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How social media is changing art

How social media is changing art | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
French street artist JR, known for his installations of giant photographs, has just unveiled his largest portrait yet. It will also be the hardest to see in person.

 

JR wrapped more than 150 shipping containers with black-and-white photos printed on paper and arranged the containers on a freighter. The pictures form an enormous black-and-white image of two eyes that stretches the length of the 1,200-foot vessel. Fans can check out the image first-hand only at stops between the northern French port of Le Havre, from where the freighter set sail Friday, and Malaysia, where it arrives in about a month. The few ports of call include Malta and Tangiers, Morocco.

JR will be documenting the photograph’s voyage—and its deterioration—on his Instagram account;

 

http://instagram.com/jr/

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Take It From an Expert: Design Is More Important Than Ever | WIRED

Take It From an Expert: Design Is More Important Than Ever | WIRED | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

We’ve been saying it for a while and now John Maeda has delivered the data to prove it: Design is more integral to good business than ever before. Maeda himself is further proof of the trend; last year he left his post as president of Rhode Island School of Design to be a design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

 

This weekend at SXSW, Maeda presented his inaugural Design in Tech Report, a 39-slide presentation that’s both inspired by Mary Meeker’s widely influential annual Internet Trends reports and a continuation of some of Meeker’s findings. Maeda actually contributed a slide to Meeker’s most recent report titled “R.I.P. Bad User Interfaces.” His presentation is essentially a closer look at why exactly that’s true.

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Spotify Unveils A Bold New Brand Identity

Spotify Unveils A Bold New Brand Identity | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

For a brand that fronts such a vast and eclectic array of music—a database of some 30 million songs, including the top tunes in Malta, Bulgaria, and Paraguay, among others—Spotify’s brand identity has always been surprisingly sedate: black, white, and an uninspiring green for colors; an off-the-shelf font; and a little stylized sound wave as a logo.

 

That made for a fairly dismal array of tools for communicating with the brand’s 60 million avid fans.

 

On Friday, at South by Southwest, all that will change. For the duration of the festival, Spotify House will be arrayed in a bold and explosively colorful new brand identity, which was the result of a year's worth of work, and many trips to the company’s Stockholm headquarters, by the New York design firm, Collins.

 

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One of the trickiest issues for the team was how to deal with photography. Since Spotify uses images borrowed from thousands of musical acts, it needed a way to brand a picture so that it looked like something from Spotify even if the company’s logo wasn’t plastered on it.

 

The answer came from a deep dive into music history, in the duotone photos from album covers and concert posters from the 1960s. That style originated with bands that were trying to find a low-budget way to promote their concerts.

 

The duotone look became so much a part of the brand identity, that Brett Renfer, Collins’s director of experience design, created a software program (subsequently nicknamed, "The Colorizer") to automate the process—a critical issue for a company like Spotify which has designers across 58 markets, from Andorra to Uruguay, all scrambling to brand content with the Spotify look.

 

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I'll bet you a million bucks they were inspired by Sagmeister's Casa de Musica Logo Generator;

http://nevolution.typepad.com/theories/2011/03/casa-de-musica-contingent-solutions.html

 

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New Ad Format Helps Brands Insert Your Social Media Photos Into Facebook Ads

New Ad Format Helps Brands Insert Your Social Media Photos Into Facebook Ads | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Brands already incorporate social media photos from consumers into their next big advertising campaigns. Now, there's a new way for them to promote those images in Facebook campaigns too.

Today, social marketing platform Olapic is launching a new ad format that includes images pulled from Instagram, Twitter, Vine or YouTube. The offering is called Predictive Consumer Generated Ads because its technology crawls social media for pictures that are expected to perform the best when sponsored on Facebook.

 

 

 

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What Europeans think of each other

What Europeans think of each other | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
As the table shows, when asked to name the most trustworthy nation, every country voted for Germany except for the Greeks. Instead, they awarded themselves that accolade, while casting Germany as the most arrogant and least compassionate nation. (In the 2012 poll, Greeks considered themselves to be the most hardworking, to general bemusement.) However, this antipathy towards Germany is understandable. As the main paymaster for the euro area, Germany is blamed for the strict austerity measures imposed on Greece as a condition for bailing out the country. These have resulted in a cycle of declining growth, weakening demand and real hardship. Indeed, Germany's economic dominance is reflected in its several nominations as the most arrogant and least compassionate country.
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How Paul Rand Pioneered The Era Of Design-Led Business

How Paul Rand Pioneered The Era Of Design-Led Business | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The graphic design legend convinced businesses to put design first. Here's how.

 

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How did Rand help transform designers from accessories to mainstays in the business world? Here, a few lessons from the master:

Make A Pretty Picture Book Explaining Your Work To Clients

 

Channel Contemporary Artists' Styles Even In Corporate Work

 

Don't Propose Something Too Radical Right Off The Bat

 

Don't Be Pretentious

 

 

Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand is on view at the Museum of the City of New York from February 25 to July 19, 2015;

 

http://www.mcny.org/exhibition/everything-design

 

 

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Mondriaan died 70 years ago, so is his work now copyright-free?

Mondriaan died 70 years ago, so is his work now copyright-free? | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

A dispute is looming about the use of works by Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan, who died 70 years ago, Trouw reports on Friday. Under European law, the copyright on Mondriaan’s work has now expired but the American-based Mondrian Trust says some works are still copyrighted and royalties need to be paid. The 70-year limit stems from the Berne convention, signed by 168 countries including the Netherlands, Trouw states. But the US uses a different ruling. It says everything produced prior to 1923 is copyright-free but that later work is subject to a 95-year rule dating from the time the work was first published in Europe. According to the Mondrian Trust, this means that Trouw is able to publish all Mondrian’s work in the newspaper but not online. This is because Americans could find the site and this would infringe the rights of Mondriaan’s heirs. After ‘intensive’ contact with Hilary Richardson of the trust, Trouw obtained a list of which paintings could and could not be used by a Dutch website.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Mondriaan died 70 years ago, so is his work now copyright-free?

 

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/01/mondriaan-died-70-years-ago-so-his-his-work-now-copyright-free/

A dispute is looming about the use of works by Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan, who died 70 years ago, Trouw reports on Friday. Under European law, the copyright on Mondriaan’s work has now expired but the American-based Mondrian Trust says some works are still copyrighted and royalties need to be paid. The 70-year limit stems from the Berne convention, signed by 168 countries including the Netherlands, Trouw states. But the US uses a different ruling. It says everything produced prior to 1923 is copyright-free but that later work is subject to a 95-year rule dating from the time the work was first published in Europe. According to the Mondrian Trust, this means that Trouw is able to publish all Mondrian’s work in the newspaper but not online. This is because Americans could find the site and this would infringe the rights of Mondriaan’s heirs. After ‘intensive’ contact with Hilary Richardson of the trust, Trouw obtained a list of which paintings could and could not be used by a Dutch website.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Mondriaan died 70 years ago, so is his work now copyright-free? http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/01/mondriaan-died-70-years-ago-so-his-his-work-now-copyright-free/Mondriaan died 70 years ago, so is his work now copyright-free? Tech & Media January 2, 2015 Mondriaan red treeA dispute is looming about the use of works by Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan, who died 70 years ago, Trouw reports on Friday. Under European law, the copyright on Mondriaan’s work has now expired but the American-based Mondrian Trust says some works are still copyrighted and royalties need to be paid. The 70-year limit stems from the Berne convention, signed by 168 countries including the Netherlands, Trouw states. But the US uses a different ruling. It says everything produced prior to 1923 is copyright-free but that later work is subject to a 95-year rule dating from the time the work was first published in Europe. According to the Mondrian Trust, this means that Trouw is able to publish all Mondrian’s work in the newspaper but not online. This is because Americans could find the site and this would infringe the rights of Mondriaan’s heirs. After ‘intensive’ contact with Hilary Richardson of the trust, Trouw obtained a list of which paintings could and could not be used by a Dutch website.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Mondriaan died 70 years ago, so is his work now copyright-free? http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/01/mondriaan-died-70-years-ago-so-his-his-work-now-copyright-free/
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Is nu alles direct vrij te gebruiken? Nee. Naast auteursrechten
op het schilderij moet je ook rekening houden met rechten van de fotograaf. Veel musea verbieden het om foto’s te maken van de
schilderijen. Als een speciaal schilderij gebruikt moet worden voor merchandising, dan is het advies de rechten daarvoor keurig af te kopen bij de fotograaf/het museum of een stock bank.

 

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UseClark: The revolutionary app that seeks to change our (online) reading experience

UseClark: The revolutionary app that seeks to change our (online) reading experience | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Did you know that we think at the speed of around 1400 words per minute (wpm) but can only read about 200 wpm? What makes up the difference of over a thousand words? Distractions! That not-so-good picture of you on your friend’s Facebook, the pile of unwashed clothes back home, evening plans with Ms. What’s-her-name, that article you were supposed to publish yesterday…dear God!

 

As a writer, I have three precious possessions: my mind, my fingers and my eyes. Of the three, the eyes have an expiry date; it’s constantly wearing out. Yet I can not do what I do without constantly reading and chomping data. So I’ve got to ration out my on-screen time and get the job done faster. I’ve dabbled with speed reading and found it to be an inelegant solution – it is not just about reading faster but retaining the information longer and being more productive. The market needed a better implementation and UseClark promises exactly that. Basically, speed reading is to UseClark what eating eggs is to having muscles like the Wolverine!

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Five friends built an ‘icehenge’ on a frozen lake and it is gorgeous

Five friends built an ‘icehenge’ on a frozen lake and it is gorgeous | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Recently in Lake Mills Wisconsin, five friends did what most bros often do: they built an ‘icehenge’ in the middle of a frozen lake. Drew McHenry, Kevin Lehner, Quinn Qilliams, Alec Seamars, and Patrick Shield, all spent two weekends building the fantastical structure they like to call ‘Rock Lake Icehenge’.

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Neil Gaiman on comics and scaring children, with Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman

It's a challenge to be a children's book publisher and want to put out something genuinely haunting in today's climate. We all know children have to be protected…
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anish kapoor's black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor - designboom | architecture & design magazine

anish kapoor's black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
anish kapoor installs 'descension' for the kochi-muziris biennale - a harrowing space where a caged vortex of black water spins down a seemingly bottomless hole.
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Heppee app voor gebroken gezinnen

Heppee app voor gebroken gezinnen | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Wat is Heppee?

Een app die gebroken of, neutraler gezegd, samengestelde gezinnen kunnen gebruiken om met elkaar te communiceren, te delen en afspraken te maken. Daarbij zijn de kinderen van het gezin de spil waar alles om draait: via Heppee kunnen ze eenvoudige boodschappen naar hun ouders sturen, leuke foto's delen en worden ze met symbolen en animaties op de hoogte gehouden van de agenda.

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Meet Thematic, A Picturesque Visual Storytelling Tool

Meet Thematic, A Picturesque Visual Storytelling Tool | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a creative way to share a high-impact visual narrative? Say hello to Thematic, a Web app that emphasizes your presentation’s visuals. Regardless of whether your story is…
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Meet the masterminds behind Typendium, typography's app du jour

Meet the masterminds behind Typendium, typography's app du jour | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
When England based William Robinson and Robyn Nevison started Typendium as a project of absolute passion back in 2013 none would have expected that this typography devotee’s dream of iOS app would ever become a hit. Obviously we, the typophile generation, are an ever expanding breed and we are more than happy to carry the origins of your favorite fonts in mobility mode. Exploring popular typefaces and their past, Typendium features short essays and illustrations...
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New Zealander faces Myanmar court over Buddha poster

New Zealander faces Myanmar court over Buddha poster | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Psychedelic image of Buddha wearing DJ headphones as ad for cheap drinks has led to the arrest of bar managers & owner who face possible jail term.
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For Dutch readers, see/read;

 

http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/5091/Religie/article/detail/3909627/2015/03/17/Manager-krijgt-celstraf-voor-foto-Boeddha-met-koptelefoon.dhtml

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Facebook lanceert Creative Accelerator

Facebook lanceert Creative Accelerator | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Een goed verhaal doorbreekt geografische, taalkundige, technologische en zelfs culturele grenzen. Dankzij de snelle groei van mobiele telefoons in snelgroeiende landen hebben merken meer mogelijkheden dan ooit tevoren om mensen te bereiken met hun verhalen.
 
Met dit als uitgangspunt heeft Facebook de ‘Creative Accelerator’ gelanceerd, een initiatief dat ontworpen is om merken te helpen bij het inzetten van de kracht van persoonlijke storytelling in snelgroeiende landen.
 
Via de Creative Accelerator werkt de Facebook Creative Shop met zeven klanten en hun bureaus in India, Indonesië, Zuid-Afrika, Kenia en Turkije om hun verhalen tot leven te brengen. Het doel van het programma is om met best practices voor snelgroeiende markten te komen door campagnes te ontwikkelen die speciaal ontwikkeld zijn voor mensen in die landen en de mobiele apparaten die zij gebruiken om Facebook te ervaren.

See more at:
http://fonkonline.nl/media-nieuws/facebook-lanceert-creative-accelerator-(30905).html#sthash.jNEI4aTT.dpuf

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Lifelogging - TNS NIPO

Lifelogging - TNS NIPO | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Wat zijn de gewoonten van uw klanten? Soms zou u graag onzichtbaar mee willen kijken op momenten dat uw klanten uw product gebruiken in de eigen omgeving. Wat doen ze ermee? Op welke manier gaan ze ermee om? Wellicht brengt hun daadwerkelijke gedrag u op ideeën voor renovatie of innovatie!


TNS NIPO biedt u de kans om de ‘fly on the wall’ te zijn met de Narrative. De Narrative is een piepkleine camera, in te zetten voor ‘lifelogging’. Geschikt voor het werkelijk vastleggen van levens en gewoonten van mensen. Geen sociaal wenselijke antwoorden of onbewust gedrag dat wordt vergeten. Resultaat met de Narrative: een ongefilterd, objectief verslag in beeld.


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De camera zoals beschreven is inmiddels te bestellen in een nieuwe uitvoering (8 MB, wifi en bluetooth enabled). Zie;

 

http://getnarrative.com

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Yves Béhar's Fuseproject To Design For A New Social-Good Accelerator

Yves Béhar's Fuseproject To Design For A New Social-Good Accelerator | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Yves Bhar's industrial design firm will work with 18 selected ventures whose services support girls in Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya.

 

This week, Yves Béhar’s award-winning industrial design firm, fuseproject, announced it will provide design services for a new accelerator program that will help develop businesses whose products and services support adolescent girls in Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. Created by the Nike Foundation, USAID, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), SPRING will provide finance, mentorship, and technical expertise for 18 ventures selected each year for the next five years.

Fuseproject, the firm behind consumer smash hits like Jawbone and the August Smart Lock, will be working right alongside these ventures from the get-go, helping develop the business strategy, branding, prototypes, and products.

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New York Times magazine unveils new logo and typefaces | Logo design | Creative Bloq

New York Times magazine unveils new logo and typefaces | Logo design | Creative Bloq | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The veteran title has updated its typography for a fresh new look.

 

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The redesign was led by the title's design director, Gail Bichler and art director, Matt Willey, working closely with the designer Anton Ioukhnovets.

 

Most notably, it includes a new logo, (...). The previous logo (...) has been redrawn by the typographer Matthew Carter, with the new design (bottom) described by the title as being "more modern, more graciously spaced".

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A Simple Web App That Makes Designing Your Own Font A Cinch

A Simple Web App That Makes Designing Your Own Font A Cinch | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Think you've got what it takes to design the next Helvetica? Prove it with this app.

 

http://www.metaflop.com/modulator

 

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IIKEA introduces 100+ emoticons

IIKEA introduces 100+ emoticons | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Men and women have always found difficulty
in communication. In the home situation
misunderstandings occur most around clutter.
And that is why IKEA introduces Emoticons:
a communication tool to ensure universal love
and understanding in your home. All your
hints, desires and questions will be
understood right away. Give it a try.
Start spreading happiness.

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Tijdlijn V&D

Tijdlijn V&D | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

V&D voorlopig gered

 

IEF Capital en V&D melden beiden dat alle betrokken partijen - op de vakbonden na - een overeenkomst hebben bereikt over een reddingsoperatie voor het warenhuisbedrijf. Midden deze week zal V&D weer voldoende werkkapitaal hebben om aan haar verplichtingen te voldoen. De precieze inhoud van de plannen is nog niet bekend gemaakt.

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Head Shots of Hand Models | HUH.

Head Shots of Hand Models | HUH. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The world of hand modelling isn't a world we often think about, which is a good thing, because if we're thinking about the product they're advertising and not their hands then they've normally done a good job. None-the-less, hand modelling is big business. In fact, some of the world's top models even have their appendage's insured for seven figure sums just in case some DIY accident should occur. Unlike traditional models though, these people are afforded an anonymity that allows them to walk around in the knowledge that they won't be hassled by paparazzi, but a new book by Alex Holder unmasks these soft-handed people among us. In her day-to-day life, Holder works at ad agency Anomaly London, where she often has to spend a lot of time on set with hand and feet models. After spending lots of time on sets with hand and feet models I became fascinated with this strange industry, she says. How did they become hand models? Were they 'spotted'? How do they look after their hands? Nina is a hand supermodel and is Kate Moss’ hand double, she moisturises her hands about 30 times a day, Alex revealed. Frederic comes from a line of hand models, with both his father and his uncle doing the same job. One of the models had to be taken off the books for a year as they had a wart. Giulia stands in for little boys’ hands so if you see someone playing with a Power Ranger model on TV it’s probably her. Adnan is the only double jointed, Middle Eastern hand model on his agency’s books – who doesn’t want that accolade? The book, entitled Head Shots of Hand Models, was shot by Holder and photographer Oli Kellett with layout and design handled by the good people at M.G.T.
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Patchwork | A secure collaboration app for vulnerable people

Patchwork | A secure collaboration app for vulnerable people | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Background

The tragic death of ‘Baby P’ in August 2007 caused shockwaves through local government and the care profession in the UK. The 17-month-old Peter Connelly had died after suffering a series of injuries inflicted by his parents over eight months, during which time was seen repeatedly by children’s services and health professionals.

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Communication between these care agencies is surprisingly difficult, most agencies use case management systems which hold information too detailed and sensitive to share widely, creating gaps in knowledge. Each organisation has its own way of working and practitioners often find it difficult to refer their client to the right person to help.

Dominic Campbell, founder of design agency FutureGov, felt this was an area where social networking technology could make a difference.

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How design helped

Working with practitioners, FutureGov built a prototype for a service called Patchwork. Patchwork is secure web tool that connects professionals, allowing practitioners from different organisations to quickly and simply access the contact details of others working with their clients.

Patchwork means frontline staff, such as district and county council contacts, fire service and social workers, can log on to a website, enter the name of a client, and immediately see which other agencies and professionals are supporting that person. They are also provided with details of the best way to communicate with those people, whether mobile, landline or email.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK7K6KfCaSU

 

Website;

http://patchworkhq.com

 

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Slack is killing email

Slack is killing email | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
It’s been four years since Stewart Butterfield last sent an email to a work colleague. His team long ago replaced email with a chat app that plugged in to all their favorite services like Twitter,...
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What if your Earth science book was alive?

What if your Earth science book was alive? | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Earth: A Primer is a fully interactive geology textbook that doesn't just explain the planet. It simulates it.

 

You can download Earth: A Primer from the App Store for $10 here;

http://www.earthprimer.com/

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