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How Simple, Classic Design Should Work

SpeckyBoy

Dough. Apples. Sugar. Spices. These are all the ingredients you need to make a classic apple pie. Some recipes will call for extra ingredients to make things extra fancy, but none of those ingredients are necessary to create the delicious, simple, comforting dessert we all know and love.

Talking about type

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. After more than 50 years, the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) chose to dump the Vox-ATypI font classification system. Why the breakup? And does it really matter? Is there anything to be gained by devising replacement systems?

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Brand Refresh or Full Rebrand? Should You Go Big or Go Home?

Canny

“Should we go for a brand refresh or full rebrand?”. Tell you what, while you decide that, I’ll go for a full face palm a la Captain Picard meme. Rebranding a company is no easy task, but I’m sure you know that already. Still, this question lingers, and lingers, and lingers. free ebook.

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Defining and defying design convention: Eric Hu on uncertainty, subtlety and the issue of 'design heroes'

Creative Boom

Defining, defying and uniquely dancing aloft design convention – as well as looking cool as hell whilst doing it – designer Eric Hu has made a name for himself through his extraordinary creative studio, spanning arts and technology, expertly lending his hand to graphic disciplines and subverting expectations along the way.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

Showcase of Designs and Illustrations of Witches & Witchcraft

Spoon Graphics

I recently did a search for witch themed graphics for a little project I’m working on and discovered there’s an entire sub-genre of art styles dedicated to witches and witchcraft. Become bewitched by this inspirational showcase of wicked designs and illustrations with a witchy aesthetic.

10 Stunning Examples of Text Distortion Effects in Web Design

SpeckyBoy

We all love typography. And when type is set in motion, we love it even more!

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Five must-see exhibitions to enjoy in London this summer

Creative Boom

Morag Myerscough's permanent installation at Design Museum, London. Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It's been an unprecedented year of lockdowns, staying at home and rolled-out vaccines.

Luca Di Bartolomeo Illustrations

We And The Color

Let’s take a look at the creative work of Luca Di Bartolomeo, a skilled illustrator from Italy. Luca Di Bartolomeo is a 24 years old illustrator from Italy. He grew up in Abruzzo and at the age of 16, he had a huge chance to be an exchange student in the United States.

56 free Photoshop actions

Creative Bloq

These awesome free Photoshop actions will save you hours of design time

21 Best Modern Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

New highest quality modern fonts with unique typefaces that will make your design looks hi-tech and modern. You can use these fonts for any purpose, especially to make logotype and t-shirt design. All fonts are modern, classy serif typeface.

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Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

Stonewall's new strategy and identity looks to a bolder, more activist future

Creative Boom

Jones Knowles Ritchie and Revolt are behind a new identity for Stonewall, refreshing the LGBTQ+ organisation's branding with a new logo, bold colour palette and custom fonts to mark a new era of activism.

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Photographer Spotlight: Sophie Schwartz

Booooooom

Photo Columbus new york ohio photographer photography sophie schwartz

17 standout design portfolios to inspire you

Creative Bloq

The best design portfolios come in all shapes and sizes

Website Design: 32 Modern Websites with Amazing UI/UX

Graphic Design Junction

Check out the Award winning websites for inspiration. These website designs shows the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the web design industry.

Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

A new book on Barbara Kruger celebrates five decades of her iconic, incisive work

Creative Boom

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Forever), 2017, digital print on vinyl wallpaper and floor covering, dimensions variable, Amorepacific Museum of Art (APMA), Seoul, installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, 2017–18, © Barbara Kruger, photo by Timo Ohler, courtesy of Spru?th th Magers.

Documenting the almighty button

UX Collective

How do we look back in our field? Browsing through several collections available on Harvard Art Museum’s website triggered an interesting thought in my mind. We’re getting better, as humans, at documenting and exposing artwork in all types of formats.

The 13 best Photoshop alternatives

Creative Bloq

These Photoshop alternatives are worth discovering

16+ Clean Minimalist Resume Templates

Graphic Design Junction

Simple and minimal resume templates and minimal cv/resumes 100% print ready designs for the job seeker who wants to leave an unforgettable impression.

Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Magpie Studio's identity for a new plant-based haircare range with roots in Egypt

Creative Boom

London's Magpie Studio has created the brand identity, packaging and various marketing collateral for a plant-based haircare range called Khali Min, which launched earlier this month in Selfridges.

The Many Layers of Cornelia Oberlander’s Landscapes

Azure Magazine

Visionary. Genius. Legend. Those within and outside of the architecture and design community shared those one-word descriptors fast and furiously after learning that we lost Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (1921-2021) to COVID-19 last month. Politicians and civic mandarins tweeted fulsome tributes.

Brand Audit: How to Carry Out a Brand Audit (Updated June 2021)

Canny

Carrying out a Brand Audit is key before your company engage in any sort of rebranding project. When you’re building a new website, you need to understand exactly how you’re currently performing. The same applies for a Brand Audit. free ebook. The Rebranding Brief Template. get for free.

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Congrats on finishing the Google UX course! Here is what’s next for you.

UX Collective

Since Google launched its User Experience Design course on Coursera , we at the UX Collective have seen an exciting influx of recently graduated students who are looking to learn more about our field.

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. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

Turner Duckworth's new identity for Maker's Mark looks to the iconic bottle design

Creative Boom

Turner Duckworth is behind a new visual identity system for Maker's Mark, the classic bourbon brand from Loretto, Kentucky. It takes inspiration from its iconic bottle with red wax top, which has remained unchanged since 1958.

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What Is Glassmorphism? (With Examples)

SpyreStudios

Glassmorphism, shape design, retrofuturistic – these are just a few of the trendy design concepts of 2021. Design trends are getting cleverer and more intuitive in the recent years. Web designers have been developing hundreds of new ways to create impressive aesthetics.

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Paper Is Creased and Twisted into an Elegant Three-Dimensional Typographic Series by Reina Takahashi

Colossal

All images © Reina Takashi, shared with permission. Artist Reina Takahashi transposes the expressive, refined flourishes common in calligraphy into an exquisite series of paper type.

The design legacy of 2 Tone

Creative Review

The exhibition offers a deep dive into the legacy of 2 Tone, and its significance as both a musical and political force in the late 70s and early 80s.

What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

Freytag Anderson and Studio Chong create identity for Gerry's, a drink that 'sacks off the drama'

Creative Boom

If you're looking for good times, guaranteed, and you want to say goodbye to any unnecessary drama in your life, then a new low-calorie hard seltzer, Gerry's, might do the trick – if only to enjoy admiring its new identity by Freytag Anderson and Studio Chong.

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Modern Logo Redesign Spotlight: 11 Best Logo Changes

Canny

You have an established brand, but you need to redesign your logo. Maybe it’s looking a little tired, or maybe it doesn’t convey the correct brand message anymore. The question is, how do you get it right? The design landscape is changing, and logos need to keep up.

This Experimental Publisher Is Rethinking How Design Books Get Made

Eye on Design

The idea of crowdfunding books on design is no longer a new concept. Since its inception in 2009, Kickstarter has hosted approximately 3,700 campaigns centered around art books, with an estimated 500 specifically about design.

30+ Realistic Book Cove Mockups

Graphic Design Junction

Present your book design on Photoshop mockups for realistic preview. These photorealistic book cove mockups help you to show your label designs or to sell your products in an easy and professional way.

Studio Chong creates optimistic identity for Gerry's, a drink that 'sacks off the drama'

Creative Boom

If you're looking for good times, guaranteed, and you want to say goodbye to any unnecessary drama in your life, then a new low-calorie hard seltzer, Gerry's, might do the trick – if only to enjoy admiring its new identity by London-based Studio Chong.

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