Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

Each “book bench” features a story, but not any old story; every single one is linked to London in one way or another and each is based on a book such as “How to Train your Dragon, “The Railway Children”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Peter Pan”, “Sherlock Holmes” and so many more. You can see the entire list of benches and also their location. The website tells you all about each bench and also about each... CONTINUE READING

5 Awesome Creative Design Finds of the Day

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 14th 2014
5 Awesome Creative Design Finds of the Day

Labels Brought to Life as GIFs While there isn’t necessarily a practical use to these GIFs, Trevor Carmick has created some eye-catching and awe-inspiring animated GIFs of some of his favorite beers. It offers another look at otherwise flat design. This will hopefully inspire other designers and brands to explore additional realms of design to show us just what could happen when our favorite icons come to life. Playful Barcode Designs The barcode has been an unexplored terrain up... CONTINUE READING

Brilliant Cartoonists Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

By: Julia Wild on Jul 9th 2014
Brilliant Cartoonists  Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

The list of contributors really should be able to do justice to the original, and having seen some of the pieces it truly does look like it will be superb. Locust Moon explains to GraphicDesign.com “Nearly all of the artists are folks we approached either as friends, or online, or at conventions. They all signed up to the project without much or any hesitation, after hearing about the mission and the chance to work on such a big canvas“.... CONTINUE READING

How to Create Pseudo HDR Effect in Photoshop

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jul 8th 2014
How to Create Pseudo HDR Effect in Photoshop

The technique behind the HDR images is based on taken the same shot three or more times using under-exposed value of -2, default exposure value of zero, and over exposed value of +2. The three images should be taken with the same position and other factors such as the ISO and shutter speed. Then the images are imported into Adobe Photoshop using the HDR script that merge the images in one HDR image allowing you to modify the HDR... CONTINUE READING

London Starbucks Barista Gives Away Strikingly Beautiful Illustrated Cups to Customers

By: Julia Wild on Jul 4th 2014
London Starbucks Barista Gives Away Strikingly Beautiful Illustrated Cups to Customers

Located in London, across the road from the British Museum, this Starbucks employee explains on Starbucks.com: “I don’t think about getting any reward with this other than making people happy. When you give a cup to someone and he or she smiles, then I go back to work with a huge smile on my face too.” To view his work either take a look at his Facebook page or his website where he has his collection of cups. Here... CONTINUE READING

AIGA Century Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Type

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jul 2nd 2014
AIGA Century Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Type

I was fortunate to view the exhibit created by Pentagram partner Abbott Miller and curated and produced by Monotype as part of private tour led by Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype. Browsing the collection while waiting for Rhatigan to finish the tour before ours, it was clear how much thought and planning had gone into the design of the exhibit, as well as its actual curating. A pattern made from periods of over 1,000 different typefaces decorated the... CONTINUE READING

The Nutrition Facts Label Trims the Fat

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 1st 2014
The Nutrition Facts Label Trims the Fat

The changes proposed will affect all package design for food, except certain meat, poultry and processed egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The new label will be featured on packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label would also replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat,... CONTINUE READING

Stinky Robots – 2 Authors and 12 Artists, Creating a Beautiful Children’s Book

By: Julia Wild on Jun 30th 2014
Stinky Robots - 2 Authors and 12 Artists, Creating a Beautiful Children's Book

Matt explains “I told it (the story) to my eldest son Isaac when he was younger and then, after many years, I began telling it again to my youngest son Elijah. And then the magic of the internet stepped in… My son Elijah and I wrote the story down, adding new touches to the original story. And then we reached out to 12 fantastic artists from around the world to start bringing our robots to life. Each day my... CONTINUE READING

5 Striking FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Package Designs

By: Julia Wild on Jun 25th 2014
5 Striking FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Package Designs

Designers around the world have been busy and today I will showcase some of the package design that many have probably seen in the shops, restaurants and online. From world cup posters to clothing, from street art to an artist transforming them self into the world cup trophy, the world of design has been busy. Social media is going crazy with everything world cup related – not only are the soccer fanatics happy but over the past month there... CONTINUE READING

Pawel Nolbert’s “Atypical” Typeface – Striking Strokes of Multi-colored Paint

By: Julia Wild on Jun 23rd 2014
Pawel Nolbert's "Atypical" Typeface - Striking Strokes of Multi-colored Paint

Norbert is a renown artist and designer having created visual work for the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Google, Disney, Redball, Adobe and Nike. His work has been featured in many publications and includes Taschen “Illustration Now 3” book, Springer “Digital Da Vinci” book, Computer Arts Magazine and Advanced Photoshop Magazine. He was also invited to take part in Adobe’s Creative Cloud Campaign “I am the New Creative”. Some of the letters in this collection are hard to figure out at... CONTINUE READING

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