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Derek & Brighton in Slug Magazine!

Neuer Geist Creative Studio

Brighton and Derek Ballard. Photo: John Barkiple
From SLUG Magazine:

Neuer Geist: CLC Artisan
By Zaina Abujebarah

Structured and playful all at once, Neuer Geist’s mission is to innovate and create without losing the “glory of the past.” Brighton and Derek Ballard both bring their artistic abilities to the table and join creative forces to create pieces like prints and patches, as well as menus and other graphic design gems, tailored for local businesses. All are showcased on their website.

“We’re lucky to have found each other,” Brighton says. “Derek would painstakingly reproduce the logos of favorite bands and save bits of packaging or product tags that he thought were interesting, and I drew and painted constantly.” Their creative roots led to the inception of their brand. “Derek’s aesthetic is very clean, precise and calculated, while mine is more loose and suggestive,” says Brighton. “We help each other through the process of creating. We’re constantly talking about the business, giving each other feedback, helping each other with a sketch or an idea.”

To read the entire article:
http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/neuer-geist-clc-artisan/

To see Neuer Geist:
http://neuergeist.com/


 

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New Comics Anthologies!

A Visual Sampling

Highlight Below: Marc Bell

From Print Magazine:

Best New Comics Anthologies: A Visual Sampling
By: Michael Dooley | July 20, 2017

So many outstanding comics anthologies, so little quality eyeball time. But worry not: Print’s come to your rescue. Last year we surveyed “wonder women artists” nominated for San Diego Comic-Con’s Eisner Awards, located here. And on Tuesday we provided you with a visual sampling of this year’s top nominees, and you’ll find that here. And today we’ll wrap up with a design-based survey that highlights some of the more graphically striking and skillfully adventuresome artists within the “Best Anthologies” book category. The winner will be announced at tomorrow’s presentation ceremony.

To read more:
Best New Comics Anthologies


 

HOW TO DRIVE A PRINT DESIGNER CRAZY!!!

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FROM CREATIVE MARKET
10 Frustrations Only Print Designers Will Understand

“Great print and web design has a lot in common. They both require solid skills in typography, color and layout, to name just a few. But there’s a few ways in which the two fields are completely unique. If you’re a designer who works primarily with the printed page, we want you to know we feel your pain. Here’s a list of annoyances that only print designers will truly get. Let us know in the comments any that we’ve missed.

1. That typo.
If a website or blog goes live with a typo, it’s N.B.D. The developer can just login and make a change within a few nanoseconds. There’s even a chance nobody will notice. But if ten thousand brochures or a hundred foot billboard goes live with a typo, someone always seems to notice.”

To read article in its entirety:

https://creativemarket.com/blog/2015/12/02/10-frustrations-only-print-designers-will-understand

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ARTICLE: Drinkable Book

To read more on the Drinkable book please visit – http://waterislife.com/

To donate please visit –https://drinkablebook.tilt.com/

The Drinkable Book is both a water filter and an instruction manual for how and why to clean drinking water.  This technology (pAge drinking paper) uses a thick, sturdy sheet of paper embedded with silver nanoparticles, which are lethal for microbes.  This paper was created and shown to be highly antibacterial during Theresa’s Ph.D. at McGill University.

$25 donation will include a sample of the paper.

VIDEO: Brian Dettmer “Old books reborn as art”

OldBooksTo view this video and article in its entirety, please visit – http://www.ted.com/

This is a very interesting presentation. In this video Brian Dettmer explains how he creates his book sculptures.

What do you do with an outdated encyclopedia in the information age? With X-Acto knives and an eye for a good remix, artist Brian Dettmer makes beautiful, unexpected sculptures that breathe new life into old books.

VIDEOS: Preserving the Visual History of the Printer Word

PrintingFilmsTo view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://printingfilms.com/#films

PrintingFilms.com was established by Doug Wilson in 2012 after his work as director and producer of Linotype: The Film. During the filming process, Doug was given a box of 16mm Linotype promotional films by Dave Seat for digitization.

In 2013, Carl Schlesinger (a former Linotype operator at The New York Times) donated his extensive collection of films to The Museum of Printing which assisted in the preservation of these films in 2015.

VIDEO: The Book that will become a Tree again

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To view this video and further description, please visit – http://magazine.good.is/articles/tree-book-tree-plantable-childrens-story

The next big thing in children’s literature isn’t necessarily an imaginative story or lush illustrations. In fact, if you’re looking for a particularly innovative children’s book, you might not even find it on a bookshelf at all.

Instead, try digging in the ground.

ARTICLE: Incredibly Complex Paper Pop-Up Sculptures by Peter Dahmen


To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://laughingsquid.com/

German designer Peter Dahmen creates pop-up paper sculptures that open to reveal astonishingly complex forms. Dahmen talks about his artistic process and demonstrates a number of his beautiful sculptures in the video “The Magic Moment” by filmmaker Christopher Helkey. Dahmen posts videos of his sculptures on his YouTube channel.