Inspiration

Creative Construction: A Collection of Crafty Collage Art

May 3rd, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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Creative Construction: A Collection of Crafty Collage Art

For so many of us who work in the realms of the digital, our creative processes can often come up a bit lacking in the physical, hands-on area. Which is why it can often be so inspiring to take a virtual tour of traditional artists' works whose processes are often extremely hands-on....

Design

Turn It Up: Musically Inspired Logo Design

May 2nd, 2012
by Kendra Gaines
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Turn It Up: Musically Inspired Logo Design

Many artists, whether digital or traditional find much inspiration in music. It often serves as a great mind opener for large amounts of creativity and style to be ushered in. Some artists believe music helps them to see shapes and colors, and often offers up feelings and emotions to help them execute their...

Design

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic Oil Barrel Illustration

May 1st, 2012
by Andrei Marius
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic Oil Barrel Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic oil barrel illustration. First, we'll use several rectangles along with some professional pixel perfect vector shape building techniques to create the starting shapes. Next, we'll break some of the starting shapes apart as needed using a bunch...

Inspiration

Art in Fractions: Showcase of Sculpted Miniatures

April 30th, 2012
by Angie Bowen
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Art in Fractions: Showcase of Sculpted Miniatures

There are often times when we look at the world around us seeking inspiration, and that inspiration takes us into grand explorations of larger than life worlds and themes. And then there are some who take their inspiration and go in a different direction. They work on a much smaller scale. One-twelfth to...

Inspiration

Night Moves: A Collection of Night-Life Photography

April 27th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Night Moves: A Collection of Night-Life Photography

Life tends to move by at a pretty fast pace, this is not a secret to most. However, there are a few who have yet to discover that often times, at night, life moves even faster. When photographers turn their lenses towards the majesty that life has to offer for moments to capture,...

Design

Websites of the Deep: A Showcase of Underwater Web Design

April 26th, 2012
by Wes McDowell
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Websites of the Deep: A Showcase of Underwater Web Design

Developing a website can sometimes be a dry process, but that doesn't mean the finished site can't make a splash. As the lead designer at a studio called "The Deep End", it's always interesting to see what others have done with the underwater web design theme, and it turns out...

Design

Products and Packages with Fantastic Typography

April 25th, 2012
by Tara Hornor
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Products and Packages with Fantastic Typography

Sometimes the most appealing products are not those that are priced the most reasonably, but the ones whose packaging goes beyond functionality and crosses over to the artistic. Alberto Alessi said it best when he described his reason for his own aesthetic designs:

Inspiration

An Eye for Detail: Exceptional Makeup Artists

April 24th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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An Eye for Detail: Exceptional Makeup Artists

As we search for inspiration, looking beyond our own fields and into other artistic arenas is quite commonplace, no matter how far from common the expressive works we find in these places may be. Which is the case today. Today we take a look at some work of an exceptional group of makeup...

CMS

A Collection of Beautiful Joomla Templates

April 23rd, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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A Collection of Beautiful Joomla Templates

Originally a fork of Mambo, Joomla has grown into the second most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the web behind WordPress. In January 2012 Joomla was upgraded from 1.7 to version 2.5. It brought a lot of great new features such as notifications for easier updates, multi database...

Inspiration

Fabulous Phoneography: Gallery of Smartphone Photography

April 20th, 2012
by Kendra Gaines
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Fabulous Phoneography: Gallery of Smartphone Photography

What makes a great photograph? Many believe it's not just the subject of your picture, but even the composition and the style in which you decide to take your picture. Photography, like many arts, is fairly objective--you may find a picture that you love that your best friend absolutely hates. One certain thing about...

Apps

Design on the Go: Designer Apps for Android

April 19th, 2012
by Amelia Hunter
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Design on the Go: Designer Apps for Android

As smartphones have advanced, and the display and photo capture technologies have improved, many have desired the ability to design and to edit images on their mobile phones. In fact, today hundreds of design applications exist on Google Play (previously known as Android Market). So in order to help you sift through...

Interviews

Massimo And Lella Vignelli: Designs That Will Outlive Mankind

April 18th, 2012
by Speider Schneider
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Massimo And Lella Vignelli: Designs That Will Outlive Mankind

There are two major things that had to be overcome in writing this spotlight on Massimo and Lella Vingnelli: One was how approach the subjects in a different way as they've had so much written about them? Two, as with writing about other designers who are still living, one runs the...