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Picasso & The Plumber – Thoughts On Creativity

This short video is one from a series on creativity from Adobe TV. Here Sir Ken Robinson talks about how creativity is frequenly equated with being artistic or crafty, whereas the reality is, all of can be creative at something from Science to Maths to Art to Plumbing. I think there’s a tendency to associate …

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Happy 4th Of July: Photography By Diane Arbus

Another post about my favourite American artists and photographers for the day that’s in it. My Dad was (and still is) a very keen photographer and I remember clearly seeing my first Diane Arbus photographs in one of his books when I was a kid and feeling mesmerized, not quite sure why but just very, …

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Happy 4th Of July: Photography By Weegee

This is the first of several posts I’m putting up today of my favourite American photographers and artists. Arthur Fellig was born in Austria in 1899 and moved to the the USA in 1909, settling in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In 1935, he became a freelance photographer and acquired the name Weegee, apparently a reference …

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Stop The Bullets Advertisement

Last weekend at the Children’s Books Ireland conference, author Marcus Sedgewick was talking about some of the research he had done for his novel Revolver. He told the audience how he had met with a couple of gun experts/aficionados and how he felt they really didn’t think about what a gun actually does. Then he …

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Design Inspiration: 1920's Posters From Chicago

I stumbled upon a beautiful collection of posters which were illustrated in the 1920’s and thought you might be interested for inspiration purposes. I love design and illustration from this era and the craftsmanship is lovely. The images and text below are from the Chicago L.org website, where you can find lots more examples. Designed …

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