Graphic art
Graphic art

February 01, 2018

For years the world of fine art has been a source of inspiration for both fashion and graphic designers. The uninhibited and expressive nature of this work can provide a unique ignition point for many creative explorations and ideas.

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Printable Graph Paper
Printable Graph Paper

January 27, 2018

This range of printable graph papers are the perfect addition to your DIY design kit. The grid paper selection features 3 different grid sizes, plus a bonus dot grid template. The sheets are ideal for sketching plans or creating your own DIY designs.

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Amazing hotel pools
Amazing hotel pools

January 26, 2018

Every once in a while you come across something special when researching a trip, or indulging in a special travel excursion. This post is dedicated to capturing all of the worlds best hotel pools.

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Insanely beautiful nautical calendar design (2018)
Insanely beautiful nautical calendar design (2018)

January 16, 2018

The latest Abukoo calendar designs have arrived for 2018. These DIY calendars are the easiest way by far to track the year in total style. The best thing is they are completely free.

Visit the Abukoo Website to get the Printable Calendar Download

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Abukoo Printable Targets
Abukoo Printable Targets

January 12, 2018

Have some fun with your Christmas toys and download these new free targets from Abukoo. You can download these at home and print them on standard A4 or A3 paper sizes. There are both color or black and white formats. Ideal for darts, nerf guns or your classic tennis ball.

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Lightroom Tutorials - Getting Started
Lightroom Tutorials - Getting Started

January 03, 2018

If you are looking to get started with Adobe Lightroom (LR4, LR5 or Lightroom cc), then this video tutorial is a great place to begin. It focuses on how to use Lightroom in a creative, non destructive way. There is an in-depth tutorial on how to use the develop module, covering exposure techniques, gradient filters, color grading and image sharpening.

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Printable Sudoku | Free Download
Printable Sudoku | Free Download

December 20, 2017

If you or your kids love puzzles then you'll really like this free printable Sudoku download. It's beautifully designed and the perfect way to satisfy your puzzle cravings. The Abukoo store is now offering the worlds most popular puzzle game in a beautifully designed typographic format. It's been created in black and white for easy home and work printing. There are 4 puzzles per page, with answer sheets at the end (easy medium and hard).

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Inspiring Cover Designs
Inspiring Cover Designs

December 04, 2017

Here are a few of my favourite book cover designs. It's always fun seeing how my imagery will translate into a finished piece. Some of themes unlikely images can suddenly come to life when they are surrounded by some well considered graphic design and typography.

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Business Card Design for Hugos Bristro
Business Card Design for Hugos Bristro

November 30, 2017

This beautiful design was created by Hannah Stout for the folks behind Odettes (another eatery that Hannah Stout worked on), Hugo’s is a cozy but sumptuous space with a interior fit-out all about tactility and understated luxury. The design challenge here was to mark out a clear identity for Hugo’s, while still maintaining a subtle connection to its “big sister” restaurant.

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Graphic Typography & Numbers
Graphic Typography & Numbers

November 30, 2017

I have been collecting graphic letters and numbers for a while and thought it was worth putting together a post with a few of my favourites. I'll be trying to add images to this post as I stumble across new reference material.

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New Typographic Brand fro Mile Wright & Co
New Typographic Brand fro Mile Wright & Co

November 27, 2017

Mile Wright & Co.brand is a beautiful and simple design solution for the two lawyers who founded the business in 2015. The two owners joined forces to practice law especially for entrepreneurs. The understated styling and sophisticated design help create an unquestionable sense of trust and credibility.

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Minimal Business Card and Stationery Design
Minimal Business Card and Stationery Design

October 29, 2017

This minimalist business card and stationery design for Altea Esteve was intended to help differentiate Altea Esteve from her competitors - she needed a highly credible, fresh and original identity that would continue to grow her presence in the market.

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How to Create Minimalist Landscape Photography
How to Create Minimalist Landscape Photography

October 25, 2017

I have been a huge fan of simple, well constructed, minimalist photography for a long time. As a graphic designer I lean towards this style because it connects well with other design elements. It creates the opportunity where typography and imagery to fuse nicely together, rather than fighting. I wanted to share a few key things I've learnt about how to get started shooting minimal landscape photography.

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Inspiring Minimalist Branding and Visual Identity
Inspiring Minimalist Branding and Visual Identity

October 24, 2017

This beautifully crafted visual identity and packaging concept by Amanda Mohlin redefines how a luxury product should look. It has colour, personality and style - but always delivers on an inspiring sense of understated class. The conceptual graphic approach for Luc & Louna showcases a selection of different flavoured chocolate, each with a minimal design and always leaving the chocolate as the hero.

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Chandra typography and design
Chandra typography and design

October 23, 2017

This simple design layout for Chandra is a great example of classic styling and typography.

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Inspirational graphic design for Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar
Inspirational graphic design for Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

October 20, 2017

Stone’s Throw is an iconic bar and restaurant that recently under went a full renovation to bring it back to life in the form of a modern watering hole. The design strikes an incredible balance between quirky Illustration, simple texture and sophisticated colour combinations. 

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Brand Identity Design for Watson Vegan Truck
Brand Identity Design for Watson Vegan Truck

October 19, 2017

This new identity for Watson Vegan Truck captures a unique style for the edgy vegan food market. It takes on a slightly retro premium feel, with incredible use of typography and colour. The graphic simplicity of the word mark and monogram feel effortlessly cool. The translation of the design through to vehicle signage and menus is a stroke of genius, I'd definitely stop to sample a burger if I saw this design - and I'm not even Vegan!

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COS MONTREAL SPECIAL PUBLICATION
COS MONTREAL SPECIAL PUBLICATION

October 18, 2017

A beautiful example of what you can still do with the printed projects. The design of this special edition brochure celebrates the store opening by exploring some of the city’s inspiring places. It was given away on opening night - nice work guys looks great.

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Stunning KELLER minimal windows
Stunning KELLER minimal windows

October 18, 2017 10 Comments

These incredible minimalist window frame designs by Keller  open up a whole variety of architectural features for designers. The frame profile is reduced to allow seamless integration into floor, ceiling and walls. It means the glass can take up to 98% of the area giving incredible light flow and near perfect finish. It also seems to substantially reduce the border between glass doors and helps minimise overly heavy appearance of vertical mullions. The office pod design was produced by Podspace

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The East Cut brand identity and graphic poster design style
The East Cut brand identity and graphic poster design style

October 16, 2017

The East Cut is a brand new neighborhood in downtown San Francisco. It's designed to unify these disparate areas into one vibrant modern community.

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Indesign Printable Photo Calendar Download
Indesign Printable Photo Calendar Download

October 14, 2017

I have recently helped produce this really cool new Adobe Indesign photo calendar template. 

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Free 2018 Printable Monthly Calendar
Free 2018 Printable Monthly Calendar

October 08, 2017 2 Comments

These Abukoo printable calendars have a beautiful minimalist feel. Best of all they are free to download and super stylish. These are definitely ideal for DIY projects or just a bit of fun if you want something nice to pin on the wall. The best part is you can reprint it again if you mess up writing in your birthday list. Check out Abukoo for the download.

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Apartment Interior Design for Small Spaces
Apartment Interior Design for Small Spaces

September 23, 2017

This apartment by Metaforma shows how small spaces can be both stylish and practical. The combination of black, timber and concrete create a modern industrial look. 

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Branding & Design for Hello Mario
Branding & Design for Hello Mario

September 23, 2017

Hello Mario is a brilliant small creative design store in Spain selling handmade products. The bright yellow, white and black visual identity created by Min hints at shops fun playful personality.

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Stunning black on black design and branding for Galamb Tailoring
Stunning black on black design and branding for Galamb Tailoring

September 20, 2017

Hungarian designer Kevin Harald Campean has beautifully delivered a new understated and elegant look for Galamb Tailoring. The brands striking and distinctive design reflects their core values of style, perfection and tradition.

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Beautiful Abstract Notebook Designs
Beautiful Abstract Notebook Designs

September 15, 2017

I'm a huge fan of simple design. These notebook concepts have a very graphic geometric design style that really appeals to my minimalist nature. 

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The Modern Sunset
The Modern Sunset

September 12, 2017

I generally have a love-hate relationship with sunset photography. I love experiencing them in real life, but I really don't like sunset photos. 

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Typographic Business Card: Design Agency BVD
Typographic Business Card: Design Agency BVD

September 04, 2017

If ever there was a simple design that says exactly what it does - then this is it. This incredibly minimal yet beautifully crafted visual identity plays perfectly to the needs of copywriter Mattias Jersild.

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Minimal Business Card Design and Visual Identity for Abukoo
Minimal Business Card Design and Visual Identity for Abukoo

September 04, 2017

Simple, beautiful and minimal typography is always refreshing to the eyes. We are bombarded with busy visual material and branding everyday. Seeing graphic design that is not over worked reminds me to do less and make it count.

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Using slow shutter speeds to create movement
Using slow shutter speeds to create movement

September 02, 2017

Using slow shutter speeds to capture movement is a true art, and to be honest it's not really that easy - but when you get it right there are some subtle and seductive qualities that are hard to beat. 

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Inspiring small spaces to stay
Inspiring small spaces to stay

August 23, 2017

I recently stumbled across this very cool bath-house located in Carinthia, Austria. It's located in the eastern Alps set near Austria’s highest mountain, Grossglockner. 

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Minimal Business Cards
Minimal Business Cards

August 17, 2017 1 Comment

It's always a huge turn off when some body turns up with tacky self promotional material - in my opinion it can completely change a clients perception of you and your business. I'm currently on the hunt for a few card designs that are perfect for photographers, it's always nice to have something that makes you stand out from the crowd - and for the right reasons.

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Beautiful lighting design by Float
Beautiful lighting design by Float

August 10, 2017

These incredibly beautiful and sleek lighting designs from Float recently caught my eye, I'd love to include them in a photoshoot at some point. They seem to have an almost retro flair to them, reminiscent of Hollywood glamour. The design is extremely elegant with long proportions and striking coloured glass. They have a stunning sense of simplicity that adds a modern touch to the design. 

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New Zealand's Incredible Black Sand Beaches
New Zealand's Incredible Black Sand Beaches

August 09, 2017 2 Comments

New Zealand is filled with pristine natural environments, one of the most intriguing and dramatic is the black sand found in a number of beaches scattered across the country.

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Nike Bounce to this Advertising Campaign: By Bureau Borsche
Nike Bounce to this Advertising Campaign: By Bureau Borsche

July 31, 2017

Bureau Borsche works closely together with Nike’s in-house design team to produce their highly graphic advertising campaigns. The 'Bounce to this' and 'Rise' campaigns are two superb examples - they are a few years old now but still pack some punch.

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Malik Bros Brand: By Sebastian Bednarek
Malik Bros Brand: By Sebastian Bednarek

July 31, 2017

Malik Bros provides hand-made, custom attire, that is perfectly tailored for each customer. The Malik Bros identity, designed by Sebastian Bednarek, is an extraordinary piece of branding work. The visual identity combines simple pattern work with deep green and bronze colour tones to create a truly luxurious finish. These elements have been tastefully rolled out across a variety of collateral and products resulting in a consistently beautiful, crafted and lavish brand. 

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