponed to 2021

Under Consideration / Brand

“New Date: October 7 – 8, 2021”. Given the developments of Covid-19 around the world and its immediate and short-term economic ramifications we have decided to postpone the 2020 Brand New Conference until October of next year.

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“A chance to catch a breath”: Danielle Pender on why we should avoid the pressure to create

Its Nice That

The editor of Riposte magazine on how it could be best to use the time caused to reassess our relationship with work, rather than quickly pivot to new projects. Features

Menaud packaging

Communication Arts

The elegant packaging for Menaud’s new premium spirit is enhanced by minimalist design details and unique materials. Article

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‘The Secret Lives of Fruits and Vegetables’ [Book]


Five years ago, we introduced you to the beguiling series, ‘The Secret Lives of Fruits and Vegetables’ by photographer Maciek Jasik who took a step back from his familiar realm of portraiture to explore still life. Punctured and perforated, the aforementioned fruits and vegetables spill tendrils of colored smoke from their bodies. You can now read more about his concept and process on the gestalten journal. BOOK & MAG FOOD STILL LIFE sti

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