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For more than 100 years, Britain has been perpetually at war. Some conflicts, such as the Falklands, have become central to our national narrative, but others, including the brutal suppression of rebels in Oman, have been deliberately hidden<p>In the months after the surrender of Japan on 14 August …

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Vibrant Color Palette Combos Take Colors From the World to Inspire Creativity

With its vast collections of images, photo filters, free icon and shape elements, and fonts, Canva allows users around the globe to create sleek graphics and presentations through its online app—no design degree required. The company's Senior Graphic Designer, Poppie Pack, shares a variety of savvy …

This Brand’s Amazing New Logo Responds to Voice and Looks Different to Each Person

Brands talk endlessly about attention to individual customers. But Brazilian telecom company Oi has extended that idea to its very logo—a …

This Web Bot Can Automatically Design Hundreds of Logos for You

Is this the beginning of the end for the creative industry?<p>It’s hard to deny that technological breakthroughs have benefited modern designers, but it has also become increasingly clear that advances in artificial intelligence could have a big impact on the future of human creativity. Case in point …

Amazon's new video feature should make YouTube extremely nervous

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon has rolled out a new video feature that should put YouTube on notice.<p>The e-commerce giant is making it easier for shoppers to research products before …

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Disclosure: Evidence of An Extraterrestrial Presence the Secret Space Program & Ancient Archeology

~Ben Rich lockheed Martin<p>What Do ETs Look Like? <br>https://youtu.be/UH5SwHAk5XY<br>“I Knew About 57 Different Races in 1987.”<br>~Clifford Stone<p>Its Now Time to …

'Real Life Hitman' gives YouTubers control over an actual Agent 47

Watch what happens when Hitman gets real<p><i>Hitman</i> developer IO Interactive has teamed up with Realm Pictures to create a real-life version of the stealth-based action game. The video, seen above, is nearly 10 minutes of YouTubers — like Smosh and members of the OpTic Gaming esports team — playing …

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10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016

Trends come and go, they emerge, some stay for years, others are more of a flash in the pan. They don’t start one year and end the next, instead they …

Are These Graphic Design Trends Going Out of Style?

<i>Looking back at the evolution of graphic design is like browsing through old photo albums.</i>You might think: <i>Was it really necessary to wear acid-wash</i> …

How to Create Luminosity Masks for Better Retouching

When learning about retouching, selections and masks should be on top of the list along with curves and brushes. But each of these tools have so many …

How To Create Impressive Websites

It is a very serious burden for companies that rely on their websites – they need to employ such design that can be beautiful and functional at the …

Hot Branding Trends in 2016

Experience! Engagement! Authenticity!Branding is going through nothing less than a revolution, and expectations of consumers and B2B buyers alike are …

Review: Creating a Brand Identity - A Guide for Designers

$29.95/£19.95<p>If you're working on a new logo design or brand identity, this new book from publisher Laurence King could seriously come in handy. …

Design a portfolio that packs a punch

I look at many creative resumes and portfolios every day in my job at Fantasy, spanning a wide range of disciplines and talents. Because there's so …

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

16 Web & Graphic Design Trends To Watch In 2016

<i>This just in! Check the</i> <i>all-new Web & Graphic Design Trends post for 2017</i><i>!</i><p>As a web & graphic design agency with an accent in visual storytelling, my …

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Review of the Year 2015: We present the Top 25 Graphic Design posts

This year has seen some massive rebrands – Google, Channel 4 and the <i>New York Times</i> to name but a few of the successes featured on this list. Some of …

Brexit now backed by 47 per cent of British voters, new poll reveals

Exclusive: In the biggest poll of UK attitudes to Europe yet, Lord Ashcroft reveals Britain could be heading for the exit door unless David Cameron wins significant reforms<p>British voters who want to leave the European Union dramatically outstrip the number of people who want to stay, the biggest …

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War and Peace: on the set of the BBC's epic Tolstoy adaptation

Of all the places I would expect to find a sumptuous adaptation of War and Peace being filmed, a former textiles factory on the industrial outskirts of Vilnius, Lithuania, is the last. In fact, only the cast buzzing in and out of their trailers in 19th-century garb convinces me that I am in the …

Charming Illustrations Highlight True Love in All of Life's Little Moments

True love doesn't always consist of grand, cinematic gestures. In fact, it's often the little things that mean the most when you're in a long-term relationship. Spending a lazy morning together, helping each other get through a bad day, and even assembling furniture side-by-side can end up …

Designing Websites Using A Mobile First Approach

Mobile is something that isn’t always designed for the first time around; however, it’s something that should always be considered depending on the …

This PSD Reveals What Every Photoshop Adjustment Layer Does via Curves

Want to see what Photoshop’s adjustment layers are actually doing to your photos in terms of curves? There’s an easy new way to do so.<p>Los …

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25 Creative Design Agencies Websites You Should See

Do you own a design agency and don’t have an online presence yet? Or you just want to change your website in order to grow your business? Here are 25</i> …

Why Snapchat Is Becoming the Hottest Social Tool for Ad Agencies

With attention shifting from Facebook and Twitter to social darling Snapchat, some agencies are hoping to turn their ephemeral posts into recruitment …

Direct Marketing: Perhaps the Most Effective Way to Do Marketing on a Budget

Ever since the World Wide Web began to be commercialized in 1995, the center of gravity in the marketing universe seems to have shifted toward the Internet and, more recently, social media and mobile devices. The problem for marketers is how to effectively use these tools to develop brand …

Drawing an opinion illustration

I'd like to show you the process of drawing an illustration for <i>The Sydney Morning Herald</i>'s Opinion page. At around 10.30 AM I receive a short brief …

Top graphic design trends for 2016 marketing: Usable, mobile, accessible

To stay ahead of the curve in 2016, graphics need to be appealing and optimized for all media and devices. Here's how to get the most out of your …

How To Get Into The Hearts Of Your Audience With The Emotional Branding Tactics Used By Apple, Nike & Coca-Cola

<i>How do some companies manage to build a cult-like following of customers who fall in love with their brand and are devoted for life?</i>In 2012 it was …