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What Kind of Logo Do You Get for $5?

Posted: December 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Design, Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

An epic tale of deception, stolen artwork, and crappy logos …

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Worst Client Comments Turned Into Posters

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Funny Stuff, Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into posters.

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Craig’s List Response from a Wedding Photographer

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Funny Stuff, Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

This is a great read about a wedding photographer’s response to a woman’s ad on Craig’s list wanting a cheap photographer. She just could not understand how a photographer could charge so much.

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CreativePublic Pricing Changes

Posted: February 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

CreativePublic pricing will be changing soon to only the $49 lifetime membership, we will no longer offer the yearly membership starting soon. Join now and save before pricing changes!

A redesign of our site is also in the new future as well as new content and videos.

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Design News and Cool Stuff

Posted: February 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Recession wanes, but artists still starving
This is a very good article on how designers are effected by the recession.

As the country has battled the Great Recession, we’ve been inundated with reports of corporate layoffs and manufacturing jobs vanishing. But there’s another group of American workers that has been particularly hard hit — the creative class.

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Cool website using some complex CSS. Yes it is a holiday promo site, but still cool even after the holidays!

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2012 The Year Of Rebranding & Logo Changes
Interesting bog article about the latest logo changes for some big brands.

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Inspired by a Portrait of a Young Woman

Posted: January 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

If you can, treat yourself and plan a “museum getaway” where you can visit a number of museums at once. It’s a great way to re-charge your visual “batteries” and give you a solid dose of (often unexpected) inspiration.

Yeah, I realize the title sounds a little, well, crude but that’s not what this tip is about.

I am off for a mini-vaction (with my wife Cathy and the oldest) in NYC for a few days and plan to visit a number of museums, including the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (and anything else I can fit in).

I went to grad school in Brooklyn (and lived there for 5 years) so I still know my way around the city pretty good.

The first stop will be the Met, where I always love to visit the “Portrait of a Young Woman” by Vermeer.

I could look at this painting for hours on end (and used to). It just has that magical hold on me somehow. It is so filled with artistry and wonder that I am continually inspired when looking at it.

It’s fun to imagine what Vermeer was thinking when creating this masterpiece.

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But, I love all sorts of painting, particularly “modern art.” Some of my favorites include Diebenkorn, DeKooning, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha and Hockney among many others.

Visiting museums has always been a passion of mine and where I can allow all sorts of visual styles to inspire me. Sometimes this happens consciously but most often subconsciously, where the ideas and forms will bubble up later and somehow find themselves appearing in your designs.

So, if you have the time, I encourage you to plan your own inspirational museum getaways. For, when you least expect it, inspiration is right around the corner.

– by Doug Farrick

PS: It is also a good idea to bring your sketch book (and of course, your camera) where you can take some notes on the spot or soon thereafter (or just collect some visual “debris” for your visual notebook.)

Happy Holidays!

Posted: December 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Last post of the year folks. Be safe and have a wonderful holiday season! Have joy and peace no matter what you believe in!

Earn your Media Design Master of Fine Arts

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Master of Fine Arts Degree Program Online

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Learn how to maximize the impact of a single picture
or a few well-placed words and channel that vision
into a career in design with Full Sail University’s
Media Design Master of Fine Arts Degree online.

Full Sail’s MDMFA degree explores the strategic
planning behind the design of print, web, and
television. Throughout the program, you’ll learn the
theory of design and apply what you learn to create a
variety of projects for different platforms and media.

Areas of Study:

• Brand Development
• Design Strategies and Motivation
• Multi-Platform Delivery
• Design Document/Thesis

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Teacher Fired Over Textbook Scandal!

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

As a former teacher of a local community college for graphic design and web design, I never had to deal with what happens in the video below. But I can tell you that most of the time I never had my students buy any books related to the classes I taught. I was never told I was required to use any books to teach my classes. I always taught classes based on my own experience and knowledge and you can never find that in a book entirely.

I really hate that most teachers teach directly from the books and to me that is not teaching. Heck, as long as I know how to read, why pay for a course to have an instructor read to me what is already in the book. If you as a teacher cannot teach from real world experiences, you have no place being a teacher. Now with that said, books are important and they are a tool for teaching, but that tool cannot be your primary way of teaching knowledge.

– Jason Vaughn

Any SEO Could Damage Your Site as a Spam Site

Posted: September 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

This is an interesting and disturbing article about SEO and how google has really screwed good online business by dropping their rankings.

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