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Create ghostly textures with mixed-media techniques

When I first switched from a traditional to a digital illustration workflow, my painting techniques worked pretty well on their new canvas – but my …


How aimless walks and observations inform Jan van der Kleijn's design practice

It was a poster for Gerrit Rietvield Academy’s study days – consisting of a black and white image of a dog, tiled – which first introduced us to the …

Graphic Design

The Month in Type

Welcome to the best in type news!<p>A warm welcome to the shiny new <i>The Month in Type.</i> As the name suggests, from here on in, each month, I’ll highlight …


What Message Does Your Logo Convey?

Think of your logo as more than your name in pretty type: it needs to be the essence of your brand identity. Your brand identity is markedly affected by the psychology of font, color and shape, which is why logo creation is a unique specialty. Every detail of your company’s logo — intentional or …

Graphic Design

Twentytwo identity

The collaborative psychedelic identity for this London-based commercial property reflects its dynamic nature and visual style.

Graphic Design

Botanical Coffee Co.

Design: Green Chameleon<br>Design Director: Nathan Riley<br>Project Type: Concept<br>Location: Bristol, England<br>Packaging Contents: Coffee<br>Packaging Substrate / …

Packaging Design

Graphic Design: Photoshop Masters Turn Animals Into Plants, And The Results Are Interesting

Animals and plants – or nature in general – have always been a huge inspiration to many artists. But have you ever tried to imagine how these …

Designer John Warwicker blows up landmark property law

In a collection of surreal objects, one of the oddest is John Warwicker's series of posters. The designer reproduces blown-up extracts of landmark …

Land Rights

Michael Jackson, King of Pop Art | by Diana Evans | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

At first, the artist Kehinde Wiley didn’t believe it was Michael Jackson calling so he didn’t pick up. “Will you please answer the fucking phone?” a …


19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.


Lina Stores restaurant - London, UK

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Striking yellow PVC-clad pavilion is a sustainable shelter designed for the end times

Studio Morison has unveiled a stunning round shelter clad in a membrane of yellow PVC and aluminum mesh – and it just might help see you through the …


Free Unfold app helps people get fancy with Instagram Stories

(Credit: oneinchpunch/iStockphoto)<p>Smartphones have made almost everyone a photographer. With the iPhone's portrait mode, quick pictures look professional. Photo editing apps like Snapseed and VSCO have given users the ability to enhance their selfies with dozens of filters and stickers.<p>The photo …

Social Media

RCA graduate Junhyeok Shin's blobby characters represent the internet's ugly tendencies

Anyone who wandered round the Royal College of Art’s bustling degree show earlier this summer will have been pulled into an ugly and blobby but …


Building the World’s Largest Robot


Theo Jansen creates wind-powered 'strandbeests' that can walk

"Strandbeests" or "beach animals" are made from PVC tube and are powered by the wind.<p>Creator Theo Jansen uploads videos of his creations to YouTube, attracting fans worldwide including the US space agency Nasa.

Renewable Energy

Purple Cheese Fries Might Be The Next Pretty Snack To Flow Into Your Feeds

Image via Cheese-zu-ka<br>After black goth foods, purple seems to be the next color trend for food photos on social media, as evident by McDonald’s …

The doomed Toys “R” Us rebrand that never came to be

Sob with me, fellow “parennials.”<p>After 70 years in business, Toys “R” Us stores across the U.S. shut down in June. It was an oddly heartbreaking moment for many people–and while you can blame Amazon Prime and Walmart prices for the takedown, truth be told, there’s another guilty party: All of us …

Hillary Clinton

Coca-Cola’s new limited-edition Japan travel destination bottles highlight history and culture | SoraNews24

Company <b>breaks with tradition</b> by letting <b>Nagoya Castle</b> bottle <b>shine in gold</b>.This week saw the anticipated release of Coca-Cola Clear in Japan, which …


Synesthetic Artist Melissa McCracken Paints Abstracted Depictions of Jazz, Funk and Pop Songs | Colossal

<p>“Wasn’t It Kind of Wonderful” (2017), oil on canvas, 48” x 48”Melissa McCracken paints what she hears, titling each of her abstract oil paintings …


How to use colour and typography in marketing

Most of us have a general idea of colour theory - the idea that particular colours in branding can trigger certain responses - but how much of it is …

Graphic Design

Artist Rafael Varona crams magical stories into tiny GIFs

"It saved my life."<p>The second edition of "Impossible Bottles" features miniature worlds that are even more dense with detail than the originals. One bottle shows a mad scientist powering his home with a massive, lumbering robot underground. Another features a group of foreign explorers apparently …

GIF Animations

The dark age of soulless sans-serif logos is coming to an end

We may have reached the close of the era of uber-sleek, soulless, sans serif-based logos. According to the latest LogoLounge trends report, graphic designers are bringing back luscious serifs in an effort to infuse brands with personality and charm.<p>The “serif-redux” trend, as LogoLounge founder …


New trend report signals a return to deep space and 1970s style

The 1970s are back, according to an interior-design report by online furniture platform Clippings.<p>A return to the louche designs of 1970s nightlife …

Interior Design

Everything you need to know about tonal values

Values are present in almost every drawing or painting we create – and often, they can make or break a piece. To create a successful image, we must …


Use Design Thinking to Put Yourself in Your Customers' Shoes

How well do you put yourself in your customer’s shoes? Year in and year out, “innovation” ranks as one of the top corporate agenda items across all …

UX Design

Architects build their own rammed-earth office around existing trees

Paraguay-based design firm Equipo de Arquitectura has created a number of innovative structures, but when it came to constructing their own office …


The 7 Biggest Design Trends of 2019, According to the IKEA Catalog

1 of 7<p>Design Trend #1: Bold Kitchens<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Design Trend #2: Clutter, Done Right<p>3 of 7<p>Design Trend #3: Closet Alternatives<p>Advertisement<p>4 …


It's Nice That | Furniture obsessions and oranges with acid rainbows: new personal work from Julian Glander

Julian Glander is no stranger to It’s Nice That. We’ve written about his gifs, his 360-degree videos, and even his favourite books. Despite all this …

GIF Animations