Creative Community Bulletin 22 January 2014

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

  • Putting the ‘game’ back in­to gam­i­fi­ca­tion: 4 ways to suc­cess­ful­ly gam­i­fy your brand

    “While these tac­tics work for some au­di­ences, they cer­tain­ly won’t work for every con­sumer or brand. So in­stead of hop­ping on the gam­i­fi­ca­tion band­wag­on and cher­ry pick­ing a game me­chan­ic or two, add val­ue to your loy­al­ty pro­gram by ap­ply­ing these four gam­i­fi­ca­tion best practices.

  • The Best Typefaces of 2013

    “For the past few months, we’ve been round­ing up the fresh­est type­faces from each month. Now, we look back at the year and se­lect the most beau­ti­ful fonts of 2013.”

  • Pompadour Numerals #Typography
    “Pompadour is a chunky, dis­play nu­mer­al set in­spired by the 1950s Rockabilly Hairdo. The num­bers, which each fit per­fect­ly in­side of a square, are best used a large sizes.”
  • 10 Colorful Facts About Ink

    “Ink is one of those every­day things we don’t tend to no­tice, but be­fore our dig­i­tal age, ink was of para­mount im­por­tance. With the ex­cep­tion of the spo­ken word, ink was the on­ly medi­um to com­mu­ni­cate ideas or pre­serve his­to­ry for a long time. Ancient inks were made from things like plant dye, burnt bones, and resin. Today, ink tech­nol­o­gy has pro­gressed to the point where mod­i­fied print­ers may soon be churn­ing out hu­man organs.”

  • 26 Free Photoshop Templates by Pariah Burke

    “Photoshop. It’s not just a noun, it’s a verb. It’s not just a tool for pho­to re­touch­ing but for all sorts of cre­ative projects. Even in a world with Illustrator, InDesign, and Muse, Photoshop of­ten ful­fills the roles of draw­ing ap­pli­ca­tion, lay­out en­vi­ron­ment, and Web and mo­bile in­ter­face de­sign in­stru­ment. More so than any oth­er piece of mod­ern soft­ware, Adobe’s flag­ship prod­uct is of­ten looked to as the be-all-do-all tool for cre­ative projects—both pro­fes­sion­al and con­sumer. In this spir­it I of­fer a leg up, a start­ing point, a help­ing hand, in the form of pre­built, ready-to-use and ready-to-customize Photoshop PSD tem­plates for a what­ev­er project may in­spire you to click that the blue box-encased “Ps” on your Dock or Startbar.”

  • 6 Watermark Apps To Protect Your Online Photos
    “Photo thieves, be­ware! Here are the best app op­tions to pro­tect your cre­ative work.”
  • BREAKING: Facebook Starts Showing Fewer Text Status Updates From Pages
    “Aside from the ob­vi­ous switch to more media- and link-based con­tent shar­ing, Facebook rec­om­mends us­ing the link share tool rather than em­bed­ding a link in the text of the up­date, as it pro­vides a more rich me­dia ex­pe­ri­ence for the consumer.”
  • Hoefler & Frere-Jones, The Beatles Of The Type World, Are Breaking Up
    “TOBIAS FRERE-JONES SAYS “TREACHEROUS” JONATHAN HOEFLER CHEATED HIM OF HIS HALF OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS TYPE FOUNDRIES–A COMPANY THAT HAS WORKED FOR EVERYONE FROM NIKE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES.
  • 5 Fantastic Animation Tools for HTML5
    “Flash is not the pre­ferred method for an­i­ma­tion any­more, and most de­sign­ers need to learn how to an­i­mate us­ing HTML5. Thankfully, there are sev­er­al tools in the mar­ket that can make your life easier.”

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