Creative Tidbits #206: political logos, fonts, pen & ink, creative blocks and more

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Don't you just love election years? With Facebook becoming the public bully-pulpit for Kooks, jerks, brains, hucksters, criminals and even legitimate politicians you can find more interesting takes on art ever -- some good, and some will be bad but they'll all be fun. And, along with that comes the traditional discussion of various logos. The web is now full of logo designers, in fact you can't hardly turn a page without hitting two or three! Anyway, this is my surf for creative stuff over the past couple of weeks and it's a trilogy. Watch for the other two parts next week!

  • Students create logos for an upcoming international event
  • Logo design: how to stop Twitter hating your new logo
  • RI Artscape: Reading The Presidential Campaign Logos
  • Iordanis Passas offers the Baston display font
  • Six Foot Giraffe is where I keep my things.
  • 6 (More) Tips to Get Past a Creative Block

RI Artscape: Reading The Presidential Campaign Logos

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Benjamin Shaykin, a Providence-based educator and graphic designer. Shaykin also serves as a critic for the Rhode Island School of Design, and he performs that function for Rhode Island Public Radio, to help analyze the presidential campaign logos
      RIPR's Chuck Hinman talks with Ben Shaykin about the 2016 presidential campaign logos.
Here's the Full Story Full story : WRNI-FM
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Iordanis Passas offers the Baston display font

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Iordanis Passas is a graphic designer based in Athens, Greece, is a roughed up font perfct for heads, but not text!
      Available in uppercase, number and symbol, this font also conslude latin and greek characters. This font is really suitable for your graphic design, advertisement flyerss, banners, t-shirts, posters and where you need a "distressed look!
Download Baston display : Baston OTF (OpenType Font) File Size: 107 KB
Here's the Full Story Full story : Iordanis Passas
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Six Foot Giraffe is where I keep my things.

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Kyle Smith, started this blog of sorts in 2007 and continues to keep up with it regularly. It’s a collection of thoughts, ideas, design, illustration and writing. There is a lot of wonderful visual creations here, and you'll want to spend some time!
      By day, Kyle works as a Los Angeles based freelance designer & illustrator, creating art for some of the world’s most recognized brands.
GO Pen & Ink Sample 1
GO Pen & Ink Sample 2
Here's the Full Story Full story : Kyle Smith, Six Foot Giraffe
creative tidbits Here is Kyle's commercial site of great stuff

6 (More) Tips to Get Past a Creative Block

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No sooner had I posted my "creative block" 60-second window, Site Point came along with their own. Well, actually it was produced by "Hilda" (if that's a real person) to promote her 99designs designer community -- one of those cheap design raffle sites.
      I cite this one however because "Hilda" did a nice job selecting art to illustrate each of their 6 points.
Here's the Full Story Full story : 99designs via. SitePoint
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Logo design: how to stop Twitter hating your new logo

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Mimi Launder writes : We all love the internet – with its endless stash of information, instant reach around the globe and plentiful supply of cats – but I think we can all equally say that we absolutely detest the internet.
      If you’re a logo designer, sometimes it can feel hard to make it out of the web alive. From The Met to Gap, Uber to Airbnb, no one seems free from the internet’s judgement when it comes to logo design.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Mimi Launder - digitalartsonline.co.uk
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Students create logos for an upcoming international event

The Upper Peninsula Luge Club is beginning preparations for the International Luge Federation World Cup that’s coming to Negaunee’s Lucy Hill in January
Here's the Full Story Full story : Upper Peninsula ABC 10
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Ready for more? Stay tuned for the NEXT edition of Creative Tidbits ...

GO What did you miss in the last Creative Tidbits?

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