Ride The Choo-Choo Trends of 2018

2018 Trends

Now that 2017 is about to come to an end and a new year will soon open doors for everyone, we are caught in the moment of thinking about what is there in 2018 that waits for us. It is, of course, common to everyone in business how important the company logo is and the extent of its role in the results in the market.

Perhaps you may now be reaping the benefits of having an established logo or may have been waiting for this moment to happen. Here are some of the 2018 trends to facelift your business logo and kick-start the year with a bang!

Cyber-technology is almost considered to be a key ingredient in life today and logos are everywhere as well. From the mobile phone alone, application logos are visible and pasted on the screen which means more revenue opportunities to the app developers.  But just like software that requires an update, logo as well get updated which is now a trend in the business marketing strategy.

 

Doodle-and-Tell!

Some business owners start the logo design by doodling. Doodles are some of the best ways to express what is there in the mind that conveys the picture more than words can say. This is very convenient especially to those who are just about to start a business this incoming New Year. Instead of taking time conversing with logo designers about your idea, just take couple clean sheets of paper and start doodling. Ideas will not come immediately, but patience is a virtue and soon will begin to have a glimpse of your future business icon.

Animation as a solution!

Yes right! Usually, we are tied up with the idea of the logo as static illustration pasted on the wall, printed or engraved. But hey, this is a modern era where people started learning how to spend more time at home. The war in the market world now happens in the realm of cyber world where animation comes in. Just how an animated movie catches the heart of cinema viewers, the same goes for the logo designs to catch clients. Moving logo comes very impressive and captures the attention. A pretty awesome idea and yet very innovative.

The animation is applicable not just for images, it also works best for text logos. Some business use letters as their logo which is of course very much awesome to play in animation. This is done usually simply by the using GIF format and voila, an animated logo on the go.trend coke

There are many exciting ways to lift your market through attractive logo designs such as changing the color palette, textures, and broken typography. However, let us still keep in mind that logo can either put the business on a pedestal or bring it down, a risk that has pros and cons that needs to be carefully quantified.

In closing, be creative, innovative but and be prepared when riding the Choo-Choo trend of visual design.

 

Mark Rothko: Painting Spaces

Sometimes, we find ourselves staring into blank space for no reason and wondering what on earth we are thinking. We sometimes have moments in our life when we just want to be in the still, a time to rekindle something within us that we want to recall, or a place we wanted to be or just a space to reflect on.

The world is selfish and we oftentimes find ourselves getting caught in suffocating situations, being absorbed by its demands and leaving us helpless wishing we are in another place in an instant.

The uncanny solution…

Behind all the wishful thinking and staring at empty walls, one could never tell that such need could actually be addressed by art.

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The painter is now known for his iconic paintings as objects of contemplation that require viewers a moment of deep thought to find the feeling that the painter wanted to present. A feeling of being alone in a close secluded box, using purposely reduced light to make his paintings reveal solemnity and meditative atmosphere.

Do you want to know who this painter is?

Who is Mark Rothko?

This painter is no other than Mark Rothko, an American painter of Russian-Jewish Descent known as an abstract expressionist.

Rothko made an answer through art to provide a space of contemplation to a troubled mind or a frantic moment. His artworks were generally in huge dimensions that allow its viewers to stand and stare at what seems to be an endless wall. A readily available place to be in desperate times when either one needs to be in deep thought or rekindle the feeling of being in a certain place or at a certain time once again.

It needs deeper concentration as you look into the images to understand what I am talking about. The cold wind that seeps through your skin as the new day breaks or the peacefulness of sunset as you rest your mind to close the day is just a few examples that one may discover in Rothko’s paintings. Watching his works will not cost you much but it will be worth it.

A Starry Starry Night For Vincent

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“If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.”

 

Are you a person who loves literature and somehow falls in love with poetry, music, and paintings? One may not have it all but somehow be inspired and interested to develop one of these arts as the language of their deepest emotions.

Or perhaps you love to sing and happen to admire classic songs, Haiku, or paintings full of feelings. And then, perhaps, you might be asking what is my point in this long introduction?

Well, whether you’re a singer, a poet, or a painter, you might be quiet familiar with the song Vincent by Don Mclean under the album American Pie. Have you ever wondered who Vincent is and what the song all about?

A misunderstood art genius

Vincent van Gogh was not a famous artist during his time but was later considered an artistic genius. His works are now worth billions and close to word “priceless” — a total opposite of its worth when he was still alive.

More than his love for painting, he was said to be afflicted by Hypergraphia or an extreme desire to write which made his artworks more than just a painting but the description itself contains overwhelming text from his innermost self.

Being misunderstood, Vincent suffered poverty just to support his passion and was even rumored to go crazy,  purportedly slicing off one of his earlobes. They believe that he made it a part of his portrait and wrapped it in cloth.  A genius being caught in his manic frenzy moment of desperation and the struggle to save a bit of something for himself to live by — these were the huge struggles that weighed down on him.

Left by his wife and a downward spiral of his career, he was considered a lunatic and said to be bullied by the townspeople to death. Others say he took own life in the middle of the town at the age of 37.

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His mind and his works

Written on one of Vincent’s letters “I put my heart and my soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process,” explains how literature and art consumed this artistic genius to his core. Let us not be too quick to judge Vincent for what was known to be who he was, was usually based on hearsay.

A new movie this year that promises to throw back the life of Vincent van Gogh featuring a film using full hand painting that conveys the truth behind his famous paintings. Cast includes Armand Roulin, Dr. Gachet, and Postman Roulin, to name a few. More than anything, watch out for 120 chosen masterpieces said to be shown there.

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His insatiable passion for the arts

Vincent created over 2,000 artworks since he started painting at the age of 27, apart from this massive pieces, he only sold a single painting he titled “The Red Vineyard at Arles”. But this did not stop Vincent believing who he is and what his worth is, when he said “If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.”  True enough, over a hundred years from his tragic end, he is now recognized as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, if not of all time. His artworks are now featured on different art sessions as inspiration and even on movies such cartoon animation Home featuring “Starry, Starry Night”.

As the song, Vincent goes “but they could not love you, but still your love was true”. Just like Vincent, we are all subject to daily criticisms that could turn our day or life upside-down. In this world full of selfish ideas of perfection, our imperfections which are often misunderstood whereas it is actually a perfect expression to be loved, heard, seen and understood just like any other.

 

Better Virtual Places to Buy the Best Artwork

Are you bored on your usual wall paint or maybe you just transferred to a new house that needs major interior design fit-outs? Are you sometimes troubled and need a conducive place for thinking? Well, one way to lighten up the burden is to find the best painting that fits your style and needs.

But finding the painting alone seems to be another unending journey of hiding and seeking. Well, it used to be but not anymore. You can check out the best sites where you can find the most inspiring piece of art at a very reasonable price.

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This site caters a wide variety of arts from paintings, designs, and photography with amazing prices not less than $24, fit for newlyweds or transferees on a tight budget. Some of the best artworks include colorful graffiti-inspired paintings of Jennifer Sanchez.

MoMA Store

Well, this site definitely has an ace of having the greatest galleries and selections online. Their quality of output puts this site as one of the most trusted when it comes to netizen preferences. MoMA seems to never go wrong when it comes to art.

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Looking for a place to find artworks with the diverse artist to choose from? This site will definitely offer you a very organized platform that allows browsers great finds and deals without being overwhelmed. Whether you’re looking for an original masterpiece made by rookie artists or replicas of your favorite painting from Picasso, this site has it all.

Etsy

If you are searching for unique paintings from famous and rising artists, this site definitely is the place for your rummaging. Here lay thousands of awesome amazing pieces of arts for you to choose from.

IKEA

Definitely, IKEA has all your household and office needs, providing the best deals for those who are on a tight budget without compromising class. Photographs are not originals but if you are on a time limit situation, this place is definitely where you’ll get the best price to cover up your place wall.

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This site promotes the support for the up and coming new artist. It holds a huge number of artworks posted by the artists themselves, which they open up for votation and purchase.

Buying an art online is sometimes crucial as posted output may look different than the actual. This is the reason why searching online should be on the best platforms who are conscientious as you are.
It is similar to choosing partner Merchant Services. You have to be highly sensitive and observant of their processes and systems. Redfynn Technologies is one good provider in our own opinion.

Bobblehead Fever Is Back!

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Cuteness overload, you would say. One may wonder what’s up with these figures that draw fanatics a dash to nearby comic outlets. A bobblehead is a type of collectible toy with usually oversized head compared to its body. Aside from its cuteness, it got its name because of the way the head is attached to its body which is connected with a spring or hook. This causes the head to sway even on a light tap and hence called “bobblehead”.

  1. Origin

Amazingly, bobblehead is not new in the world of visual art. The idea started long before in Asia during the seventeenth-century called “temple nodders” in the Buddhist tradition!

However, it was known in the western world through the movie “The Overcoat” because of the character’s neck compared to the neck of plaster cats with wagging heads. Since then, a substantial surge of popularity spread in the United States during the 1920s to1950s which are produced by Germany in plastic or bisque.

Figures of famous celebrities like The Beatles, basketball, and baseball players were produced during the 1990s using ceramic to plastic. The bobbleheads then became more popular as more iconic figures of superheroes and prominent leaders like presidents were modeled in a very simple yet artistic way.

  1. Value

The cost of each unique figure differs according to its size, popularity, and demand. One may say it is unfair but business takes hold of the costing and the design fairly to artists. A popular brand manufacturing bobbleheads like the Pope costs around $10 dollars per figure. This may sound expensive to some but these are considered collector’s items and thus the price may sometimes be prohibitive.

  1. Culture

Bobbleheads

The bobblehead figures don’t have to look much like the original figure itself since the huge head itself is already a big distortion. This kind of art does not require perfection but it satisfies the heart of collectors and brings joy and admiration to the famous figures. However, coming up with the design is not an easy task to the artists since they have to carefully draft the figure into the most simple figure it could make and yet maintain the identity of the model. With this, prominent features of the figure are usually maintained such as costume, hair, and even their famous accessories so as to be identified easily.

Whether a celebrity, action figures, athletes and even anime characters, there is no escape in the world of bobbleheads. Some offer customized figures. A personal replica in bobblehead form, for example, is possible to resemble a close friend of yours; this is actually a terrific gift idea.

Art Redefined: What is Art Today?

Throughout time, art has been a part of everything here on earth. Starting from the very first sight in the morning, our room’s interior design, stained glass, fountain and statutes and the graffiti on the street walls. They are all forms of visual arts.

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Depending on your faith, one could say that in the beginning of creation, God is the artist and He initiated the idea of appreciation through visual observation, allowing us to revel in the beauty of His creation. God even speaks about admiration and the joy of seeing the fruit of wisdom of how one is fearfully and wonderfully made, uniquely knitted with love. There is no wonder that men are artists in nature since human is created in God’s likeness. And our very own world we call earth is a part of God’s magnificent creation called the universe.

Long before, visual artists are strictly addressed to people who devote their time to painting and sculpture like Vincent Van Gogh, Michael Angelo and the like. But Art itself cannot be limited to these areas. Art is an expression of one’s self, emotions or feelings mostly pertaining to love. Since emotion is complicated enough to understand, artworks from different artist change from time to time and swayed by the creator’s moods.

Vincent Van Gogh in Visual Possibilities

An example of this is Vincent Van Gogh who because of his unique masterpiece was called lunatic by the people from his time and cost him his fortune and family. One of his famous quotes that reflects how dynamic art really is, is when he said this:

Art is to console those who are broken by life and I dream my painting and I paint my dream.

Years later after his tragic end, people began to appreciate his creations and now are valued in millions of dollars — even his mere sketches.

Through time, the influence of visual art was no longer limited to clays, stones, paints, and canvass. Now, no one could ever say that he or she is not influenced or influencing art one way or the other. Starting from fashion designs, graphic designs, cinematics, photography and even the skyscrapers, all these are a product of man’s imagination and passion. The quote of the above famous artist tells us that art itself has no boundaries when he said, “What is done in love is done well.”

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The Innovating Millennial Business

There’s a lot of thing on the plate of a small business owner. We are talking about cash reducing concerns like pilferage, insider theft, inventory mismanagement, and taxes.  Challenges become more complex and roadblocks very hard to foresee. It’s never a walk in the park unlike some might think. For me, it is of utmost importance that one is really called to be a businessman. That entrepreneurship is really his or her cup of tea.

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Regardless, the business of the future has to innovate. Small business software is now available even for the most price-conscious entrepreneur. We can’t deny how effective and efficient a good software is in automating and streamlining the different aspects of one’s business. However, we have to admit that not every software is good.

To be a ‘good’ software, a program has to be effective and efficient but at the same time, user-friendly and adaptive. What use is a working software if one cannot work using it, right?

Where do you find one?

Finding one has become so much easier these days. If you go online and use the search engines you can easily look for the one that matches your needs offhand.  However, this option along with the choice of buying your software off the shelf is only good for tech-savvy and experienced individuals. Otherwise, this can open a Pandora’s box of problems for your computer once it is installed or used incorrectly.

If you happen to be a medium-sized establishment or company, it may be good to note that most big companies have their own business software customized for them. You may want to follow suit. There are also smaller companies you can outsource for your programming needs.  You just have to know and specify exactly what works for you.

Incidentally, companies like Google and Microsoft have existing program suites that address many of our requirement for office setups. So why not try them as well?