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Gratisography: Fresh Service for Free Photos

November 21st, 2013
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Gratisography: Fresh Service for Free Photos

Ryan McGuire of Bells Design is a designer with a delightful sense of humor. Soaked with mirth he seemingly started out on mission awesomeness. Besides running his design firm Bells Design, Ryan spent the last three weeks of his time building his new project labeled Gratisography. Similar to what the guys at Unsplash do, Ryan curates free photos licensed under Creative Commons Zero. Gratisography...

Inspiration

Steady On The Legs: Footwear Ads Often Put Other Ads to Shame

November 12th, 2013
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Advertising is a difficult industry, full of high pressure competition to capture an audience and appeal to them more than another brand. It seems, too, that within the world of advertising, every field has had moments of genius when a brilliant ad idea was executed just right and created a buzz that turned even the heads of staunch supporters of the competition. What is...

Inspiration

Banksy in New York: Controversy, Adversity, and Exposure

November 4th, 2013
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As all of the art world knows by now, Banksy, the elusive street artist from the UK has spent the entire month of October in New York. He left 27 works of art in various locations of New York, plus a landscape oil painting “vandalized”, an unpublished op-ed for The New York Times, and two videos plus a free t-shirt graphic for fans on...

Essentials

October 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

November 3rd, 2013
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October 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

A few months ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Since then they kept promise and regularly released new images. Quality varies though. That’s why we decided to help separate the wheat from the chaff by publishing only the 10 best images released in October 2013. We do not necessarily choose those photos with the highest level of photographic artistry, but our...

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Best of GIMP: 40 Professional Tutorials to Level Up your Skills

October 8th, 2013
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Best of GIMP: 40 Professional Tutorials to Level Up your Skills

The Gimp is where you go, if you don’t go for Photoshop. There is no other free alternative with such a grand feature-set. There is only little that can’t be done using Gimp. The large community behind the project works on getting this little even smaller. Did you know that there are really great tutorials out there, not only to help you get started?...

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Street Creativity: The Art of Japanese Manhole Covers

October 4th, 2013
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Of all the complaints you’ll hear from creatives about disrespectful clients, on all of the websites dedicated to crazy, and rude clients, you’ll never see the name of a Japanese creative, complaining about a client. Why is that? Perhaps because in a country that values creativity, that entitles creatives as “living treasures,” clients don’t try to talk jobs worth thousands, down to $50, or...

Essentials

September 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

October 1st, 2013
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September 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

A few months ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Since then they kept promise and regularly released new images. Quality varies though. That’s why we decided to help separate the wheat from the chaff by publishing only the 10 best images released in September 2013. Have fun and do whatever you want with these gorgeous photos… Reminder: Unsplash.com is a timeline-oriented image project,...

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There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

September 23rd, 2013
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There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

It seems that website builders are on the rise lately. These sites boast the capability of helping anyone create a professional website, with no technical experience at all. While not all website builders are all that they claim to be, many do provide everything needed for even those with a blind design eye to end up with a fairly nice-looking website. Some of the...

Inspiration

Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

August 27th, 2013
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Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

Vintage and retro effects, those that make images look dated, are common and beloved, while at the same time simple to create. It only takes a few steps in Adobe Photoshop to design that cool retro poster or that auld frame around the latest photo or to let that all too clean graphic age a few decades. The examples we dug up today will...

Design

Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

August 23rd, 2013
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Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

What kid doesn’t lust after his or her own set of wheels? From an early age, kids want to get in the car and go – and for little girls, the ever-so-wonderful pink plastic Barbie car can provide hours of cul-de-sac circling and sidewalk cruising. The funny thing about children’s cars is that kids don’t realize how far from the real deal a plastic...