CREATIVE Tidbits : Punk, Classic, Video

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration This issue was a lot of fun to put together -- there are some really great exhibitions going on -- and history prooves just as creative as today! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* New Exhibition Explores Influence Of Punk Movement On Art And Graphic
* Iconic graphic designer Vaughan Oliver on Visceral Pleasures
* Students putting color back into drab Main Street building
* Behold, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
* Selling Design in 1942
... and more !

New Exhibition Explores Influence Of Punk Movement On Art And Graphic

Creative inspiration

Think punk, a few things may spring to mind: mohicans, the Sex Pistols, sad looking teenagers hanging around Camden market.
      Graphic design may not be one of them. But as a new book and upcoming exhibition at the Haywood Gallery show, the movement affected illustration, art and print just as much as sales of tartan trousers.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Huffington Post UK
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Selling Design in 1942

Creative inspiration

Chicago was (and still is) a hot graphic design town. Back in 1942 - and for many years before and after - 27 designers, typographers, and illustrators were gathered together in a spiral-bound book to sell their wares. The platforms may have changed somewhat in 72 years, but the methods of self-promotion and selling design are still the same.
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READ THIS REPORT Full story : Imprint
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Iconic graphic designer Vaughan Oliver on Visceral Pleasures

Creative inspiration

Iconic graphic designer Vaughan Oliver has spent more than three decades creating beautifully weird, wonderful and influential work, helping reinvent the approach to record sleeve design.
      Perhaps most famous for his designs for record label 4AD's bands such as the Pixies and Cocteau Twins, Oliver's career has also spanned work with oddball director David Lynch, and projects in fashion, film, dance and fine art.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Design Week
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Behold, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Creative inspiration

Move over Phaidon Design Classics, there's a new must-have box set in town. In this corner, weighing in with 3,300 illustrations (3,000 in color), 1,000 pages, and 500 graphic design projects - film graphics, books, magazines and newspapers, logos, album covers, posters, and more - created since the advent of mechanical reproduction -- The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, out in a DIY book-in-a-box format.
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : mediabistro.com
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Students putting color back into drab Main Street building

Creative inspiration

Students from the advertising and graphic design program at McDowell Technical Community College are painting a fall scene on the large windows of the old Heilig-Meyers building on South Main Street.
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : McDowell News


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And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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