Creative Tidbits #201: Trump, Iranian type, Adobe Post, classic signs and more

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Welcome to a new year of Creative Tidbits, my favorite column! I probably enjoy finding these great discoveries more than you do! There's a lot going on so, enjoy and remember : there's a creative experience around every corner!

  • Graphic design genius recreates all 32 NFL logos with Donald Trump in them
  • Local/Not Local: Arabic & Iranian Typography Made in California
  • This Could Be New Zealand’s Next Flag, and It’s a Good One
  • Adobe Post offers up basic graphic design tools for free
  • Sign-maker opens up about iconic Carroll works
  • Are these the best-looking books of 2015?

Graphic design genius recreates all 32 NFL logos with Donald Trump in them

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Sometimes, you need to ask yourself, 'do I have enough Donald Trump in my life?'
      While the answer to that is generally YES, and possibly a resounding yes, you could do a lot worse than checking out Uproxx's latest effort. A graphic designer for the website has gone and recreated every NFL logo with the presidential candidate's head in it.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.newstalk.com
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here is a screen capture

Local/Not Local: Arabic & Iranian Typography Made in California

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Local/Not Local, is an exhibition showcasing Arabic and Iranian typography, created by various Middle Eastern designers based in California.
      These designers pay homage to their cultural roots through their design practice and reveal that Arabic and Iranian typography has a place in California through community based projects, collaborations and works with various clientele.
Here's the Full Story Full story : saudigazette.com.sa
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here is a screen capture

This Could Be New Zealand’s Next Flag, and It’s a Good One

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For months now, New Zealand has been toying with the idea of redesigning its national flag. A new flag design called the Silver Fern, created by architect Kyle Lockwood, won a referendum that could see it adopted as the country’s new official flag.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.wired.com
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker This is the current flag!

Adobe Post offers up basic graphic design tools for free

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Adobe has shifted course in the last few years, moving from releasing expensive, professional applications that cost hundreds of dollars, to free apps and a reasonably priced subscription desktop suite.
      The newest of these free mobile apps is Adobe Post, and it’s probably the most broadly accessible Adobe application to date. The app is simple but very powerful, and it’s designed to help users quickly and easily create graphics, primarily for sharing on social media. Of course, to get you started, there are a number of quick templates to choose from, so selecting a photo, adding some text, and sharing, is an easy process.
Here's the Full Story Full story : blog.post.adobe.com
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Remember all those designs sent in to Adobe over the years?

Sign-maker opens up about iconic Carroll works

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With pieces shining out from along both Main Street and Baltimore Boulevard, nearly every resident of Westminster has seen the work of Curtis Arbaugh work, though many probably don't know his name.
      Arbaugh is a sign designer with Gable Signs and Graphics who has designed several iconic images throughout the county and state, including the neon-lit signs for the Carroll Arts Center and Plum Crazy Diner, as well as pieces for the Boulevard Exchange in Westminster and the Maryland Live Casino in Arundel Mills.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.carrollcountytimes.com
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Don't you just LOVE those signs!

Are these the best-looking books of 2015?

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Ray Edgar from the Sidney Morning Herad looks at some unusual and special books of 2015
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.smh.com.au
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here are two sample covers

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