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Nicework Reads – Week 30: 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s what we’ve been reading this week. Creativity, and the cost of losing it. The CMO’s go-to playbook for growth has run its course. Customer experiences are stagnant; digital sameness has taken hold; tech spend is skyrocketing, and cost reductions have cut to the quick. Where should CMOs turn to grow their brands? Our research […]

The Artist and Super Computer, George Widener.

Reading Time: 2 minutes George Widener is an extraordinary artist. Widener is autistic with savant syndrome. He has demonstrated phenomenal abilities with regards to numerical computation, far beyond what is to be considered normal. At age 18, George Widener joined the army intelligence, based in West Germany, using his pattern recognition skills to analyse photos from the Stasi and […]

Minimalist Album Covers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you guess the album cover? This is a series of minimalist posters created by the designer Nicholas Barclay. Known for his distinctive style, Barclay deconstructed iconic album covers into simple colours and shapes. Barclay is the master minimalist design. We think these album covers are beautiful and rather nifty, don’t you?  

les têtes Interverties

Reading Time: 1 minute Juliette Barbanegre’s sensitive illustrations are eerie yet simply magical. Her bold use of colour and beautifully detailed scenes seduce the viewer into another world. Inverted Heads (les têtes Interverties) speaks of a woman with two inseparable lovers and is inspired by an ancient Hindu tale. You can find more of her enchanting work here.

Sticks & Stones

Reading Time: 1 minute To This Day is an animation based on the poem by Shane Koyczan’s spoken word poem of the same title. It is a poem about childhood bullying. The animation contains a 20 second animation collaboration from 87 different animators. It is absolutely stunning and it addresses many of the traumas that occur during childhood. It […]

Nice Tips: Valuable skills every designer should learn

Reading Time: 1 minute The new year is a great time to step up your design skills.  There so many tools and skills that you need to master, and missing out on any of them would also mean missing out on a lot of huge opportunities. So if you’re ready to take your career in design a step further, […]

Nice Tips: Hand-Lettering For Beginners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Keen to learn a new skill this year?   Hand-lettering is making a comeback and gaining popularity, just check out the sheer volume of hand-lettering projects that could be found on the internet. However, the art and process behind it can be daunting for beginners. Writer at website Creative Live, Emily Potts, enlists the help […]

100 Days of Form and Colour

Reading Time: 2 minutes Designer Seth Nickerson took on the 100-day project challenge and the result is amazing. For 100days straight, he designed an abstract composition and shared on his Instagram what he calls 100 Days of Form and Colour. Seth is a graphic design, art director, and illustrator in Charlottesville, Virginia. On the project, Seth stated that: “Just […]

Lost Inhibitions Wine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Church & State lets their wines speak for themselves, even if they’re a bit mouthy. Their vineyards demand to be heard, and in the cellar, the wine has free reign. The result is a collection of refreshingly honest expressions, boldly emblazoned across a series of 150+ labels…and counting. These bold and fresh design were created […]