2020

14 graphic designers and illustrators explain why they moved into motion design

Creative Boom

Whether you're an illustrator or graphic designer, chances are you've been asked at some point if you can make your visuals move. And if not, expect such a request any time soon. Because the whole of the creative industries are steadily moving in that direction, and professionals need to follow suit.

10 Useful Paper Cut-Out Fonts

Designer Daily

Digital design is great, it opens a range of possibilities that were unheard of previously. However, sometimes you just want to give a more human, non-digital look-and-feel to your designs.

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40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages

Spoon Graphics

It can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something , but you can’t think of anything to make. The popular quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

2020 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Just Creative

Earlier in 2020, I posted an article on the latest logo design & branding trends and now 6 months on, the official 2020 logo trends report has just been released by Bill Gardner of LogoLounge.

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Death of a?Typeface

I Love Typography

Robert Granjon (1513–90) was a French type designer who, in 1557, invented a new style of typeface that was modeled on contemporary handwriting. It later came to be know as Civilité, after the civilité of etiquette books that the typeface often appeared in.

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Drag Queen Comics by Illustrator Cheyne Gallarde

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50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing. It's not about copying others, of course.

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Class of 2020: An essential guide to all of the UK's virtual degree shows this summer

Creative Boom

One of the many sad things to happen to the creative industries this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the impact on art and design students graduating this summer.

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'What happened when we all stopped', a beautiful animated poem narrated by Jane Goodall

Creative Boom

Best-selling author Tom Rivett-Carnac has written a children's book to share a positive message of hope as we emerge from the lockdown. And it's now been turned into an animated poem, narrated by celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall.

Pentagram's new identity for illustrated book publisher Thames & Hudson

Creative Boom

Pentagram has designed a new brand identity for Thames & Hudson , the publisher founded in 1942 by Walter and Eva Neurath, to make the world of art accessible to everyone.

11 lessons from those who've made it on how to become a great motion designer

Creative Boom

Across the creative industries, motion design is one of the most in-demand skills right now. So if you're a designer or illustrator who wants to broaden your horizons, work on cool projects and boost your salary significantly, it's a great area to get into.

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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. Exclusive Font Bundle of 50+ Fonts, 30 Logos.

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Video: How To Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Recently I have been checking out the kinds of graphics that are associated with hydrodipping, the popular image transfer technique that is used for applying patterns to all kinds of objects, from vehicle parts to sneakers.

30 Best Overlays, Effects & Styles for Photoshop and Illustrator

Just Creative

One of the great things about using Photoshop and Illustrator ( get 40% off here ) is the number of different add-ons that you can download. Made by other designers all over the world, you can easily find that one piece that can take your work to the next level.

Point, don’t point

I Love Typography

The pointed finger must surely be one of the oldest human gestures. In deep prehistory, long before the evolution of spoken language, and when we were considerably hairier, it is not difficult to imagine one of our primitive human ancestors pointing to a lion, a landmark, or a lemon.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Seo Young Kwon

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Paintings by Jérôme Lagarrigue inspired by an impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare'

Creative Boom

In his latest series, French-American artist Jérôme Lagarrigue explores the theme of urban violence and the challenges the black community still faces in America today.

Lessons of Lockdown: What creative freelancers will be doing differently when things return to normal

Creative Boom

Over the last two weeks, our entire world as we know it has been turned upside down in a bid to protect the NHS and save lives. Although we're happy to do our bit, it's especially tricky for freelancers and small businesses in the creative industries, as often the first thing to be cut is marketing.

Vessel Floats by Order

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Words by Richard Baird In the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Greenpoint sits Vessel Floats, a new flotation and deprivation therapy spa that draws on the continuing interest in concepts such as mindful living and wellness.

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Amelia Flower's humorous 'stay at home' postcards inspired by life under lockdown

Creative Boom

Living in a tiny flat in London during lockdown comes with its challenges; for illustrator Amelia Flower she has managed to stay happy and creative by making holiday-style postcards that illustrate the humorous, relatable moments that come from forced isolation.

Indigo Design Award 2020 winners all push the creative envelope

Creative Boom

The Indigo Design Award promotes creativity from around the world, highlighting projects that are unique in graphic design, digital, mobile and game design.

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Help save the planet in this inspiring design contest

Creative Boom

There are lots of design competitions out there, but Art for Planet Earth , the first of a series of bi-annual contests, has really caught our imagination, for three big reasons. Firstly, because there's a great cause behind it.

Print Peppermint: the Online Printer that Goes for Quality over Quantity

Designer Daily

If you are a graphic designer who regularly needs to print his work, you know how frustrating it can be to work with some online printers. Most just have the price as their top-selling point. Print Peppermint made other choices.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products.

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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Printed Pandemic: Plague Books

I Love Typography

The Black Death of the fourteenth century, a disease named after the symptomatic boils and darkened skin caused by internal bleeding, claimed as many as 200 million lives.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Sam Alden

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Surreal illustrations by Mariano Pascual inspired by the 'crazy reality' of life in lockdown

Creative Boom

The panic buying of toilet roll. Not being able to leave our homes. The reliance on alcohol, maybe just a little too much. These are just some of the things we've come to accept as the "new normal" following weeks of lockdown, and they've been illustrated for a new series by Mariano Pascual.

Five things they never tell you about becoming a graphic designer

Creative Boom

On a typical graphic design course at university, you'll learn about classic design theory: grids, the colour wheel, the golden ratio. What you don't always learn is what earning a living as a designer, day to day, is actually like.

40 best creative podcasts to liven up your day

Creative Boom

The creative industries are ever-changing, and it can be challenging to keep up which developments demand your attention and which can be safely ignored. Podcasts can be a great way to filter out the noise and help you focus on what's important.

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A guide to the UK and Ireland's best art and design conferences in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking for creative inspiration, advice and insight to push your skills, or you want to enjoy a day or two away from your desk, then here's our guide to this year's best creative conferences.

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Classic book and album covers brought to life in gorgeous, hypnotic animations

Creative Boom

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see what some of our favourite vintage book and album covers look like in motion? Well, wonder no more, as Henning M. Lederer has animated some absolute classic graphics for your viewing pleasure.

Huawei launches global design contest with $300K prize fund

Creative Boom

Smartphone brand Huawei has launched a competition that offers designers and artists a chance for global recognition, plus some big money up for grabs.

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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 Wonderful Graphics Bundle.

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