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GETZ Patented Adjustments to a Totally New World

As a friend of mine pointed out in her blog (check out corena musings) there is this unexplained gulp in our collective that some of us mistake for symptoms of COVID-19. This tiny particle that could potentially be the end of us.

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NERD | Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has been reaching havoc across the world businesses and governments have been scrambling to cope with the effects of the pandemic. In the midst of all this, smaller but bolder initiatives have been arising and giving way to a certain brave stance against a humongous threat and coming up with feasible solutions that will end up saving lives.

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Sabegn | Product

Some businesses are doing their part to highlight the battle against COVID-19 and each have approached the matter in their strength. That strength in Sabegn is in their motto “Crafted in Ethiopia”.

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Ammi Kifle | Photography

My passion for photography was sparked by my late uncle who was a portrait photographer. While he was alive I used to go to his studio and observe him. In 2016, I decided to pursue photography professionally and began teaching myself how to take memorable photographs.

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Maraki Girma | illustration

A lot of things inspire me, like human psychology and emotions different states of human joy, happiness and etc. I take inspiration from other artists as well, like Jean-Michel Basquiat, his art has this raw feel, you can see shades of that in my art. I also took pages from DaVinci, he really respects the art he practices and give it the time it deserves.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WORKING FROM HOME

With the current news over 80 confirmed (and 14 recovered. Important to state those too) cases in the country and the news that the prime minister’s office has closed schools and sporting events as well as other mass gatherings.

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Hellaro | Film

In movies to be precise. There is something to be said about the musical genre. Often times, it’s mistaken for a film where characters are always smiling or just simply singing or dancing their emotions as they come. Yes it is that but it’s also more.

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I Lost My Body | Film

When tragedy strikes, often, it leaves a scar too painful to look at that we either can’t stop looking at it and it dictates your life or you ignore and you do everything you can to forget it and it dictates your life. It’s a hard choice. You’re left with two options submit to this fate or do the opposite. Do something completely irrational and unpredictable that it breaks the cycle.

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Abyssinia Design | Graphic

Abyssinia Design is a team inspired by the culture of Ethiopia and Africa. We like to combine mainly the color, typography, patterns and much more and create unique designs. Our designs mainly focus on minimalism, because when a design is not overcrowded the audience tends to be more receptive.

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It’s Only You | The Design Blah Blah

There is a reason why art needs to be specific. This goes more than just putting African Print (a recurring theme, I suppose) on things to make things look African. For us, it’s about leaving an imprint to move a curiosity in its audience.

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Natnael Zemedkun | Photography

Photography to me is the art of preserving life; moments captured in a photograph are perfectly preserved while all-else wallows in constant flux. The range of emotions a single photo can radiate is inspiring. I use my photography to tell stories that I feel strongly about.

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How to make “Africa” (Ugh) Design (A step by step guide to represent Africa) | Freelance

Have you ever decided one day, just randomly, to design Africa (the country) and represent African lifestyle in designs? Well No worries! This guide is for you! We at Getz decided to give you a small guide on how to design African things. Because it’s that easy. In these easy steps, you will know how to develop designs that speak of the complex but simple nature of African art. How different can it be… Right?

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Miss.T.Cal | Fashion

I like to describe myself as an apparel entrepreneur, a fashion designer, a creator of active customer experience, a business woman and a feminist activist, communicating my message through my designs.

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Peace Ab Creatives | Graphic & Illustration

As a child, I was a bit difficult because of my curiosity to find out how things were made or become what they are, which usually ended up with me destroying stuff or trying to put things together. This part of me along with my obsession with art made me who I am today.

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Luna Solomon | Content Creator

Inspiration comes from a lot of places and people for me. But If I had to pick my biggest inspiration it is my mother. I grew up watching my mom give up so much but find her calling. And through the process she never once showed sadness or regret.

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The Artists Rebellion | Freelance

In the middle ages, the catholic church “hired” all sorts of artists to decorate the inside of chapels and churches. However, if you pay close attention to history (not that we did any deep dive into the relationship between the artists and the church in the middle ages and renaissance times but do we really have to, you prove the point we’re about to state?) not all artists exactly believed in God. However, some needed the coin and others needed to escape the noose (and other horrible deaths) so they played along and painted away the church’s desires.

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Proxemics | Contemporary Arts

In Addis, we share spaces with strangers as well as close acquaintances – each with their own understanding and requirement for privacy. Taking the public transit area, specifically the blue mini bus taxis, as a basis for this installation we observe how people behave differently based on the amount of space they put between themselves and others. PROXEMICS, as an attempt to interpret the spatial divide at play across the city, also emphasizes the need to mediate between the dichotomies created through space: visible – invisible, public-private.

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Precious Design | Fashion

As a Muslim woman, I grew up in a community that was conservative and focused on design that is often mute. I felt, that there could be a way in which we can make and follow trends, whilst staying true to the culture. In this way, I draw my inspiration from Islamic patterns, which often lean towards geometric shapes and patterns.

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Binyam W. Adenew | Illustration & 3rd Dimension

Binyam W. Adenew a CG artist and ASTU Bachelor’s degree graduate majored in architectural engineering. Currently working on visual arts and trying to express ideas and stories through paintings, sculptures… I chose this medium because it aligned perfectly with my skills and it allows me to tell stories and give flesh to moments that are meant to be
narrated.

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What Makes Art African | Alexander Hizikias

In relation to this Crownz Global produces value-added “Gabi” made apparel which is a staple textile product of Ethiopia. The threads used to make the product are all locally sourced & sown together by Ethiopians. This can be called African art in a different manner as compared to the case above.

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Zoma Museum | Architecture

Zoma Museum is a dream come to life for architects, artisits and anyone that loves the relationship Art has with nature. Imagine walking in a space and being hit with both the art in architecture and nature. Inspired by the timeless and structurally sound vernacular architecture of Ethiopia and other parts of the world, Zoma is named after Zoma Shiferraw, a young artist who died of cancer in 1979.

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The Importance of Style

A major part of what makes any message memorable is how one delivers it. Not just the medium of the deliver but also how you frame and portray your message. Communicating is the essence of art and if whatever you’re saying isn’t remembered then what’s the point?

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Art Vs Money | Sara Bushra

When artists gather in a small space, say a room, ready to devise a project an enticing and reverberating energy ensues. There’s hope, there’s possibility, and there is unbridled passion. One topic that unfailingly deflates this bubble is a conversation surrounding money.

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Pricing Your Freelance Project | Freelance

It can be awkward for people starting out in the field to price a project and coming up with a fair number. You know a number between “Yes I’m that good” and “yeah sure pay me whatever”. That’s the sweet spot.

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Freelance Zen | Freelance

We all like to think that money isn’t an issue when it comes to creative activities. For some reason, people find it okay to avoid paying creatives their due because either the hard work isn’t valued enough or you’re your own worst enemy… “hey… yes… pay me whatever…” or “whatever you think is fair” Either way, most of us are broke and we need a way out.

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Art and Design Movements | Design Tip

As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge to form a coherent movement that has a knock-on effect around the world.

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Alexander Hizikias | Fashion

My creative process come in the form of circumstances & aesthetics. The balance I try to incorporate in my life throughout the day drive me to think of different mediums. The clothes I make come from the colors that reflect my thoughts.

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Gangs of Wasseypur | Film

Have you ever gone into a film expecting it to be something and then it ended up being a whole other thing but that whole other thing is like… a million times better than you expected? This, is what Gangs of Wasseypur is. Pure unfiltered fun. There is no other way to describe this film. It’s like you walk in expecting a musical and walk into a chainsaw massacre!!!

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Tewodros Girma | Photography

My creative process starts with an idea (I run it by a couple of my friends for feedback). I usually try to say something with my images so I want to ensure that my message transfers.

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Noh Balcha | Graphic

I consider myself to be one of those unlucky individuals born on planet earth (unlike superman) without any innate abilities. It took a lot of sitting in front of the computer and just trying everything until something stuck. Though luckily I did get a massive dose of design skills while taking up architecture at school. They say architecture is the Godfather of all art and I have been blessed with all that it had to offer.

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Tibeb Leather | Product

Tibeb is the name given for traditional Ethiopian textile patterns that are hand woven by skilled people. It also translates to wisdom. We make leather goods that are influenced by Ethiopia’s rich history of craftsmanship. Incorporating the skills our ancestors used to weave history into the very fabric they wore.

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Conversation at the Park | Short Story

He kneels down to ask her hand in marriage. She was shocked. Not the good kind of shock. She was expecting it but she was dreading it. She quieted her thoughts down and nodded in negation. As he got up in silence. He asks her:
Him: Why?
Her: I don’t want to.
She sits down on a bench nearby

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Hawi Kefale | Illustration

Growing up I was an introverted kid and I used to spend my free time watching films and day dreaming about Hogwarts. This has made my inspiration catalog super disjointed and unrelated.

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Ammanuel Berhanu | 3rd Dimension

I get my inspirations from Hollywood movies, Games, Disney and Pixar Animations they are the best in what they do so i have to learn from the best to be the best artist. I’m very interested in CGI, VFX & Animation.

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Abriham Ghidey | Architecture

From our history, we have learnt that the hard working society during the periods 1th-4th century BC, 8th, 10th, 11th ,12th,15th , 16th and 17th century BC already set very high standards in the architectural design and the creative world.

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Color Theory Fundamentals | Design Tip

Ever wondered how designers and artists find the perfect color combination?

They use color theory. Color theory is a practical combination of art and science that’s used to determine what colors look good together.

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The Paper Paradox | Nahom Gashaw

Marked by pantsuits and shirt tuck-ins, the vision we have about being professional has been shaped by, not only the quality of work we produce, but the appearance that portrays it too.

So here are the basic steps to being a profound professional:

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Parasite | Film

For this month we recommend a South Korean film. One that just won one of the most prestigious awards in the world of cinema, the palm d’or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Robel Temesgen | Contemporary Arts

Inspiration comes in many forms, sometimes I research other times my personal interests transform into inspirations. After identifying my focus, I slowly start to develop an idea of how much time I should invest.

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Freelance Truth | Freelance

Freelancing in Ethiopia is often misunderstood. It’s fairly new (compared to other countries) and painted with one brush stroke. If you’re just starting out, here are some things you need to know about the freelancing world.

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Freelance Grief | Freelance

For most people engaged in creative activities, you know, people commonly defined as “creatives”, “unconventional”, “outside the box thinkers” or “foreign to the concept of a hair salon”, the nine to five life is commonly associated with a feeling of being trapped or the feeling a person experiences when said person watches other people having fun in the sunlight while he/she is behind a glass window.

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ZEWD Design (Betelhem Abebe) | Fashion

My designs are very practical and intended for everyday use, with a few exceptions you’d rock at an art show. I make sure the products we make are wearable and functional for our customers and at the same time are up to date with the fashion industry in addition to representing what the brand stands for.

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Samson Sileshi | Photography

I think the most important difference between a photographer and anyone with a camera is how one captures a moment vs just taking a selfie. It is how you use your environment to tell a specific story and leave room for interpretation .

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