Lateral Thinking Problems - Semantics Lateral thinking problems that require you to pay close attention to the exact wording of the problem. 1. A woman gave natural birth to two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same month of the same year. But they were not twins and she had no access to a time machine. How could this be? 99 Graphic Design Resources Below is a list of 99+ graphic design resources, in English and (and a few other languages), that all designers must know about. It is sorted by category (click to go to category): For more resources you can check out the 101 Places To Get Design Inspiration. Also don’t forget to subscribe for more graphic design resources. 1 Spunk United An excellent magazine with a selection of the worlds best artists providing inspiration, interviews, articles and more.
Create A Editable Stitched Label Type Treatment In Illustrator If you found the previous Letterpress, Sketchy, and Metal type treatment tutorials useful, then you are going to like this Stitched Label Type tutorial. Like the previous tutorials, this one relies heavily on the Appearance panel, making it easy to edit the text and apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Detail Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4Difficulty: IntermediateTopics Covered: Appearance panel, Effects, gradientsEstimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes
Minimal Movie Posters These two posters are the finalists for the Now You See Me fan poster competition, which I posted about here. Let’s call the top one Option 1, and the second Option 2. Now you’ll get to help to choose the winner by answering this question: which poster do you prefer, Option 1 or Option 2?
10 Laws of Productivity You might think that creatives as diverse as Internet entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, industrial design firm Studio 7.5, and bestselling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami would have little in common. In fact, the tenets that guide how they – and exceptionally productive creatives across the board – make ideas happen are incredibly similar. Here are 10 laws of productivity we’ve consistently observed among serial idea executors: 1. Graphic Design Course Curriculum: Software, Typography, Colour, Illustration, Photography, Logotype, Design Systems, Portfolio Skills The government accredited Certificate IV in Design CUV40311 qualification is recognised by employers and industry groups Australia wide. This qualification is part of the national vocational education and training (VET) system, competency based and based on Training Packages. There are no pre-requisites of entry into this course. We teach you from the ground up. The course ethos
25 UI Inspiration and Design Pattern Resources Are your fresh design ideas no longer fresh or are you a designer who continually re-uses the same old and trusted design patterns that have followed you for many a year? Or, you might just be a UI designer that is stuck in a rut? If you are looking to change all that, then this is the post for you. How To Typeset a Poster Bowne & Co., Stationers at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York frequently produces beautiful letterpress keepsakes. This one from 1989, “Nineteenth Century Job Printing Display – The Poster” is a delightful little guide to the dos and don’ts. Using their enviable stock of metal types, 200 copies were printed on a Vandercook Universal I. the text was adapted from “The Letter-Preess Printer: A Complete Guide to the Art of Printing; Containing Practical Instructions for Learners at Case, Press and Machine” (London, 1881).
A Quick Course in Creativity by Paul McNeese This quick course in creativity is designed to give you a platform to stand on as we look at the various ways you can handle home, social and workplace situations, job-search details and career-path decisions. Let's examine what creativity might look like. Here are some of the ways in which creativity expresses itself. Perhaps the creative idea is one that mixes and matches items or ideas that haven't been combined in just this way before. A wonderful example of this comes from Anita Roddick, who founded the Body Shop, a chain of personal care products and stores.
Computer Graphics DESIGN PRINCIPLES What is the purpose of graphics? 1) To support content, 2) Create visual appeal, 3) Aid organization, 4) Aid eyeflow A good article about Design Principles: Principles_of_design Another great ad: Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes Hierarchy The tools you use to prioritize your content; how you organize your design. Victorianferndale | www.scion.com Good navigation with the use of color: | www.lacountyarts.org | Learningresources Focal Point Every design needs one of these - it will attract your viewer and draw them in. How to make a Focal Point | Good example | Genesis Box | Hautmanwebdesign | Bodyandsoul A good example of a site that NEEDS a focal point: Soccer Box A focal point can be text too: Bandwmag Eyeflow