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Photography and Licensing: Q&A with Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley

Photography and Licensing: Q&A with Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley

Since 2004, Flickr has been a proud supporter of Creative Commons, a licensing system that gives photographers and creators the ability to share and distribute their works on conditions of their choice. Today, people can find hundreds of millions of public images released under Creative Commons licenses on our site;...
Mobile app update: stats on the go.

Mobile app update: stats on the go.

Stats have long been an important feature for the Flickr community. Going beyond the social aspect of photo sharing with mere faves and comments, Flickr stats provide valuable insight about your photos’ performance, views, and popularity. Whether you use stats to understand which of your photos are well-received to improve...
Ready, set, submit! Your Best Shot 2018 starts now.

Ready, set, submit! Your Best Shot 2018 starts now.

It’s finally here, what you’ve been waiting for all year: Your Best Shot 2018! We’re now accepting submissions (through January 7, 2019) to the Your Best Shot 2018 Group. Keep in mind, you may only submit one photo that was uploaded in 2018, so take your time to find your...
Marked with thought #2

Marked with thought #2

The challenge for Base Design was how to turn corporate elevator company, Mitsulift, into a relevant, contemporary brand. While the logo does a great job of capturing the idea, the real strength is in the broader identity. Australian Design Radio was given a clever, Australia-shaped mark by Christopher Doyle &...
The Commons: The Past Is 100% Part of Our Future

The Commons: The Past Is 100% Part of Our Future

On November 1, 2018, we announced how we’d begin bringing Flickr back to its roots: an active, photo-sharing community. This meant upgrading our Pro accounts and changing Free accounts to encourage photographers to use Flickr again for interaction and inspiration and not just for backup storage. A big part of...

Comment on A collection of identity style guides from around the world by Steven Skaggs

Love this set of resources. I’m a prof at U of Louisville (No. 71 above). Rather embarrassing that a sports marketing firm designed our visual standards and simply used the sports mascot (a toothed bird) for the entire university. Without the sports mascot emblem, there is little unique, memorable or...

Comment on Volvo logo background by AL

I love the symbol. I’m a woman and a Volvo owner. Seems to me too many folks look are just dying to be offended these days.Powered by WPeMatico
The World Symbol Festival, 1994

The World Symbol Festival, 1994

Leading designers from around the world submitted their strongest work for display in a variety of venues, and a number of designers gave talks about their work and the future of logo and identity design. While there’s not much detail of the event online, the Logo World book was published...

Part 2: Print-Ready Checklist for Binders

Part 2: Print-Ready Checklist for Binders Go To Part 1: Important Binder Tips Thanks for Downloading! We put decades of design and print expertise into this cheat sheet. Help us make it better by answering our one-minute survey and get 10% off your first order. Your binder design is finished—now...
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