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Motto creates 'first of a kind' aluminium-bottled wine packaging

Creative Boom

Dallas- and New York-based branding agency Motto has created the branding and packaging for Revelshine, billed as a "first-of-its-kind line of sustainable wine bottled in unbreakable, infinitely recyclable aluminium vessels".

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10 Useful Website Prototyping Tools for UX/UI Designers in 2021

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Jenn Pereira. Web designers are often confronted with numerous challenges, many of which can involve miscommunication with clients.

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Film Emulation Lightroom Presets for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. These Film Emulation presets are inspired by classic film stocks such as Kodak, Fujifilm and Agfa. They are designed to give your digital images an authentic colour film look.

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5 Things We Learned from NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver

Azure Magazine

When urban planning students across North America returned to their studies amid a global pandemic, all classes had moved online and opportunities for invaluable co-op placements providing real-world experiences were drastically reduced.

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.

“Show Me How to Feel” by Artist Duo Hart Lëshkina


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The freelancers' guide to pensions

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Shutterstock / GaudiLab. Working as a freelancer, it’s often difficult to take a long term view of anything. You’re so focused on meeting that tight deadline, chasing that invoice, paying this month’s rent, that thinking about the future seems like a luxury you can’t afford.

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Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sushi has been popular in the Western world since the 1970s, when it was introduced to diners in the U.S.

IllustratorHub Showcases Black Illustrators

Guild News Blog

Art buyers can find a illustrators exhibiting a range of styles and black illustrators can find a supportive community. The post IllustratorHub Showcases Black Illustrators appeared first on The Graphic Artist Guild.

Daniel Topete's shots of self-recording artists show how creativity flourishes within limitations

Creative Boom

Mirror Sound, spread. Since the pandemic broke out, isolation, remote working and spending ludicrous chunks of time at home have become synonymous with everything that’s been terrible for the last year or so (life-threatening illness, crippling loneliness et al).

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VanMoof collaborates with illustrator Jim Stoten to animate a campaign celebrating the positive impact of cycling

Its Nice That

The Dutch e-bike company has commissioned the UK-based illustrator to create a two-minute spot, emphasising the positive advantages of cycling.

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.

Incredible Winning Photographs From The 2020 International Photography Awards

Design You Trust

Sometimes it is nice to be a bit nostalgic, and what can be more nostalgic than analog photos? See what your photography skills are made of: enter the IPA as it’s now open for submissions. Here are the best examples of analog photography from the 2020 International Photography Awards.

Motion Design Inspiration - Randon Loops


Motion Design Inspiration - Randon Loops. abduzeedo 02.28.21 Tony Babel is a multidisciplinary designer, animator and illustrator specialized in rich animations for digital products. With a portfolio full of very inspiring motion design work.

Frankie Perez’s photo book is a raw ode to street dance culture

Creative Review

“I look at it as a visual love letter,” photographer and filmmaker Frankie Perez says of his new self-published book. “I wanted to create a body of work centred around the street dance culture I grew up in.

How to Use Micro-Influencers to Promote Your Brand (With Examples)

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Bill Acholla. Promoting a brand is not as easy as it was back in the day. Marketing – particularly digital marketing – is developing at an astonishing rate. Influencer marketing is one way in which the industry is evolving every day. What is Influencer Marketing?

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.

Spectacular Winning Images of The Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020

Design You Trust

Here are the winners of the 2020 Tokyo International Awards. The winners receive prizes that are up to $3,000 USD. Tokyo International Foto awards recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan.

TypeType Website Redesign


TypeType Website Redesign. abduzeedo 02.27.21 Pavel Emelyanov and Comence Studio shared an inspiring web design project for TypeType. Their task was to completely rethink the TypeType website. New catalog, new structure, full change of font tester, extended information about TypeType foundry.

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How I Work: Nadia Lee Cohen

Creative Review

As she releases her first monograph, Nadia Lee Cohen discusses the inspiration behind her surreal images – which draw heavily on cinema and Americana – and the curious characters who frequent her photos. The post How I Work: Nadia Lee Cohen appeared first on Creative Review. How I Work

Artist Spotlight: Eve Saint Jean


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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

“We Call It A Movement”: Couple Releases Photography Book To Elevate Beauty Standards For Black Kids

Design You Trust

Photography is not only about creating an image—in the right hands, it can become a tool for inspiration and especially in this case—empowerment.

Paloma Nieri Branding and Visual Identity


Paloma Nieri Branding and Visual Identity. abduzeedo 02.27.21 Guapo./ shared a truly inspiring branding and logo design case study for the work they did for Paloma Nieri. The final result is really good but what caught my attention was the detailed process behind it and the presentation of it.

Heinz website stunt takes 57 minutes to load

Creative Review

Readers that remember the glory days of the modem might have assumed painfully slow loads were a thing of the past, but last week found Heinz paying tribute to its 57 varieties with an especially lengthy website wait – 57 minutes to be precise.

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Defying the norm: Grayson Perry on what it means to be an artist

Its Nice That

What is it about the British artist that allows him to connect with people across the board? We chat with Perry about public personas and how he built his “one-man culture”. Features

Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

Before She Was Famous, Marilyn Monroe Was Paid Just $10 an Hour to Pose for Pin-up Artist Earl Moran in the Late 1940s

Design You Trust

Marilyn Monroe posed for Earl Moran – Bus Stop. One of his most famous photo’s/paintings of Marilyn done in 1946, titled ‘Bus Stop’. It featured Marilyn in a cheesecake pose, standing next to a bus stop, with skates in her hand.

8 Game-Changing Embroidery Tools That You Should Have in Your Craft Stash

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. This article is brought to you by Brown Paper Stitch , my business that makes your wardrobe pawesome by embroidering your pets on clothing.

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Changes to PPP Loan Program Benefit Sole Proprietors, Microbusinesses, and Underserved Communities

Guild News Blog

Changes to the program were announced on February 22. Businesses that received a smaller share of the PPP funding last year will have easier access to loans.

Focused on research and experimentation, Twelve studio builds an identity for ramen restaurant Koie

Its Nice That

The London-based studio founders Shi Yuan and Rex Chen talk us through the meticulous detail behind their recent culinary project.


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.

These Incredible Cute Rodents Change Color Under UV Light

Design You Trust

Scientists have discovered a vivid porphyrin-based biofluorescence in two species of springhares, Pedetes capensis and Pedetes surdaster. Olsen, et al. One of the more peculiar and rarest traits in the animal kingdom is the ability to glow in the dark.

5 Automated Email Marketing Sequences You Should Set Up for Your Business


Email marketing sequences are designed to help you engage your audience. You can set up email sequences for when someone signs up to your email list when they reach the checkout at your eCommerce store but fail to make a purchase and more.

Scientists Develop New Way To Make Transparent Wood

The Die Line

and it could be a plastic alternative


The joy of friction

Creative Review

Most brands are on a mission to create customer experiences that are as simple and smooth as possible. Yet, argues Wayne Deakin, ECD, EMEA at Huge, sometimes a bit of friction is a good thing. The post The joy of friction appeared first on Creative Review

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This Korean Tattoo Artist Creates Tattoo Cover-Up Masterpieces!

Design You Trust

South Korean tattoo artist Sigak has recently been putting an original spin on tattoo cover-ups, and people really like his art style! More: Instagram , Youtube. Inspirations covers Sigak south korea tattoos

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