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10 annoying things designers do

Designers can’t help it. It’s not our fault. We like to judge. We are picky. We like to openly criticise design, even if no one asked us our opinion. It’s in our DNA. We seriously can’t help it, fact. We are a collective who are…

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All Hail the Pantone

  Everyone in the design industry is aware of the Pantone name and most probably even have a Pantone swatch mug gifted to them one xmas. The perfect gift for their “designery” friend or partner. Pantone is the universal language of colour which steers the…

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Jack Howl’s illustrations create a world of eccentric and curious characters.

  Jack Howl’s illustrations suggest he’s visited a futuristic world fraught with semi-surrealist demons and characters inspired by Japanese folklore and pop culture. The longer you look at the meticulously hand drawn artworks, the more quirky details you find, adding to the narrative of each…

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6 Inspiring Hand Lettering Artists

Beautiful lettering created by Pellisco An art form that was heavily used during the early centuries in illuminated manuscripts, hand lettering is still strong on the design scene and hopefully here to stay. You probably walk past hand lettering on a daily basis, from artisan chalkboards…

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Colourful creations for Pride month

As June comes to an end, we thought we would showcase 7 colourful designs celebrating Pride month this year. Each year, the LGBTQ community use the 30 days of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred in June 1969. This particular month reminds everyone…

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The woman behind the mac icons

Starting at Apple in 1982, Susan Kare’s first job was to design a Mac System Font. Something bold in order to stand out and take over from the thin jaggedy placeholder font being used. At the end of that first day Kare had worked on…

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Biophilia creeps into graphic design

Biophilia Biophilia is humankind’s inherent connection to nature. It’s why crackling fires and crashing waves captivate us; why strolling through a park soothes us; and why shadow and light can affect our mood. Biophilia suggests that we have a need to connect with nature and that…

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Design for Social Good

  After a conversation with my nurse friend over the weekend, I was suddenly reflecting on the significance of my role as a designer. We talked about the differences between our daily routines in the workplace and I concluded that running out of coffee beans…

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Stop, look, listen, fist bump

Fist pumping to cross the street is the way of the future! I’m tired of tapping (or let’s be honest, smashing) a dirty old button on my trip across the road. Spanish designers Alfredo & Alberto have installed ‘Walkbumps’ across Los Angeles to encourage safety…

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Dove relaunches brand in Japan

It can be difficult for a global brand to shift with cultural trends while staying true to their brand. Dove has relaunched its hair care range in Japan with a fresher and more feminine packaging, eager to reconnect with the changing market.

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'To the Serengeti and back in five minutes'

It can be difficult to be cut–through in the cluttered world of automotive marketing, but Soho Square’s work for Volkswagen managed to get everyone talking.

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Ryman Eco; The world’s most beautiful, sustainable, typeface design

Can Typography design save the world? There’s nothing new about the fact our environment is suffering from the impact of climate change. So could typography save the world? Well, single handily no it probably couldn’t, but it does open up a valuable dialog for designers.…

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