Creative Tidbits #174: Going to the Summer like a visual feast of graphic design

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative Update

The graphic design of ... Creative tidbits - a column in DTG Magazine All over America, graphic designers will be taking to the roads, waterways and airways on vacation in a quest for rest, relaxation and creative revival. It's a great time to look around and let your mind go free, taking in all the creative inspiration you can! Follow along with our June Creative Tidbits with these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
[+] Graphic Designers Use Icons To Tell Marathon Bombing Story
[+] The Design Deck: a Playing-Card Guide to Graphic Design
[+] 4 Ways to Create Online Video Ads That Work
[+] Technology growth pushes passion
[+] Knitting away the scenery
[+] Shape: Designs for life
... and more !

4 Ways to Create Online Video Ads That Work

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

Whether it's a pre-roll ad on YouTube or some original promotional content, online video advertising can offer value to businesses of all sizes. Small businesses in particular have found that digital videos can boost awareness, website traffic and sales in a cost-effective, budget-friendly way.
      Like any content marketing campaign, a video ad has to engage viewers and reach the right audience to be successful. Experts shared their advice for creating a great video marketing strategy.
CAUTION Careful, this one has a pop-up ad splash screen and other stalker links and screen spam
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : Nicole Fallon for Business News Daily
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Graphic Designers Use Icons To Tell Marathon Bombing Story

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what about an icon?And what if that icon depicts a moment, a person or image from a nightmarish situation that is impossible to comprehend or fully describe?
      Graphic designers at a firm in Cambridge have been exploring those questions. They felt compelled to respond to the Boston Marathon bombings in a somewhat austere language they hold close to their hearts: iconography. Their new book is called “102 Hours,” for the harrowing days that followed the explosions.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : 102hours.com
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The Design Deck: a Playing-Card Guide to Graphic Design

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

Designed by Ben Barrett-Forrest, The Design Deck is a set of playing cards that double as a practical guide to graphic design.
      The Design Deck contains distilled, essential information about the practice of graphic design. Each of the 52 faces has a piece of useful design information, complete with a visual example, combining to create a well-rounded, thorough examination of the subject.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : Ben Barrett-Forrest
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Technology growth pushes passion

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

Devon Nitz, Creative Director for the The Oswegonian writes : As a graphic design major, keeping up with technology is essential. Falling behind on the latest trends of anything relating to your livelihood is never a positive thing. Technology is constantly moving forward, with no intention of stopping.
      Growing up, there were never smart phones or iPads. But today I heard that third graders have iPhones – and it boggles my mind. When I was a kid, I could never have imagined relying so heavily on technology, let alone having my major and career depend on it. In fact, when I applied to Oswego State, I was a marketing major – which is not closely related to design and technology at all.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : Devon Nitz (Creative Director ) The Oswegonian

Shape: Designs for life

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

A test of a logo or identity is often in its longevity. While most require tweaks, updates or complete redesigns over the years to maintain their currency, the greatest examples stand the test of time.
      Veteran designer Brian Sadgrove has a folio full of such logos.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : www.theage.com.au
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Knitting away the scenery

Creative inspiration from Fred Showker, 60-seconds.com

Rachael Bair, junior graphic design and graphic technologies double major, and Caitlin Kelly, sophomore anthropology major, work on yarn bombing a chandelier in the Honors Cottage Saturday.
      Yarn bombing, a somewhat recent phenonenon, is when a group of knitters get together and cover up a public item, which can be anything from a statue to a trashcan. The Honors Student Advisory Board and the UNI Crochet and Knit Club came together to plan the recent yarn bombing at UNI as part of Honors Week.
Heartbleed Infomanager UGNN.com Full story : www.northern-iowan.org
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Fred Showker

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