Our Top 5 round-up of this week’s cool stuff for graphic designers includes the latest Mickey Mouse makeover and a geometric Superman. Please join the Google+ circle at http://gplus.to/RikHaynes for lots more design news and tips… every day!

After last week’s Google Plus update, it was the turn of YouTube to introduce larger channel art. Like the new G+ cover image, YouTube’s channel art can now be sized up to 2120 by 1192 pixels. Have you created yours yet? If so, we’d love to see it.

1. Creative Bloq showcase | Brand new look for Mickey Mouse by Paul Rudish (Powerpuff Girls)

Mickey Mouse makeover in Solopress design blog

What do you make of this new look for Disney’s classic cartoon character?

2. Creative Bloq tips | Logo design – 5 questions to ask about the brand

KFC logo in Solopress design guide

Get to properly know the company or product before you start designing their logo.

3. Designspiration showcase | Geometric Superman illustration by Eric Dufresne

Geometric Superman in Solopress design blog

Canadian artist Eric Dufresne has created a series of these gorgeous geometric DC Comics superheroes.

4. Design Week showcase | M&C Saatchi works with Big Issue vendors on new campaign

Saatchi Big Issue campaign in Solopress design blog

M&C Saatchi use 19th century letterpress machines in latest advertising campaign.

5. The Guardian news | Mad Men has a new hire

Mad Men advert in Solopress design blog

The producers of the hit TV show track down a 75-year-old ad man from Essex.

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Author: Rik Haynes

Are you passionate about graphic design? My Google+ page at https://google.com/+RikHaynes is updated daily with the latest design news, free tutorials and inspirational work from the world's best web and print designers.

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