Creative Community Bulletin 5 November 2013

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

  • Why Do Poor People ‘Waste’ Money On Luxury Goods? Because They Must
    His is a belief held by many people, including lots of black people, poor people, formerly poor people, etc. It is, I suspect, an honest expression of incredulity. If you are poor, why do you spend money on useless status symbols like handbags …
  • Sketchbooks from Creatives around the world on tour in this traveling library

    ‘The Sketchbook Tour’ truck acts as a mobile library, housing a collection of almost 30,000 sketchbooks sent in by creatives around the world. The truck travels to 40 over cities in North America over the span of a year, parking at various events and locations where anyone can hop on to browse through a mish-mash of wonderful art. 

  • Sketchbooks from Creatives around the world on tour in this traveling library

    ‘The Sketchbook Tour’ truck acts as a mobile library, housing a collection of almost 30,000 sketchbooks sent in by creatives around the world. The truck travels to 40 over cities in North America over the span of a year, parking at various events and locations where anyone can hop on to browse through a mish-mash of wonderful art. 

  • 10 captivating uses of typography in movies
    The opening credits are often the first clue you have to a film’s theme and tone, and typography is integral to that. Here’s our selection of 10 engaging pieces of typography in movies.
  • Apple’s iCloud Keychain: It works, but with frustrating limitations
    Unfortunately, it’s kind of a mess. iCloud Keychain does accomplish the most basic things you’d expect a password manager to do, but it often does so in an awkward manner. Important functionality is hard enough to find that it may be effectivel…
  • Why Did Apple Lose Its Humanities?
    Ever since the passing of Steve Jobs, some folks have felt that Apple has lost its rudder. If you listen to the arguments of noted tech blogger Ben Thompson, you’ll discover that’s because the company that famously asked us to Think Different h…
  • The Best Personal Finance Tips from Evil Millionaires

    Just because someone’s evil doesn’t mean they can’t teach us something worthwhile, and the millionaires of the world are no different. Even though you may consider some of them evil, there’s no doubting that they know how to amass a fortune. With that in mind, here are just a few of the most applicable tips from evil millionaires (money laundering not included).

  • The Best Personal Finance Tips from Evil Millionaires

    Just because someone’s evil doesn’t mean they can’t teach us something worthwhile, and the millionaires of the world are no different. Even though you may consider some of them evil, there’s no doubting that they know how to amass a fortune. With that in mind, here are just a few of the most applicable tips from evil millionaires (money laundering not included).

  • How to Keep Your Pinterest Brand Page Legal
    Thinking of creating a business page on Pinterest or converting an existing page to one for commercial use? There are some important differences between personal and business pages that you need to consider. Click below to watch full-screen:

  • What can freelancers learn from larger companies when it comes to email etiquette?

    Today’s freelancers are often seen as being in a privileged position where communication is concerned. Thanks to the rise of the Internet and the prevalence of emails, freelancers are now more accessible to work and commissions than ever before, but this situation isn’t without its hazards.

  • Smartphone Patent war goes nuclear: Microsoft, Apple-owned “Rockstar” sues Google

    Google bid for the patents, but it didn’t get them. Instead, the patents went to a group of competitors—Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Ericsson, and Sony—operating under the name “Rockstar Bidco.” The companies together bid the shocking sum of $4.5 billion.

    Patent insiders knew that the Nortel portfolio was the patent equivalent of a nuclear stockpile: dangerous in the wrong hands, and a bit scary even if held by a “responsible” party.

  • Creative Inspiration: The Power of Books
    I recently discovered a project by designer Mladen Penev called ‘The Power of Books,’ and I couldn’t believe I had never seen or heard of it before. Here are some of the inspiring images from the collection:
  • Now You Can Get Twitter Direct Messages From Any Follower—If You Dare
    “A new option on the Twitter settings page lets some users receive DMs, which are private messages similar to texts, from anyone who follows you. Until now, most users could only get direct messages from followers you also follow back.”

  • Do your brainstorming on Mondays for the most creative and effective results

    Why do all of this prefrontal cortex thinking on Mondays? If you’re living right, Monday should be the day that your prefrontal cortex is well-rested. You’ve spent time with family and friends, caught up on sleep, and haven’t thought about work.

    On Monday morning, your mind should be about as disconnected from the little details of work as it will be any other part of the work week. So, you’re well-prepared to review the 30,000-foot view of what you’re working on.

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