CREATIVE inspiration tidbits

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration Being creative is tough. You just can't always be creative on demand. But these idea-starters will go a long way toward being fresh with creative ideas . . .
* Which Reigns Supreme in Graphic Design: Functionality or Design?
* Graphic Design: Now in Production on Governors Island
* The Deadly Dance of Discounting
* Graphic Design Exhibition 2012
* Smartphone Photography 101
* Green Patriot Posters
... and more !

Graphic Design: Now in Production on Governors Island

A person working in almost any field could have written a book like 'How to Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul': designers don't have a monopoly on worker alienation, after all.
      But that title of Adrian Shaughnessy's 2005 book reflects the special circumstances of graphic designers, who generally practice their art in the service of clients and commerce.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : New York Times

Green Patriot Posters

During World War II the United States was able to mobilize industry and motivate its citizens in breathtaking speed. Factories were overhauled and consumption habits transformed. Strong, graphically compelling posters played a crucial role in the success of this campaign.
      These posters presented the actions of individual citizens as vital for the nation and portrayed those who took part as attractive, dynamic American heroes.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Green Patriot Posters

Graphic Design Exhibition 2012

One of the worst web site designs I've seen just so happens to house the art show for the 2012 Design students at Lane Community College.
      But it makes a nice surf to see some excellent work.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Lane Community College.

Which Reigns Supreme in Graphic Design: Functionality or Design?

One-on-one with Nick Roach. This week's poll on GraphicDesign.com takes readers inside the mind of one of the top WordPress theme developers on the planet, ElegantThemes.com founder and designer Nick Roach.
      This week's poll on GraphicDesign.com takes readers inside the mind of one of the top WordPress theme developers on the planet, ElegantThemes.com founder and designer Nick Roach. The site is one of the largest distributors of WordPress themes in existence and its head honcho, Roach, has taken the position that design should outweigh functionality when creating themes.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Terran Marketing

Smartphone Photography 101

It happens more often than you d think: You need to take a photo a good photo and the only camera anyone has handy is in their smartphone.
      Here are 10 tips for improving your smartphone photography skills.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Association Media & Publishing - Jennifer Ragan-Fore and Heidi Ellis

The Deadly Dance of Discounting

If you are in sales of any kind, you know you have thought about or actually offered discounted rates to prospects, current clients, or both to get them to commit to purchasing whatever you are selling.
      In certain situations, reducing your association s ad prices (discounting) is a smart strategy, but in general, dropping the price to save a sale is not the way to go. Here are a number of reasons why:
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Scott Oser -- Association Media & Publishing


JOIN the creative experience!

We'd like to hear from you! On the Facebook page, you'll find the gallery "Art is where you find it" -- you can contribute art there. Or, let DTG visit your site -- we'd love to have you contribute there and become part of DTG's . . .
GO Creative Tidbits!

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

Don't forget ... we encourage you to share your discoveries with other readers. Just send and email, contribute your own article, join the Design Cafe forums, or follow DTG on Facebook!


great deals on vector graphics