Articles by Robert Bowen

Design

We Are All Just Hackers: An Interview with UX-Designer Aaron Irizarry

November 7th, 2012
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We Are All Just Hackers: An Interview with UX-Designer Aaron Irizarry

Several years ago, Aaron Irizarry set out on a journey in the design community, and has since left a lasting impression on the field as a whole. Through his personable nature, to the enthusiasm fueling his passion for the work that he does, Aaron has become a knowledgeable resource himself for designers of all...

Inspiration

Planes, Trains, Cars: 35 Views and Sights

October 4th, 2012
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Planes, Trains, Cars: 35 Views and Sights

One knack that photographers have is taking so many of the items that make up our everyday lives and capturing them in ways that makes them artistic. Allowing us to see them in a whole new light, and in completely different ways than we are used to. Take for instance some of the ways...

Inspiration

Refracted: 34 Unusual Underwater Photographs

September 27th, 2012
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Refracted: 34 Unusual Underwater Photographs

To celebrate the start of Google's underwater Street View efforts, we have collected quite a few pictures we're sure you'll never find there. But wouldn't it be a surprise if you did? We had that kind of bycatch a few years ago, when it came to the first iteration of Street View already....

Inspiration

Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

September 18th, 2012
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Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

In the world of photography, one area brings attention to life's finer details by focusing in a bit tighter on them. Macro photography gets up close and personal on the object before the lens, and delivers some truly moving and inspiring works of photographic art. Whatever effects are added in post, the base of...

Inspiration

Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

September 13th, 2012
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Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

One photographic centerpiece that most certainly ends up in front of a photographer's lens are bridges. And for good reason. Bridges capture our attention and often, because of their sheer size, they force us to take note of them. We marvel at their architectural majesty or we wonder over their history and the lives...

Interviews

All of Us are Students: Interview With Designer and Podcaster Tim Smith

September 4th, 2012
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All of Us are Students: Interview With Designer and Podcaster Tim Smith

For years Tim Smith has been vocal part of the design community. From the various projects and blogs that he has been a part of, to the even more literal interpretation of him being a part of the community as the voice behind the design and development related podcast, The East Wing. His enthusiasm and...

Design

Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

August 23rd, 2012
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Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

Vectors are quite the popular format to use for many graphic designers looking to create interesting character illustrations and more. With the versatility that continues to be offered with each generation of illustration programs that are on the market, the growing body of work being produced is not only quite stunning, it is...

Inspiration

A Vibrant World: Stunning HDR Photographs

August 15th, 2012
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A Vibrant World: Stunning HDR Photographs

Photographers have many techniques and tricks up their sleeves for pulling off some amazing, often breathtaking captures. One technique that is very popular for achieving these kinds of results is HDR. With layers of images taken mere moments apart, the photographs are given a vibrant new life. Below is a collection that looks at...

Inspiration

Make ’em Laugh! A Collection of Humorous Photography

August 10th, 2012
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Make ’em Laugh! A Collection of Humorous Photography

Most know the saying, 'laughter is the best medicine', and even more know that there is a lot of truth in those words. There is little that can uplift the spirit as quickly as a flurry of infectious laughter. Many who work from behind the camera's lens know how powerful humorous photography...

Design

Creatively Clad: A Showcase of Creative Costume Design

July 31st, 2012
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Creatively Clad: A Showcase of Creative Costume Design

One area of design that tends to constantly be producing innovative and impressive results is the field of costume design. With so many important scenes relying heavily on the costumes to help create and solidify the tone and feeling of the piece, costume designers have a lot to carry on their shoulders....

Inspiration

Painting the Sky: A Collection of Dazzling Fireworks Photos

July 10th, 2012
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Painting the Sky: A Collection of Dazzling Fireworks Photos

The world is a wide and wondrous place, with so many cultures and traditions shaping the world's people. And with all of our differences, there are universals that seem to govern or guide human behaviors from all over the world. For instance, many countries hold celebrations for various occasions, and one...

Inspiration

Architectural Artistry: Showcase of Architectural Photography

June 26th, 2012
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Architectural Artistry: Showcase of Architectural Photography

With so many architectural marvels all around us, photographers often turn their lenses towards these structural models, and the results are often as wondrous as the architectural artistry they are capturing. So much tone and mood can be given to these lifeless constructs through the photographers' skillful compositions or knowledgeable enhancements. Which is what...

Inspiration

Colors of Summer: Summertime Photography and Color Palettes

June 19th, 2012
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Colors of Summer: Summertime Photography and Color Palettes

With summer on the way, and with designers always looking for great color palettes to work from, we have decided to turn our inspirational spotlight towards the colors of summer. As we have done in the past, we went in search of some photos that have perfectly captured this season, and derived...

Inspiration

With Can in Hand: Collection of Free-Hand Graffiti Art

June 5th, 2012
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With Can in Hand: Collection of Free-Hand Graffiti Art

Graffiti art can be found all around us on the streets, on canvases, and walls the world over. At one time, this often breathtaking means of artistic expression was written off as vandalism and never seen as true art. Luckily for so many, the stigma surrounding free-hand graffiti art has begun...