Sat.May 11, 2024 - Fri.May 17, 2024

article thumbnail

How to embrace failure and turn it into a creative superpower

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock When things go wrong, it's not the end of the world. In fact, it could be the start of something fabulous. Yes, working in the creative industries is fun and glamorous. But at the same time, this fast-paced, highly competitive world can also lead us towards a crippling fear of failure. We're constantly surrounded by people who are better than us.

article thumbnail

A Guide To Choosing The Right Business Copiers And Printers For Creative Professionals

Designer Daily

Whether you’re a new design whiz setting up your dream studio or just looking to upgrade your old machine, the printer you choose can make a big difference. The right one should work seamlessly with how you create, ensuring every print looks terrific. Think of it like having the perfect tools for the job. Graphic designers might need a printer that captures every tiny detail, while architects might need one that can handle big printing jobs without a hitch.

Print 282
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

Ginori 1735 by AUGE

BP&O

Florentine design studio AUGE has created a sumptuous range of packaging for Italian luxury homeware brand Ginori, which was founded in 1735 as the Manifattura di Doccia by Marquis Carlo Ginori on the grounds of his villa at Doccia. Nearly three hundred years later, the venerable brand finds itself owned by Gucci, following a merger with Società Richard (and subsequent The post Ginori 1735 by AUGE appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

Brand 187
article thumbnail

A Historic Building With a 3D-Printed Ceramic Facade in Amsterdam

Design Milk

Rotterdam-based design firm Studio RAP designed a bespoke facade in Amsterdam called the Ceramic House. This project showcases the seamless integration of tradition and innovation through the use 3D-printed ceramic technology. By utilizing custom algorithms and 3D-printed ceramic tiles, Studio RAP transformed a boutique facade into a mesmerizing display of texture, form, and craftsmanship.

Print 131
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

'They're like eye candy': Milagros Pico on creating emotional illustrations bursting with colour

Creative Boom

Buenos Aires-based illustrator Milagros Pico specialises in creating images that are bursting with vibrant colours. She tells us how music and contradictory feelings shape her work. If the illustrations of Milagros Pico had a flavour, they'd definitely be bittersweet. Describing her work as "eye candy", her art has an appropriate sharpness and sourness to it.

More Trending

article thumbnail

Can AI Design Tools Replace Human Designers?

Noupe

Are AI design tools about to replace human designers? Most of us would assume they are not quite there yet. But: could they be getting closer? While AI can certainly generate strong designs instantly, it often misses the mark on the finer details that a human designer would catch. If you, for example, ask an AI to draw a picture of a hand—it might get a general idea, but it might not capture the subtle details that make a hand look real.

Color 113
article thumbnail

Nubank’s New São Paulo Headquarters Is Pretty in Purple

Design Milk

Retrofitting a new modern office into a former warehouse doesn’t come without challenges. Spanning 10,000 square meters with triple-height ceilings at 15 meters tall, the industrial site was spacious but old and didn’t feel like a match for Nubank , a large digital banking platform servicing Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. MM18 Architecture saw the warehouse’s potential though, so the firm, led by architects Marcos Caldeira and Mila Strauss, set out to create a new headquarters that would unite th

article thumbnail

Scorpion Rose Studio rebrands kids' accessories brand Goldbug with nuanced nostalgia

Creative Boom

Elements of Goldbug's old identity were retained and refreshed where possible to preserve the brand's 56-year legacy. Lafayette American's Scorpion Rose Studio has rebranded the women-owned infant and children's accessories brand Goldbug, introducing a new visual language to help the company transition from B2B to B2C. Since its inception in 1968, Goldbug has distributed infant and children's accessories under four different brand names: GO by Goldbug, TravelBug, On the Goldbug, and Goldbug.

Brand 413
article thumbnail

Fresh and Free Graphic Design Resources Every Designer Should Have

Graphic Design Junction

The world of design is always changing, with new trends popping up all the time. To make killer visuals, you need the right tools. But fancy design software and stock photos can cost a fortune! Luckily, there’s a ton of awesome free resources online for graphic designers, no matter your experience level. This article will show you some of the fresh free graphic design resources to take your designs to the next level, from stunning photos to amazing fonts and mockup templates.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

In Mallorca, a Social Housing Complex Leverages Local Materials

Azure Magazine

A social housing boom is underway in Spain. Thanks to architectural competitions organized by municipal or regional authorities, government-subsidized projects are not only growing in number, adding much-needed housing supply, but are just as — if not more — thoughtfully designed than their market-rate counterparts. The Balearic Islands, an archipelago off the Eastern coast of Spain, has its own reputation for delivering forward-thinking social housing.

article thumbnail

Take 5: Artful JELL-O Shots, an Upgraded Incense Burner + More

Design Milk

1. Solid Wiggles I’ve been following Solid Wiggles since they first popped up in my Instagram feed more than a year ago. How could you not take notice of these little cubes of edible art?! These are the JELL-O shots you actually want to take because they’re as delicious as they are Instagrammable. Solid Wiggle has been creating handcrafted cubes and “jelly cakes” since 2020, when the brand was founded by pastry chef Jena Derman and master mixologist Jack Schramm.

Art 124
article thumbnail

Penguin Books reveals the Cover Design Award 2024 shortlist

Creative Boom

Louis Martin, Cover Design Award 2024 Shortlist – Fiction Over 1,800 submissions were entered into the Cover Design Awards 2024 hosted by Penguin Books, and the shortlist of 30 hopefuls has just been announced. Take a look at who's in the running for the coveted top spot. Everyone likes to think they don't judge a book by its cover, but in reality, we all do to an extent.

article thumbnail

Simple and Clean Business Cards For Your Brand: A Guide to Timeless Design

Graphic Design Junction

In today’s digital age, clean business cards might seem like a relic of the past. However, a well-designed card remains a powerful networking tool. It’s a tangible representation of your brand, a physical object someone can hold onto and reference later. But in a world bombarded with flashy marketing, how do you create a business card that stands out?

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Kikin by Koto

BP&O

When you think about the world of financial investments, an image of woven Scouts’ patches isn’t typically the first thing that springs to mind. Other contemporary brands (like Monzo, Chip, and Plum) aim for visual simplicity over complex personality development or extended world-building. But while a rugged outdoor theme might feel incongruous in the fin-tech space, Koto has skilfully capitalised The post Kikin by Koto appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

Theme 127
article thumbnail

Fold7Design’s Stop the Traffik rebrand uses smart graphic devices to reflect its mission

Its Nice That

The new visual identity plays with the ubiquitous arrow symbol and pairs it with bold typography and distinctive collage-style illustrations.

article thumbnail

Tesco's Root & Soul brand identity turns plant-based eating from bland to bold

Creative Boom

Think there's nothing exciting about humble produce? Think again. Coley Porter Bell's new brand identity for Tesco's Root & Soul range transforms plant-based ingredients into show-stopping superstars. We all know we need to eat vegetables, but when was the last time you were actually excited by the idea? Well, if trends and diets are anything to go by, it looks like the popularity of produce is on the up.

Brand 399
article thumbnail

25+ Best T-Shirt Mockups (Free & Paid)

Graphic Design Junction

Have you poured your heart and soul into creating an awesome t-shirt design? But something feels missing? This is where t-shirt mockups come in! Mockups are like magic portals, transforming your flat design into a realistic product on a model or hanger. This guide dives into the best t-shirt mockups free and paid resources, helping graphic designers, t-shirt designers, and apparel designers of all levels showcase their work in a professional and eye-catching way.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Designer Faride Mereb Discusses Book Design + Archival Research

Design Milk

Design Milk is excited to share the most recent lecture of the 2023/2024 academic year of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Design Conversation Lecture Series at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This session features Faride Mereb , an award-winning Venezuelan book designer, researcher, and educator who is based in New York City. In the lecture, Mereb highlights various case studies she has developed over the years in both Venezuela and now in the U.S. through her design studio, Letra

article thumbnail

So You Want to Become a Designer?

Inkbot Design

So You Want to Become a Designer? Have you ever sketched in the margins of your notebook, thinking, “I can do this”? Or perhaps you have spent hours changing the arrangement of your furniture and décor items just to get that particular aesthetic perception? Pay attention- if creating visually appealing things makes you happy, then being a designer is probably where you should be.

article thumbnail

New current affairs publication The Signal incorporates Russian samizdat principles into its identity

Creative Boom

Reworking a sensitive political topic into an engaging, accessible and design-led publication was one of the challenges that design studio Sister Mary encountered during the project. Sister Mary has designed a limited-edition printed publication for an emerging current affairs brand, The Signal. It pays homage to samizdat, which translates to "self-publishing" in Russian and refers to literature clandestinely written, copied, and circulated during the Soviet era.

article thumbnail

Demystifying emerging technologies

UX Collective

We wouldn’t have the craze for AI if we didn’t have 40 years of popular images about sentient robots, smart assistants… think about Star Wars, Her, 2001 a Space Odyssey, and many more. The same can be said of other emerging technologies. Cryptocurrencies emerged in a time of distrust of the government and financial institutions from the narratives generated during the financial crisis, the Panama Papers, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

The Liminal House Navigates Transition in West Vancouver

Design Milk

Nestled between suburban tranquility and the rugged Canadian coastline, the Liminal House is a contemporary home in West Vancouver. Designed by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses , the seaside residence embodies the essence of liminality – the state of being betwixt and between, neither fully here nor there. At the heart of the design philosophy lies an understanding of transition, spurred by the homeowners’ impending journey of being empty nesters.

article thumbnail

“Displacement” by Photographer Jeremy Starn

Booooooom

Virginia-based photographer and artist Jeremy Starn has turned his "Displacement" series into a photo book.

Artist 147
article thumbnail

Studio Mals' opening film for OFFF Festival 2024 is a humourous look at creative angst

Creative Boom

Group Session sees a puppet called Geoff deal with the all-too-familiar woes of being a creative in a wry and catchy way. Every year, the best and brightest in the creative industry descend on Barcelona for OFFF Festival, "the largest showcase and window of contemporary visual creativity and design". Don't worry if you couldn't make it this year, though, as Studio Mals and Setreset Films have recently shared one of its highlights.

article thumbnail

20+ Best Free Halftone Photoshop Brush Sets for Digital Artists

SpeckyBoy

Halftone Photoshop brushes are typically used to create a dotted effect, reminiscent of old print media. They are useful for adding a vintage or comic book appearance to digital artwork, making them a popular choice for artists looking to add depth and texture to their work. Halftone brushes can be used to create backgrounds, add shading, and greatly enhance illustrations.

article thumbnail

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.