Creative Tidbits: Back to (Design) School

by Fred Showker

Creative This issue of Creative Tidbits takes us "Back to (DESIGN) School" with some education, some good references, and some eye-candy ...
[ ] Wong Lik Hai's Portfolio
[ ] Eye Candy: Edvard Scott, An Illustrator Inspired
[ ] Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship
[ ] iPad as Art Medium
[ ] Overlooked design ... display
[ ] Google encourages sites to think beyond PageRank
[ ] and more!

Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship

Favorite Apps for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh

A stunning collection of illustrations from Charis Tsevis -- working from photos of basketball players shot by Matthew Jacques, Marty Ellis, Kenn Inness, Richard Paul Kane, Hoops Photos and Klearchos Kapoutsis.
      You can download the original size of these illustrations from Flickr photostream by visiting my Colors of Basketball 2010 set. See: http://www.tsevis.com
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Charis Tsevis - Illustrator - Athens Greece
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, See the video, or another screen capture

iPad as Art Medium

Favorite Apps for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh

Okay so it's NOT Photoshop ... but it's madness just the same!
      These iPad Paintings -- Digital portraits are created ENTIRELY on an iPad, using Brushes app. From Olechka Art and Design, Seattle, WA http://olechkadesign.com
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Olga (Olechka) Shvartsur
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, See the video, or another screen capture

Eye Candy: Edvard Scott, An Illustrator Inspired

Favorite Apps for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh

Edvard Scott's strange illustrations are inspired by his own curiosity -- no wonder he cites Radiolab as an influence.
      Ask a talented illustrator and graphic designer like Edvard Scott who his influences are, and you might expect to hear certain names dropped: Saul Bass, Paul Rand. But Scott doesn't do what you expect.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Edvard Scott
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, See the video, or another screen capture

Wong Lik Hai's Portfolio

Favorite Apps for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh

Take a look at some superb design work from this studio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Wong Lik Hai
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, See the video, or another screen capture

Overlooked design ... display

Favorite Apps for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh

Althought this flaky site often misbehaves, and all its content is embedded in graphics (One of the "Reasons Your Web Site Sucks") the art and design is stunning
      Display and signage is a truly overlooked medium most graphic designers never think about ... however, in my experience, it's one of the most fun and rewarding mediums. (You see your work 10, 20, 30 years or longer after that print piece is long gone!) Unfortunately we cannot link you there. It's all enshrouded in code, you'll have to dig down yourself.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Hawse Design
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, See the video, or another screen capture

Google encourages sites to think beyond PageRank

Favorite Apps for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh

The latest blog post from Google Webmaster Central remind site owners what many of us have been saying for years: The Google Toolbar PageRank number is a terrible SEO metric (I may be paraphrasing a bit). Webmaster Trends Analysis (and knitter extraordinaire) Susan Moskwa, who wrote the post, says:
      "I posit that none of us truly care about PageRank as an end goal. PageRank is just a stand-in for what we really want: for our websites to make more money, attract more readers, generate more leads, more newsletter sign-ups, etc.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Search Engine Land
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, See the video, or another screen capture


GO Follow Previous 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