Thu.Oct 01, 2020

Nostalgic illustrations by Amy Leonard bring up happy memories of British holidays and road trips

Creative Boom

There's something so nostalgic and comforting about Amy Leonard 's illustrations. Perhaps it's because she loves to focus on British seaside towns or "strange" petrol stations in her work, bubbling up memories of childhood holidays.

Photographer Spotlight: Adrian Octavius Walker

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Photo adrian octavius walker chicago photographer photography

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Cat Finnie, Goran Factory, and Rebecca Mills are just some of the illustrators to create October-themed beer bottle labels

Creative Boom

We first introduced you to the delightful Drip For Drip project by Wijtze Valkema back in 2016. Which is essentially "curated coffee cup trades with illustrator friends". The first edition dates back to 2014, when the swaps were one-for-one, always with initiator Wijtze.

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Hackney Church’s rebrand reflects its place as a “cathedral of creativity”

Creative Review

According to the studio’s director James Kape, the church needed updated branding that could “flex in many different ways” to encompass the organisation’s broad range of activities, as well as its mix of formal occasions, life events, and celebrations.

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.

Christopher Kieling's geometric paintings of his girlfriend at home during quarantine

Creative Boom

It's no surprise that Berlin-based artist Christopher Kieling made his latest series of paintings during lockdown. Featuring flat planes of colour characterised by muted pastel tones, the starring figure in the significant body of work is his girlfriend, Sierra.

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Branding a company that turns humans into soil

Design Week

Seattle-based design studio Civilization has branded funeral care service Recompose with an identity that aims to go against the “conservative and sombre” visual language of the wider industry.

The 9th Annual Supersonic Invitational

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The 9th Annual Supersonic Invitational. Our friends at SPOKE Art have teamed up once again with Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art for another exhibition featuring over 50 artists from around the world. The show opens this Saturday April 6th 6-9pm at SPOKE SF in San Francisco.

A new photo book offers a glimpse into the forgotten history of Chernobyl

Creative Review

Formerly part of the USSR, the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl will forever be known as the site of the one of the world’s worst man-made disasters, after an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 resulted in mass evacuations and long-term health consequences for thousands of people.

40 Years of the Casio keyboard celebrated in new free fanzine

Its Nice That

Charting four decades since the Casiotone 201 ushered in a new era of electronic music, the zine features stories of how the brand has influenced artists from Leonard Cohen to Salt ’n Pepper via Jarvis Cocker.

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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.

How to Use Technology in Education: Save Time and Better Engagement

Graphic Mama

Technology in education, growing, growing, growing in all areas. The days of blackboard and exercise book learning haven’t totally vanished but the rise of technology in all areas of life has in no way bypassed education.

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The delicious design history of Bao, from its iconic Lonely Man logo to its pixelated Rice Error delivery menu

Its Nice That

The second best thing about Bao (after its buns) is its humorous and eclectic visual identity, the vision of its creative polymath founders Shing, Erchen and Wai Ting.

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Moody Photographs by Jan Erik Waider Capture the Rocky Terrain of Icelandic Landscapes

Colossal

All images © Jan Erik Waider, shared with permission. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Jan Erik Waider ( previously ) frequently travels across Europe to photograph the rocky landscapes and textured terrains of locales like Stuðlagil canyon and Iceland’s sandy shores.

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“I remove all the imperfections”: Christopher Hartmann on his artificial and figurative practice

Its Nice That

The painter’s generic, unblemished figures are a direct reference to all that we’ve experienced over the last year.

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.

East London Liquor Co. Gets A Bold Rebrand From Ragged Edge

The Die Line

Not only does the packaging have a vibrant energy coupled with a defiant type, but as Ragged Edge puts it, they designed "great drinks without all the crafty b t

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Between Two Naps is a collection of high-fashion helmets for dozy dogs

Its Nice That

The New York-based creative director Rajeev Basu got the idea for the project just over a year ago, when he adopted Remy, a puppy who loves to snooze.

Incredible Snaps from The Winners of The Annual Sea View Photography Competition Capture the Wonders of The Ocean

Design You Trust

National maritime charity Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society have revealed the best pictures from their eighth annual photography competition, showcasing images relating to the UK’s historic relationship with the sea.

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100 Great Black Britons features dozens of creatives from Steve McQueen and Lubaina Himid to Edward Enninful

Its Nice That

The book by Patrick Vernon and Angelina Osborne renews the original project from 2003, aiming to honour the achievements of Black British individuals across history.

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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

The Not-So Official Ranking Of The Best And Worst Celebrity CBD Brands

The Die Line

Willie Nelson! Martha Stewart! A Kardashian! Everyone is hawking a CBD-something, even celebs

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Creatives can genuinely shape culture and society by working with progressive brands

Its Nice That

On Tuesday, Studio Yukiko, Joshua Kissi, Karabo Poppy Moletsane and Eddie Opara called in from across the globe to tell us about some recent work and the ethics behind their practices too. Features

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Picks of the month: the best design events to catch in October

Design Week

For kids: Electro Explorers Club, Tech Will Save Us. The STEAM-focused activities devised by Tech Will Save Us have been a lifeline for many parents and families throughout the pandemic.

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Again Spring Poster Design

Abduzeedo

Again Spring Poster Design. abduzeedo 10.01.20 HWAL shared this poster design 5 years ago. Yes, you heard it right, it was back in 2015 but it looks as fresh as if it was done yesterday. It goes back to the principle that good design (in this case graphic design) is long lasting.

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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. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

Flow - Motion Design Exploring the World of Mountain Bikes

Abduzeedo

Flow - Motion Design Exploring the World of Mountain Bikes. abduzeedo 10.01.20 Flow is a curious visual exploration journey into the world of mountain bikes and its elements. For some time Twistedpoly wanted to bridge his two passions, which is his creative side and the love for bikes.

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Draw from nature, with Unto's Color Gem

Abduzeedo

Draw from nature, with Unto's Color Gem. abduzeedo 10.01.20 Draw from nature, as if you picked up a rock and start coloring. Color Gem is a set of mineral-like crayons exploring the metaphor and satisfaction of releasing colors directly from a burnt chalk, an apple, or granites and stones.

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