Articles by Creative Bloq

  • Stunning projection-mapped Fabergé Egg

    Projection Artworks and global design consultancy JUSTSO have illuminated the windows of world-famous department store Harrods with the planet’s brightest projection mapping show. Conceived for Fabergé’s Easter storefront display, the 360-degree mapped 3D installation is based on the company’s pendent designs – which are 1/100th of the size of the 1.5m model – and incorporates […]

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  • Free app helps you create meaningful habits

    If you’ve been struggling to finding the time to learn a new skill, ‘personalised timer’ app Sessions could help. Created by designers Duane Harrison and Jamie Sunderland, and mobile developer Adam Marcus, Sessions helps you allocate time to new activities that you want to master and make into ‘meaningful habits’. Whether you want to spend […]

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  • How typography can give your brand personality

    In today’s hyper-connected world, we exchange more words than ever before. While text messaging is in decline for the first time ever, the proliferation of channels through which we communicate means our devices are flooded with information. But for brands, there’s much more to these words than just the message they convey. As consumers increasingly […]

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  • 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity

    When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a creative professional. But what does that mean? What does a creative professional do? Simple. We create. Unfortunately, being creative isn’t always easy. Sometimes we need a little extra help with igniting the spark. Over the years, I’ve learned a few […]

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  • Why are tattoos still such a popular form of art?

    “The days of scruffy walk-in tattoo parlours are numbered,” says Gastown Tattoo Parlour’s Matt Houston. “They’ve largely been replaced by custom studios with specialised artists.” Myke Chambers would tattoo his fellow prisoners using a makeshift machine fitted with hand-wrapped coils and hand-sharpened needles. It was powered by his clock radio. Having left home at 15 […]

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  • Build the smoothest UIs you’ve ever experienced

    60 frames per second. It’s the target we should be aiming for when building digital interfaces. Despite improvements to our development tools, it is difficult – and at times seemingly impossible – to achieve animations that run smoothly and feel natural. Why is this? Browser layout engines like WebKit and Gecko were built for rendering text and […]

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  • Create and 3D print a Catwoman character

    Printing in 3D is a hot topic in the media and general public at the moment, but the toy and collectible industry has been using this technology for years to produce many of the products you see on the shelves of toy stores and comic shops. Win clients work smarter with our FREE ebook: get […]

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  • 7 best practices for creating mockups

    Photoshop remains a popular starting point for website and app mockups Photoshop has a large following of devoted users, thanks to its deep wealth of features, options, and user-created content. This list of the 250 best Photoshop resources speaks volumes about the tool’s popularity. And many pixel-perfect die-hards still feel more comfortable designing their mockups […]

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  • Get paid more with new issue of net magazine

    Creative Bloq is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We produce content across five core areas:   Technology TechRadar T3 Mac|Life Gizmodo UK More… Entertainment CVG PC Gamer GamesRadar Total Film More… Music MusicRadar Guitarist FutureMusic Rhythm More… Creative Digital Camera World Mollie Makes Photography Week The Simple Things More… […]

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  • How to create positive emotion using colour and light

    One person’s definition of happiness will differ from another, but generally speaking saturated colours are usually considered more cheerful in both Western and Eastern societies – just look at traditional cultural festivals where people dress up in colourful costumes. Win clients work smarter with our FREE ebook: get it now! Bright and saturated colours have […]

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  • How to design and lay out a book in InDesign

    To us, the layout of the pages inside a book is just as important as its cover design. After all, the pages are what people will experience as they read the book. This tutorial provides a basic step-by-step process for designing and laying out a book that’s driven by its text. Win clients work smarter […]

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  • The 10 best new web design tools in March

    On account of not really being a tool it’s not on the main list, but a special shout out this month goes to I am the fold. You might say it’s a tool for your brain that teaches about the perils of designing for the fold; each line on the page is a kind of […]

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  • 18 cutting-edge creative trends revealed in Behance book

    Behance and Adobe have launched their first-ever book, Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work. The weighty 288-page coffee table book distills extensive real-time data into a gorgeous, tightly curated celebration of the latest creatives, trends and techniques set to shape the future of art and design. Spread from chapter four in Super-Modified: Patterns On […]

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  • How to paint a beastly portrait in Photoshop

    This illustration is a personal work. The idea comes to me just by falling upon an image from the film An American Werewolf in London, which was directed by John Landis and is considered a classic of the genre. Win clients work smarter with our FREE ebook: get it now! I want to represent the […]

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  • The 8 top ways to find new clients

    Creative Bloq is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We produce content across five core areas:   Technology TechRadar T3 Mac|Life Gizmodo UK More… Entertainment CVG PC Gamer GamesRadar Total Film More… Music MusicRadar Guitarist FutureMusic Rhythm More… Creative Digital Camera World Mollie Makes Photography Week The Simple Things More… […]

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  • Tortured artists: do you suffer for your art?

    Oedipus by Nykolai Aleksander, who is very much against the glamorisation of the “tortured artist.” The Madness of Hugo Van Der Goes depicts its subject wide-eyed, dishevelled, with one hand clawing at the other. The artist is sat in the monastery where he sought refuge from his demons. Van Der Goes – at the time, […]

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  • What web designers can learn from hairdressing

    Quite often when I start a new design project or meet new clients, I’m reminded of a very common scenario from my time as a hairdresser. At least once a day a client would come in to the salon, sit in my chair and produce a picture from a magazine of how he/she would like […]

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  • Is Adobe’s new creative art hardware an artist’s necessity or novelty?

    Creative Bloq is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We produce content across five core areas:   Technology TechRadar T3 Mac|Life Gizmodo UK More… Entertainment CVG PC Gamer GamesRadar Total Film More… Music MusicRadar Guitarist FutureMusic Rhythm More… Creative Digital Camera World Mollie Makes Photography Week The Simple Things More… […]

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  • How you can be part of a unique global art project

    Premium Dutch lager Grolsch is marking its 400th anniversary with a series of exciting creative celebrations across the UK. Part of a global campaign, ‘Celebrating 400 Years of Originality’ kicked off in London on 10th March with an experiential tour across the country, giving visitors the chance to sample the beer and take part in […]

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  • Pick your price for iOS design assets and training courses

    Creative Bloq is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We produce content across five core areas:   Technology TechRadar T3 Mac|Life Gizmodo UK More… Entertainment CVG PC Gamer GamesRadar Total Film More… Music MusicRadar Guitarist FutureMusic Rhythm More… Creative Digital Camera World Mollie Makes Photography Week The Simple Things More… […]

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