Creative Tidbits #234: Scan Design, Paper marketing, CSS effects a new font and more!

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration In this issue, I'm taking it easy and poking around to have a little fun. All you guys are having fun on vacation, leaving us here to work, so what's with lightening up a bit? Play along, and have a good time!

  • Counter-Print's new title delves into Scandinavian graphic design
  • Did you ever think about toilet paper as a marketing tool?
  • The street is the new runway
  • 51 CSS Image Effects

Did you ever think about toilet paper as a marketing tool?

creative inspiration

LOL ... I see some pretty crazy things, but really -- seriously -- did you forget tht "6 Ways that Thermal Receipt Paper can Act as a Marketing Tool". WOW. And it made me immediately think about toilet paper as a marketing tool. How about if you sold ads, and then had them printed on toilet paper! Billions and billions of wipes . . . you'd be rich!
      I got an email asking if I would add this infographic to my "blog" ... so it was just crazy enough that I present it to you now! Enjoy
Creative inspiration This is the actual info graphic
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Counter-Print's new title delves into Scandinavian graphic design

creative inspiration

Katy Cowan sends us this review of a major new book...
      ... the title delves into the creative output of Scandinavia. It includes a collection of work from some of the most talented agencies and individuals from this part of the world, such as Snask, Stockholm Design Lab, Bielke & Yang, Bond, Heydays and many more.
Creative inspiration
Creative Tidbits . . . another spread from the book

FONTS: The street is the new runway

creative inspiration

Pasarela is a display typeface inspired by the new culture of fashion in the streets. A global phenomenon across continents, traveling through social networks, fashion bloggers and street style. Everything is possible, everything is combined.
      The new culture of fashion is eclectic with hints of each culture at miles away. The complexity generated by the start page of this mix styles is solved perfectly with his neutral and clean tone, streamlined structure and thin strokes. It has been designed in two weights plus a set of borders that can generate graphic compositions for application in blogs, magazines, posters and tv. No one needs to be a fashion victim to cross the pasarela.
Creative inspiration Pasarela By Los Andes Type
Creative Tidbits A seriously condensed Sans

51 CSS Image Effects

creative inspiration

Every once in a while something comes across my desk that makes me stop and say WOW! There are several on this page that are so cool, I'm compelled to set up a page, do the coding, and launch it just to play with the effects. Totally cool!
      Collection of hand-picked free HTML and CSS image effects with little JavaScript: 3d, hover, magnify, overlay, transition, zoom. Demo and download code (*zip).
Creative inspiration
Creative Tidbits here's the "blurring" effect

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Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
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      Published online since 1988


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