History of the Title Sequence

For those interested in animation or motion graphics and design, this is a great 2 minute clip that gives names of title sequence designers for movies, the presentation and filming is extremely well done, The clip was created by a graduate in 2011 and was made with the intention of vbeing an opening sequence for a documentary . The clip also won an award in 2012 for Vimeo 2012 Motion Graphics.

Stefan Sagmeister: Design and Happiness, 2012 Lecture

If you’re into design and you don’t know the name Stefan Sagmeister, you should. Stefan is one of the partners at the design agency Sagmeister & Walsh in New York, they have done work for clients like The Rolling Stones, Red Bull, .copy Magazine, NYTimes Magazine, Guggenheim Museum and other incredible clients. When he’s not at the agency working or getting involved in design, he often holds talks on design and the creative industry.

In 2012 he held a lecture in Michigan, USA . In this talk he raises the link between design and happiness and how one effects the other. Although the talk appears quite long, the points raised and the comments made are brilliant, and if you are a designer or a creative of any sort, this lecture is a great listen, and very thought provoking.

Magnet Art in Brighton!

Fancy having your work turned into a magnet? 

Brighton Open – ‘An Exhibition of Modern Magnetic Art’ is open for submissions until 1st April

Send up to two images to the link below – they will be exhibiting along Brighton seafront on May 7th!

http://brightonopen.blogspot.com/

Photoshop Advice & Short Cuts

Below = Photoshop Disaster!

This site will help with info and tips on using Photoshop (this & avoiding women with MASSIVE heads):

http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/photoshop-secret-shortcuts/

Have fun designing…

Endangered Species Student International Graphic Design Competition

Call for entries

Tokyo Designers Week, Japan, together with designboom promotes an international graphic design competition.
Participation is open to students from every country in the world, free registration required.

In the time is takes you to read this call for entries, one of our planet’s unique species will become extinct. By this time next year, over 50,000 will have disappeared forever. This graphic competition focuses on recovering and conserving our imperiled species.

WHAT CAN GRAPHIC DESIGN DO TO HELP?
Global biodiversity is being lost much faster than natural extinction due to changes in land use, unsustainable use of natural resources, invasive alien species, climate change and pollution among others. This is usually brought about through patterns of human activity. Our goal is to raise awareness and stimulate action and funding for broader conservation efforts to reverse the alarming trend of human-caused extinctions that threaten the ecosystems we all share.

eClips: From the Horse’s Mouth

e-clipflashtestFrom EFF website: e-clips is an open-access, searchable database of video clips highlighting experiences and advice from entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, including the fashion industry. Cornell University’s Dr. Deb Streeter developed the original concept: to create a “virtual panel” of experts, to be used to stimulate discussion, illustrate concepts, and create a real-world feel in teaching entrepreneurship.

Check the EFF link for a collection of names to search for fashion related clips. Use the search function on the eClips site to search for clips related to art, design, graphics, business, training, advertising, PR and loads more.

Brock Davis: Creative and Graphic Design

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This little interview with American designer Brock Davis brought his clever, humourous work to my attention, and I thought you might like it too …