Creative Tidbits #189: Oscars, Light Sabers and Football Helmets

by Fred Showker

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Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Finding more and more inspiration from people doing creative things! I really enjoyed this edition, particularly the football helmets thing and the iSaber piece . . .

  • Design is everything (not made by nature) for Penn State alumnus Chip Kidd
  • Meet the Graphic Design Mastermind Behind the Best Part of the Oscars
  • Graphic Artists Take Shots At New Steelers Helmet Designs
  • Designed by Apple in Tatooine: the iSaber light saber
  • Berman: Romancing the ink stains in Eastern Market
  • 6 Women Rocking Tech for Good
  • ... and more on the way!

Graphic Artists Take Shots At New Steelers Helmet Designs

graphic design creative inspiration If you get bored, try redesigning all the NFL football helmets.
      Over the course of the last several days a few graphic design artists have offered up new versions of helmets for all 32 NFL teams to use
Creative Tidbits Full story : www.steelersdepot.com
Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits Here's the full layout of all helmets!

Designed by Apple in Tatooine: This is what a lightsaber designed by Jony Ive would look like

graphic design creative inspiration In a huge profile in The New Yorker last week, Apple design boss Jony Ive revealed that has gave director J.J. Abrams some advice on how to design a better lightsaber for his upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
      As you’ll recall, the new lightsaber was the source of some contention among Star Wars fans who complained that it looked, well, a bit too ridiculous.
Creative Tidbits Full story : bgr.com
Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits Is this a beautiful shot or what?

Berman: Romancing the ink stains in Eastern Market

graphic design creative inspiration Tucked onto an Eastern Market side street, Signal-Return is the ultimate anachronism. A print shop that uses machines resurrected from the dead: movable type, ink that stains, and bulky presses that are turned by hand.
      But letterpress is undergoing a revival nationwide, riding the tide of fascination with what those Shinola copywriters like to call "the glory of manufacturing" — a renewed appreciation for a mechanical era largely gone. If you grew up with a MacBook Pro and Kinko's, you can experience the glory of clanky machines and high rag content paper with fresh eyes, without unpleasant memories
Creative Tidbits Full story : www.detroitnews.com

6 Women Rocking Tech for Good

graphic design creative inspiration These people aren't often given the recognition they deserve. If you're able, please support 'em and follow them on Twitter. They're the real deal.
      (Also, please note the five women to watch in 2015.)
Creative Tidbits Full story : www.huffingtonpost.com

Design is everything (not made by nature) for Penn State alumnus Chip Kidd

graphic design creative inspiration Once described as “the closest thing to a rock star in graphic design” by USA Today, Chip Kidd is the artist behind some of the most iconic works of art of the past three decades.
      Last year, Kidd, a class of 1986 Penn State graduate, donated his immense archives to the University Libraries.
Creative Tidbits Full story : www.centredaily.com

Meet the Graphic Design Mastermind Behind the Best Part of the Oscars

During the Oscars, the elegant slides that announced each category may have been the best part of the broadcast. For Best Picture, a row of animated bullets left a trail of blood on the title sequence for American Sniper. A black watercolor sketch of a man’s torso dissolved into a flock of birds for Birdman.
      The Production Design category was a particular highlight: Each slide featured a selection of objects representing the nominated film, artfully arranged and photographed from above
Creative Tidbits Full story : www.slate.com

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