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You’ve probably come across quite a lot of “pop” art which uses the notion of glitching. Glitching is a trend in visual design and digital arts that treats visuals as if there is a digital error… or a glitch. It’s not new, as I first saw it in the late 80’s with the cyberpunk movement. But it seems to have a come back today.

We are seeing this everywhere at the moment. From music videos to conceptual art and it’s even starting to creep into advertising. I like it! :)

I’ve stumbled upon a nifty little web app that allows you to upload an image file, and lets you play with some variables to produce your own glitched image! try it out here!



I love communication and I love creativity. Words or symbols can truly speak to your imagination or just trigger a smile. On the streets you find many signs or tags that can inspire just that. Either because they have a deeper meaning or because you can misinterpret them or because someone added to the original message in a creative way.

Below a collection of a few of these signs I posted on #instagram.

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“This is only the second guest blog post here on ‘Digital Thoughts’, but I was approached by @iamrinaldi, who runs The View Magazine. He told me about a contest he is running where talented creative people can submit one visual and all of us can then vote on. Interested? Well I certainly am! So I asked him to write up a guest post to tell us all about how it works.” @ThomasMarzano

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Last weekend I was roaming the streets of San Francisco Mission area and walked by the wonderful Clarion Alley, which is an alley where local artists have created some wonderful murals. Of course this was a feast to my eyes and did not hesitate one second to take some pictures of these wonderful pieces of protest art. Hope you enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

Today I had little inspiration and wanted to create something to post on my blog… so fired off a question to my dear creative friend @NiniBaseema. I asked her for 1 word to inspire me. She replied “Blasphemy”.

So this is what I came up with… putting a nude pic I took long ago to good use

Since early this year I have picked up Tweeting quite a bit, and in a relative short space of time I have gotten to know quite a few inspiring people. People who have an eye for whats hot and whats not. Being it with sharing links to beautiful photography, art, poetry and design. Or teaching me great insights on social media, marketing and business online in general. What they have in common? They are on twitter for all of us! To inspire us, and to share with us their view on the world.

This blog post is an ode to 15 tweeps that inspire my tweeting days, and teach me new things everyday. They are good people, with great minds and big hearts. Follow them now and get to know them!

Follow them one by one below, or group follow them by folliwing this list @ThomasMarzano/inspiring-tweeps

Misty Belardo (@mistygirlph)

Misty is an amazingly sweet person, she blogs like crazy on BitRebels and her own blog. She connects to everyone who has something to say. Passionate about anything inspiring and creative, a wonderful person to be connected to. A good friend and my Twitter Tutor

Bio: graphics/avatar design, blogger, events, loves music, food, art, self expression. writer for /, social media


Aaron Lee (@AskAaronLee)

Aaron is the GO TO guys for anything on social media. His instinct to connect and grow engagement is astounding, and will trigger any experienced marketeer to think differently about marketing.

Bio: An average Joe but with an extra-large social media addiction, Competitive by Nature, Positive Minded, Full Time Marketing Student, Part time Internet Marketer


Paul Steele (@paul_steele)

Who doesn’t know the Bald Hiker? Paul shares loads of great links on Photography, but what makes him real special is his passion for good causes. He rally’s up people to get on amazing journeys with him to help who is in need.

Bio: Often found on a mountain or hill enjoying the outdoors. Interested in and will share photography, art, design, geeky and humorous stuff. Will follow back.


Cindy Vriend (@cindyvriend)

A creative, passionate and crazy silly dance bombshell. Sharing loads of great design, art and photography links on twitter and on her blog. And proud to say the first tweep I had the pleasure to meet IRL.

Bio:  I love design, illustration, art, photography, smiles, music, driving a race car, my sweet dog & silly dances


Boris Rasonja (@brasonja)

Boris sniffs out the best of everything and shares it for all of us to enjoy. Always there for a chat on a lazy Sunday and happy to retweet quality links.

Bio:  Sincere, enthusiast, friendly, curious, ambitious. Review writer,info provider,like social media, web design, typography, photography,…to be continued…


Terri Nakamura (@terrinakamura)

Terri finds and shares great design must see content. Every link she posts is a joy to watch and read. Very friendly and chatty, unfortunately for me, the timezone makes it rare to have real time talks, but the few we had where a lot of fun!

Bio:  Graphic designer & fun person; likes humor, Apple/Mac, cool, interesting, design, art, funny, business, technology, weird, pop culture stuff; breaking news


Sheila Rose (@ShebaJo)

If you love Photography, follow Sheila now! She shares great links to beautiful resources.

Bio:  I love photography, technology, music. I’m a cancer survivor, with a lot of living to do. myBlips @ShebaJo_blipdj


Nini Baseema (@NiniBaseema)

Nina is out there in a league of her own. This Bellydancing chick shows us the world through her lens and points us to great things to look at.

Bio:  Corporate & Social Media Whore Travel Guru Music Obsessive Bellydance Chick Photoshop Queen Philosopher FashionVictim Avid Avatar Changer Design Lover Essence Seeker


Ellen Alvarez (@ellenalvarez)

Ellen writes beautiful and sensual stories on her blog! A must read!

Bio:  Mama 1st! TwitterMission:2B PROActive takepart in Good that is Twitter! REAL & HONEST Tweets laced w/Luv4 PPL!


Ken (@KenS_thought)

Ken is my Sunday Wake-Up buddy, always there to help me wake up and have a great designer start of the day. He shares great industrial and product design links.

Bio: twittering suits talking things off your mind, esp when pple whom might be reading r all strangers..


Jessica Kristie (@jesskristie)

What can I say… Jessica touched me when she wrote lyrics to my song STill. She writes beautiful poetry which she shares with us through her blog. If you like poetry, she is great at it!!

Bio: Poetry is my heart, anchors my soul and documents my journey.


Richard Darrel (@minervity)

Rarely you see such a blogging powerhouse as Richard. He is the man behind the great blog, and he is so on top of anything design.

Bio:  Founder of / – Web/Graphic Designer/Developer.


A.R.Karthick (@arkarthick)

Every link he shares is bang on! Awesome links to what must be seen.

Bio:  Entrepreneur, Blogger, Photography/Designing/Social Media – Enthusiast. Humorous, Creative & Positive Thinker. Love to be Friend & Gain/Share Anything Awesome!


Diana Adams (@adamsconsulting)

One of the greats of the BitRebels gang, Diana blogs about the curious, the new, the odd, the great. A lovely person with a great passion for doing good.

Bio:  Graduate of USC, Entrepreneur for over 10 yrs, Writer for and, Voice for the Homeless in Atlanta. I’m really into just being happy.


Amy D. Howell (@HowellMarketing)

Amy is a powerful social media TWomen. Shares insights about doing business with social media and is always happy to connect.

Bio:  TN Social Media, Howell Marketing Strategies CEO: PR, Marketing, Social Media. Co-Founder, Memphis Social Media Club; Wife, Mom; TN River Rat, Grateful


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