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Point, don’t point

I Love Typography

The pointed finger must surely be one of the oldest human gestures. In deep prehistory, long before the evolution of spoken language, and when we were considerably hairier, it is not difficult to imagine one of our primitive human ancestors pointing to a lion, a landmark, or a lemon.

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How to Start A Business With No Money + Plus Crowdfunding Tips

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Lidia Staron. Every successful business started with just a spark, an idea. It might have come in the middle of the night sending jolts and sweat throughout the body, or a quiet moment of inspiration while on the train home.

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How to design a poster: 25 ideas to create a buzz for your next event

Canva

Raise your hand if your walls were plastered with posters as a teen or if you have at least one Pinterest board with inspirational or motivational posters. Yes, to both, right here. Posters are one of my favorite design projects because you can bend the rules so many different ways.

Video Tutorial: How To Create a Retro Cereal Box Design with a Mascot Character

Spoon Graphics

In today’s video tutorial, I’m going to take you through the process of creating a mascot character to go within a retro cereal box design, using a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

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Untold Stories: Photographs by the late Peter Lindbergh reveal insights into his legendary career

Creative Boom

The first-ever exhibition curated by legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh , shortly before his untimely death, is to go ahead at the Düsseldorf Kunstpalast this February.

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15 Best Affinity Designer Brushes

Just Creative

Developed by Serif, the Affinity Designer program is a vector graphics editor that is one of the strongest competitors to the crown held by the industry-preferred Adobe Illustrator.

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Noted: New Logo for Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol

Under Consideration / Brand

“Flight of the Condor”. 1925) "The Ecuadorian Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol or FEF) is the governing body of football in Ecuador.

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Studio Dotto's bespoke Art Deco-inspired typography for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres

Creative Boom

For its new theatre season, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres approached Manchester-based Studio Dotto to create these typographic-led 'what's on' guides and brochures. The theatres produce brilliant shows that respond to their time and place.

25 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Companies such as Pixar and Disney use Procreate.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for EQ3 by Wedge

Under Consideration / Brand

“Three’s a Crowd Pleaser”. 2001) " EQ3 is a Canadian retailer and manufacturer offering simple, clean, functional furnishings and home accents for every room.

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A Floating Hotel with Aurora Views Just Opened on a Frozen River in Sweden

Colossal

Arctic Bath. Photographer: Anders Blomqvist. After 16 months of construction, a spa hotel built on the Lule River in the northern province of Lapland Sweden is now open to travelers.

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Daisy Collingridge on her fleshy bodysuits of funny, endearing characters that celebrate the human body

Creative Boom

London-based artist Daisy Collingridge has quite an exciting venture. Aside from being an illustrator, she also creates and wears fleshy bodysuits of lovable characters, acting out their different personalities for the camera.

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Island Smiles Dental Care Branding Process & Interview

Just Creative

Just Creative was interviewed on the Logo Inspirations Instagram channel, discussing the logo design & branding process for Island Smiles, a dentist in Maui, Hawaii. Project Overview. Island Smiles (formally Hyland Dental Care) came to JUST Creative in need of rebrand.

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Weekly News for Designers ? 524

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Exploring the Use of Sticky Vertical Navbars – Check out examples of this elegant trend in navigation. Tiny Helpers – A collection of free single-purpose online tools for web developers.

150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations Available for Free Download from Biodiversity Heritage Library

Colossal

From Natural, general and specific history of living acetabuiferous cephalopods, and fossils.

Designs for a long-prohibited 'magical' Mexican spirit inspired by secrecy and myth

Creative Boom

Design studio Shift , which is based in Monterrey, Mexico, comprises a multidisciplinary team of designers and thinkers that work across projects ranging from graphic design, packaging and visual identities to furniture, interiors, brand activations and more.

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46 Remarkable Hand-Lettering and Typography Designs for Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

I love handmade lettering and typography and this is one of the best lettering and typography quotes design by professional Instagram artists and designers. Today I shared 2020’s first lettering and typography collection for typography lovers.

This Just In: Excellent News and Magazine CSS Layouts

Speckyboy Design Magazine

For those of us who experiment with CSS, it’s an exciting time. The advent of CSS Grid and Flexbox have opened up a whole new world of page layout possibilities. And one of the more interesting uses for these tools is their integration within news and magazine-style websites.

Found Wood Pieces Morph into Twisted Animal Portraits by Jonatan Maldonado

Colossal

All images © Jonatan Maldonado, shared with permission. Jonatan Maldonado , a Los Angeles-based artist and creative director, has a strong sense of pareidolia , the psychological phenomenon causing humans to see faces and meaning in inanimate objects.

See the diverse work of four shortlisted artists for this year's Photography Foundation Prize

Creative Boom

Work by Mohamed Bourouissa, Anton Kusters, Mark Neville and Clare Strand is to go on show at The Photographers' Gallery in London this February. The artists are all in the running for the 2020 Deutsche Bo?rse

Reviewed: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Hustle by Jones Knowles Ritchie

Under Consideration / Brand

“Hustle & Flow”. Established in 2014 by brothers Max and Graham Fortgang as a single-location establishment in Brooklyn, NY, MatchaBar is a matcha cafe that has grown into one of the biggest direct-to-consumer brands available of matcha drinks.

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The Worst Metal Album Covers Of All Time

Design You Trust

We love weird album cover art. That’s why we’ve previously featured vintage album covers from Yugoslavia, album covers featuring frightening clowns, 25 sexy but not sexy album covers, and a collection of 50 outrageous album covers ever.

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Found Photographs and Book Pages Weave into Textured Collages by Hollie Chastain

Colossal

“Psychopomp.” ” All images © Hollie Chastain, shared with permission. Paper artist and illustrator Hollie Chastain clips, layers, and stitches found photographs and scraps of paper ephemera to create her mixed-media collages.

'It's about bloody time': Design Bridge's new identity for Callaly hopes to 'revolutionise femcare'

Creative Boom

Design Bridge has partnered with Callaly , a startup subscription brand of organic cotton period products, with a shared mission to "revolutionise femcare".

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Ceramic Palettes Shaped Like Animals are the Cutest Way to Conceal Wet Paint

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. If your home is anything like mine, you have a curious cat that LOVES jumping on your desk and counters and will generally put her nose into anything you’re doing.

150+ Free Pattern Designs: Seamless & Fully Editable

Graphic Mama

Looking for attractive free pattern designs to complement your next visual project? In today’s post, we will show you over 150 impressive free pattern designs – seamless, tileable, and fully editable in graphic editing software.

Miniature Creatures Made of Felted Wool by Nastasya Shuljak

Colossal

Moscow-based artist Nastasya Shuljak transforms packs of wool into sculptures of small animals and other whimsical creatures. Plants sprout from the heads of smiling trees and other natural spirits.

Paintings by Melbourne artist Prudence Flint of strong female characters deep in thought

Creative Boom

Melbourne artist Prudence Flint paints interesting women in what she describes as "psychologically charged environments", wrapped up in flat pastel hues and soft light.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Onward by Firebelly

Under Consideration / Brand

“And Upward”.

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50+ Yummy Food Logos to Make Your Jaw Drop

Graphic Mama

Are you looking for appetite-provoking food logos to inspire your creativity? In this collection of yummy food logos, we’ve gathered great designs that appeal to the eyes and the appetite, as well. Some of the logo designs are pretty stylized while others are quite detailed.

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A Fleet of Magnificent Paper Aircraft by Zim & Zou Heads for an Unknown World in ‘Exodus’

Colossal

All images © Zim & Zou. These intricate paper ships crafted by Zim & Zou ( previously ) form a collective perpetually in search of alternate realities as part of “ Exodus.”

Camille Walala's House of Dots is a giant interactive building made of colourful LEGO in her signature style

Creative Boom

Camille Walala has today unveiled her most interactive work to date at Coal Drops Yard in London's Kings Cross to introduce the entirely new 2D tile play concept from LEGO.

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Reviewed: New Logo for Tripadvisor by Mother Design

Under Consideration / Brand

“Power Trip”. Established in 2000, Tripadvisor is, probably without any hyperbole involved, the world's largest travel information platform, helping an average of nearly 460 million monthly unique visitors plan their trips and adventures with a whopping 830 million reviews and opinions of 8.6

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The Destruction of the Amazon in Photos

Feature Shoot

Jenipapo dos Vieiras, Maranhão – 2019. Paulo Paulino (25), a.k.a Lobo Mau (“bad wolf”), was killed on November 1st 2019 in an ambush by illegal loggers inside the Arariboia Indigenous Land. He was a member of the Guajajara forest guard in Maranhão state.

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Jason Polan, the Man Who Drew Everything, Has Died at Age 37

Juxapoz Magazine

We are sad to hear about the passing of our friend and incredibly prolific illustrator, Jason Polan. He was 37. As reported by the NY Times and confirmed by his family, the cause was cancer.

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Meet Armag(eddon) – a Blaze Type font inspired by the end of the world

Creative Boom

Blaze Type fonts never disappoint, and its forthcoming release is no exception. On 5 February the foundry, based in Lyon, France, will launch its terrifying but very beautiful font family Armag(eddon).

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Work and Play on Full Display in Stylized Illustrations by Rosanna Tasker

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Illustrator Rosanna Tasker creates stylized depictions of life in which work and play are on full display.