Here are some interesting links to documentaries related to design and creativity (recommended by Tomas Laurinavicius) which I also recommend. I haven’t seen them all (only “Objectified”). A couple more that is not listed here is one called “Exit Through the gift shop“ by Graffiti artist Banksy and “Helvetica“ by Gary Hustwit, A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.
The fundamentals of drawing starts with drawing things as you see them. To render a faithful, realistic drawing, you must be able to observe the basic structure of the object, regardless of how complex and obscured by detail it may be.
These basic forms are always based on the cube, the cylinder, a cone or the sphere.
The ability to depict an object literally doesn’t make you and artist, but the ability to draw things as you see them is the first step towards becoming an artist.
Noora, Kawther and Mariam’s examples of Cinemagraphs. I like Cinemagraphs because it has very subtle movements which draws the viewer’s eyes to a particular area. They are easy to create, and with a creative idea and attention to detail- they can be very effective.
Here are some interesting links about Cinemagraphs and some inspiring examples:
Draw two parallel lines on a piece of paper.
How many lines are there?
ANSWER: There’s the first line, the second line, but then there’s a line of negative space that runs between them. See it?
Business cards are something that we take for granted when we shouldn’t. The look, feel, and message on a card help people determine how they view you and more importantly, if they will even remember you.
If you don’t have a business card and are looking to create one, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Color – we usually take colors for granted, but there are meanings behind them
- Paper – the quality of your card says something about you. The last thing you want to use is cheap paper or a material like metal which doesn’t allow others to write on your card.
- Uniqueness – if your business card doesn’t stand out in a pile filled with other cards then the chances are people won’t remember you by looking at your business card. You need to make your card unique somehow.
- Typography – fonts have a voice, so choose one that best represents who you are and make sure to choose one that is easy to read.
- Feel – touch is an important sense that we all have and your business card should appeal to that sense. If you want to represent that you are a corporate person who is very structured and ridged, you probably should have a hard business card with sharp corners.
- Before you hand your business card to someone else, you need to make sure your card has the information it should but also truly says something about you. This will help them remember you and at the very least stay in touch once in awhile.
My business cards were design double sided, matt cello laminated and embossed with my name in a solid font. Design is sticking with my style of minimalistic simple and clean.
I was interviewed by 3D wold Magazine in 2006 marking one of our highlight milestones in CharKE Inc.
Back in 2005 I formed a partnership with Charlie Fishwater in the clothing label CharKE Inc.
CharKE inc. is a clothing label that reaches into the street-wear genre. At one point we had a group of talented people like John Liu, sculptor and artist who worked on many movies including Narnia, the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Superman Returns (2006), Davie Mac and Tom Tomeski a designer who happened to be the double for Superman in the same movie working together.
But overtime people got distracted and the motivation soon dried up. They all headed into different directions including me.
For the time being, I have passed CharKE inc. to Charlie which has freed up my time allowing me to focus on my photography work and teaching.