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Sam Rodriguez's graffiti-inspired portraits depict people in their unseen entirety

Creative Boom

California-based illustrator, artist and letterer Sam Rodriguez specialises in creating portraits that include the "unseen aspects of individuals." We caught up with him to hear how they're made and the ways in which graffiti shaped his process. Some people have always known that they wanted to be artists. But for others, the realisation has been more subtle.

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“5 Poisons” by Artists Lauren YS and Makoto Chi

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A collaborative exhibition by artists Lauren YS and Makoto Chi. “5 Poisons” features 28 pieces ranging from small works on paper to large-scale paintings in acrylic as well as a site-specific mural installation. Both drawing inspiration from their mixed-race East Asian heritages, the collection immerses viewers into the artists’ explorations of identity.

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30+ Innovative Logo Designs: A Showcase of Modern Creativity

Graphic Design Junction

Innovative logo designs transcend mere brand identification. They morph into potent narratives, weaving tales and forging a deep connection with the audience. Brands that unlock the power of this visual storytelling, coupled with a dash of trendsetting design, craft logos that resonate deeply. These innovative icons become badges of loyalty, carving a distinct path in the throng of competitors.

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Discover the Power of Color: Unveiling the Secrets in Sean Adams’ Color Theory Course

We And The Color

Have you ever been captivated by a visually stunning piece of art, design, or even a simple advertisement? The magic behind that impact often lies in the strategic use of color. Color theory is the science and art of using colors effectively to communicate ideas, evoke emotions, and create harmony in visual compositions. Whether you’re a budding artist, a designer looking to refine your skills, or simply someone who wants to elevate the visual impact of your projects, understanding color t

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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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Illustrator Luke McConkey's baller collaboration with Yatta is an animation slam dunk

Creative Boom

Animation studio Yatta has brought Liverpool illustrator Luke McConkey's work to life in Slam Dunk, a new animated short that blends 2D and 3D techniques. Based on an illustration experiment Luke McConkey shared on social media in 2023, Slam Dunk is a new animated collaboration made with Yatta that sees a basketball player endlessly shooting hoops with the help of some extreme perspectives.

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25+ Essential Script Fonts for Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

In the graphic design arena, fonts are our superpowers. But script fonts? They’re the secret weapon that unleashes elegance, injects personality, and transforms typography into captivating magic. From crafting logos that ooze sophistication to weaving brand identities with a touch of whimsy, script fonts are a treasure trove of untapped potential.

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Best of the web for Design and Web Development March 2024

Creative Nerds

The third month of the year has concluded, and we’re reflecting on the past month’s achievements. We’re summarizing the top design tutorials from March, which cover topics ranging from creating 3D text effects in Photoshop to producing pop art text effects using Illustrator. The latter part of the post features insightful articles on subjects like […] The post Best of the web for Design and Web Development March 2024 first appeared on Creative Nerds.

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SomeOne designs an identity for Canada Water Dockside that encourages self discovery

Creative Boom

Peace, beauty and self-discovery are at the heart of SomeOne's visual identity for London's newest district and working quarter, Canada Water Dockside. London-based design agency SomeOne has collaborated with ArtInvest and Liam Pitchford to create a visual narrative for the Canada Water Dockside area, one which will encourage those who live and work there to flourish and achieve their full potential.

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Desktop Wallpaper: April 2024 With Clare Owen

Design Milk

This month’s Designer Desktop is shaping up to be a good one because Bristol-based Clare Owen is lending us a hand with a fun pattern! The illustrator is inspired by iconic greats, like Alexander Girard, the Eames’, and Beyoncé, as well as ephemera from her travels, the Bauhaus movement, and French flea markets. Her work has been featured in packaging, books, and magazines, including Real Simple , Oprah , and Elle , and more.

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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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Move Over Color Of The Year, Sherwin-Williams Announces 'The Loneliest Color'

The Die Line

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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Brand Development Strategies: Crafting An Identity

Inkbot Design

Brand Development Strategies: Crafting An Identity You're bombarded with brand messages everywhere you look these days. On billboards, social media, TV commercials — it never stops. And with so much noise, it's more complicated than ever for companies to cut through and truly connect with their audience. But getting branding right has never been more crucial.

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Unseen photos of Kurt Cobain and family to be published for first time

Creative Boom

© Guzman. From 'Family Values', which will be published by Powerhouse Books on 5 April. New book 'Family Values' tells the story of a famous photoshoot featuring the tragic Nirvana frontman with wife Courtney Love and new baby, Francis Bean. It may be the unlikely title for a coffee table book of unpublished photos of two famous addicts and their new baby, but 'Family Values' offers a snapshot into the life of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love at the peak of Nirvana's incendiary fame.

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15+ Best Rounded Fonts Of 2024

Graphic Design Junction

Rounded fonts are the cool kids on the block, bringing a wave of approachable charm and versatility to the typography scene. Whether it’s grabbing attention on website banners or adding a playful touch to packaging, these fonts are all about warmth, modernity, and a touch of creative flair. Let’s take a deep dive and explore the best rounded fonts , uncovering their history, secrets, and how they can elevate your designs.

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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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Afishionado Fights to Prevent Ocean Waste with Great-Looking Recyclable Bags

The Die Line

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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"It was an extremely complicated production": How we made Cannonball!

Creative Bloq

From tricky pop-ups to beautifully illustrated characters, Taxi Studio's new book is a triumph of problem solving.

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F37 designs a typeface that embodies the 'charm and idiosyncrasy' of industrial Manchester

Creative Boom

Using the letters on the façade of the well-known Great Northern Warehouse, the foundry created a font that "breaks modern expectations". Manchester-based type foundry F37 has revived the facade brick lettering on the Great Northern Warehouse, expanding the 19 letters on the building into an industrial typeface. While many of the famous red brick buildings in Manchester are no longer used for industry, they are still viewed as iconic pieces of history, and many of the facades have been maintaine

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Guardabosques’ Meticulous Paper Portraits Celebrate Diverse Bat Species in ‘Little Friends of Darkness’

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Desmodus rotundus. All images © Guardabosques, shared with permission Bats can be found nearly everywhere on the planet, except for extreme deserts and the poles, and there are more than 1,400 species with an incredible variety of traits. The tiniest is Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, also known as a “bumblebee bat,” because it’s less than 1.5 inches long and weighs only two grams.

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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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Pack of the Month: Roaster Works With Studio MPLS to Bring Its Coffee Tins to Bold, Retro Life

The Die Line

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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Introducing MO.CA: The Future of Sustainable Living in a Mobile Home

Design Milk

In a world where sustainability and mobility are becoming increasingly important, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has unveiled a groundbreaking project – MO.CA (MOBILE CATALYST). This modern mobile home, crafted from zero-kilometer natural materials and employing cutting-edge digital construction techniques, marks a new option for eco-friendly living.

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Explore the life and works of Raymond Briggs in the late author illustrator's first curated show

Creative Boom

The life and works of one of the UK's most beloved author-illustrators, Raymond Briggs, are going on display at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. Featuring treasures from the span of his 60-year career, Bloomin' Brilliant: The Life and Work of Raymond Briggs is the first specifically curated show of its kind following Briggs' death in 2022. Raymond Briggs has delighted generations of readers, both young and old, with his picture books, such as The Snowman, Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas, a

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Nissin’s Cup Noodles Keeps Coming for Breakfast, Announces Everything Bagel and Cream Cheese Flavor

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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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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Here are the Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2024

The Die Line

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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20+ Best Free Brush Sets for Affinity Designer

SpeckyBoy

Affinity Designer is a popular graphics editor that allows artists and designers to work on vector and raster projects within one application. This makes it perfect for most design and digital art tasks, from logo creation to complex illustrations. One of the key features that makes Affinity Designer so valuable is its support for brush sets. As most designers will know, having a variety of brushes on hand is crucial for adding depth and texture to your digital artwork.

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Creatives reveal when they made a fool of themselves, and the lessons they learned

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock We all make mistakes, but it's about what you learn from them that matters. We share some creative stories about when things went wrong and the takeaways that followed. It's April Fool's Day, but most of us don't really need a special day to be foolish. Let's be honest, we all make mistakes, all year round. And while we might beat ourselves up over the fact, we wouldn't be human if we didn't.

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PAIST by Two Times Elliott

BP&O

Toothpaste hasn’t historically needed to do a lot, design-wise: it’s a category based on functionality and efficacy, over trends and aesthetics – sensitive teeth, whitening processes, goth-adjacent charcoal formulas, weird little crystals, and so on and so forth. That function over form thing has meant that over the years, toothpaste packaging has become incredibly monotonous – usually a predominantly white, The post PAIST by Two Times Elliott appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packagi

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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.