Creative Update #184: more logos, California design, best app, design mistakes and more

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative Update

The graphic design of ... Creative tidbits - a column in DTG Magazine We never seem to slow down, but in many situations the creative spirit needs 'rest' -- so sit down and take it easy while you go through this week's creative tidbits. The need for creative inspiration goes on .... in this edition :

  • Looking at the artwork of the Criterion Collection
  • The Colorful History of California Graphic Design
  • Design App is Apple's App of the Year runner-up
  • A Photo Exhibit That Examines Climate Change
  • Inside the Cinelli and Columbus factories
  • How big data is revolutionizing design
  • 6 Common Mistakes in Graphic Design
  • How To Design A Killer Gig Poster
  • Why Aren’t You Creative?
  • ... and more!

Design App is Apple's App of the Year runner-up

Creative Design Concepts

Professional Graphic Design Software for the Mac. Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art, Affinity Designer will revolutionize how you work.
      t takes full advantage of OS X technologies such as OpenGL, Grand Central Dispatch, Core Graphics and is fully optimized for 64-bit and multi-core processors to squeeze every ounce of available performance from your hardware – so it’s seriously fast. Whether it’s a 100 megapixel image or the most complex vector drawing with thousands of curves, you still pan and zoom at 60fps, move objects in correct z-order and see live views of all adjustments, brushes and effects as you’re working with no compromise.
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A Photo Exhibit That Examines Climate Change

Creative Design Concepts

Photographers play a critical role in driving home the effects of climate change—just try not to shudder after seeing a picture of a flood-ravaged city not so different than our own.
      Four such image makers will be showcased this month in “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change,” an exhibition curated by writer and KCRW host Frances Anderton.
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