Find Artistic Inspiration this Holiday Season Dec07

Find Artistic Inspir...

ShareIt’s the thought that counts, right? A recent survey by CreditDonkey.com discovered that as many as 68 percent of women and 46 percent of men want homemade gifts for Christmas this year. That’s good news for those who want to use their artistic talents to create a unique present...

The Power of Color in Your Web Design Oct31

The Power of Color i...

ShareThe crystal-clear blue of the Caribbean Sea relaxes you. A fiery red sunset inspires you. White falling snow makes the landscape look pure and untouched. Colors have a profound effect on the way things are interpreted, including your business’ online branding. Cool tones like blue...

Art Inspiration Comes from Without, Not from Within Oct15

Art Inspiration Come...

ShareAh, inspiration—that elusive, unfathomable manna for the artist. It often keeps us waiting interminably as we chew on pencils, wad up paper, stare dully at the computer screen and question our talent with increasing desperation. Then suddenly, if we’re lucky, it comes like a bolt...

Elements of Design: The Art of the Movie Poster Sep29

Elements of Design: ...

ShareNot only do posters play a part in advertising a film, but they play a big role in cinema memorabilia. A film’s essence is deified in one static image, with different sizes and versions often at different points in the movie’s public lifetime. Audiences are teased by mystery...

Baby Steps To Build Your Art Business Jul29

Baby Steps To Build ...

ShareIt’s becoming more difficult to lock down that 9 to 5 and, for some, it’s lost its appeal. So many Americans are turning to their passion in art. There are 905,689 art creation or distribution businesses in the U.S. today that employ 3.35 million people, according to the 2012...

93rd Birthday of Saul Bass May07

93rd Birthday of Sau...

Share Saul Bass (May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was an American graphic designer and filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences,film posters, and corporate logos. During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood’s most prominent filmmakers,...

Throwback Chic: Postcard Art Inspires Thrills, Nostalgia May07

Throwback Chic: Post...

Share Receiving a postcard in the mail used to be like getting a text, a Facebook message, a great tweet, and a pin all at once. Postcards are personal and beautiful —they can ooze style, humor and artistic prowess. The postcard industry shrank like a slug in salt when cell phones and text...

Creative Advertising at Its Best: Here’s How to Shine Mar11

Creative Advertising...

Share To reach the masses you have to stand out from the crowd. Do something different from the norm. If you want your business to shine, but feel exhausted by the boring email, direct mail and social media campaigns you’ve been using for marketing, go bigger – have some fun with a new...

150th Birthday of Gustav Klimt Jul14

150th Birthday of Gu...

Share Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his...