2024

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Should you ditch Photoshop with immediate effect?

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock Adobe is requiring everyone to sign new terms and conditions before they can log in to Photoshop and other Creative Cloud apps. But many are refusing. Should you do so, too? This is a headline I never thought I'd write. But creatives around the world have been opening up Photoshop this week and getting so vexed that they're refusing to log in.

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RSPCA by JKR

BP&O

It’s often the launch of major charity rebrands that puts the gulf between how the design world views something, and how the rest of the world might, into sharp relief. Countless headlines abound bemoaning the £££millions ‘spent on a new logo’, as if that’s just about all there is to it, and now the children/animals/elderly etc will directly suffer as The post RSPCA by JKR appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Halo Is a Kaleidoscopic Pavilion With Ever-Shifting Perceptions

Design Milk

Google’s Mountain View headquarters is noteworthy for many reasons, but Halo is decidedly one of the most visually pleasing. Designed by SOFTlab , the commissioned public artwork pulls inspiration from an unexpected source – pavilions found in Romantic English Gardens. From its location on a hill, Halo can be seen above the treetops by surrounding roadways and enjoyed beyond the campus.

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Setting the stage: Should there be an Oscar for title design?

Its Nice That

Art of the Title’s Lola Landekic speaks to the graphic designers behind titles and posters for some of this year’s biggest films, exploring the process and changing landscape for these creatives setting the tone of films through typography.

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Let's 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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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 Cultural Geography of Cowboy Carter

Azure Magazine

The following calls us to abandon algorithms and think pieces about the battle between Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and the country music establishment. It is a foray from musical genre towards cultural geography. Using this theoretical framework — which, in simple terms, focuses on people and place as a guide — together we will traverse the mythology of a singular cultural authenticity, asymmetrical cultural landscapes and the reclamation of cultural ground.

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Oddval Text Typeface: Enhancing Typography & Font Design

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Oddval Text Typeface: Enhancing Typography & Font Design abduzeedo 0313—24 Explore Oddval Text, a font family improving legibility for web and print, supporting over 220 languages with advanced typography related features. In today's digital landscape, typography remains a cornerstone of design, blending aesthetics with practicality. Among the latest innovations, Oddval Text emerges as a noteworthy addition to the Oddval Font Family.

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Agnesi Pasta Gets a Charming Bicentennial Makeover Worthy of a Wes Anderson Movie

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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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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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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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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PURLOM’s ¡A LA MESA! by Onmi Design

BP&O

I’m reluctant to bring up the pandemic again, four years later. However, I can’t help but think back to this period when seeing images related to gatherings, which is employed to great effect in Onmi Design’s work for PURLOM, a family business with more than 40 years of experience producing and distributing a wide variety of meats. This kind of The post PURLOM’s ¡A LA MESA!

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Floris Wubben Exhibits Brick’s Material Prowess in Solo Showcase

Design Milk

What does brick want to be? While steel and glass rely on their inherent physical properties or the power of thinness to impress, brick and mortar are often seen as basic, relegated to a plebeian class of material often unfairly shared alongside textiles within the context of contemporary art. Challenging this cultural connotation is Netherlands-based artist Floris Wubben whose solo exhibition on view at The Future Perfect , aptly named BRICK , rejects that premise altogether in a series of argu

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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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A history of colour is a history of us: Inside the new Taschen book on four centuries of colour theory

Its Nice That

From its rooting in scientific advancements to the first illustrated book on colour being made by a woman, art historian Alexandra Loske presents a four centuries survey in The Book of Colour Concepts.

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Creating Death Strikes, the year's best comic - "where gritty and polished meet"

Creative Bloq

How a suppressed opera created in a Nazi concentration camp has become of 2024's most important graphic novels. Artist Patrick Lay explains his process.

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Researchers Uncover Hundreds of New Marine Species in the Underwater Mountain Ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean

Colossal

A Chaunacops (a genus of bony fish in the sea toad family Chaunacidae) is seen at a depth of 1388.65 meters on Seamount SF2 inside the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park. All images courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute, shared with permission Stretching thousands of miles off Chile’s coast to Rapa Nui , also known as Easter Island, the Salas y Gómez Ridge is a vast underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean.

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Reinventing The Employer Value Proposition: An Analysis and Practical Model

The Branding Journal

This article examines the development of Employer Value Propositions (EVPs) in Employer Branding, outlining common mistakes and presenting a model to align EVPs with candidate expectations.

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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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Experience Delight: Muuu Packaging Design & Visual Identity

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Experience Delight: Muuu Packaging Design & Visual Identity abduzeedo 0506—24 Explore Muuu's playful packaging design & visual identity by Jaqueline Zanini. Dive into the world of colorful illustrations, retro logos, and fun typography, enhancing the dairy experience. Jaqueline Zanini brings forth a captivating narrative through her packaging design and visual identity for Muuu, a disruptive brand in the dairy industry.

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How is AI adoption transforming the healthcare industry?

Noupe

Today healthcare leaders in both public and private sectors work to utilize the emerging and latest AI technologies to enhance patient experiences, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes. There was a study that shows the global healthcare AI market is expected to reach $188 billion by 2030 with an increasing 37% of CAGR. Additionally, AI in healthcare has reduced 20% of the physician’s time in administrative tasks.

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Visualize This (2nd ed.): A real book that’s almost here

FlowingData

Visualize This is a real book now! The official publication date is May 29, but you might get it early if you order now , depending on where and when you order it. The publication process is interesting, because you write and write and make lots of charts over many months. There’s editing and revision. It’s on your mind constantly. Then there’s a gap when your part is done and your publisher (for me, Wiley) takes over.

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Design in Conversation: Stephanie Hosein, Jeff Shaw, Jordan Rice, and Omar Gandhi

Azure Magazine

Architecture is a vessel for cultural expression. From Douglas Cardinal’s Canadian Museum of History and Raymond Moriyama’s Science North to John and Patricia Patkau’s Audain Art Gallery, the country’s public galleries and museums claim a leading place in the national design discourse, providing a civic lens through which we understand culture, art, history, and nature.

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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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Botânica's visual identity is a sanctuary of serene design

Creative Boom

Porto-based graphic designer Chezarit Mattie has combined his love of nature and made a positive change in his lush new visual identity for the city's community garden, Botânica. When it comes to getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, nothing beats retreating to nature. And where better to recuperate from a long day at work than a community garden?

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Everyone's talking about Cara. but is it any good?

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock If you're on Instagram or Facebook, Meta is about to start scraping your images to train its AI. So many creatives are turning to anti-AI social platform Cara instead. But is this a better bet? We give you the lowdown, and share some views from the community. Just when you thought social media couldn't be more fractured, there's a new game in town.

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JKR overhauls RSPCA’s identity to align with its newly defined purpose

Creative Boom

With its new, more distinct logotype, richer colour palette, and suite of iconography, the RSPCA hopes to rally support for tackling the growing global challenges in animal welfare. As the RSPCA celebrates 200 years of working to help animals live fairer and better lives, it has launched a new purpose, positioning, and brand identity designed by Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR).

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Will Instagram's massive algorithm update help or harm creatives?

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock The photo and video-sharing site is changing how it surfaces content, ostensibly to help creatives. But is this too little, too late, or even counterproductive? We canvas the creative community's views. If you use Instagram to help promote your creative business, you may have found it increasingly challenging to get traction with your content lately.

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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?