Wed.Nov 18, 2020

Good Color Combinations That Go Beyond Trends: Inspirational Examples and Ideas

Graphic Mama

To know how to accurately combine colors is a critical skill that artists, designers, marketers, and brand owners spend years learning and mastering. Science and art aside, a big part of the process is finding the right inspirations.

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A long-overdue look at the role graphic design played in Atari's arcade machines

Creative Boom

There was once a time when you could only play video games in arcades. For Atari, its innovative game design played a key role in its growth during the 1970s and '80s – from Pong to Asteroids and beyond.

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Video Tutorial: Easily Create Retro Landscapes with an 80s Aesthetic

Spoon Graphics

Today’s video is a reproduction of last month’s written tutorial on how to create your own retro landscape scenes with the help of a huge 80s inspired toolbox named NeonWave.

Fiasco's identity for coding bootcamp iO Academy has inclusivity at its heart

Creative Boom

Coding bootcamp iO Academy is on a mission to help address the gender imbalance in the tech industry and give people the "training they need for a career they'll love". To help it achieve this, it realised its brand needed a refresh, so appointed Bristol's Fiasco Design for the overhaul.

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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.

Illustrator Spotlight: Sarah Cliff

Booooooom

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Top 10 Typography Artists Worth Following

Inkbot Design

Top 10 Typography Artists Worth Following. When expressed in artistic and inventive ways, typography moves away from being only words arranged for print and becomes inspiring and exciting forms of design. In this article, we look at 10 of the top famous typography artists and their work.

From Project Manager to Freelance Designer: Karina Aslikyan, Shillington Sydney Graduate

Shillington

For Shillington Sydney graduate Karina Aslikyan , discovering the intensive, hands-on nature of the Shillington course at one of our info sessions, she knew our course was the best option around to kickstart her career in design.

Why Every Digital Media Marketing Strategy Makes Web Design a Priority

Inkbot Design

Why Every Digital Media Marketing Strategy Makes Web Design a Priority. Social media marketing is an essential part of virtually every business. Every company has to concern itself with SEO, digital branding , and social media engagement.

“On Hair” by Photographer Sabrina Santiago

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Photo new york on hair photographer photography sabrina santiago

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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.

Javier Jaén’s monograph provides an insight into his process

Creative Review

Graphic designer Javier Jaén describes his new monograph as “a diary without a lock” Over 392 pages, Greetings from Javier Jaén Studio is an exploration of the many paths Jaén has taken during his career and aims to be a source of inspiration, advice and insight.

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Gemstones, Delicate Filigree, and Mechanical Gears Encase Steeven Salvat’s Insect Specimens

Colossal

All images © Steeven Salvat, shared with permission. Steeven Salvat ( previously ) evokes the glass-covered entomological studies of rare butterflies, beetles, and moths with an additional layer of protection.

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A refreshing new identity for wine connoisseurs SommSelect

Creative Review

SommSelect was founded in 2014 by master sommelier Ian Cauble as a way of bringing the sommelier experience home for curious wine drinkers.

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Michelle Thompson on playing with politics and print through colourful collage

Creative Boom

Photo by Celia Bartlett. Trump and Boris have kept Michelle Thompson busy the last few years; we're sure the collage artist will remain inundated even if one of those two gentlemen is now leaving the world stage.

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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.

Brand Storytelling – Why Brand Stories Succeed Or Fail

Inkbot Design

Brand Storytelling – Why Brand Stories Succeed Or Fail. Brand storytelling has taken marketing and advertising to new heights in the last few years. As the world gets driven by technology, the human touch is getting bleaker by each decade.

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“Memes of the Floating World”: Artist Recreates Favorite Memes In Japanese Print Styles

Design You Trust

According to an artist: “It started as a Christmas gift to my wife, who loves the “Woman Yelling at Cat” meme, and has unfolded into an art project called “Memes of the Floating World.”

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How will the shops of the future be designed?

Design Week

2020 has hit the high street hard. Competition from online shopping and restrictions from two lockdowns have dealt a blow to physical stores. According to the Centre for Retail Research, almost 14,000 shops have permanently closed this year in the UK which is a 24.8%

35+ Best InDesign Brochure Templates: Creative Business Marketing (2021)

Tuts Plus

You might think that brochures are an afterthought these days due to the penetration of digital marketing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. One of the Adobe InDesign brochure templates that are trending in 2021. Let's look at the creative options you've got in 2021 when it comes to InDesign brochure design. We'll explore some of the best InDesign templates available from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. The Best InDesign Brochure Templates on Envato Elements (With Unlimited Use).

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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 I Got Here: Brian Rea

Creative Review

Modern Love illustrator Brian Rea recounts a childhood filled with stories, shares the struggles of embracing his style and tells CR why words have gained a new importance for him later in his career. The post How I Got Here: Brian Rea appeared first on Creative Review. How I got here

Daily Cat Drawings: Artist Wants To Adopt A Cat So Bad, She Signs Up For A 100-Day Cat Meme Drawing Challenge

Design You Trust

Drawing cats from memes every single day sounds like a dream come true. Well, animation student Emily Paquin aka Catwheezie is certainly living the life!

Interview: Animator Anna Mantzaris Discusses Her Penchant for Nuanced Emotion and Finding Humor in the Mundane

Colossal

Swedish director and animator Anna Mantzaris has a knack for expressing the frustrating, humorous, and delightful moments of everyday life.

Pause, Breathe and Grow, a book by Radim Malinic

Abduzeedo

Pause, Breathe and Grow, a book by Radim Malinic. AoiroStudio 11.18.20 It's nonetheless to say that 2020 has been a hard year for all of us, this global pandemic has touched every single one of us somehow. I think we all have established somehow some ways how to cope with this 'situation'.

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.

At-home AI breast cancer test wins International Dyson Award

Design Week

An at-home breast cancer test powered by AI has won the top prize of this year’s James Dyson Award. The Blue Box is the invention of 23-year-old Spanish student Judit Giró Benet.

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Winners & Finalists of The ‘Indian Photo Festival’ Portrait Prize 2020

Design You Trust

The ‘Indian Photo Festival’ Portrait Prize 2020 is a portrait competition open to the photographers from the Indian subcontinent.

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The Book of Homelessness is the first graphic novel made by homeless creatives

Its Nice That

The team behind The Accumulate Art School for the Homeless compiled the 160-page anthology of drawings and written work to tell its participants’ complex and emotional stories, from their perspective.

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Oxford Circus’s tube signs are now PlayStation-themed

Creative Review

Several of London’s tube stations had a makeover last night, courtesy of PlayStation. Just in time for the arrival of the PS5 console tomorrow, signage at Oxford Circus has been updated with the console’s trademark square, circle, triangle and cross.

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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.

Roberto Badin’s latest series shows the vivid beauty and “underlying loneliness”of Japan

Its Nice That

In collaboration with publisher Benjamin Blanck, the photographer's new book Inside Japan gives character to empty space and finds the cinematic of the in-between.

Theo Cottle documents Bulgaria’s remarkable Kukeri tradition

Creative Review

In many Bulgarian towns and villages, winter is punctuated by the ancient Kukeri ritual, which is carried out to drive away the presence of evil.

Boyd & Blair Craft Cocktails: Luxury On-The-Go

The Die Line

If you want to drink classy, anywhere, then Boyd & Blair is a beautifully visual and flavorful solution.

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