2021

30 awesome illustrators to follow for inspiration in 2021

Creative Boom

Olivia Waller. Whether you're looking for an illustrator to team up with or want a dose of visuals to inspire you, where's the best place to look? The Directory of Illustration of course.

9 Reasons To Choose Graphic Design As A Career

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Tracy Sparks. Sometimes finding the right road to travel down can feel like standing in front of a spaghetti junction. With so many paths twisting and turning up ahead, which one do you choose? Where do they all lead?

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Design Deals For The Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. The Old Harbour Vintage Font Collection.

Download My New Set of 10 Dirty Surface Textures for Free

Spoon Graphics

I love adding dirty textures to my designs to eliminate the clean digital appearance of computer-generated artwork.

Webinar Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

My Favorite Typefaces of 2020

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. After a decade, ILT's annual Favorite Fonts list is back.

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“Learning My Father” by Photographer Christian Rodriguez

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The Burger King rebrand celebrates its design history and irreverent personality

Its Nice That

The fast food chain’s first redesign in over 20 years brings back a 60s logo and introduces a brand font inspired by the shape of its burgers, with a rich new colour palette, to create a more digital-friendly identity.

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Burger King unveils a tasty new look

Creative Review

While 2020 was generally pretty miserable for a lot of brands, Burger King managed to buck the trend with a wealth of brilliant creative work, most significantly in its Moldy Whopper campaign , which swept the awards circuit.

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More Than 90 Artists Create Original Works on Vintage Envelopes for ‘Couriers of Hope’

Colossal

By Andrew Hem. What brings you hope? That’s the central question behind a new group exhibition presented by Port City Creative Guild.

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.

20 Inspirational Backgrounds to Get into Gear

Fotor

Take a look around you, do you feel motivated yet? If you haven’t surrounded yourself with inspirational backgrounds and posts, then it’s about time you did so!

The Eraser: Confronting childhood trauma through art and photography

Creative Boom

All images courtesy of the artist. Growing up black, many of us can remember the time when we realised we were "different".

15 Best Steampunk & Victorian Fonts

Just Creative

On its own, Steampunk is a fascinating genre of science fiction blending elements from modern sci-fi, the Victorian Era, and the Industrial Revolution. This genre has continuously produced beautiful artwork, cosplay, and fonts.

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Design News: Edition Of January 7, 2021

Designer Daily

The interesting news of the past week if you are a graphic designer, web designer, product designer, or pretty much anyone that has an interest in design. The CIA has a trendy new logo. Critics are not impressed. As a general rule, the CIA tries to stay out of the news.

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.

Distressed Halftone Textures Pack for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful set of textures to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift.

Design Firm Brings Mobile Office To Remote Workers

Graphic Design USA

Design Agency CEO DJ Haddad of Haddad & Partners has taken an unorthodox approach to navigating through the pandemic, bringing a mobile office to the 70+ employees working at home.

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8 Examples of Icon-Based Navigation, Enhanced with CSS and JavaScript

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Icons are among the most versatile tools in a web designer’s arsenal. They can be used as attention-grabbing visuals just about anywhere on a website or app. Whether they’re alerting users of a flash sale or a new social media notification, they usually get the point across.

Photographer Spotlight: Tabitha Barnard

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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.

Reza Hasni’s illustrations are not limited by the constraints of the physical world

Its Nice That

Brighten up your day with the positive works radiating from this Singaporean creative's portfolio.

Olivia Twist’s illustrations celebrate the intricacy of everyday stories

Creative Review

London-based illustrator Olivia Twist had an early introduction to the world of visual creativity. Her grandad showed her how to draw when she was four or five years old, and more importantly how the practice can be used as a tool for self-expression.

10 Must-See Exhibitions of 2021

Azure Magazine

Our annual list of not-to-be-missed architecture and design shows is looking a bit different this year.

100 Days of Creativity: Join #The100dayproject With Other Makers on January 31

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. If you’ve been reading Brown Paper Bag for any length of time, you know that I am a big fan of daily art projects. See: 1 Year of Stitches.)

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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

Polly Nor's affecting lockdown animation will get you through a new one

Creative Boom

The UK is in another lockdown, and no doubt it'll inspire creatives to create great work just like the last one did. Case in point: Polly Nor's first short story animated film, as created completely during quarantine with animator Andy Baker. Titled How Have You Been?

Most Common SEO Mistakes Made By Beginners (And How To Avoid Them)

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Jyoti Roy. So, you have created a new website and now you want to monetize your blog. Not a problem – it can be a straightforward process.

Interview with Dave Coleman, 2D Animator, Illustrator and Type Designer

Shillington

Dave Coleman approaches type design with the eyes of a designer and soul of an illustrator. His typefaces and letterforms are alive with character and story.

Bronze Figures Explore Movement in Sculptures by Coderch & Malavia

Colossal

“Clio’s Dream” (2020), bronze and blue patina. All images © Coderch & Malavia, shared with permission. At the center of Coderch & Malavia ’s artistic practice is the beauty of the human figure and its various expressions.

Reader Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

Charge! 2021 Begins…

Joe McNally

First morning of the first Monday of the first work week of 2021. Woke up at 4:20am to the sounds of a snow plow screeching and struggling for footing on our hilly road. Which might mean my workout today could be with a cranky snowblower and a couple of bags of sand. All good.

The 25 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Stunning Art Effects in 2021

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Photoshop actions can take a lot of the guesswork out of editing and finishing your photos. However, but if you don’t have a handy set of resources on hand, it might be a struggle to figure out how to proceed.

Photographer Spotlight: Sasha Phyars-Burgess

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