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30
Dec

The 10 most important VFX shots of all-time

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Over the years there have been a number of VFX shots that have helped shape our industry, and in many cases moved it forward through innovation. Arguably this list could be far longer than 10, however we’ve distilled this down to select few that we believe have had the biggest impact in the long-term. Don’t miss The VFX Festival, created by Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, which run from February 23rd – 25th 2016 at London’s O2. 01. Tron (1982) Tron showed what CG could do for the movies This was the first […]

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30
Dec

Font of the day: Brixton

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Font of the day: Brixton | Typography | Creative Bloq TypographyShowcase Dec 30, 2015 08:11 am Share this article Every day we showcase the best fonts on the web. Today it’s Brixton by Luke Ferrand. We’re big fans of typography and are always seeking out new and exciting typefaces, whether free fonts or the very best fonts worth paying for. So, if you’re in need of a font for your current project or are building up a collection, we may be able to help out. Every day, we post our […]

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30
Dec

10 beautiful beer and spirit bottle designs from 2015

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This year has been fertile for design and packaging in the beer and spirits industry. Craft beer has hopped (pun intended) onto the global stage, gin has hit the mainstream and rum is starting to poke its head above the spirit parapet – and every brand has tried to differentiate itself from its competitors, whether using a playful, original, concept-based, subtly tweaked or revealing identity. We’ve picked out our favourites, from great beer labels to our favourite packaging designs – but there were plenty more that just missed the cut. […]

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30
Dec

Incredible calligraphy animals take pen craft to new levels

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Incredible calligraphy animals take pen craft to new levels | Illustration | Creative Bloq IllustrationShowcase Dec 30, 2015 07:15 am Share this article Be inspired by illustrator Andrew Fox’s striking minimalist drawings. London-based illustrator Andrew Fox can whip up a charming animal drawing with just a few stokes of his calligraphy pen. From cats and crabs to horses, birds and even dinosaurs, each seemingly effortless icon is instantly recognisable and packed with personality. Andrew Fox brings his animals to life in just a few strokes of his calligraphy pen If […]

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29
Dec

Should I use a video as a background?

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A reader writes in: I’ve seen done beautifully, but I’m having a hard time finding any articles on best practices. I try to steer clients away from wanting video background even though it’s hard to argue against it because it does look stunning when done right. “Look at my competitor’s website, they have a video!! You can do it!!”, they say. The problem I run into is when a client actually sends me a video they want to use, it’s either crappy/low quality or the file size is way too […]

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29
Dec

5 psychological challenges of freelancing

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Thinking about making the jump to freelance life? You’ll find all the resources you need to help you make the decision here on Creative Bloq – including the ultimate guide to being a freelance designer and 10 things nobody tells you about going freelance. Here we’re looking at mental health. Do you have the mental strength to survive freelance life? Here are five psychological challenges you’ll need to face… 01. Loneliness “How was your weekend? Really like what you’re doing there. Would you like a cake?” These are all things that […]

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28
Dec

Pay what you want iOS design assets and courses

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Pay what you want iOS design assets and courses | App design | Creative Bloq App designOffer Dec 28, 2015 09:57 am Share this article Pay what you want for nearly $1,300 worth of iOS design assets and in-depth training courses. Designing for mobile is becoming a key strategy for every creator. More and more people are viewing content through phones and knowing how to design for those users means making your work all the more accessible. This bundle will give you the know-how and assets you need to be […]

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28
Dec

Top 10 album artwork of 2015

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Album artwork often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. From photography to illustration, the execution is usually some of the most unique work produced all year. A clash of disciplines, the covers have to reflect both the cover artist and the musical artist themselves. 2015 has been an incredible year for album artwork. So, just like 2014’s best album artwork and the best album artwork from 2013, we wanted to bring togther our favourites from this year. 10. Little Simz: A Curious Tale of Trials and Persons We love the […]

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28
Dec

10 best design infographics of 2015

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It’s fair to say that 2015 has been an explosive year for infographics. Thanks to viral posts that explore everything from the risks of drinking diet coke, to quick funny hits exploring the creative process, the last twelve months have seen some amazing data visualizations. Unsuprisingly, some of the most beautiful and educational infographics in 2015 have been all about design, so we’ve collected 10 of the best below to round off your year and kickstart your creativity for 2016. 01. The psychology of logo designs Click on the infographic […]

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28
Dec

7 must-know design and illustration shortcuts

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In the scramble to meet deadlines, good housekeeping habits all too easily fall by the wayside. And when your workload is at full capacity, tasks like recording Photoshop actions or reading up on the finer points of PPI don’t exactly feel like a priority. The holiday season is the perfect time to brush up on the basics. Invest time now, and you’ll thank yourself for it later. Here are seven must-know shortcuts that will speed up your workflow… Illustration: Gonçalo Viana 01. Replicate actions “I like using Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+D to replicate the last action in Illustrator,” says […]

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