April, 2020

10 Beautifully Designed, Minimal & Name-Centric Business Cards

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sometimes all you need is a name. It is a powerful thing. It always has a meaning and, even more, it has a subtext and undertone. A name can speak for itself. It can elicit trust in potential clients and quickly establish the proper atmosphere.

How To Build An Online Presence With Sustainability At Its Core

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Rodney Laws. In 2020, sustainability permeates everything we do. It’s in the news every day, climate change marches occur around the world, and environmentalism is being taught in schools everywhere. In short, sustainability matters.

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Classic book and album covers brought to life in gorgeous, hypnotic animations

Creative Boom

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see what some of our favourite vintage book and album covers look like in motion? Well, wonder no more, as Henning M. Lederer has animated some absolute classic graphics for your viewing pleasure.

Shining Examples of Medical and Healthcare Branding

Canny

Shining examples of medical and healthcare branding are admittedly hard to find. Because everyone seems to take the most obvious route possible. And it’s hard to blame them! In these uncertain times, people are looking for: Safety. Trust. Professionalism.

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30 Gorgeous Examples of Korean Graphic Design

Inspiration Feed

There’s something absolutely fascinating about the Korean culture. It has taken over the entire world, with Korean pop stars, Korean makeup, Korean fashion, and everything else Korean dominating the scene everywhere you look.

Video Tutorial: How to Turn Anything into Gold in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to turn anything into gold using this simple combination of Photoshop filters and tools.

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Top 30 Logo & Branding Design Kits for Designers

Just Creative

Sometimes, having the right tools can help make the process of designing a logo or even a brand much easier and with this list of the top Logo & Branding Kits for designers, you can have the tools you need to produce high-quality work every time.

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Lessons of Lockdown: What creative freelancers will be doing differently when things return to normal

Creative Boom

Over the last two weeks, our entire world as we know it has been turned upside down in a bid to protect the NHS and save lives. Although we're happy to do our bit, it's especially tricky for freelancers and small businesses in the creative industries, as often the first thing to be cut is marketing.

Illustrator Spotlight: Sam Alden

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Blood Cancer UK by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“B Still my Beating ♥”.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create an Embroidered Patch Design in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a colourful embroidered patch, based on the kinds of designs associated with National Parks.

Medieval Road-trips & the Invention of Print

I Love Typography

We don’t know for sure what prompted Hans Gensfleisch to leave his hometown of Mainz in western Germany for Strasbourg in the south but leave he did, probably in the early 1430s.

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20 Best Free & Professional Photoshop Brushes

Just Creative

If you could look at the tools that a graphic designer uses daily like opening a toolbox, one of the biggest tools you’re likely to see is Adobe Photoshop.

Amelia Flower's humorous 'stay at home' postcards inspired by life under lockdown

Creative Boom

Living in a tiny flat in London during lockdown comes with its challenges; for illustrator Amelia Flower she has managed to stay happy and creative by making holiday-style postcards that illustrate the humorous, relatable moments that come from forced isolation.

Illustrator Spotlight: Austin Rossborough

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31 Remarkable Lettering and Typography Designs for Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

I’m a big lover of good typo and lettering designs. This is the collection of best lettering and typography quotes design by professional Instagram artists and designers. Typography is always inspiration for those who know the importance of words.

All The Vintage Logo Template Designs You Could Ever Wish For!

Spoon Graphics

Creating vintage style designs for company brands, T-shirts, packaging designs, book covers, window signs, and countless other graphic design project scenarios has never been easier with this huge bundle of 200 editable logo templates from Heritage Type Co.

Netflix Design Shows: What to Binge-Watch Now?

Creative Market

We couldn’t help but be curious about what designers are binge-watching these days, as they try to make the most of their time indoors and escape (at least temporarily) the reality of our pandemic lockdown.

Top 20 Illustrator Brushes (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Adobe Illustrator is used by millions of professional and hobbyist graphic designers all over the world.

Surreal illustrations by Mariano Pascual inspired by the 'crazy reality' of life in lockdown

Creative Boom

The panic buying of toilet roll. Not being able to leave our homes. The reliance on alcohol, maybe just a little too much. These are just some of the things we've come to accept as the "new normal" following weeks of lockdown, and they've been illustrated for a new series by Mariano Pascual.

“I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart” by Photographer Sandy Carson

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20 web design principles to follow

Canva

Web design is a highly individual process. In order to create truly unique and impactful compositions, designers must let go of their preconceived ideas of what a website should look like.

Spoon Graphics Turns 13 Years Old — Traffic Down, Subscribers Up!

Spoon Graphics

It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2020 marking 13 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007.

LogoArchive Issue 6

BP&O

LogoArchive 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!

Top 10 Best Courses on Domestika (in English)

Just Creative

For those professionals looking to share not only their projects but to connect with other creatives, learn from them, and even find employment in the creative field, a new option entering the English market is Domestika.

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Maltese-inspired, minimalist art prints of 'usually busy places' during lockdown

Creative Boom

To help us through these challenging times, illustrator and designer Scott Schembri has created a series of Maltese-inspired art posters depicting usually busy places as deserted during the lockdown.

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“Parallels” by Illustrator Eric Ross Bernstein

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A selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator and designer Eric Ross Bernstein. Selected illustrations from my graphic novel, Parallels.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for Keeping Forests by Matchstic

Under Consideration / Brand

“Grow, Forest, Grow!”. 2016) " Keeping Forests was created as a broad regional initiative with a focus on maintaining the long-term economic and ecological viability of southern forests.

Retro Camping Badges & Outdoor Patches for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great collection of camping and outdoors themed patch and badge designs to download this week, courtesy of Evgen Radchenko from JeksonGraphics.

LogoArchive Issue 6 (Preview)

BP&O

LogoArchive 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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30 Bulletproof Marketing Strategies for a Thriving Business

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Abhishek Talreja. Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting out, an essential way to grow your business is to be consistent with your marketing efforts.

A mishmash of nature, medieval myths and video games inspire illustrator Avalon Nuovo's work

Creative Boom

With influences of music, video games, history and nature combined as well as a love of expressive figure drawing and medieval mythology, American illustrator Avalon Nuovo has a distinctive style that has seen her work for brands as big as Snapchat and The New York Times.

Photographer Spotlight: Sarah Mei Herman

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Reviewed: New Identity for Esprit by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“Is Pretty”. Established in 1968, Esprit is a fashion brand that designs, manufactures, and retails clothing, footwear, accessories, jewelry, and even housewares.

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