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  • The Oscars’ Chadwick Boseman NFT To Be Redesigned After ‘Triggering’ Audience

    Image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com The contents of the Academy Award gift bags are often a source of curiosity, but this year, all eyes were on the Chadwick Boseman-inspired non-fungible token (NFT) handed out in the goodie bags for Oscar nominees. Black 3D artist Andre Oshea was commissioned to design the digital artwork in […]

    April 28, 2021

  • Cheeky Browser Extension Exchanges Your Web Cookies With 100lbs Of Real Cookies

    Image via MSCHF Someone teach Cookie Monster about internet privacy, because letting him join the web via the ‘Cooooookies’ browser extension ain’t it. MSCHF, the same art stunt collective that brought you those viral Satan Shoes, is back with a new ironic statement. It has launched a new game, called Cooooookies, that challenges you to […]

    April 28, 2021

  • How To: Use Your Phone Screen As A Level To Straighten Picture Frames & More

    How To by DesignTAXI walks you through nifty productivity tips that you’ll wish you’d have known of earlier. Image via Shutterstock When you’re putting up new wall art or a photo frame, you often have to have someone to watch as you align it or simply eyeball its placement yourself. But, guess what? You probably […]

    April 28, 2021

  • Degree’s New Inclusive Deodorant Packaging Is Designed With The Disabled In Mind

    Image via PR Newswire Many of us are fortunate enough that we hardly consider the difficulty of everyday tasks for disabled people. While something as mundane as taking the cap off a deodorant bottle would barely cross an able person’s mind, someone with a broken arm or an upper-limb disability may find it challenging. To […]

    April 28, 2021

  • New Balance Launches Unique Sustainable Sneakers Made From Surplus Shoe Parts

    Image via New Balance Many sportswear brands have created sustainable sneaker options, and now New Balance is joining the list. The MADE Responsibly 998 will feature one-of-a-kind sneakers crafted using surplus suede overlays, body mesh, lining, laces, collar strip, trim, and soles. Each pair will be mindfully handmade in New Balance’s New England facility. Setting […]

    April 28, 2021

  • You Can Now Get A Tattoo That Fades In A Year, So There’s No Dealing With Regret

    Image via Ephemeral Tattoo Though many would like to express themselves in the form of tattoos, the life-long commitment can be too much. Now, Ephemeral Tattoo, which opened in Brooklyn in March, is the first-ever tattoo studio offering tattoos created with ink that fades over the course of a year. At first, your ink will […]

    April 28, 2021

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    April 28, 2021

  • 25 Stunning Matte Painting Photoshop Tutorials

    Traditionally, matte painting was a hyperrealistic art effect used in photography and film. This allowed photographers and filmmakers to create cityscapes, armies, and machines by painting directly onto glass or film. The same idea has translated to Photoshop, in which we can build worlds and landscapes using digital photo manipulation… The post 25 Stunning Matte […]

    April 27, 2021

  • Are Haribo’s Maoam Candy Wrappers Secretly X-Rated? An Age-Old Internet Question

    Image via Hans Braxmeier / Pixabay (CC0) While brands have been forced to redesign marketing material after being alerted of (seemingly accidental) X-rated imagery, confectionery maker Haribo has been confidently putting its packaging on view by filthy-minded, voyeuristic consumers. For years, customers have been pointing out “compromising” positions displayed by characters on its Maoam candy […]

    April 27, 2021

  • Shangri-La Hotels Reveals Calligraphy-Inspired Logo Refresh For 50th Anniversary

    Image via Andy Feng / Shutterstock.com To celebrate 50 years in the hospitality business, Singapore-born hotel and resort chain Shangri-La has unveiled an elegant brand update that nods at both its past and its expectations for the future. What does that even mean? Quite simply, the hotel chain is bidding farewell to the retro, oriental-esque […]

    April 27, 2021

  • IKEA Unveils Ethical Handmade Homeware Line From Artisans Around The World

    Image via Inter IKEA Systems B.V. Your next stop for one-of-a-kind homeware and accents could be the same place you get your Swedish meatballs from. IKEA has announced a new collection of handmade homeware crafted by artisans around the world, and the best part is that this partnership will support small creators in regions that […]

    April 27, 2021

  • Disney Built A Realistic Baby Groot Robot That Can Move & Wander Around Freely

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Video screenshot via Walt Disney Imagineering Baby Groot has walked out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into this world—with his own two feet. Since 2018, the Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development team has been working on a “free-roaming robotic actor” technology that might one day […]

    April 27, 2021

  • Free Cookbook Created For COVID-19 Patients Who Have Lost Their Taste & Smell

    Image via Life Kitchen One of the known effects of COVID-19 is the loss or distortion of the sense of taste or smell, and this might even last indefinitely. As such, some patients who have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease might not be able to enjoy food for a while, if not indefinitely. Two […]

    April 27, 2021

  • The Only House Ai Weiwei Designed In United States Sells For $4.9M

    Image via J Morc / Shutterstock.com Whoever purchased this US$4.9 million property two hours north of New York City also gets to live in an actual artwork. The house, designed by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei alongside Switzerland-based HHF Architects in 2006, is the only US private property to have ever been designed by Ai. […]

    April 27, 2021

  • When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

    Life is full of surprises. And just when you think you’ve settled into a routine, the unexpected can turn your world upside down. It can happen in the blink of an eye. As I write this, I’m in the middle of such a disruption. Two members of my family are hospitalized with (non-life-threatening, thankfully) medical […]

    April 27, 2021

  • 20 Best New Websites, April 2021

    This month’s collection contains a combination of big and bold, and clean and minimal. Although basic minimalism is still trendy, with lots of white space and greyscale type, we are seeing it softened with color. This is implemented differently, ranging from hints of off-whites in images to gentle pastels as section backgrounds. Playing around with […]

    April 27, 2021

  • Popular Design News Of The Week: April 19, 2021 – April 25, 2021

    Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

    April 26, 2021

  • Quick Photoshop Trick To Fake A Long-Exposure Photo In Just Minutes

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Video screenshot via Adobe Photoshop It takes a generous amount of patience and technique, plus a quality camera, to capture great long-exposure shots. Not only must the elements be in your favor that day, but you’ll also need to set up your equipment right and leave […]

    April 24, 2021

  • This Eco Smartwatch For Analog Purists Has Infinite Battery Life

    Image via Sequent While luxury timepieces are still highly-coveted, smartwatches have made a rather large dent in the watch industry. They’re convenient, nice to look at, and connected to existing smartphone app ecosystems. One complaint from users, however, is how often they need to charge their smartwatches. Most smartwatches require you to charge them every […]

    April 24, 2021

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