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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 He left 27 works of art in various locations of New York, plus a landscape oil painting “vandalized”, an unpublished op-ed for The New York Times, and two videos plus a free t-shirt graphic for fans on...

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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...

Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

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...

Inspiration

40 Extraordinary Package Designs For Your Inspiration

August 21st, 2013
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40 Extraordinary Package Designs For Your Inspiration

Good package design does a great job. It urges customers to buy, it informs, sports a unique look and gives the product a memorable, at least recognizable face. What we are going to show you today are prototypes. Most of these didn’t yet make into your favorite shopping mall, but might do so any day soon. What do you think of these avantgarde designs?...

Inspiration

Steampunk in 3D Design: 40 Fascinating Time Travels

July 15th, 2013
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Steampunk in 3D Design: 40 Fascinating Time Travels

Today we have true inspiration for 3D designers, or any designer even. We collected 40 Steampunk designs to send your mind on a time travel back to your childhood, when you were dreaming of becoming Han Solo, Darth Vader or – who knows – Chewbacca. Dreams can get hairy, can’t they? The following collection shows how much fantasy can be contained in one single...

Inspiration

To Eat With Your Eyes: 40+ Delicious Food Typography Designs

May 23rd, 2013
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To Eat With Your Eyes: 40+ Delicious Food Typography Designs

Delicatessen and fabulous fonts are two sources of inspiration for me, and when they are combined, even better! In fact, it's really very clever to create beautiful typographical designs with food. Designers then have the chance to trigger cravings with the food, which viewers then associate with the typography. Of course, most food typography is purely for artistic...

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Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

May 16th, 2013
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Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

Children of the Seventies and the Eighties are likely to be particularly interested in what we want to show you today. French artist Benoit Jammes found a bunch of audio cassettes in his basement, yet did no longer own the appropriate player hardware. So he went ahead and sculptured the former sound sources to something more...