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Adidas, BMW, Netflix and Lego are among brands whose logos have been given a Bauhaus-inspired makeover in a graphic design project by creative platform 99designs.

In celebration of the Bauhaus centenary this year, the Australian freelancer platform asked graphic designers on its books to reimagine the world's biggest brand logos.

Each design has been produced in the style of the German design school, characterized by its minimalist approach and use of primary colors.

That industry or 'cannabusiness' as it's known is itself something made up of more than vendors, with ancillary companies forming in fields such as law, search, marketing, and logistics that do not 'touch the plant', as said in the trade.

More branding opportunities for designers and studios are on the horizon then, for the many companies that are either hands-on and hands-off with the product  - and creatives don't necessarily have to be the US or Canada-based to take advantage of them, either.

Pantone has released Pantone Metallics for Graphic and Packaging Design, a collection of metallic spot colors intended for use on printed products, packaging, branding, and other collateral. The new Pantone Metallics combines the prior Premium and regular metallic publications into one robust collection and includes a new Rose Gold base ink and 53 other new colors. The full selection features 655 trend- and market-relevant metallic shades that are globally available off-the-shelf and designed to enhance projects.​

Do you know what the future of Mobile UI/UX is?

The question seems to be tough, right?

But every UX designer has a different thought process about the future of his/her work, and this process of reflection brings out an easy answer. Since evolution is open-ended, the Mobile design has been evolving since 1994. We have seen multiple versions of mobile phones and then followed by mobile apps. Here’s an excellent infographic on different thought processes by various UX designers on the future of UI/UX.


A new documentary film called Design Canada is revisiting the golden age of graphic design in Canada, relating to the ‘60s and ‘70s and the designs that have influenced the country’s designers today. This list is a glimpse at the 10 Canadian graphic designers you should know about, from the 1960s and beyond.

Allan Fleming, Hugh Syme,Esm-artificial, 

Rolf Harder, Burton Kramer, Carl Dair, 

Greg Durrell, Georges Huel, 

Marian Bantjes and Stuart Ash,  

For designers of type, creating the characters is only part of the job. Much of the hidden engineering and heavy lifting comes in fine-tuning how letters, ligatures, digits, and punctuation work together in combination—and kerning the white space between them. Many type designers have favorite words and phrases they use to assess and stress-test some of the more unusual letter sequences. Type designers describe their favorite test words, which we’ve set in one of their fonts.