CREATIVE Tidbits April #2

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration We continue through April with these creative tidbits --
* First we'll visit Richard Hollis, whom they told should be a graphic designer ...
* Next is Visual Overload at the Book Cover Archive, and then
* Certifying Graphic Designers in Canada

Become a graphic designer

another creative update for inspiration

It was not what he wanted to hear. When Richard Hollis signed up for evening classes in painting at a London art school in the mid-1950s, he showed his work to the teacher, the artist William Turnbull. When he looked at it, he said: "You should be a graphic designer," Mr. Hollis recalled. "I was horrified by the idea, but he was absolutely right. I had a lot of facility, but, of course, facility has nothing to do with being creative."
      Horrified or not, Mr. Hollis took the advice and pursued a career in graphic design that seems to have aligned perfectly with his interests.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.nytimes.com
click for video or screen capture See VIDEO or Screen capture

Visual Overload : Book Cover Archive

another creative update for inspiration

Who runs this thing? The Book Cover Archive is edited and maintained by Ben Pieratt of General Projects and Eric Jacobsen of Whisky Van Gogh Go.
      So, if you need inspiration for covers, definitely check this out.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : The Book Cover Archive
click for video or screen capture See VIDEO or Screen capture

Certifying Graphic Design in Canada

another creative update for inspiration

RGD and SDGQ to align procedures for certification of professional graphic designers in Ontario and Quebec
      The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) (http://www.rgdontario.com/) announces a partnership with the Societe des designers graphique du Quebec (SDGQ) that will result in the alignment of examination procedures for the certification of professional graphic designers in both provinces.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Societe des designers graphique du Quebec
click for video or screen capture See www.rgdontario.com

JOIN the creative experience!

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GO Creative Tidbits!

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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