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How one animation company is fighting AI by returning to the roots of motion pictures

Creative Boom

We've all seen the new Toys R' Us spot , and many of us are horrified by its implications and the increasing rise of AI. Animation studio Tentacle Media has decided to remind us of the wonderful human touch of creativity with the launch of its first physical product. Tentacle Media , a UK-based animation studio, has launched a handheld animation device called the Mini-Mutoscope.

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The Hidden Power: Using Negative Space in Logos and Illustrations

Graphic Design Junction

Logos are the visual cornerstones of a brand, often the first impression that resonates with potential customers. While the form and color within a logo undoubtedly hold visual weight, it’s the unseen element – negative space – that can elevate a logo from simple to striking. This article delves into the world of negative space and explores its profound impact on logo design, specifically through the lens of illustration.

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Watch: Theresa Fitzgerald on Why Character Matters When Designing for Impact

Design Milk

Today, we’re happy to share the latest talk in the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Design Conversation Lecture Series at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Theresa Fitzgerald is more than a graphic designer; she’s a creative leader passionate about the power of design to solve problems, connect people, and change culture. Known for her brilliance in branding, the designer has spent over 25 years growing and expanding companies, both established and new, through impactful st

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WEEKEND by FCKLCK

BP&O

Who doesn’t love a cheeky cocktail, especially one designed to grab and go? According to WEEKEND drinks, its cocktails are eight times faster to serve than it would take to make the same mix from scratch. With ready-made drinks – that’s ‘RTD’ in marketing slang – becoming increasingly popular, WEEKEND aims to ‘cut through the noise’ with a ‘laid back The post WEEKEND by FCKLCK 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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Chloe Norman celebrates three generations of customers of The Crop Shop in a new mural

Creative Boom

How do you highlight the importance of a hairdressers to its local community while attracting new customers? An art mural of its diverse clientele might just do the trick, as we find out. It's been 34 years since The Crop Shop opened its doors in Slade Green, serving the local community as a hairdressers and barbers, welcoming both men and women, young and old.

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Understanding Image Masking: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

Graphic Design Junction

The world of image editing offers a vast array of tools to manipulate and enhance your photos. One of the most powerful yet approachable techniques is image masking. Mastering masking unlocks a treasure chest of creative possibilities, allowing you to isolate objects, change backgrounds, add special effects, and achieve precise edits in your photos.

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Fresh Resources for Web Designers and Developers (June 2024)

HONGKIAT

It’s the time again to share new resources, tools, and libraries with our fellow web developers. PHP has regained popularity and sparked numerous discussions once more. Unlike ten years ago, PHP has grown significantly with new features and an expanding ecosystem. This edition features several PHP libraries and tools , alongside various JavaScript libraries and frameworks that connects these two languages together.

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How one animation company is fighting AI by returning to the roots of motion pictures

Creative Boom

We've all seen the new Toys R' Us spot , and many of us are horrified by its implications and the increasing rise of AI. Animation studio Tentacle Media has decided to remind us of the wonderful human touch of creativity with the launch of its first physical product. Tentacle Media , a UK-based animation studio, has launched a handheld animation device called the Mini-Mutoscope.

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Simple and Clean Minimal CV Resume Templates

Graphic Design Junction

In today’s fast-paced job market, recruiters often spend mere seconds scanning resumes before deciding on an interview. A cluttered or poorly formatted CV Resume can mean your application gets tossed aside, even if you possess the perfect skillset. This is where the power of minimal CV resumes comes into play. As technology evolves, so too might the minimal CV resume.

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Daniel Arsham Designs Kohler Bath Collection + a Cabin to Go With It

Design Milk

Kohler has teamed up with New York-based contemporary artist Daniel Arsham to redefine the luxury lifestyle experience. This unique collaboration blends immersive travel and elevated design, introducing a new perspective on luxury living and resort experiences. This partnership, known as Arsham in Kohler , brings together Kohler’s tradition of high-quality design and Arsham’s innovative artistic vision.

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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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From Con Air to Oppenheimer, we chart the evolution of the bro movie poster

Its Nice That

Motion blur, spiked typography and vests – we analyse key art for action movies of the past, and investigate whether they’ve changed, with a so-called masculinity crisis upon us.

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New Genre designs identity, platform and website for new design standards tool

Creative Boom

Follio was created to fill a gap in the market for architecture and interior design tools. Its no-nonsense identity allows the platform itself to shine. New Genre has created the website and identity for Follio, a new digital platform designed to help large enterprises organise, manage and deliver interior design standards while streamlining workflows and ensuring cohesion.

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50 Best BedRoom Décor Ideas & Designs

Graphic Design Junction

he bedroom – our haven for rest, relaxation, and maybe a little Netflix binge-watching. But let’s be honest, sometimes our bedrooms fall short of that tranquil escape we dream of. Fear not! With a few easy decor and design tweaks, you can transform your bedroom into a space that reflects your personality and promotes restful sleep. Transform your bedroom decor from drab to dreamy!

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Materica Launches Their Inaugural Collection of Beguiling Boiserie

Design Milk

Aqueous, iridescent, and sometimes enigmatic, metallic surfaces speak a venerable material language across myriad of applications. From the gilded molding found in Parisian interiors to the decaying tin ceilings of New York’s postindustrial discotheques, these precious panels build new architectural realities as they marry art and envelope. Materica – a premiere, luxury coating manufacturer out of Italy – adds to this storied history with its inaugural launch of decadent boiserie under the creat

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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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How to Charge Clients Any Amount You Want for Design Work

HONGKIAT

Did you know that sticking to the industry’s “market prices” for design isn’t mandatory? Indeed, you have the freedom to set your own rates for your design work, provided you implement a few strategic tweaks to your design process. Concerned about the ethics? Don’t worry. I’m here to guide you on how to, ethically and justifiably, charge any rate you deem fit for your services.

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An Ode To Sport: BBC's new spot gets hearts racing with passionate Olympics launch film

Creative Boom

BBC Creative, the BBC's in-house creative agency, has teamed up with Nexus Studios to create the launch film for its coverage of the upcoming Olympics. It takes inspiration from the world's most romantic city and taps into our passion for sport. It's almost time for the 2024 Summer Olympics, and Paris is the proud host city this year. The international sporting event launches on 26 July, when we'll enjoy the official opening ceremony, and continues until mid-August in France.

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50 Best Book Cover Mockups

Graphic Design Junction

For any author, the book cover is the first impression your story makes. It’s the billboard on a crowded shelf, the digital thumbnail that catches a reader’s eye. A well-designed cover can entice readers to delve into your world, sparking their imagination and promising a captivating journey. But crafting the perfect cover can feel daunting, especially for non-designers.

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A Nondescript Los Angeles Ranch Gets a Japandi Transformation

Design Milk

Inspired by mid-century Eichler homes, Wagoya House pays homage to the iconic architectural style while incorporating contemporary design elements. The residence, located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westchester, began as a indistinctive, outdated ranch before undergoing a major transformation at the hands of Alloi , a young design firm founded by Marcos Santa Ana during the pandemic.

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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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“The Place Where Architecture Was Invented.” Emilio Ambasz on His Casa de Retiro Espiritual

Azure Magazine

Emilio Ambasz is getting his due. The Argentinian architect is the subject of Green Over Gray , a film by Francesca Molteni and Mattia Colombo debuting at Toronto’s ICFF film festival that dives into four enchanting projects that demonstrate Ambasz’s vision as a curator of poetic scenarios, a pioneer in green building, and a profound humanist.

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Elmwood reveals the brand story behind America's first over-the-counter contraceptive pill

Creative Boom

The global design consultancy shares how it created a visual identity for birth control medication, marking a landmark moment for women in American history. Despite some recent regression on women's rights in the United States, for the first time ever, American women can walk into any pharmacy and pick up a birth control pill without a prescription.

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Pro animation advice from the team behind Paramount Pictures' Knuckles

Creative Bloq

Outpost's animation supervisors, Oliver Dale and Peta Bayley, as well as creature supervisor Dan Zelcs share their insights.

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Eli Electric Vehicles’s micro-EV Is Designed for Urban Escapades

Design Milk

It seems fitting that Eli Electric Vehicles – a crowdfunded startup focused on the developing micro-EVs with double-digit rechargeable range – is based out of traffic-laden Los Angeles. With firsthand knowledge about the mounting issues related to transportation and infrastructure, the micro-automotive EV brand is set to launch Eli ZERO , a cute and contemporary two-seater built for daily commutes and short jaunts – one that’s able to squeeze into places and parking spaces cars could only

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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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10 Can’t-Miss Architecture & Design Events This Summer

Azure Magazine

Trade show season has come to an end , the school year has wrapped up, and Azure’s Human/Nature climate conference is still a few months away, but there are still plenty of ways to engage with architecture and design through the summer. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 events around the world to consider adding to your agenda — from I.M. Pei’s monumental retrospective at Hong Kong’s M+ Museum to an intimate Kintsugi workshop at The Bentway in Toronto.

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Securing a future for Malawi's wildlife at the heart of brand and website refresh

Creative Boom

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust partners with UK-based agency sixredsquares to launch a refreshed brand and website to raise global awareness and support for wildlife conservation in Malawi. Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT), Malawi's leading conservation organisation, has launched a new brand identity and redeveloped its website to raise awareness of pressing environmental threats and the urgent need to protect wildlife.

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Laura Ellen Bacon’s Monumental Willow Works Ebb and Flow in Amorphous Masses

Colossal

“The Feeling Remains” (2022). Photo by Jean Michel Rousvoal. All images © Laura Ellen Bacon, shared with permission Laura Ellen Bacon transforms hundreds of pounds of willow branches into amorphous, oscillating forms. Ascending upward along the side of a building, wrapping around abbey columns, and situated in the English countryside as if manifested out of thin air, each monumental structure commands its environment.

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Kraftwerk x Beautiful Losers: The Kraftwerk Collection Skateboard Decks

Design Milk

German electronic band Kraftwerk’s origins stretch back to 1970 when Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider joined in Düsseldorf, Germany, to form something more akin to an art collective than a traditional musical act. The band wasn’t merely defined by the music they composed, but represented an entire innovative aesthetic, one merging an austere visual modernity that had many asking, “Are they even real?

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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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Sloan Brown’s independent art brand Rookie Made is “inspired by bad ideas”

Its Nice That

To create her sporty, graphic wares, the Toronto-based designer splits her time working between textiles, traditional sign painting and digital illustration.

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Robilant designs Italian elegance into the US wine category

Creative Boom

Intricate illustrations evocative of the wine's flavour and codes of traditional Italian gardens feature in Pinot Grigio Flora Lisa's brand identity. It could be said that wine doesn't have the same elegance in the U.S. as it does over the pond in Europe, a notion supported by the fact that almost half of all American monthly wine drinkers are aged 55 and over as of 2020.

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Why Fixing Websites Is a Growth Opportunity for Freelancers

SpeckyBoy

For years, freelance web designers have been encouraged to book new projects. It’s how I built my business. I’m betting that many more have done the same. There’s great appeal in building a new website. It’s a chance for a fresh start. You can use the best tools for the job. The experience is even better if you are unencumbered with technical debt.

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Surgical Precision Marries Minimalism With Tradition in Baby Point

Design Milk

Truly laudable homes are not the McMansions of obscene scale, nor are they houses that boast exotic materials and bastardized classical elements; they are those whose existence are thoughtfully composed to consider context and add to the local architectural patchwork as it unfurls. Nearly bound by the meandering Humber River and nestled within the tree-lined streets of Baby Point – the picturesque west-end neighborhood of Toronto, Canada – sits a stately residence exemplary of contemporary inter

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How to Create Stunning Typography With the Corel Type Tool Kit

Download this free eBook to learn how you can create stunning typography, using the basics, such as placing text, to advanced controls like ligatures, variable fonts, effects, tracking, range kerning, and everything in between. Learn how to: Use Character Control to add variety to your font styles. Use Paragraph Control to manage spacing, alignment, justification and more.