Really interesting video with Peter Fowler who has his hands in various artistic disciplines.
12:01 – 20 April, 2017 by Patrick Lynch
The words of David Adjaye are so on point in design that it’s appropriate to include this video and article on our site. Whether you’re an illustrator, painter, sculptor or architect his words ring true.
TIME Magazine has named architect David Adjaye to their annual list of 100 Most Influential People, recognizing the world figures who have had the most impact on society in the past year in five categories: Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Icons. Unlike Bjarke Ingels and Wang Shu – who were selected under the Artist category in 2016 and 2013, respectively – Adjaye was nominated in the Icons category alongside champions including media personality RuPaul, subversive photographer Cindy Sherman, and US Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader who was the original advocate for a National African American Museum in Washington, which was eventually designed by Adjaye and inaugurated last September.
In the citation for the award, Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem (and currently working with the architect on an expansion project for the museum), describes Adjaye as “one of the great architectural visionaries of our time,” and lauds his work as “deeply rooted in both the present moment and the complex context of history.”
As I train for the marathon I’m searching for information about pushing myself and what’s reasonable to expect. I came across this discovery video that’s got some awesome graphics and great information. Check it out
By Gregg A. Masters
On the Wednesday March 28th 2012 broadcast at 2:30PM Pacific/5:30 Eastern our special guest is Steve Light, artist, illustrator, published author and creator of ‘Storytime with Steve Light.’
For more information on Steve, click here.
Steve Light grew up in an enchanted place known as New Jersey. He went on to study Illustration at Pratt Institute, he also had the pleasure of studying and mentoring under Dave Passalacqua. Upon graduating he did some corporate illustrations for companies such as: AT&T, Sony Films, Absolut Vodka and the New York Times Book Review. Steve Light then went on to design buttons that were acquired by the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
Then came a great opportunity for Steve to teach art to small children. Through his experiences as a teacher he found his true calling as a children’s illustrator and storyteller. He has been teaching in the classroom for the last 10 years with children 3-6 years old. He has used this experience to help him publish 6 children’s books by Abrams and Candlewick Press. Steve’s books include: I am Happy a touch and feel book, Puss in Boots, The Shoemaker Extraordinaire, Uncle Sam a press out and play book, and 2 Hello Kitty books that he engineered. The Shoemaker Extraordinaire was in the children’s book show at the Society of Illustrators. The Shoemaker Extraordinaire even led to Steve being asked to design an ad for United Airlines that was advertised in Japan.’
We will explore what’s on Steve’s plate, what makes him tick, his source of creative inspiration and more! To listen live, or via archived replay, click here.
I like this a lot. I’m not sure if I’m late to the party showing this video but it is incredible. It gives life to the portraits and almost..almost gives you sense of these women beyond a static image. I’ve stood many times in front of a master opainting from another era and wondered who the people were in the painting and what were they like in reality. This video gives you a little taste of that. Perhaps in the future they’ll be able to go further with technology to make them really come alive. But for now this will do.
This is William Bouguereau’s fine art painting morphed, ended with a photoshop work of “latiaboligrafa”
Like the old Beatles song says…I got up early and headed down to Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles to speak on a panel at WNBA’s Book Savvy conference. My topic was creating materials specifically book trailers as promotional tools. I was invited by Ruth Klein a strategic marketing and promotional guru. I was a panelist for Book Promotion & Publicity: How To Become A Professional Speaker and Social Media Promotions: Twitter, Facebook, Google + * Book Trailers & Video Promotions * How To Build An Online Platform * Blogging * Publicity* The Moderator was Julie Spira-social media expert and best-selling author
The other panelists were: Liora Mendeloff-founder of Women Speakers Association; Erin Reel-writer’s coach & editorial
consultant; and me billed as a expert on book trailers & promotional graphics. (That was very kind of them)
I spoke about creating book trailers and how to integrate them into an overall book strategy, Here’s an example of what I showed. This is a trailer for my manuscript “A Girl, A Forest Ogre and the Demon Baker” I had a few people come up afterwards to ask about trailers and if I could help them and here’s my answer to you all…Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to work with you and help you promote your project, book, manuscript or blog.
Written by Gregg A. Masters, Director of Digital Media Strategy/CEO Xanate Media
In last July’s issue of “the Illustrators Journal e-zine we considered the range of what qualifies for inclusion in the ‘social media’ domain, since it is considerably more than FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. In this column we’ll consider the question of how widespread is the use of social media both in general and from the stand point of the arts in particular.
Two recent news items help frame both questions.They include: ‘Social media is growing at a freakish rate’ courtesy of Ragan’s HealthCare Communications News, and ‘The Tangled Web: Social Media and the Arts’ a report commissioned for the arts community by Theatre Bay Area.As far as the rate of increase in the use of social media, this user timeline graphic paints the strong uptrend across all demographic groups. Even the 65+ cohort is on the rise, spiking from a modest 7% in May of 2008 to 26% (almost a 5x increase) though May 2010. Odds are the share has only grown since then.
To no one’s surprise the highest market penetration is the 18 -29 years old segment which is trending from 67% to 86% utilization for the same 24 month horizon. In the middle are the rest of us. Clearly the general picture is one of sustained market penetration and increased utilization by members of the various social media platforms.
The picture of where membership is growing is broken down in the graphic on ‘Social Media Visitor Growth’. The “king of the hill” is FaceBook which reigns supreme with 310 million daily unique visits, followed by some surprises of lesser known networks or social media communities. Also, with one in four Americans viewing a YouTube video clip daily, this picture begins to give you a feel for our growing appetite video content consumption. The dark horse in this race, seemingly with an insignificant share of the market is Twitter. Don’t let this relatively small slice of the whole fool you! Twitter is a very powerful social media tool, and is growing exponentially as well. Last of all is the mention of LinkedIn which is gaining popularity in professional circles’ as the ‘go to’ network of choice for job hunting or business prospecting purposes, given LinkedIn’s IPO this year.
The key take away?
Understand that social media really isn’t an amorphous mass of something to fear, but a
collection of tools that can be orchestrated in such a way to help you get your product,
message or service in the stream of conversations pertinent to your art or business niche. Do not fear participation! Again, as mentioned last month, start with twitter and follow this imple 5 step process:
• Listen to others you’ve elected to follow
• Learn from what they are saying (stay away from promoters, or look what I can do types)
• Engage via @replies direct to what they are saying
• Support their content via Re-Tweets; and
• Always remember ‘QTIP’ (quit taking it personally).
So in the next 30 days, take these two steps:
1. Step into one social media ‘theater’ (I suggest Twitter, but it’s your call).
2. Determine to move up to the next level of participation in the conversation.
For example, if you already have a Twitter account, see if you can seek out and engage
in a community or hashtag discussion of interest to you, i.e., #art, #metalsmith, or any
other ‘TweetChat’ that may apply to your situation.