Creative inspiration Summertime, outdoors, awards, ugly Powerpoints

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration More great lettering in this Creative update, along with a designer with a cause, children's graphics and even Google now pays homage to Saul Bass!
* Metamorphosis Urban Revitalization Mural Design Transforms A Public Space
* Anthony Nolan Connects the Dots in Identity package
* The National Design Award Winners Announced
* A lesson about designing ugly PowerPoints
* Patricia got us going on and on and on
* Like Minded Studios . . . Wow
* Rebranding olive oil
... and more !

Metamorphosis Urban Revitalization Mural Design Transforms A Public Space

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Charmaine Banach, assistant professor from Quinnipiac University (Hamden), helped former students to design and install a 300 foot vinyl mural earlier this week in downtown Youngstown, OH. The project started as an independent study course that Banach taught while working as a graphic design professor at Youngstown State University.
      In this course, she guided students in using design processes for urban revitalization and since moving to Connecticut has continued to work with the students to get the project printed and installed.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.courant.com
click for video or screen capture here's a better look at the projecta

Anthony Nolan Connects the Dots in Identity package

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We found this entry in our notes from some months ago, and was surprised we didn't include it then.
      Johnson Banks came up with the bright idea of "Connecting the Dots" in a rebranding of The Anthony Nolan Trust. (A register of potential bone marrow donors in the UK.)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Johnson Banks
click for video or screen capture See another sample - cover design

The National Design Award Winners Announced

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It’s no surprise that Paula Scher’s graphic design work since the 1970s, for cultural, corporate and educational institutions (like a Queens public high school, shown), has won her a 2013 National Design Award for communication design from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
      But it is surprising that she waited 14 years for the honor.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : The New York Times
click for video or screen capture See the entire, multi-story montage

A lesson about designing ugly PowerPoints

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Prism: the PowerPoint presentation so ugly it was meant to stay secret -- The shock of the NSA revelations is less in the content of their slides than quite how badly they have been designed
      Shock horror, America (allegedly) is spying (allegedly) on everyone (allegedly)! Last week's revelations of the top secret Prism surveillance programme might not have come as much of a surprise to anyone using Facebook, Google and Apple all day (what else are we chucking out all our own data for, if not to give the spooks a hand?), but it was a shocking story on one count at least
READ THIS REPORT Full story : The Guardian
click for video or screen capture See another horrible PowerPoint screen

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