Creative inspiration . . . May Creative Update #3

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration More great lettering in this Creative update, along with a designer with a cause, children's graphics and even Google now pays homage to Saul Bass!
* The Senior Graphic Design Exhibit hilghlights culmination of student artwork
* Graphic design artist gives beauty to pro-life cause; voice to the unborn
* Geekwire award hopefuls say : We create killer infographics
* Google's doodle tribute to graphic designer Saul Bass -- a video you do NOT want to miss:
* Kid's stuff with Nate Williams
... and more !

Kid's stuff with Nate Williams

A colorful use for Photoshop

We love lettering -- and we discovered Nate Williams is an illustrator with a love for hand lettering, children's illustration and "Naïve art".
      We love his children's work and the Chalkboard letting -- but when it becomes a big blue truck in 3D, well, that is the most fun of all!
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Nate Williams hand lettering
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"The Senior Graphic Design Exhibit" hilghlights culmination of student artwork

A colorful use for Photoshop

A group of 13 art students at Sam Houston State University showcased their original works as part of the 14th annual senior graphic design exhibit.
      Held in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, the exhibit represents a culmination of student work over their four years at SHSU. Each student contributed at least 10 of their best pieces in their professional portfolio from their last four semesters of schoolwork and their own freelance work.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.houstonianonline.com
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Graphic design artist gives beauty to pro-life cause; voice to the unborn

A colorful use for Photoshop

Josiah Jost is quite a successful graphic designer by the world’s standards – at 25 years old, the up-and-coming artist has retained clients from more than 40 different countries, won multiple awards, been published in a myriad of design books, and collaborated with and worked for gurus such as The History Channel, United States Army Reserve and Tyroo.
      An impressive resume made all the more remarkable by the fact that he is completely self-taught and runs his own company. His clients and contacts come solely from his reputation and quality of artistry – his work truly “speaks for itself”. And now, it speaks for the unborn too.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : liveactionnews.org
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Geekwire award hopefuls say : We create killer infographics

A colorful use for Photoshop

Local graphic design start up, Killer Infographics, has been nominated in the new “Geekiest Office Space” category at this year’s Geekwire Awards.
      The field has been narrowed down to five offices that showcase a unique office space “where geeky=cool,” featuring things like decorational cryptograms, swanky furniture and hidden rooms behind bookcases. (Also see : http://killerinfographics.com/)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.myballard.com
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Google's doodle tribute to graphic designer Saul Bass

A colorful use for Photoshop

Saul Bass, our patron saint of graphic design, would have turned a grand 93 years old today. To mark his birthday, Google has paid a virtual tribute to the enduring legacy of the American graphic designer and filmmaker with an animated Doodle created in his distinctive style.
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.wallpaper.com
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What did you miss in the last GO Creative Tidbits?

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And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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