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Online Retailers Are Desperate to Stem a Surging Tide of Returns

Online sales are growing at about three times the rate of those from brick-and-mortar stores, in part because of the popularity of free shipping. But …

eCommerce

20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

10 commandments of logo design

It’s frustrating. You’ve spent hours, days, weeks on your logo design, and yet still it isn’t working. But you’re so close to the project personally …

Top 20 free resources for learning logo design

Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s always lots more to learn about logo design. But while the web is full of help and advice, …

This Street Artist Turned A Church Into A Skate Park, Now He’s Tackling Trump

Street artist Okuda San Miguel, knew that the Spanish church was special the minute he saw it. And from that first moment, it became his passion project. He just had to do something spectacular with it.<p>Originally built in 1912, the Church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain had fallen into …

Streetwear

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

These are the 20 best-selling business books of 2016 so far

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Whether you want to standout from your colleagues, streamline your time spent at the office, or are in need of some motivation during a …

Self-improvement

Cubically Cubic Cubes

before<p>after<p>Reviewed Oct. 4, 2016 by Armin<p>Established in 1968 when National Provincial Bank, Westminster Bank, and District Bank came together to form …

Graphic Design

Branding Once Meant Logos. Today, It Means AI

An exhibit about branding traces its millennia-old history and points to its ominous future.<p>When was the idea of a brand born? Maybe it’s always been with us–or even <i>before</i> us. That’s the argument on display at <i>Like Me: Our Bond with Brands</i>, an exhibit curated by the creative consultancy Lippincott …

Chatbots

Remember Me. Basic Types of Efficient Logos.

It is not a secret that people are mostly visual creatures. They are often driven by what they see faster than by any other way of perception. That …

Graphic Design

10 most important things in advertising

Kellogg's is opening a cereal café in NYC.Hollis Johnson<p>Good morning! Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Chase has called in auditors to scrutinize its relationship with Publicis Groupe media agency ZenithOptimedia - the company which buys its advertising.</b> …

Advertising

Follow the Crown

before<p>after<p>Reviewed May. 19, 2016 by Armin<p>First brewed in 1994, Itaipava is a line of beers available in Brazil produced by Grupo Petrópolis. Its …

São Paulo

Two Artists Met on Tinder. What Happened Next Will Make Your Day

This is what it's like to be a fly on the wall of 'Two Sides of a Tinder Date.'<p>When artists Tinder, the performativity of dating can go full-on Fluxus. Case in point: UK artist Andy Leek (who, last time we checked, was giving out gold stars to street artists) and Finnish documentarian Daniela Sea …

Relationships

This man's microchip can predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> It would be remiss to describe Chris Toumazou's path to professorship as anything other than unconventional. Make that highly unconventional.<p>"My education wasn't fantastic," Toumazou says as he welcomes CNN to the stylish South Kensington campus of Imperial College London, where he is …

Genetics

3. London

London is a fantastic little movie that, although flawed, is still very much worth a watch; the work of a first time writer-director, it's riddled …

Jessica Biel

How To Get A Logo Accepted: 8 Steps To A Better Design Workflow

Our work requires so much more than just creative ideas and technical skills — it compels us to be a <i>marketer, strategist, psychologist, salesperson,</i> …

9 Job-Finding Secrets From Headhunters

You’re on the prowl for a new job? Good luck with that. You can furiously send out resumes and cover letters all you want, but research suggests most …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Leo Burnett

No one pays full price anymore — and it's terrifying companies

Fast-fashion retailers like Zara— which have conditioned consumers to know that they can get runway-like looks for less — should already have traditional retailers shaking in their full-price boots.<p>But now there's a new trend that should scare full-priced retailers even more: Cost transparency, …

Saks Fifth Avenue

The Superhero Diet Spectrum

Want to get in serious shape (and fast)? Take a page out of the pro's playbook. But which plan is right for you? Hollywood's new generation of …

Nutrition

9 elements of an exceptional logo

Whether you hire a marketing agency, freelance talent or design in-house, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of what makes a logo OK versus …

30 Outstanding Examples of Restaurant Logos

Any business logo, no matter how small it may be, could actually have a huge impact on the way the business goes.<p>It dictates how much recall the …

Graphic Design

35 Stunning Logo Designs That Were Unfortunately Rejected

Just because you do awesome work does not mean that you’ll get one approval after another. Such is the reality of life, something that proves to be …

Graphic Design

How Facebook should be designed

Facebook’s design has been widely discussed among designers and users, and I’ve seen plenty of criticism:<p>“Why is the design of Facebook’s desktop site so bad?”<br>• “Facebook has a deeper problem than just Vine/Twitter”<br>• “Do anyone else find Facebook to have an ugly design?”<p>Having reviewed some of the …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Self-improvement

The Hidden Meaning Behind 10 Streetwear Logos

See how these streetwear brands got their symbols.<p>A logo is a simple image that can instantly evoke the essence of an entire brand and company at a glance. The power to be influential and publicly recognizable without the aid of words is invaluable, and even more so in the realm of fashion. …

Badass Knights Of The Round Table Wristwatch

This is the Excalibur wristwatch crafted by watchmaker Roger Dubuis (previously: this version from 2013 which I kind of like more). It features the …

Time I

Entertainment

James ‘L.B.’ Bonner, ‘My 600 Lb. Life’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know 5 hours agoJames "L.B." Bonner is the subject on episode 11 from season 6 of <i>My</i> …