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The 5 Questions Every Company Should Ask Itself

The 5 Questions Every Company Should Ask Itself | Creative_me | Scoop.it
In interviewing innovation experts from Clayton Christensen to Eric Ries, Warren Berger found that asking the right questions can be more challenging...
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3D Typography Numbers

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Le studio français RDN, basé à Nantes, a créé une série de numéros en 3D allant de 0 à 9 sur des fonds très colorés. Dans chaque numéro, une animatio
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It's Nice That : An interview with Marion Deuchars about her inspiring new book

It's Nice That : An interview with Marion Deuchars about her inspiring new book | Creative_me | Scoop.it

“Good artists copy, great artists steal,” is a line famously attributed to Picasso. There is some disagreement about whether the big man did utter these words, but it has endured as a truism; influence and inspiration flowing from one artist to another play a major part in the development of art history.

Marion Deuchars has built her new book on this idea, hoping to unlock her readers’ creative potential by explaining how famous names – from Hockney and Warhol to Kahlo and Kandinsky – went about making pictures and having us recreate some of their tricks. Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists follows her massively popular previous titles, Let’s Make Some Great Art and Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art which have been translated into 18 languages and sold in 25 countries.

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30 Years of Coens: "The Big Lebowski"

30 Years of Coens: "The Big Lebowski" | Creative_me | Scoop.it

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Coen brothers' debut, Blood Simple, I’m re-watching their 16 feature films and attempting to jot down observations on one per day, in order of their release. For a fuller explanation of what I’m doing and why, see my first entry, on Blood Simple. (Here, too, are my entries onRaising ArizonaMiller’s CrossingBarton FinkThe Hudsucker Proxy, andFargo. The landing page for the whole series is here.)

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La triste fine dei cartoni animati degli Anni '80

La triste fine dei cartoni animati degli Anni '80 | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Una Jessica Rabbit decisamente fuori forma ci racconta che fine hanno fatto Puffi, Slimer, Super Mario Bros e gli altri ex-beniamini dei più piccoli nel cortometraggio Where are they now? di Steve Cutts
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Create Stunning Images + Videos With These 8 Visual Content Apps

Create Stunning Images + Videos With These 8 Visual Content Apps | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Do you want to present visual messages in new ways? This article shows eight design resources and tools to create visual content quickly and easily.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 11, 9:10 AM

What a great list of tools! It includes everything from where to find copyright free photos to creating easy animated videos to fast ways to generate simple graphics for blogs and social sharing.


If you are like me, you don't have time to fuss and fidget with visuals. You need tools that are quick and easy. It looks like many of these qualify.


Enjoy these time savers and here's to making wonderful visuals to enhance our business storytelling!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Confessions of a Graphic Designer: Riding the Wave into Retail

Confessions of a Graphic Designer: Riding the Wave into Retail | Creative_me | Scoop.it

How the heck did we make this dream happen? 


Alki is Seattle’s favorite beach, and thousands of visitors flock here each year, but branded items have been hard to find. We saw an opportunity to fill a need, and that's when we decided to move from online to brick and mortar. 


Today Alki Surf Shop has a ton of Alki-branded merchandise (clothing, souvenirs, consumables), with more Genuine Alki shirts and hoodies than anywhere else on Earth. Due in part, to a little bit of luck.

In May of 2014, thanks, to our neighbor, Sandi Bender, we came upon a rare opportunity to rent a retail space right in the heart of Alki Beach. And so the birth of our store began.


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4 Clever Color Combinations

4 Clever Color Combinations | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Looking for inspiration to make your design stand out? Using colors effectively can be a great way to achieve beautiful, eye catching designs! Designers have access to a world of unusual and exciting color combinations, with inspiration appearing everywhere from art to nature, or even by looking at old photos. Don’t be afraid to experiment, the genius […]
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9 Design Ideas That Shaped The Web

9 Design Ideas That Shaped The Web | Creative_me | Scoop.it
From emoticons to GIFs to graphical user interfaces, the inventions that opened the web to everyone.
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Aleksey Bedny’s Minimalistic Photography

Aleksey Bedny’s Minimalistic Photography | Creative_me | Scoop.it
The Russian photographer Aleksey Bedny’s black & white photos are staged, but for a good reason. Only then he has the time to determine and create the concept for the photo, utilizing people, animals and various objects together with stark contrast, lines and shadows normally unnoticed in everyday live.
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Flat Web Design: Trend Or Revolution? - The Usabilla Blog

Flat Web Design: Trend Or Revolution? - The Usabilla Blog | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Every so often, new ways of doing something sneak into our lives and work habits. Reason for this can be changing personal preferences, new technologies, o
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I premi di Getty Images

I premi di Getty Images | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Il 5 settembre Getty Images ha annunciato i vincitori delle borse di studio per il 2014. Da dieci anni l’agenzia offre un contributo economico per sostenere i talenti fotografici, con una particolare attenzione alle tematiche sociali e culturali. In totale l’agenzia stanzia per il progetto 130mila dollari.
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Transmedia Card Deck


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Robert Pratten:  "We’re delighted to release our Transmedia Card Deck for everyone to print, cut out and use at home! The cards are offspring of the Transmedia Playbook and intended to serve several purposes:

  • show how stories can be told with audience participation
  • develop creative muscles so that it becomes easier to include participation from the beginning."
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Robert Pratten:  "We’re delighted to release our Transmedia Card Deck for everyone to print, cut out and use at home! The cards are offspring of theTransmedia Playbook and intended to serve several purposes:

show how stories can be told with audience participationdevelop creative muscles so that it becomes easier to include participation from the beginning."
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How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work

How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work | Creative_me | Scoop.it
“Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces.”
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Watercolour Wallpaper

Watercolour Wallpaper | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Black Crow Studios fait de superbes papiers peints en utilisant de l’aquarelle et en réalisant des motifs abstraits avec des dégradés de couleurs ou un
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World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print

World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print | Creative_me | Scoop.it
The Strati can drive 120 miles on a single charge.


One day, in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to walk into a car dealership, choose a design — including the number of seats — and have a 3D printed car by the end of the day.

This is Jay Rogers’ vision. Rogers is the CEO of Local Motors, the company that just built the world's first 3D printed car known as the Strati. The electric, pint-sized two-seater was officially unveiled last week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois.

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This Brilliantly Designed Alarm Clock Wakes You by Brewing a Cup of Coffee

This Brilliantly Designed Alarm Clock Wakes You by Brewing a Cup of Coffee | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Tired of being awoken by talk radio or the dulcet default chimes of your smartphone? Maybe you'd like a nice cup of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe instead? The Barisieur is here to help. Or at least it will be when British designer Joshua Renouf gets it to market at an estimated price of £250 ($405 on our side of the pond).
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4 Ecommerce Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2015

4 Ecommerce Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2015 | Creative_me | Scoop.it

The Latest Ecommerce Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2015


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This Street Art Map Is Your Ultimate Guide To Exploring's NYC's Outdoor Art

This Street Art Map Is Your Ultimate Guide To Exploring's NYC's Outdoor Art | Creative_me | Scoop.it
"In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, [and] mural journeying," Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo and Steven ...

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Where To Find The Best Stock Images

Where To Find The Best Stock Images | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Buying and searching for stock images can be a tedious and expensive task, especially if you stick to the standard sites. But there are other sites out there, and many of them are better than the status quo. Here are eight sites with great stock photos. 8. Unsplash Unsplash is a great source for free high-resolution photos that are updated often. It’s a mixture of urban and rural landscapes, as well as close up shots of objects and growing things. You can find almost anything here. “Made With Unsplash” is a page where users can post projects where they’ve utilized stock images from the website, so visitors can see the photography in action. They update every 10 days with 10 new images so the selection keeps growing. With their Creative Commons license, you can copy, modify, and distribute the work, even for commercial purposes, without asking permission. 7. Albumarium This... keep reading
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These Weird Rainbow Ghosts Show How Wi-Fi Signals Are Shaped

These Weird Rainbow Ghosts Show How Wi-Fi Signals Are Shaped | Creative_me | Scoop.it
The project is an investigation into invisible infrastructures, aimed at gleaning a better understanding about how these wireless systems are designed.
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40+ Music Event Poster Designs

40+ Music Event Poster Designs | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Great theme for creative people
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Photographer Captures Intimate Portraits Of The Men She Meets On Tinder - DesignTAXI.com

Photographer Captures Intimate Portraits Of The Men She Meets On Tinder - DesignTAXI.com | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Name: Samuel
Age: 32
Occupation: Videographer
Date: Fashion launch at The Grey Lady followed by drinks on a friend's rooftop

New York...
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What Top Designers Think Of Apple's New Smartwatch

What Top Designers Think Of Apple's New Smartwatch | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Gadi Amit, Brett Lovelady, and Dana Krieger weigh in on the watch and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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The Power of Visual in Biz Storytelling

The Power of Visual in Biz Storytelling | Creative_me | Scoop.it
Forget about “show, don’t tell.” These days it’s show and tell. And this holds ever more relevant when it comes to creating a compelling brand story. The power of visual is simply encoded in our genes. We process visual information incomparably faster than impressions from other senses and we retain it for much longer periods …
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 9, 10:20 AM

This is a quick article with some great reminders about the power of imagery in storytelling -- and a few additional insights on how visuals can immediately connect with/activate emotions.


Of course, all effective storytelling is based on the storyteller being able to transmit/spark images in the listener's brain. Oral storytellers have been doing this successfully for 100,000+ years.


Today we also have widespread abilities to add photographs and other visual elements to our storytelling that occurs in a wide variety of media. And it is important to leverage this kind of digital work as stories show up in all kinds of different forms.


The 6.30 minute TED video shared in the post is a must watch for explaining how the brain works with visual images and creates meaning.


I really like the point made in the article about how visual also means social. In other words, bringing photos and images into your digital stories promotes sharing. 


I don't necessarily agree that visuals are required because of shortened attention spans. But I do agree that visuals can entice people into a story.


The folks from Edgar (Damjan Obal, Marusa Novak), a European branding agency, wrote this piece. They've won a number of awards in Europe, and included a couple of examples of their brand storytelling. Watch them -- they are good -- but are they really stories? Let me know what you think!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it