[TRIUMPHS IN TECH] Titanic poster available on Zazzle. Soon to hit other retailers.


[TRIUMPHS IN TECH] RMS TITANIC POSTER HITS ZAZZLE
BY: D.M. ANDERSON

For many of those who know me, Titanic, has been a life-long passion of mine. The elegance of the ship, the technological and engineering marvel of her design, and the promise she brought humanity. That is until a series of small careless mistakes brought it all to a close. It is a tragic story: The hopes of humanity all rested on a single ship. A ship that sank and took over 1,400 lives with it. We all know the story.

TRIUMPHS IN TECHNOLOGY: RMS Titanic, poster

The illustration as printed.

It seems fitting, then, that Titanic make her way into my TRIUMPHS IN TECHNOLOGY poster series. Even thought she sank, Titanic will always remain a technological marvel that is ambitious even by today’s standards. She was much larger than any other ship in the world (aside her sister RMS Olympic), she utilized a unique hybrid propulsion system, featured improved building measures (higher water-tight bulkheads, double-bottom hull), and featured many first-time amenities many passengers feel commonplace aboard today’s passenger vessels.

When visiting my Zazzle store, you can choose how you best wish your copy of the poster to be produced: from size, to paper type (canvas, too!), framed or not. That is the beauty of Zazzle – you can buy the art work you love the way you want it.   Please check out the product page via the link below. This would make an excellent holiday gift for any Titanic, ship, or ocean liner enthusiast.

http://www.zazzle.com/triumphs_in_technology_rms_titanic_poster-228606391717268604?rf=238220520015297288

Designed using Adobe Illustrator.

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[POLL] iPads and Your Creative Process


Hello everyone,

I am currently developing a story for this blog in regards to iPads and their new role in the digital creative age. I have found in my personal experience that they have so many ways to contribute to the creative process. This post, however, is about you. I want to find out if you use an iPad in your creative process and if you do, how do you use it? Sketching? Note-taking? A resource for ideas? Or better yet, do you feel they disrupt the creative process?

Below is a one-question poll – please check make a selection. You are here, after all. Also, I encourage you to post comments and lets get a discussion going. Please share your thoughts and experiences.

SO YOU KNOW: I will be taking your feedback here, as well as other sources, and use them as part of an an article that is currently in development. If you have any questions or objections, please email me at: dma.evokedesign@gmail.com.

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Zerply – I have arrived


zerply_logoHello friends – to those of you who are always expanding your social network, both personally and professionally, I have just joined the Zerply band-wagon. It is a nice little professional networking site that has the easy to use look and feel of tumblr while keeping the professional connections resource of LinkedIn. I recommend stopping by, taking a look and hey – stop by my page – zerp.ly/innov8ional.

Also, if you are on Zerply (or any of the other many networks I am with) and are interested in connecting, please send me an invite via those pages or you may email me at dma.evokedesign@gmail.com. Please include:

  • Your name
  • Your screen name/account name
  • Which network it is for (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. . . .) A list is provided in the signature of this post.
  • And hey, a little message would be cool as well.

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QUESTION: Do you still make concept sketches?


Is thumbnailing and concept sketching still a part of your creative process? Throughout my experience both professionally and as a student, I have seen many newer students of the industry draw less and seemingly push the same idea across the computer screen until it becomes more of what they want. I personally value the process of the thumb nailing and conceptualizing on paper for the fact I feel it pushes us to explore more ways we can execute an idea far more efficiently than on the computer. I have met some professors that demand it while I have met many professionals that skip it.

Please share your thoughts and experiences. SO YOU KNOW: I will be taking your feedback here, as well as other sources, and use them as part of an an article that is currently in development. If you have any questions or objections, please email me at: dma.evokedesign@gmail.com.

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[POLL] iPads and the creative process


Hello readers!

I am currently developing a story on iPads and their new role in the digital creative age. I would like to get information from all of you on where the iPad fits in your creative process. Please answer take the one question survey below so that I may know. Also, if you would like to share more about using the iPad in the creative process.

Please share your thoughts and experiences. SO YOU KNOW: I will be taking your feedback here, as well as other sources, and use them as part of an an article that is currently in development. If you have any questions or objections, please email me at: dma.evokedesign@gmail.com.

Capitalism and the Freezing Power of Choice


This video was posted by a contact on LinkedIn. It sparked an interesting conversation. The poster, Nancy, posed the following question:
“Do you like this animation/video presentation about Choice, Capitalism and Social Change from the RSA? Can it go viral do you think?”

To it I responded:

“I think this is a very powerful video, and it is presented in a very fun way. I have seen other videos in this series where the narration was from different speakers, but the animation process was executed in the same style.

What is said in this video is quite true about where humanity finds itself today. I know for a fact when I am given an overwhelming amount of choice I do tend to freeze as well and through time I will pull myself out of it. This is often accomplished through communicating with others as well as conducting my own research.

As designers and business people in an age of customization, it is bound that we will face this indecisive state more and more both as professionals and as consumers. I was recently discussing with some friends that I feel certain fields of the design industry are becoming too nebulous – too accommodating to individual semantics just so the industry could acquire professionals to fill jobs. IE. The web marketing arena offers many titles (Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Interface Designer, Interactive Designer, Design Consultant, Design Strategist, Digital Artist, . . . .) when most, not all, most of these jobs do the same functions or overlap enough to cause massive redundancy in the capability to meet the scope of work needing to be completed.”

What do YOU think?

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