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The Content Marketing Forecast: 10 Predictions for 2014

2013 was the year of Red Bull. At every marketing conference, not a panel went by without a shout-out to the content marketing geniuses based in …

How is the digital economy disrupting the creation of content? - video

Activate Singapore 2014: Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian Australia and deputy editor, the Guardian moderates a panel discussion on the changing content landscape. Participants include Paul Dempsey, president global markets, BBC Worldwide, Sanjay Salil, managing director, MediaGuru, …

Why online video is the future of content marketing

Video is taking content marketing by storm, but you'll have to do more than just make one to realise its full potential<p>If it were five years in the future, would you be reading this article or would you be watching it? As online video continues its inimitable rise, it's an interesting question to …

60 Free Clean Fonts for Your Next Project

Are you struggling to find that particular font that matches your creative vision? Well, you have come to the right place. We have collected 60 free …

13 Examples of Illustrations and Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

Illustrations and hand drawn elements in web design can add personality while grabbing the user’s attention. And as long as you don’t turn your page …

Graphic Design

The Tasty Meat Replacement Product That Wasn’t Created In A Lab

Not so with Neat, a Lancaster, Penn.-based startup that sells the only soy-free and gluten-free meat replacement products on the market (that will …

On Mars, A Rock Appears Where There Wasn’t One Before

Scientists overseeing the Mars rover Opportunity, which landed on the red planet 10 years ago this month, are baffled by their latest discovery: a small rock.<p>Nicknamed Pinnacle Island, the fist-sized rock first appeared in front of the rover a few days ago, but earlier panoramic images of the area …

Real advice for those who’ve attempted suicide, and want to step back into life

<b>By JD Schramm*</b><p>In my TED Talk, I acknowledged for the first time that, in 2003, I tried to end my life. I wanted to share this in a public setting …

Create "Positive Snowballs" to Stick to New Habits

Setting resolutions for the new year is easy, following up and sticking to them is where it gets difficult. One effective technique is to make your …

The 7 Secrets To Make Meetings Less Awful

A day full of meetings will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Unless you follow these steps.<p>Some companies have abandoned the whole idea of a meeting. But if your schedule is still saturated with them, here’s how to greet your meets much more skillfully.<p>1. Account for the loudmouth problem<p>When …

How To Sell Yourself And Keep Your Dignity

If you’re looking to get somebody’s attention, effort, or time, you’re in sales. But you don’t have to be a used car dealer.<p>Sales has a vocabulary draped in ickiness: <i>slimy, smarmy, low-brow, low-rent, hoodwinking sleaze-baggery</i>. To hear <i>To Sell Is Human</i> author Dan Pink tell it, this is a good thing: …

Fab: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Innovation By DesignHem Launches 7 Chic New Furniture Collections<p>Most Creative PeopleFab Cofounder Bradford Shellhammer Is Launching Design Sales Site BezarShellhammer’s second go at a design-sales site will focus on partnerships with established brands sold beside “hip, undiscovered” …

Amazing App Lets You Try On The Face Of Walter White, Kim Kardashian, Or Barack Obama

The open-source Javascript project will reskin your face to someone more famous (well, unless you’re already super famous).<p>I’m looking at Walter White in the mirror. I am him. He is me. With the click of a button, he becomes a white-skinned Barack Obama. Weird. Then he’s Justin Bieber. Then he’s …

Best Typography of 2013

We continue our tradition with a new <i>“Best of”</i> week where we’ll presented a post each day containing the absolute best pieces from our inspiration …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

Create A Fake Artist’s Portfolio In Seconds

Just type your name, and Pro-Folio will create your own website full of stolen art. But it’s not just a great prank; it’s the future of identity.<p>I’ve taken some intense portraits of strangers around the world, developed an ingenious campaign to protect wildlife, penned some fantastic branding for a …

New York state prepares to loosen medical marijuana laws

New York may soon join the ranks of states that allow medical marijuana. Following the first legal sale of recreational marijuana in the United States in over a century, governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce an executive action that will loosen restrictions on marijuana, according to <i>The New York</i> …

My 5 Predictions For 2014

I am uncharacteristically optimistic about the coming year–at least as it relates to my primary focus of technology’s impact on business and life. I am influenced by two major trends, the first is the pervasion of the contextual technologies that Robert Scoble and I wrote about in our recent book,</i> …

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing.<p>That’s a key finding from my ongoing research on great companies and effective leaders: no one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and …

8 Free Fonts for Clean Web Design

Clean and minimal web design has certainly grown in popularity, and typography plays a big role in this type of design. If you have been struggling …

Typography

Awesome Vintage Publicising of the Public Gothic Font by Antrepo

<b>Here's some tasty visual inspiration for a Sunday afternoon for you. In terms of nailing the marking and promotion of their vintage style font,</b> …

Perhaps the radiating lines are a warning that your nose hairs will stand on end when you pop off the cap. #typehunter #typediscovery #vintagelabel

Bartender...gimme a sasparilla. My blood needs a jolt. #typehunter #typediscovery #vintagelabel

I have looked at this for about 15 minutes marveling over the craftsmanship and balance. Reminder, it was originally done without Illustrator or Photoshop. #typehunter #typediscovery #signwriting #signpainting #craftsmanship