DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for May, 2016

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 26, #5 ~ May
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to this year's Designing Women Celebrtion, and the onset of spring!

  • Welcome to May -- creative beginnings, May Design, color and graduation!
  • 21st Annual Designing Women for 2016 comes to a close
  • Laura Worthington: graphic designer, typeface designer, lettering art extraordinaire
  • We Love you, Yuko Shimizu !
  • 21st Annual Designing Women: Marta Granados, two new videos and more
  • Seymour Chwast: Using irony and sympathy in graphic design
  • 60-Seconds #332 : How to keep your email our of the spam traps and trash!
  • Creative Tidbits #205: shortcuts, video, extravagant lettering, illustration and more
  • &Else : News, Views & Reviews is busy this Spring
  • You are at risk : ransomware, sextortion, cyberstalking, phishing, malware
  • Goodbye Winter, hello Summer
  • April 29, 2016

    Creative Tidbits #205: shortcuts, video, extravvignt lettering, illustration and more

    Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

    This is why I love doing the creative tidbits. Sometimes we have some simple ones and sometimes complicated ones. This week, we've even got a very cool nne new video you don't want to miss! And, yes, yet another Adobe shortcuts chart to end all shortcuts charts. Jump in and enjoy ... and don't forget to send me your favorites to share with DTG readers.

    • Artist Brian Yap on How iPad Apps Transformed The Way He Works
    • Tobias Saul lettering, typography, illustration excellence
    • HUGE Adobe Shortcuts charts in infographic
    • A great logo Hewlett-Packard isn't using?
    April 12, 2016

    Creative Tidbits #204: big changes, small world, then technology and more

    Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

    This one is actually part of #203, but we had to break it out to a second file. We don't usually run essays, but the Media and Publishing piece is particularly good for designers. Also, the 3D printer piece is essential just to realize where that technology is going. enjoy

    • The 3D Printing Advances That Changed The World In 2015
    • Voltron Reboot, New Gullermo Del Toro Series Coming To Netflix
    • Great Design versus Everything Else
    • Designing Women : Painted Surf 01
    March 29, 2016

    Creative Tidbits #203: Infographics, bold characters, Nazis, Web Design and more

    Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

    Here's a great shot in the arm for your creative jumpstart into spring. Be sure not to miss the video for Jason Seiler's works, it's very good. We also have several good cartooners and some innovative 3D printing in part two of March / April Creative Tidbits . . . have fun. Don't forget to send in your discoveries too!

    • How did Obamas Change the White House with Contemporary Art ?
    • You're going to enjoy Jason Seiler's works
    • The Anatomy of a Winning Website Design
    • In Spain, Falangist Means Fascist
    March 28, 2016

    60 Seconds #329 : 10 Ways to BREAK the Creative Block for designers, illustrators, writers

    If you think you've got the creative block, don't think you're alone. We all get it, and we all have to break it. I've been doing this for nearly half a century. During my seminar days, the creative block was one of the most popular questions from attendees. "Fred, how do you get creative ideas?" ... "How can I break writer's block?" Everyone has his or her favorites. These have proven over the years to work... try'em out next time you're stuck for a story, a drawing, and ad concept or anytime you need a creative jumpstart. February 24, 2016

    Creative Tidbits #202: anti-drug drive posters, Bikinis, Photoshop Action and more

    Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

    Rolling into a new year of Creative Tidbits, we're finding these great discoveries and enjoying the creative experience around every corner! Remember, we're always looking for your suggestions and tips for cool stuff. Enjoy this edition of Creative Tidbits January 5, 2016

    Creative Tidbits #201: Trump, Iranian type, Adobe Post, classic signs and more

    Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

    Kicking off a brand new year -- 2016 -- with creative update number 201 ! I probably enjoy finding these great discoveries more than you do! There's a lot going on so, enjoy and remember : there's a creative experience around every corner! January 1, 2016

    Creative Tidbits #199: Spec Work, Google Logo, Laser-Cut vectors, Adobe lost fonts and more

    Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

    The old 'Spec Work' debacle raises its ugly head again -- I cannot understand why people don't learn. We're also looking at the Google logo, and Adobe lost fonts. Enjoy and don't forget to share your creative inspiration tidbits and discoveries

    • Is Spec Work Evil? 12 Agency Execs Discuss the Unchecked Problem
    • Create a Laser-Cut Mailer Using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
    • How Magazine Covers Have Changed Over the Past 100 Years
    • Google's new logo: why a meh response is actually good
    • Is this an infographic or worthless misdirection?
    • Adobe Drops Fonts, Leaves Users Stranded
    November 4, 2015

    Creative Tidbits #198: Photo fright, newsletter design, homeless and more

    Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

    Here we are rolling into the holiday season, but you'll find that creative inspiration for the holidays can work all year long. We have a great line-up this month, which will be in three parts. Enjoy and don't forget to send in your creative inspiration tidbits and discoveries . . .

    • 100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.
    • Artist blends figurative and portraiture elements in works
    • 4 Great Design Ideas for Your Association Newsletter
    • Graphic Design Festival Scotland returns to Glasgow
    • How to not be frightened of your camera
    October 29, 2015

    Inspiration : Amazing type, font and lettering treatments that show true creativity!

    Here, we've tried to pick the very best in both technique and styling. You know you've got really creative thinking when you've made typography out of chocolate or paper or sticks and grass. In this collection you'll see some amazing lettering from carefully engineered to tea leaves! Enjoy! September 28, 2015