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The Future of Creativity Is Connected

Back in 1983, David Ogilvy, the famous British advertising executive and ‘father of advertising’, doubted that more than 1 out of 100 advertising …

What Marketers Should Know About Lapsed Customers...

<b>Lapsed customers.</b> We all have them. Even among our best customers, more than 10% can lapse in any year.And from all the surveys and focus groups we …

The Simple Psychological Principle That Will Transform Your Terrible Networking Skills

Use the “familiarity principle” to learn to make and keep professional contacts for the long term. Here are the dos and don’ts of good networkers.<p>As young professionals, we’re taught to network like our careers depend on it. Your professional network can open just about any door. All we have to do …

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Content Calendar

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you know what you’re posting, sharing, and blogging this Thursday?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>How about two Thursdays from now? Thursday …

How Mad Men Gets the Writing Right: Q&A

There is no show on television that is more combed through, picked over and squawked about than <i>Mad Men</i>. Whether Joan mentions lustrous restaurant Le …

Language

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

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Playful Snapshots of Miniature Scenes Around the Office

When German artist Bettina Gber takes a break from work in the office, she doesn't just go for a walk or grab a cup of coffee. Instead, she finds inspiration from the ordinary objects around her desk and transforms the workplace into a miniature world filled with danger, adventure, and …

Miniature

How Google Can Beat Facebook Without Google Plus

<i>Look, Google, we've got a plan to help you win on social. There's only one catch: You have to give up on the notion that animates Google Plus.</i><p>Out in the Mojave Desert, there's a place called California City that's fascinated me ever since Geoff Manaugh brought its story to the Internet's attention. …

Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder App Simulates Lens and Camera Setups on Your iPhone

DIRE Studio has released an application for photographers and cinematographers alike that they’ve aptly named Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder.<p>Aptly named …

4 Ways To Create Meaningful Content

With so much content grabbing for eyeballs, how can companies connect with consumers in meaningful ways? A guide to the meaningful content movement.<p>Axe body spray, once the embodiment of inane advertising,recently made a tectonic shift in its branding when it launched its “Make Love, Not War” Super …

Seokmin Ko Camouflages Reality With Mirrors

<i>The Square</i> is a series of photographs by Korean artist Seokmin Ko. Someone in each photograph can be found holding a mirror toward the camera. Given, …

Campaign

Can These Blocks Unblock Brainstorming?

Now you’re talking–Smart Interaction Lab introduces three simple, toy-like instruments designed to build a better brainstorm.<p>The modern brainstorm was invented in the 1930s, and then officially inked onto paper in 1953 in the book <i>Applied Imagination</i>, by Alex Osborn, the “O” in ad agency BBDO. We …

How To Write Short

It’s not news that the Internet age has put a premium on the pithy, but some people use the short form more effectively than others. Roy Peter Clark, author of How To Write Short, shares some tips on making the most of every word.<p>What’s the best way to write in the digital age? Short, according to …

Collection of Black and White Photos Re-Imagined in Full Color

When we summon images of visual recorded history from memory, what our minds recall are black and white photographs of people or events. History, it …

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This Video Proves The Uncanny Valley Is In Hell

What happens when you embrace rather than avoid the uncanny valley? As it turns out, pure horror.<p>There are definitely some art projects you shouldn’t experience under the influence of hallucinogens, for instance, Bruce Nauman’s <i>Clown Torture</i>, Ron Mueck’s giant sculptures, or Lingxizhu Meng’s …

Critter Chic: These Wild Animals Dress Like People

A photographer documents the transformative power of fashion in his portraits of animals wearing human clothes.<p>It wasn’t especially difficult to fall for Wes Anderson’s <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>. The puppetry, the vintage pedigree, the fetishistic attention to detail, the references to French New Wave film, …

5 Common Mistakes That Will Ensure Your Resume Gets Tossed

Here’s a prediction: If your résumé feels boring, stilted, and borrowed, no one’s going to want to hire you.<p>Recruiters look at a résumé for six seconds. So how do you stand out from the crowd, aside from awesome design?<p>By avoiding threadbare phrases like “stand out from the crowd,” as David Mielach …

Airbnb Is Using Vine Clips To Create A Short Film

The short-form social video industry is growing, and now, Airbnb is using the video app Vine to create what it claims will be the first ever short movie made from the six-second clips.<p>The Hollywood and Vines contest uses Airbnb’s Twitter feed to distribute instructions for each shot. Once you’ve …

Using Toys and Forced Perspective to Get Professional, Low-Budget Visual Effects

While working on a feature film called <i>The Grind</i>, filmmaker Vashi Nedomansky had to come up with a way to shoot a flashback scene, complete with …

Bodhi, an Adorable Shiba Inu, Sports Fashionable Ensembles for Menswear Dog Blog

Based in New York, Bodhi is the main model on the Menswear Dog Blog, a new website that just launched this year. Menswear Dog or MWD is a site put …

Backyard Photography Tips

One of the most common questions I am asked at workshops is where I go to get my reference photos. Most people assume that I travel far and wide to …

Landscape Photography

LightRails: A Neglected Railroad Underpass Illuminated by Artist Bill FitzGibbons | Colossal

<p>Built in 1931, this Art Deco railroad underpass in Birmingham, Alabama is a vital gateway between the heart of downtown and a new urban space called …

Watch: With Cyborg Instruments, Dancers Turn Movement Into Music

Robotic exoskeletons never moved so gracefully.<p>One is a glowing exoskeleton spine, while another looks like a pair of cyborg butterfly wings. But these aren’t just costumes; they’re wearable, functional art.<p>In fact, the team of researchers from the IDML (Input Devices and Music Interaction …

Hypnotic Animated GIFs from Mat Lucas | Colossal

<p>UK-based artist Mat Lucas works by day as a graphic designer and by night runs a Tumblr of experimental art called 89—A. Lucas tells me that many of …

Sou Fujimoto’s Giant Serpentine Pavilion Converted into a Storm of LED Lightning by UVA | Colossal

<p>For the last thirteen years Serpentine Gallery has invited a guest architect to design a temporary structure on the London gallery’s front lawn. In …

Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine | Colossal

<p>I was excited to discover that mixed media artist Brock Davis (previously) recently joined Vine and started making some fantastic little animated …

The Passage of Time Captured in Layered Landscape Collages by Fong Qi Wei | Colossal

<p>Time can be a difficult variable to visually convey in still photography, both the length of time an exposure takes or a series of photos meant to …