The Stories Behind The World’s Most Famous Photographs
Photography changed history. That’s a statement which might sound hyperbolic or downright untrue, but it’s accurate; the invention of information shared in the form of photographic images altered the course of things. Prior to the 19th century, history was recorded in writing or by drawing,…
How the Future of Graphic Design Lies in Its Past
There is a fascinating lecture from design legend Lance Wyman about his life’s work, including a focus on the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, which ended up being where he created some of the most iconic visuals the games has ever had. This is most…
A 16th Century Lesson On Finding Your Niche Market
A piece in the New York Times last week alerted me to a tribute to the Renaissance printer Aldus Manutius on display at New York City’s posh Grolier Club. As the head (and only member) of CreativeLive’s New York City office, I took it upon myself to see the exhibit….
6 Inventions That Made the World More Creative
Fortunately for those who are creatively inclined, the creative process doesn’t always depend on tools, instruments or art supplies. But they certainly help! You’ll be hard pressed to paint a landscape without, you know, paint; writing a novel would still involve paper and ink if…
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