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As part of this year’s Creative Team of the Future, we asked more than 750 designers to name the one person, living or dead, who most inspires them creatively. Following are five of the most interesting answers (in no particular order) along with thoughts from survey respondents on why these people are so inspiring.

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Photo by Kari Orvik/Photobooth SF

1. JESSICA HISCHE
“I love her work, and her professional story inspires me. She’s done a lot of esteemed work, but she also seems accessible. That makes me feel like I have the power to push my own career in whatever direction I choose.”

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Late last year, we conducted a Readers Choice survey — asking thousands of very tolerant readers to identify a few of your favorite things — artists, movies, books, apps, colors, typefaces, and the like. Obviously, all of these responses depend on context as well as project and client. But many of you were kind enough to attempt an answer in the spirit of the moment. My initial thought was that the survey results might provide insights and story ideas for 2015 but, as I wrote recently in the Jan/Feb GDUSA magazine, it is wondrous and scary how little you all agree with each other. About anything. Nevertheless, some of the data are suggestive, amusing, even intriguing. I present some of the results here and will do more later.

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Favorite Fine Artist

1. Andy Warhol

2. Vincent van Gogh

3. Leonardo Da Vinci

4. Pablo Picasso

5. René Magritte

6. Piet Mondrian

7. Andrew Wyeth

8. Paul Cézanne

9. Henri Matisse

10. Roy Lichtenstein

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For the 51st year GDUSA has conducted a reader survey about print design. As part of the survey we asked readers,  “What are your favorite colors for use in print design?” Here are their Top 10 Favorite Colors:

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You can download the entire Print Survey here.

 

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Six Getty Images photographers won top honors at World Press Photo, arguably the world’s most prestigious annual press photography contest. Photojournalists Brent Stirton, Sara Lewkowicz, Chris McGrath, Ezra Shaw, Al Bello and Quinn Rooney were each awarded top honors.

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Sara Lewkowicz, a featured contributor with Reportage by Getty Images, has received first place in the coveted Contemporary Issues category for her work titled ‘A portrait of domestic violence,’ which explores this prevalent issue in a particular family in Ohio.

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