May, 2022

Melcher Oosterman creates intricate, colourful illustrations without even planning them

Creative Boom

Rotterdam-based illustrator Melcher Oosterman has an expert eye for colour, which he uses to create intricate illustrations brimming with wit, character and tragedy. But another important skill in his creative toolkit is an aversion to planning.

Typographic Electronics Vinicius Araújo

Designer Daily

As a graphic designer based in Rio de Janeiro, Vinicius Araújo enjoys experimenting with letters and it’s very obvious in his latest side project, titled 36 Days Electronics.

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How to Create Detailed Bitmap Effects in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create detailed pixel effects just using Photoshop’s Bitmap conversion tool. By configuring a few simple settings, you can easily create retro-style artwork just like old 8-Bit game screens.

Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Astronef Super

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Join Steven Heller for this special episode of Font of the Month as he takes a closer look at Astronef Super, a playful, bold, and brilliant new font family from designed by Jean François Porchez.

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“Dreamer” by Photographer KangHee Kim

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KangHee Kim. KangHee Kim on Instagram. Photo artist kanghee kim new york photography

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American Sports, Drinks Packaging, and More: Glen’s Inspirations

Canny

When it comes to inspiration I find it hard to really pinpoint individual people. The only person I can think of is my Grandad. He bought me and my brother a computer when we were 5 or 6 years old so that we could go on paint and make posters for birthdays.

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Photoshop CC Corrupted Files

Designer Daily

What should you do, if the file with the Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud graphic project stops opening? Users think that Adobe will save Photoshop for a project, that took many days and hours to work on because the cost of subscribing to Adobe Creative Cloud is prohibitive.

Anna Sing Creates A Bouquet Of Typefaces

Graphic Design USA

Anna Sing, a multi-disciplinary designer based in New York City, went on a frenetic 15-week effort to create four fonts inspired by the history of houseplants. . Blog Fresh Anna Sing design magazines font GDUSA graphic design Graphic Design USA nature type design news typography UT Austin

Brutal Burrito by Tres Tipos Gráficos

BP&O

In 1984, the death of the wrestler Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta – commonly known as El Santo – sent shockwaves through Mexico. Over the course of five decades and 15,000 matches, the legendary fighter had captivated audiences, helping to fuel the growth of Lucha Libre around the world.

Coastly Handwritten Font + Bonus 10 Vector Quotes Designs

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great new font to download this week, courtesy of Design a Lot.

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Online Course: Creative Patterns for Graphic Design

We And The Color

Learn to create stylish patterns for diverse graphic design projects. This is an online course by Italian graphic designer Giorgia Smiraglia. Her striking designs have been used for a diverse range of international brands.

'Live well & eat well': Chang Chih on her deliciously warm and nostalgic illustrations

Creative Boom

Breakfast © Chang Chih. Taichung-based illustrator creates homely works Inspired by her family, the food her mother used to make, and even the daily weather. Chang Chih has only been illustrating for less than a year, but her finely refined style proves otherwise.

Cover Designs For “The Rift”

Designer Daily

Presented by Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner, The Rift tells the story of a single mother and her son whose lives change forever after witnessing a WWII fighter pilot from 1941 crash land in present-day Kansas.

“Ozarkland” by Photographer Aaron DuRall

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Photo aaron durall new york ozarkland photographer photography queens

Eames Institute by Manual

BP&O

American industrial designers Ray and Charles Eames fundamentally believed that good design should be available to everybody.

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Pinterest, Turner Duckworth, and More: Will’s Inspirations

Canny

When looking for inspiration for design, it’s really hard to pin it down to a single person, design or designer. It’s a very subjective topic and changes depending on the person. For me I take inspiration from lots of different areas in my day to day life.

Narrative Photography Online Course

We And The Color

With this online course by Dara Scully, you will learn the resources to tell a story through photography. Dara Scully is a renowned photographer and writer specializing in narrative photography.

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Three easy tricks to help you beat imposter syndrome

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It's Mental Health Awareness Week again. A chance to consider our well-being and support others who might be suffering. In that spirit, we thought we'd take a closer look at a common issue for creatives, and that's imposter syndrome.

TOP Inspiring & Most Liked YouTube Channels for Designers

Designer Daily

“Design is intelligence made visible”. This quote by Alina Wheeler is the perfect way to portray what the design concept is. Everyone can design in many ways but that doesn’t mean that we are each excellent at it. But there are a myriad of people out there who have an eye for design.

“Patti Smith” by Photographer Ryan Schude

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Ryan Schude. Ryan Schude’s Website. Ryan Schude on Instagram. Photo patti smith photographer photography ryan schude

Tipple Topper by Marx Design

BP&O

The pandemic catalysed the at-home market for a whole host of products. Paired with social isolation, it’s no wonder that one of the markets to benefit would be alcohol.

A product design process for the real world

UX Collective

The product design playbook I use to break down and execute on design projects. At the start of 2021, Dialpad’s core product was a business phone platform. We supported several use cases, but making and receiving phone calls over the internet was our bread and butter.

Recreate the Look: 80s Editorial

Creative Market

The editorial layout and ad style of the late 80s is back! Design trends come back in cycles, and when they do, we’re usually faced with entirely unique takes: creative reinterpretations that reflect new designers’ perspectives.

10 decorative accessories that we always see in every graphic design agency

Creative Boom

Office of Tom Muller. Image courtesy of the designer. We've spent 13 happy years supporting the creative industry through Creative Boom. One of the things we enjoy most is visiting people in their studios, seeing where and how they work.

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Architecture, Pop Art, and More: Dom’s Inspirations

Canny

My interest for Design has grown throughout my life. I have been able to turn what was once a hobby, into a career path which is something I’m very proud of. Design can be powerful in so many ways, from illustration styles, to the layout of a website. Resources. The Design Brief Template.

Photographer Spotlight: Ryan Struck

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Ryan Struck. Ryan Struck’s Website. Ryan Struck on Instagram. Photo photographer photography Ryan Struck

Weekly News for Designers ? 643

SpeckyBoy

PowerToys – 11 awesome features Microsoft won’t add to Windows – Add handy features to your Windows computer with this free download. It’s time we fix the unethical design of cookie consent windows – Thoughts on creating a more transparent cookie consent UI.

10 New Branding Trends You Need to Know About Now

Inkbot Design

10 New Branding Trends You Need to Know About Now. According to a recent study by the branding agency KRC Research, millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are more likely to identify with the word “brand” than any other generation before them.

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Gusztav.architecture Branding by BRAND.S.G. Studio

We And The Color

BRAND.S.G. Studio created this beautiful brand identity for Gusztav.architecture. BRAND.S.G. Studio is a Budapest, Hungary-based design firm offering all-in-one solutions for branding, web development, content creation, strategy, and performance marketing.

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Three common mistakes designers make when creating websites for clients

Creative Boom

You can be the best coder in creation, but that doesn't always translate into success as a web designer. Many freelance web designers and web design agencies struggle because they make the same mistakes over and over again.

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Computers, Self-Belief, and More: Jordan’s Inspirations

Canny

Who inspired me to become a web developer? This is a tricky question for me to answer because I grew up alongside the web, and as I’ve matured and changed, so has it. From a luxury only a few people had access to, through to that weird Myspace stage, into the behemoth it is today. Resources.

“Lonersong Scrapbook” by Photographer Brendan George Ko

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Photo Brendan George Ko lonersong scrapbook maui photographer photography toronto

25 Free Watercolor Brush Sets for Adobe Photoshop

SpeckyBoy

When it comes to design, some styles come and go. On the other hand, others remain popular for years, if not decades. The watercolor effect is one of the most popular design styles in both web and graphic design.

10 of the best free 3D apps

Creative Bloq

Sculpt, model, animate and render to your heart's content with these budget-friendly apps