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Critics question Amazon's sustainability amidst Bezos Earth Fund launch

Earlier this week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos vowed to mitigate the impact of climate change by establishing the Bezos Earth Fund. He’s committed $10 billion to start the fund, making it one of the largest charitable pledges to date. The fund has earmarked delivery of grants for this summer to various activists, nonprofits and scientists who strive for better stewardship of Earth. However, critics of the company, such as Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ) and Greenpeace, nonetheless warn tha...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Design, Earth, Greenpeace, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Elizabeth Jardim, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice AECJ, AECJ, Greenpeace Greenpeace USA

Meet VOIXATCH, a smartwatch for an alternate world where watches and earphones are one product

It might sound a little dumb now that I’m saying it in 2020 but we may have been duped. Companies have, for too long, made us buy unnecessary products that just about do the same thing but in slightly different ways. Think about it. Your phone, watch, and earbuds all give you notifications (albeit in different ways). They also all let you access your voice assistant, and pretty much most of your data like your calendar, phone book, or other services. Why then, do we need separate devices that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Design, Technology, Smartwatch, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Watch, Watches, Google Voice, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Voixatch

This “Bracelet of Silence” actively blocks Alexa and Siri from hearing your conversations

The dilemma with phones and smart-speakers are that they undermine the privacy of not just their owners, but everyone around them. Maybe you have a friend who loves talking about their cat, and that’s perfectly fine… until YOU begin getting ads for cat-food on your Instagram.Students at the University of Chicago developed a unique, wrist-worn bracelet that can remotely scramble all sorts of microphones in a working radius of a few feet. Just wear “The Bracelet of Silence” and switch it on when...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Privacy, Safety, Siri, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Product Design, Jammer, Alexa Siri, Huiying Li, Pedro Lopes, Scott Urban, Yuxin Chen, Zhijing Li

How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

This article has been contributed by Diana Adjadj. Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? It’s getting very crowded out there. According to the latest figures by Statista, there are almost 60 million independent workers in the U.S. alone. This is impressive considering that the gig economy was virtually non-existent just a decade ago. Now, the number of freelancers is projected to reach more than 90 million in less than a decade. On top of that, the annual increase in th...
Tags: Google, Business, Design, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Jeff Bezos, Freelance, Branding, Lakers, Guest Articles, Bryant, Rachel, Adam

Should You Use YouTube Pre-Roll Advertising?

This article has been contributed by Seth Winterer. In the evolving world of digital marketing, video advertising is the trend for 2020. Marketers are including video in their content marketing strategies at an increasing rate. I’m hear to tell you whether businesses should shift budgets to YouTube pre-roll advertising. But what exactly are YouTube pre-roll ads? And, why is this ad type essential to modern marketing strategies? What Are Pre-Roll Ads? Odds are, even if you aren’t completely sur...
Tags: Google, Video, Design, Youtube, Advertising, Guest Articles, CPV, Blogging & Content Marketing, Seth Winterer, YouTube Pre Roll Success Each, YouTube Advertising Formats Targeting, Computers Electronics, Topics YouTube

8 Creative Ways To Improve Your SEO (Search Rankings)

This article has been contributed by Adam Petty. It’s 2020. The online world is bigger than ever. With so much information out there it can be hard for your customers to find you, let alone spend their precious time engaging with your content. The top result on Google has a 33% chance of getting clicked. The second? A mere 15% and it only gets worse as your page ranking falls. It is for this reason that companies invest heavily on improving their SEO, competing for the top page rankings on Googl...
Tags: Google, Design, Wordpress, Seo, Content Marketing, Guest Articles, Google Search Console, Guest Article, Web Design & UX, Blogging & Content Marketing, Adam Petty

Discover the Artist Who Mentored Edward Hopper & Inspired “Nighthawks”

Every good teacher must be prepared for the students who surpass them. Such was the case with Martin Lewis, Edward Hopper's onetime teacher, an Australian-born printmaker who left rural Victoria at age 15 and traveled the world before settling in New York City in 1900 to make his fame and fortune. By the 1910s, Lewis had become a commercially successful illustrator, well-known for his etching skill. It was then that he took on Hopper as an apprentice. “Hopper asked that he might study alongside...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Edgar Degas, Victoria, Hopper, Edward Hopper, Martin Lewis, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Pae, Messy Nessy, Ashcan School

Stephanie Yung of Smart Design Predicts the Most Promising Future Design Trends in Health & Wellness

For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth interviews with some of our 2020 jury captains to get in a glimpse into their creative minds and to hear more about what they'll be looking for in this year's awards submissions. Stephanie Yung is Design Director at Smart Design in New York City, a leading company in the product development space. Yung's design experience over the years expands across industries far and wide, but she has dedicated a particular, passionate focus ove...
Tags: Google, Design, New York City, Healthcare, Cvs, Me, Core77 Design Awards, Jr, OXO, Yung, Google health, Health Wellness, Stephanie Yung, Erica Chidi CohenCEO LOOMErica Chidi Cohen, Google Gina, Clay WiedemannHead

The End Of Music Snobbery

The much-discussed “death of the snob” in the internet era explains part of the shift on display. Even though some High Fidelity–style shops catering to vinyl collectors have survived the extinction of big-box retailers, streaming and downloads have chipped away at the super-listener’s pretexts for arrogance: special knowledge (entire discographies are now explorable with a click), special access (few B sides can hide from Google), and curatorial chops (algorithms can DJ your life). – Th...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, 03.20

Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley

Old Book Illustrations: An Online Database Lets You Download Thousands of Illustrations from the 19th & 20th Centuries

The Golden Age of Illustration is typically dated between 1880 and the early decades of the 20th century. This was “a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration,” writes Artcyclopedia; the time of artists like John Tenniel, Beatrix Potter (below), Arthur Rackham, and Aubrey Beardsley. Some of the most prominent illustrators, such as Beardsley and Harry Clarke (see one of his Poe illustrations above), also became internationally known artists in the Art Nouveau, Arts an...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Poe, Harry Clarke, Facebook Twitter, Tarkovsky, Jules Verne, Josh Jones, Kottke, Aubrey Beardsley, Gustave Doré, Beardsley, John Tenniel

The Biodiversity Heritage Library Makes 150,000 High-Res Illustrations of the Natural World Free to Download

You may have heard of "plant blindness," a condition defined about 20 years ago that has started to get more press in recent years. As its name suggests, it refers to an inability to identify or even notice the many plant species around us in our everyday lives. Some have connected it to a potentially more widespread affliction they call "nature deficit disorder," which is also just what it sounds like: a set of impairments brought on by insufficient exposure to the natural world. One might als...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, London, College, US, Bbc, Nature, United States, Archives, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Henry David Thoreau, Flora, BHL, Joseph Wolf

Jules Verne’s Most Famous Books Were Part of a 54-Volume Masterpiece, Featuring 4,000 Illustrations: See Them Online

Not many readers of the 21st century seek out the work of popular writers of the 19th century, but when they do, they often seek out the work of Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days: fair to say that we all know the titles of these fantastical French tales from the 1860s and 70s, and more than a few of us have actually read them. But how many of us know that they all belong to a single series, the 54-volume Voyag...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, France, Earth, Paris, Sci Fi, Evans, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Hans, Rick Wakeman, Colin Marshall, Verne

Motion Design for the Comprehensive Pixel 4 Visual System

Motion Design for the Comprehensive Pixel 4 Visual System abduzeedoFeb 07, 2020 I own an iPhone 11 Pro and the Pixel 4 XL and I have to say. Pause here, the Pixel 4 is much nicer from the industrial design point of view than the iPhone. I am talking about just the way that it feels when holding. There's something about the black rails, the pop of color of the white one and the simplicity that makes it especial. Before you ask me, I hate the chins and wish it ...
Tags: Google, Design, Pixel, Daniel Rodrigues, Comprehensive Pixel, Buck co Animator, Daniel Rodrigues Full

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: Download & Color Hundreds of Free Images

There are many roads to wellness. Meditation, yoga, exercise, and healthy diet are all effective therapies for bringing down stress levels. But we shouldn’t discount an activity we once used to while hours away as children, and that adults by the millions have taken to in recent years. Coloring takes us out of ourselves, say experts like Doctor of Psychiatry Scott M. Bea, “it's very much like a meditative exercise.” It relaxes our brain by focusing our attention and pushing distracting and dist...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Museums, Libraries, Smithsonian, Tokyo, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of Barcelona, Katherine Wu, Durham NC Follow, Trinity Hall Cambridge, Met New York Public Library Smithsonian, Chester Nimitz, Pritzker Military Museum

How to Level Up as A Designer: Interview with Jacob Cass

I had the pleasure of speaking with fellow Aussie, Frank on his G’day Design Life podcast called Two Red Chairs, on how to level up as a designer. Here is Frank’s summary of our chat: “We talk about Jacob’s origin story, having left uni to work with brands like Disney and Nintendo once landing in NYC. We also cover how he came to re-brand a tiny city you’ve probably never heard of… ummm the city of SAN FRANCISCO! ⁣ But what we dive into in the second half of the show is the long-term success h...
Tags: Google, Freelancing, Design, Interview, Disney, San Francisco, Personal, Nintendo, Graphic Design, Freelance, Frank, Jacob, Jacob Cass, Gday Design Life YouTube

The Most Complete Collection of Salvador Dalí’s Paintings Published in a Beautiful New Book by Taschen: Includes Never-Seen-Before Works

Salvador Dali was that rare avant-garde artist whose work earned the respect of nearly everyone, even those who hated him personally. George Orwell called Dali a “disgusting human being,” but added “Dali is a draughtsman of very exceptional gifts…. He has fifty times more talent than most of the people who would denounce his morals and jeer at his paintings.” Walt Disney was very keen to work with Dali. And Dali’s own personal hero and intellectual father figure, Sigmund Freud—no lover of moder...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, George Orwell, Salvador Dalí, Orwell, Sigmund Freud, Walt Disney, Napoleon, Freud, Facebook Twitter, Dali, Tampa Florida, Taschen, Durham NC Follow

The Met Puts 650+ Japanese Illustrated Books Online: Marvel at Hokusai’s One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji and More

There are certain Japanese woodblock prints many of us can picture in our minds: Hokusai Katsushika's The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Utagawa Hiroshige's Sudden Shower over Shin-?hashi bridge and Atake, Kitagawa Utamaro's Three Beauties of the Present Day. Even when we find vast archives of such works, known as ukiyo-e or "pictures of the floating world," we tend to appreciate the works themselves one piece at a time; we imagine them on walls, not in books. But it was in books that much of the wor...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Tokyo, Archives, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Arthur, Carpenter, Shin, Mount Fuji, Edo, Yoshiwara, Hokusai

YouTube Earned More Than $15 Billion From Ads Last Year

For the first time, Google and its corporate parent, Alphabet, broke out from overall revenue reports the income from its video platform — and that income is enormous. What’s more, YouTube ad revenues have almost doubled over just the past two years, and the platform is bringing in another $3 billion annually from its 20 million paid subscribers. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Google, Art, Media, 02.03.20

Radical Women: Stream the Getty’s Podcast That Features Six Major 20th-Century Artists, All Female

Only recently has “actor” become an acceptable gender-neutral term for performers of stage and screen. Prior to that, we had “actor” and “actress,” and while there may have been some problematic assumptions concerning the type of woman who might be drawn to the profession, there was arguably linguistic parity between the two words. Not so for artists. In the not-so-distant past, female artists invariably found themselves referred to as “female artists.” Not great, when male artists were referr...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Podcasts, College, Life, History, Yoko Ono, Museums, New York Times, Getty, Annie, Whitney, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, East Harlem

Berlin artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

Google Maps diverts road users after mistaking cartload of phones for huge traffic clusterA Berlin-based artist managed to create a traffic jam on one of the main bridges across the Spree with nothing but a handcart and 99 second-hand phones. But one other thing was unusual about the jam: it only existed on Google Maps.Simon Weckert’s artwork Google Maps Hacks involved the artist pulling a small red cart at walking pace down some of the main thoroughfares of Berlin. The 99 phones in the cart, al...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Technology, Germany, Berlin, Video Art, World news, Culture, Art and design, Gps, Google Maps, Alphabet, Simon Weckert

Launch with a Bang: 17 Tips for Successfully Launching a New Business Website

This article was contributed by Smash Digital. In today’s day and age, a website is not just an additional marketing tool, let alone a glorified brochure. It is an essential branding and marketing tool that should be exploited to its full potential to get the maximum benefits.  Launching a new website is far from easy, and if you don’t do it properly, it may end up lost among approximately 1.94 billion websites that are currently active. Other risks that go with launching a website inc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Design, Cms, Reddit, WordPress Squarespace, Google Forms, Google Adwords Keyword Tool, Web Design & UX, Travis Jamison, Smash Digital, Speaking of the Company Logo, Hunt Betali

Google’s Envelope is a printable cover designed to promote your digital well-being!

It’s sad to say, but the truth is that we spend the majority of our time on our phones. We’re always connected to the internet, and the digital way of life is our only way of life. However, Google started a digital wellbeing initiative in an attempt to reduce the time we spend on our smart devices, and to be honest they’re pretty cool ideas! One of them is the Envelope cover. London-based design studio Special Projects came up with the Envelope cover, hoping we would break away from the digita...
Tags: Google, Design, Technology, London, Product Design, However Google, Special Projects, Google Digital Wellbeing, Google Envelope

Here’s proof that tech wearables can be smaller, better, and more fashionable

A great way to design useful products is to cut the fluff by removing items that aren’t completely essential to the product experience. In the Circular Smart Ring’s case, that’s practically everything you’d associate in a smart wearable. The Circular Smart Ring is a deceptively tiny smart wearable that tracks your fitness, monitors your sleep, and delivers notifications. Weighing just 4 grams, the Circular Smart Ring sits on your ring finger, with a form factor that makes it look more like a f...
Tags: Google, Deals, Wearables, Design, Technology, Shop, Product Design, Kira, Circular Smart Ring, Sleep Monitoring Circular, Body Signal

The Visionary Mystical Art of Carl Jung: See Illustrated Pages from The Red Book

Carl Jung’s Liber Novus, better known as The Red Book, has only recently come to light in a complete English translation, published by Norton in a 2009 facsimile edition and a smaller “reader’s edition” in 2012. The years since have seen several exhibitions of the book, which “could pass for a Bible rendered by a medieval monk,” writes art critic Peter Frank, “especially for the care with which Jung entered his writing as ornate Gothic script.” Jung “refused to think of himself as an ‘artist’” ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, College, Religion, Jerusalem, Sigmund Freud, Venice Biennale, Freud, Norton, Facebook Twitter, Carl Jung, Josh Jones, Jung, Abraxas, Romain Rolland

Island Smiles Dental Care Branding Process & Interview

Just Creative was interviewed on the Logo Inspirations Instagram channel, discussing the logo design & branding process for Island Smiles, a dentist in Maui, Hawaii. Project Overview Island Smiles (formally Hyland Dental Care) came to JUST Creative in need of rebrand. After purchasing the dental practice from Mr Hyland, they needed a new strategy, name, tagline & brand identity to reflect the new management. How did the client find you? The client found my website and portfolio through Goo...
Tags: Google, Design, Hawaii, Branding, Logo Design, Maui, Maui Hawaii, Jacob, Hyland, Logo Inspirations Instagram, Maui Hawaii Project Overview Island Smiles, Hyland Dental Care

A digital-analog hybrid highlighter that saves time, effort and paper!

What is the biggest struggle when you are living in the digital era 2020 but still have analog mediums like books and charts? You have to highlight and then manually type it all into a doc so you can print those selected notes. It’s not only a giant waste of paper, but it is also a giant waste of your time – and as students, we will never have enough. What we need is a stylus and a highlighter to have a kid…and they did, he’s called Hyler and he’s here to solve your productivity problems.Hyler...
Tags: Google, Books, Tools, Design, Technology, Office, Everyday Carry, Stationery, Pen, Product Design, Highlighter, Edc, Stationary, Digital Pen, EveryDayCarry, Hyler

10 essential new skills you can start learning today

These 10 skills training bundles will have you mastering a new talent.Subjects range from music producing and graphic design to electrical engineering and stock trading.Each skill training bundle is currently at least 95% off. New year, new you. Too often, we get to the end of another 12 months and realize that maybe we didn’t accomplish as much as we’d have liked over the past 365 days. Well, there’s a simple way to set yourself up for a happy appraisal once 2020 is finished—jump in and start ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Music, Science, Design, Movies, Entertainment, Success, Culture, Engineering, Innovation, Personal Growth, Amazon EBay, Noiselab

China’s 8,000 Terracotta Warriors: An Animated & Interactive Introduction to a Great Archaeological Discovery

Unless you're a Chinese history buff, the name of Qin Shi Huang may not immediately ring a bell. But perhaps his accomplishments will sound familiar. "He conquered the warring states that surrounded him, creating the first unified Chinese empire" — making him the very first emperor of China — "and enacted a number of measures to centralize his administration and bolster infrastructure," writes's Brigit Katz. "In addition to standardizing weights, measures and the written ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, China, History, Bbc, Harvard, North America, Seoul, Rodin, Facebook Twitter, Chen, Michelangelo, Qin, Qin Shi Huang, Campisi

Watch Marcel Duchamp’s Hypnotic Rotoreliefs: Spinning Discs Creating Optical Illusions on a Turntable (1935)

In the Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom, we are told that each one of us must strive to reach the blessed state of Bodhisattva, knowing full well that Bodhisattva is a nonentity, an empty name. That is what Duchamp calls the beauty of indifference—in other words, freedom. —Octavio Paz, Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare What are we to do with Marcel Duchamp? Most of us who know the name put it in a box called modern art, with memories of Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), The Bride Strippe...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Jean Cocteau, Jasper Johns, Facebook Twitter, Duchamp, Man Ray, Carnegie Museum of Art, Hyperallergic, Marcel Duchamp, Voon, Hans Richter, Paz, Claire Voon, Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven

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