• Domestika Creatives: Vasava

    Domestika Creatives: Vasava

    Bruno Sellés, creative director of the Vasava design studio, tells us about his constant experimentation Becoming a reference design studio in the world of creativity is not an easy task, but Vasava has done just that. Since it was founded in 1997, it has become one of the most interesting hotbeds of creativity and talent on the Spanish-speaking scene, due to their attention to detail and obsession with treating each project as if it were their first. And they don't keep their talent to themselves: for some years now, they have been organizing creative talks and conferences in which they share their vision of creativity with the rest of the world, always connected to their constant research and multidisciplinary work. Bruno Sellés, creative director of Vasava, talks about his experimentation and some of his most important projects, such as his collaboration with F. C. Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid. Discover more below:

  • Storytelling Tutorial: Key Ingredients for Telling Your Personal Story
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    Storytelling Tutorial: Key Ingredients for Telling Your Personal Story

    Learn the basics of telling your own story with Antonio Núñez In recent years, the art of storytelling has gone beyond the purely narrative to influence elements of our society such as marketing, politics, and more. Knowing how to tell your own story to convince and inspire listeners helps you define your role as a creative and establish your personal brand. Antonio Núñez (@antonionunezstorytelling), communication consultant and expert in storytelling, goes over the key ingredients for a personal story that will captivate and persuade an audience. Find out below:

  • What is Lowbrow Illustration?
    What is

    What is Lowbrow Illustration?

    Get to know the artistic movement also known as pop surrealism that was once considered bad taste Anyone who's a fan of classic punk or underground comics, read the Mad magazine, seen a horror B-movie, or enjoyed the work of Gary Baseman, will have come into contact with lowbrow illustration: an artistic movement that looks at old graphics and uses comics, cartoons, counterculture and the grotesque as a reference. One of its main exponents today is Ink Bad Company (@inkbadcompany), the studio and alter ego of Juan Carlos Guerrero, a young Spanish illustrator obsessed with, paper and the halftone pattern. In his course Lowbrow Illustration: Go Back to the Past in Style, he reveals the keys to understanding this type of style. But what exactly is lowbrow illustration? These are the key elements:

  • Caru Alves de Souza Wins at The Berlinale: "Nobody Expected Anything Like This"
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    Caru Alves de Souza Wins at The Berlinale: "Nobody Expected Anything Like This"

    The Brazilian creative wins global recognition for her second feature film, 'Meu nome é Bagdá' (My name is Baghdad), a compelling manifesto on female power At 40, Caru Alves de Souza (@caruperu) is more than a veteran of cinema. Daughter of two important Brazilian filmmakers, Tatá Amaral and Francisco César Filho, this scriptwriter, director, and producer has a deep and historic relationship with the seventh art. "My parents are cinephiles, I grew up in cinemas. I remember being there, very small, running, and playing between the seats while they watched films. And the audiences were so patient," laughs de Souza "It's incredible they didn't throw us out!" Later, her games moved onto the film sets where Tatá and Francisco produced films together throughout the 1980s. It was only natural that, although she studied History, Caru went into film. Since 2007, she has written and directed a number of new projects, from shorts and features to TV productions. Her most recent work, the feature "Meu nome é Bagdá" (My name is Baghdad) – a powerful and moving tale of a girl skater in a hostile and macho environment on the outskirts of São Paulo – has earned her critical acclaim and the top prize for best film in the Generation 14plus category of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

  • Plasticine: Another Way to Paint, Color and Add Texture to Your Illustrations

    Plasticine: Another Way to Paint, Color and Add Texture to Your Illustrations

    Did you know you could paint with plasticine? Illustrator Jacinta Besa tells us more about this versatile modeling and painting material We all know and have even tried painting with watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils, and even spray cans. But, did you know you could paint with plasticine? Jacinta Besa (@jacintabesa) is a visual artist and painting expert. Over the course of ten years, Jacinta has developed her own style, using plasticine to make 2D pieces, using it as a means of adding color to her illustrations with a realistic touch, and also submerging objects inside it. Her fascination with nature is palpable in all her work. Her fascination with it, along with the role of the modern woman, her evolution, and revolution are all key elements. But it is plasticine that brings her work together: a versatile material that gives her pieces volume and texture. Let her explain further in the video below:

  • Discover Karmen Loh’s Fantasy Portraits

    Discover Karmen Loh’s Fantasy Portraits

    Get lost in the dreamy world of independent illustrator, Bearbrickjia Karmen Loh, also known as Bearbrickjia (@bearbrickjia), is an independent illustrator and character concept artist from Malaysia. Loh uses her dreamy illustration style to explore fantasy worlds and femininity; her work channels tranquility and ethereal beauty. You will often find her portraits decorated with details from outer space, the ocean, and flora. She draws inspiration from Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, James Jean, and Aykut Aydogdu. As a character concept artist, Loh has worked on video games such as Street Fighter V and Steel Circus, and collaborated with clients such as XP-Pen and the electronic music YouTube channel, “MrSuicideSheep”. Here we take a look at a selection of works that show off Loh’s dreamy aesthetic and unique versatility. Color portraits – personal work Loh’s personal work is an exploration of femininity and tranquility, both in male and female subjects. Her portraits capture mystical youth culture in a dreamy color palette, playing with fashion and fantasy. Her personal work often features elements of nature, outer space, and the ocean.

  • Challenge: James Lewis Paints the Champion Logo in 10 Minutes

    Challenge: James Lewis Paints the Champion Logo in 10 Minutes

    James Lewis, lettering artist capable of reproducing any logo you can imagine, takes on a Domestika Challenge James Lewis (@jamesllewis) is popular on social media platforms Instagram and TikTok for his brilliant deconstruction of some of the most popular logos in existence: the huge reach of his videos have got him work with Amazon, Samsung, Montblanc, and Rolls-Royce. He now gives conferences and classes on lettering around the world. Lewis is an expert in creating some of the most well-known logos in the world in brush lettering, but will he be able to recreate the sporting brand Champion's logo in just 10 minutes? Find out in the video below:

  • Download Free Brushes for Procreate

    Download Free Brushes for Procreate

    Experiment with these brushes in your digital illustration projects Román García Mora (@RomanGM) is a biologist, illustrator, and 3D modeler. His work consists of creating images of things we can’t see because they are from the past, in our imagination, or impossible for the human eye to detect. He mixes traditional techniques with 3D modeling and creative retouching.

  • 3 Iconic Logo Redesigns

    3 Iconic Logo Redesigns

    Sagi Haviv shares the secrets behind the graphic identity redesigns of three international brands Designers are not artists. An artist has a problem and finds a way to solve it; designers, on the other hand, dedicate their work to solving someone else's problems. While the former can work for days locked up without having contact with anyone, the latter must continuously strengthen their relationship with others: they must connect, interact, and go out into the real world.

  • 7 Free Design Tools

    7 Free Design Tools

    These websites have you covered for all your graphic, editorial, web, and identity design needs There is nothing more exciting for a graphic designer than starting a project from scratch and creating all its visual elements. Sometimes, however, you need tools to kickstart your creative process. Here is a list of free resources that will inspire you and help you during the research phase. We have also shared tools for downloading free vectors and images that will save you time when creating presentations for a client. Maps Stamen If you are ever have to create layouts that include maps, this site will help you. It contains maps from all around the world and allows you to download them with different styles. For example, you can obtain high contrast maps in black and white, or with watercolor effects. You can show the elevation and vegetation of any given area... there's even a map of Mars! It uses the OpenStreetMap open license, so keep in mind that using the tool is free, but requires attribution.

  • Upcycling Tutorial: 5 Tips to Transform your Clothes
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    Upcycling Tutorial: 5 Tips to Transform your Clothes

    Learn easy ways to upcycle and remake your wardrobe with Steel and Stitch Repurposing and revitalizing items in our wardrobe can save money, help the environment, and produce one-of-a-kind pieces. Crochet designer and author Emma Friedlander-Collins, also known as Steel and Stitch (@steelandstitch), specializes in upcycling and remaking objects. Here, she shares a few simple ways we can extend the life of our wardrobe by using simple techniques to create pieces that are original and full of personality.

  • What Is a Sketchbook?
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    What Is a Sketchbook?

    Discover the 5 ways a sketchbook can boost your creative potential Behind every masterpiece, there is always a sketch. The history of creativity is full of references that prove that sketchbooks are an indispensable tool across artistic disciplines. Capture your inspiration The sketchbook is the tool that every creative needs to give ideas a physical form. It doesn’t matter if these ideas come from a specific project you are working on, or if they are flashes of inspiration that you didn't see coming and that you simply need to jot down somewhere. The sketchbook can go anywhere with you, and it will be at your side in any situation and at any given time, ready to capture your ideas.

  • 5 Interior Design Courses to Transform Your Spaces

    5 Interior Design Courses to Transform Your Spaces

    Learn to design, build, and place objects that will reflect your personal style in your space If you want the space in which you spend most of your time to become an extension of yourself, it is essential to put some effort into its organization, design, and appearance. Contrary to what you may think, you don't need to be an expert to do so. These 5 practical and fun courses will teach you to design and build furniture and accessories with different materials, and how to transform your spaces with a touch of creativity and style. Furniture and Object Design for Beginners, a course by Juan Pablo Fuentes Learn with Juan Pablo, an industrial designer with more than 20 years of experience, how to conceptualize, sketch, and manufacture the furniture and accessories you have always dreamed of.

  • Illustrator Confessions: What It's REALLY like to Be an Illustrator

    Illustrator Confessions: What It's REALLY like to Be an Illustrator

    6 illustrators share their experiences and give advice about their profession The best way to learn about any profession is to ask the people who know it best — so we did. Six illustrators sat down to tell us about what it's like working in illustration today, and to give advice to artists who are just starting out. From their struggle to get family members to understand their career choice, to explaining why illustration is anything but a dying profession, here's what they had to say.

  • Photopea: Tips for Beginners

    Photopea: Tips for Beginners

    Advice for starting out with this free online photo editing app Photopea is a free application for advanced photo editing. It works with both vector and raster graphics so that you can work with files in various formats. This software came from the mind of the young Czech programmer Ivan Kurtskir, who initially created it as a school project. Get to know some of its main functions and how they compare to other photo editors. How does it work? It is often called the “free alternative to Photoshop,” and that’s close to the truth. You’ll find an interface very similar to the Adobe editor, in terms of tools, menus, and usability. This is a big improvement on other free options like GIMP, whose interface isn’t so friendly. You don’t have to pay anything to use Photopea. Nor do you need to install anything. Simply enter the site and edit online (you can continue working on the program even if you lose connection). Just like Photoshop or Sketch, it works completely on your device and doesn’t publish your pictures on the internet. The disadvantage? Ads while you work.

  • What Is Landscaping?
    What is

    What Is Landscaping?

    Learn the fundamentals of this branch of landscape architecture Few (if any) of the greatest architectural spaces around the world would be able to fill onlookers with such awe if it weren’t for landscaping. Think about beautiful parks filled with monuments; relaxing gardens filled with fountains; or university campuses and their ideal spots for studying: all of these examples feature design elements that fall under the umbrella of landscaping. A branch of landscape architecture, landscaping’s main aim is to find perfect harmony between human-made constructions and their natural surroundings using an extensive design process. It covers a range of disciplines including architecture, science, art, ecology, law, historic preservation, horticulture, and urbanism.

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw a Manga Face
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    Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw a Manga Face

    Learn the keys to drawing a face front on, facing slightly to the side, profile, and the back of the head with Andrea Jen To draw a character is to give life to a new universe, with their physical and psychological characteristics , their way of reacting to situations, the traits which distinguish them from others. All of that begins with a formula. As illustrator and educator Andrea Jen (@andrea_jen) will show us, the head and face are where this process begins. This step by step guide will allow us to design methodically and with precision, without forgetting the different aspects we should keep in mind for if the character is male or female. Discover this method below:

  • Drawing Prompts by Mattias Adolfsson

    Drawing Prompts by Mattias Adolfsson

    This tool will help you overcome any creative block and refine your style All artists, no matter how talented they are, face some kind of mental block sooner or later. There are days where it seems impossible to draw something that makes us proud. Creativity simply eludes us. On those occasions, a drawing prompt can help break the spell and get our creative juices flowing again.

  • Letterform Archive: 1000 Years of Typography Online In Ultra-high Quality

    Letterform Archive: 1000 Years of Typography Online In Ultra-high Quality

    Let the Letterform Archive’s ultra-high quality digital collection inspire your typography Letterform Archive was founded by Rob Saunders, a letter arts collector who wanted to share his collection with the public. They have been a reference for over 10,000 visitors in the last five years, but visiting their diverse collection of typographies, calligraphies, artworks, and texts has become impossible in quarantine. However, whether it’s a loose page from a Qur’an from 1150 or every copy of the boundary-breaking design magazine, Emigre, they’ve gone to extraordinary measures to bring the artwork to you.

  • What Is A Mood Board and How to Make One for Interior Design

    What Is A Mood Board and How to Make One for Interior Design

    Get to know the characteristics and uses of this interior design tool Every creative needs inspiration, from within and from the outside world. The task is systemizing and organizing the ideas, tastes, and elements that surround our imagination. As complicated as that might sound, it isn’t. Mood boards are the creative tool that shows this. This is what you need to know to make your own mood board for interior design.

  • 10 Typefaces From Movies
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    10 Typefaces From Movies

    Discover typefaces used in movie posters, promotional materials, and title sequences If you’re a fan of typography, you’re sure to love seeing it on the big screen. From being featured in trailers to staring back at us on movie posters, typography captivates our attention and plays a key role in convincing us that we want to see a film. Here we have put together a list of 10 movies that feature outstanding examples of typography. We share the names of the designers and agencies who worked on them, as well as which fonts they used. It’s important to point out that in some cases the typefaces were slightly modified. Vertigo (1958) The legendary designer Saul Bass created the titles for this spectacular film from Alfred Hitchcock. Just like in many of his other creations, the credits are a fine example of creating a perfect harmony between the typeface and footage, which only a genius like Bass can achieve. These credits laid the foundations for a new school of movie title design. The spiral sequence was created by John Whitney, a pioneer of computer animation, under the direction of Bass. Main Typefaces: Claredom and News Gothic.

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