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Francis Bacon: The Man Behind The World’s Most Expensive Work Of Art

Tuesday 04.08.2014 , Posted by
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The unimaginably expensive prices works of art can go for these days may leave those who pay attention to the art market gratified, or depressed. The most expensive painting in the world right now is Three Studies of Lucian Freud, (above) which was purchased for an incredible 142.4 million dollars at a New York Sotheby’s auction this past November. [Read more...]

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Ready for Your Creative Launch? Spend Weeks With World-Class Talents Crafting Your Big Break

Tuesday 02.25.2014 , Posted by
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For all of us pursuing creativity, there’s nothing more valuable than having a mentor – someone who has been there before, blazed a new trail for themselves, inspired others… and is ready to share. That’s why we’re super thrilled about this new opportunity to get just that: mentorship and a successful launch for those who dare to put themselves out there. Samsung has teamed up with four massively talented people from the fields of film, food, music and photography, and they’re giving aspiring creatives in the UK and Republic of Ireland the chance to be mentored by them, get their hands on some of Samsung’s latest tech and even produce a Sky 1 HD series about their launch. They’re calling it Launching People, and we’re hoping one of those people is you. [Read more...]

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THE GAP: Ira Glass’ Encouraging Words for Aspiring Creatives

Saturday 02.01.2014 , Posted by
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This. Is. So. True. Speaking to the creative person in all of us, Ira Glass, the much loved host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, sat down with Current.tv a few years back and delivered one of the most motivating and inspiring dialogues you can hear. Now, Daniel Sax has interpreted a portion of that talk in his own fantastic visual language, using a host of props and lots of brilliantly placed typography to tell the powerful story. [Read more...]

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Design Around the Lines: Barcodes Don’t Have to Be Boring

Monday 12.23.2013 , Posted by
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We love the idea of taking overlooked design elements and making them beautiful. The barcode is a good example of this. It’s on nearly everything we buy – from your latest iPad purchase to a Snickers bar at the market – just a bunch of lines and numbers with very little (if any) thought put in to how it looks. We’ve covered Steve Simpson’s remixes before, and now we’ve run across D-Barcode, a Japanese design firm that’s been steadily revamping this oft overlooked element. [Read more...]

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Couple Remakes Famous Movie Scenes With Their Baby and “Domestic Junk”

Monday 12.23.2013 , Posted by
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You’ve seen these movies before, but never like this. Finding themselves with a house full of cardboard boxes from their recent international move, and a new-ish baby, this couple have been creating scenes from their favorite films built entirely from their “favorite domestic junk”. Look closely and you’ll spot plastic cutlery as teeth, overturned shelving as boats and a ridiculous amount of family creativity. [Read more...]

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Ghostpoet, Koreless and Alex Turvey Bring Nature to East London: The Culmination of Their Creative Journey to the Modern Frontier

Saturday 10.19.2013 , Posted by

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Last week we brought you the story of lyricist Ghostpoet, music producer Koreless, and director Alex Turvey taking us on a journey to the Modern Frontier – a collaborative work by these three creatives on the path to answer the question: “What Moves You?” Their 6 week process took them to nature and back again – leading to an answer at the fantastic Oval Space in East London on October 9th. It was an event that brought nature to the heart of busy London. [Read more...]

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Counting Sheep In Technicolor

Monday 07.22.2013 , Posted by

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Why do the most creative ideas come at night? Much of the psychology on the topic explains that parts of your brain responsible for processing new information will relax, allowing the more mysterious parts of your brain to run wild.  [Read more...]

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Pecha Kucha Night: The Presentation Series in Posters

Wednesday 04.17.2013 , Posted by

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Since its inception in 2003, Pecha Kucha has gone viral around the globe. The clever format of short talks gives the creative and interesting people of our world a platform to express themselves… while staying extremely concise. Presenters at each event are given just 20 seconds each to describe 20 slides. This short 8 minutes gives a Pecha Kucha Night the informal and spontaneous feel of something special and very personal. With all the creativity that flows from these events, we thought we’d share some of our favorite recent posters from the now 10 year old series. [Read more...]

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Love Fiction? New Weekly Reading from Electric Lit!

Monday 05.21.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes the very best thing in this fast age of distraction, is to sit down with a good cup of coffee and an equally good read. Slowing down with some inspiring fiction is one of the great pleasures of life and one that, through the magic of story and prose, can lead us to deep revelations about ourselves and the world. Now, new media publisher Electric Literature has created an exciting new series for all lovers of the written word… and it’s coming to you free on your iPad, iPhone or eBook reader!

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Visual Bits #47 > The Creative Adult

Wednesday 04.27.2011 , Posted by


Your creative daily links after the jump! [Read more...]

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