Inspiration

Inspiration

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...

Interviews

Matthew Hawkins: Toying Around With Paper Engineering Creativity

March 23rd, 2012
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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...

Inspiration

Jaw Dropping Vexel Artwork From the Pros

March 22nd, 2012
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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....

Design

Beautifully Made Process Diagrams

March 21st, 2012
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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.

Inspiration

Beauty of Urban Decay and Destruction Photography Collection

March 19th, 2012
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Beauty of Urban Decay and Destruction Photography Collection

One truth for many seekers of inspiration is that beauty can sometimes be found in the wake of ruin. This is why so many photographers partake in urban exploration to fill their portfolios. Because in the destruction wrought from age, nature, and the devastating hands of war, photographers find some of their...

Inspiration

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...

Design

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

March 14th, 2012
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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic MacBook Pro from scratch. First, you will learn how to use the grid and the snap to grid for an easier workflow. We’ll start with some simple vector shapes and several warp techniques along with a bunch of...

Inspiration

Beyond the Building Blocks: Collection of Architectural Photography

March 13th, 2012
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Beyond the Building Blocks: Collection of Architectural Photography

Our lives are passively impacted architecturally on a daily basis. To the point where we are virtually desensitized and often do not even take notice of these magnificent architectural structures. We drift in and out of these buildings, pass by them as we move to our destinations, and yet the buildings seem...

Design

Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

March 12th, 2012
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Web Throwback: Showcase of Vintage and Retro Web Design

Given the popularity of vintage and retro styles among the web design community, we thought we would take an opportunity and shine a spotlight on some of those styles applied to websites. With so many flawless examples of vintage and retro web design floating around the internet it was a bit...

Inspiration

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...