Mon.Jul 26, 2021

Inspiring student work by graphic design's next generation, made during the pandemic

Creative Boom

Branding for Writers' Museum by Lin Loke. Want to see some eye-catching, fresh and original design work?

An Interview with Ulrike Rausch

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Ulrike Rausch is an author and award-winning type designer based in Berlin. She’s also the designer of one of my all-time favorite handwriting typefaces, the beautiful and authentic, LiebeHeide.

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Illustrator Her Afternoon on creating dreamlike art that transcends boundaries

Creative Boom

Soft, delicate, and populated by small characters inhabiting spacious worlds, the art of Hong Kong-based illustrator Her Afternoon is loaded with quiet poignancy. It's all part of their attempt to bring hope and calm into our chaotic world.

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16 Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

New fresh free fonts are looking elegant, classy, easy to read, stylish, easy to remember, and easy to use. These free fonts are the best choice for logo design, quotes, album covers, posters, business cards, and many other design projects.

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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.

#LetsDoLondonBetter artist Lauren Marina on freelancing during a pandemic and supporting local creatives

Creative Boom

Illustrator, pattern, and surface designer Lauren Marina is one of the legion of creatives who had their lives turned upside down by the pandemic. Having used art to soothe her anxiety during that time, she's now helping to draw attention to local creatives with the #LetsDoLondonBetter campaign.

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The nature of desire and the idea of 'post-digital identities' are among the themes in this year's Jarman Awards work

Creative Boom

Georgina Starr, Quarantaine, 2020. Courtesy: The Artist, Film and Video Umbrella, Glasgow International, The Hunterian, Leeds Art Gallery & Art Fund. Photo credit Amy Gwatkin.

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Micaela Alcaino Plays with Optical Illusions for Raybearer and Redemptor

Spine Magazine

Micaela Alcaino is a graphic designer, currently living in London, UK, who spent the last decade working for both Penguin Random House UK and HarperCollins UK, before deciding to go freelance in 2018. Here she takes us through her process for designing Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer and Redemptor.

Broken windows

UX Collective

Reflecting on BY ORDER : a study of the British ‘sink estate’ and what’s changing (or changed) in social housing.

Learn How to Determine Website Project Requirements Like a Pro

SpeckyBoy

Perhaps it sounds ironic, but one of the hardest parts of a web designer’s job occurs before the project actually begins. Figuring out website project requirements can stump even experienced designers. Why is that? Quite often, it comes down to communication.

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.

TOP 60 Best School and Training WordPress Themes 2021

Template Monster

The Role of Education Website for Learning Process. Useful Plugins Compatible with the Best Education WordPress Themes. TOP School and Training WordPress Themes. Beautiful School Websites Examples That Inspire. Times change. People change. Demands change.

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Oliver Vitry’s Rainbow Lighting Is a Reflection on Philosophy + Perspective

Design Milk

Inspired by the stained glass windows in a church he began visiting after the start of the pandemic, designer Oliver Vitry, architect and associate director at CLAISSE ARCHITECTURES , created his Rainbow Lighting project as a physical representation of his perspective on life at that time.

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8 Colourful Seats Going Bold With Monochromatic Tones

Azure Magazine

There’s something effortless and timeless yet wholly contemporary about solid colours. Whether an outdoor stool, a sculptural bench or a cord chair with a matching frame, monochromatic designs have dominated the recent releases of manufacturers near and far. And, for good reason.

The MINTA Modular Structure System Gives Weaving an Update

Design Milk

Berlin-based textile and product designer Orsi Orban has taken the age old art of weaving and given it a technological upgrade. MINTA is modular structure system based on weaving, but translated into a modular multi-layered surface.

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.

Transform your 2D characters and VFX into stunning animated videos

Creative Bloq

Cartoon Animator 4 makes it easy to combine your 2D animations and effects with shot footage, for amazing results

How is UI design helping consumers choose sustainable products?

UX Collective

When I started looking at how design is influencing behaviour change around sustainability, one thing struck me: It has to get easier to buy better.

The Art of Letters celebrates the “relative absurdity” of the alphabet

Creative Review

Running to a hefty 800 pages, and filled with double-page spreads of giant letterforms, The Art of Letters aims to question and explore the relationship between art, function and form when it comes to type design.

The vanishing designer, UX automation tools, designing for disassembly

UX Collective

Weekly curated resources for designers?—?thinkers thinkers and makers. When we graduated as graphic designers, my classmates and I were quite confused about our role in the professional world, despite having studied design for 5 years.

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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

Ill Studio, Anthony Burrill and David Shrigley are selling prints for Teenage Cancer Trust

Its Nice That

Curated by graphic designer Tom Hingson, One Of A Kind is an exhibition and auction being held at Maddox Gallery to raise money for young people going through treatment.

Manjit Thapp brings her illustrated world to life for Now Gallery

Creative Review

Housed in London’s recently redeveloped Greenwich Peninsula, Now Gallery’s Young Artist programme works with upcoming artists to provide them with a new platform to showcase their work and create a unique vision for the gallery space.

Sophy Hollington channels the occult through Tarot card-inspired sunglasses for Chimi

Its Nice That

British artist Sophy Hollington, known for her lino-cut prints referencing folklore and alchemy, has collaborated with the sunglasses brand for its new summer line.

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Casalgrande Padana’s Versatile Brickworks Tiles Elevate Any Space

Azure Magazine

Is there anything as timeless as a brick wall? For Italy’s Casalgrande Padana , the quintessential building block is a point of inspiration for a bold yet unfailingly sophisticated line of porcelain tiles.

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.

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How and Why to do a Life Audit

Swiss Miss

I know what I am doing this week: Architecting a life in 100 post-its and 1 Afternoon. Life audit is an exercise in self-reflection that helps you clear the cobwebs of noisy, external goals and current distractions, and revisit or uncover the real themes & core values that drive and inspire you.

Many of the Design Community’s Gathering Places Shuttered During the Pandemic. What Did We Lose?

Eye on Design

In April 2020, A/D/O—the design incubator-meets-community center-meets-café-meets-design shop—announced its impending closure ostensibly due to the pandemic.

Derek Abella utilises illustration to tap into the universal language of nostalgia

Its Nice That

The illustrator discusses how he’s developed an approach that places importance on metaphorical details.

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.

Upcoming design books to look out for

DesignWeek

Woman Made, by Jane Hall. It’s no secret that globally women working in design have been marginalised. Phaidon’s upcoming book brings the work of Great Women Designers from around the world to the fore and covers many disciplines.

Silky Flowers Spring from CJ Hendry’s Enormous Hyperrealistic Drawings in Colored Pencil

Colossal

“Red Poppy,” 45 x 45 inches. All images © CJ Hendry, shared with permission.

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Gatsby Serverless Functions And The International Space Station

Smashing Magazine Graphics

Gatsby Serverless Functions And The International Space Station. Gatsby Serverless Functions And The International Space Station. Paul Scanlon. 2021-07-26T10:30:00+00:00. 2021-07-26T14:03:58+00:00.

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