First Friday Creative Tidbits

by Fred Showker

Creative Okay ... First Friday creative tidbits this issue includes : * World class typography projects * What makes an enticing poster? * 7 Predictions for the Creative Community * Gent: Scheppende Stad * Hand-drawn Monograms * and several others.

7 Predictions for the Creative Community

At the start of every year, it's fun to think about what's next. However, for the creative professional community, considering the future is not just a casual exercise. It's a necessity.
      The creative industries are rapidly changing, as is the way we manage our own creative careers.

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration

Over the course of 45 years in the film business, Francis Ford Coppola has refined a singular code of ethics that govern his filmmaking.
      There are three rules: 1) Write and direct original screenplays, 2) make them with the most modern technology available, and 3) self-finance them.

Gent: Scheppende Stad

This campaign image for the city of Ghent -- created by the folks at -- shows some awesome creative work along with top quality construction
      Also see Gent: Scheppende Stad (behind the scenes)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.coming-soon

Hand-drawn Monograms

Robert Westwood's Portfolio shows us this block-buster body of work -- looking like a whole lot of killer pen and ink.
      Robert is into Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Graphic Design -- from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Robert Westwood

World class typography projects

This small collection of Mats Ottdal's personal and professional projects based on illustrative typography is a real eye-opener.
      Mats' work in branding, Package Design and Typography is stunning. He's from Oslo, Norway
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Mats Ottdal

What makes an enticing poster?

Graphic designer Milton Glaser explores this idea and the process of graphic design in his short, but spot on, TED talk.
      Glaser opens his talk with a creative exploration of the famous renaissance painting, a portrait of Piero della Francesca, taking this old subject, breaking it down, and redefining it. Watch Glaser's TED Talk below; you are guaranteed a new perspective, and a laugh.... THEN Inspired by the archive talk from Milton Glaser, TED shares these fresh motivational posters from ReadyMade. Taking a cue from the poster art of the last Great Depression, the magazine asked five artists to make a simple image that would inspire us to do good things.

Don't forget ... we encourage you to share your discoveries in the creative world of art, typography, graphics, illustration, photography, sculpture, signs, signing, logos, business graphics and visual communications. Just discuss it in the Design Cafe, or pop out an email to DTG

thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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