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Jerry & Maggie

This Is Not Photography

Husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor broke free of traditional notions of photography to create haunting, layered dreamscapes that challenge the medium's possibilities. Don't miss almost an hour of in-depth and unlocked Bonus Features!

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  • view course page for Pop Chart Lab's Infographic Poster Design: Start to Finish

    The founders of Pop Chart Lab describe the design process for one of their poster-sized infographic prints, "The Nebula of NES Games."

    8m 40s
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  • view course page for James White's Character Illustrations: Start to Finish

    James White, the one-man powerhouse behind Signalnoise design studio, gives us a peek at one of his projects: illustrating the wrestlers of the WWE in its heyday in the eighties and early nineties.

    31m 29s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: James White, Visual Artist and Designer

    Designer James White describes the evolution of his neo-pop style, why he decided to break out on his own, and how he dealt with the setbacks and found new opportunities for his studio, Signalnoise, along the way.

    24m 31s
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer

    Von Glitschka shows us how to take our brains offline to find design inspiration through sketching and exploring the world around us.

    18m 5s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Beeple, Everyday Artist

    Follow Beeple, a motion graphics artist, whose Everyday Project drives him to learn new software, adopt fresh techniques, and create art for himself and others.

    43m 45s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Stacey Williams-Ng, Interactive Book Designer

    Join Stacey Williams-Ng, an interactive book designer, at her home studio in Milwaukee where she's animating her latest book, A Troop Is a Group of Monkeys, destined for the iPad.

    28m 31s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisans

    Follow the founders of Title Case, a business and workshop dedicated to the love of the letterform, as they put pencil to paper and ink to brush in pursuit of the letter that's uniquely their own.

    28m 31s
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  • view course page for Ed Emberley, Children's Book Illustrator

    A generation of children have learned to draw using Ed's drawing books and we watch as a new generation puts crayon to paper. At 80 years young, Ed is pushing ahead and we meet with his team as he works on his newest iPad app—with graphic artists that, as

    1h 43m
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  • view course page for Marian Bantjes, Graphic Artist

    Visit the home and workspace of graphic designer Marian Bantjes, as she shares her views on design and designers, and tour her distinctive one-woman show at the Ontario College of Art & Design.

    2h 18m
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy, Digital Painter and Illustrator

    Inside the home studio of Photoshop expert and hyperrealistic digital illustrator Bert Monroy.

    53m 6s
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  • view course page for Doyald Young, Logotype Designer

    Enjoy a window into the life of Doyald Young, legendary typographer, logotype designer, author, and teacher.

    1h 41m
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  • view course page for Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, and Writer

    Follow graphic designer, Stefan G. Bucher, from his first illustrations, through Art Center College, Portland agency Wieden+Kennedy, Madonna's Maverick Records, and finally his own company, 344 Design.

    2h 15m
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  • view course page for lynda.com Presents: AIGA

    lynda.com founder Lynda Weinman introduces AIGA, the professional association for design, through the eyes of some of the most talented and influential designers of our time.

    1h 1m
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  • view course page for Kit Hinrichs, Graphic Designer

    Witness the wisdom and work of one of the most accomplished and respected designers of the last 50 years, Kit Hinrichs.

    1h 13m
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  • view course page for Duarte Design, Presentation Design Studio

    Duarte Design has elevated lowly PowerPoint and Keynote presentations to arguably the most compelling form of modern media.

    51m 3s
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  • view course page for Troika's ABC Brand Campaign: Start to Finish

    Get an inside view at the making of ABC TV's fall promotional and brand image campaign.

    21m 35s
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  • view course page for Troika Design Group, Design and Branding Agency

    Takes viewers to the very epicenter of TV network branding: behind the scenes at Troika Design Group.

    1h 21m
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  • view course page for Ron Crabb, Digital Illustrator

    Get an inspiring look at the career, work, and lifestyle of Ron Crabb.

    1h 26m
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  • view course page for Margo Chase's Hand-Lettered Poster: Start to Finish

    Margo Chase shows how she created a beautifully hand-lettered poster for a special appearance.

    14m 21s
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  • view course page for Margo Chase, Graphic Designer

    Inside the studio, portfolio, and adrenaline-pumped lifestyle of this inspired and inspiring designer, Margo Chase.

    1h 18m
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  • view course page for Big Spaceship, Digital Creative Agency

    Take a ride in the Big Spaceship with this intimate look at the inner workings of one of the web's most innovative firms.

    1h 11m
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  • view course page for Artist Series with Hillman Curtis

    An in-depth look at the work and processes of the design firm Pentagram and its designers.

    51m 15s
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  • view course page for tokidoki, Character Illustrator

    Explores Simone Legno's techniques and methods for creating his wildly popular tokidoki characters using Illustrator.

    1h 1m
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