100 pieces of advice for creatives

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239 days ago, Gui Menga – a designer and calligrapher from São Paulo – started the Daily Advice for a Creative Life tumblr blog, where he’s using hand lettering to illustrate quotes, tips and pieces of advice from various sources around the web.

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Colours In Logo Design By Inkbot Design

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A well-chosen colour scheme is the finishing touch to a logo design and can take it from being a good logo to being a great one. Your colour scheme is what makes you stand out, what makes you recognisable and what makes you you. If you get it right it can attract an audience and gain you a following. It will also make people remember you, which is one of the most important functions of a logo; without that there isn’t much point.

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Brasil’s Romero Britto And His Art For The World Cup

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The well known brasilian artist Romero Britto brought the best of his art for the FIFA World Cup edition 2014 that it is going to be play in Brasil in some few days.

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Freedom Calendar 2014

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“Each day of prejudice is another day without freedom.”

Even after doing time, former convicts are still seen with prejudice by the labor market. Each negative response that an ex-convict receives in a job interview makes him feel trapped to his past. There are so many and so frequent stories that it would be possible to fill in a calendar with all of them.

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Segunda Chance Employmet Agency

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Even after doing their time, ex-convicts are still being seen with prejudice by employers and society. With doors to the labor market always closed, many of them end up going back to crime, whose doors are always open. That’s why Artplan joined AfroReggae NGO and created Segunda Chance, the only employment agency in the world made by ex-convicts for ex-convicts, that promotes guidance and forwards them to the labor market. The operation is led by ex-drug trafficking leaders that serve as an example, receiving each applicant in person and getting in touch with HR directors and entrepreneurs to start partnerships which result in job vacancies.

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Anniversary Mega Giveaway: Win $1400 worth of prizes + an iPad Mini

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On 25th of May, 2014, we’re celebrating our 1st Year Anniversary and with this special occasion, we’re hosting a Massive Giveaway, including lots of tools, themes, plugins, etc. with a total worth of $1400 and an iPad Mini with Retina Display (the Big Prize!).

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Vargo Wharn-Clip Titanium Knife

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Made from a special Japanese titanium alloy, the Vargo Titanium Wharn-Clip Knife is 1.5 times harder and 3 times stronger than pure titanium. Its “Wharncliffe” shape and single bevel grind make for an incredibly strong, sharp, and easy to hone blade. The integrated clip and efficiently designed Kydex sheath offer convenient and safe carrying. It’s the perfect lightweight knife for feathering up fuzz sticks or preparing trailside meals.

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A Collection Handcrafted Graphic Design Goodies

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Here is a collection of some of our favorite graphic design elements that give off a handmade and sometimes vintage vibe. These are good references if you are creating a new shop for your handmade goodies.

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22 Tiny Things that Match Pantone Colors

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And the Tumblr of the week is… Tiny PMS Match, where designer Inka Mathew documents the colors of random tiny items that fit over a Pantone swatch that matches their color. All pictures were taken with her iPhone 5 and edited with Snapseed. This is what Tumbler was created for!

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Collection of Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

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Adobe Illustrator is an amazing design application that designers should learn about even if you are an expert may you will learn new tricks, there is a different between the designers thoughts, even if they learn in same academy you will see the different! So we suggested to share with you a collection of Adobe illustrator tutorials from several places that you can follow and learn new tricks. I learned new trick from the tutorial “Radiolarians”!

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SlideRider Turns Boring Indoor Stairs into an Awesome Slide

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Now this is a fun idea we can get behind! Trisha Cleveland of Minnesota has invented the SlideRider, a foldable mat that turns your indoors stairs into a fun slide!

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Vespa Daniella: The Hand-Crafted Wooden Scooter

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Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto has an undeniable talent for woodworking. The proof of that is the fully functional Vespa Daniela scooter that he made out of wood.

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Recycled Silk Furniture by Meb Rur

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This elegant and vivid Recycled Silk furniture is the work of Istanbul-based, talented designer Meb Rure.

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Top 9 Bookmarking Tools for Designers

We all find cool stuff online that we want to save for later – but we never remember it and most bookmarking systems on browsers become messy and cluttered very quickly. This is where bookmarking tools shine; they allow you to keep track of anything you find online, organize it and store it for you, being ready to access anytime and from any device with internet access.

With the mountains of information and content online, it has become a lot more difficult to pick through and find what you’re interested in. Search engines only go so far; they are confined to keywords which are good for specific searches, but not so good when finding varied topics under an interest or niche. Some bookmarking sites not only allow you to keep track of any interesting things you find online, but they also to share your interests with others and see what they have bookmarked as well. By tagging and annotating your bookmarks, they become organized and categorized with other users’ bookmarks, in a process called folksonomy.

For designers, bookmarking is extremely useful, especially when looking for content fitting one niche, industry or type of design. It allows you to connect with other designers, find and store tutorials, interesting examples, useful resources, tips and tricks, and so much more. Whether you’re on your phone or on a computer and you see an article, a tutorial, a photoset or simply a cool site that you want to refer to later, bookmarking tools are real handy.

You can keep any interesting resources you find online for later use, and you can organize them depending on style, project, or whatever classification is best, and share them with your friends and find other bookmarks similar to yours.


Dragdis Top 9 Bookmarking Tools for Designers

Dragdis is a sleek tool that works via a sidebar added to your browser that you can drag anything onto. Create categories and drag whatever strikes your fancy on to them to save for later reference. Sharing also works the same way – you drag content onto the link in the sidebar to upload it to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.

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