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Creative Techniques for Graphic Designers. I am always looking for new creative techniques to help come up with ideas for graphic design and I have read several books on creativity.
The only downside to some of these books is that they don’t always easily lend themselves to graphic design and are far better for coming up with product or business ideas. Worst still I have read one creativity book that in my opinion was complete B.S. which included the idea that if you raise your eyebrows it helps put you in a positive frame of mind and increases your flow of ideas (hands up who’s now raising their eyebrows – got any cool ideas yet?). I decided to put together my own list, to share ideas of creative techniques that I have either used, or that I think will work to help stimulate graphic design ideas.
It’s as much a check list for myself as well as for anyone else who is reading this post. SeptemberIndustry - The best in international graphic design and everything in between every week. Illusion 360 - The World's most amazing Art, Design, Technology and Video. Inspiredology - Design inspiration lab. Reform & Revolution / R² Published Graphic Design, Photography, Digital Art and Web Design Inspiration | DesignersCouch. Adobe Illustrator Group News. For those who love whisky. As part of their design of a new 'experience space' in Shanghai for whisky brand Johnnie Walker, creative agency LOVE created a series of commemorative edition bottles, referencing the Chinese decorative style of blue and white porcelain...
In LOVE's first project for Diageo Asia, the Manchester-based agency worked with interior designers, Asylum, on the look of the Johnnie Walker House which is set to open in Shanghai. The four story house will be used to market Scottish whisky to Chinese consumers and tell the story of the brand's history through interactive installation made from materials used in the whisky-making process. Other features of the House include a copper sculpture of the distillery process (below); various illustrations by the TOY agency made in the material; typography etched into oak floors; and even a "peat wall art feature", no less.