CREATIVE Tidbits : something old, something new

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration Looking back ... then looking forward - for creative spirits, ideas and inspiration can be found anywhere. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* The Batman '66 Project: A Graphic Design Love Letter
* 10 Illustrations From The Dawn Of Graphic Design
* Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts
* Art in Miniature
* Flying colours
... and more !

Flying colours

Creative inspiration

As a graphic designer who spends much of her working day experimenting with colour, Analiese Cairis thinks of shade and contrast in a very different way to most people.
      Rather than considering colour a simple part of everyday life, she knows how to break it down, mix it up and draw the most from its unique qualities.
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Art in Miniature

Creative inspiration

Hat-trick's Jim Sutherland says the motivation for the Art in Miniature show was both to make sure that more graphic design was included in the London Design Festival and also to celebrate the Royal Mail's stamp design programme which, he says, is "not celebrated enough".
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The Batman '66 Project: A Graphic Design Love Letter To The Campy Caped

Creative inspiration

There are some facts that you can't get around: Kirk is the best Captain of the Enterprise, Road House is a masterpiece of American cinema, and the best Batman is Adam West Batman.
      Sorry Christian Bale, Kevin Conroy, those old guys in the serials, Diedrich Bader and the Holy Bat-Trinity of Keaton, Kilmer and Clooney; but you can't argue with facts.
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10 Illustrations From The Dawn Of Graphic Design

Creative inspiration

In August of 1922, William Addison Dwiggins, a book designer and the designer of Caledonia (a font you'll likely find on the computer you're using to read this), published an op-ed in The Boston Evening Herald.
      In his essay, "A New Kind of Printing Calls for New Design", Dwiggins proposed a new name for the commercial art that he and his contemporaries were doing: 'graphic design.' (Careful this site is somewhat confusing, and has lots of shrouded trap links)
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Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts

Assembling a series of essays from various writers co-editors Steven Allen and Laura Hubner put forth the argument that movies are a visual art like painting, graphic design and photography.
      The introduction for Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts published by Intellect Books states, "This book charts the intricate and diverse intersections between cinema and the visual arts and considers the cinematic experience as a discourse with adjacent art forms and graphic designs."
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And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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