How Entrepreneurs Must Prepare For The Unthinkable

Most entrepreneurs are so convinced that they are the disruptive element, they fail to anticipate that unknown facts or events can and will occur to disrupt their own well-laid plans. While it’s true that there is no way of know specifically what might happen, you need to anticipate the worst, and actually build a Plan...

Poster Designs by Michael Osborne

San Francisco–based Michael Osborne Design has been creating some of the most memorable design around since 1981. Their award-winning work ranges from packaging to corporate identity and retail design for clients like Target, Williams-Sonoma and the U.S. Postal Service. So it’s no surprise that their poster design for Crane & Co. was recognized in the HOW Poster Design Awards in 2009. Creative Team: Michael...

Incredible Posters of Unmade Movie Sequels

Over 40 artists crafted posters of cult movie sequels that were never made. There is a number of movie projects in development that never made it to the movie houses. This is because they whether never pass through the development stage, production stumbles apart, or the studio simply abandons it for some reason. Curated by...

Ursula K. Le Guin on Where Ideas Come From, the “Secret” of Great Writing, and the Trap of Marketing Your Work

“All makers must leave room for the acts of the spirit. But they have to work hard and carefully, and wait patiently, to deserve them.” Since long before the question of where good ideas come from became the psychologists’ favorite sport, readers, fans, and audiences have been hurling it at authors and artists, much to...

Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

Should designers be able to code? This topic never seems to die, with its endless blog posts, Twitter discussions and conference talks. But the developer’s involvement in the design process seems to be addressed very little. This is a shame, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design. The unfortunate truth...

40 Creative “Transparent Screen” Trick Photos for Your Inspiration

Here’s an easy optical illusion you can do to make your laptop or computer screen look see-through. The optical illusion of transparent screen is a simple yet effective illusion. These Illusions are created by taking a digital photo of your surroundings then place it as the desktop background of your monitor or screen. That way,...

Behind the scenes of 20 iconic corporate identity design manuals

Read more about Behind the scenes of 20 iconic corporate identity design manuals at CreativeBloq.com Following the sell-out success of Manuals 1: Design and Identity Guidelines, independent publisher Unit Editions has crafted a second compendium of rare and iconic graphic standards and corporate identity manuals, titled Manuals 2: Design and Identity Guidelines – and it's...

Use Daily Rewards to Break Creative Blocks

Photo by Evan P. Cordes Renowned author Stephen King, who has published 49 novels that have sold over 350 million copies, writes at least ten pages each day. As a creative person, you’ve experienced writer’s block, even if you’re not necessarily a writer; software engineers, artists, or anyone that has to create things for a living...

The Difference Between the Beautiful and the Sublime, Animated

A 100-second anatomy of astonishment. Britain’s Open University has previously given us some illuminating animated explainers of the history of the English language, the world’s major religions, philosophy’s greatest thought experiments, and the major creative movements in design. They have now partnered with BBC broadcaster and In Our Time host Melvyn Bragg on a series...