2024

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How creatives can stay positive during darker times

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock As the news continues to look grim and the economy struggles, what can creatives do to stay happy and productive? The Creative Boom community share their top tips. Are you finding your life and work particularly challenging right now? You're by no means alone. After all, we might be past the worst of Covid now, but the world hasn't exactly pivoted into the big, happy, post-pandemic party we'd all hoped for.

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Ami Ami by Wedge

BP&O

We’ve all, at some point in life, encountered a few “But Actuallys”: the kind of people who always know a little bit more than you, constantly correct you, diligently fact check in social situations. They’re perennially just that smidgen More Right than you: a heady combination of The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy; the classic pedant (or pendant if you want The post Ami Ami by Wedge appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Tony Diterlizzi: my 1980s inspirations

Creative Bloq

It was the decade when fantasy art became part of pop culture. Illustrator and author Tony DiTerlizzi shares his favourite 1980s artists and their influence on him.

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The Future of Storytelling: How Sora’s Text-to-Video Magic Will Transform Creation

We And The Color

Remember the days when animation was a painstaking process, reserved for studios and professionals? Buckle up, because OpenAI’s Sora just ripped the doors wide open for anyone with a story to tell and a keyboard at their fingertips. This isn’t just another AI tool; it’s a revolution in visual storytelling. Imagine taking your wildest ideas, your deepest emotions, and weaving them into breathtaking, minute-long videos , all through the power of text.

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Lets Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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10 Exemplary Furnishings From the 2024 Stockholm Furniture Fair

Design Milk

Scandinavian countries are known for their inspirational, nay aspirational creative sensibilities where designers showcasing work at trade shows go on to influence both their contemporaries and craftsmen on the come up, whose product is then brought to market just before their ethos is distilled to aesthetics where it trickles down to luxury department stores and big box retailers.

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Emerging Web Design Trends in Accessibility and Inclusivity

Noupe

Accessibility has become a fundamental element in contemporary design. It greatly contributes to the establishment of an inclusive digital sphere. With the continuous progression of technology, designers are recognizing the importance of guaranteeing the usability of websites. They make them suitable for individuals with diverse abilities or disabilities.

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Truls Svendsen's Aquavit Boasts Soft, Earthy Design Straight Out of an Apothecary

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Filatelia Grafica’s archive of sports stamps is a treasure trove of design history

Its Nice That

The platform is run and expertly curated by London-based graphic designer and archivist Diego Bucciero, who has brought the collection out of an old shoebox for everyone to enjoy.

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NYT Flash-based visualizations work again

FlowingData

In the 2000s, if you wanted to make interactive or animated visualization for the web, Flash was the main option. When Flash lost support and fell off the internet, a solid decade of great visualization no longer worked. The New York Times has resurrected their archives with a Flash emulator. So pieces that were relegated to static thumbnail images are back.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Curious Mutations and Scenarios Occupy Martin Jarrie’s Stylized Acrylic Illustrations

Colossal

“Bestioles.” All images © Martin Jarrie, shared with permission Elephants with blue scales and pipe-like trunks, a woman sporting an enormous bouffant filled with birds, and a farmer grasping a tree with roots evocative of veins or intestines are just a few of the otherworldly characters that populate Martin Jarrie ’s illustrations. The French artist is drawn to mutations and curious scenarios, skewing bodily proportions or melding two creatures into strange hybrids. “What inte

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Roam magazine celebrates the modern folk movement in a refreshing new way

Creative Boom

We love a good passion project here at Creative Boom, and here's our favourite of 2024 so far! Roam magazine is taking an inclusive and cross-disciplinary approach to showcasing the modern folk movement. As the philosopher George Santayana once wrote: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But history isn't just a list of names and dates, wars and leaders; it's much broader than that.

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New York Botanical Garden by Wolff Olins

BP&O

It must be something of a dream project when an agency gets commissioned to work on those big-name cultural clients – museums, art galleries, orchestras, theatre companies, et al. You’d expect such projects to be a departure from the constraints and stakeholder-limitations of corporate clients; and perhaps a chance to be more creative than usual, thanks to the nature of The post New York Botanical Garden by Wolff Olins appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Artis in Residence: award-winning digital artist Laura H Rubin

Creative Bloq

A Tim Burton fan with soap bubbles, an unused guitar and an affectionate cat in a Narnia-like room hidden behind a wardrobe, take a look around Laura H Rubin's studio.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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Exploring Particle Dynamics in Motion Design & Typography

Abduzeedo

Exploring Particle Dynamics in Motion Design & Typography abduzeedo 0210—24 Dive into the synergy of motion design and typography with Amuki Tools No. 173: Particles, an innovative design tool enhancing visual compositions. In the world of graphic design, the intersection of technology and creativity often yields breathtaking results. A prime example of this synergy is the Amuki Tools No. 173: Particles, meticulously designed by Amuki Estudio.

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An Oasis of Automotive Luxury: Mercedes-Benz Brand Center Dubai

Design Milk

In a city where gilded goods and luxurious experiences are as common as sunshine in the desert, even the epitome of luxury automotive brands Mercedes-Benz acknowledges Dubai requires an entirely elevated approach to attract one of the world’s wealthiest car-loving clientele through their doors. Located adjacent to Dubai’s Design District, the newly unveiled Mercedes-Benz Brand Center Dubai opens symbolic of a new wave of luxury retail within the city, incorporating modern architectur

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CA’s 2024 Photography Competition Now Open!

Communication Arts

Join us in the excitement as we kick off our 2024 Photography competition! We’re on the lookout for outstanding commercial and experimental photography to feature in our highly anticipated 2024 Photography Annual. Don’t miss out—submit your entries by Friday, March 1st, and be part of this inspiring celebration of creativity!

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10 Tips on How to Sell Your Product or Service Faster and Smarter

Noupe

Are you a seller and want to sell your products faster and smarter than others? During the process, you might face several challenges while promoting and delivering your products or services to customers. No wonder selling goods and services is challenging for everyone in today’s competitive market. You have to face various difficulties that include evolving buyer expectations, a changing economic environment, and heavy competition.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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Eddie Opara and Pentagram’s Brand Refresh of Gush Is a Breath of Fresh Air

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Named after the chariot piece in chess, Rukh is a typeface that represents tension

Its Nice That

We speak to Mohammed Samad and Bouk Ra of Kaam Kaaj about the process of designing its typeface inspired by a plethora of cultural design references.

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AI-Generated Images of Advanced Yoga Poses

Design You Trust

You’ve mastered the poses known as “downward-facing dog” and “bridge pose” without losing your balance, then? Best wishes! However, hang on to your yoga mats because the true magic (and sometimes chaos) happens in the more advanced yoga poses.

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Framed by Frozen Lakes, Richard Johnson’s ‘Ice Huts’ Capture Wintertime Communities in Canada

Colossal

“Ice Hut GRID #6” From the Series ‘Ice Huts’ (2007-2019). All images © Richard Johnson Photography, Inc., shared with permission Starting in late December and January when the temperatures stay consistently below freezing, bodies of water in the northern United States and Canada begin to freeze. As the ice reaches thicknesses over four inches, it becomes safe to walk on, and at more than five inches, it is usually safe for snowmobiles.

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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. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.

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Wolff Olins completes major brand refresh for New York's world-famous Botanical Gardens

Creative Boom

NYBG abbreviation becomes central to the destination's new identity, unveiled this week alongside the singular defining idea of 'Do Right by Nature'. The famous New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has revealed its first major brand refresh in over a decade in partnership with global brand consultancy Wolff Olins. One of New York's most significant scientific destinations, NYBG is a 132-year-old globally significant institution rooted in research and education, with a strategic focus on deepening co

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Be Equitable by For The People

BP&O

There are many kinds of rebrand. There are rebrands that tread lightly, reverently refining and polishing what is already there, like archaeologists delicately exhuming sunken lucre so that it can once again gleam (National Portrait Gallery). Then there are rebrands that are a little more decisive in their handling of the raw materials—imagine our similetic Time Team creatively re-assembling the The post Be Equitable by For The People appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Last day to get 40% off all Adobe Creative Cloud apps in the UK

Creative Bloq

This Creative Cloud bargain is for any individual plan - but students get an extra special discount.

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Mastering 3D Illustration: A Journey Through Art

Abduzeedo

Mastering 3D Illustration: A Journey Through Art abduzeedo 0215—24 Dive into the world of 3D Illustration with Leonardoworx LWX's latest gallery, showcasing a blend of vibrant colors, abstract compositions, and innovative textures. In the digital art sphere, the introduction of 3D illustration has opened new doors for artists and designers alike. Leonardoworx LWX's recent project, "WELCOME TO MY WORLD," is a vivid testament to this evolution.

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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. If my business can’t pay its bills, can my creditors come after my personal assets? Do I have to pay the rent on my co-working space or office? Can my clients cancel signed contracts? Can I cancel contracts for things I no longer need because my business has slowed down?