Creative Tidbits #175: summer creative inspiration is everywhere

by Fred Showker
The graphic design of ... Creative tidbits - a column in DTG Magazine Are we having fun yet? I ran across some of these just accidentally on the web, which goes to show: creative inspiration can turn up in some unusual places. Take a drive, have lunch -- I guarantee you'll see something inspiring. Follow along with our June Creative Tidbits with these and other creative starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
[+] 10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers
[+] Meet an Artist: James Williams, multimedia artist of Greensboro
[+] Zimbabwe: Meaning of Colour in Graphic Design (opinion)
[+] Graphic design student uses Lego to reinvent resume
[+] Why Graphic Design Is A Booming Career
[+] Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology
... and more !

Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

The first piece of known typewriter art was a "drawing" of a butterfly by Flora F. F. Stacey in 1898; since then, artists, designers, poets, and writers have used this rigorous medium to produce an astounding range of creative work.
      This beautiful book brings together some of the best examples by typewriter artists around the world. As well as key historical work from the Bauhaus, H. N. Werkman, and the concrete poets, there is art by contemporary practitioners, both typewriter artists who use the keyboard as a "palette" to create artworks, and artists/typographers using the form as a compositional device.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology
2014 ... related image Here's a better look
GO Here's another article on www.slate.com

10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

John Clifford the author of Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, writes :
      Many people know the names of influential architects, artists, and fashion designers; far fewer know the names of graphic designers. It’s strange to me, since graphic designers create so much of our everyday world. And it’s not only civilians with a general interest in design who lack that knowledge. I have also encountered many design professionals and students who don’t know Herbert Bayer from Herbert Matter. I wanted to change that.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : FAST Co.Design
2014 ... related image Here's another angle

Meet an Artist: James Williams, multimedia artist of Greensboro

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

James Williams attended Ferrum College to play football.He planned to study environmental science there. But before his graduation, the Winston-Salem native would turn his attention to his first love: art.
      The summer of his sophomore year in college, he taught art classes at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in downtown Winston-Salem. That experience revealed an interest in teaching.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : www.news-record.com

Graphic design student uses Lego to reinvent resume

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

Graphic designer Leah Bowman gained a new job and viral status after she used Lego in order to create a new resume.Leah combined her creative imagination and her love of Lego in order to show off her skills to a potential employer after she was asked to come up with 'a persuasive advertisement.'
      The student combined her creative imagination and life long love for Lego in order to show off her skills and reinvent her run of the mill resume.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : www.purplerevolver.com
2014 ... related image NOW THIS is creative inspiration!

Zimbabwe: Meaning of Colour in Graphic Design (opinion)

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

One of the most important communication tools easily picked out by the human eye is colour. Colour is a part of every society and therefore influences cultural, social, political and religious facets of every part of the world.
      Graphic design, like any other form of art, reflects society and its colour usage is tied to how its targeted audience interprets meaning. Colour meaning is well grounded in theories.Wassily Kandinsky, a prominent post-modernism abstract painter renowned as a pioneer art theorist, attached several meanings to various colour themes that are still relevant today.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : Knowledge Mushohwe, AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa
2014 ... related image Here's the full, glorious painting, very large

Why Graphic Design Is A Booming Career

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

According to an article posted on Ground Report titled "Why Should You Become A Graphic Designer?" graphic design is a great field for artists. By earning a degree in graphic design, artists open themselves up to a variety of different careers. Graphic design is used by almost every business for marketing or advertising, and the demand for these digital artists is very high. The article says graphic design could also be used in other fields and has a bright future
      The article recommends a few industries in which graphic designers flourish. The industries are architecture, engineering, film, video games, and the auto industry. These industries all require graphic designers to make their products. Architecture and engineering needs graphic designers to make models and demonstrations of future buildings and structures. The film and video game industries need graphic design for visuals in movies and games. Car manufacturers need graphic designers to design new cars and variety of other things.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : groundreport.com
2014 ... related image Here's another angle in this category : REAL 3D CADD

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Fred Showker

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