Tag Archives: art

Image of the Week: Exploring the Rhetoric of Urban Art

Cities are becoming a canvas for urban art. Travel to any major city in the United States and even abroad and you may find yourself asking is that graffiti or is that art. Going one step further does the image express any rhetoric? Our image of the week comes to us from Melody Niesen.

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Take the Arts & Design Creative Challenge

Are you ready for another STEAM related Creative Challenge? In an ongoing effort to curate content related to the disciplines involved in STEAM, we are pleased to announce the Arts & Design Creative Challenge. This Creative Challenge helps us demonstrate amazing ways to use ThingLink by encouraging members of our EDU community to create, share and curate with ThingLink. As a bonus, the winner of this Creative Challenge will receive 3 ThingLink EDU Premium accounts for teachers at your school!

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The poster reinvented – now with 100 % more interaction

The modern poster dates back to 1870 when new printing techniques made colour lithography and mass production possible. According to French historian Max Gallo, “for over two hundred years, posters have been displayed in public places all over the world. Visually striking, they have been designed to attract the attention of passers-by, making us aware of a political viewpoint, enticing us to attend specific events, or encouraging us to purchase a particular product or service.” (Wikipedia)

Up until now, the poster has been a passive flat surface without any form of interaction but ThingLink users have shown that interactive posters are an artform in themselves: posters have become touchable.

Discover how museums, music marketers, political activists, film buffs as well as theatre and film promoters are making use of this new medium.

Day Of The Dead Exhibition (by Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum)

The Beatles Experience With Rain (by Broadway – San Diego)

 

Movember and Sons (by Turner Classic Movies UK)

Homeland TV-series promotion (by 20th Century Fox)

 

Youth Voter Registration (by Rock The Vote)

 

Disney’s Brave (by J’s Movie Stream)

 

Music Marathon and Movie Festival 2012 (by Paper Garden Records)

Oxjam Music Festival (by Lizzie for Oxfam)

 

The Darkness – Hot Cakes (by Wind-Up Records)

 

(By Grazia Daily)

If you have any examples of your own that you want us to highlight – tweet to us with @thinglink and we’ll feature it in our gallery.

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We are recruiting: Trainee in the Art and Design team.

ThingLink, the most popular in-image publishing platform for brands and consumers is offering a position as:
Part -Time trainee in the Art and Design team (possibility of a full time)

As a design team member, you work at delivering the best possible product at www.thinglink.com.
Your main responsibilities are related to graphics creation and user interface optimization.

Working with the leading social service in its field, you will be learning all about the cutting edge environment of SaaS (Software as a Service) and will be contributing to the 4 pillars of social networks: acquisition, retention, virality and monetization.

Main responsibilities are:

 

  • Creation of graphic assets for our product on www.thinglink.com.
  • Creation the user interfaces, menu screens, icons and more.
  • Follow the style determined by the Designer and Creative Director, and maintain it throughout the whole product.
  • Support other part of the business in need of graphics, such as Marketing and community management.

 

 

Desired Skills & Experience:

 

  • 0-2 years experience in the creation of 2D content and/or interactive web content.
  • Fluent with Photoshop, Illustrator and other art creation tools.
  • Degree in Arts or equivalent training.
  • Able to adapt easily to different styles and translate it into his/her work.
  • Strong illustration and graphic layout skills, good understanding and use of color theory.
  • Must demonstrate artistic sensibility and technical proficiency through his/her portfolio.
  • Creative spirit, well-organized and a good critical eye.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexible and open-minded attitude

 

We consider as a plus:

  • Can create and edit videos.
  • Training and interest in typography and photography
  • Passionate about internet services
  • Passionate about subject like, or similar to: art, design, fashion, photo, music or education.

 

 

The position is open for people applying quickly. We would like the person to start as soon as possible.
Ideally, the candidate should be able to work until the end of 2012, otherwise, a minimum of 2 month commitment is required.

Possibility of a full time position
Possibility of employment after the initial period.

For further information and applying to the position, please email to cyril@thinglink.com
Check our web site: www.thinglink.com

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