DT&G : Design, Typography & Graphics for March 2015

by Fred Showker

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 25, #03 ~ March

  1. Twenty-Five March editions, 300 months, 5,000 articles
  2. 20th Annual Designing Women Celebration One
  3. 20th Annual Designing Women Celebration Too
  4. Meet Lois van Baarle, illustrator, painter, teacher, animator and designing woman!
  5. Women's History : the heart, art and design of Women Illustrators
  6. Design Bookshelf : Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos
  7. A Pictorial tour through fashions of the 20th Century
  8. Creative Tidbits #188: More designing women and inspiration
  9. Creative Tidbits #187: March Madness & Designing Women
  10. Easter comes early this year : upcoming for April:
  11. Amazing visions of snow sculptures from all around the frozen parts of the world
  12. Sci Fi illustration: Erasing the line between man and machine
  13. &Else : News, Views and Reviews!
  14. The 25th Year for Design, Type & Graphic

March: Women's History & Designing Women

DTGnews March is "Women's History Month" and to help celebrate, we highlight the works of outstanding Designing Women. Celebrate Designing Women in our Gallery, and let us introduce you to a few new ones! It's our favorite time of year

20th Annual Designing Women Celebration One

March is "Women's History Month" and each year for the past twenty years, we've celebrated with a guided tour of some of the best designing women we could find in the world. Some of these were actually sent in by readers, others were discovered online by staff. . Ladies and gentlemen, we present the 20th Annual Designing Women edition surf 1 :
* UN Women ad series reveals widespread sexism
* Hallie McGee ~ Designer + Creative
* How the Media Failed Women in 2013
* Nicoz Balboa: Magical Mystery Wood
* Anita Wasik : Divine Vision
* Liz Clements : the fine pen
* Three Designing Women
* Luci GutiÈrrez
* Ena Cardenal
* ... and more to come!
20th Annual Designing Women Celebration One

20th Annual Designing Women Celebration Too

Okay, we've found some more for "Women's History Month"! Actually, some of these were sent in by readers, and we have several more to bring ing. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the 20th Annual Designing Women edition surf part TWO :
* Marie AssÈnat : How much fun can you have?
* Jessica Svendsen : real graphic design
* Leta takes a unique point of view
* Felicita Sala Italian playfulness
* Nicole Miller-Wong
* Amanda Jane Jones
* and more to come!
20th Annual Designing Women Celebration Too

Meet Lois van Baarle, illustrator, painter, teacher, animator and designing woman!

Every year one individual seems to stand out from the rest -- captivating our interest and admiration. In 2008 it was Luba Lukova; in 2010 it was Jessica Hische; ten years ago it was Nena Anderson -- there are many others, and they all have one thing in common. Beside their extraordinary talent they share a unique perspective of vision along with an entrepreneurial spirit that takes them to the top of their field! Lois van Baarle epitomizes those qualities -- and is our Designing Woman for March 2015!
Meet Lois van Baarle, illustrator, painter, teacher, animator and designing woman!

Women's History : the heart, art and design of Women Illustrators

Celebrating Women's History Month won't be complete without taking a look at some of the spectacular work created by women in the art and publishing world. Many of us were raised on these illustrations. A whole generation enjoyed books and reading as the favored diversion -- there were no TVs, computers or other visual medias. Enjoy these samples from the book!
Women's History : the heart, art and design of Women Illustrators

Design Bookshelf : Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos

Dover passed along this book right at the right time -- our 20th Annual Designing Women edition! Marilyn Monroe was an icon of the silver screen picture era, and what a great addition to this year's "Women's History" month celebration . . . sample photos, and a lot more in the Bookshelf

A Pictorial tour through fashions of the 20th Century

As we embark on this year's "Women's History Month" someone mentioned that fashion plays a huge role in societal development -- and that some of the world's most beloved fashion designers are women! So we pulled from the Design-bookshelf's playbook and opened these books that follow a bit of the path of fashion. The samples we've included here are drawings or actual clip art that appeared in publications.
They all give a visual waltz through the 19th and 20th centuries of fashion! Enjoy!

Creative Tidbits #188: More designing women and inspiration

Where does creative inspiration come from? It can appear when you least expect it -- or you can go looking for it, which is what we do! Follow along with our next quest for people doing creative stuff that will inspire us!
* New Cleveland Browns Logo 'Uninspired, Boring': A Graphic Designer's Take
* Graphic designer, eh? More or less creatively satisfying
* Sewickley painter turns hobby into successful career
* UCF exhibit illustrates art's healing power
* No One Takes Graphic Designers Seriously
* Grab a set of SIX great wood textures
* ... and more on the way!
Creative Tidbits #188: More designing women and inspiration

Creative Tidbits #187: March Madness & Designing Women

For the 20th March, welcome to the first Designing Women edition of 2015. Where do you find creative inspiration? Watching others in the creative processes is the best way to get those creative juices flowing. I thought we would get started a little early because there's so much content to cover. :
* Kemistry's Graham McCallum on 100 years of design changing technology
* 16 Iconic Creations by Architecture and Design Power Couples
* Designing Women: designer becomes top creative 'crowdsourcer'
* This is beading on steroids ... down south of the border
* The Military's Graphic Design War On Venereal Disease
* Designing Women: New school design and website ...
* The works of Jean Jullien ... an interview
* When Harry Met Sally Met Graphic Design
* 12000 free outline icons
* ... and more !
Creative Tidbits #187: March Madness & Designing Women

Easter comes early this year : upcoming for April:

Since Easter is the first week of April, we thought it appropriate to launch our Easter content now in case you wanted to utilize the content!
* Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop Easter Collage: cute little tutorial draws eggs, chicks and rabbits
* Photoshop EASTER Madness : Greeting Cards; Easter Egg; Easter Signs; and more
* Easter arts & crafts: April fun for kids of all age
Easter comes early this year : upcoming for April:

Amazing visions of snow sculptures from all around the frozen parts of the world

Although the first day of spring has come and gone, winter isn't quite done yet! Many places around the world are still being covered by snow. In parts of the North American continent, they're being covered with blanket after blanket after blanket of record-breaking snowfall. Many places turn that event into a fun event by building snow sculptures.
Amazing visions of snow sculptures from all around the frozen parts of the world

Sci Fi illustration: Erasing the line between man and machine

The movie "The Terminator" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, was probably the first to really bring the concept of the cyborg to the forefront. There had been others, but none really as compelling as that famous series. The movie's creator James Cameron probably never suspected that his film in 1984 would spawn a generation of cyborg fans
-- still very much alive 30 years later!

&Else : News, Views and Reviews!

Okay, here's a quick recap of the news items you may have missed in February . . .
* Candy Apple may be the next Adobe Illustrator
* Awesome video effects roar your way in the Magic Bullet Suite 12
* Reduce paper waste and errors with new bid & estimate app - GreenBid
* The virtual business card that exchanges info electronically - gCard
* IMMERSION 2015 goes to Paris, France
* The 5 Best Innovations of CES 2015
* Virtual Reality plus Education Clubs and the National Park Service
... and that's the latest news in DT&G ...

The 25th Year for Design, Type & Graphic

Yes, it hasn't really felt like 25 years since the DT&G was launched on those first online communities, and shared by many, many Dynamic Graphics seminar attendees! It's been a pleasure, and we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have. Now here's the scoop: things are about to change.
      The online world has changed so much, with tens of thousands of graphic design sites, there's no longer a viable model for DT&G. I feel like much of our content areas can simply be eliminated. With social media, there's no longer a need for 'community' or interaction between readers. So the Design Center and DT&G are about to transcend to the next chapter. I plan to continue with 60-Second Windows and 60-Seconds.com. But I'll be fine-tuning the content I concentrate on to more closely purvey and share my strongest contributions to the graphic design community. I think it will be fun, and I'm hoping you'll like it and stick around!

For now, have a great time in the March DT&G

Once again you've wasted a perfectly good hour reading the DTG newsletter. Hopefully all is not wasted and you've gained at least one helpful tidbit of info

Thanks for reading

        +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker

Parting words for March... and the future:

The future is not some place we are going,
    but one we are creating.
      The paths to it are not found but made,
        and the activity of making them changes
          both the maker and the destination."
            John Schaar

What did you miss last month?

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Don't forget ... we encourage you to share your discoveries about favorite or famous graphic designers and illustrators with other readers. Just contact me.

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