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Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia]

Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia] | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

Yomi Ayeni:  "I’m often asked what the interactive theatrical experience Clockwork Watch is, and the answer changes with each stage of the production. The underlying objective, though, is to create a fictional Victorian universe and tell a story where the narrative is delivered through live events, graphic novels, role-play, online news sites, and a feature film, all co-authored by the audience, through their interactions with our make-believe world over the next five years" ...


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14 New and Free PSDs for Web Designers | Freebies

14 New and Free PSDs for Web Designers | Freebies | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Designers are always looking for new design elements to use in their projects, and that's why it's very important to have a good library to count on.

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A Collection of Free-To-Use Sketch Font for Designers

A Collection of Free-To-Use Sketch Font for Designers | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
We continue to provide you with a selection of freely downloadable fonts. In today’s post, we collected some fonts which are ideal for distressing your designs.

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Free Fonts: 35 Stylish Fonts For Designers | Fonts | Graphic Design Junction

Free Fonts: 35 Stylish Fonts For Designers | Fonts | Graphic Design Junction | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Today article based on stylish free fonts for professional design.  In this article we’re rounded up 35 stylish free fonts for graphic designers.

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Sidewalk Pavement Vol. 2: Texture Pack

Sidewalk Pavement Vol. 2: Texture Pack | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

This texture pack is the second extension of a previous texture pack called Sidewalk Pavement. Volume 2 comes with 7 more beautiful textures of sidewalk pavement in JPG format, with each image being 1944x2896px.


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Makers on makers: Sahara Dalley of PapaTotoro on The Cray by William Morris | Tate

Makers on makers: Sahara Dalley of PapaTotoro on The Cray by William Morris | Tate | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

The Paradise Room in the Pre-Rapaelite exhibition houses an incredibly imposing and dramatic piece – a ceiling to floor length block printed textile panel; The Cray one of Morris' last designs produced at Merton Abbey from 1884. A resplendent and complex floral repeat, featuring large scale lush blooms reminiscent of peonies set within an intricate background of intertwined foliage and stems.

This ornate piece incorporates the most beautiful palette of pinks, corals and greens with detail in black and yellow and there is almost a hand painted quality to the dyes upon the fabric.

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Nomint's award winning animation for the launch of the Google Art Project

Nomint's award winning animation for the launch of the Google Art Project | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

Check out this amazing animation...how deep can you go inside a painting?

 

Promotional video for the relaunch of the Google Art Project, the world’s largest digital art gallery.
Our concept was to combine what we considered to be the two most interesting aspects of the Google Art Project: the immersive nature of the experience and the seemingly infinite-zoom into the paintings and the world of art.

 

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Designers United

designersunited.gr is a design group that was brought into being by acclaimed art directors Dimitris Koliadimas and Dimitris Papazoglou in order to engage visual research and systematic methodology into the design process.
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Write a story in 5 sentences. No more. No less. | World Literary Cafe

Write a story in 5 sentences. No more. No less. | World Literary Cafe | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

Got writer’s block or just want to finish something? Try this. It can become addictive.

Below are a few Five Sentence Fiction pieces that I penned. Who knew I had another voice running around inside of me? I did, but this one seems a little more sentimental and melancholy.


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Why Are Mobile Ads So Cheap?

Why Are Mobile Ads So Cheap? | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Mobile may be the future, but right now, mobile ad units still command a lower price point on average than print and web advertisements. Here's why.

Earlier this year, the renowned venture capitalist and former Wall Street analyst Mary Meeker gave her much-watched annual presentation on Internet trends, during which she revealed a startling statistic based on her own research: The effective cost per thousand impressions (CPM) for desktop web ads is about $3.50, while the CPM for mobile ads is just $0.75.

More recently, leading mobile ad platform Opera Software broke down the average cost for mobile ads by device, and found that even the iPhone, which has the highest average CPM for mobile ads of any smartphone, at $2.85, still falls short of that CPM for web ads on a desktop. Importantly, Opera’s mobile ad estimates likely skew higher because its business focuses on mobile display ads rather than mobile search ads, which tend to have a much lower CPM.

Print ads, by comparison, can command rates of as much as $100 per thousand impressions.

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The Beginner’s Guide to CSS

The Beginner’s Guide to CSS | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

Congratulations! All that time you’ve spent coaxing your HTML to transform your blank, white and Times New Roman font-filled web page to something that vaguely represents a design-worthy website is about to become completely and totally moot.

Delete all those <font face= "Comic Sans MS"> tags peppered at the beginning of each of your paragraphs and prepare to get excited: all of your design elements will be in a tidy and simple document.

The beauty of Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, is that it makes implementing design-work onto a website super-simple. Where traditional style manipulations with HTML would lead to sifting through the code of multiple web pages to keep everything consistent, CSS makes sweeping transformations across every corner of a website.

Say that you want your navigation bar to highlight green when you hover over it. In HTML, that would be a complete and total pain, and cause hours of hair-tearing frustration for a programming beginner. But, in CSS, just two simple lines of code need to be in place for your website to have all the green hovers it needs. Sounds like some sort of wizardry, but trust me: CSS is one of the most versatile and important languages to know — and with it, you’ll be able to personalize your website to your picky specifications.

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3D Printing, Copyright Nightmare or DIY Heaven?

3D Printing, Copyright Nightmare or DIY Heaven? | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

LONDON, United Kingdom — Remember Maison Martin Margiela’s L’Incognito sunglasses from 2008? Of course you do. A futuristic strip of dark polycarbonate that wrapped around the wearer’s eyes like an identity-obscuring black bar, they were an instant sell-out and are now sought-after collectibles. I missed my chance to buy them and I’ve regretted it ever since. Everyone has their version of this story, from the limited-edition Nikes that got away to a coveted vintage bracelet that’s now impossible to find. But in a fast-approaching future, you may be able to simply download a design file, the same way you might download an mp3, and ‘3D print’ all the products you want.

‘Rapid manufacturing’ may be a more accurate name for this instant production process, but with a PC, the right software and a 3D printer, it’s now possible to produce your very own sunglasses, jewellery or bikini. Within hours. From your kitchen table.

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Storytelling Presentation Tool

Storytelling Presentation Tool | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

[This is nicely done!]

 

Here is a simple presentation version of the last post I wrote on the connected story. Its in a tool called Haku Deck. Simple text and pictures on the fly using creative commons pictures.

 

http://www.haikudeck.com/p/5CYtonpN3q/title

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Weekly Freebies: 20 Really Cool Retro Web Elements | Design Shack

Weekly Freebies: 20 Really Cool Retro Web Elements | Design Shack | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Reading an article entitled Weekly Freebies: 20 Really Cool Retro Web Elements on Design Shack.

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Freebies: 20 Awesome Sets of Labels and Tags | Inspiration Mix

Freebies: 20 Awesome Sets of Labels and Tags | Inspiration Mix | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

To help you complete your personal collection of design resources, I've put together today a collection of free vector and .psd labels and tags.


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100 Free Fonts of 2012 – For Typography Fans With Love

100 Free Fonts of 2012 – For Typography Fans With Love | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
It's summer time when most people spend their vacations lying on the beaches and discovering the world. YOU have a brilliant chance to create something new with these free fonts while the majority of web designers enjoy leisure time.

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35 Beautiful Typographic T-Shirt Designs | inspirationfeed.com

35 Beautiful Typographic T-Shirt Designs | inspirationfeed.com | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Typography has grown dramatically in the last few years and now plays a huge in design. Usually people want to purchase typographic shirts because they like to express themselves, start conversations, and make others think.

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Stamp Designs

Stamp Designs | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
I've always wanted to have a stamp with my logo on it and use it for client work. Even if it's the 'paid' invoice stamp, for some reason I don't mind using old technology.

 

Meanwhile-here in Greece if you don't have a stamp....you don't have a business. 

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Greek Design Nomint

Greek Design  Nomint | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it

NOMINT is an award-winning animation production company that directs, designs and produces commercial and non-commercial work. Out of its offices in Athens and London, NOMINT’s team of directors, designers and producers collaborates with a broad range of clients in the advertising, broadcasting and entertainment industries worldwide

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What's the Role of Transmedia Storytelling in Marketing?

What's the Role of Transmedia Storytelling in Marketing? | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Storytelling has taken on a different form in our digital world: transmedia storytelling. But what it is exactly? Find out more about it in my interview with a transmedia storytelling expert.
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Tiny Circleslider: Who Said Sliders Are Boring? - noupe

Tiny Circleslider: Who Said Sliders Are Boring? - noupe | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Image- or, more general, content sliders are as popular as can be. There are plenty of them on the market. Design and functionality resemble, the choice of a slider is more or less a matter of taste. Tiny Circleslider is different though.

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'Floral Kiss'... More like Awful Diss or "The 'bimbo' like the fictitious audience for this laptop is largely a male fantasy creation."

'Floral Kiss'... More like Awful Diss or "The 'bimbo' like the fictitious audience for this laptop is largely a male fantasy creation." | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Do the sort of Barbie-girls portrayed in soft-core pornography actually exist?

Clearly the management of Fujitsu believe in this fantasy otherwise they would not have just announced Floral Kiss, the most preposterously stereotypically ultra-feminine computer invented since Look Around You's Petticoat 5.

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How Google Could Lose Its Grip on Mobile Search

How Google Could Lose Its Grip on Mobile Search | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
While Google has a lock on search at the moment, there are a few scenarios in which Google could lose its substantial lead.

If you think Googlehas a commanding lead in the traditional search advertising market, you should check out how the company’s doing in mobile search.Last year, 91% of the global market for mobile search went to Google, according to IDC. What’s more, while search is 47% of the desktop ad market, it comprises 70% of the mobile ad market. “What’s interesting is that number has gone up, not down,” says Karsten Weide, program VP, media and entertainment for IDC. “We thought it would normalize, but that’s not what’s happened.”

While Weide expects search to approach desktop levels within a few years, for the foreseeable future, mobile advertising will primarily be about search — and search will be controlled by Google.

Why? Odds are your smartphone comes with Google as its default search engine. In the third quarter, Google’s Android and Apple‘s iOS comprised 85% of the smartphone market, according to IDC. Both use Google.

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Exhibition - Έκθεση: Parthenon Rising

Exhibition - Έκθεση: Parthenon Rising | Art - Craft - Design- Net | Scoop.it
Ατομική έκθεση του Βασίλη Μπαλάσκα στην Kalfayan Gallery, από 2/10 - 10/11/12.
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