During the Typography fest, we can find lots of great ideas that cry for great typography. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Designer Identifies The PANTONE Colors Of Superheroes
* The Future Isn't About Mobile; It's About Mobility
* Graphic Design before Graphic Designers
* OU Exhibit Celebrates Book Cover Design
* The History of Cooper Black
... and more !
Designer Identifies The PANTONE Colors Of Superheroes
In a fashion similar to matching Angry Birds to the PANTONE, Israel-based designer Gidi Vigo mixes PANTONE swatches with superheroes.
In his series entitled 'Superheroes RGB', he identifies the RGB make up of Iron Man, Captain America, that fit them best -- taking 'minimalist superheroes' to a new level.
Full story : Gidi Vigo
The Future Isn't About Mobile; It's About Mobility
While the globe grapples with uncertain economic realities, "mobile" appears to be gold.
Facebook is expected to announce their uniquely targeted mobile advertising model before the end of the month. Amazon is talking to Chinese manufacturer Fox Conn with ambitions of building their own mobile device to serve as a complement to Amazon's considerable digital ecosystem of products and services. China itself has surpassed the US as the world's dominant smartphone market with over a billion subscribers and roughly 400 million mobile web users. Advisory firm IDC predicts that by 2014 there will have been over 76 billion mobile apps downloaded resulting in an app economy worth an estimated thirty five billion in the same year. Mobile business will become big business in the not so distant future.
Full story : The Harvard Review
Graphic Design before Graphic Designers
David Jury's new book, Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers: The Printer as Designer and Craftsman 1700-1914, looks to chart the evolution of 'print' into 'graphic design'
"Johann Gutenberg invented movable type with one purpose: to print books," writes Jury in the book's introduction. "However, from the outset, printers were asked to put their presses to other uses,"
Full story : Thanks to Creative Review for this review
OU Exhibit Celebrates Book Cover Design
The show combines a traveling exhibit from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and a collection of handmade books from Ohio University�s bookbinding class.
The exhibit will run though Thursday, Oct. 11
Full story : woub.org
The History of Cooper Black
This was sent in by "Fibers" ... these days, "infographics" have become the very hot property for getting your name out there via sites such as Pinterest.
Alia Wasi wrote to tip us to the new "history of Cooper Black" infographic that's hosted by a TShirt / fabrics company out in Sacramento, CA
Full story : Fibers
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