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The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

This Illustrator Pen tool trick will change your design life

Hand letterers! Do you find the process of digitising your curvaceous creations a time-consuming affair? Don't you wish there was a quicker way to …

The Science Behind Fonts (And How They Make You Feel)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between …

Typography

Fanta reveals rebrand by Koto and "industry first" asymmetrical bottle redesign

Fanta has revealed a new visual identity, representing the biggest redesign in the brand’s history. The “fresh and exciting” design includes the …

Graphic Design

A Reading Guide For Designers Who Want To Write

We asked prominent designers and design writers to select the best books and essays for designers who want to hone their writing skills.<p>The 2017 Design In Tech Report, John Maeda’s influential industry overview, lists writing as a key design skill. There are several reasons why. With the rise of …

Interview: Fantastical Vignettes Capture Magical Moments in a Dreamlike World

In search of refuge from the bustling urban landscape of Birmingham, England, photographer Adam Bird finds quiet sanctuary in the forests that he uses to create his fairy tale worlds. He brings into focus creative stories from his mind while incorporating deep human emotion. This powerful …

Feature | Reputations: David King

For the past three decades David King has moved deftly between roles as designer, photographer, editor, researcher and author. His graphic style – an …

Graphic Design

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Design in Tech Report 2017

PDF, audio, and voiceover are now available on designintechreport.wordpress.com<p>Today’s most beloved technology products and services balance design and engineering in a way that perfectly blends form and function. Businesses started by designers have created billions of dollars of value, are …

Bill Maher Just Made A Very Serious Point About The Trump Administration 'Circus'

"While you’re watching the clown screw the pony, they’re breaking into your car," he said.<p>Bill Maher warned people not to get distracted by the circus surrounding President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday.<p>The “Real Time” host admitted it was “fun to watch the wheels come off the Trump car” …

Donald Trump

Now you can take Pixar’s ‘The Art of Storytelling’ course for free

Have you always wanted to be Pixar animator? Now that process is a tiny bit easier. The animation studio recently made a number of courses available on the Khan Academy website to help you start your journey — and they’re free.<p>The group of courses are called “Pixar in a Box” and include short …

How A Rural Mississippi Town Created A New Local Economy To Rebuild Its Main Street

Ten years ago, Water Valley, Mississippi had fallen on hard times. Today, there’s a brewery, a restaurant–even a coding school.<p>When Kagan Coughlin and Alexe van Beuren first visited Water Valley, Mississippi a decade ago, the majority of the storefronts on the small town’s Main Street were empty. …

Local Economies

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

How to Make a Better Chicken Soup, in 30 Minutes

When winter’s chill bears down, homemade chicken soup provides both comfort and cure. But while steam-cleared sinuses and a settled stomach are …

Elon Musk Explains Logo Design: What We Can Learn From Tesla's Brand | Inc.com

Building a brand identity is a complex process. Start by understanding your brand's purpose and then develop branding elements that support this purpose. One important element of brand identity is logo design. When done right, a logo is memorable and impactful. When done wrong, it could be …

Graphic Design

Opinion: Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give Them Access to Contraceptives

Melinda Gates shares why she advocates for over 225 million women around the globe who still lack access to modern contraceptives.<p>Tune in to <b>Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric</b> on Monday, February 6 at 9/8c to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.<p>Like most women I …

Flatbread

Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Isaac Asimov

3-Step Guide For Telling a Compelling Brand Story

When you're looking for solid advice for launching a successful startup, it makes sense to turn to experts like Gary Vaynerchuk for advice.<p>Gary is a serial entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author. In the book Foundr V1.0, when asked to share his top tip for startups, Gary says to focus …

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

Christmas gift guide for graphic designers under £20/$25

Whether you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your favourite graphic designer or a low-budget secret Santa option for the office party, …

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

10 of the Strictest Food and Drink Laws from Around the World

01 of 11<p>Strict Laws Govern These 10 Products<p>Some food and drinks are so tied to a region that they simply aren’t as good if they're made anywhere …

Comfort Food

Silent Film Shows How Motorcycles Were Built Before the Assembly Line

They sure don't build 'em like they used to.<p>These days, car factories are incredibly automated. Even an exotic like the Alfa Romeo 4C is built in a sterile environment that looks more like an operating room from the future than the assembly lines we like to imagine. And while American manufacturing …

50 state road trip: Scenic views in each state

Looking for a way to take in all that the USA has to offer? That's what road trips were made for. Jump in the car (or airplane) and take in this great country. Just be sure to stop at these beautiful scenic spots in each of the 50 states to see what makes America truly the beautiful. Then scroll …

Road Trips

Watch: A Documentary on the Deadly, 200 MPH Isle of Man TT

In the realm of contemporary racing, nothing touches the raw danger of the Isle of Man TT, a fiercely fast motorcycle race held on a small island …

Ewan McGregor on Riding Motorcycles, Directing American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor Rides Again<p>Twenty years after <i>Trainspotting</i>, the actor opens up about directing for the first time, his passion for motorcycles, and …

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

It’s easy to spot the Venetian Island of Burano from the sea. The jewel-colored homes act like a beacon, which is what they were intended to be. …

Meet Earl, the gatekeeper to Paradise

Paradise, population one, is halfway along one of the roughest roads in the US West, perched between two vast wilderness areas that total 1.4 million hectares.<p>We met Earl in the middle of a one-lane dirt road 100km deep in the backcountry. With a coffee cup in hand, wide grin on his weathered face …

Boating