Adobe launches new Keith Haring-inspired brushes for Photoshop

Pinceles Inspirados en Keith Haring

Adobe’s new Keith Haring-inspired brushes are a tribute to the popular artist.

Keith Haring was undoubtedly one of the most influential street artists during the 80s. He broke the barrier between disciplines, combining art, music and fashion. His simple strokes sought to create accessible and simple images, generic enough so that they could be accepted by anyone without critical intervention.

Keith left us due to complications related to AIDS, but his legacy leaves us with iconic images recognizable around the world. Now, Adobe pays tribute to him by launching a collection of brushes for Photoshop and Fresco.

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The Best Graphic Tablets from Wacom

Best Graphic Tablets Wacom

In the world of graphic design, a graphic tablet it’s a must. We bring you a list of the best Wacom graphics tablets.

Wacom graphics tablets are the most popular on the market. The Japanese company based in the prefecture of Saitama (Otone) is one of the largest and most important manufacturers of graphics tablets. Their products are in high demand among designers, artists, draughtsmen or architects.

These Wacom tablets use a digital pen technology, without cable or batteries that varies according to the pressure and position of the pen. Thanks to this, they allow multiple levels of sensitivity when performing a task.

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“Absolut Creative Competition”: Design the new global campaign

Absolut Creative Competition: Absolut encourages us to design the new global campaign.

In telling advertising agency we love the advertising campaigns of Absolut. Is one of the big brands in the “Hall of fame” of advertising along with Coca-Cola, Nike and Apple. His most remembered advertising campaign is that famous “Absolut Perfection” created by Geoff Hayes and in which world-class artists like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring or Romero Britto participated.

Now they encourage you to design your new global campaign with “Absolut Creative Competition”. For this, they have made a spot filmed that reviews the history of the brand’s advertising. And only for the quality of the audiovisual piece is worth seeing all the short.

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The original graphic campaign of BMW: “Time Matters”

Gráfica de BMW: Time Matters

“Time Matters” is a graphic campaign of BMW to present its app.

We love them when brands opt for graphic campaigns. In an era whith trend and viral campaigns, we celebrate the use of advertising campaigns based on graphics, photography and copy. At the end whe recover the essence and the origins of advertising.

That’s why we loved the graphic campaign of BMW to present its new app for smartphones. “Time Matters” is the title of the ads that, under the motto “Never be late again” proposes a series of historical photographs that play with the concept of “What if …”. In them we see the apple of Adam and Eve, the first man to reach the moon and the goal of Maradona’s hand god in the World Cup in Mexico 86.

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‘Feel Light’, a minimalist Pepsi graphic campaign

Campaña Gráfica de Pepsi - Feel Light

‘Feel Light’ is an original and minimalist graphic campaign of Pepsi

We are loving the Pepsi graphic campaign. They started with ‘Iconic Moments’ and now they continue with ‘Feel Light’ to promote the Pepsi Light.It is a minimalist graphic campaign with a huge creativity, the result of a creative work that, unfortunately, we see less every day. Now, the advertising campaigns are adaptable to digital media to get more engagement and we lost little jewels as this one.

Creativity that can transmit much more than a campaign on social networks; that allow us to transmit the message with a few elements in order to capture the attention of the consumer. It’s what Pepsi’s latest graphic campaign titled ‘Feel Light’ gets.

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The most famous art paintings recreated with Pantone colors

Obras de arte realizadas con colores Pantone

The London artist Nick Smith has recreated the most famous art painting with Pantone colors.

Pantone colors are the most used color control system by designers and artists. A system of identification, comparison and communication that is used in the graphic arts. With the advent of digital marketing, the company started a new line of communication to publicize its product to the general public.

Thanks to this we have seen how many actions filled the store windows of the shopping centers and even an app to detect the colors in a photograph. The artists have joined the fever and have created various projects to denounce injustices or make us travel thanks to the recreation of spaces with popular colors.

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“Highlight the remarkable”, the original graphic campaign of Stabilo

Campaña Gráfica de Stabilo: Highlight the remarkable

Stabilo’s graphic campaign titled “Highlight the remarkable” is a brilliant exercise in creativity.

Lately, and we have said it more than once, advertising is becoming a kind of fast food. Increasingly, advertising campaigns are designed to integrate an entire Social Media strategy that gives them visibility and presence on the Internet. More and more advertising campaigns are based on contests, challenges or encouraging consumers to viralize content on networks.All this leads to the creation of ephemeral and constant campaigns.

It is a trend that makes us enjoy even more of the small graphic jewels like this one: “Highlight the remarkable” the graphic campaign of Stabilo.

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“Alphabet of Summer”, the colorful advertising campaign of Havaianas

The advertising campaign of Havaianas captures the essence of Brazil with “The Alphabet of Summer.

Havaianas advertising campaigns are always cheerful and colorful. The famous flip flops are a classic for summer and the company tries to capture those moments of beach and joy with friends.

For their latest advertising campaign they have proposed to explain to the world the spirit of Brazil. But Brazil is so rich and full of nuances that it is impossible to describe it only with an image or a word.

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The original Västtrafik graphic ad that will surprise you

Anuncio Gráfico de Vasttrafik

The graphic ad of Västtrafik is a poster that folds over itself to give you an alternative vision to what you are seeing.

Not everything is lost in the world of advertising and graphic design. There is hope after seeing the original graphic advertisement of Västtrafik, the public transport of Gothenburg (Sweden).

In the middle of the era of audiovisual communication, the great ads made on paper have been giving way to ephemeral campaigns cut by the same pattern.
It is the price to pay, the tyranny of social networks and the immediate. Few remember when graphic advertisements were made that played with space to surprise the consumer. That’s why we’ve loved Västtrafik’s latest advertising campaign.

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The spectacular cover of Time magazine made with Drones

This is how the spectacular cover of Time magazine made with Drones was created.

The covers of Time magazine do not leave anyone indifferent. They mix criticism and news, vindicating journalism as a tool for analysis. The White House merged with the Kremlin or Donald Trump screaming with his hair on fire. A man pricking heroin or the image of the decaying American flag. The covers of Time magazine are pure art.

One more sample is the cover recreated with 958 Drones. For this they collaborated with the Intel “Drone Light Show” team, the same ones who created the opening ceremony of the Pyongyang Winter Olympics and participated in the SuperBowl show of 2017.

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“The Dissolving Poster”, the poster that kills the larvae of mosquitoes

The NGO Habitat for Humanity has created “The Dissolving Poster” a poster that kills the larvae of mosquitoes in Brazil.

We love when creativity and innovation help overcome endemic problems. This is the case of the NGO Habitat for Humanity that make this action in Brazil to fight against the diseases produced by the mosquitoes. “The Dissolving Poster” helps in the fight against Zika or Dengue in the worst fabelas of Brazil.

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Great Females Graphic Designers: April Greiman

Great Female Graphic Designers: April Greiman

We review the history of April Greiman, a pioneer of computer graphic design in the late 70s.

In the telling advertising agency we are passionate about knowing the history of the great female graphic designers of history. They are personalities that greatly influenced the vision we have today of advertising. Artists such as Susan Kare, Paula Scher or Deborah Sussman have contributed to the world of graphic design starting from a time when women were a minority. Many were contemporaries and had collaborated with big names in the industry such as Paul Rand, Walter Landor or Chermayeff.

Today we are going to review the life of April Greiman, pioneer American designer of Graphic Design by computer at the end of the 70s.

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Great Female Graphic Designers of History

Great Female Graphic Designers of History

A guide of the great female graphic designers of our time: their stories, works and designs.

In Telling, advertising agency we like to remember and honor the great artists of our profession. We have analyzed the history of the great graphic designers of history, as well as great typographers such as Adrian Frutiger or animators such as Hayao Miyazaki.

But … what about women? All these personalities come from a time when male domination was palpable at all levels. An era where graphic designers did better than men but did not even have the space evenly distributed. The men had large offices with windows and they had to work in cubicles.

In the Telling advertising agency we have started a series of reports about the great graphic designers of history. We will meet Susan Kare, Deborah Sussman, Paula Scher, April Greiman and many more that we will update with the passage of time. A tribute to women who marked a before and after in the world of graphic design, advertising and marketing. Then we leave the links to know all the stories of the great graphic designers.

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“Songwriters Fonts”, fonts based on the calligraphy of famous artists

Songwriters Fonts

Songwriters Fonts, fonts based on the calligraphy of famous artists like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie or John Lennon.

We’ve loved this project entitled “Songwriters Fonts”, fonts based on the calligraphy of famous artists. Made by French designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens, the fonts can be downloaded from their website.

They have made a meticulous process analyzing hundreds of handwritten notes of the most famous artists to develop a similar typeface. At the moment there are fonts with the calligraphy of Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lenon, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg.

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The best Free Photo Stock sites

Best Free Photo Stock Sites

A list with the best free photo stock sites where to find images and illustrations for your projects.

In an age where content is king, using a good image can make the difference between whether they notice you or not. A good image captures the attention and interest of the user and considerably increases the number of visits and their viral effect on social networks. 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual and is processed 60,000 times faster than the text.

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