What does “creative” mean?
Graphic designer and blogger-extrordinaire David Airey raises an interesting question on one of blog posts this week: “What is meant by the word ‘creative’?”
While creativity from most people’s views means “thinking outside of the box” or thinking of something original, what does it mean from a client-designer point of view?
Is there an answer?
I saw these drinks in music video and paid more attention to the them than the singer. Sometimes simple and clean is better. Thumbs up for different yet great packaging design.
Typography evokes a feeling. It’s important that we understand it.
“Bad design screams at you. Good design is silent” (quote via @HermanMiller).
This just reinforces the idea that design can make a huge difference in our lives. Have you ever been to a restaurant that has a illegible menu because of bad design? Next time you go to a restaurant, pay attention to the design of the menu.
My theory is this: 99% of the time we’re not conscious when we’re surrounded by something we deem good design. But, our subconscious is. We are more likely to study better, sleep better, and focus better when we’re in a room that connects to our ideas of good design. Who knows? Maybe if a restaurant menu is designed in such a creative way, we’ll recommend it and go there more.
We all know that Venice is slowly sinking. So what happens when one of the world’s most beautiful and historic cities goes underwater (literally)? Italian designers have rendered a series of pictures illustrating what Venice should look like when the time comes: a city of man-made craters.
The (very condensed) process of design at one of the world’s most reputable design firms: Chermayeff & Geismar.
Design keeps us alive. It saves us from dying of boredom. It makes us think and it manifests our creative side.