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What is creativity? | Design Week

What is creativity? | Design Week | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

[Image: Nike Training Club app, by AKQA]

 

Creative leads at the three chart-topping Creative Survey consultancies tell us what creativity means to them.

 

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An App That Maps The Entire Universe Of Beer

An App That Maps The Entire Universe Of Beer | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
One night, Kevin Jamieson sat at a bar and drank a beer that was particularly delicious. Maybe he even had a few or a few too many, because the next day, he couldn’t remember the beer’s name.
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New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

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BUYCOTT is available for download on iPhone or Android, making its debut in iTunes and GooglePlay in early May. You can scan the barcode on any product and the free app will trace its ownership all the way to its top corporate parent company, including conglomerates like Koch Industries.

Once you’ve scanned an item, Buycott will show you its corporate family tree on your phone screen. Scan a box of Splenda sweetener, for instance, and you’ll see its parent, McNeil Nutritionals, is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson

 

Even more impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies. One of these campaigns, Demand GMO Labeling, will scan your box of cereal and tell you if it was made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.

 

Deciding to add that campaign to your Buycott app might make buying your breakfast nearly impossible, as that list includes not just headline grabbers like agricultural giant Monsanto but just about every big consumer company with a presence in the supermarket aisle: Coca-Cola, Nestle, Kraft, Heinz, Kellogg’s, Unilever and more.

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'Tijd dat ontwerpers het overnemen van de managers'

'Tijd dat ontwerpers het overnemen van de managers' | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

[Image: © anp. Een bezoekster bekijkt een servies van ontwerpersduo Scholten & Baijings tijdens de Dutch Design Awards expositie in het Stadhuis in Eindhoven, 2012. ]

 

OPINIE - VOLKSKRANT

 

Dat de wereld geregeerd zou moeten worden door ontwerpers is wellicht wat veel gevraagd, maar laat ontwerpers in ieder geval zelf hun eigen sector ...

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Niet alle managers kunnen ontwerpen...

Niet alle ontwerpers kunnen managen...

 

Voordeel van al die fusies is dan weer dat er nieuwe huisstijlen en campagnes gemaakt moeten worden.

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New graphic biography of Rembrandt by the Dutch cartoonist Typex

New graphic biography of Rembrandt by the Dutch cartoonist Typex | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The rackety life of the great Dutch master comes to vivid life in these marvellous drawings, writes Rachel Cooke. (...)

 

Commissioned by the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt is published in the UK by SelfMadeHero, and it's a great fit for them, slipping in neatly among their graphic lives of, among others, Kiki de Montparnasse, Hunter S Thompson and Johnny Cash.

 

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For Dutch readers, see video trailer (interview Typex);

http://www.bol.com/nl/p/rembrandt/9200000010081294/

 

Or better, via original Publisher;

http://www.oogenblik.nl/web/Artikelpagina/Rembrandt-de-graphic-novel.htm

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JWT Amsterdam brings Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ to life in epic flashmob

To mark ING’s sponsorship of the reopening of the historic Rijksmuseum, JWT Amsterdam brought the museum’s most famous work, Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ back to life. In an epic 17th-century style reenactment, thirty gentlemen dressed as members of the Shooting Company of Franc Bannick Cocq flooded the floor of an unsuspecting shopping center in the Dutch province of Brabant this past Friday.

 

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Source;

http://www.jwt.com/blog/the_work/jwt-amsterdam-brings-rembrandts-night-watch-to-life-in-epic-flashmob/

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Spotify’s New and Improved Logo

Spotify’s New and Improved Logo | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Spotify is a music streaming service that started out in Sweden in 2008 and has since expanded to a number of other territories, mostly in Europe and the United States. Although still not making a profit, it has been quite popular in some circles where it is replacing the likes of iTunes. Last week, it launched a major new ad campaign, which also quietly introduced a new logo.

The previous logo had been with the service since it was in non-public beta and had that charming up-start feel to it with a quirky sans serif. Its icon used to be a close-up on the beams radiating from the O in the logo.

While the rest of the logo has been scrapped, the icon has been maintained and simplified. It is now a part of the logo, with the name written in Gotham.

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The website uses Proxima Nova, a common online alternative to the more well known Gotham which is not yet available for web use.

 

Source;

http://fontsinuse.com/uses/3554/spotify-brand-and-website

 

Credits;

Christian Wilsson, Head of Design at Spotify;

 

"A few years back when Spotify was only an idea on a piece of paper I met with Daniel Ek, who asked me to design a logo for this new company he was starting. That was a really fun project and I had no idea how big this company would become. Later on Rasmus Andersson, worked a bit more on the logo and added the green square making it the really nice logo it is today."

 

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https://www.spotify.com/us/jobs/people/christian/

 

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Digital Philanthropy: What's New in Non-Profit Fundraising? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Digital Philanthropy: What's New in Non-Profit Fundraising? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study shows that online fundraising is on the rise, with online revenue, one-time gifts and email lists increasing in 2012.
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Online school of design for $20 per class

Online school of design for $20 per class | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Design is becoming a prerequisite for business success, but with a year at a top-flight school like RISD easily costing more than $53,000, that learning doesn’t necessarily come cheap. Luckily, education marketplace Skillshare has created a new online school of design with world-class teachers that only costs $20 per class.

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Infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time.

Infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform, emerged from its beta cocoon. But today, the fledgling company is introducing a new set of tools, aimed at helping businesses visualize their data in real time. “Business reporting is broken, stagnated decades ago, built upon stacks of dense, complex, and dated reports and dashboards that few people ever read,“ explains Founder and CEO Christian Gheorghe. "Data is nothing without context." The new feature--called Storylines--supplies visual context with a dynamic mobile interface.

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A Big Book Of Logos That Brings Together More Than 7,000 Brand ImagesDesignTAXI.com

A Big Book Of Logos That Brings Together More Than 7,000 Brand ImagesDesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
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‘Image Toaster’ Prints Images Onto Toast

Do you want to wake up and have a fun breakfast. The Image toaster will search the internet for images related to the days date and will toast it on your bread This…
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Business Activation Cards

Business Activation Cards | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
HUNT lanceert Business Activation Cards. Traditionele visitekaartjes met een call-to-action. De voorzijde wordt gebruikt voor eigen gegevens en de achterzijde als waardebon of kortingscoupon.
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Deze kun je natuurlijk ook zelf maken/bedenken.....

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Mad Genius Buys Volcano, Transforms It Into Naked-Eye Observatory | Wired Design | Wired.com

Mad Genius Buys Volcano, Transforms It Into Naked-Eye Observatory | Wired Design | Wired.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Way out on the edge of the Painted Desert in Arizona, 70-year-old Californian artist James Turrell has spent the past three decades excavating a 389,000-year-old extinct volcano. Roden Crater, as it’s known, is Turrell’s magnum opus.
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iPad app offers new way for tech-resistant seniors to connect with family and friends

iPad app offers new way for tech-resistant seniors to connect with family and friends | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

ConnectMyFolks delivers email, texts, photos and videos instantly to technophobes of all ages, though it’s designed to be used by people 65 and older. It is now available in the App Store.

 

Email and texting have replaced letter writing and phone calls for most people, and that’s left seniors out of the loop, says ConnectMyFolks co-founder Steve Lee.

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Kickstarting: Big Philosophical Ideas Reduced To Simple Shapes

Kickstarting: Big Philosophical Ideas Reduced To Simple Shapes | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Graphic designer Genís Carreras, whose minimalist philosophy posters went viral online in 2011, is back with more "Philographics" and wants you to Kickstart his book.

 

If there’s anything that refuses to be condensed or simplified solely on the basis of mass distribution it’s philosophy. So when graphic designer Genís Carreras unveiled his “Philographics,” minimalist posters that attempt to represent philosophical paradigms in bold colors and simple shapes, nearly two years ago, it’s no surprise that the warm online embrace the posters received was tempered by the scorn of philosophy students. Carreras has since expanded the series. Will the reaction be different today?

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Brilliant Words Of Advice From 14 Great Graphic Designers

Brilliant Words Of Advice From 14 Great Graphic Designers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

It’s late in the day, you’ve been working on a project for weeks, and you’re stumped. The client meeting is in hours, and you’ve got tons of ideas, none of which seem to be quite right. Then, self-doubt creeps in: What made you think you could do this in the first place? Did [insert design great here] have creative blocks?

 

The short answer is yes. The difference is that all those designers we now place on pedestals figured out how to push through (or embrace) the pain, and then wax poetic about it. And now, thanks to The Designer Says (Princeton Architectural
Press), a new book compiled and edited by Sara Bader, you can access the inspiring witticisms, quips, and pearls of wisdom of some of the world’s best graphic designers. So the next time you’re struggling with an idea, know that Saul Bass had his moments of failure, too.

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Senz° vs ANWB free umbrellas | Protect your brand

Touring club ANWB was handing out so-called "storm umbrellas" in Delft, hometown of senz° umbrellas. Round ones! Action was needed. The senz° team installed a wind machine (80 km/h) and invited the people of Delft to put the ANWB umbrella to the test against the real original storm umbrella...

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10 Over-The-Top Letters From The Alphabet

10 Over-The-Top Letters From The Alphabet | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Q: Yikes! Just letting it all hang out. Embarrassing.

 

See more at;

http://www.theonion.com/articles/10-overthetop-letters-from-the-alphabet,31940/#1

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Medical app for consumers reads biometric stats

Medical app for consumers reads biometric stats | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The mobile tech revolution isn't limited to entertainment products. The $150 Scanadu Scout by startup company Scanadu plans to upset the world of medical devices too.

Billed as the fictional "Star Trek" medical tricorder come to life, the Scanadu Scout can read important biometric stats such as blood flow, blood oxygen level, electrical heart activity (ECG), temperature, and heart rate, all noninvasively.

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Google Reveals A New Font That You Can Download For Use Immediately

Google Reveals A New Font That You Can Download For Use Immediately | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Google Reveals A New Font That You Can Download For Use Immediately - DesignTAXI.com
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Mailbooks For Good. Re-gift the gift of reading.

Mailbooks For Good. Re-gift the gift of reading. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

When you share a book, you're sharing more than just pages of paper and ink. You're sharing the opportunity to learn, discover and feel cared for.

That's why we created Mailbooks For Good.

 

Mailbooks For Good is an innovation in book publishing, which allows you to donate books directly to those who need it.

 

When the books are finished, readers simply turn the covers inside out and the books become pre-paid and pre-addressed packages. Once posted they are sent directly to the charity for distribution to those in need.

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Man Turns His Mohawk Into A Walking Billboard For Eye-Catching Advertisements

Man Turns His Mohawk Into A Walking Billboard For Eye-Catching Advertisements | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

There are a million and one ways to make money, but turning your impressively high “Mohawk” hair-do into a mobile ad space is definitely one of the most unusual ways to do it.

That is exactly what innovative entrepreneur Mohawk Gaz did—by spray-painting his already hard-to-miss hair with attention-grabbing brand images and slogans, he created amazing pieces of commercial art.

So far, he has advertised for big names like the NBA and Visa—his most dramatic masterpiece to date, would have to be an ad that required him to embed an entire basketball hoop into his hair.

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Website Lets You Fake Fabulous ‘Instagram Moments’ - Instaham

Website Lets You Fake Fabulous ‘Instagram Moments’ - Instaham | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Website Lets You Fake Fabulous ‘Instagram Moments’ - DesignTAXI.com

 

Link; http://instasham.me/

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Pendulum Choir | An organ that plays with human pipes

Concert/performance - Cod.Act 2011 - www.codact.ch

 

See review (source) at;

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672128/a-horrific-bionic-choir-that-you-play-like-an-organ

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