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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Brand identity design: your guide to everything worth knowing

What is a brand identity? Your brand identity can also be referred to as your corporate identity and goes beyond simple logo design or branding services. Instead, it includes any tangible element that lets you differentiate yourself from the...

Posted by: Think Design Manchester Ltd
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Job Description: Typographer

Typography is the art of arranging text in a way that makes it not only legible but aesthetically pleasing. It involves font, structure and overall appearance, and works to catalyse a specific emotion in the reader. It brings the text to life and the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Why Helvetica Now is a big deal

You may have heard Helvetica has been updated for the first time in 35 years. In the world of typography, that counts as a very well kerned and perfectly typeset Really Big Deal. But even outside of design studios, where we actively pay attention to...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Charles Williams is Made Up

Made Up is the commercial illustration and type studio of Charles Williams. Rooted in drawing, geometric shapes, the continuous line, isometric grids, interconnected forms and a surreal three-dimensional aesthetic, we’ve long been a fan of his work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Focal Point: Getting text heavy with Andrei Robu

Andrei Robu is a designer and artist who focuses on experimental typography. With over 15 years of experience as a brand designer, Robu has worked with many big names including Bloomberg, Nike Jordan, Wired, ESPN, The Golden Globes and Visa. His work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Mixing old & new with Say What Studio

Benoit Berger and Nathalie Kapagiannidi are the creative duo behind Say What Studio. The pair mix vintage styles with modern designs to create super fresh typography, art direction and design from their Paris studio. We asked them about their unique...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

No pressure: The designer who has Bowie as a client

By John Fountain With a new album soon to be released, a stripped down remix of 'Sound and Vision' on air for Sony and a must-see exhibition at the V&A, it seems that after 10 years of next-to-nothingness, the enigma that is David Bowie is back. And...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Ross Stirling - Creative Director at Studio Juice

"We specialise in creative for print, digital, mobile and retail. Our designers, producers and technologists sit side by side in small, integrated teams. This approach allows us to react quickly and strategically for our clients, helping them win. We...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Spotlight - Chris Jarvis - Graphic Designer

Chris Jarvis, founder of Jarvdesign, (and one of the contributors at our first Pimm's and Portfolios evening), grabs a coffee with Creativepool to talk aesthetics, iMacs and dream re-brands. Describe the work you do in one sentence. An accessible...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Opinions - More than words. What do copywriters know about design?

by Magnus Shaw "Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion." Bob Baxley It's funny. Art directors and copywriters work so closely together, for so much of the time, and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Letman

by Jessica Hazel Letman, aka Job Wouters is a Dutch-born illustrator and graphic designer who confesses he is "cuckoo about letters". Mostly painstakingly hand drawn or painted, Letman's letters are transparent, imperfect and say things far...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Good old...hibu?

by Ashley Morrison Good old Yellow Pages. There was something rather comforting about those adverts, about the fact that good old Yellow Pages is not just there for that leaky roof. Or for the warm and fluffy things in life: the boy who bought his...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Fontsmith’s new luxurious typeface 25 years in the making: FS Siena

You can’t hurry a good typeface. All that sketching, drawing, honing, editing, balancing… Then there are the uppercase and italics to perfect, and different weights. Sometimes, it can take years. Few typefaces, though, would have been in...

Posted by: Fontsmith
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Leaders

Spin 360° with new exhibition launch at Magma

London based studio, Spin, is the focus of Magma’s new exhibition, which launched last night. in the basement of their lovely new flagship store near Covent Garden. This celebration of 20 years of design exhibits limited edition prints that bring...

Posted by: Jade French
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Leaders

Supercharge Your Creative Studio With Team

Managing a creative studio isn’t easy. Studios and agencies who have survived the lean years are now facing the challenge of carefully navigating growth, if they’re to thrive. This improvement in the creative economy is great news, but...

Posted by: Thrive
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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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Inspiration

Confessions of a designer

Design. For those who work in this competitive and difficult industry know it is full of people who just don't understand how much work you put in. Anneke Short feels this and has designed these quotes, most of which you all would have said at some...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Logos Redesigned Using Comic Sans

Comic Sans, the font we all love to hate. Created by Vincent Connare in 1994, It is classified as a casual, non-connecting script, and was designed to imitate the historical look of comic book lettering, for use in informal documents. It's hard to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Talking minimalism and typography with Ted Vesania | #MemberSpotlight

As the Head of Design at Whitespace Creative, Ted Vesania identifies having reached an international client base as one of his greatest achievements, but we know that in truth there is much more he should be proud of. A simple look at his works...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Between typography, graphic design and perseverance - #MemberSpotlight

Iain Smith Dwight has a mind buzzing with energy and a creative spirit that never rests. From music to fashion, film and even more, Iain can easily find inspiration in any kind of creative industry that interests him, never afraid to take an extra...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Designhouse bring energy back #BehindTheBrand

We spoke to Richard Debenham, Design Director at Designhouse this week, about his agency’s job creating a new brand name and visual identity for a former subsidiary brand of the district energy business, Equans, set to lead the UK market in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Resurgence of Print: Why Tangible Media Still Matters #PurposeMonth

In the third decade of the 21st century, screens are everywhere and that’s proven quite destructive for traditional print media. Also factor in the world’s shift towards sustainable practices and it would appear as if the age of tangible...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

How to Hire an Exhibition Designer- Definitive Guide (2024)

In the dynamic realm of business and marketing, exhibitions serve as pivotal moments for companies to make indelible marks on their audience. The triumph of an exhibition hinges not just on the showcased products or services, but equally on the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The Importance of Brand Consistency

I can’t tell you how many businesses I’ve spoken to who believe that branding is getting a new logo and slapping it on all of their marketing. But there’s much more to brand consistency than that, and I wanted to share with you how getting...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Exploring Creative Colleges in the USA for UI Design

When you're passionate about user interface (UI) design, choosing the right college can feel like a crucial step in crafting your future career. But with so many educational institutions offering programs in UI design and related fields, how do you...

Posted by: Creativepool Partner
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Industry

How to Hire an Artworker

In the dynamic and inspiring realm of design, the magic lies in the eyes of creatives who can transform ordinary concepts into extraordinary visual experiences. Whether you’re a prominent design agency or a budding design venture, selecting the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The Implications and Complications of AI Branding #BrandMonth

There will come a time in the not-too-distant future where I officially get sick of writing about AI. Thankfully, however, I’ve not quite crossed the indifference Rubicon yet. Indeed, given the pace the technology is developing, it seems...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

How to hire a Typographer

In today’s digital era, typography plays a pivotal role in enhancing brand identity, conveying meaning, and elevating the user experience. Whether you’re designing a website, logo, or marketing materials, the right typographer (font...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

#MemberSpotlight on Creative Director Marc Posch

How did you get into the industry? Design has always held a strong allure for me. Early on, I recognized its magical potential as a craft that profoundly influences people's perceptions of products and services. I found this to be very powerful, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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