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The Waiting: Samuel Napper’s intimate photographs of South Africa’s most selfless heroes

2018-06-15T12:06:02+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

No one likes waiting. And in today’s always-on, same-day-delivery world, we rarely have to wait for anything. But there are a group of people whose responsibility it is to wait. Wait for the next disaster to strike, the next wildfire to start, the next heart to stop. Here lies the theme of The Wait, a [...]

David Sudlow and Simon Leach join forces to design the latest show at V&A Museum of Childhood

2018-06-15T12:05:40+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Unless you're a graphic designer or work in the field of set or exhibition design (which pretty much accounts for quite a lot of Creative Boom's audience), then you might not consider all the blood, sweat and tears that goes into the design behind a big show, say... like one at the V&A Museum of [...]

The designer “f**king about with type” for the 2018 Supersonic Festival identity

2018-06-15T12:05:28+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

"I’m happiest working with design that’s formed out of accented or at least from a process of experimentation," says David Hand, who once again has worked on the graphics and branding for Supersonic Festival. The festival is an annual Birmingham-based celebration of experimental music and art, so it’s only fitting that the designs to promote [...]

Counter-Print Packaging: A modern compendium of the world’s best packaging design

2018-06-15T12:05:14+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Counter-Print has just launched its latest book, Counter-Print Packaging – a modern exploration of packaging design, featuring a selection of the best work from around the world carried out in this field. Compiled by Counter-Print's founders Céline Leterme and Jon Dowling, the casebound book also contains interviews and case studies from some of the world’s [...]

Night Swims: Corn Shuk Mei Ho’s enchanting paintings of late night swimming in Hong Kong

2018-06-15T12:05:02+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

"Nightswimming deserves a quiet night," sang Michael Stipe in my youth. Poetry that spoke to my tortured teenage soul with its reflection on days of innocence and growing up to understand the workings of the world. It's what I remember when I consider the latest body of work by Corn Shuk Mei Ho, influenced by [...]

Alan Siegel on how to embrace simplicity in communication and build a distinctive brand voice

2018-06-14T12:05:13+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Over the past five decades, Alan Siegel has become one of the best-known figures in the branding business. A pioneer in brand identity and the creator of the concept of "brand voice", he has devoted his entire career to helping organisations achieve greater recognition and relevance. In 2011, Alan founded Siegelvision to focus on solving [...]

Leah Guadagnoli’s playful 3D abstract constructions and giant sculptures made from “odd materials”

2018-06-14T12:04:55+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

On show at VICTORI + MO is a new exhibition of three-dimensional abstract wall-based constructions and large-scale sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Leah Guadagnoli. I Just Want to See You Underwater is a show, as the name suggests, reveals that Guadagnoli has a playful sense of humour when it comes to her practice. Her eclectic influences [...]

Merel Ellen’s paintings look at the world today and reveal the monsters that haunt us all

2018-06-14T12:04:34+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

We live in a world where change has become the norm. Not only has the world been globalised in a matter of a few decades, technological innovations make the unthinkable possible. Humanity has subsequently transformed dramatically. In contrast, Merel Ellen's father lived in a world where certain expectations about the future were normal. You studied [...]