While life lasts, let us live it, not pass through as zombies, and let us find in art a glorious passageway to a deeper understanding of our essential humanity. - Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) Sister Wendy, a cloistered nun whose passion for art led her to wander out into the world, where she became a … Continue reading 10 Rules for Appreciating Art by Sister Wendy Beckett (RIP)
With the new year right around the corner, many of us are resolving to go to the gym more or to keep the house clean... but if you're like me, being more creative is top on your list. And I'm here to tell you that it's easier than it sounds - this is a resolution … Continue reading How To Be More Creative In The New Year
Need help deciding what to read next? Take a cue from these famous bookworms. Sally Field recommends "The Witch Elm" by Tana French Field is also a fan of the dispatches from the Dublin Murder Squad, and although French's latest novel doesn't involve the usual crew, it remains thrilling and addictive. Source: 5 Books Celebs … Continue reading 5 Books Celebs Couldn’t Put Down in 2018
This is a bootstrap 4 UI kit and website template inspired by Google's material design. It is best suited for a business, agency, corporate, startup and portfolio websites. It is also easy to customize and comes with Sass files and organized code which makes it developer friendly. Source: Material Design Bootstrap 4 UI Kit
Many of the people I meet are trying to do too much. This can be in the domain of home, work or community groups. Often the problem is that these people volunteer to help but do so to their own detriment and then become overwhelmed and ineffective. Source: The power of less productivity
Can you believe it is the last Friday of 2018? Each year seems to fly by more quickly than the last. With New Year’s Eve just a few nights away, we plan to ring in the New Year at home in our PJs and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Source: Setting Intentions … Continue reading Setting Intentions for 2019
Julien Gaquère, alias Jigé , is a self-taught artist who works at the Jouret workshop in Roubaix. His drawings in multiple shapes and colors are sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, where characters and strange animals intertwine. Source: Cute and Colorful Characters by Jigé
Co-working spaces aren’t about working anymore: in the age of millennial loneliness, they’re mostly about finding one’s social niche. Source: Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-working
A clean, bold sans serif typeface best suited for presentations, posters, text, fashion, logos, branding, magazines, logos, and any other business related. It contains uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, and some multilingual characters . Source: Estherilla: Bold Sans Serif Typeface (OTF)
Creative professionals now have a number of new typefaces to select from the Monotype Library for their projects, including a textured and hand-drawn calligraphic typeface, a sans serif with a bold personality, a hybrid script family and a quirky design inspired by the cinema of the 1930s and 1940s. Source: Update Your Typeface Inventory with … Continue reading Update Your Typeface Inventory with New Type Designs Recently Released from the Monotype Library
Screenshot via GT America An awe-inspiring microsite displaying how a hip, old school-like typeface can be applied and styled has been the talk of the design community in the past week. Created by Swiss type designer Noël Leu and London-based graphic designer Seb McLauchlan , the ‘ GT America ’ typeface aims to find the … Continue reading Helvetica Alternative With 84 Styles Makes Hipsterism A Coveted Aesthetic Again
The innate wanderlust of humankind means that people have long dreamt about living on planets outside of Earth. This fantasy is now being revisited by many due to the fact that NASA successfully landed on Mars last month. Source: Mars Gets Its First Typeface, Equivalent To ‘Helvetica’ On Earth
TOMS Shoes is expanding their already considerable philanthropic reach (or should we say footprint?) by commissioning murals across the country—part of a national campaign to end gun violence. Every day, new paintings appear on brick walls and storefronts, from TOMS headquarters in Venice, CA. to The Workroom, a store in Wichita, KS. Source: TOMS is … Continue reading TOMS is commissioning powerful gun violence murals all across America.
The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.
When you set out to improve conversion rates, where do you focus your attention? Do you obsess over the visitors who leave your website without buying? Hotjar Founder and CEO David Darmanin made that mistake for years—but when he switched his focus and started looking at the users who did convert, he saw real results. … Continue reading Why do people leave your website?
Do people still use Helvetica ? Today, we will see what designers say about the notorious font. Are you curious to find out how many hate it and how many love it? So am I. Let’s find out! Approximately 1000 years ago, the Chineseman Bi Sheng invented the mobile letter. Source: Do People Still Love … Continue reading Do People Still Love Helvetica?
The best labels have one thing in common: they make their products stand out on shelves, even when they’re standing among crowds of competitors. Think of how many times you’ve tried a new food or brought home a cool craft beer because it had an interesting label. Source: The 10 best freelance label designers for … Continue reading The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018
A small space doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be cramped. Maybe there is not enough light, furniture doesn’t sit well, the layout just isn’t right? How do you make a small room feel more spacious? With clever use of colour, furniture placing, space planning and lighting, your small space can feel as spacious as … Continue reading 9 ways to make your lounge room look bigger
These posters by Robin Weissenborn are not new, they were designed in 2015 and awarded in an international poster competition. The graphic designer, who was studying at the prestigious Bauhaus university at the time, designed a series of posters using experimental typography and cool distorted perspectives.