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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