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Meet Generation C – A Generation of Creative Generalists

Since a little over 7 years, I’ve been introducing myself as a Creative Generalist to all and sundry to little effect. The term although widely the most appropriate title is yet to be truly understood or fathomed in context with the generation that grows with every advance in technology today. In fact just the other day, I was asked via the newly adopted Facebook Questions how I would define a person who creates content for the print, web and mobile mediums. Answers ranged from Digital Content Designer to New Media Warrior and some old skool and new age funk thrown in for good measure. But the question really is about how this new generation of digital creatives is remaking the way we buy, sell and communicate with the world.

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Dogs by Jill Greenberg

Since the age of 10, Jill Greenberg has staged photographs and created characters using the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, film and photography. She is known worldwide for her uniquely human animal portraits which intentionally anthropomorphize her subjects, as well as her infamous series, “End Times” which struck a nerve in its exploration of religious, political, and environmental themes exploiting the raw emotion of toddlers in distress. Her newest work marks a return to the postmodern feminist theory that inspired her senior thesis, “The Female Object” as an art student at RISD in the 80’s: “The disciplinary project of femininity” and the predetermined failure of all women who attempt to “succeed” at it.

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Bedroom Inspiration from Presotto Italia

We’re getting some contemporary bedroom inspiration today from the northern Italy based furniture manufacturer Presotto Italia.

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Wednesday cre­ative design and art inspi­ra­tions for all DYT readers :)

Better Typography 2010 by Steff Geissbuhler

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Childrens by Steve McCurry

His career was launched when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes of images that would be published around the world as among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers’ Association. That was the same year in which he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest. He has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.

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California Wine Country Weekend Retreat Remodel

Schneider Design Associates in collaboration with Jean Larrette Interior Design completed a remodel on this house in St. Helena, California.

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Daily Inspirations no. 136

Speaking about digital arts, we mostly mean the contemporary art works, created with the help of particular digital equipment or techniques, including but not limited to computer illustrations, photo manipulations, machine-generated images, etc. Such digital art is easy to distinguish among the other creative works because of their unique appearance, highly conceptual content, and unusual forms of presentation. For example, below you will see double exposure portraits, where buildings and trees are skillfully implanted right into a human head. Other digital arts, showcased below, represent digital painting techniques and fancy geometric computer drawing. 3D art is another example of the digital art, which we also included into today’s collection of the inspiring art works. Architecture, photography, typography, and even advertising graphics are also here to demonstrate the diversity of the modern design.

Bambina A Siena by Edgar Barany
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Abstract Gallery by Simon Christen

Not the first gallery from Simon Christen we are showcasing at InspireFirst. This one is dedicated to abstract photography. Enjoy!

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T-Shirt Designs That Excite and Inspire

Thinking about T-shirts one will mostly link this element of the modern attire with the youth culture and, consequently, youth fashion. Indeed, thanks to the immense choice of interesting and unique T-shirts designs or specific graphic prints and patterns to be more particular, T-shirts have already become a part of the fashion industry and continue to gain more and more attention from the world-known fashion designers and artists, specializing in clothes design. Actually, from the artistic point of view, a T-shirt is nothing but one of the alternative ways to display different graphic art works. A collection of different T-shirts may look like a real art gallery, where the visual images are presented on the T-shirts instead of the traditional canvases.

Valistika// T-shirt Collection by VALISTIKA
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In the Mood for Love

Every now and then it’s nice to have a little reminder of exactly how much love surrounds us in the world. A loving couple, the love between a parent and child, or even the love between a kid and their favorite pet — today we’re showcasing it all in a special photostream honoring love. So go ahead — give it a look, smile, and then go tell someone that you love them today.

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Daily Inspirations no. 135

Photography has one amazing feature – the pictures may often work like open windows into the new and previously unknown worlds. Photographic images can thus be treated as one of the possible ways to discover and learn the life around us in those its aspects, which lie beyond our reach or beyond the physical capabilities of human organs of sense. Take a look at the impressive photographs of the underwater creatures by Alexander Semenov below and you will see the truth of the aforementioned statement. Within the today’s gallery Cruzine will also acquaint its readers with the stop-motion photography by Stephen Dalton, fashion photography by Simon Procter, and amazing tree-focused photographic sceneries from the Crimea, Ukraine. Now let us enjoy the photography as well as other graphical works, presented in this showcase. The images are silent, but they are not speechless – if you can understand their language, you will be able to perceive the intensity of the emotions and the deep meaning contained in every art work presented.

Carrots are finished.. by Riccardo Zema
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James and other apes by James Mollison

James Mollison was born in Kenya in 1973 and grew up in England. After studying Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, and later film and photography at Newport School of Art and Design, he moved to Italy to work at Benetton’s creative lab, Fabrica. His work has been widely published throughout the world including by Colors, The New York Times Magazine, the Guardian magazine, The Paris Review, The New Yorker and Le Monde. His latest book Disciples was published in October 2008 following its’ first exhibition at Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York. In 2007 he published The Memory of Pablo Escobar- the extraordinary story of ‘the richest and most violent gangster in history’ told by hundreds of photographs gathered by Mollison. It was the original follow-up to his work on the great apes – widely seen as an exhibition including at the Natural History Museum, London, and in the book James and Other Apes (Chris Boot, 2004). Mollison lives in Venice with his wife.

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Amazing surfing photography

Stuart Gibson is a photographer from Tasmania, Australia. Stu’s introduction to photography was one of accident, quite literally. A car smash saw him hobbling on crutches and plastered up to a dangerously itchy level, but this forced shore leave proved to be a blessing in disguise as soon as he picked up the camera.

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Free Wooden Textures for Your Photoshop Projects

Working on a web site design for some joinery business, but do not have quality wooden textures for Photoshop at hand? Do not despair – Cruzine is here to supply you with the best quality wooden textures for Photoshop, which can be used to create backgrounds, logos, banners, and other relevant graphical elements, which need to represent a clear association to wood, wood industry, or all kinds of wooden products. With these free wooden textures, you can concentrate on your creative ideas without worrying about the availability of the necessary raw stuff. While you are working on developing a project concept, let us take upon ourselves delivering you all the technical resources required for realization of your creative ideas. Even if you do not need wooden textures right now, you can still consider downloading them today just to enrich your Photoshop textures library for future opportunities.

Textures – Wood by onecoldcanadian
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Landscapes from the Air

Being terrestrial creatures, humans got used to see and perceive the surroundings from the surface of the Planet. Walking or driving the streets, we can see the trees, buildings, yards, and other people around us in relatively great details. However, our vision is limited and we cannot perceive the entire image of the district or town, we live in, other than by looking at the map. Rising up into the sky on board of a plane allows a human to see the world from an absolutely different angle. It is like scaling down the image in Google Earth application – we just omit the smallest details, such as houses or cars, concentrating on the entire image of a particular locality.

Aerial Photography by Simon Kirwan
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