April, 2020

Top 30 Logo & Branding Design Kits for Designers

Just Creative

Sometimes, having the right tools can help make the process of designing a logo or even a brand much easier and with this list of the top Logo & Branding Kits for designers, you can have the tools you need to produce high-quality work every time.

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Maltese-inspired, minimalist art prints of 'usually busy places' during lockdown

Creative Boom

To help us through these challenging times, illustrator and designer Scott Schembri has created a series of Maltese-inspired art posters depicting usually busy places as deserted during the lockdown.

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Retro Camping Badges & Outdoor Patches for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great collection of camping and outdoors themed patch and badge designs to download this week, courtesy of Evgen Radchenko from JeksonGraphics.

Geometric Insects Navigate Sparse Flora in Pastel Illustrations by Hoàng Hoàng

Colossal

All images © Hoàng Hoàng. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, graphic designer and illustrator Hoàng Hoàng merges science and art into a series of illustrations that mimic both insects in their natural habitats and those pinned in display cases for preservation.

Medieval Road-trips & the Invention of Print

I Love Typography

We don’t know for sure what prompted Hans Gensfleisch to leave his hometown of Mainz in western Germany for Strasbourg in the south but leave he did, probably in the early 1430s.

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Website Backgrounds: 18 Sources to Find the Perfect Background

Graphic Mama

Sometimes, finding the perfect background for your website may turn into quite a challenge. In today’s selection, we’ve gathered sources of website backgrounds – free and premium, so you have many options for your next (or current!) big website design project.

30 Bulletproof Marketing Strategies for a Thriving Business

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Abhishek Talreja. Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting out, an essential way to grow your business is to be consistent with your marketing efforts.

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Working From Home? This New Bundle of Resources Will Give You a Creative Boost!

Spoon Graphics

If you’re struggling to find some creative inspiration at the moment, the design resources in this new bundle will help you to create totally new effects and art styles. The Designer’s Ultimate Creative Arsenal is full of the highest-quality and on-trend design resources.

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Developing a Sense of Mythology Around Your Designs

Speckyboy Design Magazine

There’s a legend among the cheese connoisseurs of New York City. In most of the US, it’s illegal to sell raw (non-pasteurized) dairy products.

How to Build Your Own Design Education without Going to School

Inspiration Feed

Design School. Two relatively ordinary words, but once put together take on a distinct meaning – a glorified institute subliminally pushing the notion that the combination of art and academia is the recipe for success.

Witty ‘Coronavirus Tourism’ Posters Advertise the Thrilling Adventures of Staying Home

Colossal

All images © Jennifer Baer. Global travel may have stopped almost entirely, but the “Coronavirus Tourism Bureau” is ramping up its latest campaign.

How To Build An Online Presence With Sustainability At Its Core

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Rodney Laws. In 2020, sustainability permeates everything we do. It’s in the news every day, climate change marches occur around the world, and environmentalism is being taught in schools everywhere. In short, sustainability matters.

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Timeless shell-toes are celebrated for its game-changing team spirit

Creative Boom

Can you believe it's been 50 years since the Superstar was born?

Noted: New Logo and Identity for Lendify by Essen International

Under Consideration / Brand

“Lend me your Arrears”. 2014) " Lendify is building the next generation bank that is efficient, digital and fair. Lendify caters to Swedish households with high credit ratings who often already have loans from one of the traditional banks, but can and want to get better terms.

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Dealing with Uncertain Times as a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If recent global events have taught us anything, it’s that life as we know it can change in an instant. The things that once seemed certain and knowable become anything but. For web designers who rely on client work to make a living, this situation is especially daunting.

Lighting and Framing on the Prairie

Joe McNally

I’ve said it many times. Rick Iannucci and Nancy DeSantis are amazing people and dear friends. Their program, Horses for Heroes , runs on their ranch near Santa Fe, and does a tremendous amount of good for wounded veterans and those suffering from PTSD.

15 Minimalist Graphic Design Examples to Inspire You

Shillington

Minimalist graphic design is something that’s not going away anytime soon. Every day, we are inspired by our surroundings whether we realize it or not, and that’s especially true for those of us who are more creative-minded.

5 Unarguable Truths About SEO in 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Irene Warren. If anyone told you that 2020 marketing techniques would revolve around a virus , you would’ve laughed in their face. But today, we’re taking the term viral marketing in its literal sense. Yes, the digital marketing space has changed.

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The shortlist has been announced for this year's V&A Illustration Awards

Creative Boom

Today the V&A has revealed the shortlisted artists for the V&A Illustration Awards 2020, a celebration of excellence in student and published illustration over the last 12 months.

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Noted: New Logo for British American Tobacco

Under Consideration / Brand

“Blind as a BAT”. 1902) " British American Tobacco plc (BAT) is a cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company headquartered in London, England. It is the second-largest cigarette maker in the world as of 2012.

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Brian Rea

Communication Arts

An East Coast transplant headed west to explore the evolving landscape of illustration. Article

Finery Vodka Sodas Feature Crisp & Fresh Branding

Trendland

Inspired by classic cocktails, Finery is an Auckland brand of refreshing vodka sodas with a twist. Fine, organic ingredients served as a base for drinks, featuring blends of teas and botanicals.

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Build Your Own Kinetic Engines With These Mechanical Kits by Morris Models

Colossal

For those inclined to tinker, Morris Models offers DIY kits that save an unused blender or noisy washing machine from relentless disassembly. Part historical prototype and part kinetic sculpture, Morris Models’s six laser-cut engines range in complexity and difficulty.

Majestic Natural Landscape Photography By Alexandros Malapetsas

Design You Trust

Outstanding travel and outdoor landscapes by Alexandros Malapetsas, a talented self-taught photographer, and adventurer from Zagori, Greece. Alexandros focuses mainly on landscapes, nature, travel, and architecture photography. He travels all over Greece to capture magical nature landscapes.

Micro but Many: an unofficial Micro Machines collection for those of us who love toy cars

Creative Boom

Children of the '80s and '90s! If like me, you enjoyed spending hours with your little brother, going through an entire collection of toy cars, choosing one by one which you'd get to play with that day, then this new book on Micro Machines will raise a smile.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for ANP by Vruchtvlees

Under Consideration / Brand

“Dot News is Good News”. 1934) " ANP is the largest independent BtB news and information supplier to all Dutch media - Internet, mobile, television, radio, newspapers, magazines - as well as to organisations in public and private sectors.

Klaus Nienkämper: Confessions of a Chair Man

Azure Magazine

Editor’s Note: Since establishing his eponymous furniture manufacturing business in Toronto in the 1960s, Klaus Nienkämper has been a revered champion of contemporary design.

With bold colours and characters, Martcellia Liunic’s works are “the right combination of cute and trippy”

Its Nice That

The Jakarta-based illustrator also runs her own clothing brand called Liunic on Things.

Lounging Seals, a Ravenous Pelican, and a Startled Owl Top Impressive Entries in Nature Photography Contest

Colossal

Florian Ledoux’s “Above the Crabeater Seals,” taken in Antarctica with Phantom 4 Pro+. Aerial view of crabeater seals resting in a group on the ice after feeding at night.

Artist Re-Imagines Classic Paintings To Obey Social Distancing Rules During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Design You Trust

People across the globe have been instructed to obey social distancing rules for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus pandemic. And following the new legislation, German based artist Til Kolare have reimagined a series of classic paintings in accordance with the law. More: Source.

FACT gallery launches callout for new online commissioning scheme for artists in lockdown

Creative Boom

Liverpool-based FACT gallery has launched a callout for artworks as part of its new online commissioning scheme, entitled FACT Together, for artists in lockdown.

Noted: New Logo for Los Angeles Chargers

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Chip off the Old Bolt”. 1959) "The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Chargers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division.

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Nadia Flower’ Decorative & Layered Mixed-Media Illustrations

Trendland

The New Zealand artist Nadia Flower is a creative, specializing in the areas of fashion, illustration and patterns. Random, instinctive and playful, her mixed-media illustrations has a contemporary look and feel with the hand of the artist always present.

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Drawn in the dock: the story of courtroom illustration

Its Nice That

Exploring the crazy process and unique aesthetic of this art form, as the arrival of cameras in British courts threatens the future of the rare discipline. Features

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Synchronized Starling Flocks Undulate in Mesmerizing Patterns Captured by Photographer Xavi Bou

Colossal

?. For starlings, there’s truth to safety in numbers.

Quarantine – All Against The Virus: Brazil Designer Made A Boardgame About Quarantine

Design You Trust

During the quarantine period, imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of people are in their homes trying to make the best of time. Some are reading books, marathoning series, cooking, cleaning or having fun with video games and board games.

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Matt Saunders on freelancing, growing up in Northern England and why chaos is a friend of his

Creative Boom

Matt Saunders is a freelance illustrator based in London, whose work is fantastical, atmospheric and full of drama and intrigue.