Beautiful Paper Cut Bird Series

It is always impressive to see what people can do with paper – bonus points if they do those things in miniature. Enter Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama, two artists who run a studio in India. Together they are working on a project called 365 Days of Miniature where they create a mini bird sculpture a day. The realism and details in these tiny birds is amazing. Read The Rest

The Color Factory

It is not surprising that something cool happened in San Francisco. It all started when the pop-up installation Color Factory opened in August 2017. The 12,000 square foot pop-up color experience was nestled in SF’s Union Square neighborhood, it was a two-story exhibition celebrating color and material that featured 15 collaborations by creatives. Read The Rest

How to Speak Typography – 5 terms to know

If you are going to be comfortable with typography there are some key terms you should know. This isn’t everything you should know about, but it is a good place to start if you are not super familiar with typography terms. Another great resource for this is also called Type Terms. It is self described as – the perfect tool for designers to learn the basics of typographic terminology. Designers often get comfortable throwing different type and design terminologies around – it is helpful to remember that not everyone speaks this language, but it is easy to teach if people want to learn. Let’s get started by covering 5 popular type terms. Read The Rest

Magic Lessons

Remember when we talked about creative block? Well I discovered a new gem that focuses on the creative process specifically – Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons podcast.

Liz takes essays from real life creatives (writers, dancers, photographers, you name it) and partners up with a well-known person in their field that can give them very specific insights. It’s interesting hearing some of the creative greats (including Neil Gaiman) share their personal struggles with creating and a great reality check that nobody is immune from criticism or other roadblocks. It is so relatable and fun to listen to.

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