Creative Tidbits #216: 2017 calendar, Pokemon, minimalism and more

by Fred Showker

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Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Here we go with some fun items that will get those creative juices flowing! From the guy who designed the Apple logo to minimalism, colors and even Pokemon helping design and event planners . . . here's this edition of Creative Tidbits menu:

  • 12 Things Event Planners Can Learn From Pokemon Go
  • Can your color be seen? Online Color Testing
  • Jony is an ambassador of minimalist Design
  • Free Flat 2017 Calendar Template
  • Rob Janoff on his logo for Apple

12 Things Event Planners Can Learn From Pokemon Go

Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits

The latest gaming craze of Pokemon Go can teach event planners a lot of about what attendees want from the blending of digital and live experiences.
      The elements that make this game so addictive are the same things that make event attendees into engaged event participants. Pokemon Go is a true experience in a way that video games have only touched upon before and experiences are what events are all about.
free downloads and creative inspiration www.eventmanagerblog.com
links to creative inspiration see a little sample of one of the scenes

Can your color be seen? Online Color Testing

Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits

We see so many crazy color combinations these days -- and some of them fail the readability test, and the designer doesn't even know it! With this online tool, you can test your color palette, validate color contrast for accessibility (WCAG 2.0), convert colors for your CSS to hsla, rgba and hex and share your palette for other purposes.
      Some of you may be using Adobe's tool which includes transparency and a hoard of other dizzy features. But Adobe never really judges the results -- which is important to keep your spectrum within parameters of vision accessibility! https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/
free downloads and creative inspiration Color Tester by Media And Me

Jony is an ambassador of minimalist Design

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I ran across Jony in a branding discussion on LinkedIN and decided to see if he understands what he talks about. Minimalist design is a gestalt that few understand and even fewer practice. The word gets tossed around a lot, but 99% of the time people who claim to be minimalists are NOTHING of the kind.
      Jony is a Logo & Brand Identity Specialist, Photographer and ambassador of minimalist Design. Originally born in Havana, Cuba, he now lives and works in New York City. He is notable because he does work in a minimalist fashion, and his blog (even though it has pictures -- a no-no for minimalist design) is very good. I've signed up for his newsletter.
free downloads and creative inspiration Jonydesign dot com
links to creative inspiration see lots and lots more from Jony . . .

Free Flat 2017 Calendar Template

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Isn't it interesting that this company call themselves Graphic Google and Google doesn't mind. Amazing!
      GraphicGoogle created this calendar template as a Photoshop file. Lots of other interesting items in this site.
free downloads and creative inspiration Graphic Google
links to creative inspiration see more . . .

Rob Janoff on his logo for Apple

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Being involved in the user group community since 1984 -- developing user group forums on AppleLink, ALPE, eWorld and AOL, I sort of came up through the rungs with Apple. This story is reflected in their first fat coffee table book, and I hadn't really seen it since. Thanks to Logo Design Love, here you go . . .
      While working in their garage in 1977, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak asked Rob Janoff, who had studied design, to create a logo for their first Apple products. When Janoff went to Jobs with final sketches, everything went very smoothly, and the bitten apple has been the symbol of the brand ever since.
free downloads and creative inspiration www.logodesignlove.com
links to creative inspiration see more . . .

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