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Pas psychologische verleidingstechnieken ook toe op SEA!

Pas psychologische verleidingstechnieken ook toe op SEA! | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
In 2011 werd wereldwijd ongeveer 37 miljard dollar besteed aan SEA-campagnes, en het (monetaire) belang van SEA in online marketing lijkt alleen maar toe te nemen. Om te evalueren of al dat geld...
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Living With Less. A Lot Less.

Living With Less. A Lot Less. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
[Image: Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch]OpinionBy GRAHAM HILLPublished: March 9, 2013I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 percent of the books I once did (...)
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Reminds me of the art-installation 'Breakdown' (2001) by Michael Landy, see; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Landy

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101 Typographic Tributes To David Bowie, Collected On One Glamorous Poster

101 Typographic Tributes To David Bowie, Collected On One Glamorous Poster | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

U.K. creative type Mark Blamire didn’t try to limit himself to a single vision for his contribution to David Bowie Is, an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London. For his limited-edition piece, printed on appropriately glamorous holographic rainbow paper, Blamire enlisted 101 different artists to contribute their own typographic identities for the musician--and then compiled them into a single, beautifully discordant graphic. The main idea, Blamire says, was to represent Bowie’s "chameleon-like persona" through typography. And at that it clearly succeeds. In some cases, designers made use of their favorite typefaces, where others styled the artist’s name by hand.

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Barnbrook on new album cover design for The Next Day (David Bowie)

Barnbrook on new album cover design for The Next Day (David Bowie) | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

There has been much discussion surrounding the cover of the new David Bowie album The Next Day so thought I would answer a few questions that people have asked about it.

 

– Why not a new image for the cover?
We wanted to do something different with it – very difficult in an area where everything has been done before – but we dare to think this is something new. Normally using an image from the past means, ‘recycle’ or ‘greatest hits’ but here we are referring to the title The Next Day. The “Heroes” cover obscured by the white square is about the spirit of great pop or rock music which is ‘of the moment’, forgetting or obliterating the past.

However, we all know that this is never quite the case, no matter how much we try, we cannot break free from the past. When you are creative, it manifests itself in every way – it seeps out in every new mark you make (particularly in the case of an artist like Bowie). It always looms large and people will judge you always in relation to your history, no matter how much you try to escape it. The obscuring of an image from the past is also about the wider human condition; we move on relentlessly in our lives to the next day, leaving the past because we have no choice but to.

 

– Why “Heroes”?
If you are going to subvert an album by David Bowie there are many to choose from but this is one of his most revered, it had to be an image that would really jar if it were subverted in some way and we thought “Heroes” worked best on all counts. Also the new album is very contemplative and the “Heroes” cover matched this mood. The song Where are we now? is a comparison between Berlin when the wall fell and Berlin today. Most people know of Bowie’s heritage in Berlin and we want people to think about the time when the original album was produced and now.

 

 

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– What is the font you used for the main title?
It is a new font that we are working on called Doctrine – this is the first major use of it. Doctrine will be released in the coming weeks at VirusFonts.

 

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Who Made That Pantone Chip?

Who Made That Pantone Chip? | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

 

In the early 1960s, as Lawrence Herbert drove to work in a blue Cadillac with cherry red seats, he mulled over a problem: How to create a “universal language” of color. Herbert, the owner of the Pantone printing company, had just produced a retail display card that helped shoppers choose pantyhose. He had to hand-mix the subtle beiges of each swatch, because it was so difficult to buy the exact shade he wanted from an ink manufacturer. Each company defined colors differently, and when you ordered “wheat” or “taupe” or “cream,” you couldn’t predict what you’d get.

 

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Stately, a free symbol font of the US

Stately, a free symbol font of the US | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

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Essentially, Stately is a font for creating maps of the United States. A symbol font, to be precise, just like the Word 2000-era favorite Webdings, but instead of planes and pictograms it generates the 50 states--one corresponding to every capital and lowercase letter (lowercase z, not to be left out, summons an image of the entire country). When typed in sequence, the symbols stack up neatly to create a perfect little map. Since it’s a font, it stays crisp at any size. And it can be colored however you want with a few lines of CSS.

 

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The font was created by Ben Markowitz, a UX designer at the DC-based outfit Intridea.

 

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Free download at;

http://intridea.github.com/stately/

 

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An Incredible Keyboard App That Lets You Type Without Looking At Your Screen

Register for the Beta: http://beta.fleksy.com/ Get the preview app: http://fleksy.com/app Fleksy is a revolutionary technology that makes typing on touch-scr...
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via; http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671852/an-incredible-keyboard-app-that-lets-you-type-without-looking-at-your-screen?

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12 Essential Negotiating Strategies For Consultants

12 Essential Negotiating Strategies For Consultants | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers by David Sherwin (HOW Books).When first striking out on their own as businesspeople, many consultants and designers don’t know how to bargain or...
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David Sherwin is a Principal Designer at frog in San Francisco. He is the author of Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers and Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills, and was a co-author of frog’s Collective Action Toolkit. He blogs regularly on design at http://www.changeorderblog.com/.

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Landmark, an architectural font | Hoefler & Frere-Jones

Landmark, an architectural font | Hoefler & Frere-Jones | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Landmark, an architectural letter.

The signature alphabet of one of New York’s most significant buildings becomes a family of clear and colorful display fonts.

 

For those who understand outdoor lettering as a form of public service, no landmark seems more deserving of its own typeface than Lever House. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft and completed in 1952, Lever House is celebrated for its emphasis on both technological innovation and urban values: it pioneered glass curtain wall construction, the technique that came to define the modern skyscraper, and it used its site to favor aesthetic and social considerations over the raw potential for profit.

 

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In preparation for its release, H&FJ revisited the original Landmark typeface with additional variations in mind. Thinking about the material qualities of architectural lettering, and how it responds to changes in light and perspective, prompted three new designs: a keen Inline, a contemplative Shadow, and a dazzling Dimensional.

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Dyson’s Latest Coup: A $1,500 Sink Faucet That Dries Hands, Too

Dyson’s Latest Coup: A $1,500 Sink Faucet That Dries Hands, Too | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
It took 125 engineers three years and 3,300 prototypes to develop Dyson’s latest innovation, a hand dryer called the Airblade Tap that seeks to “reinvent the way we wash our hands.” The company unveiled the stainless-steel Tap alongside two other...
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Ahn Jun: self-portraits of a fearless artist

Ahn Jun: self-portraits of a fearless artist | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
In some of the South Korean artist's daring photographs, viewers are afforded stomach-churning vertical views of her feet dangling hundreds of feet above the bustling city streets of Seoul, Hong Kong and New York below, or longer shots of her balanced...
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Dag AIDA: Revolutionair redesign van de marketing funnel? [Onderzoek]

Dag AIDA: Revolutionair redesign van de marketing funnel? [Onderzoek] | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Het AIDA-model regeert niet langer het marketingonderzoek. Ontdek hoe een revolutionair marketing model klantloyaliteit centraal stelt.
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The Secret Sauce Gesture Behind Vine And Snapchat

The Secret Sauce Gesture Behind Vine And Snapchat | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
When the iPhone hit, everything changed. We didn’t need to have 50 specialized buttons tethered to smartphones anymore. Rather, the screen could pull up a keyboard as easily as a shutter button or a set of browser controls.
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Weerstand tegen Google Glass groeit

Weerstand tegen Google Glass groeit | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Steve Mann, ‘s werelds eerste cyborg en ook wel de 'father of wearable computing' genoemd, kwam halverwege 2012 in de problemen in een McDonald's restaurant in Parijs. Na met zijn gezin meerdere...
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Fotoboek met loden omslag toont verdwijnende middenstand in België

Fotoboek met loden omslag toont verdwijnende middenstand in België | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
 

Stephan Vanfleteren fotografeerde de afgelopen tien jaar foto’s van afgetakelde gevels en vergeten vitrines in heel België. Het werd een melancholisch portret van verdwijnende kleine winkels, gesloten dorpscafés, verlaten bordelen en dichtgetimmerde gevels.

 

Façades & Vitrines gaat over de schoonheid van een neergelaten rolluik, een dichtgemetselde voordeur, een afgebladderde muurschildering en een voorgoed dichtgetrokken gordijn in een etalage. Het is een fotografisch document over het onherroepelijke verlies van de kleine middenstand in een steeds sneller draaiende wereld.

De 666 genummerde boeken, gebonden in lood met ingestanste titel en editienummer, maken deel uit van een artistieke installatie die tentoongesteld zal worden in de Budafabriek in Kortrijk, vanaf 9 maart.

Met een inleidende tekst door Stephan Vanfleteren en een verzameling observaties door schrijver-journalist Jan Hertoghs.

 

Je kan het boek bestellen op www.uitgeverijkannibaal.be

  
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Zie interview Canvas (Reyers laat) wo 6 maart 2013;

http://www.canvas.be/programmas/reyers-laat/server1-4f4f0310%3A13bae8811da%3A-2c26

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Creative Review - David Bowie Is the subject of this V&A book

Creative Review - David Bowie Is the subject of this V&A book | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The best in visual communication
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PANTONE-Inspired Food Pairings - DesignTAXI.com

PANTONE-Inspired Food Pairings - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Minneapolis-based design director David Schwen has created a photo series of PANTONE-inspired food pairings.

Titled ‘Pantone Pairings’, it features food items (designed as color swatches) that always go hand-in-hand with each other—such as ‘Macaroni and Cheese’, ‘Bacon and Eggs’, and ‘Milk and Cookies’.

 

http://dschwen.tumblr.com/

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In Japan, Young Women Rent Out Their Legs As Ad Space - DesignTAXI.com

In Japan, Young Women Rent Out Their Legs As Ad Space - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Japanese advertising company Absolute Territory PR is offering a unique service that gives brands a ‘leg up’ on their competitors—by renting the legs of young Japanese girls as ad space.

 

See also;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2281826/Enterprising-firms-rent-ad-space-young-Japanese-womens-bare-legs.html

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Former Dutch Prison Transformed Into a Luxury Hotel

Former Dutch Prison Transformed Into a Luxury Hotel | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Het Arresthuis is a 19th-century-prison turned luxury hotel in the Netherlands. The newly repurposed jailhouse has been completely redesigned with chic, spaci…
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http://www.hetarresthuis.nl/en

 

See also these reviews;

 

Dutch (NRC Next newspaper);

http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2013/02/20/gevangenishotel-roermond-trekt-nu-ook-aandacht-in-buitenland/

 

http://www.kennisbankherbestemming.nu/projecten/het-arresthuis-roermond

 

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Name an airplane and win flights!

Name an airplane and win flights! | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

¿Would you like to see one of our airplanes with a name you chose? Now you can do it!

We are expecting new aircrafts and we would like our fans in the Netherlands to choose a name for one of them.

It’s very simple: think of an original name and send it to us (other names of our airplanes are: “Vueling on heaven’s door”, “Be Vueling my friend”, “Vueling Stones”… As you can see we like funny and positive names, send us yours!

You have until Friday February 15th 13:00 hours to send us your proposal! You can suggest as many as you want. The more names you send us, the more chances you have to win!

The best name will win a flight for two!

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Introduction to Communication Science

Introduction to Communication ScienceStarts: Feb 20, 2013

Since antiquity, scholars have appreciated the importance of communication: as social beings, we cannot exist without communication. We need to interact with people around us, to make sense of the world and to position ourselves in a wider social and cultural reality. This course explores some of the basic theories, models and concepts from the fields of mass, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication.

 

Read more; http://mooc.uva.nl/portal

 

 

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UvA lanceert eerste Massive Open Online Course Communicatiewetenschap 

De Universiteit van Amsterdam lanceert op 20 februari de eerste Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ter wereld voor communicatiewetenschap: Introduction to Communication Science. Iedereen die geïnteresseerd is in de gratis cursus...

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What a gem! For sure i'm gonna enter this course...

Hattip by Serge Zom.

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4 Ways To Amplify Your Creativity

4 Ways To Amplify Your Creativity | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The holidays are over, the weather is lousy, and we’re sober again. We made all kinds of New Year’s promises, but the big one that will change our careers, if not our lives, is the promise to ourselves to become more creative.

 

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1. Assemble a creativity circle.2. Belong to a pivot circle.3. Conduct a creativity audit.4. Map your creativity.
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The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, And More Telepresence

The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, And More Telepresence | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
For many people, especially those working at desk jobs, the workplace is very different than it was 20 years ago: there’s a computer at every desk, telecommuting is fairly common, and the traditional cubicle is giving way to more collaborative...
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In Dutch #hetnieuwewerken #hnw #ohnw

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Negative ad campaign for Britain

Negative ad campaign for Britain | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Putting people off coming to Britain: your pictures

With government ministers reportedly considering a negative ad campaign to deter potential immigrants from coming to the UK, we asked you for your tongue-in-cheek suggestions for what aspects of Britain should be included in the campaign. The weather, our transport network, and our politicians were all popular suggestions - here's the best of your posters.

 

[Photograph: Katie Parry]

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5 Clever Product Packages That Dissolve After Use

5 Clever Product Packages That Dissolve After Use | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
These days, any designer worth his or her salt is grappling with ideas of waste and sustainability, trying to come up with ways to do more with less.

 

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But Aaron Mickelson has a more radical idea. Why not get rid of packaging completely?

 

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