The Big Draw

I was delighted to be invited to take part in this year’s The Big Draw. You’ll perhaps know from previous posts on this blog and on other pages of my website, including one my videos “Why is Visual Literacy so Important”  that visual literacy and art education is very important to…

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Movie poster compositional shapes (Part 2)

In the previous post I’d quickly grabbed a handful of movie poster examples using the ‘X’ shaped compositional structure. I’d said that the ‘X’ shaped structure is simply one of many that ‘Hollywood’ poster designers appear to favour. Not for any massive lack of creativity I hasten to add. Rather,…

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Reboots & remakes (and why I think Hollywood is right).

‘Hollywood’ does take a lot of grief every time it announces a remake/reboot…Ghostbusters, Robocop, Terminator….only the other day there was internet speculation about a new Indiana Jones. But, why does it get so much flack? What if the London Philharmonic Orchestra got the same aggressive derision every time it announced…

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Creativity (Part 1): Tina Seelig & A Crash Course in Creativity

Anyone who knows me, even just a little, will know of my dislike for the word ‘talent’ and everything it presumes. There’s a blog post, about 6 down, called “Potential isn’t actual…so what is ‘talent’”? If you’re reading this and haven’t read that one, maybe you could read that first…

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Potential isn’t actual…so what is ‘talent’?

There is a lot of the word ‘talent’ thrown about. Its use appears to cover all bases and more often than not, appears to describe the idea that ‘you either have it or you don’t’….that someone who’s ‘talented’ has a natural predisposition. I’ve always found this romanticised idea of a…

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