Articles by Robert Bowen

Inspiration

Taste in Design: Collection of Inspired Cake Designs

May 23rd, 2012
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Taste in Design: Collection of Inspired Cake Designs

As we celebrate various life events, one tasty, sweet centerpiece that often makes an appearance is a cake. Over the years, cake designers have really taken their art to decadent and daring new heights. The artistic approaches to cake design have wrought some spectacular examples that not only spark your imagination, but...

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The Smashing Book #3: A Book Review

May 15th, 2012
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The Smashing Book #3: A Book Review

Editor's Note - Though Noupe is affiliated with Smashing Magazine, this piece is strictly the opinion of the author. When I was first contacted with a reviewer's copy of The Smashing Book #3 I was both excited, and a little bit terrified. I was extremely excited to get a peek at the book before...

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Creative Construction: A Collection of Crafty Collage Art

May 3rd, 2012
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Creative Construction: A Collection of Crafty Collage Art

For so many of us who work in the realms of the digital, our creative processes can often come up a bit lacking in the physical, hands-on area. Which is why it can often be so inspiring to take a virtual tour of traditional artists' works whose processes are often extremely hands-on....

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From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

April 9th, 2012
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From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

When most people think of surrealism, they merely think of the bizarre. They think of artwork that somewhat blends the real with the abstract. They do not take into account the movement which sought to unleash the full creative potential of the unconscious mind. This injects a much deeper meaning in...

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The Notebooks: A Showcase of Moleskine Inspiration

March 27th, 2012
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The Notebooks: A Showcase of Moleskine Inspiration

Given that so many web designs begin as sketches in notebooks, we thought that we would turn our inspirational spotlight towards the artwork that not only begins in the pages of a Moleskine, but that live there too. Often the preferred notebook of so many artists and designers alike, Moleskines tend to be...

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Explosions of Color: Inspired Collection of Bright and Colorful Vector Illustrations

March 15th, 2012
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Explosions of Color: Inspired Collection of Bright and Colorful Vector Illustrations

With Spring on its way to so many, the landscapes will soon be blossoming with bright, vibrant colors. For those who are not wanting to wait for that seasonal colorful explosion, we have prepared a splash of brighter tones to help. With so many talented vector artists sharing their...

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Crossing Over: Showcase of Inspired Bridge Photography

March 9th, 2012
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Crossing Over: Showcase of Inspired Bridge Photography

Both architecturally and metaphorically speaking, bridges are such amazing structures. Representing an unstoppable desire to move forward and crossover what gaps lay before us, they stand as sturdy testaments to our ability to solve problems. Also demonstrating our resolve to create shortcuts where needed. So they can stand for so much, as they...

Design

Textured Web: Showcase of Textured & Patterned Website Designs

February 22nd, 2012
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Textured Web: Showcase of Textured & Patterned Website Designs

When it comes to design resources, textures and patterns are among some of the most popular tools on offer. And while we may never be able to get a single, definitive answer from the community as to why this is, one can surmise that their popularity is probably due to their...

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Colors of Spring: Color Palettes from Spring Flowers and Foliage

February 21st, 2012
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Colors of Spring: Color Palettes from Spring Flowers and Foliage

As the icy grip of winter closes in tighter many begin to dream of spring. That time of renewed growth and warmer days that tends to draw us back outside and into nature's waiting open arms. With the seeming promise from the old groundhog that we will more than likely...

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Fashion Forward: Showcase of Fashion and Editorial Photography

February 2nd, 2012
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Fashion Forward: Showcase of Fashion and Editorial Photography

As we have undoubtedly heard our entire lives, a picture speaks a thousand words. And while that may be true of most, there are those who seek to tell a bit of a story with their works. Editorial photography, and perhaps some would say to a lesser degree fashion photography, is an...

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The New Redesign Rules of the Web

January 24th, 2012
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The New Redesign Rules of the Web

With the ever-changing landscape that is the internet, web designers and developers are constantly tasked with redesigning some part of the web. Whether it be for our own sites or for those of a client, redesigning is a big part of working in the field right now. For whatever reasons, be it the...

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Dynamic Look at Life: Collection of HDR Photography

January 2nd, 2012
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Dynamic Look at Life: Collection of HDR Photography

As we have talked about in the past, photographers capture moments of life and present them to us in much more visually enhanced ways. Allowing a new tint to be laid atop the world as we traditionally know and experience it. Especially when those photographers turn to HDR. By increasing the range...

Photography

Winter Wonderland of Photography: A Collection of Snowy Photographs

December 12th, 2011
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Winter Wonderland of Photography: A Collection of Snowy Photographs

As winter's grip tightens on numerous areas around the world, the shortened days can be filled with so much beauty and emotion with the generous application of snow. This pure and frigid precipitation can take even the most plain of landscapes and cover it in a layer of personality that it...

Interviews

Designer Spotlight: Interview With Illustrative Designer Von Glitschka

December 5th, 2011
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Designer Spotlight: Interview With Illustrative Designer Von Glitschka

As we turn our designer spotlight on once again, this time we have it fixed on Illustrative Designer Von Glitschka of Glitschka Studios. With years of design experience under his belt, and an artistic background to boot, Von has made a lasting impression on the field where he has made his...