Noupe Editorial Team

  • 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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  • An Eye for Detail: Exceptional Makeup Artists

    As we search for inspiration, looking beyond our own fields and into other artistic arenas is quite commonplace, no matter how far from common the expressive works we find in these places may be. Which is the case today. Today we take a look at some work of an exceptional group of makeup artists who have really taken their artform to exciting and inspirational new heights.



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  • Through the Mist: Showcase of Foggy Photography

    There are so many photographers who set out to capture not just emotive imagery in their photographs, but hauntingly so. One way that many choose to bring this haunting element into their work is through their choice of subject. Few natural elements can add this tone to photos as well as fog. Easily one of the most emotive natural elements next to light, foggy photography is often beautifully stirring.



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  • Into the Light: A Collection of Light Fixed Photomanipulations

    With so many talented artists working in the photomanipulation arena, the internet is positively teeming with amazing works. Some artists decide to opt for darker, more macabre imagery and pieces, while others tend to turn towards the light. Weilding this element with authority and oh, so much talent to bring their manipulations to life.



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  • Beauty of Urban Decay and Destruction Photography Collection

    One truth for many seekers of inspiration is that beauty can sometimes be found in the wake of ruin. This is why so many photographers partake in urban exploration to fill their portfolios. Because in the destruction wrought from age, nature, and the devastating hands of war, photographers find some of their most engaging and emotive subjects. Which brings us to our current photography showcase.



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  • Beyond the Building Blocks: Collection of Architectural Photography

    Our lives are passively impacted architecturally on a daily basis. To the point where we are virtually desensitized and often do not even take notice of these magnificent architectural structures. We drift in and out of these buildings, pass by them as we move to our destinations, and yet the buildings seem to be blocked from our view. We do not often take time to examine and appreciate the artistry of them.



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