Creative Tidbits #168: Direct Mail Brilliance, Ellen's Selfies and Jon Sueda

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration We're enjoying jumping into April, and with it comes some fresh creative inspiration. This edition has creative 2013 6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs for those who thought that direct mail was dead creative 2013 A wonderful interview with Jon Sueda -- not to be missed, and creative 2013 revisiting the "selfie" and Ellen's now famous Oscar selfie!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us!

6 Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Designs

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In his book The Direct Mail Solution, direct marketing expert and entrepreneur Craig Simpson provides easy-to-follow solutions for creating direct mail campaigns that work! In this edited excerpt, the author reveals the nine things you should be looking for when choosing a printer for your direct mail campaign.
      There are many different formats and designs to choose from when planning a direct-mail campaign. Finding the right format for your offer, niche, and budget is critical to the success of your campaign. Below are some of the most popular mail formats.
Be sure to see infographic linked below . . .
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : describes the mailings ...
2014 ... related image Here's a large Direct Mail Infographic with some truly surprising facts

All Possible Futures: An Interview with Jon Sueda

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Curated by Bay Area designer and educator Jon Sueda, All Possible Futures features 37 projects from renowned designers Ed Fella, Experimental Jetset, Daniel Eatock, Martin Venezky, and many more.
      The idea for the exhibition originated from Sueda's interest in showcasing the value of design projects that failed for any number of reasons, including being rejected by clients. The result is an exhibition of speculative design pieces that celebrate the questioning of boundaries regarding concepts, processes, technologies, and form.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : By Christine Todorovich / Design Mind
2014 ... related image Here's another angle: screen shot

Ellen's Oscar Selfie Becomes the Most Retweeted Image of All Time

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Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres at last night's Oscars, the "selfie" just got another huge promotional boost after being named 2013's Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries.
      In case you somehow missed it, host DeGeneres paused the ceremony while Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper snapped a selfie, accompanied by a casual collection of Hollywood's A-list.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : - Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
2014 ... related image Here are ten thousand other selfies that didn't make it
GO You may also like Top Ten Amazing Selfies of 2013

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