Diversifying and decolonising the field of graphic design, Sold Out Publishing celebrates underrepresented references

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Founded by Bakhtawer Haide and Betty Brunfaut, Sold Out is a platform facilitating multiple perspectives based on plurality.

The Pantone Colour References for Star Wars Character Boba Fett

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Daniel Jackont’s work is full of cinematic references, like “a movie without motion”

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With an authentic, conceptual and narrative-driven approach to photography, Daniel Jackont’s lengthy process is worth the wait.

Exploring the 80s animation references in The Strokes’ At The Door video

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Drawing inspiration from Heavy Metal, Watership Down and The NeverEnding Story, Mike Burakoff and Benjy Brooke’s epic film plays with nostalgia and reality.

Politically Incorrect: This Artist Manipulates Popular Culture References To Satirize Contemporary Society And Politics

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Saint Hoax (previously) is a pseudonymous Syrian artist, activist and sociopolitical critique who manipulates popular culture references to satirize contemporary society and politics.

An Artist Is Drawing Famous Characters With Coronavirus References To Show Support For People Impacted By The Pandemic

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People around the world are finding various ways to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. There are also people like New York-based artist Gripless, who’s using art to show solidarity with people impacted by the virus.

Study reveals the Pantone references of banknotes around the world

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A new study into the design of money currently in circulation reveals a range of global trends, from the use of colour to which famous figures countries choose to represent them.

Uncommon’s modular Coventry City of Culture identity references the city’s brutalist history

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The design uses a square grid system that applies bold geometric shapes and symbols to represent Coventry’s industries, alongside photos of its residents.

What is Creativity?

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When talking about creativity, it has become common to associate it with art, creative writing, and music. Although this idea is partly correct, limiting it to only these three areas is certainly erroneous.

O-Ring Material Reference Guide for Selecting the Right Product Design

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O-rings are critically important for a wide range of applications, from aircraft and automobile components to medical devices and scuba diving equipment.

House of Flying Reference Marks

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Daggers come from that archipelago of typographic symbols known as reference marks, which refer readers elsewhere for explanatory or exegetic notes. The traditional first-order reference mark is the asterisk{footnote_1}, a longtime favorite: in The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst observes that asterisks have been in continuous use for five thousand years.

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Marta Cerdà Alimbau on her expressive, trial-and-error approach to graphic design

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Working between control and freedom, the Amsterdam-based designer refers to her practice as a “dance”.

Meet Paul Berg?s, a graphic designer who draws alphabets with the same freedom as he constructs images

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The graphic designer refers to himself as a “bricoleur”, someone who can make objects using any material around them. Here, he explains more.

David Vanadia's bold and minimalist illustrations that fuse graphic design with art

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I am passionate about the idea that the visual arts can play the role of a universal language, which refers to very primitive, even almost mystical, aspects of human expression.

Illustrations by artist and cyclist Jen Lewis for the UCI that celebrate World Bicycle Day

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The UCI was wonderful and supplied me with several photographs to use as a reference, some of which I didn't think would work and I suggested alternatives. It was probably the best decision of her career when Jen Lewis decided to combine her two greatest passions: cycling and illustration.

Paintings by Jérôme Lagarrigue inspired by an impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare'

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The title of the series, The Fire This Time, refers to James Baldwin's landmark book, The Fire New Time, which was an impassioned plea to "end the racial nightmare" in America back in 1963.

An anime-inspired campaign for Wagamama by Danish anime director Mads Broni and Passion Animation Studios

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Created through a combination of hand-drawn and computer illustrated artwork, the film brings together a broad range of modern, diverse references and characters, with each frame existing as a unique illustration inspired by anime art.

Graphic Design Dictionary | Print Basics

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Resolution: Resolution for print materials refers to DPI or dots per inch - which literally means the dots of ink printed per inch of paper. Dimensions: This may seem like a no-brainer, but dimensions refer to the exact size of a printed piece.

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50 Graphic Design Terms You Should Know

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Kerning refers to the space between two consecutive letters, numbers, or any other characters. It also refers to the process of adjusting space between characters to improve how the text is read. Opacity refers to the degree of transparency a design element has. Introduction.

Colourful sculptures by Rachel Klinghoffer made entirely from everyday trash and discarded toys

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The title references a lyric from Bruce Springsteen's Growin' Up, which inspires an emotional connection to her own youth. Surface colours reference the Romantics, particularly the Hudson River School with its emphasis on the subtleties and range of light.

Dianne Van der Hoeven maps her inspirations to her work in Symbiotic Hues

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The Rotterdam-based designer wanted to create a tactile way to interact with her references as a way to reflect on her design process. How do you collect and archive your design inspirations?

Universe 113: The Superb Detailed Video Games Posters And Sci-Fi Art Works Of Egor Klyuchnyk

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They features many movie, TV, video game and comic book references. Egor Klyuchnyk is a talented Ukraine-based artist and illustrator behind these incredible images. It is just WOW. More: Egor Klyuchnyk, Artstation, Instagram, Behance. Source.

Bisa Butler's work aims to 'reorient angst and despair' faced by Black Americans

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Her choice of bright, striking colour palettes is down to the fact she wants to "represent our skin because these colours are how African Americans refer to our complexions," says the artist.

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Whereabouts: Alice Pasquini's line drawings on the back of postcards document her travels

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It's a way of remembering where she's been, creating a tangible memory that she can refer back to whenever she likes.

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Puzzleman Leung constructs a narrative through props in a series to make you look twice

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Taking the reins from Maaike Canne in the next instalment of our Thread of Inspiration project, Puzzleman Leung creates a series of off-kilter still life from a wide pool of references.

Pentagram creates the 'most authentic' logo in iconic department store Liberty's history

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For Londoners, at least, any reference to the department store instantly conjures up a mental picture of busy floral prints that somehow avoid tweeness in favour of luxury.

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Affinity Airbrush Shading Brushes for Premium Members

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Also included is a quick reference PDF, use it to find the right brushes quickly.

9 Laws of Typography That Every App Designer Should Know

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Typography refers to the art and science of organizing text to boost readability and legibility of the conveyed message. Leading in typefaces refers to the vertical space between each text line. Kerning refers to another aspect of using space in the on-screen text content.

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

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The typefaces reference colonial printed media and writings found in confidential documents, contracts and letters, for instance.

Passengers: Paintings by Matthew Grabelsky of half-human, half-animal creatures on New York's subway

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Equally powerful is Grabelsky's reference to the state of captivity imposed on wild animals such as tigers, crocodiles and lions.

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Acid Grotesk: Folch's 'fluid and energetic' smiley typeface for Acid House Barcelona

Creative Boom

It could have happened the other way round, but according to this business model we positioned ourselves as a reference for what many people call the 'new normality'.". We wanted to make a direct reference to the pop element that nowadays is accessible and recognised worldwide.


Communication Arts

A flowing score of illustrations becomes the narrative reference for MamboMambo’s site detailing proper metadata practices for Québec’s musicians.

Wine designs that celebrate the brave man who fails

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The labels show a tumbling muscular figure, reminiscent of traditional Greek sculptures or Biblical drawings (hence, we're assuming, the name The Fall—sadly unlikely to be a reference to the Manchester band. "We

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Origen México by Blok


Opinion by Richard Baird Origen México is a encyclopaedic collection of cultural reference points from Mexico, and an expression of love for its land and identity, edited by Ámbar Editores and Paola Gonzalez Vargas.

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Budweiser Releases Its First-Ever Alcohol-Free Beer

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Pardon the Cool as Ice reference, but you can finally drop that hero and get with the zero now

Let illustratior Anindya Anugrah take you into her medieval-inspired fantasy world

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Often mashing together multiple historical references in a single image, Anindya’s artistic practice came from a rather unusual origin.

Design Deals for the Week

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Packed with 66 detailed guidelines, this reference offers step by step instructions to walk you through every step of the shopping funnel from landing pages to checkout. $8

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Artist Wangari Mathenge's latest oil paintings question the dehumanising meaning behind the term 'expats'

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It was from a conversation I had with a friend wherein we recognised that Africans living abroad were rarely referred to as 'expatriates'," she explains.

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“Dreaming Of Us”: The Superb Digital Cyberpunk And Dystopian Art Works Of Leopoldo D’Angelo

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My name is Leopoldo D’Angelo, although almost everyone refers to me as Dangiuz. Inspired by Cyberpunk and Synthwave culture, Leopoldo D’Angelo, known as Dangiuz, creates post-apocalyptic and dystopian scenarios. The Italian artist deals with Computer Graphics, Digital Art and 3D arts.

Linked: Will it DeVito?

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DeVito Graffito inserts the essence of Danny DeVito into different logos, album covers, movie posters, and other cultural references Visit Link.