How to practise your brain?

How can you practise your brain? We use it every day so why should we practise it? Answer? To open our perception. We get up, eat breakfast, go to work/school, eat dinner and go to sleep. We do the same thing every day. Nothing new, nothing exciting. That's why we need to train our brain …

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Creative block – how to deal with it?

Creative block. It happens to everyone. No matter who you are and what you do for a living. What matters is how to make it go away? Someone once told me that: design is the process of finding the right ansewer, not inventing it. If you're blocked, try to dig deeper even if it looks …

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Documentary – “Abstract: The Art of Design” 2017

A couple months ago I watched a very interesting documentary about design - Abstract: The Art of Design. It has 8 episodes. Each tells a story of a different artist. I found it very interesting because it shows various techniques, perspective and approach to art. All of the artists are well known. Their designs are …

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How to make a good first graphic designer portfolio?

The first serious portfolio is hard. You're making it when you're a student so let's be honest - you have nothing to put in there. A couple of sketches or paintings isn't enough (maybe for future illustrators). If you want to be a graphic designer and work in a good agency, well - you have …

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Photography – colour or black&white?

Colour or black and white? For a very long time people used to photograph in black and white but when the colour revolution appear, everyone switched to that. For some period of time, the colour was everywhere. Now with the help of the digital world, everyone can become a photographer. So colour or black and …

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Great typography tool – writing with a stick.

I like to write with a stick but it wasn't always like that. At art school, it was a nightmare. At typography lesson, my professor asked us to make our own writing stick and write the favourite quote in gothic style. It only sounds easy. How to make your own writing tool? Any wood stick …

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Movie – “Dior and I”, 2014

"Dior and I" is a documentary movie about the first show of Raf Simons as creative director of Dior. The movie presents the entire journey from introducing Simons to the working people, fabric problems, deadline to the final show. I like the beginning. Black and white pictures from Dior atelier, dresses and himself. The narrator …

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Movie – “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” 2012

The documentary shows the change of Vogue through 120 years of its existence. It focuses on editors job and how taking risks is important in the fashion world. The interesting part is watching the evolution of the covers. The different approach of the photo shoot with every editor-in-chief. Personally, I don't follow fashion but this …

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