Cover designer Alexander von Ness explains the value of a book cover redesign and walks through several cover redesigns and their goals.
Coloring books are everywhere. Some kids and parents love them. Even grown-ups are getting in on the fun. But do they have any educational value?
“I want to take the fear out of looking at MRIs,” says Elizabeth Jameson.
Design Observer and AIGA’s 50 Books 50 Covers competition announces the latest winnersand experimental typography abounds.
Art appreciation isn’t necessarily a matter of individual taste.
How do you become valued as an exceptional service provider? Pamela Wilson explains the mindset you need to assume when you set prices for your business.
Writer, photographer, illustrator, and director Mitch Boyer got the idea to Photoshop his tiny dachshund Vivian to an enormous scale after wanting to see her portrayed the same size of her mammoth personality. The idea was so entertaining he decided to turn the series…
Artist Vineta Cook took the initiative and networked herself into a perfect position to sell her art to the entertainment industry. Here’s how she did it.
You can easily recognize when one of your friends is being too hard on themselves. But it’s a bit harder to self-diagnose…
I thought that because I love art, my kids would automatically love art too. I imagined my children would be cultured and we would spend our weekends…
12 ways you can make the most of your blog’s profile pic to help establish authority, and trust, and how you can get the best results from your photography.
Using these tools you can secure your content and maintain your authorship. They take some time and effort to use, but arenât you and your writing worth it?
And the title of “World’s Ugliest Color” goes to: Pantone 448C!
An editorial calendar is a roadmap for your marketing content. An editorial calendar buys you peace of mind because you don’t have to scramble for what to say or share. Ideas are stored and work…
Why the pervasive myth of the malcontent genius is harmful to our own creative development.
You’ve worked hard, you gave it your all, and you’ve succeeded. It’s time to party! You want ways to celebrate? We’ve got ways to celebrate.
Turn off cable news and start molding some clay.
Many authors who sell their work directly on platforms like Amazon are having their stories plagiarized, which can take an emotional and financial toll…
Not all memorization strategies are created equal. Learn which two are the best use of your time.
Heading home on the train from class one night, a college friend recognized me and walked over. We did what many New Yorkers do when they see a familiar face in transit…
Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?
The way we experience music has changed. So, what should the 21st-century music classroom look like?
For over a year, Swedish scientist Simon Morris has been experimenting with levitating plants, growing common flora while suspended in the air…
Drugs aren’t the only thing that can addle our brains. New research confirms what your brain may feel following a long, uncontrolled binge through the …
How to load artwork images for search engine optimisation. This article is part of our SEO for Artists series. Practical marketing advice for artists.
We can practice and improve the core of creativity every minute of every day. In fact, we are wired for that…
So you’ve made a plan for the next seven months. For a month or two, everything goes fine. You’re writing regularly, hitting your targets, and feeling great about your progress. And then something happens. You’re knocked off-course…
Milan-based tattoo artist Mirko Sata focuses on serpentine designs, snakes that twist around his clients’ arms, hands, and legs. The snakes he creates are typically done in just two shades stark white and deep black. Layering and curling these creatures around each other…
Technology has abolished the “transition zones” between work and leisureand with them, much of our inspiration.
“Two months work to do over again… I was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically.”
Most arts majors come from money. Most artists didnât major in the arts. What does that say about the sector?
Plagiarism in many instances should be shunned and punished; at the same time, it has been at the heart of cultural life for centuries, bringing much good and much pleasure…
I recently helped Rob, my husband, with a presentation he was preparing on the topic of virtual reality. Now, he’s a smart guy. He has a Ph.D. in mathematical physics, so he wasn’t asking …
4 skills needed when you work in solitude.
French artist’s work is a criticism of our selfie culture
You said that I was trying to turn you into a thriller when you were really a literary novel. You wanted character; I knew agents wanted plot. We fought.
Roles that used to be separate are now overlapping, as print blends with digital, still photography blurs into video and social media cuts through everything. Many believe their future depends on their ability to do it all, just to get new work. However, while it’s certainly beneficial to learn more about the industry as a […]
Google Cultural Institute recently revealed that it has engineered the creatively named Google Art Camera: a custom-built camera intended to capture “ultra-high resolution ‘gigapixel…
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Like a lot of avid readers, I enjoyed Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up but bristled when it came to the section about books. The gist of her now-famous method is this: go through¦
The technology offers endless possibility even as it asks the age-old question: is it art?
We gathered in a boardroom. There were almost no women on the English faculty back then so three men were on my dissertation committee: a professor from philosophy, one from comparative lit, and Laâ¦
Data centers are boring places. Even Google’s massive facilities — with all the colorful walls and pipes inside — can get a little stale and repetitive. So to liven up the vibe a little bit, the…
From simple marketing software to the best blogs on the business of art, hereâs our master list of essential online resources to take your art career to the next level.
What is an online Sales Funnel and how does this apply to Visual Artists? Maximise your sales by developing a solid sales strategy.
It’s easy to be crushed by defeat but it doesn’t have to mean you have to give up.
Not all blocks of free time are created equal. Follow these steps to find your best time to write.
I can’t promise this will prolong your life. But it will improve it.
“The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence.”
It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?
Formed from wood, resin, and beeswax, Canadian jeweler Secret Wood forms tiny worlds within the space of a finger. These environments contain everything from snowcapped mountains to deep blue lagoons, appearing like tiny snow globes atop one’s hand.
Libraries are “the original sharing economy.”
With the rise of the internet has come a popular surge in people looking to be freaked out. Why?
How one mistake can have a ripple effect on our creative courage for the rest of our lives.