True Differences Between Designers And Clients Show Why They Will Never Understand Each Other

Designers and clients see everything so differently that a conflict is only a question of time . To illustrate this, ‘Trust Me, I’m A “Designer”‘ made a witty animation that lists the things that cause the biggest disagreements. Continue reading »

LA Architects And Designers Build Imaginative Outdoor Cat Dwellings For Charity

Architects for Animals celebrated its 10th edition last month, inviting local architects and designers to build functional cat dwellings in response to the city’s homeless cat population. Continue reading »

Humorous Posters Of Graphic Design Puns That Will Make Designers Laugh

Graphic designers have altogether different mindsets, the way they perceive things, the way they guess meaning within the lines, the way they devise ways to the healthy outcome of their projects and the way they don’t take negative criticism at heart show that their temperament is different, stable and optimistic. Continue reading »

Honest Puns Inspired By CSS That Web Designers Can Relate To

Web designers will be all too familiar with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) — a language that determines how the content on a web page appears including colors, borders, fonts and backgrounds. Even if you don’t understand how CSS works, that won’t stop you from enjoying these humorous puns inspired by the web language. Continue reading »

These Designers Create Stylish And Unusual Dresses From Kids’ Drawings

One day, mother of two, Jaimee Newberry, came up with a brilliant idea to sew her daughter a dress that was based on her own drawing. The dress was such a huge hit with both her daughter’s friends and their parents, that Newberry decided to make a business out of it. Continue reading »

What Happens When Two Designers Communicate With Only Infographics

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What happens then, when two information designers in different continents communicate through infographics and visual data on hand-drawn postcards? The result is an beautifully imperfect insight into the lives of the artists, titled ‘Dear Data’. The year-long project, which will be published into a book, documents the weekly exchanges between designers Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. Having only met twice before the project, the two women each share aspects of their lives, communicating through hand-drawn infographics and visual patterns. Continue reading »

Tips That Will Help Designers Translate Client-Speak Like A Pro

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If you’re a designer who often works with clients that speak a different language than you, then get ready because these tips are about to change your life. Continue reading »

Belgian Designers Have Created A Canoe For Two That Folds Away Into A Box

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Belgian’s Otto Van De Steene and Thomas Weyn wanted to travel with a canoe and be able to easily use it within the city, but there wasn’t anything on the market. They set out to design their own canoe, but it had to be lightweight, easy to carry, and it had to be possible to store it anywhere. Continue reading »

Designers Create a Wall for Carlsberg from 160 Laser Cut Pieces of Wood

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Creative agency Wonderland, have designed an organically shaped wooden wall, displaying the Carlsberg logo, for the bar at the Hall of Carlsberg in Copenhagen. Continue reading »

Terrible Client Emails That Designers Hate To Receive

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Many people fail to appreciate the knowledge, experience and effort that can go into making a good design, which can make life difficult for designers. Continue reading »

French Designers Create A Tiny Bathroom In A Box

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Bathroom design company Line Art, has created La Cabine for French company, La Fonction. Continue reading »

London Designers Create Unique Car-Powered Aquaponics Urban Farm that Grows Vegetables

A world first eco+arts+design project, stemming from a sustainability partnership between Hyundai, designers Something & Son and London’s Design Museum.

This week Hyundai unveiled a unique piece of design theatre to educate people about the real-life benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Deputy Mayor of London, Kit Malthouse, showed his support for the project by opening the Hyundai Fuel Cell Farm – the world’s first aquaponics ecosystem powered by Hyundai Motor’s zero-emission ix35 Fuel Cell. The Fuel Cell Farm was positioned outside the front of the Design Museum in London. Continue reading »

Leading Fashion Designers Join CFDA-eBay Fight Against Counterfeits

Over 75 leading designers from the American fashion industry have joined the collaborative efforts by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and eBay to raise awareness and fight against counterfeits. From Diane Von Furstenberg to Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger; many leading designers joined the second “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign that introduced 76 customized designs and four unique totes styles for the spring tote collection. Continue reading »

Digital Softbox Online Magazine for Designers & Photographers


Photo courtesy – Raymond Meier.

Interested in the direction of film, imagery, beauty, philosophy and the art of photography? Do you have a passion for reading, viewing and further developing the way we see beauty in this world? Then you have definitely come to the right place. With numerous years of experience operating a digital magazine surrounding all areas and wonders of design, we felt the huge demand for explicit fashion, editorial, commercial and other areas of film and photography as it plays such an integral part in our day to day lives. It was only natural for us to start something fresh based on the subject and beauty of photography — Digital Softbox.

The Designers Republic Is Dead. Long Live The Designers Republic.


I’m sad.

“After 23 years of brain-aided communication, the much-admired, much copied studio, The Designers Republic closed for business on Tuesday. But, as its founder Ian Anderson tells CR, it will rise again.”