December, 2021

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends for 2022

We And The Color

Stay up to date with the latest graphic design trends for 2022! For those who want to know what’s currently hot in the world of graphic design, this article provides you with the top five graphic design trends for 2022. The past two years have not been easy for most of us.

How to Create a Retro Logo Design with Texturing Effects

Spoon Graphics

I recently came across the website Junk Type , which is a compilation of nostalgic labels and packaging designs from various antique household products.

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Instagram Design Tips for Creating Stunning Visuals Worth Thousands of Views

Designer Daily

You’ve probably heard of the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” ” Nowhere is that more true than on Instagram!

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'I'm a bit obsessed with fruit and flowers': Alex Valentina on his metallic and bubbly 3D designs

Creative Boom

© Alex Valentina. From cherries to butterflies, twigs to branches, the Milan-based designer creates work heavily inspired by the natural world. It takes time to master an aesthetic, let alone do it well and to be able to give it a purpose.

The Year in Type

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. What a year! There is much to bemoan in 2020 2021, but the never-ending year was still an inspiring one in type. This issue of the Month in Type takes a look at some of the highlights of The Year in Type. Enjoy!

GDUSA’s Holiday Gift Guide For Creatives

Graphic Design USA

We've pulled together some inspirational suggestions for Holiday gifts for your favorite creative.

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How To Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

Ever since the addition of the Object > Pattern > Make workflow to Adobe Illustrator in CS6, creating seamlessly repeating patterns has never been easier!

5 mistakes to avoid when designing corporate t-shirts

Designer Daily

At some point, every company thinks of creating corporate t-shirts for some reason. The reason may vary, such as spreading the brand with employees, being visible at events, giving it out as freebies or selling the t-shirts, it can be for all types of purposes.

The Foundry Types launches new Wim Crouwel typography 'collaboration'

Creative Boom

London-based type design studio The Foundry Types has created the new Fernhout font, which is effectively a posthumous collaboration with revered Dutch graphic designer, type designer, and typographer Wim Crouwel.

Fonts in Focus: Palast

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Hannes von Döhren, award-winning designer of the expansive Brandon superfamily, has teamed up with Bernd Volmer to produce yet another typographic hit with the release of the splendid Palast superfamily.

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70s Graphic Design Trends With Today’s Tastes

Creative Market

The 1970s was a time for revolutionary typography that influenced graphic design in such an irreversible way. Modern projects that emulate a retro touch are now synonymous to this decade. But what exactly makes a design retro and very specifically the ’70s?

From Mad magazine to B-Movies: An Oral History of Beastie Boys’ Artwork

Eye on Design

In the latest of our Under the Covers series looking at records and their design, we celebrated the weird, wild world of Liars’ designs. Here, we track down some of those behind Beastie Boys’ record sleeves, spanning two decades.

28 Hand-Drawn Burst Elements for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a brilliant set of vector graphics to download this week, courtesy of Simon from The Shop. These hand-drawn burst illustrations have been carefully traced with a Pentel Sign Pen and digitised into vector graphics.

A Guide To Social Media Banner Sizes In 2021

Designer Daily

When setting up social media accounts, one of the first things you will need to design will be the banners that serve as your identity on the platforms.

What’s catching the eye of Gen Z? Here we look at the visual trends their habits are shaping

Creative Boom

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels. As creatives, we need to understand our audience. But as we grow older, it can be trickier to get inside the heads of younger generations.

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Making your font wishes come true

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Only 10 days until Christmas! And what a year! To celebrate this year, we have something special for you, including some 100% discounts for a lucky few. In the ILT store you can add your favorite fonts to a wishlist.

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25 Japanese Graphic Design Examples for Your Brand

Creative Market

Japanese art and design are widely used and celebrated all around the world. From anime and origami to lolita fashion and minimalist interior designs, even in a small way, Japanese culture has become a part of our everyday lives.

Illustrator Spotlight: Andrew McGranahan

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Swiss-Style Poster Template for Adobe Illustrator

We And The Color

This Swiss-style poster template for Adobe Illustrator is characterized by creative typography in two styles. Adobe Stock contributor @Blackcatstudio has created this Adobe Illustrator poster template. It is inspired by good old Swiss graphic design.

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How to Make and Sell Your Own Merch

Designer Daily

Clothing is considered one of the prominent categories in-demand as far as online shopping is concerned. The global fashion market has witnessed a meteoric rise from $25.09 billion in 2020 to $30.58 billion in 2021 at a CAGR of 21.9%.

Paper mushrooms, flowers and vegetables by Ann Wood that you can't tell aren't real

Creative Boom

As someone who combines mixed media portraits with "theatrical tableaus of mysterious beauty and solace", Ann Wood is an artist whose work is ever-increasingly intricate and impressive, crafting the most detailed paper flowers, food, insects and plants.

Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Erotique

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In the latest edition of Font of the Month, Steven Heller waxes lyrical about a new font family from Zetafonts. Erotique stimulates the senses, craves for attention, and — well, read on to find out!

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20 Collage Graphic Design Ideas and Creative Tips

Creative Market

Collage making is one of the simplest yet most creative forms of contemporary design. It may be defined as merely putting a bunch of images together to create one artwork, but it actually requires more skill and discipline than that.

“Paradise” by Photographer Daniel Dorsa

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Photo brooklyn Daniel Dorsa new york paradise photographer photography

100+ Best Christmas Fonts for a Stunning Holiday Design 2022

Template Monster

Christmas fonts. The most magical time of the year is almost there, and if you want to be ready for it, then you should consider our collection of the best Christmas fonts! It is time for new solutions and new fonts.

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Travis Lee Constantine Illustrations

We And The Color

Illustrations based on bold colors and clean lines. Travis Lee Constantine is an inventive illustrator from London. Inspired by emotion, music, film, and life experiences, his creative work is based on bold colors, clean lines, and simple shapes. Below you can see a small selection of illustrations.

Meet the shortlisted photographers and winners of Portrait of Britain 2021

Creative Boom

TAEKWONDO – HANNAH by Lisa Doyle. The UK's biggest annual photography exhibition, Portrait of Britain , has returned.

7 Tips To Improve Your Office Branding (with Ideas and Examples!)

Canny

Looking at office branding has become a part of my regular routine at Canny. With Canny moving from office to office, and recently moving into our newest space, and clients requiring help with their office branding and signage, I’m becoming a bit of an office branding, and signage planning expert.

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18 Email Template Design Ideas To Inspire Your Email Campaign

Creative Market

Creating an email marketing campaign from scratch is a luxury not all of us can afford. Luckily, using email templates can save you a lot of time and effort.

Fav Photos Found in 2021: 64 Photos by 64 Photographers

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The Best Design Books of 2021

Eye on Design

As a teenager growing up in the suburbs who was interested in graphic design, the design section of my local Barnes and Noble was my only connection to the profession (like many smaller suburbs around the country, there were no graphic design studios in the area).

Zinebi Film Festival Campaign Design by Arce Studio

We And The Color

The Non-Places Flags. “A “non-place” is a term coined by the anthropologist Marc Augé to describe those places of transience that are not important enough to be considered as ‘places’ such as a hotel room, an airport, or a supermarket.

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'It's okay to go through different kinds of feelings': Lucie Corbasson-Guévenoux on her energetic, bold and emotive illustrations

Creative Boom

Breaky © Lucie Corbasson-Guévenoux. It's no secret that, when done well, illustration has the power to affect how we think and feel. For Lucie, a French illustrator and graphic designer, she uses her medium to tell personal stories of pain, joy and sadness.

50 Best Logos Of 2021

Graphic Design Junction

2021 is almost over and we hope 2022 is a better and great year for graphic designers, entrepreneurs and artists.

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