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What’s Next: How To Get The Creative Juices Flowing

Idea sent in by Rachelle Harding of Redefinedesign.com

(rachelle@redefinedesign.com)

The creative mind, however prolific it may be, can and will on occasion, have a dry spell. Call it writer’s block or burnout – the brain sometimes needs a little help. There’s no shame in resorting to outside help – many of the worlds’ most inventive and creative thinkers had various tricks that came to their rescue from time to time.

What’s Next: Discovering the Positives of Negative Space

Our newest What’s Next article has been submitted by Philip A. Provins, paprovins@topflooronline.com

Negative space, in art and graphic design, refers to the area around and between the subject of an image. Negative space becomes apparent when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or relevant shape. Often, negative space is used to form the “real” subject of an image.

What’s Next: The Emerging and Exciting Role of QR Codes at Trade Shows

This topic was submitted by Toni Rahn for our featured article, What’s Next?. For her submission she has won $50 in print credits!

Dear Toni,

Thanks for the suggestion. It’s a good one and in researching it, the following new development made itself incredibly compelling to report on.

What’s Next: Creative Ways to Use A Bookmark Other Than As A Bookmark

The venerable bookmark isn’t just good for marking your place in that book or magazine you’re reading. In fact, it appears that the book itself has been turned into “kindling” and the magazine into bird cage liner. People are reading less and viewing videos more.