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Top 5 London exhibitions to inspire graphic design: June 2015

London is over-stuffed with gallery choices, one of the many great things about the city. But where to go when you want a dash of visual inspiration or a calligraphy calm down? We've scoured around for the best design-led exhibitions on in London...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

DMY International Design Festival Berlin

For those of you not familiar with DMY Berlin, the annual contemporary design festival is hosted in the German capital, and each year it invites aspiring and established designers to present new products, prototypes and design concepts to an...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Spotlight - Adam Ismail - Graphic Designer

- View Adam's Creativepool profile. How long have you been a Freelancer for? About 4 years Describe your work in one sentence. My style is often conceptual, ranging from digital art and photo manipulation through to various other graphic design...

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Advice

Is London the best place for Design Graduates

This is the first article to be written by Creativepool's writing competition winner, Alan Offord. Over the next few months he'll be looking at various topics including issues like the practice of free-pitching, ways designers stay motivated and more...

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Trends

101 Color Combinations to Inspire Your Next Design

Color is one of the most critical aspects of a design. In this roundup, we compiled 101 brand new color combinations to inspire your next project. Color sets the tone of any visual, engaging viewers while shaping their perceptions. Whether...

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Features

Blog of the week: Design Juices

Website: designjuices.co.uk Twitter: @DesignJuices Facebook: facebook.com/designjuices Tumblr: jthompsondesign.tumblr.com/ When did you start out blogging? I started Design Juices back in January of 2010 whilst still at university, it was a...

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Features

Blog of the week: Design Juices

Website: designjuices.co.uk Twitter: @DesignJuices Facebook: facebook.com/designjuices Tumblr: jthompsondesign.tumblr.com/ When did you start out blogging? I started Design Juices back in January of 2010 whilst still at university, it was a...

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Features

Design Juices

Design Juices started back in January of 2010. It was a structured way to document all the inspiring work and creative designers I was finding in my research online. The blog grew from this scrapbook of inspiration into a more structured way to give...

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Trends

All Eyes On You - Visuals That Work

Brand Licensing Europe 2017, a B2B trade exposition for licensing professionals, recently achieved impressive delegate numbers of over seven thousand, five hundred visitors; an increase in four percent in comparison to 2016, and an eleven percent...

Posted by: Phil Michael
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding light at the edges with Brighten the Corners

Named after a 1997 album by indie rock-band Pavement, Brighten the Corners have been enlivening the design industry since they founded their studio back in 1999 (with the aforementioned album presumably playing on the office stereo). In the 17 years...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Focal Point: For the love of print with Dan Mather

Dan Mather is an independent silkscreen printer and graphic designer, he creates printworks borne of passion and precision; all of which stem from his motto: 'For the love of print'. Hi Dan, first of all, how would you sum up your work? I...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Getting back to basics with Leslie David

Leslie David is a very busy lady, but she still managed to have a quick chat with us about her work processes. Whether working for high profile brands like Lancôme or making artwork for musicians like Röyksopp, she’s got a knack for...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

The Art of the Production Line at the Barbican

Travel has become a favourite theme of galleries recently. First we saw KK Outlet get cheeky with their Commute Nice, London show, and now the Barbican are mid-way through their show Station To Station: A 30 Day Happening. Having travelled through...

Posted by: Jade French
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Design

BHF and Alphabetical heart a good GIF

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) recently hired the creative graphic design studio Alphabetical to design a new “Self-care” pack to help teenagers manage their heart conditions. The “Transition Pack” is aimed towards 12-19...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Inspiration

Talented Geometric Illustrations

Trends are ever so apparent in the current social setting, and there is no doubt it happens specifially within the graphic design field. This year we've seen 'hipster' logos, flat web graphics, simplified shapes and minimalistic to name a few. But...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Logoed

Website: logoed.co.uk Twitter: @Logoed When did you start out blogging? We started the blog way back in 2001 - so we've been going for 11 years now! How did you choose your blog name? It was simply to represent what the blog was about at the...

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Features

5 minutes with... Mark Ferguson -Director at Very Own Studio

"Very Own Studio is a small independent practice specialising in identity and graphic design for print and screen. It was formed by Mark Ferguson in 2009 in Manchester but is currently based in sunny Brighton." What do you actually do? I'm a...

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Features

Spotlight - John Aranda - Photographer

- View John's Creativepool profile. ‘The Philippines via California via London via a camera' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 2 years now, since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2009. Describe your work in one...

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Features

Spotlight - Mark Gamble - Designer

The key thing is to believe in yourself and your work, and not too lose hope. Most of all, network, network, network! Describe your work in one sentence. It's usually quite clean, fun and colourful. What's the most important thing you've learnt in...

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Advice

How to... Keep your creative skills up to date

Written by Nathan Mayatt, Workstation - Specialist creative and digital recruiters since 1989. Keeping ahead of the game by making sure your skills are up-to-date is essential to protect yourself over the next couple of years. The market has become...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers

Natalie Nicklin Illustrator, Digital Illustrator, Creative "Natalie Nicklin is a London based illustrator and artist who utilizes a wide range of processes within her work; from found images and photography to modern digital techniques and...

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Inspiration

Retrospective: Trailblazers of 2011

Nakia Matthewson Creative, Art Director - Broadcast, Graphic Designer - Production "Passionate, driven and motivated by creative individuals, I thrive on the chance to collaborate with creative minds. I am inspired by those who dare to do things...

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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A little bit of magic at Mina Lima

When Miraphora (Mina) and Eduardo (Lima) met on the set of the first Harry Potter film back in 2001, they joined forces to imagine and create the graphic universe that would become the entire Harry Potter film series. After seven years working...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: MVM talks iconic portraits and minimalism

Norwegian designer Magnus Voll Mathiassen (aka. MVM) has been working in design for over ten years. In that time he's amassed an impressive bulk of work. Whether it's sketchy minimalist portraits of pop culture icons like Kanye, or sketching for...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

Feeling the burn: Thomas Mailaender's illustrated people

We’ve heard about suffering for your art, but this takes things to a new level. French artist Thomas Mailaender applied 23 photographic negatives to models skin, searing them with a UV lamp. The result? Some really beautiful effects, that conjure...

Posted by: Jade French
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Design

This is what it's like to be Dyslexic

It's common sense that when it comes to fonts in the worlds of design and advertising, the more easily readable the better right? Graphic designer Daniel Britton has bucked convention (and some might argue his marbles) with a new font that he's...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Pillar Box Post

Website: pillarboxpost.com When did you start out blogging? I started blogging just over 3 years ago in the summer of 2009...which happened to be about 3 years after I resolved to start a blog! How did you choose your blog name? One of the (many)...

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Features

Ryan Luckoo

- View Ryan's Creativepool profile here Website: luckoo.com Facebook: facebook.com/ryanluckoo Twitter: twitter.com/rykoo "Ryan Luckoo, A Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Visual Artist. Art has been a major aspect of my life for as long as I can...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers

Ricardo Rizzo Motion Graphics/Video Designer "I'm Riccardo, a London based motion designer. My job is my passion... and was my childhood dream! I think there's nothing more i can add, starting from this statement." View Ricardo's Creativepool...

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Inspiration

Music and Musicians - An Inspiration Goldmine

The Creativepool studiocrowd project that searches for artworks inspired by Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly and his eclectic new album, bloom, is no new concept. Artists have been inspired by music (and vice versa) for decades and from a marketing...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Ballin’ On A Budget: Found Art For Inspiration

Found objects can provide great sources of inspiration, from hard-nosed plug men to hairy neckties, artists and designers don’t need to look far for materials to play with. As we see funding cut, art spaces become more competitive and materials...

Posted by: Jade French
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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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