CREATIVE inspiration tidbits

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration August is "Back to (Design) School" month, so all this month we'll be including learning, training and school references in our Creative Tidbits column. It's amazing how reading about others can spark fresh, creative ideas of your own! This edition :
* Should you add coding to your graphic design toolbox?
* Kingston University Graphic Design 2012
* Food Trucks : Nationwide Best Design?
* The Designer Will Be Right With You
* POP! An exhibition about pop
... and more !

Food Trucks : Nationwide Best Design?

Creative inspiration

One of the Brookline's food truck, La Tour Eiffel, bringing crepes to the Boston area from Paris Creperie, was nominated for a national best design contest.
      Take this tour for a real 'creative' shot in the arm ... LOL -
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Patch.com / mobile-cuisine.com
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The Designer Will Be Right With You

Creative inspiration

Designers always end up with the short end of the stick. Our work is misunderstood, and no one knows exactly what it is we do. When people do encounter a need for design in their lives, they don't know where to find their designer.
      People are often asking me to help them. They want tables built, well-designed documents and advice on creative strategies. And I know people who could help get these things done well. But what do you Google if you don't know someone connected to the field of design?
READ THIS REPORT Full story : huffingtonpost.com
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Should you add coding to your graphic design toolbox?

Creative inspiration

A recent article on GraphicDesign.com written by Swiss web designer Mirko Humbert asked, "Should you add coding to your graphic design toolbox?" Humbert presented arguments for and against graphic designers taking the time to learn to code websites from the ground up and concluded by asking readers for their take.
      Nearly half of GraphicDesign.com readers - 46% - responded, "Yes, it has become a necessary skill" to the question, "Should graphic designers learn how to code?" Accordingly, coding has become increasingly important in the graphic design world.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.sfgate.com
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Kingston University Graphic Design 2012

Creative inspiration

All our designer readers should go here and take this slide show. There are many, many "shovelware" sites out there ... this is NOT one of those. This is quality stuff.
      Eliza Williams takes a visit to Brighton's Graphics and Illustration show in Hackney to see the Graphic Design graduate work from Kingston University this year. Here are the picks of the show.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : creativereview.co.uk
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POP! An exhibition about pop

Creative inspiration

This week sees the opening of POP! At London's Fashion and Textiles Museum - a celebration of all things pop and design from 1956-1976.
      The exhibition, which is accompanied by this beautiful book, charts graphic design, record sleeves, fashion and homeware, as well as art and advertising - anything as long as its pop.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : designweek.co.uk
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GO Creative Tidbits!

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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