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Ingenious Font Summons Icons With A Few Keystrokes

Ingenious Font Summons Icons With A Few Keystrokes | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

That’s the whole idea behind Symbolset, a collection of typefaces that you generate simply by typing a word. Once you license their fonts, those pesky little images we always need for projects, from sunshine to mailboxes to social-networking buttons, can magically appear when you type keywords like “sunshine,” “mailbox,” or “twitter.”

 

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There’s no need for metadata annotation because that’s built right into the font itself. Yet another advantage is that you can tweak Symbolsets with CSS.

 

 

http://symbolset.com

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Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail

Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Remember when Google Plus “flopped"? Well, it didn’t.

 

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It has shown the will to resist sexy, positive impacts to the bottom line in order to hold onto who it is as a company and this is a good example of that. So how does Google do this?

 

Step one: Corral every single blogger. Have you used Google lately and noticed faces appearing next to certain posts? That’s called Google Authorship--bloggers can link their Google Plus profile to the content they create.

 

Step two: Attract every single small business and at least one of their employees. Want your business to appear on Google Maps, Google Local, et al., so that you can tell your prospective customers where you are, what you sell, and when you are open? Yup, you guessed it--you need a Google Plus Local Business page now. But again, Google isn’t forcing your hand, it’s adding value.

 

Step three: Convince you, because all of those other things that you already love get better. Maybe you’re addicted to that new augmented reality game Ingress. Maybe your Google Plus profile makes it way easier to win. Or maybe you want better music, movie, or book recommendations--look no further than Google Plus. Want to find a community of skiers or chefs or race car drivers with a flick of the wrist? Or perhaps that hilarious video about that thing that you once emailed to a friend but can’t quite remember enough about it to find again? When you have Google Plus, those communities and that video just appear when you search for your best guess.

 

The point is, once Google Plus has every blogger, every small business, lots of gamers, lots of YouTubers, etc., actively using the product, they will continue to use all that new data to make even more of their products more awesome.

 

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4 Secrets For Doing Gonzo User Research

4 Secrets For Doing Gonzo User Research | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Brian Millar (Sense Worldwide)

 

A few years ago, I got to partner up with one of the world’s best ad creatives, Steve Henry. We spent the morning working on a brief for premium frozen foods. We blasted out a load of ideas and then hit a lull, as creative teams do.

 

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'Hashtag' named word of the year by the American Dialect Society

'Hashtag' named word of the year by the American Dialect Society | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Every year, the American Dialect Society nominates and then votes on a word of the year, and for 2012 it's "hashtag." It beat out other nominated words like "YOLO," "Fiscal cliff," and "Gangnam style." The ADS' chair of the New Words Committee, Ben Zimmer, said that the word was a "ubiquitous phenomenon in online talk" in 2012. He's not wrong, the term broke out from its origins on Twitter to more common usage, culminating in Newsweek's last ever print cover. Zimmer added that "hashtag could sometimes be heard in oral use introducing a snappy metacommentary on what had just been said."

 

The ADS promotes its word of the year over others by dint of its academic members and lack of commercial interests. In years past, "Occupy," "App," and "Plutoed" have all taken the honor — so there's no promise that "Hashtag" will have real staying power. If nothing else, the award for the word "Hashtag" could offer some future consolation to the baby that was reportedly named "Hashtag."

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New logo for Russian City Yaroslavl

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Yaroslavl is a Russian city with about half a million inhabitants located northeast of Moscow. Founded about 1000 years ago, its centre is now a World Heritage Site. Last month, on December 26, a new symbol was unveiled that will be used by the city in its communication, created by Art. Lebedev Studio.

The symbol takes inspiration from the fact that Yaroslavl is lovated at the confluence of two rivers, the Volga and the Kotorosl. It is also a stylised version of the letter Я, which is the first letter in Yaroslavl, and - of course - an arrow.

 

http://www.artlebedev.ru/everything/yaroslavl/logo/

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A Record Made Of Ice That Actually Plays

Listen to the real song here... http://soundcloud.com/shoutoutlouds/blue-ice Or Download here: http://www.facebook.com/Shoutoutlouds/app_172261422915404 Hell...
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Adobe Buys Portfolio Powerhouse Behance In Bid To Be The GitHub Of Design World - Forbes

Adobe Buys Portfolio Powerhouse Behance In Bid To Be The GitHub Of Design World - Forbes | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Adobe announced this afternoon that it is acquiring Behance, "a leading online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work," to become part of their Creative Cloud suite of tools and online services for designers.
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The 50 best free fonts for designers | Typography | Creative Bloq

The 50 best free fonts for designers | Typography | Creative Bloq | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Get your hands on the best free fonts, from retro inspired type to slap-you-in-the-face slab serifs!

 

See;

http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/best-free-fonts-for-designers-1233380

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Instagram Can Now Sell Users' Photos Without Paying Or Notifying Them - DesignTAXI.com

Instagram Can Now Sell Users' Photos Without Paying Or Notifying Them - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Instagram has released a new intellectual property policy that allows the company to sell users’ photographs without paying or notifying them.

The new policy, which only kicks in on 16 January 2013, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquistion of the popular photo-sharing app.
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Faced with a tide of user backlash over its new privacy policy, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced in a blog post that the company will be “removing the language” from the policy that gave Instagram the right to sell users’ photos without paying or notifying them; http://blog.instagram.com/post/38252135408/thank-you-and-were-listening
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The 10 best podcasts for designers

The 10 best podcasts for designers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Get up-to-date tips, expert advice, and inspiration from these fabulous design-related podcasts - all free to download!
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iPhone and iPad users can also use Apple's new app "Podcasts";

https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/podcasts/id525463029?mt=8

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Reclaim Your Creative Confidence

Reclaim Your Creative Confidence | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Most people are born creative. As children, we revel in imaginary play, ask outlandish questions, draw blobs and call them dinosaurs. But over time, because of socialization and formal education, a lot of us start to stifle those impulses. We learn to be warier of judgment, more cautious, more analytical. The world seems to divide into “creatives” and “noncreatives,” and too many people consciously or unconsciously resign themselves to the latter category.

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Read more at; http://hbr.org/2012/12/reclaim-your-creative-confidence

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World’s Largest Graffiti voices struggle for independence

World’s Largest Graffiti voices struggle for independence | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In October 2012, the letters “S.O.S.” were carved into the ground of Western Sahara/Algeria near the Saharaui refugee camp Smara. The graffiti measures 5 km x 1,7 km, which makes it the largest graffiti in the world.

The piece refers to the Saharaui peoples struggle for independence from Moroccan rule in the almost forgotten West Saharan conflict. For 36 years they have lived in makeshift conditions under the provisional arrangement of the refugee camps in the Sahara desert, south east of Tindouf. The poject is headed by Santiago Sierra, whose work is featured in Art & Agenda in collaboration with Artifariti and the Frente Polisario.

 

Scale: 5.000 m X 1.700 m
Lenght/path of outlines: 37.000 m
Marked reference points:Almost 2.000
Font: Arial Narrow
Font size: 6.800.000 pt
Area: 8.500 m2
Latitude: 27.4348919287 degrees
Longitude: -7.9418410842 degrees

 

→ Santiago Sierra:

http://www.santiago-sierra.com/201205_1024.php

 

 

Source: gestalten.com

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Zonnetrechtertjes vangen al het licht

Zonnetrechtertjes vangen al het licht | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Onderzoekers aan het vermaarde MIT hebben een nieuwe manier gevonden om veel meer energie uit zonlicht te halen. Met een soort minitrechtertjes kunnen ze meer kleuren van het licht omzetten in stroom.

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Infographic: How Advertising Agencies Get Their Names - DesignTAXI.com

Infographic: How Advertising Agencies Get Their Names - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Creative duo Rob & Joe of online community Cargo Collective have produced an intriguingly insightful chart—'Taxonomy of Advertising Agency Names'—in an attempt to “make sense of the names people give to ad agencies”.

The impressively complex chart analyzes some of the world’s most famous advertising agencies and trace their origins to a few main sources of inspiration.

According to the chart, while many agencies are named after sensible subjects like “founders” and “places”, there are also quite a number that are randomly named after “inanimate objects” and “physical or metaphysical attributes”. Infographic: How Advertising Agencies Get Their Names - DesignTAXI.com

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De Monsterkamer

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De Monsterkamer is verhuisd en opent op 11 januari 2013 officieel haar deuren met een feestelijk programma.


De Monsterkamer is een nieuw papieradvies centrum voor ontwerpers en uitgevers. Hier vind je een actueel overzicht van alle papiercollecties in Nederland en een beetje daarbuiten. Daarnaast toont De Monsterkamer diverse grafische materialen en toepassingen en een selectie van de beste creatieve drukkers, boekbinders en lithografen. Alles bij elkaar op een plek. Zo heeft iedere ontwerper snel toegang tot waar hij of zij naar op zoek is. Ga voor meer informatie naar: www.monsterkamer.nl.

 

Het nieuwe adres is: muzyQ studio's, Atlantisplein 1 in Amsterdam.

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Design: free (Dutch) documentaries online

Design: free (Dutch) documentaries online | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Design Alles wat je aan hebt en om je heen ziet is ontworpen: Van het kartonnen bekertje voor de koffieautomaat, de koffieautomaat zelf en het roerstaafje tot de kleren en schoenen die je aan hebt en de stoel waarop je zit. Over alles is nagedacht, en alles is door iemand gemaakt. Hier vindt u documentaires over ontwerpen en ontwerpers.

Online collection of documentaries about Design in The Netherlands, to be viewed online for free.


W.H. Gispen
Waste = Food
Kindersurprise
Mance Post
Trendspotting Milan
Fakmans Skip (Frysian ships)
Jaap Drupsteen
Angels (about finding happiness)
Anton Pieck

Piet Parra
Anthon Beeke
Jean-Paul Goude
Christien Meindertsma
Elmgreen & Dragset



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What to do with New York's payphones? | News | Design Week

What to do with New York's payphones? | News | Design Week | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The City of New York is seeking proposals for 11,000 soon-to-be obselete public payphones.

 

 

http://www.reinventpayphones.splashthat.com/#overview_nav

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Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine

Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer (UK; public library), Debbie Millman (previously) sits down with 20 of today’s most celebrated graphic designers to unravel the secrets of their creative process, work ethic, and general philosophy on life. The result is a kind of modern-day equivalent of the 1942 gem Anatomy of Inspiration, presenting a rare glimpse of the creative machinery behind some of today’s most talented and influential designers through conversations that reveal in equal measure their purposeful brilliance and tender humanity.

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New brand iden­tity for Kröller-Müller Museum.

New brand iden­tity for Kröller-Müller Museum. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The Kröller-Müller Museum is loca­ted in the beau­ti­ful ‘Hoge Veluwe’ natio­nal park, about a 75 minute drive from Ams­ter­dam. It com­bi­nes the second lar­gest collec­tion of Van Gogh pain­tings in the world with the big­gest sculp­ture gar­den in Europe. In spite of the uni­quen­ess of this com­bi­na­tion and the memo­rable art expe­ri­ence it deli­vers, the Kröller-Müller too often isn’t on the tra­vel plans of many Dutch and most for­eign visi­tors to The Netherlands.

 

With a new mar­ke­ting stra­tegy, updated pro­file and a totally new brand iden­tity, this is going to change in 2013. Per­fect timing because, after a period of dis­per­sed pre­sen­ta­tion and sto­rage, all the world-renowned Vin­cent van Gogh pain­tings are back toge­ther, well in time for the Kröller-Müller 75 year anni­versary cele­bra­tion next summer.

 

Open Type

Eden­s­pie­ker­mann deve­l­o­ped a dyna­mic typo­gra­phic con­cept and logo that are based on the cust­o­mer expe­ri­ence inside and outs­ide the museum walls. It is both gra­phic and sculp­tu­ral and beco­mes visi­ble due to the inter­play bet­ween light and shadow. We used Kris Sowersby’s beau­ti­fully craf­ted con­tem­porary type­face ›Kar­bon‹ and brought it to life with the help of Cinema4D software.

 

Vin­cent is back

One of the first visi­ble expres­si­ons of the new iden­tity is the cam­paign we deve­l­o­ped to cele­brate the rene­wed pre­sen­ta­tion of all the muse­ums’ Van Gogh pain­tings and dra­wings. Eden­s­pie­ker­mann was also responsi­ble for the visual design of the exhi­bi­tion and brought toge­ther Forbo Floo­ring and the Kröller-Müller to create the cust­o­mi­zed yel­low car­pe­ting in the Van Gogh zone of the museum.

 

A com­pre­hen­sive iden­tity pro­gram like this is always a work in pro­gress and we’re still working on various other brand expres­si­ons like the web­site and way­fin­ding for the museum and its beau­ti­ful sculp­ture gar­den. But don’t let this stop you from sche­du­ling a visit to this hid­den gem in the heart of the Nether­lands some time soon: it will surely tickle your senses!

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Project description at EdenSpiekermann: http://www.edenspiekermann.com/projects/a-hidden-gem-opens-up-to-the-world

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A Window That Forecasts Tomorrow’s Weather - DesignTAXI.com

A Window That Forecasts Tomorrow’s Weather - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

French industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created a “window” that shows what the weather will be like the next day.

The illuminated device—named “Demain est un Autre Jour” (Tomorrow is Another Day)—gathers real-time weather information from the internet and translate such data into a “glowing, impressionistic image” on its screen.

Looking at it is like looking through a semi-opaque window—for instance, viewers would observe what looks like blue sky and white clouds in the window when fine weather is forecasted.

Check out the designer’s demonstration of his unusual invention below:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GFivy8eFFBo

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Van Dale - Woord van het Jaar 2012

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Hét officiële Van Dale Woord van het Jaar 2012 is:

project X-feest

feest waarvoor via sociale media gasten worden uitgenodigd, die in zulke groten getale komen dat het feest enorm uit de hand loopt [ontleend aan de filmtitel Project X]

Volledige uitslag Woord van het Jaar 2012
1• project X-feest
2• bangalijst
3• inbrekersrisico

(uitslagen per categorie, zie; http://woordvanhetjaar.vandale.nl/)
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Overigens kan het woord op twee manieren worden geschreven. Het Groene Boekje geeft 'project X-feest' als de juiste spelling. Volgens het Witte Boekje moet het 'project-X-feest' zijn.

 

Bron: http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/9084/Jaaroverzicht/article/detail/3365190/2012/12/18/Project-X-feest-is-Woord-van-het-Jaar-2012.dhtml

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Cards Against Humanity

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What is Cards Against Humanity?

Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card.

http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/
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13 underrated (online) tools for graphic designers

13 underrated (online) tools for graphic designers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
These tools are often overlooked but they're brilliant! Find out how they can help power up your graphic design skills.

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http://www.easel.ly/
http://fivesecondtest.com/
http://skitch.com/
http://evernote.com/
http://www.loc.gov/index.html
Sketchpad and pencil
http://www.typetester.org/
http://fount.artequalswork.com/
http://designerstoolbox.com/
http://www.getharvest.com/
http://vectormagic.com/home
http://www.sumo.fm/#home/
http://inkscape.org/
http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
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Don't let these tools determine your creativity though...

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The world's first magnetic strip credit card up for sale

The world's first magnetic strip credit card up for sale | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

One of only two prototypes of the very first magnetic strip credit cards developed by IBM is up for sale for the first time.

Sotheby's are offering the relic of financial history for sale at their New York branch, with an estimate of between $10,000 to $15,000.

Made of card, with its magnetic strips printed stuck somewhat askew across both sides, the card has been carried for nearly 50 years in the wallet of its developer Jerome Svigals.

 

Credited with making possible today's trillion dollar consumer credit industry, the card is a unique piece of financial history.

While credit cards for individual companies had been in use in the U.S. since the Twenties, it was only in the Fifties that the idea of a universal credit card came into general use and acceptance.

 

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Mr Svigals' prototype card goes on sale December 14 as part of a fine books and manuscripts sale at Sotheby's in New York.

On one side the magnetic strip has come away and been stuck back down with sellotape, but it is not thought to have affected the value of the almost unique item.

The only other example is kept at the Computer History Museum in California.

 

The card is available for sale at Sotheby's at an auction set for December 14, with an estimate of between £10,000 and $15,000

 

Register to bid at;

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/books-manuscripts-n08919/lot.34.lotnum.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Startup Verbling connects language learners with native speakers

Startup Verbling connects language learners with native speakers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Learning a new language can be tedious and frustrating. Thankfully, a new generation of startups are leveraging advances in mobile and web technologies to make that process more enjoyable and rewarding.

 

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Verbling, a venture-backed startup wants to help turn language learners into polyglots by using video chat to connect them with real, live native speakers. Unlike the text-focused and algorithm-based Duolingo, Verbling wants to help users reach fluency and avoid the drop-out bug by creating a frictionless, in-browser live video chat experience that encourages immersion — albeit a virtual one.

 

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Its new support for 11 languages puts the startup in good stead compared to Duolingo, Voxy and MindSnacks and puts it on par with the site that it probably most closely resembles — Busuu. A number of sites offer some kind of tool for connecting with native speakers, including courses and lessons on top of that. Co-founder Bernstein believes Verbling has an advantage in this regard because its been laser-focused on its novice-to-expert matching and one-to-one video model.

 

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https://www.verbling.com/

 

 

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