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I am inspired by designers from all around the world. These posts are a tribute to those artisans who create tangible and intangible objects, products, processes, graphics, services and experiences. Designers are adept at simplifying complexity so that those who experience the result do not feel so overwhelmed when facing the complexity all around us.
A Visual History of Graphic Design by Jens Müller and Julius Wiedemann, published by Taschen (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) Graphic design has been historically intertwined with developments in technology, politics, and media at large. This is the basic premise of the new book A Visual History of Graphic Design, which takes a broad view … Continue reading How the Evolution of Graphic Design Lines Up with Historical Events
Cave paintings, thinks Milton Glaser, are the earliest posters. “Those images create reactions today with the same potency they must have had when they were made. It’s extraordinary that this form of communication has existed all through history.” The celebrated US graphic designer – whose work includes the I Heart NY design – has created … Continue reading I Heart Posters: the graphic design of Milton Glaser – in pictures
The most significant hurdle when running a photography business is booking more clients. If you feel like you’re in a “booking rut,” here are a few ways to help spread your brand awareness and book more photo clients. One of the worst things any business owner can do is put all of their eggs … Continue reading 3 Ways to Book More Photography Clients
Credit: George Hodan/public domain As an undergraduate student at York University, Joel Lopata was studying film production and jazz performance when a discrepancy became apparent. "I noticed students in the jazz program were really developing a language of creative engagement, whereas in the film program, we weren't having the same education. It was a lot … Continue reading Study shows creativity is state of mind that can be trained
Courtesy of Gucci Situated near the historical HQ of the Italian fashion house in Casellina just outside of Florence, and quietly active since the beginning of 2018, today Gucci has officially unveiled ArtLab, a 37,000-square-metre hub of creativity, craftsmanship and sustainable innovation. Staffed by a workforce of 800 people, the ArtLab will be the … Continue reading Gucci Opens A Centre Of Creativity, Craftsmanship & Sustainability
Every month it seems a new study comes out from an esteemed university that further proves creativity is not fixed. That it can be enhanced, emboldened, unleashed, when we put ourselves into certain conditions. And I make it my mission to bring you those studies as I run into them. Here are four more, regarding the effects of: … Continue reading More Scientific Studies Reveal How We Can Unleash Our Creativity
In this week's episode, you'll find Under Armour's most expensive campaign to date, Uniqlo's tie-up with Solange, Coca-Cola's cool new packaging, a scary reminder of how open your lives are to strangers and Ikea's entrance to the world of sound. Most Popular
Data has redefined the marketing game in the last decade. Before, marketers would pump content out to their chosen medium and judge its success based on any increase in sales. Now, they sit on top of a pile of data that can tell them exactly how their campaigns are performing. But is this ocean of … Continue reading Is a measurement culture killing creativity?
The creativity-inducing aromas of freshly opened acrylic paint linger in the air as paintbrushes swirl in a kaleidoscope of colors in effort to release built-up anxiety and stress. A nearby table is lined with everything from air-drying clay to sketchbooks waiting to be filled with the inner workings of the mind. This marks the scene … Continue reading NC State’s expressive arts therapist talks creativity, healing
Third annual event will be held Saturday Harold Bubil Real Estate Editor Emeritus @haroldbubil Good architecture has been said since the first century B.C. to be found in buildings that have commodity, firmness and delight. In other words, they are useful, strong and beautiful. Or at least they elicit some kind of emotional response. The … Continue reading Archifest to explore creativity in architecture
These tips could revolutionize your approach to new ideas. April 12, 2018 6 min read How’s this for mad science: Within the next 15 years, people could elect to have their brains “zapped” to boost creativity in the workplace or classroom. The process -- based on functional MRI studies -- is headed up by Adam … Continue reading 5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity
Every product manager’s dream is to launch a product or new feature that is perfect for their customer right out of the gate. But we know this is hardly ever the case. It’s only through experience, and repeated user feedback using user experience testing, that we learn to tweak our product’s features and interface according … Continue reading Best Practices for Agile UX Testing
Earth Day is this Sunday – and while getting outside and planting a tree is probably the most popular way to celebrate, some people are handier with a glue gun than they are with a shovel. If you’re one of the former, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY projects that use recycled and … Continue reading 6 fun DIY projects to make for Earth Day