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Come home to us, Barbara Kruger

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In Kat Stoeffel’s recent article for ‘The Cut” we discover the Barbara Kruger, one of today’s most creative and talented opinion artists. She’s a mix of graphic design, editorial illustration and art, all mixed in with a little political savvy and a little grit mixed in.

Take a look and be as impressed as I was. Kat Stoeffel writes : (more…)

Unbelievable yet “true” pictures?

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Fred ShowkerI usually hate it when I run across one of those links that promises ‘the most unbelievable photos’ or ‘photos taken at the right moment’ — I always want to look, but know they are probably stalker predator clickbait sites where no one should go!

Quora.com, a site I really enjoy caters to people’s questions, and then other members answer the questions.  I frequently answer people’s questions as well. I think you’ll really enjoy this one . . . (more…)

Freehand: New Typography Sketchbooks

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New book from Steven HellerI always enjoy seeing the latest books from Steven Heller!  This time he has teamed up with Lita Talarico to bring you a killer compendium of typographic ideas. One of the themes of this collection is the changing and evolving reading habits of today’s over-saturated society. I think you’re gonna like this one — here, follow along for a sneak peek and more detail! (more…)

Vintage Copyright-Free Clip Art and graphic design cuts from the 30s, 40s, and 50s

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copyright free clip and cuts

copyright free clip and cuts If you’re old enough to remember clip art, you may have invested in some of these too! I’ve got an entire bookshelf full of copyright-free reference archive books. As I divest myself of my worldly junk, I wonder what to do with such book collections! But they are entertaining and interesting to flip through, and the art is highly usable for anyone still in the design or marketing fields. Some of these pieces are beautiful — far more beautiful than you could develop at today’s rates! They also make excellent idea starters! Enjoy!

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Creative Tidbits #236: Web design, web type, web circles, cigar packaging and more!

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Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Okay, we’ve been neglecting web design, so this time we’ll look at typography on the web, business web sites and even a little fun with circles. My favorite though is the piece on cigar packaging! I was inspired to look a little deeper and I uncovered a treasure trove of art from modern graphic to vintage antique! Something for everyone in this issue …

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Creative Tidbits #239: gradients, politics, the constitution, the professor filmmaker and more!

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Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration It’s always fun to learn about new resources and people in the graphic arts industry making strong statements, and moving forward. You can easily see, and understand, how politics are playing a real role in today’s Graphic Design community! Such is our collection in today’s edition : creative inspiration Make America Gradient Again creative inspiration 2017’s Most Powerful Protest Art Is Quickly Making Its Way Into Museums creative inspiration NYC Branding Agency Redesigns The US Constitution, and creative inspiration Outdated Graphic Design Manuals Turned A PSU Professor Into A Filmmaker! Have fun, and don’t forget to write!

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Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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