Graphic Shape to Animal Logo: Tom Anders Watkins’ Inspirational Project

By: Julia Wild on Jun 16th 2014
Graphic Shape to Animal Logo: Tom Anders Watkins' Inspirational Project

An article on Creative Market explains “”From the moment he joined the marketplace, Tom immediately stood out as someone to watch as he offered limited time sales on his products, killer bundle deals, and touted himself and his goods as “top sellers” in the marketplace. Not only that, but his product packaging is as bold as his personality and it’s this ability to stand out that has helped make his shop very successful on Creative Market”. If you take... CONTINUE READING

Need Food Not Football: Brazil’s Anti-Fifa World Cup Graffiti

By: Julia Wild on Jun 10th 2014
Need Food Not Football: Brazil's Anti-Fifa World Cup Graffiti

Below is some of the graffiti found around Brazil by artists such as Paulo Ito. With just two weeks before one of this year’s biggest sports events the pressure is on from the people who are not afraid to voice their discontent. Each of these graffiti artworks is compelling, and with thousands of people from around the world coming to the FIFA World Cup, their point of view on the event will not go unnoticed. From street art of... CONTINUE READING

Malhotra’s Inspiring Design Experiment ‘Something Cool Everyday’

By: Julia Wild on Jun 9th 2014
Malhotra's Inspiring Design Experiment ‘Something Cool Everyday’

Malhotra began her design career as an art director working with several advertising agencies but now works as an independent designer with a focus on lifestyle design, music and fashion. Clients have included Tiger Beer, HSBC, Asian Paints, Taj Group of Hotels and many more. Awards have included the HOW + Print, Colour in Design Awards 2012 and Bronze Medal at the ICOGRADA Taiwan International Design Festival 2011. Malhotra explains on her website “Something cool everyday is a graphic... CONTINUE READING

Five Extraordinary Artists and Their iPad Artworks

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jun 4th 2014
Five Extraordinary Artists and Their iPad Artworks

Many hardware and software technologies have been released in the last century to help artists produce digital artwork using computers and stay on the cutting edge of the digital era in media and business. These solutions aimed to allow artists to produce artwork using digital tools similar to oil paintbrushes and drawing pencils. Yet most of these technologies struggled even when they were implemented on the professional level in studios and companies. While Wacom tablets were giving artists and... CONTINUE READING

32 World Cup 2014 Posters For ESPN Campaign That Capture The Passion Of The Game Perfectly

By: Julia Wild on Jun 2nd 2014
32 World Cup 2014 Posters For ESPN Campaign That Capture The Passion Of The Game Perfectly

Siqueira has worked on many projects from CD covers to posters, from books to Magazines as well as on package design for the toy and food industry. He has not only been featured in many magazines but he has also won prizes such as the Clio Awards 2011 for the comic pages he did for AIDES. The world cup is less than a month away and these posters are simply inspiring, especially for those designers who are also soccer... CONTINUE READING

Farewell Massimo Vignelli, One of the Design Icons of the 20th Century

By: Rafiq Elmansy on May 29th 2014
Farewell Massimo Vignelli, One of the Design Icons of the 20th Century

Vignelli was born in Milan in 1931, and he studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano Università di Architettura and later at the Università di Architettura, Venice. Though he spent his childhood enduring the threats and bomb alarms of World War II, Vignelli believes this period helped him become a designer, because if he had been born before this time, he wouldn’t have been part of the war or the rebuilding efforts. Vignelli then met his wife, Lella, and... CONTINUE READING

20 Fresh Portfolio Designs to Spark Your Creativity

By: Rafiq Elmansy on May 28th 2014
20 Fresh Portfolio Designs to Spark Your Creativity

The portfolio is simply a medium that includes samples of previous artwork created for yourself or other clients. With the evolution of the digital era, the form of the portfolio has shifted from a traditional paper document to a more interactive website. So the question that arises here is how do you attract the client to your website? As a talented designer, that mission will be easy for you; all you need to do is create an attractive and... CONTINUE READING

Coca- Cola unveil their 2014 World Cup visual identity by Brazilian street artist Speto and a Leeds Design Studio

By: Julia Wild on May 27th 2014
Coca- Cola unveil their 2014 World Cup visual identity by Brazilian street artist Speto and a Leeds Design Studio

It was the collaboration of Brazilian street artist Speto with a Leeds based Design Studio that made this design identity happen. Creative Review have a fantastic interview with Coca-Cola’s global design head James Sommerville. Sommerville covers everything from how the project came about to some great explanations on the process of the designs. He explains to Creative Review: “Early on in the project, after a few days of sketching, we were not making significant progress on the logo until... CONTINUE READING

Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

By: Julia Wild on May 19th 2014
Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

1. Ramon Bruin Ramon Bruin invented his own art style which he calls ‘Optical Illusionism’. He explains on his website “Optical Illusionism is a combination of drawing and photography. He creates drawings that come to life when photographed from the exact right angle”. Below are some examples of his work but you can see much more on DeniantArt and Instagram. 2. Vimal Chandran Chandran is a visual artist and illustrator. His illustrations are outstanding and on his website you... CONTINUE READING

Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

By: Julia Wild on May 16th 2014
Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

I tried to look into who these designers are but it seems that very few people know: “They’ve been popping up on campus all semester: intricately worked chalkboard messages with one signature, #dangerdust. The article on their college website continues to explain “I recently sat down with the artistic duo and, while I can’t name names, I did get a sense of who these artists are and what drives them. They wish to remain unnamed (although they admit most... CONTINUE READING

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