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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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Leaders

"Traditional design can still have a real impact" - #JudgeSpotlight

With over 25 years of experience as an art director and designer, Wellmark Executive Creative Director Mark Sammartino was a perfect fit for the Annual 2020 Publishing panel. As a juror for one field of creativity that kind of lost its essence with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Branding environments with Bruce Mau Design

Bruce Mau Design is a multidisciplinary design firm specialising in brands and their environments by developing brand systems, visual identities, packaging, digital experiences and physical environments for a roster of clients including Sonos and...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

The V&A celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd design genius

Pink Floyd are widely regarded as the god-fathers of progressive rock music and one of the biggest and best bands of all time. The prog rock genre gained the title due to the way it's practitioners tried to push the boundaries of what what until then...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

David Bowie: A Death in Design

When the news dropped yesterday morning that the man born David Robert Jones (he changed his stage name to avoid being mistaken for Davy Jones from The Monkees) had passed away at the age of 69, I was actually half way through my 7th or 8th run...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The London Design Festival ROCKS

Even though the recorded music industry has been falling into a perpetual tailspin since the advent of the “Free” download (it's not free it's stealing), live music is more popular than ever before. In fact, many acts (even the big ones)...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Publicis scoop Coca-Cola design agency for Leo Burnett

It was announced yesterday that the Publicis Groupe is to acquire the design agency Turner Duckworth on behalf of the Leo Burnett network, which it owns. Turner Duckworth is most known for its designs for Coca-Cola, particularly its 2012 redesign of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Eventbrite and 99designs offer design support to event organisers

Eventbrite and 99designs have joined forces, announcing an integration that will seamlessly connect graphic designers with event organisers, in order to provide them with access to professional, unique banner designs for their event pages. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Design maturity: How to overcome those growing pains

When design operates in the right conditions, it unlocks measurable growth and drives customer satisfaction. But, often, design and design teams are isolated from the core of the business. When this happens, objectives become siloed and businesses...

Posted by: ELSE London
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Features

Ahead of the game in stand design - Interview with Rebecca Barbara Sant

Being an exhibitor at an industry event or trade show like Sigma, offers companies a unique opportunity to attract and engage with prospective customers. It’s the perfect place to create a positive first impression and generate new leads. But...

Posted by: The Authentic Brief
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Inspiration

Legends of design – Zaha Hadid | #HistoryMonth

While many people outside of the creative realms might be more aware of her famously beautiful offspring than the woman herself, for those in the world of design, and particularly architecture, Zaha Hadid is basically the David Bowie of design. When...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

How do we measure design?

For design to have the greatest impact on a business, it must be held to account. To measure the value of design work, we need to establish frameworks that promote objective assessment over the opinion of whoever happens to be the most dominant...

Posted by: ELSE London
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Industry

Is brand design based on fickle fads?

The fashion industry runs on the continuous change in taste and aesthetics. A cynical eye could see this as fickle and superficial. Most branding agencies, however (WMH&I included), like to think that they are not subject to any apparent design...

Posted by: WMH&I
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Inspiration

Biomimicry and product design: Taking design inspiration from nature

Mimicking nature in man-made product designs has led to some of the greatest and most enduring inventions or products that exist today. In the modern era especially, designers are open to ways they can work together with our environment- rather than...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Which 5 design trends are most useful for marketing in summer 2022?

It is never too late to include design into your marketing plan, especially in the context of a new season. Here are five of the most promising design ideas for summer 2022 (with examples) to assist your organisation in meeting and crushing its...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Industry

6 important design elements for a landing page that converts

Retail e-commerce sales are set to hit an eye-popping $5.4 trillion by the end of this year; even so, many would be surprised to realise that the average conversion rate ranges between 1% and 4% for many industries. These statistics make it clear...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

12 unexpected graphic design trends to watch for in 2022

When everything is said and done, the graphic design trends of 2022 are a motley crew. Frasurbane and anti-design, escapism and grunge, doodles and parametric patterns are some of the themes explored. It's difficult to envision any of these diverse...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Leaders

Why bold design is good business

Design is a great differentiator. It can stop people in their tracks. Make them laugh. Bring them to tears. And even set your brand apart from the competition - if you dare to be bold. It’s important to understand what we mean by design. Too...

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Features

Jobfishing - The fake design agency that catfished 52 creatives

Everyone loves a good con story. You only have to see the success of the recent Anna Sorokin drama and Tinder Swindler documentary on Netflix to see how infatuated we all are with the seedy inner-workings of a good long con. But the latest big con...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

From accessibility to sustainability: Packaging design trends in 2022

Between the continued acceleration of online deliveries, and the loud call of COP26, in 2021 had never been more aware of the role packaging plays in our world. But what have we learnt, and how will this influence packaging trends over the next...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

What is "Design Language", really? And how to create it.

Visual communication is really difficult. It's diversified, limitless, and never-ending. We need to build a set of limitations that will assist us communicate with our end-users in order to give it a feeling of clarity and consistency. This is when...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Features

Is Graphic Design Dead?

I really hope not. But it doesn't look good. What do the late, great Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Massimo Vignelli and Alan Fletcher have in common - other than their skill and enduring influence? They were all proud to call themselves...

Posted by: Stocks Taylor Benson

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