Inspiration

  • 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 to the pieces than what most would think from work often seen as so abstract.



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  • Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

    If you haven’t seen the viral pictures of English artist Julian Beever’s work, then you aren’t on the web enough. Mr. Beever started as a street artist who figured out how to make his pastel chalk drawings on hard sidewalks turn into three-dimensional scenes that amazed and delighted passersby. Beever started out with traditional paintings but soon figured out how to give his work a three-dimensional twist and those pieces became a web sensation.



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  • Typography Inspiration: Calligraphic Masterpieces

    Calligraphy is an ancient skill, whose origin is difficult to date. It spans across a wide range of cultures and continents, and can be seen to this day all across the globe. Some track calligraphy back to the inception of the Latin alphabet in 600bc, although other notable examples can be seen through history.



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  • That Distant Horizon: A Showcase of Landscape Photography

    With the changing of the seasons, our thoughts tend to drift to the outdoors. Especially after winter’s long visit has kept many locked up inside far away from the reach of the season’s chill. Many of us are absolutely bursting at the seems waiting for the weather to be right, and for spring to breath its life into the landscapes. Through photography we can be granted something of an early exit.



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  • Exceptional Dribbble Invite Shots

    Dribbble is one of the most famous online designers community. It’s an amazing gallery where people can show screenshots of their recent or upcoming works and share high-quality freebies with others. But Dribbble is not only place where you can show off your skills, it is also a source for inspiration, and a place where you can ask for an opinion or help from professionals in the field. Thus, this community can help you to become a more mature designer.



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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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  • 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 found with each page completely filled…



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  • Matthew Hawkins: Toying Around With Paper Engineering Creativity

    When I was with a former employer there were rumors of upcoming layoffs (obviously the rumors ended up being true or I wouldn’t be referring to it as a FORMER employer). The company denied the rumors, which sent employees a message to be nervous. Sure enough, layoffs started. First it was some forced retirements. Then the sales force got hit hard. Naturally, the creative department, which…



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  • Jaw Dropping Vexel Artwork From the Pros

    Vexel art is very similar to vector art in terms of appearance. It typically features sharp-edged lines and areas of flat color, or smooth gradient fills. The word ‘vexel’ was coined from a combination of “vector” and “pixel”. The main difference between vexel art and vector art is that vexel artwork is rasterized. This means that it’s not scalable, so many vexel artists create their vexels at very high resolutions.



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  • Beautifully Made Process Diagrams

    Process Charting (also known as Process Mapping) is one of the oldest, simplest and most valuable techniques for streamlining work. It is used in nearly every level of production.



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