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All Creativity is Problem Solving

Creative Market

This post is part of the Decoding Creativity series from Creative Market. Follow me on Medium or subscribe to the Creative Market blog , and join the discussion by commenting with your questions and thoughts. Imagine, if you will, two hypothetical people. Let’s call them Charlie and Pat.

Brand Archetypes – Ultimate Guide with Examples

Just Creative

This is a guest article contributed by Loius Martin. Are you so fond of a particular company that it’s hard for you to buy from other brands? You just ‘connect’ with the company more than others.

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Branding Heroes: Adding Your Identity into the Hero Area

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Brand identity is one of the essential elements of a successful business. Whether you are running a local one-person law firm or you are building a huge empire on the digital expanses, it is your face that speaks volumes.

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Supple's eye-catching 2020 calendar inspired by famous spectacle wearers and your local opticians

Creative Boom

This is certainly a sight for sore eyes: a charity wall calendar for 2020, inspired by famous spectacle wearers past and present, ranging from Gandhi to Ga Ga, Elton John to Audrey Hepburn.

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop Floating Glass Sphere Effect

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I show you a few simple steps to create a surreal glass sphere floating within a photograph. This cool effect is perfect for creating interesting album covers, or just to transform your landscape photos into abstract art pieces.

4-Step Formula to Perfect Your Brand Storytelling

Just Creative

This article is from guest author, Ilya Lobanov. It’s harsh, but your customers don’t care about your business. Beyond how it can help them make their lives better or solve a problem they have. But it’s not all bad news. You can use that knowledge to your advantage by using the power of storytelling.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Alsa by Interbrand

Under Consideration / Brand

“Where the Wind Blows”. 1923) " ALSA is the leading operator in the Spanish sector of passenger transport by road.

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The Complicated Role of Animals in the History of Photography

Feature Shoot

Peter NISSEN (German), Circus animals from Carl Hagenbeck’s Zoological Circus, circa 1891. Albumen print, 17.2 x 23.0 Edward BIERSTADT (American, 1824-1906) Jumbo, 1882 Artotype, cabinet card, 9.7 x 13.4 cm mounted on 10.5 x 14.7 cm card.

The Ultimate Blog SEO Guide

Just Creative

This article is from guest author, Tom Welbourne. Looking for an SEO blog post that covers all the fundamentals so you don’t have to read a bunch of other blog posts? We have one right here for you.

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The Toon Type Alphabet Project Hand Illustrated Lettering by @mvrtn_art

The Logo Smith

The post The Toon Type Alphabet Project Hand Illustrated Lettering by @mvrtn_art appeared first on The Logo Smith.

Stop motion film by Catherine Prowse illustrates family separation through the eyes of a lone refugee child

Creative Boom

For this year's International Migrants Day, the Refugee Council and Families Together coalition released a heart-rending stop motion animation to illustrate the horrors of present-day war and conflict which see children as young as 13 ripped apart from their families and left with no choice but to flee for safety alone. Without My Mum was created by award-winning animator Catherine Prowse and tells the story of a mother and her young son whose familiar, loving relationship instantly changes forever when the threat of violence forces the mother to make a devastating decision: stay in their home as it quickly becomes a conflict zone, or protect her child and get him to safety – any way she can. In desperation she chooses the latter, and though her son finds safety in Britain, and support from a foster family, the ending is far from happy with the traumatised teen bereft at the separation from his mother, broken by the prospect of a future without her. The animation, which represents characters using intricate, handmade puppets, is part of the growing Families Together campaign to raise awareness of the plight of refugee children prevented from being reunited with any of their family in Britain due to unfair and unnecessarily restrictive rules. Unlike most other countries in Europe, which actively support refugee family reunion for child refugees, the UK's immigration rules deny children the right to be reunited with any family members who are still overseas. Catherine said: "I knew very little about the struggles that child refugees in the UK face. I think we are all familiar with news stories about refugee families being forcibly separated in other countries, but I didn’t have much of a concept of refugee children growing up in this country without their families. "To me, families being denied reunification because of current laws in the UK is no less of a tragic and unnecessary separation, so I hope the film provides a relatable and arresting visual narrative to an issue that deserves all of our attention. "By following the story of the little boy I hope viewers will understand that having to flee your home is something that could potentially happen to anyone, that refugees are not statistics, they’re individuals just like us, with the same hopes and fears and relationships we have.". The Refugee Council is campaigning as part of the Families Together coalition, which is calling on the Government change these restrictive rules, arguing they fundamentally undermine the Government's duty to respect the rights of refugee children in the UK to be with their parents and siblings. You can read more about this work here and sign their petition to change these rules here. The film was funded by the Families Together Programme.

Clay Faces Twist and Warp on Human Bodies in Mixed-Media Film by Sam Gainsborough


Animation director Sam Gainsborough ’s new mixed-media film contorts and melts characters’ faces, altering and shaping both how they see and how they’re viewed.

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Just Creative’s Most Popular Posts of 2019

Just Creative

Looking back on 2019, here are JUST Creative’s most popular posts and some interesting stats. Top 10 Posts of 2019. Top Laptops for Designers. Logo Design & Branding Trends for 2019 (See 2020 logo trends ). Best in-Ear Headphones. Top Google Font Combinations. Graphic Design Trends 2019 (See 2020 graphic design trends ). Ultimate List of Logo Design Resources. Design Conferences 2019 (See 2020 conferences ). Best Serif Fonts for Logo Design. Essential Graphic Design Tools.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Whereby by Heydays

Under Consideration / Brand

“Getting By”. Established in 2013 as -- a name they had to forego due to a trademark dispute -- Whereby is a video meeting service targeted to small and medium businesses empowering people to work remotely.

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A new light sculpture in Arizona, inspired by the swarming of fish and flocking of birds

Creative Boom

London-based art and design collective toyStudio has created a new light sculpture installed in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, inspired by the swarming of fish and flocking of birds.

A Long Time Ago: Code Snippets Inspired by Star Wars

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Perhaps no movie franchise has more fans than Star Wars. For over 40 years, each new episode has generated great anticipation – not to mention monster profits. Both the movies and their long list of unforgettable characters have also served as a great inspiration to popular culture.

Amazing Banner Design Ideas to Impress Your Potential Clients More

Graphic Mama

An amazing collection of banner design ideas that will fuel you with inspiration and beauty for your next banner design project. Nowadays, banners are an absolute must for every brand that wants to thrive.

Proof That Bad Weather Makes for Good Photography

Feature Shoot

While most sane people would run for cover at the sight of heavy rain or snow, that’s the precise moment when French photographer Christophe Jacrot pulls out his camera and gets to work. .

isobel's Christmas card for 2019 is inspired by a 1950s Salvation Army brass band

Creative Boom

It's become something of an annual tradition for isobel when each December the London-based creative agency launches a themed Christmas card. We've seen ballet dancers, cheerleaders and tributes to Peter Pan for previous years.

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May Parlar’ Large Scale Fine Art Photography


Berlin-based photographer and video artist May Parlar often uses outdoor open spaces for her impressive fine art photographs. She creates performative images exploring the human condition and the nomadic experience of ‘being’ in constructed realities.

The 10 Projects that Defined a Decade of Canadian Architecture

Azure Magazine

What a decade. Over the last 10 years, Canada’s largest urban centres have dramatically transformed.

Turner Classic Movies animations

Communication Arts

The charming, tactile animations for TCM’s interstitial program on Julie Andrews calls us to explore this screen legend’s Hollywood years. Article

Colourful sculptures by Rachel Klinghoffer made entirely from everyday trash and discarded toys

Creative Boom

From used lingerie, designer footwear and costume jewellery to old toys, naff souvenirs and broken paintbrushes, artist Rachel Klinghoffer takes the things we throw out and turns them into sculptural artworks.

A Memory, A Feeling: The Superb Digital Concept Artworks Of David Benzal

Design You Trust

Many times we watch TV series and animation films, or play video games without thinking about how they could have been done. What hides behind every smile drawn or every look that, drawn with perfectly demarcated lines, overflows humanity, making us feel completely identified.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Cervélo by Concrete

Under Consideration / Brand

“Molto Bello”. Established in 1995, Cervélo is a Toronto, Canada-based manufacturer of racing and track bicycles founded by Dutch and Canadian engineers Gerard Vroomen and Phil White.

Creative Modern Menu Designs that Boost the Appetite

Graphic Mama

A collection of professional menu designs that will inspire you with ideas for your next menu design project. You will see menu designs for casual and fancy restaurants and bars, fast food places, holiday-themed menus, menus in a vintage style, and many more.

Occupy the Void: Photographs that explore what it means to be an older woman in today's society

Creative Boom

In a new exhibition at the London Art Fair next month, ten older female photographers will explore the "space" that they inhabit, both in terms of their gender and age.

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a typeface comes along that turns your expectations upside down. With Faune , commissioned by the Centre National des Art Plastiques, Alice Savoie integrates unlikely visual cues into a type design.

Reviewed: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Peace Coffee by Werner Design Werks

Under Consideration / Brand

“Peace Offering”. Established in 1996, Peace Coffee is a small-batch, fair-trade, organic coffee roaster based in Minneapolis, MN. Originally founded by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy as a way to help coffee farmers in Mexico.

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“Parallel Vision” by Illustrator Wenkai Mao


Wenkai Mao (previously featured here). Wenkai Mao’s Website. Wenkai Mao on Instagram. Illustration editor pick illustration illustrator member new york submission Wenkai Mao

Suki Thompson and Rankin ask leading creatives how they 'reset' and look after their wellbeing at work

Creative Boom

Entrepreneur Suki Thompson and photographer Rankin have joined forces to ask top creatives and business leaders how they deal with mental health in the workplace.

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Communication Arts

Huncwot’s site design for the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra alludes to a retro-stylistic aesthetic with dynamic typography. Article

Salvaje Display


Have you ever tried to domesticate a wild typeface? Christian Vargas has tried, and the result is magnificent. I love it when someone has the guts to explore shapes through brushes full of ink, resulting in strokes that undergo a unique rhythmic experience.

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The Yummy Visual Identity of Food Brands

Speckyboy Design Magazine

“People eat with their eyes” is the rule of thumb for every marketing strategy whose goal is to tout and foist goods. Whatever you are planning to do, make it look delicious, and chances are your customers will fall for it.

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Melvyn Evans pays tribute to the Yorkshire landscape and coastline with dramatic paintings and linocut prints

Creative Boom

The Yorkshire landscape and its dramatic coastline are the focus of Imprinting the Land, a new exhibition by artist Melvyn Evans at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Namibia’s Winter Season in Photos

Feature Shoot

At the age of 18, Toufic Beyhum came upon a copy of Don McCullin’s book, Beirut, a city in crisis in the library of his London university.

Color-Blocked Animals and Geometric Shapes Transform Neglected Home in Installation by Okuda San Miguel


All images © Justkids, shared with permission. Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel is bringing vibrancy once again to a formerly untended area of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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