Inspiration

  • 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. These creative constructions possess more than just mere physical presence, they possess the energy of all the pieces that brought them together. Collage is one of those artforms.



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  • Turn It Up: Musically Inspired Logo Design

    Many artists, whether digital or traditional find much inspiration in music. It often serves as a great mind opener for large amounts of creativity and style to be ushered in. Some artists believe music helps them to see shapes and colors, and often offers up feelings and emotions to help them execute their work more proficiently. Which is why it’s best to try to listen to music that you know will get your mind going.



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  • Art in Fractions: Showcase of Sculpted Miniatures

    There are often times when we look at the world around us seeking inspiration, and that inspiration takes us into grand explorations of larger than life worlds and themes. And then there are some who take their inspiration and go in a different direction. They work on a much smaller scale. One-twelfth to be somewhat precise.



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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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  • Websites of the Deep: A Showcase of Underwater Web Design

    Developing a website can sometimes be a dry process, but that doesn’t mean the finished site can’t make a splash. As the lead designer at a studio called “The Deep End”, it’s always interesting to see what others have done with the underwater web design theme, and it turns out there are quite a few sites out there. Pay close attention to the different styles that are utilized, as there are many different ways to bring the allure of the sea to the web.



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  • Products and Packages with Fantastic Typography

    Sometimes the most appealing products are not those that are priced the most reasonably, but the ones whose packaging goes beyond functionality and crosses over to the artistic. Alberto Alessi said it best when he described his reason for his own aesthetic designs:



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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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  • Fabulous Phoneography: Gallery of Smartphone Photography

    What makes a great photograph? Many believe it’s not just the subject of your picture, but even the composition and the style in which you decide to take your picture. Photography, like many arts, is fairly objective–you may find a picture that you love that your best friend absolutely hates. One certain thing about photography, however, is that the technologies and the styling trends are forever changing.



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  • Massimo And Lella Vignelli: Designs That Will Outlive Mankind

    There are two major things that had to be overcome in writing this spotlight on Massimo and Lella Vingnelli: One was how approach the subjects in a different way as they’ve had so much written about them? Two, as with writing about other designers who are still living, one runs the risk of being told by them that the article is wrong or even worse, moronic. Admittedly, I’m more concerned about the first as the second is nothing new to my writing career.



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  • The Painted Egg: Decorative and Imaginative Easter Eggs

    With Easter having just passed, we thought we’d look to one of the holiday’s most common motifs, the painted egg! There are many different ways to decorate and make something special from your standard, boring egg. You can use either natural dyes or liquid food colors to make them almost any color you want. Not to mention all of the various artistic materials and ways that you can employ to make your Easter eggs really shine.



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