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 IS A GOOD 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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