July, 2020

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

Creative Boom

French artist and illustrator David Vanadia is on a quest to find "meaning" through his minimalist artworks, full of bold graphics and human emotion. Working with mediums such as engraving, collage or digital, his practice is based around people and philosophy.

Download My Free Collection of Organic Turing Patterns

Spoon Graphics

Add detailed organic patterns to your design work with this free collection of seamlessly repeating vector pattern graphics.

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10 Top Display Fonts for Graphic Design & Branding

Just Creative

As a graphic designer, you might be hired for all kinds of projects from branding, logo design, or even designing a website. These might be small or large projects depending on the client.

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Getting started with packaging design

Designer Daily

Packaging – for many brands, it’s something that’s left to the last minute. For designers, it’s an uncommon blank canvas to work on. But the truth is that designing packaging presents multifaceted challenges that test even the most resourceful graphic designers.

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.

Black Print

I Love Typography

An introduction to early African American print culture; its authors, editors, journalists, printers and publishers in America. From protest pamphlets to the first Black newspapers and books. The post Black Print appeared first on I Love Typography. typography america typographic firsts

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Gnarly! Peter Phobia brings his passion for skateboarding to illustrated life

Creative Boom

Peter Phobia is a German-born, New York-based illustrator whose work with clients including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rimowa, Samsung, i-D and Absolut. We're big fans of his work, so we were excited to see him launch his latest project, inspired by his teenage years as a skateboarder.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products.

How To Improve Your Photography Brand to Get More Clients

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Jayce Redford. Photography is an art form made possible by technology. But unfortunately, the rapid digitalization of photos is slowly devaluing what was once a highly regarded means of capturing images.

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The Web Design Hack Hall of Fame

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We web designers have always been a crafty bunch. If there’s a specific look or functionality we need to achieve, we can usually piece together a solution. That’s the case even when there isn’t a specific standard or tool to guide us. This is where the concept of the web design hack comes into play.

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.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Iceland National Football Team by Brandenburg

Under Consideration / Brand

“Do Not F**k with the Icelandic”. Dating back to 1912, the Iceland National Football Team was first recognized by FIFA in 1946.

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Photographer Spotlight: Darryl Richardson


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Womb Stories: Nisha Ganatra directs 'boundary-smashing' animated campaign for Libresse & Bodyform

Creative Boom

Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Nisha Ganatra has directed Womb Stories , a unique and beautiful animated film for Libresse & Bodyform that hopes to dispel myths, encourage a positive conversation and address the life-changing moments in a woman's life, from miscarriages and the menopause to endometriosis.

What Graphic Design Trends Are Going Out Of Style?


A graphic designer is a highly-demanding profession that requires not only a wide array of skills and vast expertise but also thinking ahead and breaking the rules. Even veterans must continuously upgrade their skills and expand their knowledge to stay on top of the game.

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

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.

A Client’s Role in Website Accessibility

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Among the top priorities for web designers is in making sure that the websites we build are accessible. Everyone should be able to navigate and consume content – with or without assistive technologies.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for HumanForest by South

Under Consideration / Brand

“Ride, Forest, Ride!”. Launched in 2020, HumanForest is London, UK's first free, shared, electric bike scheme.

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Photographer Spotlight: Brendan Freeman


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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.

Alexandra Francis creates bright and observational digital illustrations inspired by her fine art charcoal drawings

Creative Boom

Manchester-based graphic designer and illustrator Alexandra Francis creates bright, observational artworks mixed with bold hand-lettering.

The 13 Step Graphic Design Process (Simple & Effective)


As we all know by now and despite what some people may think, the graphic design process is much more than just shoving words and pictures on a page or “just” designing a logo. Any graphic design project is intricate and has multiple steps.

The Best Huion Tablets for Designers & Artists in 2020

Just Creative

Looking for the best Huion tablets for drawing, design & art? Look no further! When you’re a graphic designer or artist, choosing the right tablet for your artwork is important because the wrong tablet can hold your work back and keep you from getting those desired clients. .

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The 15 Best Flyer Templates for Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you’re designing a flyer for a special occasion, then you don’t want to miss this roundup. We’ve gathered the best flyer templates for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator that you can use as inspiration or to save time during your design process.

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.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Laka by Ragged Edge

Under Consideration / Brand

“Hell hath no Fury Laka Cyclist Scorned”.

Photographer Spotlight: DeSean McClinton-Holland


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Art project funds 100,000 meals for migrant workers

Creative Boom

Over 140 million people have lost their jobs in India due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of whom are daily wage labourers and migrant workers.

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The Indigenous Hub in Toronto Promises a Brighter Future

Azure Magazine

Two sinuous buildings hug a lush, raised landscape in the newly revitalized east-downtown Toronto neighbourhood known as the Canary District. One is wrapped in a façade of concrete “birch trees,” the other is ensconced in a metal shawl with a swaying fringe.

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Best Slab Serif Fonts for Logos & Branding

Just Creative

If you own a business, two of the most important things you can do to help your business grow is to invest in a quality logo and go through a complete branding process.

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The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Once they’re out of design school and battling it out in the real world, designers can find themselves in a pretty crappy predicament.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for Amstel by Elmwood

Under Consideration / Brand

“Ring Out the Old”. Established in 1870 in Amsterdam, Amstel is a Dutch brewery that first brewed a Bavaria-style lager, starting its exporting business early on in the 1880s and has now, 150 years later, expanded to 110 markets worldwide.

CosmosBenthos is a magazine on cosmic lifestyle


Words Marta Knas. CosmosBenthos is a new printed publication by Monograph&Co and ONE OF US collective.