For those of you who aren’t familiar with the blog Brain Pickings, written by Maria Popova, you should get familiarizing. It’s a great source for all types of creatives trying to tackle the creative process. There have been a number of posts there that have great answers to the question posed in “How do you begin?”
The main reason I’m posting today is to share a recent post from Brian Pickings with Tony’s 8am class as well as my classmates in the survey. I know the seniors have been exploring infographics and I thought you all might find a lot to take away from the blog post. It mainly focuses on David Byrne’s introduction to a recent book on infographics, The Best American Infographics 2013.
My classmates in the survey class should check out the post as well. It could inspire some interesting approaches to our current instructional design project.
Segue into discussion
In yesterday’s out of class classmate discussion, we shared books, magazines, and image catalogs that we all use as sources for design. As I said, Brain Pickings is a great blog for all creative types. I just wanted to open up the conversation on the blog as well. Are there any books, websites, etc. that you would like to share? Websites that feature a wide range of graphic design that I use are Behance Served Sites and Creative Roots. Also, I really take a lot away from the podcast Design Matters with Debbie Millman. It’s a “thought-provoking internet podcast, which profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.” It’s been going on for a number of years and has built up a huge resource of interviews packed full of information.
Are there any sources you would like to share?