2020

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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Top 10 Futur Courses to Learn Design & Business

Just Creative

If you run own graphic design firm, improving your skills can not only make you a better graphic designer but also more attractive to potential clients. The business side of your firm may not be your strong suit and that’s ok.

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The Knockout Method is my New Favourite Photoshop Technique

Spoon Graphics

No matter how long you have been a Photoshop user, there are always new tips and tricks to learn! I recently came across a new technique that has transformed the way I work.

The Oldest Book in America

I Love Typography

Printing was introduced into the Americas by the Italian Giovanni Paoli, better known as Juan Pablos.

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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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50 Best Design Blogs You Have To Read (2020 Update)

Shillington

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.

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50 Free Wireframe Templates for Mobile, Web and UX Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

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Six-Year-Old Tulip Navigates a Wooly Garden in a New Animation by Andrea Love

Colossal

Andrea Love ( previously ) is back with a new heart-felt animation detailing the journey of a six-year-old girl named Tulip.

Announcing the Winners of The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards!

Feature Shoot

‘Fading Flamingos’ © Maximilian Mann. We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards.

This Artist Blends Human Bodies And Animal Faces Together

Design You Trust

Ahmad Habash is a visual storyteller, director, and animator with extensive experience in different areas such as animation, illustration, videography, and paper-craft.

Kurppa Hosk's smart typographic designs for new awesome synthesiser Superlative

Creative Boom

Iconic analogue synthesisers like Korgs or Rolands usually boast the kind of typography that would make most graphic design geeks salivate.

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Best Graphic Design Tablets in 2020

Just Creative

Way back in 2018, which these days can be considered ancient history, we shared with you what we considered to be the best Graphics Tablets for Graphic Design. While our picks certainly great, technology is a lot like cars where the newest tech becomes dated quickly.

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Video Tutorial: Easily Create Fake Window Reflections in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

For today’s video tutorial I have a really quick and easy Photoshop process to add realistic glass reflections to an image, to make it appear as if a portrait photograph has been taken through a window.

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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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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Our 2020 Photography Competition Now Open!

Communication Arts

Announcing our 2020 Photography competition! We’re looking for the best recent commercial and experimental photography to celebrate and publish in our upcoming Photography Annual. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 6th. Message

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Looking Outside of Web Design for Inspiration

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It makes perfect sense: If you want to design a compelling website, find other sites out there that inspire you. And, while this works, it’s not necessarily the best way to create something original. Increasingly, the web is becoming homogeneous.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Guta by M -- N Associates

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Breath of Fresh Chair”. Established in 2018, Guta is a chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that combines the tradition of Vietnamese street coffee culture with the variety of contemporary coffee shop offerings (e.g., drinks with whipped cream on top).

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Moss, Coral, and Lichen Inspired Embroidery Hoops Stitched by Hannah Kwasnycia

Colossal

All images © Hannah Kwasnycia, shared with permission. Canadian artist Hannah Kwasnycia stitches embroidery hoops inspired by moss, lichen, coral, mold, and bacteria cultures. Colorful strands are layered to form three-dimensional representations of living organisms.

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A Dad Recreates His Kids Animal Doodles: ‘Things I Have Drawn’

Trendland

Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if children’s drawings were real? Wonder no more. Viral Instagram sensation ‘Things I Have Drawn‘ does just that – and the results are amazing!

Shanghai Studio Creates Posters To Help Fight Against Coronavirus, Inspired By Vintage Chinese Public Health Notices

Design You Trust

Shanghai brand design studio JWDK has launched a series of illustrated posters to help in the fight against coronavirus in China, inspired by vintage Chinese public health notices from the 1950s.

Designers, illustrators and photographers: This is your last chance to enter this year's A' Design Awards

Creative Boom

You chose a creative path and work hard to make something special every day. You don't always get the chance to create something brilliant, but when you do – you should proudly shout about it.

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15 Best Affinity Designer Brushes

Just Creative

Developed by Serif, the Affinity Designer program is a vector graphics editor that is one of the strongest competitors to the crown held by the industry-preferred Adobe Illustrator.

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40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme

Spoon Graphics

I have made inspiration showcases for all kinds of design subjects, but one theme I least expected to provide such a variety of artistic styles was the sport of Boxing!

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Fonts in Focus: two

I Love Typography

For the first in this new series of Fonts in Focus, we visited the New York offices of Hoefler & Co.

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Hilarious Versions of Popular Movie Posters

Designer Daily

Due to the expensive licensing and printing costs, some African movie theaters commission artists to pain custom movie posters. The problem for the artists? Some of them have not even seen the movie they were doing a poster for, so the results are sometimes quite hilarious.

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We Can’t Wait for These Design Conferences in 2020

Graphic Mama

In terms of digital design, the year 2020 has already started strong with several powerful conferences that have given thousands of people in the creative industries unforgettable experience, fresh ideas, and motivation. But the flame must be kept alive all year round, right?

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50 Free Time-Saving Photoshop Actions

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Most designers and photographers spend many hours in Photoshop, whether it be for designing or editing photos. In your client projects, you may receive photos that need to be touched up, or you may be a photographer yourself.

Noted: New Logo for DK by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“One for the Books”. 1974) " DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

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Nature Reclaims Abandoned Castles, Theaters, and Monasteries in Photographs by Jonk

Colossal

All images © Jonk , shared with permission. Inspired by a wildlife documentary he saw as a child, Paris-based photographer Jonk (Jonathan Jimenez) travels the world in search of man-made structures that have been abandoned and reclaimed by nature.

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60 Years of Typography

Communication Arts

A sampling of work and commentary by some of the type aficionados who have been featured in the pages of Communication Arts. Article

Photographer Captures Powerful Waves On Lake Erie As Liquid Mountains

Design You Trust

Dave Sandford is a professional sports photographer of 18 years whose hometown is London, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 4 weeks, for 2 to 3 days per week, Sandford has been driving 45 minutes to Lake Erie, spending up to 6 hours a day photographing the lake.

Anxiety Empire is the free, no-adverts mag exploring the dangerous impact of the media

Creative Boom

It's about time someone made it clear that mental health isn't just a simple, and individual issue, but a societal one. New mental health magazine Anxiety Empire does just that and practices what it preaches by working to a model that means the print publication is free. "We

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25 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Companies such as Pixar and Disney use Procreate.

Video: Realistic Shallow Depth of Field Effect Using Depth Maps

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a useful technique for adding a realistic shallow depth of field effect to your photos. We’ll use a Depth Map to indicate which areas need to be blurred and by how much.

Self, Made by Collins

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird. Exploratorium is a “public learning laboratory” and San Francisco based museum that enables visitors to question and make sense of the world around them through hands-on exhibits that touch upon science, art and human perception.

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10 Graphic Design Trends for 2020

Creative Market

No designer is an island. Regardless of how much you like or dislike to follow trends, the world of graphic design is continuously influenced by advertising, marketing, architecture, popular culture, and technology patterns.

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