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How have we changed since the pandemic? Creatives share their honest thoughts

After recent turbulent times, how are we all feeling out there? Have we changed, for better or worse? We canvas the creative community on how people are feeling in this strange new, post-pandemic world.

11 Ways to Improve Your Graphic Design Skills

Graphic design is a great industry to be a part of, but it’s also an industry that is constantly changing and evolving.

Minimalism is boring

Unlock your own creative taste, and splatter your experiences into a sea of blank canvases

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2022

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2022

Alzheimer Forschung

As Alzheimer’s progresses, facial recognition and memories fade, diminishing relationships and leaving many Alzheimer’s patients isolated and lonely. To bring this feeling closer to the general public we created a series of unrecognizable family portraits. Through the eyes of an Alzheimer’s patient, cherished relationships become an unsolvable puzzle made up of shuffled memories that fade away piece by piece.

Inkbase: Programmable Ink

What would be possible if hand-drawn sketches were programmable like spreadsheets?

Building conscious design systems

Building conscious design systems

Is »CSS Engineer« now a job position?

Is »CSS Engineer« now a job position?

How to evaluate the UX maturity of a company

How to evaluate the UX maturity of a company

Design Threads

A collaborative report unraveling the state of design today.

Why is open source software so badly designed?

Why is open-source software so badly designed?

The evolution of scalable CSS

A deep dive into the problems with scaling CSS on large projects. Understand the evolution of CSS best practices.

Experimenting with layering, filtering, and masking in CSS

Experimenting with layering, filtering, and masking in CSS

What Is the Open Web?

Over 30 years ago, before the iPhone and Netflix, the Web was introduced as a democratizing force to enable the sharing of information between anyone in the world. Built on free and open technologies, it was like a ‘utopian promise to empower the little person’.

Seeing Beyond the Brain: Conditional Diffusion Model with Sparse Masked Modeling for Vision Decoding

Decoding visual stimuli from brain recordings aims to deepen our understanding of the human visual system and build a solid foundation for bridging human vision and computer vision through the Brain-Computer Interface. However, due to the scarcity of data annotations and the complexity of underlying brain information, it is challenging to decode images with faithful details and meaningful semantics.

Tools for Thought as Cultural Practices, not Computational Objects

On seeing tools for thought through a historical and anthropological lens

Fun, backed up with structures: Qian Sun reflects on Paul Rand’s legacy

One of the world’s most renowned graphic designers and the TDC medalist of 1984, Paul Rand believed that everything is design, and that design in turn serves as a timeless universal language through its simplicity and geometrical nature.

Gunsmith Cats (ガンスミス キャッツ, Gansumisu Kyattsu)

…a reviewer praised the series for looking and sounding “like a gritty, grey suburb of modern Chicago,”

The magical world of Particles with React Three Fiber and Shaders

An interactive introduction to Particles with React Three Fiber and Shaders.

See Inside the Light-Filled Studio of Glenn Brown, Where Old Master Woodcuts and Frames Serve as Sources of Inspiration

Ahead of his first solo show in New York in eight years, the British artist shows off works in progress inside the studio.