Noupe Editorial Team

  • Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

    Illustration is a field that is overflowing with imagination. From the various styles and mediums that illustrators have at their disposal, imagination seems to be about the only limit to their work. One area in particular that never seems to be lacking in imagination is the Japanese styles commonly known as manga and anime.



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  • Exclusive Vector Freebie: Soda Red Mac OS Icons

    Fresh on the heels of our last exclusive free icon set, we have another fantastic pack of icons for our readers. This time around, we were contacted by the talented crew over at TrySoda with an offer to release this brand new set of high quality Mac OS icons to our readers. These vector freebies were created with the midday summer heat in mind being beaten back by a refreshing cold soda in hand, and are modeled red after the TrySoda brand.



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  • Brushing Up: A Collection of Free Photoshop Brushes

    Photoshop brushes are a hot commodity among the design community, so every now and then we like to look in on what new sets have been released to the masses. And in this post we have collected dozens of new, free Photoshop brushes to spice up your design arsenal, and help give you that push to dive into a new project, armed with decorative new design tools to take with you. Because really, when it comes to brushes, can you have too many?



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  • Exclusive Vector Freebie: Ecology Icon Set

    Without any doubt colorful and high quality vector icons are one of the most desirable resources in field of design. Even though the World Ecology Day is far ahead of us awareness still needs to be raised around the world. Today’s freebie collection contains 20 vector icons designed in this theme. This exclusive ecology icon set of vectors has been designed by Jasmina Stanojevic, one of our regular Illustrator experts.



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  • Dream Catchers: Showcase of Ethereal Photography

    Photographers are powerful artists, whose manipulations of the images they capture, if not just the images themselves, can be so breathtaking and dream-like, that they almost exist in another world. Images that feel like amazing moments stolen from someone’s slumber, rather than were taken in the same reality that we all inhabit. This kind of ethereal photography is what we are here to showcase today.



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  • Splashes of Color: Effective Uses of Minimal Coloring in Web Design

    Color is one of the most powerful elements that designers have for setting the mood and tone of a project. Even the imagery used can be given different connotations by the colors laid over the top of it. Designers do love playing with this element to ensure the most effective conveyance of their intended message. One route that some opt for is to use color in a very minimal way, and still they are able to do so in a way where that the impact is still felt.



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  • Beauty Reflected: Collection of Reflection in Photography

    There are many techniques that photographers use to enhance their pictures, though some focus on allowing their composition to bring most of the ‘wow’ factor to the works. With the aid of a variety of reflective surfaces, these talented photographers expand their pics, adding another layer to each piece. A layer that can really take the images to fantastic new places. Like in the collection below.



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  • Scratching the Surface: A Showcase of Scratchboard Illustration

    There are some illustrators who take their talents a little bit deeper, while still scratching the surface. Bad pun aside, scratchboard illustration is an amazing artform, one that we our turning our inspirational spotlight on for this new post. By scratching their works from these special surfaces, and at times combining them with paints or inks, these creative illustrators give life to some truly inspired pieces.



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  • The Smashing Book #3 “Redesign The Web” Is Out!

    The new Smashing Books have finally arrived—freshly printed, neatly packed and ready to be shipped to you, our dear reader. We believe this is by far the best book we’ve produced so far. We are very proud and excited, and the initial verdict has been thoroughly positive, yet in the end it’s up to you to decide how valuable and useful they really are. Get your books now!



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  • Night Moves: A Collection of Night-Life Photography

    Life tends to move by at a pretty fast pace, this is not a secret to most. However, there are a few who have yet to discover that often times, at night, life moves even faster. When photographers turn their lenses towards the majesty that life has to offer for moments to capture, it is often stunning. When those lenses capture the night-life, the results tend to be purely magical.



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