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  • Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

    What do I care for the symbolism of it all? What do I care if the castle’s heart is sound or not? I don’t want to be sound anyway! Anybody can be sound if they’re always doing what they’re told. I want to live! Can’t you see? Oh, can’t you see? I want to be myself, and become what I make myself, a person, a real live person and not a symbol anymore. (from Gormenghast.)



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  • Let It Flow – 26 Awesome Examples of Responsive Web Design

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    Responsive web design is undoubtedly a rapidly growing trend right now, the increasing tablet and mobile device usage has definitely been an ingredient in the success of web responsiveness. It would not be surprising to see the majority of popular websites adapt responsive web designs in the near future. Responsive websites not only enhance the user experience when viewed on tablets or mobiles, but it is mind-blowingly cool to see designs adapt to the size of a browser window as you resize it. I’ve compiled some of the best examples of responsive web design for inspiration. Check them out below and let us know your opinions.



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  • Girls, Birds, Butterflies: More Awesome Vexel Artworks

    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. Instead of using vector lines, shapes and polygons, vexels are created using a raster programs support for transparent layers. Each layer is given a solid shape, or shape with a gradient fill, and the layer order and structure creates the illusion of a single composition. We have featured this technique quite a few times before, but simply cannot get enough of it. So, here is another serving…



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  • 40 Must-See Portfolio-Websites Of Photographers, Illustrators and Photoshop-Artists

    Portfolios can be a great way to prove how multifaceted an artist is. But this is only true while it is true for the artist and for the website. You might be a superb photographer, but if your website is not representing these skills you might have a hard time acquiring clients this way. Today we show you portfolios of artists who understood the necessity to show their skills in a skilled way. Get inspired and learn from these best practices.



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  • 50 Beautiful Blog Designs From All Over The World

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    Blogs have become one of the primary sources for daily updated information around the web. This has developed to such an extent that major newspapers and magazines, which are the primary sources of public information, have all upgraded they websites to blogging systems. Blogs are a very convenient way of offering fresh information due to the fact that they are extremely flexible and updating the content is fairly easy. Besides content, which is and always has been king, blogs need to attract their readers through looks. A good-looking website with great information is way more comfortable to read than a uglily user-unfriendly one with the same quality of information. To reflect that fact and to give you a good idea of what your creativity should come up with, we decided to inspire you with the following collection. Below there are 50 beautiful examples of inspiring blog designs.



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  • Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

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    Business cards are a quite popular topic and, depending on your method of acquisition, a decidedly important one. The web is full of examples in a wide variety of layouts. Today there’s no shortage of creative business card designs to buy ready-made or get tailored by a designer. Therefore the bigger problem is, how to avoid getting a card design that is nothing special.



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  • How to Create a Great Timeline Cover Photo for Your Brand

    Facebook’s latest enhancements for both individuals and brands have changed the way to interact on the network. Besides lots of remarkable features like Timeline for brands, they also introduced Cover Photo, which is the first image a user sees after reaching the page. Cover Photo is the place where, for many, creativity begins. It is kind of a visual status update, which determines the voice and theme of the brand’s page. It is perfect to use this area for announcing new upcomings. You should of course update it frequently to retain the freshness and appeal for your fans. The following article will share some rules for the road to your success…



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  • Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

    It has been a while since we compiled a mixed bag of art inspiration for our readers, that spans multiple areas and explores numerous themes. So we thought it was about time to re-deliver on that plan and set all of our readers up for the weekend ahead. Which brings us to the fantastic array of artistic pieces that we have assembled for you below.



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  • Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

    Big is the new trend around the web because nearly everyone wants it. It is imperative that one stays up on trends as a web designer. Never do you want to put yourself in jeopardy of offering someone (or yourself) a web design that is boring and outdated. It seems that almost every year or even every six months, there are new trends springing up across the web. For many the route now is go big or go home.



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  • Incredibly Photorealistic 3D Characters

    Making a realistic and lifelike human character is one of the hardest tasks in 3D graphics. For a long time it was known as the “Holy Grail” among 3D artists in the community. The reason why this skill is so desired, is the possibilities it gives you in the movie or advertising industries. Imagine you could create fully artificial digital actors and make the audience believe they are real. So real that there would be no questioning it…



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