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What is this “shape design” thing?

This article discusses shape design as used in certain styles of contemporary illustration.

Proposed Post-Pandemic New Yorker Covers

Tomer Hanuka asked his third-year illustration students at SVA to "come up with a post-pandemic New Yorker magazine cover".

Illustration Teardowns: Refactoring Old Work

We all hate to look at our old work. Yuk! Blech! But as songwriter’s say “it’s all in the rewrite”!

How to make your blog images stand out & reflect your identity

Photos, illustrations, mosaics, abstract patterns: ideas and 40 + tools and real world advice from an experienced designer for better images.


Free, hand-drawn illustrations brought to you by a growing community of aspiring creatives.

The Illustrator Bringing Black History to Life

The designer, creative director, journalist, and artist George McCalman talks about his book Illustrated Black History and his creative process.

What Happens When Our Faces Are Tracked Everywhere We Go?

When a secretive start-up scraped the internet to build a facial-recognition tool, it tested a legal and ethical limit.

Amigos Illustrations by Gustavo Pedrosa

Free illustration library inspired by people, life, coffee, colors, and good vibes!

Bats and the origin of outbreaks

As the WHO reaches its findings on the origins of the coronavirus, we explain why bats make ideal hosts for viruses.

Wine Puzzles - Play Your Way Into a World of WineSponsored

The worlds first educational wine puzzles made by Sommeliers.

Instagram can’t touch the visual glory of blank VHS tapes

A thing of beauty will never fade away. Those blank VHS tapes from the 80s? They look just as good in 2021. Vibrant Instagram images...

Why does every advert look the same? Blame Corporate Memphis

The quirky, illustrative style favoured by startups has caused controversy within the design community


A nice tool to doodle with generated patterns.


Create animated and interactive drawings.

Brendan Dawes’ seven rules of creativity

Brendan Dawes is a UK-based artist who uses generative processes involving data, machine learning and algorithms to create a panoply of projects.

Design Played a Big Role in Winning Back the Soul of the Nation

Robyn Kanner, Biden campaign Creative Director, on the role her team, design, visuals and using the illustration tool Blush had in the election win.

The Year in Illustration 2020

The most memorable illustrations of the year, as chosen by art directors at The New York Times.

Ditherpunk — The article I wish I had about monochrome image dithering

I always loved the visual aesthetic of dithering but never knew how it’s done. So I did some research.

How to Fall In Love With Single Div Illustrations

A short tutorial on how to create images.

Facebook Messenger Case Study

With over 1.3 billion users, Messenger has grown to become one of the largest communication platforms in the world.