Creative Community Bulletin 20 January 2014

Great con­tent found by Pariah and shared to the design and cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties on social media.

  • How Many of These Did YOU Use? Looking Forward to Them in 2014? Top 100 Tools for Learning

    You don’t have to go it alone. Online tools will help you find col­lab­o­ra­tors, stay orga­nized, build com­mu­nity and get cre­ative in the new year. We’ve scoured the web for the top 100 tools avail­able to help you do what you dream in 2013. ”

  • 4 Ways To Shed Your Slump And Get Back to Awesome
    YOU ARE JUST NOT YOURSELF LATELY, AND YOUR WORK HAS BEEN SUFFERING. WELCOME TO THE PROFESSIONAL SLUMP. HERE’S HOW TO GET BACK TO YOUR NORMAL AWESOME SELF.
  • Lisa Frank and the ‘Rainbow Gulag’

    While it’s always nice to dis­cover that the rich and famous have feet of clay like the rest of us, you can’t help but feel there’s a deeper les­son here for all creatives.”

  • This Interactive Map Illustrates Our Growing E-Waste Problem
    “An inter­ac­tive waste map cre­ated by a UN part­ner­ship shows that the devel­oped world is export­ing its elec­tronic waste to poorer coun­tries, often ille­gally, where it is then dumped in landfills.”
  • What is Small Claims Court and When Should I Use It?
    “So, what kind of dis­putes can actu­ally be brought before the court? While the types of cases that qual­ify vary from state to state, here are a few com­mon scenarios:”
  • Time trav­el­ing pho­tog­ra­pher adds her­self into her child­hood pic­tures
    “Genius. Photographer Chino Otsuka has dis­cov­ered the art of time travel. Instead of exploit­ing a whole in the Space-time con­tin­uum to time travel, she sim­ply dig­i­tally spliced her adult self into old pho­tographs from her child­hood. That way it…
  • 6 Unconventional Tools For Quicker Creativity
    IF CREATIVITY IS SEEING OLD THINGS IN NEW WAYS, THEN GETTING WEIRD ISGOOD WAY TO GET MORE CREATIVE.”
  • Digital Publishing Tools for Art Book Publishers

    With the increas­ing pop­u­lar­ity of ebooks and the pro­lif­er­a­tion of eread­ers and tablets, it has become rou­tine to say that the past few years have been dis­rup­tive to the pub­lish­ing indus­try. Though many pub­lish­ers have been hes­i­tant to jump into “the dig­i­tal space,” art book pub­lish­ers and museum pub­li­ca­tion depart­ments have been among the slow­est to embrace ebooks and dig­i­tal publications.”

  • The Internet Of Sharks Warns Beach Goers Of Approaching Great Whites
    “Today, a grow­ing num­ber of appli­ances, cars, and elec­tron­ics are web-connected. Now even sharks are tweet­ing. And when they tweet, get out of the water.
  • Letterpress Maps of Your City

    A good map can show you how to get where you want to go. A great map forces you to see the area rep­re­sented in a whole new way. Archie Archambault’s (mostly) cir­cu­lar maps rely on lines, cir­cles and type to give you a clean, straight-to-the-point view of 1o major American cities, and Amsterdam. (For the record, those are: Washington DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and his own Portland, Oregon.)”

  • 10 Non-Traditional Engagement Rings to Inspire You
    “It’s engage­ment sea­son! From Thanksgiving until Valentine’s Day, engage­ment ring pho­tos will likely be fill­ing up your news feed. And while we love a stun­ning dia­mond, we also love the less tra­di­tional rings that we’ve been see­ing more of late…
  • How To Share Files, Snapchat-Style
    “Disappearing file shar­ing is just the lat­est trick from Younity, a com­pany that’s try­ing to unite the hard dri­ves of all your dis­parate devices.”
  • Why We Still Need Web-safe Fonts

    Things have changed. It’s now safe to use Web fonts — a tech­nique for ren­der­ing any remote font file in a web page using @font-face. This give us more cre­ative free­dom and a much wider range of font options.

  • Ten Lessons for Designers from Maker David Hieatt of Hiut Denim Co.

    II) You are not an artist.

    You make things. You make things in order to sell them. The dif­fer­ence between you and an artist is you can’t wait years to be discovered.

    You have to make what peo­ple want to buy. This is com­merce. This is not art.

    Selling is good. Employing peo­ple is good. Having appren­tices is good.

    Makers are here to make. Makers are here to sell - Van Gogh had to wait till he died before he sold his first paint­ing. You can’t.

    Sales after you die don’t count.”

  • Beautiful Typography Inspiration
    “Check out this col­lec­tion of web­sites that really got it right, fol­lowed by how to find sim­i­lar fonts for your own projects.”

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