Creative Update #183: Legos, Optical Illusions, Kellogg Gallery, client feedback and more

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative Update

The graphic design of ... Creative tidbits - a column in DTG Magazine Getting ready to wrap up the year opens the slow season. However creativity for designers, illustrators, painters, photographers, typographers and anyone involved in the creative processes, or visual communications will not slow down. The need for creative inspiration goes on .... in this edition :

  • Polk State Was a Beginning, and Without It, I Wouldn’t Be Where I am Today
  • 5 Easy Ways To Create A Brilliant Background For Your LinkedIn Profile
  • This Graphic Translates Web Design Feedback into Plain English
  • LEGO BRICK: pinhole camera snaps tiny thumbnail-sized 'photos'
  • I am the Jackie Robinson of Hip Hop Graphic Design!
  • How optical illusions trick your brain
  • Art Department Faculty Work Featured at the Kellogg Gallery
  • Cincinnati Design Awards honors wide range of local projects
  • ... and more!

The pinhole camera made from a single LEGO BRICK: Device snaps tiny thumbnail-sized 'photos'

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A student has created a tiny working camera out of a Lego brick. Graphic design student Ryan Howerter, 21, made a fully functional pinhole camera, which creates tiny photographic prints, housed in the space of the small toy block.
      The Lego fan's tiny camera takes minuscule black and white photographs measuring 0.16 square inches (one square centimetre square).
creative visual inspiration Full story : www.dailymail.co.uk
Creative Business Here we see the Lego Pinhole Camera in reference to a Lego man

This Graphic Translates Web Design Feedback into Plain English

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We've all heard stories of people who look at a website mockup and say something like "It needs more pop!" or "Make it sleeker," without being specific about what they're looking for. It can be a pain, but this tongue-firmly-in-cheek graphic translates those phrases to language you can actually use.
      If you're a designer, or have worked on a redesign project as a developer, tester, or even project manager, you've probably heard the empty, "gut" feedback from the people in charge about how they want a design to make them feel as opposed to what it should look like. It can be frustrating to be sure, and you'll catch that in the graphic below, but it does actually offer some suggestions and guidance to help you build a design they may be looking for.
CAUTION Beware, this site is full of stalker links and screen spam ...
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Creative Business Full Size infographic here
creative visual inspiration You can visit the web page at : lifehacker.com

Polk State Was a Beginning, and Without It, I Wouldn’t Be Where I am Today

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In the 50-year history of Polk State College, there are thousands of stories of alumni who have achieved success in the health sciences or public safety or business.
      More rare are stories like that of Sam Romero, who from Polk went on to study at one of the country’s most elite arts institutions and now works as the head of graphic design at Florida Southern College.
creative visual inspiration Full story : Sam Romero -- www.polk.edu
Creative Business Click here for the full size photo

I am the Jackie Robinson of Hip Hop Graphic Design!

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Brad Puet is a street and documentary photographer based in Seattle. He writes :
      It was 1987. I had just gotten off work and walked across the Kitsap Mall to Sam Goody to look for this album. I heard that it had just got out and I wanted to be the first of my friends to have it. I walked in with money in hand and asked the sales person, "Ya'll got the new Eric B. and Rakim "Paid in Full" out yet?" The sales person didn't say a word and just led me down to the small section of "Rap" they had in the store.
CAUTION Careful, the Huffington Post is known for pop-up spam, screen and other predator links
creative visual inspiration Full story : huffingtonpost.com
Creative Business Click here for: another good example

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