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Creativity for the Curious
A Potpourri of material, ideas and observations for 'creative led' thinkers
Curated by John Rushton
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eBay partners Mashable to offer shoppable images | The Paypers

eBay partners Mashable to offer shoppable images | The Paypers | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
eBay and Mashable have signed a partnership through which the online marketplace will be able to sell items directly on the media website via shoppable images.
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On the road with Nigeria's first mobile library

On the road with Nigeria's first mobile library | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
The vans function like real libraries: children choose a book that they read at home, bring it back the following week and write a compulsory 'review' on what it's about.
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Mapped: Five years of destruction in Aleppo

Mapped: Five years of destruction in Aleppo | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
Syria says it has retaken Aleppo. These maps show the damage the 5-year conflict has done to Syria's largest city
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MASLOW's hierarchy of needs applied to employee engagement

MASLOW's hierarchy of needs applied to employee engagement | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Via Andre JACQUEMET - @globalBPA
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Literally Trump

Literally Trump | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
Donald Trump says he has "a very good brain" and has "said a lot of things." At least one of those is true. Here are tens of thousands of words Trump has literally said.
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Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present

Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
Thank you so much MoMA for the great job you did in digitizing and sharing your EXHIBITION HISTORY archives!!! Open archives = 320 exhibitions (from 1929 through 1989), 33'000 photographs + 800 out-of-print catalogues in PDF.
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First comprehensive Tree of Life illustrates relationships between 2.3 million ... - Treehugger

First comprehensive Tree of Life illustrates relationships between 2.3 million ... - Treehugger | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
In what's being called the 'first real attempt to connect the dots and put it all together,' this open-access project aims to link 'all biodiversity through a shared evolutionary history.'
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Typographer Adrian Frutiger dies aged 87

Typographer Adrian Frutiger dies aged 87 | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Swiss typographer Adrian Frutiger, designer of typefaces including Univers, Avenir and the eponymous Frutiger, has died.

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One in 26 !

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Regent Street unveils new brand identity

Regent Street unveils new brand identity | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

London shopping district, Regent Street officially launched its new brand image yesterday (3 September), during a presentation at the recently revamped Regent Street Cinema.- the brand is designed by Small Back Room. This comes after they designed the 'first' brand 13 years ago which started the repositioning of the street as perhaps the premier shopping street in the world.

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Drones, AK-47s and grenades: Afghan war rugs

Drones, AK-47s and grenades: Afghan war rugs | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Afghan weavers have been incorporating contemporary images of war into their rugs since 1979, when Soviet forces occupied major areas of the country. Following 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, helicopters, hand grenades, and even predator drones have begun to feature in the intricate designs. Online business WarRug.com has been curating some of the best examples from the region since the mid 1990s, with prices ranging from $300 up to several thousand.

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Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy

Manon van Hoeckel designs "neutral" travelling embassy | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Manon van Hoeckel is crowdfunding the In Limbo Embassy, a travelling office that aims to facilitate open discussion around immigration in the Netherlands.

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Tokyo's Spaces

Tokyo's Spaces | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Tokyo is teeming with independent art spaces that present exhibitions, sell photobooks, and provide platforms for discussing photography. Journalist Kenji Takazawa provides an essential guide for your next photographic tour of Japan’s capital. This online-only piece is published in conjunction with the “Tokyo” issue of Aperture magazine.

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Paris: Bruce Gilden Exhibition at the RATP

Paris: Bruce Gilden Exhibition at the RATP | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Through October, the RATP will be exhibiting work by Bruce Gilden in 16 of its subway stations. The theme of the exhibition is urban mobility in the five cities where the RATP group operates: Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Manchester, New York and Paris. This exhibition is the second by the RATP devoted to a single photographer, the first being Georgui Pinkhassov in 2014, also of Magnum Photos. The 41 new photographs will be on display in several places, so commuters will discover the nearly 300 images in multiple settings.

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Brexit Options | Interactive diagram

Brexit Options | Interactive diagram | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
Interactive diagram explaining five possible outcomes for the UK after Brexit, spanning a soft exit to no deal.
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Here Are Great Ideas To Help Develop And Manage Your Skills? ~

Here Are Great Ideas To Help Develop And Manage Your Skills? ~ | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
Life skills are usually associated with managing & living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions when we do it the right way.
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Codename SX-70: Edwin Land and the first Polaroid

Codename SX-70: Edwin Land and the first Polaroid | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

In 2008 Florian ‘Doc’ Kaps helped save the Polaroid photographic medium from oblivion with the Impossible Project, an initiative that reversed engineered the much-loved technology and put the film back into production. The history of Polaroid, and the efforts to save it, are documented in a new book written by Florian. Polaroid – The Magic Material is published by Frances Lincoln and is available on 10 November. Here, we publish an extract telling the story behind Edwin Land’s inspiration for inventing the technology.

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What everybody ought to know about the Milky Way! - Culture's Ways

What everybody ought to know about the Milky Way! - Culture's Ways | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. Its name…
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Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile -

Depero Futurista - The Bolted Book - a New Facsimile - | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
Fortunato Depero’s 1927 monograph Depero Futurista, which means “Depero the Futurist,” is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts. Acknowledged as the first modern-day artist’s book, it is universally recognized as a tour de force of avant-garde book-making. The Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, the Mart, Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (which houses the Depero archives), and Designers & Books (New York) are collaborating on a Kickstarter (launching on October 18) to publish a new facsimile edition of this groundbreaking book.
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What were Adrian Frutiger's contributions to typography?

What were Adrian Frutiger's contributions to typography? | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Could there have been a more influential type designer in the last century? Frutiger didn’t just create the typeface that bears his name. Over the past 60-plus years, he also designed Univers, Avenir, Méridien, Didot, Apollo, Egyptienne,  Rusticana, Serifa and over a hundred other fonts, many of which remain popular to this day. In fact, he has five fonts (Frutiger, Univers, Avenir Next, Avenir and Frutiger Next) in the Top 40 all-time bestsellers list—the only type designer to have enjoyed that level of commercial success.

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JEAN CLEMMER (1926-2001)

JEAN CLEMMER (1926-2001) | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Jean Clemmer collaborative book with fashion designer Paco Rabanne produced some of the more iconic fashion images of the late 1960's.

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Switzerland: still a font of creativity

Switzerland: still a font of creativity | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

Sixty years ago Switzerland was the centre of the typographic universe. How are contemporary designers leaving their imprints?

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Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book

Photographer Gets Rejected, Publishes Her Rejection Letters In New Book | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

I think this subject of rejection, aseptically in the art world is something that isn't spoken enough about. This book allows this discussion with some humor and dignity - rejection isn't something of shame, it is just a part of the artists journey.

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France to honor Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman

French President Francois Hollande on Monday will award France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting attacker on a train last week.

The award will be made when Hollande meets the men in the morning, a member of the president's entourage said after it was revealed that one of the Americans, Spencer Stone, likely also had saved the life of a fellow passenger.

Stone, a 23-year-old airman traveling with two friends on the train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, told reporters on Sunday of how he plugged the blood-spurting wound of another passenger with his fingers after himself being injured by the attacker, identified by security sources as a suspected Islamist militant.

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A bold art gallery identity that changes to reflect every decade of 20th Century art

A bold art gallery identity that changes to reflect every decade of 20th Century art | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it

It can’t be an easy brief to create designs for an art gallery: the precedent has been set with clean, polite branding; and there’s the constant emphasis on letting the work do the talking. Sometimes though an identity comes along and gleefully swipes away convention, like this one by London-based designer Alice Donadoni. She was tasked with creating custom typography and broadening for the January, February and March monthly programmes for Museo del Novecento, Milan, which is devoted to showing 20th Century art.

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What's the best handwriting font?

What's the best handwriting font? | Creativity for the Curious | Scoop.it
John Rushton's insight:

If you want to give your design a personal or human touch, what you really need might not be a font, but actual handwriting. If the project doesn’t include a lot of text and that text doesn't need to change dynamically, you’ll get much better results if you hire a lettering artist. Here are a few I recommend.

http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-best-handwriting-font

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Jacqueline Heard's curator insight, August 18, 2015 1:50 AM

Mmm, I just want a free flowing handwritten font to show a bit of class...