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Digital Humanities Course for Art Historian?

What is a good digital humanities/digital visualization intro course or workshop for me? Difficulty level: immediate, NYC/London. [more inside]
posted by rustcellar on Jun 13, 2014 - 1 answer

I am looking for pictures of words, where can I find them?

I thought it would be easier to find this! I am looking for pictures of words. I want to avoid pictures of words created with "fonts" and want to find things that people found in the wild - signs, graffiti, that sort of thing. [more inside]
posted by jmkeuning on May 6, 2014 - 6 answers

Ideas for inexpensively decorating walls and ceilings?

I started a School Beautification Club and I need ideas... [more inside]
posted by figaro on Feb 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Drawing comic storyboards. Need replacement for Appleworks

I want to draw comic storyboards. In the old days I seem to remember Appleworks drawing documents allowed you to add boxes and/or fields that allowed text or drawing. I'm looking for the new equivalent. [more inside]
posted by hot_monster on Feb 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Tips for successful, guilt-free self-promotion?

How can an artist/creative/designer self-promote without sounding like a sleazy car salesman? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Jan 29, 2014 - 7 answers

“Original” self-marketing ideas

I'm looking for original self-marketing ideas for a writer and/or a designer. Okay, social media is important: Design your own page, update it frequently and get your friends to like it and promote it to their friends. But I'm looking for those kinds of tips that you've read and thought to yourself "Well that's original!". Something on par with Nine Inch Nails'/H2DA/Radiohead's decision to give their music for free "lest they come to the unique live concert experience" marketing ploy. Have you ever come across a Seth Godin or a Malcolm Gladwell book (or anything else) and was struck by something interesting?
posted by omar.a on Dec 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Cheapest site for photo or art mugs?

I have some artwork that I want to put on coffee mugs for friends. Though I see a few DIY sites, I am not sure what resin to use to hold up in microwave so would like your recommendations on commercial sites. I may eventually do bulk orders if I decide to sell so if you have any recommendations that would be different for bulk orders, I am game for those suggestions as well. Vistaprint was around $20-25 after all was said and done. Thanks, and enjoy your weekend.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Learning disabled artist blogs?

Who represents learning disabled artists? Or how can I find blogs or catalogs that feature learning disabled or developmentally disabled artists working in any media? Europe and South America especially but welcoming feedback about the rest of the world. Thanks!
posted by parmanparman on Jul 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Business documents for artists/designers

Usually designers and (to a greater degree, artists) are represented by agents who take care of all the administrative/legislative issues. However, for those who manage their own freelance businesses, it is imperative that they have their own business documents (project questionnaires, proposals, quotations, contracts, invoices, ..). I am interested in mapping out all the needed documents in the process of a project, from the moment the client contacts the designer/artist to the moment the project is submitted and the payments are made. Where can I find some comprehensive/reliable resources for such documents?
posted by omar.a on Jul 10, 2013 - 7 answers

How does an artist/designer forge a "signature style"?

I've always had a problem with finding a "signature style". How does an artist / designer (even filmmaker) go about having one? Is it a natural progression from one's interests or preferences, or is it more of a calculated choice? My problem is that I am a chameleon, and my work is very eclectic since I mastered a lot of different styles which makes me virtually unidentifiable. I've always had the project dictate the suitable style, but I realized that this got in the way of finding a unique voice in the midst of a very noisy market. [more inside]
posted by wisetree on Jun 12, 2013 - 24 answers

Hey, Art!

Please tell me of your favorite art/design/architecture blogs, pages, and websites — the more obscure, the better. [more inside]
posted by heyho on Apr 13, 2013 - 18 answers

How Do I Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Art School?

Due to a mix of laziness, depression, social anxiety and loneliness, I'm not doing too great in school. I really need to get it together, and I just don't know how to do it. I feel tapped out at the end of the day and I'm tired of it. I like art, but going to school for it just isn't very fulfilling. I'm thinking I just need to get through it and I'll be okay, but how do I develop the work ethic that my classmates have? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Mar 19, 2013 - 23 answers

Critical Contexts for Writing : a reading list

I've been asked to put together a longish reading list for a BA Art/Literature module, and I'd love some ideas for texts outside my current knowledge. The list should cover a series of genres and contexts, with writing from, and about, the history and theory of art, journalism, academia, design, architecture and film. Writing on design and architecture are particularly outside my knowledge. What innovative and critically significant writings can you recommend across any of these subject areas? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Free Online Photo Editor that works for high rez pics w/ nice Pixlr-like effects?

Are there any free photo editors that can work with higher resolution images (300dpi) and offer some of the effects that Pixlr-o-matic can? They seem to save to web resolution only.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 5, 2012 - 9 answers

How creative is instructional design as a career?

How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Jun 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Introductions to illustrator?

I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 9, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I get started drawing on the iPad?

I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

the name behind the funny faces

Artist filter: Who illustrated these funny face packs? A friend of mine is desperate to find the name of the artist, and other works by him or her.
posted by DaveZ on May 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Like Pinterest, but not Pinterest

I'm looking for more online galleries in the visual design style of Pinterest and Saatchi Online. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

What is the Folk Web?

I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Hand painting your own custom graphic tees

What are the best paints and other supplies for creating your own graphic tees/t-shirt art? Where can I buy the soft, plain tees for it? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Mar 16, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I charge for work as a starter illustrator, graphic designer, mural artist, arty project person?

How do I charge for work as a starter illustrator, graphic designer, mural artist, arty project person? [more inside]
posted by torietorie on Mar 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Double, Double, Toile and Trouble...

InteriorDesignFilter: I have three 22x28" baroque frames that I need to fill. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Who can two art/design types move from the UK to the USA and find work?

Why is it so hard for UK citizens to move and work in the USA? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Feb 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Learning how to create graphics

Learning to create realistic UI graphics/icons [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Feb 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me see the light!

Weird art/design/engineering filter: I need help designing a small, self-contained unit that will make a beam of light "visible" by filling the unit with smoke. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Dec 18, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I make an aluminum object?

I want to manufacture a small brushed aluminum object for a design project. I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by uncannyslacks on Nov 18, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I make this room look finished?

What rug, curtain and artwork colours look best with this sofa, these walls and floors? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture?

Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture? [more inside]
posted by droolshark on Sep 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Innovative websites as template/model for MFA research community

I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 16, 2011 - 3 answers

How to find a cheap/free boardgame artist

How do I find an artist or Graphic Designer to do some pieces for a boardgame I am designing for cheap or free. Or am I doomed? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Sep 3, 2011 - 17 answers

Who designed this dress?

Who designed the dress Shalom Harlow is wearing in this NSFW picture?
posted by Trurl on Aug 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Art/advertising similar to Professor Marvel's wagon from The Wizard of Oz?

Art/advertising similar to Professor Marvel's wagon from The Wizard of Oz? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Is there a survival guide to Threadless design?

How do I survive the brave new world of Threadless design? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Wanting to Learn How to Make Digital Art (poorly worded, I know)

I have good drawing skills (especially pen and ink) but am an amateur artist. I would like to get into working with digital art etc perhaps even to the point as a side job or making a living. The bumps are that I cannot afford to go back to school and am not super tech-savvy (yet). I have basic skills in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator but that is it. Any ideas on where to go next? (I am so completely ignorant on the field taht I don't know what to call people who do this for a living.) Push come to shove, I could probably take a few classes a year, though after I save some money.
posted by snap_dragon on Apr 17, 2011 - 11 answers

carpet art

Say you had ideas for a series of artsy rug designs. You don't have the money for something like this, but are relatively crafty. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Apr 8, 2011 - 10 answers

High Quality Super Short Run Printing in New York

Seeking NYC print shop recommendations for nearly one-off prints. I have about 20 pieces of different, mostly standard sizes -- nothing larger than 11 x 17 and B4 -- that I'd like to make a very limited number color prints of (1 - 3 each). I have an approximate budget of 10 dollars per print I'd like to hew closely to and a number of quality and care requirements. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Feb 15, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I go about hiring an artist??

How do I hire an artist to create concert poster style wedding invitations? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Feb 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Identifying a design aesthetic.

What art/design style/aesthetic would these sci-fi pictures be classified as? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Feb 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Hiring custom artist for a card game?

I'm designing a card game and I have most of my own art for prototyping, but eventually want *real* art. I have no place where to look for such a thing or how much it would cost. Does anyone have any ideas on what sort of going rate such a thing would cost? Do you pay by the hour? Any tips are greatly appreciated.
posted by symbioid on Jan 3, 2011 - 7 answers

How to be an (art) autodidact

Looking for general advice, tips, personal anecdotes, etc from autodidacts (or anyone else) about learning a complex craft/set of skills on your own. (details on the particular discipline inside) [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on Dec 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Best website for getting a small art project completed?

What is the best website to post a small art/design job, with a way to do secure payment and to see examples of prior work? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Oct 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Is something missing from most artists' websites?

What do you look for when you’re looking at art online? Beyond the standard examples-of-work, bio, CV, statement, and contact information, what additional types of content (if any) might contribute to an informative, engaging website for a visual artist? [more inside]
posted by wreckingball on Sep 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Latitude vs. pongitude

How does a design worker suss out how much creative latitude they've got while working? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Aug 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Website design for presenting an artist's work

Your favorite visual artist's website & why? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to buy t-shirts wholesale for screen printing?

Hi friends! So, I was wondering if anyone knows how/where to purchase wholesale packs of blank t-shirts? I'm an artist, and I've been gifted a box of screens for screen printing. As the demands rise I would like to find a way to buy shirts in larger quantities but I'm not sure how to go about it. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Jul 16, 2010 - 11 answers

design firm question

What file formats should we ask our ordered logo and flyer to come in? [more inside]
posted by Mroz on Jun 29, 2010 - 19 answers

Headless Fred for Sheriff!

Should I talk to a graphic artist about restoring an old campaign poster, or a different kind of artist? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I get started in technical illustration and animation?

I've always admired great technical illustration, such as in a good Physics or Mathematics textbook. I'm jealous of illustrators that can also do animation, such as in this Google Docs promo video (just a recent example, not necessarily a pinnacle). But I have next to no illustration experience myself, and have always been intimidated by programs like Adobe Illustrator. Is technical illustration and animation accessible to the new adult hobbyist, and is it feasible to cultivate visual artistic ability in adulthood given a lack of previous experience? Are classes useful for this, or a waste of time? [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Jun 18, 2010 - 7 answers

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