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A better world through creativity

A better world through creativity

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50 Most Amazingly Talented Graphic Designers To Follow On Instagram In its early days, Instagram used to be all about filtered pictures of your lunch and your pets, but since then it has grown into an immeasurably useful creative tool. Nowadays Instagram can be used for just about anything, and a lot of creatives have opted to use it as a catalogued portfolio of their work and a platform to network with others in their field. From handcrafted typographers, illustrators and painters, right through to animators and 3D designers, there is an Instagram page for just about every creative niche and to prove this, we’ve decided to compile a list of some inspiring designers and avid ‘grammers that we think will bring some style and creativity to your daily feed. 01.

Four Corners - an interview with Saki Mafundikwa Saki Mafundikwa, founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA). What’s your background? I’m Founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA), a graphic design and new media training college in Harare. I was educated in the USA, with a BA in Telecommunications and Fine Arts from Indiana University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. Present&Correct New. April 17th, 2014 Foiled notebooks for admiring and writing in. Pluck't Krop Daily Staff Selections An inspiring peek at a few of the finest portfolio pieces as they are added by our users daily. Loading Institut français Coronavirus COVID19 - report de la saison Africa 2020 : lire le communiqué de presse "Je considère que l’Afrique est tout simplement le continent central, global, incontournable car c’est ici que se télescopent tous les défis contemporains. C’est en Afrique que se jouera une partie du basculement du monde." Emmanuel Macron, 28 novembre 2017, Ouagadougou. Africa2020 est un projet panafricain et pluridisciplinaire, centrée sur l'innovation dans les arts, les sciences, les technologies, l'entrepreneuriat et l'économie.

Peter Jaworowski: Quality & Time Peter Jaworowski is an established freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Warsaw Poland at the Ars Thanea Studio. His clients include Nike, Nokia, Warner Bros, Coca-Cola, Sony Playstation, Oakley, among others. Jaworowski shared his thoughts on timeline pressures, balancing project quality versus speed, and motivation for self-improvement. here are common struggles that creative professionals encounter across industries.

Amazing Wine Labels: 30 Creative and Unique Wine Label Designs 30 Creative and Unusual Wine Label Designs Amazing Wine Labels – The design of a wine label can make or break the success of a new wine introduced to the market. Even beyond the quality of the wine itself, the label plays a primary role in the purchasing decisions of customers. The Top 100 Best Business Cards from 2010 The top 100 best business cards of 2010 really are a varied collection, with more and more unique ways of creating business cards being developed every month. While large corporations typically elect for standard (and relatively boring) business cards, small businesses and freelancers can capitalize on their creativity and focused brand image to create a unique and creative business card. Large companies sometimes can create unique cards as well, as their larger budget and personal design teams can have free reign to develop something awesome. Whether you’re a fan of letterpress business cards, functional business cards, vector and cartoon cards, or even a bit more clever business card, you’ll find some awesome cards in this collection.

Decolonising Design Editorial Statement (updated on 15.11.2017: edited and slightly re-structured for clarity; corrected spelling and grammar.) Much of the academic and professional discourse within the design disciplines over the last century has been bereft of a critical reflection on the politics of design practice, and on the politics of the artifacts, systems and practices that designerly activity produces. Our premise is that— notwithstanding important and valued exceptions—design theory, practice, and pedagogy as a whole are not geared towards delivering the kinds of knowledge and understanding that are adequate to addressing longstanding systemic issues of power. These issues are products of modernity and its ideologies, regimes, and institutions reiterating, producing and exerting continued colonial power upon the lives of oppressed, marginalized, and subaltern peoples in both the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world.

What Does It Mean to Decolonize Design? “Decolonization” is a word we’re increasingly hearing at design events, often being used interchangeably with “diversity.” It’s important to emphasize that while the terms are linked, they shouldn’t be confused. Diversity is about bringing more people to the table. "La décolonisation signifie beaucoup de choses pour beaucoup de gens" —Quatre praticiens discutent de la décolonisation du design Last year, I wrote an article for Eye on Design that asked what decolonization means in the context of design. The piece explores ideas of decolonizing design labor, differentiating the term from diversity, and dismantling the Eurocentric historical design canon. The work designers make is inspired by their taste, and taste is often derived from what we’re exposed to during our upbringing. Therefore, one way to think about “decolonizing design” is as the process of eliminating false distinctions between craft and design, in order to recognize all culturally important forms of making. The difficulty with a concept like decolonization, though, is that it means different things to different people in different places.