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5 ads that tried to be cool, but failed
February 25, 2019

Over the years, many highly successful advertising campaigns have either surfed the wave of popular culture, or in some cases, managed to subvert the status quo and garner a cult following all of their own.A great ad can be an artform in its own right, boosting a brand’s credibility by combining a killer idea with skilful execution and top production values.At the other end of the scale are ads that don’t aspire to brand-inflating greatness....

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The biggest design successes of the decade (and what they teach us)
February 25, 2019

Good design might be innovative, influential or memorable. Great design will be all three, and the best design contains the secrets of its own success. Each of the following designs is not only successful in its own right, but also contains clear lessons that we can benefit from when approaching our own work. Whether it’s nurturing creative relationships to get the best results, daring to take risks, or simply remembering to retain the fun,...

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30 world-famous buildings to inspire you
February 25, 2019

The best buildings in the world combine outstanding architecture with clever use of materials and the all-important right location. And when you throw a building's history and original purpose into the mix, things get even more interesting. The world's most famous buildings have influenced creatives from across the globe, and anyone who's in the least bit creative cannot fail to be inspired by them.Architectural designs record details of specific...

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Find the perfect stock photo with this bundle
February 24, 2019

Whether you're in need of stock photos for your personal blog or HQ audio for your company's website, we have a time-saving solution for you. StockPop Mega Bundle makes finding these stock assets a breeze, and though a lifetime subscription typically retails for $499, it's currently available for an amazing 94 per cent off at just $24.99.Trying to hunt down professional stock photos often feels like searching for a needle in a haystack. And once...

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The 7 web design lessons you need to know
February 24, 2019

It's often only when we look back on a period of time that we realise how far we've come. And that's exactly what happened when we asked seven web professionals what lessons they'd learned in the last year. Covering everything from how to do less to why you should stick with just one stack, these lessons could be just what you need to shake up your workflow this year. Read on for the gems of wisdom these web designers and developers have...

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Surface Studio 2 review | Creative Bloq
February 24, 2019

This is a hands on review of the Surface Studio 2 to give you the chance to see what the new all-in-one desktop is all about as soon as possible. We'll be expanding and upgrading this review shortly with more information and a score.The all-new Surface Studio 2 has finally arrived, and early impressions are good, to say the least. The team at Microsoft have pulled out all the stops for the shiny new version of their all-in-one desktop PC,...

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3 shiny new CSS properties for you to try today
February 23, 2019

CSS is one of the most important tools of any web designer. It adds the design styling to pages, but it has become far more important than that. Having the ability to add animations to pages and provide feedback on interactions is central to creating a compelling user experience. CSS now performs many tasks that previously needed JavaScript, such as off-screen menus, drop-downs, lightboxes, accordians and parallax scrolling....

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9 brilliant portfolios from young designers
February 23, 2019

Thanks to the internet, age or location aren't so important for a graphic designer anymore. In fact, most creatives don't mention their age in their creative portfolio, and work with clients far from their home town. So it's always a delight when you're blown away by someone's work and realise they're fresh out of school.As the co-founder of Semplice, a portfolio system for designers, I see design portfolios and new design talent every day. Below...

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New city of Paris logo is a design tour de force
February 23, 2019

The city of Paris has revealed a new visual identity that celebrates the capital's welcoming spirit. Created by branding agency Carré Noir, the design overhaul includes a modern, single stroke logo that draws on the nautical nave historically associated with the city.Described by Carré Noir as an identity that sees Paris having a rendezvous with itself, the logo and accompanying branding represents the strength and benevolence of the place and...

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Get a two-year subscription to CuriosityStream for just $30!
February 22, 2019

There seem to be more and more streaming services popping up every day, and more often than not they are designed to entertain and distract you from the world. But then there are streaming services such as CuriosityStream, which aim to entertain and educate you with its huge library of documentary features and series. If you've never heard of CuriosityStream, it's an award-winning streaming and on-demand service that offers a selection of over...

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