Inspiration

Inspiration

The Awe Inspiring Fury of Mother Nature in Photographs

July 12th, 2012
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The Awe Inspiring Fury of Mother Nature in Photographs

The might of mother nature can often be as frightening as it is beautiful and enthralling. From wildfires to volcanoes, from tornadoes to lightning storms, and from floods to extreme droughts; these amazing acts of nature can make for some truly stirring photographs. Truly these oft devastating and destructive moments, when...

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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...

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Artistically Designed: Get to Know Andrew Archer

July 9th, 2012
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Artistically Designed: Get to Know Andrew Archer

Art and design are often very subjective fields when it comes to who and what is good. They can also be very subjective in determining where a particular piece fits. Is it art, or is it design? There are, however, basic principles we all tend to agree on; design is generally more calculated while...

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Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

July 6th, 2012
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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...

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From Head to Foot: Showcase of Beautiful Header and Footer Designs

July 3rd, 2012
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From Head to Foot: Showcase of Beautiful Header and Footer Designs

Studies show that the website header is one of the first things a visitor sees on your website. That is mainly due to the way we are used to browser information on the computer presented from top to bottom, and due to the way HTML is built with the...

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Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

July 2nd, 2012
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Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

The film titles, the American graphic designer, Saul Bass designed between 1954 and 1995 not only helped bring graphic design to the attention of Hollywood, and to the forefront of the sixties art movements, but revolutionized the way we watch films. From being regarded as an annoying legality - the only way to...

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A Collection of Incredibly Simple and Sleek Logo Designs

June 29th, 2012
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A Collection of Incredibly Simple and Sleek Logo Designs

Logo design is a broad medium, full of diverse styles, genres and talents. With advancements in software many logo designs have become increasingly complex, utilizing wide color spectrums, complex gradients and intricate illustrations.

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Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

June 27th, 2012
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Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

When it comes to content management systems and/or blogging platforms, we know that WordPress leads the race by a mile. Hardly any other CMS comes close to WordPress in terms of popularity and ease of usage. Yet, it is always useful to know your way around an extra CMS or two. Therefore,...

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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...

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Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

June 21st, 2012
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Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

Web design has roots in numerous other artistic fields, one of which that blogging not only honors, but often mimics in design and use alike is scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooks capture moments with more artistic accompaniment than photos, collaging various elements together to present a story; blogs capture moments in digital format,...

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Stunning Digital Space Art

June 20th, 2012
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Stunning Digital Space Art

Man's obsession with space goes back before records began, and the great unknown of the universe continues to inspire and baffle us today. Space offers artists a huge amount of inspiration to draw from, and space themed art often crosses over genres such as sci-fi, landscapes and fantasy.

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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...

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Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

June 14th, 2012
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Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

When you think of sports, probably the last thing you think about is art or the freedom of expression. You probably think about the high energy. The excitement. The competition. The sweat. The blood. The tears. All of these tend to be associated with sports, from the most physical ones like football,...

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Industrial Makeover: Fully Illustrated Package Designs

June 13th, 2012
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Industrial Makeover: Fully Illustrated Package Designs

Packaging is considered to be one of the main influences in the marketer’s world, instantly forming the first impression. It also helps determine the initial success of the product, since customers are accustomed to making instant decisions. Thus, the more memorable the package designs are, the better the chances that the merchandise will end up...