October, 2021

10 fresh illustrators specialising in editorial to inspire

Creative Boom

Colin McElwaine. On the lookout for some inspiration from the world of editorial illustration, or perhaps you're on the hunt for a new artist to collaborate with? Whatever your needs, The Association of Illustrators is bursting with top talent.

How To Prepare a Business Card Design for Print

Spoon Graphics

In today’s tutorial I share my process of designing a business card and highlight some important considerations when designing for print.

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Expert Lists: Seb Lester

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Calligrapher, designer, educator, and artist, Seb Lester has attracted a huge and devoted following — both for his talent and wit.

The start of a new era for Responsive Web Design

UX Collective

If you’ve been in the web design industry as long as I have, you know one thing is imminent, the only constant is change.

20 Beautifully Designed Coming Soon Pages for Inspiration

SpeckyBoy

If you are working on a new website, service, or app, you should consider getting a jump start on your marketing campaigns by having a presence online that you can show to potential users or buyers, so that when you do launch, you can hit the ground running.

“Ice Castles” by Photographer Frankie Carino

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The Best Fonts For Creating Vintage Logos and Designs

Spoon Graphics

The key to creating authentic looking vintage artwork–whether it’s logos, packaging, or T-shirt designs–is selecting the perfect font combinations that represent the lettering style from previous centuries.

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40+ Best Halloween Fonts

Graphic Design Junction

Best Halloween fonts for creepy, spooky and slowly dripping blood Halloween projects. Top Halloween fonts inspired by horror, scary and ghotic style fonts. These Halloween fonts are perfect for graphic designs, such as logos, banners, posters, products, advertising, or other designs.

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Graphic Design Portfolio Template for Adobe InDesign

We And The Color

Available for free download with an Adobe Stock trial subscription, this graphic design portfolio template is fully customizable in Adobe InDesign. Created by Adobe Stock contributor @GrkiCreative , this A4 graphic design portfolio template comes with 24 fully customizable pages.

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In Web Design, Easier Doesn’t Always Mean Better

SpeckyBoy

There are a massive number of products and tools aimed at the web design industry. And it seems like something new arrives every day. They may vary widely in scope, but most have one thing in common: the promise of making our job easier.

Photographer Spotlight: Tobias Nicolai

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The Creative Boom 2021 Christmas gift guide for creatives

Creative Boom

Felt wool decorations by Elliot Kruszynski, and Cari Vander Yacht via Wrap. Tis the season to be. stressed about shopping. Let's face it, it's not always easy to get the right presents, especially in this time of collapsing supply chains and global shortages.

How to Create a Money Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to share some useful techniques for creating a vintage style engraved text effect just like the illustrations you see on paper money or banknotes.

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Creative Photography Business Card Templates PSD

Graphic Design Junction

Beautiful and modern photography business card templates make your business cards look professional. These professionally designed business cards are best for photo studio, personal identity, photographer cards, calling cards, launches, photoshot events, invites, promotion and more.

Julia Johnson Branding by Lundqvist & Dallyn

We And The Color

UK-based graphic design studio Lundqvist & Dallyn created a beautiful brand identity for Julia Johnson. Julia Johnson is a Los Angeles-based photographer and creative director. Her work is characterized by distinctive aesthetics along with vibrant colors.

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Meet Anuja Shukla, Shillington Graduate and Creative Strategist at Twitter

Shillington

After a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, Shillington New York graduate Anuja Shukla harnessed the power of empathy spurned through travel and employment abroad to shape a meaningful career in graphic design.

Handwriting is Dying. What Does That Mean For Design?

Eye on Design

If you’re over 25, your experience with handwriting is probably very different from what is being taught in schools today. Forty-six out of 50 states have adopted the Common Core Standards, which do not mention handwriting or cursive in their requirements.

New and recommended books for illustrators

Creative Boom

Hayao Miyazaki by Jessica Niebel. Image courtesy of Counterprint. One of the many joys of illustration is that there's always something new to discover. Whether that's a style or artist that has passed you by, or a fresh take on a familiar favourite, the world of illustration is endlessly rewarding.

50% off 230 Top Fonts, Brushes, Mockups, and More. Grab as Many as You Can!

Spoon Graphics

It’s the Design Cuts birthday event this week, and to celebrate they’re running a spectacular discount on all their top design resource products. Over 230 of the greatest fonts, brushes, illustrations, mockups, patterns, and toolkits are half-price for a limited time.

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How A Logo, Designed 17 Years Ago, Is Having A Second Life

Graphic Design USA

A logo designed by Alessandro/Weber Design 17 years ago for a minor league hockey team is having a second life as a pop icon logo due to a Netflix released documentary and a hockey jersey worn by Drake.

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Cuba Photography by Helene Havard

We And The Color

Photographer Helene Havard created a series of images in the streets of La Habana in Cuba. In 2016, Helene Havard created a series of photographs in the streets of La Habana in Cuba.

19 New Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

Futuristic and modern script and sans serif fresh free fonts , 100% free download for commercial and personal use. New high quality free fonts perfect for logotype, branding and any kind of typography artwork.

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How Wes Anderson’s Creative Team Designed the The French Dispatch Magazine for His Latest Film

Eye on Design

During a quick scene in The French Dispatch , Hermès Jones, a magazine illustrator played by Jason Schwartzman, gets an earful from Arthur Howitzer, Jr., the editor-in-chief played by Bill Murray.

How a change in photography can inspire a change in self

Creative Boom

© Ashley Abreu. Photography isn't just a job or a hobby. If you really dive into it, it can change the way you feel about life and the world in the most profound ways. Part of that is developing skills and experience, but it's also about having the right kit.

Pencils and Paint Procreate Texture Kit for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a wonderful new design resource product for Procreate to download this week, courtesy of Nicole from iPad Calligraphy. The Pencils and Paint Texture Kit for Procreate contains over 100 vibrant textures to bring colour and energy to your designs.

30 Brilliant Design Quotes That Inspire Us

Vandelay Design

Working in an industry that allows us to produce new and thrilling designs everyday is something most people would be envious of. But, just like any other career, graphic and web designers still need a little inspiration every once in a while.

5A Format Brand Design by Jaros?aw Dziubek

We And The Color

Polish designer Jaros?aw aw Dziubek created a unique brand identity for agency 5A Format. Jaros?aw aw Dziubek is a Polish graphic designer specializing in a wide array of projects ranging from branding to packaging.

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“Les rochers fauves” by Photographer Clement Chapillon

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Spooky Halloween Typography for 2021

SpyreStudios

The season’s web design theme would not be complete without spooky Halloween typography. Typography is a trendy way to use text and fonts to convey creativity. Some designers use witty lines to create a dramatic effect, while others simply use fonts to create an aesthetic.

'Donkey Wrong' is a funny animated short about an ass in the right place at the right time

Creative Boom

The British seaside is a peculiar place. Filled with donkey rides, ice cream vans, and holidaymakers looking for a good time, beaches are a destination where comic twists of fate are never far away. And in Animade's latest short film Donkey Wrong, that's exactly what happens.

10 Wood Grit Distortion Textures for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great collection of vector textures to download this week, courtesy of GhostlyPixels. These 10 Wood Grit Distortions feature a variety of finely detailed textures, isolated with transparent backgrounds.

Amazing Illustations Art By Samy Halim

Graphic Design Junction

Today we are featuring remarkable graphic artist, art director and digital illustrator artist “ Samy Halim “ He was born in Algeria and trained at the Fine Arts School of Algiers.

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Smoke Explosion Photo Effect Mockup for Adobe Photoshop

We And The Color

Created by the skilled people of Pixelbuddha, this smoke explosion photo effect mockup for Adobe Photoshop is available for free download with an Adobe Stock trial subscription.

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Free Wallpaper for October 2021

Six Leaf Design

Hey freaky friends! It’s finally autumn and Halloween month! Who’s excited? I’ve been a bit lackluster about Halloween the last few years, but I’m feeling the itch again to do something fun or dress up as something weird.