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09

Jun
2016

In Art & Culture
Beautifully Weird

By plaidtractor

Historic computers look super sexy in this new photo series by Docubyte and Ink – Creative Review

On 09, Jun 2016 | In Art & Culture, Beautifully Weird | By plaidtractor

Source: Historic computers look super sexy in this new photo series by Docubyte and Ink – Creative Review

These beautifully composed photos come across like some hybrid between graphic design and graphic illustration, and makes me want to own one just to stare at it.

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13

Apr
2016

In Art & Culture
Design Advice

By plaidtractor

Bryan Cranston on acting, inadvertently explains how all creatives can focus and perform

On 13, Apr 2016 | In Art & Culture, Design Advice | By plaidtractor

I’m a big enough Bryan Cranston fan that I’d probably tune in to hear him read nutrition labels off cereal boxes.

Here he thoughtfully explains his successful shift from mere ‘job seeker’ to a more fully engaged professional by focusing his efforts squarely on the need at hand.

Creatives don’t audition the same way, thankfully, but the analogy neatly relates a script to a creative brief: understand exactly what the job demands, demonstrate your expertise, and show how that will serve goals and interests in that moment.

Words to work by. Thanks, Mr. C.

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11

Jan
2016

In Art & Culture
Beautifully Weird

By plaidtractor

Thank you, David Bowie.

On 11, Jan 2016 | In Art & Culture, Beautifully Weird | By plaidtractor

David Bowie’s passing is such hard, sad news. Tough to come to terms with and to process; all the spaces in my life and imagination that he touched are now left hurt by his departure. But I’m thankful. Read more…

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12

Jun
2015

In Art & Culture
Typography

By plaidtractor

Palatino, Optima, Dingbats. RIP Hermann Zapf

On 12, Jun 2015 | In Art & Culture, Typography | By plaidtractor

One of the great underappreciated giants of typography has passed at 96. “Mr. Zapf’s genius lay in his solutions to the central problem that type designers, like industrial designers, face: expressing creativity while being circumscribed by practicality.” -Mathew Carter Via. NY Times

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