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Creativity speaker and author Stefan Mumaw presents a 7-day training program to help you generate better ideas more quickly. Imagine if you could come up with more ideas; if you could do so faster, on demand and on the spot. That's the goal of these 7 exercises.
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Design Inspiration: Ideas for Designers
Last week, we wrote about creatives’ speculations as to what the Pantone Color of the Year would be. Today, Pantone announced that the 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid 18-3224. According to their announcement on the TODAY show, …
For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, The Beatles are sacred ground. They provided the soundtrack to our lives. When I hear “Revolution” I’m immediately transported to the summer of ’68 when I walked into Korvettes (ask your grandparents) and purchased the 45 RPM single (ask your parents) of “Hey Jude” b/w “Revolution” with its sleek black sleeve and knocked-out script typeface that read, “The Beatles on Apple” and, of course, that iconic granny smith apple label on the disc.
“Paradoxically, it is true that your brain will develop habit patterns and decide what’s good and bad in the art that you’re making. And as your brain is making those decisions you will not find the letter “o” in the alphabet; you may end up sticking around “b” and never get past it because you did not want something peculiar to happen.”
Might & Main crafted a full brand identity for Eventide Oyster Co. that won them the Promotion and Marketing Design Awards Best of Show honor. We loved their style so much that we asked them to design the September Issue of HOW’s cover.
Editors note: The following Andy Goldsworthy inspired creativity exercise for designers (as well as creatives of all walks of life) is excerpted from Jim Krause’s D30: Exercises for Designers, available from HOW Books September 19, 2013. Going for the Goldsworthy …
Entering competitions, like the HOW International Design Awards, is important if you want to build a name for yourself, your team or your firm.