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21 Slick Soccer Logos

There’s no arguing that soccer (or football, depending where you are in the world) is the most popular and most most interesting sport worldwide. It’s actually quote incredible. It’s not just good entertainment; it also has a remarkable ability to bring people, and nations together. It gives people a common interest and platform to engage. Are you convinced yet? If not, here are some quick facts about soccer!

  • There are 32 panels on a traditional soccer ball, one for each country in Europe.
  • A soccer field is called a “pitch” because every regulation field is pitched?—?or sloped?—?5 degrees upwards from one end to the other. The teams switch sides after each half so each team has to play slightly uphill for half the match.
  • The original World Cup was made of papier-mâché, but it had to be replaced after the heavy rains of the 1950 World Cup.
  • Soccer balls are slightly oval-shaped. But the checkered board pattern creates an illusion of a perfect sphere.
  • A professional soccer player runs 48 kilometers, or 3.9 miles, in an average soccer game.
  • Soccer was illegal in Mississippi until 1991.
  • Pelé played one preseason game as a punter with the New Orleans Saints in 1981 before deciding to leave camp. His only punt traveled 54 yards.

[Source:Medium]

I’ve gone ahead and put together a collection of 21 slick soccer logos for your enjoyment and inspiration! Enjoy!


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23 Alternative Beach Photos

There’s nothing like a good beach day; catching rays and swimming in the ocean! It also just so happens that the beach makes for some very picturesque photos, especially when paired with some fog or popping colors. Rather then focus on the classic tropical beach shot, I’ve decided to focus more on the ‘alternative’ shots. To see what I mean, feel free to scroll though the collection below of 23 alternative beach photos that I’ve put together for your enjoyment and inspiration! Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


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25 Blast-From-The-Past Comic Designs

In honor of the movie release of Logan, based on one of the most popular comics of all time, I’ve decided to put together a collection of comic based graphic design projects. But before we get into that, here’s 10 quick and interesting facts about comics!

  1. The font Comic Sans is based on Dave Gibbons’ lettering in the Watchmen comic books. (He calls the font “dreadful.”)
  2. The world’s largest comic book collection belongs to the Library of Congress. They currently hold over 100,000 individual issues.
  3. Comic book letterers avoid words like “Clint” and “flick” because during printing the letters can run together, making the words look like profanity.
  4. When the comics code was created, it prohibited judges and law enforcement agents from being depicted negatively.
  5. Our universe actually exists in the Marvel multiverse. Our Earth is Earth-1218.
  6. Michael Jackson wanted to play Spider-Man in a movie, so he tried to buy Marvel comics in the ’90s.
  7. Marvel got around a law that increases taxes on toys that resemble humans by claiming that X-Men figures were mutants, not humans.
  8. Wayne Enterprises, which is controlled by Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne, owns The Daily Planet, the newspaper that Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, works for.
  9. Spider-man has a hyphen in it so that people don’t confuse him with Superman.
  10. Spock from Star Trek has taken on Wolverine in a battle. Spock won.

[Source:BuzzFeed]

Let’s get into it! Enjoy!

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25 Positively Awesome Number Logos

Many brands and companies use number logos. 7/11, 7 UP, G4S, and Super8 are just a few examples of many. For that reason, I’ve decided to put together a collection of number related logos. But first, here are 10 quick and interesting facts about numbers:

  1. If you write out pi to two decimal places, backwards it spells “pie”.
  2. The spiral shapes of sunflowers follow a Fibonacci sequence.
  3. The Fibonacci sequence is encoded in the number 1/89.
  4. A pizza that has radius “z” and height “a” has volume Pi × z × z × a.
  5. The word hundred is derived from the word “hundrath”, which actually means 120 and not 100.
  6. 111,111,111 × 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  7. In a room of just 23 people there’s a 50% chance that two people have the same birthday.
  8. (6 × 9) + (6 + 9) = 69.
  9. If you shuffle a pack of cards properly, chances are that exact order has never been seen before in the whole history of the universe.
  10. There’s not enough space in the known universe to write out a googolplex on paper.

[Source: Buzzfeed]

Numbers really are fascinating! But enough of that. Here are 25 positively awesome number logos for your inspiration. Enjoy!

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24 Terrific Tokyo Photos

After putting together this week’s photography roundup, I am definitely feeling inspired to take a trip to Tokyo. What an interesting and magnificent city! Did you know that:

  • There are 5 enormous cylindrical shafts underneath of Tokyo, Japan which fill with water in case of a flood so it does not to destroy the city.
  • The 2020 Olympics will take place in Tokyo, as predicted in the manga Akira in 1982.
  • The tallest free-standing tower in the world, the Tokyo Sky Tree, had its final height chosen solely because of wordplay; several numbers were considered because of their alternate meanings, they ended up choosing 634m for “Musashi”.
  • Japan has nearly twice as many 7-Elevens as the United States, with 2,079 stores in Tokyo alone.
  • There’s a hamburger joint in Tokyo called Whoopi Goldburger.
  • There’s a skyscraper in Tokyo which tells you, using colored lights, whether you should bring an umbrella when you go outside.
  • 45 of the 51 busiest train stations in the world are in Japan. The busiest, Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, serves roughly 1.2 billion passengers each year.

[Source: KissAssFacts]

Fascinating! If that doesn’t make you want to visit, I hope that these 24 terrific Tokyo photos will! Enjoy!

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26 Deceptive Graphic Designs

What actually is an illusion? I’m sure you’ve spent a decent amount of time staring at an optical illusion at some point. Dictionary.com defines illusion as “something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.”

Illusions aside, some imagery can just be straight trippy; not intending to deceive the senses but rather simply play with the mind and expand the horizons.

I watched Doctor Strange yesterday. If you’ve seen the movie you’ll understand why it inspired me to put together this collection of deceptive graphic design projects for your inspiration. Enjoy!

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Apps to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The UK creative industries contribute almost £90bn net to GDP, according to the Guardian. Whether you’re a designer, photographer or producer, your creative output is vital to the betterment of the wider UK. If you’re ever feeling a little bit stuck, or need some creative help, just remember that there’s an app for everything in 2017. With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of great creative apps that will help to get your juices flowing. If you’re feeling squeezed for mobile data, don’t worry, just order a SIM-only bundle from a provider like Asda Mobile and you can download to your heart’s content.

1. Simmer

The act of preparing a meal is innately creative, taking advantage of the cook’s full array of senses to produce the desired dish. Now, Simmer helps you capture your creativity, enabling you to record short step by step videos of your preparatory process, helping other aspiring chefs learn from your instruction. Create, watch and share right from your very own kitchen.

2. Assembly

If you’re not a full-time graphic designer, but you need to be able to sketch out a visual concept to a creative partner, an app like Assembly could be for you. It helps you to create beautiful vector imagery without having to master Illustrator. You can select from over 180 basic shapes that you can fit together to produce your own pieces of art, and place them over a plain backdrop or on top of a background image.

3. Paper

With a simple to use, yet innovative swipe-to-style formatting, Paper, lets you produce checklists and notes with ease. Capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches in this brilliant designer-friendly digital wall. The original iPad version was crowned Apple’s App of the Year, and the new iPhone version is completely free, so there’s really no excuse to not own this brilliant inspiration provider.

4. Unstuck

This is a platform that should be in every creative’s toolbox. Both the website and the app are aimed at helping creative people get over their creative block through a range of instructional workshops, tricks, and techniques that help you in areas like, negative thinking, procrastination, and relationships. If you’re stuck and need help, you could definitely give this a go. Describing itself as an “in the moment digital coach”, Unstuck is your very own life coach in app form, and without the associated high costs.

5. Behance

If you believe that there’s no such thing as truly original art, then you should check out Behance. This is an online portfolio platform that’s specifically targeted at those working in the creative industries. If you’re a Photoshop pro, you can now push images directly to your own Behance portfolio, and if you’re browsing others portfolios, you can now share images straight to Pinterest – a new feature as of the 2.25 update. The phone app version of this platform is particularly slick, so give it a go.

These are only five of the plethora of apps out there designed to help creative do their jobs better. Give them a go and let us know what you think.

Is Customisation Key for Successful Product Design?

According to the GBrief, millennials (a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century) are forcing companies to offer a more personalized approach to shopping, or in other words “they want to know that a company is paying attention to their specific needs.” This is something that companies need to take note of if they want to stay in the game as millennials are set to become the largest group of consumers, having finally outnumbered the Baby Boomers in 2015.

However, it’s expensive for companies to customize product design, especially as so much could change along the way. Yet, creating variants on an item and giving the customer a choice is almost as good as a complete customization, this is mass customization (the ability to make variations of products in high volume). Such customization in the automobile industry is now routine, you can choose everything from the buttons on your steering wheel to the stitching in the leather of the seats.

A lot of the results from mass customization so far have been popular as well, because it helps companies gain insights from designs that they may not have thought of themselves. This keeps them one step ahead of the competition and maintains customer loyalty.

Looking back at the GBrief study, it also suggested that Millennials distrust faceless big businesses and want to be treated like a partner rather than a purchaser. Offering customization and plenty of variation give consumers the impression that they are involved in the whole process and mirrors the feel of being a partner. Even if the product is already being manufactured, the fact that the customer is in control makes the process feel a lot more personal.

With all of this in mind, it’s clear that product design will be successful with the use of customization, you will be achieving exactly what the consumer wants. Through this, you ensure that your company is remaining competitive and successful by keeping up with the consumer.

Whether you provide this personalization tool through face-to-face contact or over the Internet depends largely on the size of your business. For example, hospitals require a lot of different equipment and they may look for some supplies online, such as online castors, but meet with a supplier for the hospital bed itself, it just depends on the customers’ situation and the use of the product.

So, if you want to stay relevant as a business and keep on creating successful products, it‘s key that you offer some sort of flexibility and customization. The Raconteur has even gone so far as to say that the “new manufacturing revolution will be defined by speed, quality, flexibility, and customization,” so it’s definitely something your business needs to consider.

People Buy from Companies They Trust

Corporate culture permeates throughout an entire organisation. It can be your best advertisement or, if the culture and behavior are not in line with best practices and fair and competitive business operations, it can cause a company to lose its identity and focus and ultimately fail.

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Shouldn’t businesses just focus on manufacturing or selling their product line? Why do they need to meld operations into business practices and push them across the entire workforce? It’s because a strong culture begets strong operations. Where they separate it can cause irreparable harm to the company.

Building a brand initially takes time and effort and then it must be maintained. It can’t just be a façade – there has to be meat behind it as well as legitimate and trustworthy actions. This trend toward corporate culture fine-tuning has increased during the last few years. Where companies are experiencing higher turnover rates it can often be attributed to either poor or completely absent (positive) corporate culture.

Workers Demand It

Workers already in and those about to enter the workforce desire a unified company and message. These elements are the foundation for a strong company culture – Employees want to buy into who they work for and what they’re selling as much as the customers the company targets.Take the biggest segment of individuals currently joining the professional world: Millennials. They look for a strong company culture in the jobs they go for and so companies that neglect the needs of one of their biggest sources of employees are bound to suffer from a lack of talent.

Constructive Corporate Culture Creation

A strong brand and a strong positive company culture, unfortunately, don’t develop overnight. They must be fostered and maintained. Not every company will or should have the same culture – it’s not that uniqueness is expected and there will always be similarities that exist between companies, but they must have an identity of their own.

  • Vision: Companies need mission statements. These overarching compelling statements at their heart guide every decision the company makes. Setting these vision or mission parameters at a top level will help direct employees to continue them down the chain.
  • Values: Embrace them. Values are merely empty words and phrases unless they are adopted by everyone within a company. A company’s mission statement is more of an idea, but values offer everyone involved clearer guidelines such as how to deal with clients, interactions colleagues, and how to manage situations. It is important that these are consistently upheld.
  • Practices: Show it, don’t Say it. Actions speak louder than words when it comes to developing a constructive corporate culture. Companies should ensure their set of values are practiced daily throughout the company, at all management levels. If certain staff is exempted from behaving in certain ways, there really is not a reason for others to continue to follow the policies.
  • People. Having the most eloquently written mission statement and strong values won’t be enough to maintain a corporate culture without people. Companies need individuals who strongly believe in what the company does and who want to be a part of the movement. They don’t just want to be controlled; rather, they want to active members of the organization who are guided by constructive principles. Developing these internal brand ambassadors for a company’s brand and values will ensure the positive culture continues to permeate throughout the company.

Is It Too Late?

Is there a deadline for developing a positive growth-promoting corporate culture? No, because the first step is realizing your company has a problem. Determine whether your mission statement is being followed through, or if the company values are embodied or simply being taken as suggestions. Is the mission statement actually clearly articulated? A vague directive yields vague action. How often do employees come into contact with the main values that should guide operations – if they are in the form of a handbook given to new hires and never referenced again, those points of advice are unlikely to be remembered later on down the line?

Lastly, corporate culture has to be indeed a culture, that lives and breathes in everything the company does. All levels, all the time must uphold it. Maintain these values and the business will be much more likely to remain competitive.