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JKR overhauls RSPCA’s identity to align with its newly defined purpose

Creative Boom

With its new, more distinct logotype, richer colour palette, and suite of iconography, the RSPCA hopes to rally support for tackling the growing global challenges in animal welfare. As the RSPCA celebrates 200 years of working to help animals live fairer and better lives, it has launched a new purpose, positioning, and brand identity designed by Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR).

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Atol

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts Steven Heller takes a closer look at the Atol font family. The post Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Atol appeared first on I Love Typography.

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This Confectionary Office Is the Stuff of Willy Wonka’s Dreams

Design Milk

If the eccentric proprietor of the Wonka Chocolate Factory had a headquarters like this, he’d probably think twice about handing over the keys to little Charlie. Designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group (IFG) , the new Ritter Sport Schokozentrale (which translates to Chocolate Central) in Waldenbuch, Germany, is an exemplary model of what an inspiring, joyful, and innovative office in the sweets industry – or any industry, for that matter – should look like.

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De-Extinction by Koto

BP&O

Koto’s new work is undoubtedly gorgeous – after all, what’s not to love about a suite of very cute dinosaurs? Especially when they’re rendered in a charming faux naif sort of style, and the whole colour palette is based around Barney & Friends purpley pink and the effervescently Gen Z-baiting neon of ‘terminal green’. The project in question is Koto’s The post De-Extinction by Koto appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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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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How to reinvent yourself through art, just like Sharon Stone

Creative Boom

Sharon Stone with her paintings at the East Coast premiere of her art exhibition Courtesy of C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut. Stone has two new exhibitions in Berlin and San Francisco Countless people have switched careers mid-stream, as actress-turned-painter Sharon Stone recently did. We discuss how to follow in her footsteps and how buying a.ART domain name can help.

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The Art of Words: Inspiring Hand Lettering Typography

Graphic Design Junction

Embark on a journey of futuristic creativity and inspiration with our avant-garde handcrafted and digital hand lettering typography quotes, pulsating with positive energy. As visionary graphic designers and artists pioneer new realms of expression, they fuse watercolor, chalkboard, paper, and opulent gold textures to craft mesmerizing inspirational quotes and lettering typography designs imbued with the essence of goodtype philosophy.

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Booooooom x Capture Photography Festival: Gabriel Esteban Molina Interview

Booooooom

Edmonton-based artist Gabriel Esteban Molina was the artist selected from our Capture Public Art Open Call this year! Thanks again to everyone who submitted. Gabriel’s images will be installed at the King Edward Canada Line Train Station, here in Vancouver, as part of Capture 2024. The images on display are from Gabriel’s series “The Great Divide” which draws on the connection between photography and nostalgia.

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Unleashing the creativity of ADHD: how artists are redefining the narrative

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock In a world that often misunderstands and stigmatises ADHD, a growing community of artists is challenging the status quo. According to a recent report in Men's Health, there has been a staggering 400% increase in the number of adults seeking a diagnosis of ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) since 2020, shedding light on the struggles many creatives face.

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How to better use Photoshop's AI tools to enhance your art

Creative Bloq

Pro artist Martin Nebelong reveals how to get more from Adobe's new AI tools, including Generative Fill, Structure Reference and Firefly.

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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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Tips for a Successful Career in Graphic Design Studies

Design Beep

So, you’re thinking about diving into the world of graphic design? Great choice! Graphic design is like a playground for the creatively curious. It’s where your ideas get to leap off the page (or screen) and into the real world. But let’s be real: while it’s a field full of color and imagination, it also demands a good chunk of know-how and a dash of strategy to really make your mark.

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Thick Pickle by Studyhall

BP&O

Where to begin with Thick Pickle? This conceptual brand began in 2023 as a self-initiated ‘studio side project’ for California-based studio Studyhall. As it blew up though, Studyhall began to wonder if the brand had legs – literally, as demonstrated by the disconcertingly buff, aviator-shade-sporting animated pickle (gherkin or pickled cucumber for the Brits) mascot who strides across pop-up windows The post Thick Pickle by Studyhall appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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The creative's guide to making networking meaningful

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock If networking isn't working for you, it's time to change things up. We gathered advice from the creative community on how to do this. Are you short of work or just looking for new and more interesting opportunities? We all know part of the answer is to get out there more and network. But for many of us, the very idea fills us with horror.

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Colour Rules for UI Design: Paint Your Interface with Purpose

Inkbot Design

Colour Rules for UI Design: Paint Your Interface with Purpose Colours should not be taken lightly when it comes to interface design. They are more than just a pretty face in the realm of aesthetics. They serve an essential purpose that guides users through your application or website. Take, for instance, traffic lights; these stoplights help direct the flow of humanity as they navigate their way around streets and roads.

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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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Maryland’s Ginko House: Where History Meets Modernity

Design Milk

Stepping onto the grounds of this Bethesda, Maryland home, visitors are greeted by the majestic ginkgo trees that frame the entrance. This newly renovated 1920s center-hall colonial – dubbed the Ginko House – has undergone a major transformation, breathing new life into its historic bones while retaining some of its original charm. The 4,875-square-foot home had a large addition located at the rear, consisting of a kitchen, great room, and primary suite, that was flooded with natural light.

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Hannah Robinson takes inspiration from 1950s poster design and her dad’s toilet humour

Its Nice That

“If I can giggle at my own work, I know I’m doing something right,” says the illustrator.

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Jean Jullien solo exhibition LOLO expresses a love-hate relationship with the city and the countryside

Creative Boom

Les Planches The collection of paintings is divided into two parts: one dense room that reflects Jullien's relationship with the city and another that portrays his fascination with the outdoors. French artist and graphic designer Jean Jullien is back with a solo exhibition, LOLO, which asks questions about whether cities are the best places for people to live in one of the most famous cities in the world: New York.

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Researchers Uncover Hundreds of New Marine Species in the Underwater Mountain Ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean

Colossal

A Chaunacops (a genus of bony fish in the sea toad family Chaunacidae) is seen at a depth of 1388.65 meters on Seamount SF2 inside the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park. All images courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute, shared with permission Stretching thousands of miles off Chile’s coast to Rapa Nui , also known as Easter Island, the Salas y Gómez Ridge is a vast underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean.

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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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Rockhill Construction Is a Steward for Craft in Chelsea Condo

Design Milk

While star -chitects bask in the glory of their completed projects, contractors and construction companies responsible for realizing those designs are often overlooked. And at no fault of their own, so too is the general public unaware of the difference between things like interior architecture and interior design – the articulation of functional space through building and the making of interior atmospheres through aesthetics, respectively.

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A New Era for DIELINE

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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Everland applies 'candid and rugged aesthetic' to skincare brand Raw Perfection

Creative Boom

Raw Perfections' identity features a logotype that conveys the rigorous testing process its ingredients undergo, as well as intentionally imperfect illustrations that guide users through the skincare routine. "You deserve to be comfortable and proud in your own skin". That's the message that vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand Raw Perfection drives through its new identity, designed by Scandinavian consumer brand and design agency Everland.

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The Ultimate List of 25+ Social Media Hacks and Tricks

Inkbot Design

The Ultimate List of 25+ Social Media Hacks and Tricks Social media is proving itself daily that it's not just some mindless app we use to scroll through and look at cat videos. Although, who doesn’t love those? It’s quickly becoming a very powerful tool in our daily lives, whether we’re trying to build up our brand or looking for ways to market our business more effectively.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.

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Proto-typography: how type is dictated by the surface it’s written on

Its Nice That

Be it historical writing systems inscribed on leaves or entirely new mediums all together, we explore how, in typographic design, the medium has always shaped the message.

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Dark Sky Mantis Eclipses Other Adventure Trailers With Matte Black Treatment

Design Milk

Did you catch that once in a lifetime total solar eclipse? If not, you’ve got a second chance of sorts, in the form of TAXA Outdoors’ The Dark Sky Mantis overlanding trailer. The matte black finish is supposedly inspired by the celestial phenomenon, a claim that seems like a reach amongst the uninitiated until you realize TAXA specializes in NASA-style approach to designing recreational habitats on wheels.

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The LEGO Group's new design identity builds on one of the brand's core values

Creative Boom

The LEGO Group has unveiled a striking new identity today created in collaboration with brand consultancy Interbrand. Designed to make play more accessible, the updated look reflects what makes the LEGO brand so important. Ever since it was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, the LEGO Group has lived up to its name by encouraging generations of children and fans to play well.

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Suffocating Subjects Long for Air in Nick Brandt’s Unsettling Underwater Photos

Colossal

All images © Nick Brandt, shared with permission Although warming global temperatures are causing sea levels to rise around the globe, the Pacific islands are experiencing the change at a more rapid rate than anywhere else. Higher tides and extreme weather can wage unrelating flooding, rendering low-lying regions uninhabitable and displacing the communities that call them home.

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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.