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 FOUNDRIESA 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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