7 Ways to Bring Back Creativity

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If you do something creative for a living, I’m sure you have experienced those days weeks where you seem to run a little low on creativity; no new ideas are popping up, and project deadlines are fast approaching. This is commonly known as a creative block.  Writers, designers, painters, sculptors or even experienced art directors can face this frustrating situation. Although creative block can […]

HTC One’s Funny or Die Video

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In an effort to increase its reach, HTC paid comedy website Funny or Die to create a sponsored video about the HTC One, which stars James van der Beek of Dawson’s Creek fame. The video debuted in mid April and will be promoted on sites such as AdultSwim.com, truTV.com and on TeamCoco.com. Movie enthusiasts can also watch this […]

Awesome Advertising

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Advertising is everywhere. When you walk down the street, it’s all around you. When you open a magazine, turn on the TV or radio, enter a taxi or browse the Internet – you’ll be bombarded with ads. So how do companies make sure their message is heard over all that noise? Awesome advertising creative, that’s how!   […]

Cultured Packaging Designs

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One of the funnest, but sometimes most challenging projects in graphic design is product packaging designs. Coming up with an eye-catching design while still staying true to the brand identity is not always easy.   Graphic designers have the difficult task of bringing brand elements together into packaging designs that will stand out to consumers. In the […]

Nascar Takes Green Initiative

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Hey race fans! As part of an ongoing eco-friendly marketing initiative, Nascar is rolling out a new advertising campaign designed to illustrate how its drivers and corporate partners are chipping in to help make the planet a little greener. This 30-second spot features Roush Fenway driver Greg Biffle and his 3M Ford Fusion. Nascar isn’t necessarily […]

3D Paintings of Aquatic Life

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I always enjoy stumbling upon an artist doing something unique and interesting. Over the years, there have been some pretty cool creations made using alternative mediums. I really like these stunningly realistic 3D paintings by Keng Lye from his recent series “Alive without breath”. Even after gazing at it for several seconds, its pretty hard to discern whether these are […]

More Amazing Animated GIFs

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At first thought, animated GIFs might conjure up images of dancing “under construction” signs and cheesy banner ads circa 1999. Luckily, the creative minds of present-day animators, designers, illustrators, and digital artists are revisiting the technology and utilizing it in new and exciting ways. So just in case you haven’t had enough cool animated gifs, here […]

Starbucks Support More Ads with Wi-Fi

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There’s free. And then there’s free with strings attached. Starbucks are now serving even more ads to their customers via their free Wi-Fi service that is available across their network of 7,000 U.S. stores. When people connect to their Wi-Fi service, they are shown a static banner on the home page. The company has now […]

3 Tools for Colour Inspiration

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On this Earth Day, we can celebrate the inspiration provided by the beauty of nature. Colour is always a very important aspect of design, as it plays a huge role in web design and print advertising campaigns. It can help to convey a specific message or mood, while also having the power to firmly associate consumers with a particular brand. […]

3 Popular Design Founders

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If there is one category of people that I enjoy meeting most, it has to be fellow entrepreneurs. There something about the energy, enthusiasm, creativity and passion for success that all great entrepreneurs possess that makes them so darn inspirational to be around. Here are a few cutting edge design founders that are building innovative and creative businesses […]

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