Spring Creative . . . May Creative Update #1

Spring is now in full swing and cool stuff is busting out all over -- much of which is driven by senior design classes and design school graduates. This creative surf takes us to places we've been, and some new digs yet discovered. . . :
* Meet Illustrator David Seguin : Put on a real face
* Zhikharev Eduard bends reality with digital art
* Colin Johnson of great detail, large and small
* The Fascinating World of Don Carson
* Brazilian Branding with Adilson
... and more ! May 14, 2013

New opportunities for designers in Stereoscopic 3D design

As with all the medias, gaming is now moving toward a 3D world. This represents some fresh new opportunities for graphic designers, illustrators, writers and others in the visual arts. The qualities of visual talents are essential to the 3D gaming industry, where there's an ever growing demand. DTG Magazine friend Dr. Andrew Hogue, Assistant Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology tells you more March 12, 2013

Printing Code: Programming and the Visual Arts, Rune Madsen at Heroku's Waza 2013

A lot of people think there's a brick wall between creative designers and web coders. This remarkable video featuring Rune Madsen at Heroku's Waza 2013 is proof that there is no barrier between code and art, so long as the practitioner has vision and creativity ... please enjoy this hugely enjoyable video! March 11, 2013

CREATIVE Tidbits : Valentine's Do It Yourself

And now for something totally different . . . for this creative surf, I thought it would be fun just to snoop around and see what kind of creative projects others are doing. We found a few :
* Do-It-Yourself: Quick and Easy Valentine's Projects
* Cupid's Arrow Valentine Printable Cupcake Wrappers
* Do It Yourself Valentines Day Wreath - Posted
* Do It Yourself Pixalated Valentines Card
* Valentine's Day Cards You Make Yourself
* Do-it-yourself Valentine garland
* Happy valentines day
* Valentines shirts!
* Be my Valentine
... and more ! January 29, 2013

2012 Facebook Timeline Award Winners

When Facebook went to the Timeline layout, people began to discover some awesome opportunities to express themselves in visual art. We jumped on board and began selecting the best from our followers and readers. So, here we present the winners from 2012! Hopefully, you'll be inspired to do something stunning and you'll win too. January 1, 2013

CREATIVE Tidbits : Punk, Classic, Video

This issue was a lot of fun to put together -- there are some really great exhibitions going on -- and history prooves just as creative as today! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* New Exhibition Explores Influence Of Punk Movement On Art And Graphic
* Iconic graphic designer Vaughan Oliver on Visceral Pleasures
* Students putting color back into drab Main Street building
* Behold, The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
* Selling Design in 1942
... and more ! November 6, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : from Vignelli to PANTONE

Creativity can come when you least suspect it. These are extra juicy idea-starters! Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* This is New York: Massimo Vignelli on Childhood, Discipline, and Design
* Legend: Harry Potter's Graphic Designers Launch Fine Art Prints
* GDUSA Reader Survey: Stock Imagery is a Designer's Best Friend
* PANTONE SkinTone Guide Launched for Matching Skin Tones
* A Deluge of Design
... and more ! October 30, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits : something old, something new

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 ! October 23, 2012

DTG News for October

01 Fred's 2012 famous fonts surfs
02 18th Annual Top Typography Books in Review
03 40 Free Macintosh (commercial) Fonts
04 Photoshop: 3D Typography in the Sky
05 Building patterns has never been this easy
06 Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards
07 New Gallo Fonts for Design & Crafts
08 12 Essential books for creative pros, freelancers
09 CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography
10 Fall Publishing Update
11 Marketing Update : promotions into fall
12 Sub Contracting can be profitable
13 Search for AMERICA'S NEXT AUTHOR
14 Did you see the Publishers' Warehouse?
15 &Else NEWS for the creative professional :
16 Pages of Fonts Fest Past :
17 October rolls on ... then it's November and the Holidays October 1, 2012

DTG News for July, 2011

Welcome to JULY [] Design Graduates of 2011 [] Photoshop Pen Tool Drawing Savvy [] Tutorial: Retouching skin in Photoshop [] Photoshop Madness: help those photos [] Feature: Allen Babbitt: Un-still Photography [] Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques [] Apps: Ancient Calligraphers on iPad [] Marketing Updates during June: [] Web Design Updates from June [] Media Updates from June: [] Will E-Books Become the Next Napster? [] High Performance Database Management [] AMAZING video about stolen Mac [] &Else - news, views, reviews, and else... [] Mailbag: Awesome video [] Mailbag: Letterpress is Like Violin Playing [] JULY: take photos, go places July 1, 2011