Boost Your Creativity at The Bold Italic’s The Sum Conference, Thurs., Nov. 6 – Fri., Nov. 7

The Sum Creative Conference

If you’re in a creative drought and looking to find inspiration, check out The Bold Italic’s The Sum in San Francisco, the publication’s first design conference. The conference, held at the SF Jazz building, starts Thursday, Nov. 6 (tomorrow!) at 8:00 a.m. and ends Friday, Nov. 7 at 5:00 p.m.

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Jen in Kern and Burn’s Book and AIGA Panel “Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs”

The "Kern and Burn: Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs" book

An initial step toward launching your own creative endeavor is to learn from the triumphs and blunders of accomplished innovators. Kern and Burn, an online and print publication by Tim Hoover and Jessica Karlet Heltzel, focuses on this aspect. Their book, Kern and Burn: Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs, taps into the perspectives of 30 designers who evolved their passions into …

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Meet Bjoern Altmann, Illustrator and Designer! Speaking of Design

A piece created by Bjoern for a London office.

From tasty cupcake toppers to handy handsets, Bjoern Altmann’s playful, illustrated designs find their way onto more than just paper. Originally from Germany but now a London dweller, Bjoern has worked on a slew of projects that caught our eye—which is why we were thrilled to have him onboard to illustrate our custom Fresh Out Of Pad for Anthropologie. Follow …

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Meet Hat-trick Design! The Design Minds behind “Phobophobia”

Meet the founders of Hat-trick Design: Jim Sutherland (left) and Gareth Howat (right). (Photo courtesy of Hat-trick.)

In spring 2011, designers Jim Sutherland and Gareth Howat gaped at the city of Cape Town from a helicopter tens of thousands of feet above South Africa’s mountainous coastline. The Hat-trick Design duo was in town for the annual Design Indaba Conference, and traveled from their UK studio to participate as speakers. During that helo ride, they met a fellow …

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