November, 2023

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The biggest trends in graphic design for 2024, as predicted by the creative industry

Creative Boom

Ragged Edge's work for Marshmellow The world of graphic design is constantly evolving, with new trends emerging all the time. And the current global turmoil is only accelerating this effect. Here, we explore eight of the most hotly anticipated trends for 2024 based on the insights of industry experts. The world's in a rocky place right now. But the good news is that whatever happens to the economy in 2024, graphic design will be in demand… perhaps more than ever.

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50 fonts that will be popular with designers in 2024

Creative Boom

Brinca typeface by In-House International Which typefaces are going to be hot in the year to come? We bring together 50 fabulous fonts that everyone needs to know about – in one easy place. We've all got our favourite fonts, but it's good to mix things up now and again and stop your design work from becoming stale. And the start of a new year is the perfect time to do so.

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Adobe Express vs. Canva: A Comprehensive Battle of Design Tools

We And The Color

Navigating the vast landscape of design tools can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to choosing between two industry titans: Adobe Express and Canva. Both platforms have garnered immense popularity for their user-friendly interface, extensive template library, and ability to produce visually appealing designs. However, beneath the surface lies a nuanced interplay of strengths and weaknesses that sets each tool apart.

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How to rekindle your spark after working in design for a long time

Creative Boom

Identity for GlouGlou by &Something The founder of Shrewsbury design studio &Something , Tony Clarkson, opens up about his recent struggles with motivation and offers his advice to others in the same situation. When you enter the creative industry, it can be really tough to find your place, fit in, and earn a consistent living. Eventually, though, you find your stride and enter a dream period, where you're working on projects that matter to you, improving your work day-on-day, and drivin

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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GUT by &Walsh

BP&O

Guts aren’t exactly glamorous. And the connotations of the word ‘gut’ are multifarious: there’s the gory (‘blood and guts’); the Germanic ‘good’; the straightforwardly corporeal; or for those with an interest in newer psychological findings, it’s a wondrous ‘second brain’. Ad agency folk, however, have long taken the word ‘guts’ far outside of the bodily.

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Format Architecture Infuses Café Mars With Bright, Bold Visual Flavor

Design Milk

Bucking the idiom “too many cooks in the kitchen,” Café Mars represents the richness achieved when architecture marinates in collaborative effort across distinct disciplines. The founders and co-chefs, Jorge Olarte and Paul D’Avino, enlisted New York-based Format Architecture to help them deliver an experience in service to their culinary narrative, Italian-American heritage, and the Gowanus neighborhood – with a dash of Format’s signature geometry.

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30 Creative Badges and Emblem Logo Designs For Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Exquisite illustrations of badges, emblem logo designs showcase exceptional concepts and ideas for inspiration. These badges and emblems, crafted by seasoned professionals, exemplify creativity in design. Within this gallery, I have curated a collection of captivating badges and emblem logo designs that are bound to ignite inspiration. The essence of corporate identity or branding lies in the art of creating a logo design, and enhancing brand value is most effectively achieved by a skilled graph

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The 20 Best Art Blogs in 2024

We And The Color

Discover the best art blogs to fuel your creativity in 2024. The world of art is full of blogs that offer valuable information about art galleries, exhibitions, and movements. However, it can be overwhelming to find the best ones in 2024. To help art enthusiasts, we have created a list of the top 20 art blogs that you must check out this year. 1. WE AND THE COLOR WE AND THE COLOR is the top blog on the list for online magazines.

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Hannah Gillingham uses stories to bring her stunning illustrations to life

Creative Boom

Berkshire-based artist and illustrator Hannah Gillingham pairs her creative skills with a love of stories to make her amazing work. We caught up with her to learn how she uses narratives to represent characters. Everything seems to be moving so fast for Hannah Gillingham. It feels like only yesterday that she was listening to a talk by illustration agency Jelly at the D&AD New Blood Awards 2019, and now she's joined their roster and landed work for big clients, including Spotify.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Philharmonie Luxembourg by NB Studio

BP&O

It is fair to say that rebrands of music organisations, of which there have been a number in the past few years, have benefitted from the recent explosion of graphic design into the world of sound and motion. Music has always inspired other forms of art, but these new digital tools are uniquely suited for producing design solutions for these The post Philharmonie Luxembourg by NB Studio appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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The Rise of Augmented Reality in Web Design

Noupe

In recent years, augmented reality has emerged as a transformative force, reshaping the way we interact with the digital field. Defined as the integration of virtual elements into our physical environment, it enriches our sensory experiences by overlaying digital information onto the real world. So, it’s no wonder the technology has successfully made its way to web design.

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Hytta Cabin: A Modern Cabin Retreat for Uninterrupted Relaxation + Creativity

Design Milk

Dominik Ilichman and Adam Hofman recognized the need for a sanctuary that could free people from the daily barrage of notifications, the hum of digital noise, and the incessant urge to check our phones. In response, they crafted a modern cabin where the noise of the outside world disappears, and a sense of tranquility takes over in the Czech Republic’s Lípa nad Dřevnicí.

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Helpful Hacks: Adobe Illustrator's Mockup Tool Realistically Stages Your Designs on a 3D Model

The Dieline

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial for Web Design

We And The Color

Mastering Web Design with Adobe Photoshop: A Comprehensive Video Tutorial Series by Arturo Servín. In the realm of web design, Adobe Photoshop stands as a juggernaut, offering a myriad of possibilities to craft stunning, responsive websites. Embarking on a journey through the six-course Domestika Basics series, led by the adept web design authority and Adobe Certified Instructor, Arturo Servín unveils the intricate art of leveraging Photoshop for web design in an accessible, step-by-step manner.

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Reddit gets a new identity featuring a refined 3D Snoo that celebrates conversation

Creative Boom

It's the social community where you often find the funniest cat videos or epic fails. This week, Reddit saw the launch of its new visual identity courtesy of Pentagram. Still featuring its "loveable, genderless" mascot, Snoo, it shows how the platform has grown up since 2005. Reddit is an American social news aggregation, content rating, and discussion website (just in case you need the Wikipedia description).

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Download 20 Fresh Free Fonts for Graphic Design Projects

Graphic Design Junction

In the world of graphic design, fonts are like superheroes, they help tell stories, create brand identities, and make things look awesome. Having lots of different fonts to choose from lets designers get creative and turn their ideas into cool designs. In this article, we’re going to check out some new and free fonts. We’ll talk about why fonts are so important in graphic design and share a list of fonts that can make your projects look even cooler.

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"If you've got a logo that people recognise, never change it," Pentagram's Paula Scher shares how she designed some of the world's most famous logos

Creative Bloq

We chat to the legendary designer about painting Porsches, the Public Theater and the value of making mistakes.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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An 1800s Victorian Gets a New Addition With a Tiara-Like Facade

Design Milk

In the heart of Melbourne’s inner north, an 1800s Victorian house has undergone a transformation by FMD Architects. The architects, who took inspiration from the historic Edinburgh Gardens the home overlooks, embraced sentimentality and sustainability when it came time to design the new addition. The double-story, north-facing Tiara House goes beyond mere functionality, embracing amenity and livability as its core ethos.

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As It Is: Ontario Place on the Brink of Erasure

Azure Magazine

As I write this, the transformation of Ontario Place seems imminent : from public all-age playground to $40-a-day privatized resort; from architectural gem to corporate ensemble of glass and steel. For those of us who consider this 155-acre Toronto waterfront park to be inseparable from its original public purpose and programming, the entire complex is on death row.

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A Serene Woodland Retreat near Prague by Archicraft

We And The Color

Nestled within the tranquil embrace of a serene woodland retreat near Prague, a remarkable architectural creation by Archicraft in spring 2020 captured the hearts of a refined couple seeking an escape from the daily grind of city life. Their vision was simple yet profound: a modest house that would envelop them in the peaceful embrace of nature, where rustling leaves would replace the hum of trams, and the immediacy of nature would be their constant companion.

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The Creative Boom 2023 Christmas gift guide for creatives

Creative Boom

Hanging Decorations by Wrap and various artists Don't feed the Amazon beast! We've got a selection of quirky and beautiful gift ideas that will raise your present-buying above the generic and propel your imagination. Christmas is all about rituals and traditions. and if you work in the creative industry, they start right here! Because every year, all of us at Creative Boom put our collective heads together and help you find the perfect gifts for fellow creatives.

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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. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.

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The Future Unboxed: Dieline’s 2024 Trend Report

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Comically Candid Snapshots Culminate in the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Colossal

Photo © Jacek Stankiewicz. All images courtesy of Comedy Wildlife 2023, shared with permission A young greenfinch gets scolded, human legs propel a batfish forward, and a kangaroo shreds on an air guitar in this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Created in 2015, the annual contest ( previously ) is an effort to empathize with the wildlife around us while calling to attention the threats they face.

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A Montauk Bungalow With a Palette That Mirrors the Beachfront

Design Milk

Captain Balfour is the newest addition to the McKinley Bungalows collection, located in Montauk, New York, designed by Studio Robert McKinley. Spanning 3,800 square feet, the property melds the practice’s signature style, which has influenced East End interiors with a luxurious yet livable approach. The bungalow’s design is deeply rooted in its environment.

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Blender 4.0 review: still free to all, and still incredible

Creative Bloq

Our pro 3D artist reviews Blender 4.0, testing its improved rendering capabilities and more; as ever it's free to all.

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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. If my business can’t pay its bills, can my creditors come after my personal assets? Do I have to pay the rent on my co-working space or office? Can my clients cancel signed contracts? Can I cancel contracts for things I no longer need because my business has slowed down?