When I think of African design a whole host of warm hues, imperfect shapes and textures come to mind. I see more of an artistic approach rather then clean cut contemporary graphic design look, however things on the sun soaked continent seem to be changing. As of late I’ve come across many a great graphic designer from Africa producing beautiful and professional pieces of contemporary graphical communication.
Welcome to another week of Research & Inspiration for designers covering graphic and web design, art and illustration, photography and product design as well as tutorials and the latest articles and resources.
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1. Identity Design Inspiration
2. Logo Design Inspiration
3. Illustration Inspiration
4. Typography Inspiration
5. Webdesign inspiration
6. Photography Inspiration
7. Arhitect/Interior Design Inspiration
8.Product Design Inspiration
9.Packaging Design Inspiration
10. Art Inspiration
11. Poster of the week
12. Video of the week
13 Font of the week -Quarto
14. Tool of the week
15. Tutorial of the week – How to Draw wyes by Stan Propoenko
16. Article of the week – Vandalay Design
The term Creative Block suggests an obstacle like a roadblock but anyone who’s suffered from it knows that it’s not a roadblock, it’s a Maze. As a logo designer you’ll have a brief to meet but trying to come up with a creative solution to solve the brief, just sends you around in circles.
I don’t think that small businesses use graphic design to their full advantage. You, as a small business may have dabbled in graphic design services, with the use of some flyers, business cards, or maybe even a website but it’s not something you really invested in. It’s not that you don’t want to use graphic design but usually it’s a case of not having the budget for it or not knowing how to use good graphic design to market your business.