Creativity and Project Management

PM Point of View: “The Creative Process: Music and Project Management”
The United Kingdom of PMI is taking outreach seriously, as Project Management is exposed to the universities there. In this podcast we follow the introduction of PM methods into the University of Derby, School of Art and Design—and discover the unusual cross influences of creativity and PM.

https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3342654

Magnus Gjoen

“As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and questions the notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range of styles and media, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic with a fine art approach. His pieces draw on history and allusion, using existing artworks or fragments from the past to create his own, contemporary aesthetic. Describing himself as an ‘accidental’ artist, Gjoen studied fine art and fashion design which led to a successful career in fashion, working for brands such as Vivienne Westwood.” –https://www.saatchiart.com/magnusgjoen

Visual identity for the study program ICT of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Another bold identity coming out the Netherlands.

“Within the study program, each student will experience the program differently by the opportunity to make their own choices. If you map out these personal choices, each outcome will form an unique route. A ‘sequence of choices’ became the concept for the identity. This has led to four basic shapes that can be linked together in all kinds of ways, resulting in various design outcomes such as the subprogram logos and patterns for multiple applications. These basic shapes are to be found all together in the general HBO-ICT logo.”

—Leon Dijkstra COOEE
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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SprayPrinter magic from Estonia

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“Here is an unexpected deployment of a phone’s location system to create predefined images on walls (or floors and any other large surface I assume) by linking it with a spray can via an app. The Estonian wiz kids are at an early stages in development with resolution similar to a dot matrix printer and tech specs absent from their website, http://sprayprinter.com. But imagine creating a simple logo or pattern sprayed without much skill needed. Perhaps a proformer could spray pre-defined images as a live audience experience.

According to webzine Designboom: Sprayprinter is a new technology from Estonia, created by a small startup that has come up with a printer that converts digital designs into wall art wirelessly. all you need is to download an application to your smartphone, choose your favourite image, attach the ‘SprayPrinter’ nozzle on a spray can and start printing a picture of you, your cat, your teenage movie star crush or anything you prefer. the product is made up of two modules: the print module and the camera module. the print module is a device that is moved by hand to spray paint on the wall while the camera module is the smartphone, which tracks the position of the printer. the ‘SprayPrinter’ mobile app breaks an image down into pixels, calculates their exact position and tells the printer exactly when to open the valve. the result is an image that is printed on the wall one pixel at a time. the application controls printing of the pixels on the wall, avoiding repeated layers and identifying any missing pixels.

Without the possibility to choose from awesome ready-made designs, ‘SprayPrinter’ would be half of what it is. in addition to the product, there’s a platform that brings together artists and their customers and homeowners. this community enables artists and designers to upload their work and find customers all over the world.

The printer is made up of two modules: print module and camera module, the device is moved by hand while the camera module is the smartphone, which tracks the position of the printer. Choose an image, connect the printer to the aerosol can, activate the can and starting painting and users can choose images from the ‘SprayPrinter’ community or upload their own.

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The process for creation:

A) Choose

Choose your favourite image from SprayPrinter application which has endless collection of designs.

B) Create

Connect SprayPrinter with aerosol spray can, activate the application and start painting.

C) Enjoy

Congratulations! You did it.

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Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g3zg1MKRu4&feature=youtu.be

 

– Found on the web.

Minsk, in the Republic of Belarus adopts a new identity

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Minsk, which is both the capital and the largest city in Belarus, reveals its visual identity. While this city of 2 million inhabitants concentrated more than 20% of the population, “lack of culture and own tradition” led the executive committee of the city to provide an identity whose watchword is:

To improve the international recognition of Minsk, attract foreign investors and develop tourism, Instid agency has devised an identity that will be deployed for summer 2013.

The name of the city falls into the capital in a typography without serif cyan to illustrate “the color of communication, abstract thinking and intellect”.Identity is then composed of a multitude of stripes used to form the initial of the city or as a decorative symbol used to form certain patterns in order to “channel the creative energy of the people by defining clear principles and being laconic”.

Tea drinking for the 21st century – Eugene D KimEugene

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Eugene is a multi-disciplinary designer based in New York City.
He graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BFA in Industrial Design.
He is expected to get his Master degree in Package Design from Pratt Institute in 2015.
He is also working as a senior design engineer at Yonwoo | PKG Group.

A brief email interview yields these facts:

“I envision the tea dispenser to be made by plastic injection molded components. It will function like a simple gum dispenser with a sliding action. Regarding the actual dissolvable pouch which contains the tea substrates. I envision it to be packaged with existing technology called MonoSol. Currently P&G Tide detergent dissolvable pouch. See link below:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1812661/monosol-creates-innovative-dissolvable-packaging-combat-waste

I have worked with this material and they are also made in food grade safe pouch.”

A talent to keep an eye on.

 

– Interviewed via email.

Dymaxion car

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The Dymaxion car was designed by US inventor Buckminster Fuller during the Great Depression and featured prominently at Chicago’s 1933-1934 World’s Fair. Fuller built three experimental prototypes with naval architect Starling Burgess — using gifted money as well as a family inheritance — to explore not an automobile per se, but the ‘ground-taxiing phase’ of a vehicle that might one day be designed to fly, land and drive — an “Omni-Medium Transport”. Fuller associated the word Dymaxion with much of his work, a portmanteau of the words dynamic, maximum, and tension,[7] to summarize his goal to do more with less. – Wikipedia.

 

– Found on the web.

Art imitates art

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Yoga pants with a crude imitation of a graphic I created in 1997.

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One example of the graphic used on the cover of a double cd release in 2001.

While perusing Facebook this month I found a clothing company offering yoga pants (I assume) with a stitched graphic very reminicent of an asian girl with headphones I had designed for Swaraj records, a club night and record label around 1997. You be the judge. I wil upload another example, t-shirts produced in Thiland with this same logo soon as I have seen many examples over the years.

Wonga.com refreshes identity

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Soon after Wonga launched in London the company I worked for, Wyldeone, was tasked to design a joint branding for financial instruments which E1 Commercial Finance and Wonga had devised. This fusion ID was only for below the line (html email, direct mail) and a challenge was that we were not to alter the Wonga.com logo in any form, although we were given complete freedom to use the E1 identity in any required. The results are elsewhere in this site for you to judge.

I am glad to see that StartJG got a freer hand to modernise and soften the look.Its ironic I feel that StartJG are based at the corner of Redchurch St, in the Tea building around the corner from where we were located.

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