Creative Grab Bag: Inspiring Challenges for Artists, Illustrators and Designers

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Krause Publications, Aug 28, 2009 - Design - 212 pages
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Push the Limits of Your Creativity

"Creative Grab Bag" captures the spirit of exploration and innovation—inside, you'll find inspiring work from 101 artists from around the world. Ethan Bodnar asked each artist to take on a task outside the realm of their normal work. Each task was randomly selected from a grab bag. The result is a collection of work brimming with creative energy. In this book, you'll find short biographies of the artists, examples of their typical work, their thoughts on the creative process, and images of their completed creative task.

Here's a sampling of the creative grab bag tasks: Design a BuildingMake a Self-PortraitMake Art like a ChildDesign a BrandCreate Visual StatisticsIllustrate a MemoryIllustrate Your DayCreate a Collage Create a SculptureDesign a Book CoverDesign an Album CoverCreate a Photo EssayPhotograph StrangersDesign a SkateboardDesign a Pair of ShoesMake a Wallpaper PatternDesign a TypefaceCreate an AnimationDesign a Character

"Creative Grab Bag" also features tear-out cards, so you can do the creative challenges yourself. Work together or in a group, and push the limit—you'll break out of your routine and take your work into unchartered territory.

PLEASE NOTE: Tear-out cards are NOT included with the ebook version of this title

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Mixed MediaCreate a Collage
4
Visual StorytellingCreate a Comic Strip
6
PhotographyDigitally Manipulate a Photograph
8
TypographyDesign a Typeface
10
Graphic DesignDesign a Brand
12
Product DesignDesign a Shirt
14
PhotographyPhotograph Strangers
16
Graphic DesignCreate An Informational Graphic
44
Graphic DesignDesign a Poster
48
IllustrationIllustrate a Memory
52
ArtCreate a Portrait
60
Mixed MediaVisualize Your Senses
62
IllustrationCreate an Observational Illustration
64
Product DesignDesign a Skateboard
66
IllustrationIllustrate Your Consumption
72

Mixed MediaCreate a Sculpture
18
ArchitectureDesign a Building
24
Product DesignMake a Wrapping Paper Pattern
26
TypographyCreate HandDrawn Type
30
IllustrationCreate an Illustration
32
Product DesignDesign a Piece of Furniture
34
Packaging DesignDesign a Book Cover
36
ArtMake a Painting
38
Product DesignDesign a Pair of Shoes
40
Visual StorytellingDesign a Character
42
Visual StorytellingCreate an Animation
80
Product DesignMake a Wallpaper Pattern
84
Packaging DesignDesign an Album Cover
88
Packaging DesignDesign a Magazine Cover
94
IllustrationIllustrate Your Day
100
PhotographyCreate a Photo Essay
108
ArtMake a Self Portrait
114
ArtMake Art Like a Child
122
Index
210
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About the author (2009)

Ethan Bodnar is a graphic designer, blogger and enterpreneur. He's a first-year graphic design student at the University of Hartford.

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