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Designing the Edit/Editing the Design

During this one-day seminar will we will discuss the issues faced when creating publications. Multiple sessions will address the importance of respect between edit and design, and how that respect leads to a successful, audience-focused publication. The wrap-up will include troubleshooting—working with less-than-perfect imagery, no-so-exciting editorial, and page-invading advertising.
Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association 2009 Summit [...]

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5 Steps to Keep It Fresh: Design ideas that don’t cost a thing

The current economy is not a fun topic, especially if you’re in publishing. Every day, it seems, publications are being shut down and people are being laid off. If you’re lucky enough to still have a job, you’re probably struggling with a slashed budget. But there is a positive in all of this—getting back to [...]

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Ringling Retro: Modern & Contemporary Art

Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, Florida
Through October 26, 2008
John Ringling, best known for the Ringling Circus, was also an avid art collector. The impressive collection at the Ringling Museum of Art ranges from ancient to contemporary with an emphasis on European art before 1900. His modern art collection, an impressive selection of works from Frank Stella, [...]

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The Nightly News

Experience the visual explosion of type, color and form in Jonathan Hickman’s graphic novel The Nightly News. The content might not be for everybody, but the combination of information graphics, concentric circles, figure/ground and graphic translation is inspiring.

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Design and the Elastic Mind

A recent exhibit at MoMA, “Design and the Elastic Mind,” focused on the role of design in science and technology. The physical exhibition ended May 12 but you can still view the design projects, both real and imaginary, online. Highlights include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and Newton Virus.

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Project Runway

You don’t have to be interested in fashion to find inspiration in this TV show. Creative challenges, tight deadlines, and tough critics make this show easy to relate to, while the designer’s process and work created is inspiring to anyone interested in a creative field.

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