100 fresh blogs and websites for creative professionals to follow in 2015 You’ve clearly enjoyed our popular 70 of the best blogs for creative inspiration. Now it’s time to offer you some further essential reading with the 100 fresh blogs for creative professionals to follow in 2015. That’s whether you’re looking for insights and inspiration in the world of graphic design, illustration, photography, art, user experience design, web design, interior design or architecture – we’ve painstakingly crawled the web to dig out the latest must-read blogs. So rather than wasting time trying to find recommended online resources, simply bookmark this page and share with your friends and associates. We’ve even included some recommended sites for learning, plus there’s a top 10 list of fun, time-wasting websites that you can browse when you’re not feeling particularly productive. If we’ve missed anything, feel free to tweet us and make your own suggestions via @Creative_Boom and we’ll consider adding them to the list.
Watch Videos Back to Top A selection of videos and short films for a range of artists and brands from our global filmmaking community. View project Views: 6051 Views: 9093 by Ubik Focus Hub Photography Courses Blog For his latest multimedia project, Natural Beauty, James Houston was inspired by nature, with the goal to raise awareness and funds for the environment and sustainable living. Created in partnership with MILK and environmental non-profit Global Green USA, Houston shot a series of striking portraits featuring some of the world’s leading celebrities and models including Adrian Grenier, Emma Watson, Christy Turlington, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse and Anja Rubik. These captivating photographs bring together two of Houston’s great passions – the human form and the natural world. Below are the lovely beauty photographs of Emma Watson and a behind-the-scenes video of the whole project. We also feature the behind-the-scenes video on our compare videos section. The book is available to buy here or in our shop:
Jewelry Logos: 20 Jewelry Logos That Truly Shine! Jewelry is probably one of the most special and desirable possessions of mankind. It is widely considered a symbol of pride, tradition and prestige. Wearing jewelry is a very primitive and popular way to adorn to oneself and to let others see your class. Just like any other industry, a brand identity is very crucial to the success of a jewelry business. Six decades of D&AD awards: the 1990s Design and Art Direction (D&AD) was founded in 1962 by a group of London-based designers and art directors including David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes (who designed the original D&AD logo). The group was dedicated to celebrating creative communication, rewarding its practitioners, and raising standards across the industry. Today D&AD has evolved into a major global organisation that exists to promote excellence in design and advertising everywhere through educational programmes and rewarding great work through its annual Yellow Pencil awards. Here D&AD's George Prest (above) recalls some of the most memorable winners in the 1990s... In many ways, the '90s were a golden age for advertising. The quality, craft and ingenuity of the work produced in this period is truly astonishing.
Creative Review - With the Tour de France starting in July, Yellow Jersey Press has reissued five classic cycling books with covers referencing some of the most famous colours in the sport... Our Ad of the Week is the Oreo Snack Hacks campaign, which sees the cookie brand invite three LA chefs to use the biscuits to make new, unexpected snacks – some that look pretty disgusting, others surprisingly tasty... Damien Florébert Cuypers has animated a series of shorts for furniture brand Herman Miller, in which 80-year-old Hilda Longinotti reflects on her 21-year tenure at design director George Nelson's New York studio. Design studio Kellenberger-White has created a hand painted font and identity system for arts festival Glasgow International. This week's round-up of new ads features some lovely print work, web work, ambient (is that phrase still used?)
40+ Interesting Pinterest Boards for Designers Only recently, the startup social pinboard site Pinterest, has taken the social bookmarking scene by storm as it earned its fame as the fastest growing social networking site. Since then, Pinterest continues to grow and now it hold a #45 Alexa ranking making popular social bookmark sites like digg.com, delicious.com, stumbleupon.com look like they had better days (see screenshot from Alexa at the bottom). This soaring popularity of Pinterest has caught the attention of designers and other creative individuals, and in no time, the virtual pinboard became popular among the design community. One reason for this is the simple yet powerful Pinterest interface and how great it is for structuring work, ideas, inspiration etc. and at the same time build an online portfolio to show of some creative juice. Pinterest provide a convenient and visual way for users to see, repin and comment on other users collections and pins and the pleasure of doing this is what makes Pinterest so viral. Sonny M.
Numero: A Beautiful Pop-up Book of Numbers by Marion Bataille Five years ago graphic artist and illustration Marion Bataille took the pop-up book world by storm with her incredible ABC 3D book. Bataille is back this month with a new book titled Numero, a brief but no less charming visual excursion into numbers. The new pop-up book is available October 15th but you can pre-order it online now. (via Cool Hunting) The 20 best graphic design books of 2014 so far Looking for something good to read? Here's a quick overview of the top design books released so far this year, from typography to illustration to logo design and beyond. Each of them provides buckets of inspiration and education to supercharge your design skills and creativity in 2014.... 01. Make your own luck by Kate Moross