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Graphic Design USA Magazine

May 2013

Guest Blog Post by Thaddeus B. Kubis, Edited by Robert Antonik


Introducing Brain-Rust™

GDUSA presents this blog by the folks at Brain-Rust™, which is a responsive designed portal for communication mavens with a desire to expand their knowledge and professional development by integrating online and offline marketing tools, into highly active avenues of new lines of profit. Via this blog and elsewhere, Brain-Rust will provide direct and in-direct benefits for you to add to your skill set, expand your client’s marketing options, and enhance your profit generating skills.

Brain-Rust via this blog will provide two levels of continuing education and a benefit driven summary. Level One is the Second Learning Cycle. A simple quick read that is short and to the point that offers an immediate exchange of knowledge. Level Two is the Expanded Learning Cycle, which provides an expanded, in-depth supply of information (still brief) that you can review and read at your leisure or when you have the time and feel the need to “learn.”

The Brain-Rust Mantra:  “Monkeys are trained, people are taught.”




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Guest Post by Matt Cokeley

Tomorrow’s experts in mobile app design will be those with the early interest, energy and courage to experiment today, however, there is some trepidation in most areas of our design community on how to best approach this new beast without being bitten. As Creative Director for Mag+, I hear about these insecurities all the time. My goal is to provide people with enough guidance and information to take the leap and create mobile applications.

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Today is the actual date of GDUSA’s 50th Anniversary, the moment the first edition rolled off the printing press.

We like a party as much as anyone, so we’ve been celebrating all year; we’ll continue to do so right on until the final moments of 2013 fade away. To honor the community we serve, we’ve conducted a series of 50th Anniversary surveys to more than 40,000+ creative professionals about who you respect and what you admire. These have truly resonated, not as scientific truths but as fun, informational and provocative lists. We reprise some of the results here today and announce new findings.

Thanks to all of you for putting up with us for this past half century; wait ’till you see what we have planned for the next 50 years.

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“Failure is built into creativity… the creative act involves this element of ‘newness’ and ‘experimentalism,’ then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure.”

Saul Bass, Born May 8, 1920

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