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Inspiration & Design Trends Patrick Mc Neil

  1. Inspiration & Design Trends Patrick McNeil
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  3. Agenda <ul><li>Where to find inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding abusing it </li></ul><ul><li>Current Design Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Future Design Trends </li></ul>
  4. What is inspiration?
  5. Finding inspiration is a life style and an ongoing view of the world
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  7. Direct & Indirect Sources
  8. Direct Sources <ul><li>Trade Magazines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How, Print, ID etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cataloging books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul>
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  10. Direct Sources <ul><li>Everyday life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Billboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restaurant menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design showcases </li></ul></ul>
  11. Indirect Sources For fresh ideas, look in fresh places
  12. Fresh ideas in fresh places <ul><li>Art History </li></ul>
  13. Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio
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  15. Fresh ideas in fresh places <ul><li>Art History </li></ul><ul><li>Unexpected Books </li></ul>
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  22. Creative Approaches <ul><li>Change your perspective </li></ul>
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  24. Creative Approaches <ul><li>Change your perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Find new people </li></ul>
  25. How to avoid abuse Inspiration vs duplication
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  27. Inspiration Summary <ul><li>Know your sources </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration is a never ending process </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration takes practice </li></ul>
  28. Design Trends
  29. Current Design Trends <ul><li>Home page banner space </li></ul>
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  32. Current Design Trends <ul><li>Home page banner space </li></ul><ul><li>Brown </li></ul>
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  35. Current Design Trends <ul><li>Home page banner space </li></ul><ul><li>Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Super size me </li></ul>
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  39. Future Design Trends <ul><li>Softer colors </li></ul>
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  44. Future Design Trends <ul><li>Softer colors </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal vs vertical </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
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  48. Thank you! For all url’s check: www.designmeltdown.com/fowd/

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