In this week's creative rundown 👉 : Rise of animation during the pandemic, new Prada exhibition, new ways to manage your work habits and more! ⚡️
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This week from Wishu 👇
With the Rise of Animation During the Pandemic, Should You Invest Time Teaching Yourself 3d Design? For designers, and product designers, in particular, possessing 3D skills can broaden your horizons and open up opportunities in VR/AR, indie games, 3D printing and more. Read further.
Spotify has created a list of playlists in partnership with CALM, podcast creators, CALM Ambassadors, and familiar faces from music and entertainment. Mental health sits centre stage in these playlists with the goal being to soothe, enlighten and infuse listeners with positive thinking to encourage a more conformable energy. Read further.
From 9 September to 23 January, the Fondazione Prada in Milan is hosting a new exhibition by Fondazione Prada, gta exhibitions and ETH Zurich. The aim is to reveal the complexity of computer modelling and analyze the current production of images and their impact on our daily perception as well as to investigate the phases and methods of production. Read further.
Channel 4 Covers the UK in Cake as It Welcomes Back Gbbo. Themed around the tagline ‘Life’s looking sweeter’, the campaign turns lorries into Battenburg and features a 78ft high show-stopper bake on Argyle Street in Glasgow to celebrate the return of The Great British Bake Off to our screens. Read further.
Collins’ New Identity for Insurance Firm Next Sees Some Cute Characters. Read further.
Nostalgic (duh?) Posters for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch Centre Characters in a Journalistic World Sprinkled With 60s Style. Wes Anderson’s name has become synonymous with a grainy, fuzzy, 60s-ish style that fills its admirers with a sense of nostalgia that becomes more familiar the more films he makes. Read further.
How to Get Clients as a Freelancer Without Social Media: 5 Step Approach. Read further.
Inzajeano Latif’s Authentic Tottenham Portraits Expose Its Pre-Gentrified Foundation. Read further.
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Most talked about topics 👇
Covid Has Created a Virtual Renaissance for Life Drawing. As lockdowns began, artists and models migrated to video conferencing—revolutionizing who gets to sketch and be sketched.
Looking for Creativity in Brains Will Take More Creativity. About a decade and a half ago, the neuroscience world got super-stoked about a sexy new way to look at living brains: functional magnetic resonance imaging. It watches oxygen in blood flow to different parts of the brain and uses that as a proxy for activity---and generates lovely images of brains at work.
Tiffany Has Guarded Its Iconic Blue Colour for Decades. Now, anyone can buy it. Artist-provocateur Stuart Semple has cloned one of the most famous, and protected, blues in the world.
Turner prize 2021 review – lashings of creativity in a collectivist clash.
TikTok and St. Patrick’s Festival Launch €100,000 Creative Fund.
The secret to creating amazing work? You have to hate it first. In ‘Creative Acts for Curious People,’ the Stanford d.school’s Sarah Stein Greenberg offers tangible ways to embrace creativity and work through obstacles.
This week’s creative shoutout! 🔥
Victor Liborio, Illustrator
Attracting gazes all over the internet is Brazilian illustrator Victor Liboro AKA Quimera. Their work consists of elaborate, maximalist illustrations of neo-byzantine outfits on queer bodies. Drawing inspiration from the world of anime and massively multiplayer online role-playing games was how Quimera found their aesthetic which they describe as “very colourful, very queer coded and have a lot of powerful fashion”.
Events & Exhibitions 🎨
From Freelancer to Studio Founder
Fri, 15 October
A 1-hour webinar exploring: the benefits of ‘freelance to studio’, giving you a preparation plan to pursue, advice from freelancers who did it themselves & solutions to challenges you may face.
The Ultimate Guide to Passive Income
Fri, 22 October
Join our event to learn more on how you can find the right passive income streams for you, and how you can build them to find the best possible exit strategy for yourself.
The Ultimate Guide to SEO for Creative Entrepreneurs
Thu, 11 November
This webinar will focus on providing you with a clear guide to maximising your SEO practices, looking into how you put out content and website optimisations to achieve the best success as a creative freelancer and raise engagement rates with potential clients.
Frieze London, The Regent's Park
Frieze London is one of the city's cultural highlights. This autumn, it's returning. The Frieze Sculpture Park will take over The Regent's Park – Yorkshire Sculpture Park's Claire Lilley has curated the works selected for this year's free show, which showcases artists including Anthony Caro and Isamu Noguchi. Meanwhile, works borrowed from galleries such as Hauser & Wirth will be displayed in the main fair, and a calendar of live events and talks are planned as well.
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami: When You Need Letters for Your Skin, Victoria Miro
An exhibition exploring our digital, sexual and political identities
Born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa and now living in London, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami uses digital images, personal photographs and archival pictures in her distinctive collages.