Creative Tidbits: Concepts

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits Following all the fun of the fonts fest, and before the creative tidbits column moves into the holiday season, here are some really great references we held over . . .
* Realistic paintings * Rare photographic situations * Lettering Max Goldt's L'Eglise des Crocodiles * Innovation Lives on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas * Designing Photographer's Identity ... and an extra special piece called "Happy Birthday Steve"

Realistic paintings

Creative update from DTG Magazine

Igor Rasocation, artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil creates some really fun photo paintings in Photoshop CS3 ... Igor writes :
      i love illustration, motion design and running nude through parks with make-up, headphones and high heels.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Igor Rasocation
creativity for visual artists and designers Here's another example

Rare photographic situations

Creative update from DTG Magazine

Lovis Dengler Ostenrik, from New York, creates some spectacular imagery with subjects and shadows. Now, the main thing here is how something very familiar looks very different and unfamiliar when viewed from a different point of view. The "another example" link below illustrates that so vividly! ... be sure to click on the button to "show all gallery images" .... nice stuff!
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.lovisdengler.com
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, another example of Ostenrik's work (No, it's not upside down!)

Lettering Max Goldt's L'Eglise des Crocodiles

Creative update from DTG Magazine

Don't miss this stunning video on the making of Frank Ortmann's lettering for an album cover for the record Max Goldt - L'Eglise des Crocodiles. I love this video ... could watch it again and again!


READ THIS REPORT Full story : Youtube Video

Innovation Lives on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas

Creative update from DTG Magazine

Imagine for a second if you could somehow wrap up the creative chaos of a kindergartner's life and apply it at work. You'd go on field trips, make stuff, hatch crazy ideas, and be awed by the world on a daily basis. Sound ridiculous? At the renowned international design consultancy IDEO, it's how work gets done every day.
      Psychologists tell us that as we age, we become self-conscious in classroom and other public settings, and quietly begin to suppress our playful tendencies for fear of being childish or breaking with social norms. Creativity requires that we fight against this trajectory.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : The 99% - Jake Cook
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Designing Photographer's Identity

Creative update from DTG Magazine

A new identity for Oskar Kullander, a freelance photographer based in Stockholm.
      A monogram, based on Oskar's initials, with the 'K' placed within an abstracted 'O' mimicking the shape of a camera lens, became the base of the identity.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Lundgren Lindqvist at www.lundgrenlindqvist.se
creativity for visual artists and designers materials overview

Happy Birthday Steve

Creative update from DTG Magazine

Mosaic portrait of Steve Jobs made out of Apple products. Created by Charis Tsevis for the Los Angeles Times. Thanks to Derek Simmons, deputy design director of LATimes.
      You can download the high res mosaic portrait from here. (11776 x 8192 pixels = 39.3" x 27.3" @ 300 ppi)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.digitalartserved.com
creativity for visual artists and designers Here you can zoom in on this image


Creative experiences abound, and we'd like to hear from you! On the Facebook page, you'll find the gallery "Art is where you find it" ... and we'd love to have you contribute there and become part of DTG's . . .
GO Creative Tidbits!

And, thanks for reading

      Fred Showker

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