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Design Bookshelf : Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos

Dover passed along this book right at the right time -- our 20th Annual Designing Women edition! Marilyn Monroe was an icon of the silver screen picture era, and what a great addition to this year's "Women's History" month celebration . . . sample photos, and a lot more in the Bookshelf February 21, 2015

Creative Tidbits #187: March Madness & Designing Women

Fred Showker's Creative Update

For the 20th March, welcome to the first Designing Women edition of 2015. Where do you find creative inspiration? Watching others in the creative processes is the best way to get those creative juices flowing. I thought we would get started a little early because there's so much content to cover. :

  • Kemistry's Graham McCallum on 100 years of design changing technology
  • 16 Iconic Creations by Architecture and Design Power Couples
  • Designing Women: designer becomes top creative 'crowdsourcer'
  • This is beading on steroids ... down south of the border
  • The Military’s Graphic Design War On Venereal Disease
  • Designing Women: New school design and website ...
  • The works of Jean Jullien ... an interview
  • When Harry Met Sally Met Graphic Design
  • 12000 free outline icons
  • ... and more !
February 19, 2015

Your next favorite drawing program may very well be Candy Apple!

You've got to be pretty innovative to challenge the Adobe borg, but I'm hearing from lots and lots of people that Candy Apple has now become their favorite art app. February 18, 2015

Amazing visions of snow sculptures from all around the frozen parts of the world

It's winter, and many places around the world are being covered by snow. In parts of the North American continent, they're being covered with blanket after blanket after blanket of record-breaking snowfall. Many places turn that event into a fun event by building snow sculptures. February 17, 2015

Awesome video effects roar your way in the Magic Bullet Suite 12

If you're creating video on a scale higher than a hobby, you're going to go ballistic over the new Magic Bullet Suite 12. I've gathered some killer image captures that show some of these effects, and I'll link you to a full demo movie! If you're serious about video excellence, you need this! February 16, 2015

Reduce paper waste and errors with new bid & estimate app - GreenBid

Arizona start-up, GreenBid has developed GreenBid, a digital bid, estimate, and invoice generator to help users save money and reduce waste. GreenBid Paperless Estimates is specifically developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. February 15, 2015

The virtual business card that exchanges info electronically - gCard

gCard 1.0, is a new business tool for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Available in a wide range of colorful backgrounds, gCard is a virtual business card that allows users to electronically share their information. February 13, 2015

IMMERSION 2015 goes to Paris, France

The Immersive Education Initiative has announced that Paris, France, has been selected as the official site for IMMERSION 2015, featuring a unique "modular" format that premiered at IMMERSION 2014 in Los Angeles last June. February 12, 2015

The 5 Best Innovations of January 2015

Special thanks to Freddie Laker for sending this article from his news blog Take Me To Your Leader! Freddie writes :
      It's fun to get back into the swing of things with Take Me To Your Leader. Our post covering the Best of CES 2015 covered everything from intelligent miniaturized robots that teach kids to program, to home security systems that recognize family members via facial recognition. February 11, 2015

First 10 Startups Participating in Third Annual Program Kicking-Off at NAB Show Unveiled

SPROCKIT and NAB Show today announced the first 10 startups selected to participate in SPROCKIT's 2015 program. Up to 30 emerging companies will be hand-selected by industry leaders to participate in this year's SPROCKIT program based on their potential to disrupt the market and offer real solutions to challenges in today's evolving market that many established media and entertainment companies face. February 4, 2015