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Advice

Ten of the best font sites

The number of fonts available for easy download has reached an enormous quantity. Similarly, the number of font 'search and download' sites has also taken off massively. With each font site incorporating its own unique features and novelties there is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Popcorn puzzles. The strange structure of movie posters.

I'm no statistician, but I can be fairly sure fewer people are watching movies at the cinema with every passing month. Netflix, Sky Movies, Film 4, downloads and DVDs are all conspiring to keep film buffs glued to the sofa and away from the big...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

What makes a bad logo bad (and a good logo good)?

Unlike Naomi Klein, I like logos. In fact, I think everyone should have one. Not just every company every single person. We could do away with those boring, old fashioned signatures and photos and just stick our personalised logo on things like...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cold beer, hot fonts and other stories

Thirst Craft - Cold Town Beer There's a new craft beer brewery in the notoriously chilly city of Edinburgh, but they didn’t have a name, positioning or brand to speak of - so they turned to Glasgow studio Thirst Craft. With over 2,000...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Human Flesh Fonts

Font design has never been so competitive, so technically advanced, so multi-platformed. These days just about anything can be formed into an eye catching font, aesthetically enticing enough to be snapped up by graphic designers, all you need is...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Features

Scott Belsky on future-proofing creativity

In an era of technological disruption and breakthroughs like artificial intelligence (AI), creativity is more important than ever before. Not only does creativity ground us in our humanity, it is the human advantage. The largest companies in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Benk + Bo bring you the Workshop Zone @ Connect: London

Benk + Bo, the multifunctional space for creatives in Spitalfields, London, are bringing their Scandinavian design and aesthetic to the Workshop Zone at Connect: London on November 21 and 22. Join them for a cup of coffee and learn about how the...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Wolves, spices, ciders, flags and other stories

SomeOne - Wolverhampton Wanderers Design studio SomeOne has developed a new brand identity for the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) football club. The new branding was created to reflect the new era of the club under the leadership of the Fosun...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: The Bristol Old Vic, Dream Challenges and other stories

Eureka! - Bristol Old Vic The Bristol Old Vic has unveiled a new visual identity to coincide with the theatre undergoing major redevelopment. The oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world, Bristol Old Vic was technically...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Design Trends 2018: Bold moments, glitches, layers and diversity

I'm not a designer, lacking both the patience and the creative impulse (at least when it comes to images), but design is something I, and almost everyone else on this planet, appreciate on a very primal level. It's the first thing we notice in almost...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

AI & Creativity

Artwork composited using Adobe Stock Assets by visual artist Sebastian Hue The question as to whether AI could assist - or even replace - human creativity has been asked since the invention of the computer. While some creatives embrace the concepts...

Posted by: Adobe
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Rum, recipes, railways and other stories

The Specialist Works - Gousto Recipe box company, Gousto, has unveiled a rebrand, reflecting its commitment to offering families ‘good food all round’. The new brand identity is the next phase of a major growth strategy for Gousto, who...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A type of art at Optimo Type Foundry

Optimo was initiated in 1998 as a bachelor project by Gilles Gavillet, Stéphane Delgado and David Rust. It was a way for them to release their own fonts, and Optimo became part of the first wave of digital foundries to emerge in the 1990s as a...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: BBC Three, Hula Hoops and other stories

Studio Output - BBC Three Studio Output has created a new brand refresh for BBC Three, which aims to help them reconnect with their audience by defining the brand's character and designing a new visual toolkit that's more relevant for the digital...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Camden Lock, Twinings, Action Against Hunger and more

Ragged Edge - Camden Lock Parent company Market Tech recently approached Ragged Edge to define and create a coherent brand for the iconic Camden Market. The approach had to be relevant to a broad millennial audience and work both on and offline, but...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: UCL, Natwest and the London Design Biennale

Lambie-Nairn - University College London Lambie-Nairn has unveiled a new brand identity for UCL’s (University College London) new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign. The university is aiming to raise £600 million for cutting-edge...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Operas, Addison Lee, and JFK

Base Design - Terminal 4 at JFK Airport Originally opened in 1957 and known as International Arrivals Building, Terminal 4 at JFK Airport in New York received a $1.4 billion redevelopment with its new building designed by Skidmore, Owings and...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Fémme visuals, Deliciously Ella and Hollyoaks

Supple Studio - D.R.A.W Recruitment Supple Studio has designed an identity system for D.R.A.W. Recruitment based around an interlocking “D” device and the strap line “The Art of the Perfect Fit.” The new company was formed...

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Technology

#TechTuesday: Robotic Interns, Simulated Dementia and more Pokémon

360i hire their first robotic intern Internships at an ad agency are not easy to come by and it can be especially hard for young people living outside major cities. To combat this, 360i came up with a way for one lucky person, living outside a big...

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Features

Meet Award Winning Designer, Rick Banks aka Face37

Rick Banks is an award winning, London-based designer, otherwise known as Face37. He has created brand identities, bespoke typefaces and logo designs for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Triumph, Douwe Egberts, Nike and Adidas....

Posted by: Jelly London
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Technology

#TechTuesday: From subtle sex toys to philosophical search engines

Wisp is the wearable sex toy alternative Wan Tseng, a graduate of the Royal College of Art graduate, has designed a series of erotic devices that provide a subtle, sensation-focused alternative to traditional, more 'full-on' sex toys. The Wisp...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Rough and ready with Linda Linko

Finnish illustrator Linda Linko mixes hand painted typography, collage and a rough and ready artistic style to create unique designs that blur the lines between illustration, art and design. With a client base including Adidas, ELLE magazine and...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

36 Days of Type examines the endless graphic possibilities of typography

A project that’s been getting a significant amount of coverage on everyone’s favourite photo-centric social media hub of late, 36 Days of Type is so much more than an excuse for designers to bash out some nifty fonts. It also represents a...

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Features

Monotype designs bespoke handwriting typeface for Sir Quentin Blake

If there’s one word that comes to mind when thinking of Sir Quentin Blake’s work, it’s joy. As one of the world’s most eminent and well-loved illustrators, his art - whether found in his famous collaborations with Roald Dahl,...

Posted by: Monotype
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Ascot to CBBC

The Clearing - Ascot Ascot has been rebranded by The Clearing, which has sought to make the racecourse a destination brand in a bid to stop regular race meetings being overshadowed by flagship event Royal Ascot. Although Ascot attracts high profile...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From The Met to The Hague

Wolff Olins – New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Wolff Olins has created a new identity for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, to replace the existing branding which has been in use since 1971. The new identity will be launched on 1...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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