16.12.14 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Watch Aaron Draplin Design A Logo in 15 Minutes

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Here’s a good one for all you graphic designers out there. Watch everyone’s favourite logo designer, Aaron Draplin, design a logo in 15 minutes. This is the sort of content that I was dying for around the time I was in school. Actually, watching this is exactly how I felt when I first started as a co-op in the concept art department at Electronic Arts. All these seasoned illustrators and designers were making stuff all around me, and I was just sitting there, watching every thing they did, soaking it all up.

Watch the video below.

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15.12.14 by Jeff

Bold & Fearless Poster Design with James Victore

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Heads up all you aspiring designers out there! Renowned designer James Victore is running a FREE (yes, free) class called “Bold & Fearless Poster Design” presented LIVE online January 12th and 13th. The online audience will be able to send in work for critique, as well as ask questions!

This is a fantastic opportunity learn from a guy whose posters are in MoMa’s collection. If you’ve watched any of his Burning Questions videos you know how valuable his insights are. More details here.

Watch the video below!

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13.12.14 by Jeff

Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2014

10.12.14 by Jeff

Aleksandra Niepsuj

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Poster designs by illustrator Aleksandra Niepsuj. More below.

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Studio FNT (Form & Thought)

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Graphic work by Seoul, Korea-based Studio FNT (Form & Thought). More image below.

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Eric Hu

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Beautiful graphic work by New York-based designer Eric Hu. More below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Designer Illustrator Derek Kim aka Network Osaka

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Poster designs by illustrator and designer Derek Kim aka Network Osaka. More beautiful work below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Designer Illustrator Linda Linko

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Works by Helsinki-based designer and illustrator Linda Linko. Her designs are mostly handmade, avoiding the use of any computer programs until the final stages of each work.

“I like incompleteness. If everything’s polished to perfection, where’s the space for imagination?”

Lots more work below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Buy Nothing For €199

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Last year Amsterdam-based copywriter Pim de Graaff designed a product to remind people to enjoy everything they already have. His product, Nothing, is simply a block of wood. Actually, it’s a block of wood that comes with a rather hefty price tag of €199. A product like this would be infuriating if Pim wasn’t donating all of the proceeds from Nothing to Oxfam, an organization which fights poverty worldwide. Something to consider when buying gifts this holiday season!

There are only 10 of these white Nothings (he sold the black ones last year) so if you want one jump over here: YouNeedNothing.com