Inspiration

  • 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 color palettes from these rich moments of summertime.



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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, to the least physical ones like golf. But art and sports are not mutually exclusive. Far from it, in fact. Just look at skateboarding.



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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 in the cart. And when you are depending on the attractive outer shell, artistic package designs



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  • The Art of Nature: Showcase of Floral Photography

    Floral photography is a popular area of this artform, not only because of the vibrant and beautiful colors that you can often find there, but also because of the inspiring nature of, well nature. This creative capturing of life brings so many themes to mind, from the delicate nature of life itself to the stages of personal growth, and so much more. Which is why so many turn to this area of photography when they are seeking inspiration.



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  • Dream Catchers: Showcase of Ethereal Photography

    Photographers are powerful artists, whose manipulations of the images they capture, if not just the images themselves, can be so breathtaking and dream-like, that they almost exist in another world. Images that feel like amazing moments stolen from someone’s slumber, rather than were taken in the same reality that we all inhabit. This kind of ethereal photography is what we are here to showcase today.



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  • Tales From the Darkside: Dark and Surreal Photo Manipulations

    Darker, surreal themes can often lead to some really interesting photo manipulations, as stylistically artist’s can stray into genres such as gothic, horror, the macabre and violence. Not the most pleasant themes for sure, but they can result in some very emotive, engaging pieces of art.



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  • With Can in Hand: Collection of Free-Hand Graffiti Art

    Graffiti art can be found all around us on the streets, on canvases, and walls the world over. At one time, this often breathtaking means of artistic expression was written off as vandalism and never seen as true art. Luckily for so many, the stigma surrounding free-hand graffiti art has begun to fade in light of the remarkable talent that is possessed within the pieces.



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  • Splashes of Color: Effective Uses of Minimal Coloring in Web Design

    Color is one of the most powerful elements that designers have for setting the mood and tone of a project. Even the imagery used can be given different connotations by the colors laid over the top of it. Designers do love playing with this element to ensure the most effective conveyance of their intended message. One route that some opt for is to use color in a very minimal way, and still they are able to do so in a way where that the impact is still felt.



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  • Origami, The Art of Designing and Manufacturing Masterpieces

    Nowadays there are so many forms of art, where it is really hard to distinguish real artistic value from kitsch. But when comes to a form of Japanese artistic expression, Origami, which is hundreds of years old we can be sure there’s no room for bad taste.



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  • Through the Lens: Emotive Portraits Revealing Cameras’ Souls

    Plenty of people underestimate the power and significance of a camera, writing it off as a nothing but a small hand-held tool. However, this sleek device not only captures high-quality photos of everyday moments, but it also expands the boundaries of the art.



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