November, 2019

10 Creative Pitfalls: How to Get Out of Art Block

Tuts Plus

So, your creative juices have stopped flowing. Try as you might, you just can't seem to come up with a concept that inspires you. How do you get rid of art block, and how did it get here in the first place?

How to Improve Visual Feedback of Digital Products [Guest Post]

Design Roast

In this article, we will talk about making digital products more user-friendly.

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Can You Become a Designer Without a Design Degree in 2020?

Graphic Mama

Is it necessary to invest in getting a degree in order to have a successful career in graphic design? This is probably a question wandering in the mind of every enthusiast headed to a career in graphic design.

6 Biggest Branding Mistakes Businesses Make on Their Websites

Just Creative

This is a guest article contributed by Tom Buckland. Branding is key for any business. Any successful company will tell you that strong branding is an essential element of attracting and maintaining the right audience.

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Benjamin Wild on leaving school at 15, finding instant success and why kindness always wins

Creative Boom

He left school at 15 to follow his dream to become a full-time artist and in just four years, Benjamin Wild has worked for Manchester City FC, Ford, New Balance and TED. Now, with five years' experience under his belt, Ben has also created several graphic novels and children’s books.

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Striking Examples of the Glitch Effect in Web Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Distortion effects are incredibly popular among web artists these days. Throughout the year, we saw their dominance. However, one particular effect separates itself from the others and stands on its own. And it is the glitch effect.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Zooba by &Walsh

Under Consideration / Brand

“From Egypt with Love”. Established in 2012, Zooba is a small chain of fast-casual restaurants in Cairo, Egypt, where it has six locations that offer a modern twist on traditional Egyptian street food.

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How to Design Graphics for Social Media Like a Guru: Tutorials & Tips

Graphic Mama

Want to become a master of social media design? Well, we’ve prepared a collection of tutorials and tips that will help you get there quickly!

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Video: How To Create a Floral Typography Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create the popular floral typography effect, where type is combined with images of flowers to create pretty artwork.

Uncommon and Noma Bar create Kama Sutra-inspired illustrations to soothe mortgage stress

Creative Boom

Acclaimed graphic designer Noma Bar has turned mortgage jargon into a series of 'trompe l'oeil' amorous scenes, as part of a playful campaign by Uncommon for mortgage broker and lender, Habito.

10 Best Smartphone Lenses for Incredible Photography

Just Creative

These days, it’s more common to see people taking pictures or shooting video using their phones instead of having a full-size camera. The problem is that the cameras on your average smartphone aren’t made to handle all of the different types of photos you might want to take.

A Touch of Neon in Web Design: Using Color to Draw a User’s Attention

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Color is one of the most powerful tools in website design, especially when it comes to manipulating reading flow. As a rule, the standard reading path starts from the top left corner, with the exception of some Asian and Arab cultures. People move their eyes from left to right and gradually go down.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Tree done In-house with Sid Lee

Under Consideration / Brand

“Bark Up the Right Tree”. Established in 2012, Tentree is an outdoor apparel brand whose main mission is not to sell merch but to plant 1 billion trees by 2030, which they achieve by planting ten trees for each and every product sold (hence the name).

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Web Design Trends 2020: High Tech & Visually Mind-Blowing

Graphic Mama

Wondering what web design trends 2020 will be like? In this article, we throw some light on the subject. Web design trends 2020 are an absolute mixture of the visual side of graphic design and the high-tech side of evolving technology.

Video Tutorial: How To Create a Vintage Toy Packaging Design

Spoon Graphics

I stumbled across some packaging designs for old cap gun toys recently, which gave me the inspiration to reproduce the style myself. Follow along with today’s tutorial to create a vintage toy packaging design using both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

The 2019 Christmas gift guide for artists, designers, makers and anyone who loves creativity

Creative Boom

Have a super creative person in your life and need some gift ideas for Christmas? Or need to throw some hints at family and friends? At Creative Boom, we've done all the hard work for you, picking out a selection of presents ideal for those who love and appreciate art and design.

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What Million-Dollar Business Can You Start for Under $500?

Just Creative

This is a guest article contributed by Bilal Uddin. If someone gives you $500, what would you do? . Buy a new phone. A domestic flight. Start a business. Start a business, seriously. Well, it may sound absurd, and it should be. According to research, it takes around $3000 to start a small business.

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Majestic Trees in Serene Finnish Landscapes Photographed by Mikko Lagerstedt

Colossal

All photographs © Mikko Lagerstedt and shared with permission of the artist. Photographer Mikko Lagerstedt ( previously ) has once again captured the quiet beauty of his native Finland with a recent series centered around trees.

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Reviewed: New Logo, Identity, and On-Air Look for IFC by Gretel

Under Consideration / Brand

“Still Remarkably On and Off”.

Retro Design in Modern Times: An Ultra Inspiring Collection

Graphic Mama

Are you a fan of retro design? In this article, we’ve gathered amazing modern designs created in a retro style that pleases the senses. Retro design not only coveys the feeling of home but it also creates a specific connection with the viewer.

Showcase of Wild West Themed Designs & Illustrations

Spoon Graphics

The Wild West is a popular genre for movies, TV shows, games, and even comics, which means it is also a theme that commonly inspires artists to base their creations on, providing us with plenty of artwork we can admire to fuel our inspiration.

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The Secret Lives of Animals might look like a children's book but the story is for adults

Creative Boom

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. The pictures in this new children's book may have pleasing pastels, with cute animals, nursery rhymes, and playful sounds, but PETA invites you to take a closer look.

How to Make Your Office Space an Integral Part of the Brand

Just Creative

This article was contributed by Ashley Wilson. Does your office space relay the same message as your branding? It should! The most successful brands bring their branding message, values and goals to life right in their offices, and here’s why you should do it too.

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Moody And Cinematic Street Photography By Panagiotis Koutroumpis

Design You Trust

Fantastic street shots by Panagiotis Koutroumpis, a gifted self-taught photographer, and street explorer based in Athens, Greece. Panagiotis focuses mainly on urban, streets, travel, and portrait photography. More: Instagram h/t: Source. Photography cinematic moody street travel

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Warner Bros. by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“Nice Shield Bruh”. Established in 1923, Warner Bros.

30+ Creative Photography Logo Design Ideas to Inspire You

Graphic Mama

A collection of photography logos with breath-taking designs that will inspire you to the bone! Logo design is one of the most creative fields of graphic design. Not only it requires exceptional design skills but also the ability to convey certain concepts, ideas, company values.

Phone Buddies Lurk and Ooze Out of Screens in Embellished Photos by Andrew Rae and Ruskin Kyle

Colossal

Dripping blobs of oily black, cosmic haze, and octopus tentacles emerge from the screens of smartphone users on the streets of London. Illustrator Andrew Rae teamed up with street photographer Ruskin Kyle to add some visual flair to people immersed in their electronic devices.

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Being You: How to build your personal brand and confidence

Creative Boom

Whether you like it or not, you are a brand, so why not do your best to present the "authentic" you in your personal and professional life? It's a question posed by creative coach Maggie Eyre , who has written a book that encourages us to be ourselves.

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Best 17-inch Laptops for Designers & Creatives

Just Creative

Laptops come in many different screen sizes and choosing the right one can help you get your work done without struggling to see everything on the screen.

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25 Free Keynote Templates for Creatives

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Whether you want to impress potential clients and investors or simply need to design a presentation for your client, there is no doubt that a template can save you hours of time.

Reviewed: Follow-up: New Identity for BioWare by Tolleson and In-house

Under Consideration / Brand

Established in 1995 in Edmonton, AB, Canada, BioWare is a video game company specializing in role-playing games and its variation, massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

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The Spectacular Winning Photographs Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

Design You Trust

Overall Winner – Sarah Skinner 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced Winners. Sarah Skinner got Photographer of the year award for her wonderful photo “Cub and Adult Lion Playing”.

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‘Sea-Thru’ Allows Scientists to Accurately Recalibrate the True Colors of Sea Life

Colossal

Two researchers at the University of Haifa have developed Sea-Thru, an algorithmic method for color-correcting underwater images. The tool allows scientists—and laypeople—to understand and contextualize the “true” colors of aquatic phenomena like fish, coral, and anemones.

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Marylou Faure's strong and cheeky female characters, bursting with colour and life

Creative Boom

Bold, playful and graphic – this is how illustrator Marylou Faure describes her work. Specialising in character design and handwritten typography, she's renowned for her curvy female portraits. "I I like to focus on the intimate and private worlds of women everywhere," she tells Creative Boom.

The Best Lenovo Laptops for Graphic Designers

Just Creative

While many people might be familiar with the Lenovo brand from the laptops that they might use in their office, those who think that Lenovo is nothing more than a standard laptop manufacturer should take another look at the company.

Top 50 Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

With UI design continually changing and moving forward, it can be an arduous task keeping up with the latest changes in icon design.

LogoArchive ExtraIssue – Letters As Symbols

BP&O

LogoArchive in print was conceived, designed and sent to print in a day. It was inspired by a panel discussion at Somerset House as part of the exhibition Print!

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