Inspiration

Origami, The Art of Designing and Manufacturing Masterpieces

May 31st, 2012
by Alex Ionescu
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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.

Inspiration

Through the Lens: Emotive Portraits Revealing Cameras’ Souls

May 30th, 2012
by Nataly Birch
5
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.

Essentials

Just My Type: Super Clean, High-Quality & Free Fonts

May 29th, 2012
by Kendra Gaines
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Just My Type: Super Clean, High-Quality & Free Fonts

Whatever type of designer you are, you want to be able to offer potential clients a nice variety of styles. In this current day, many designers and clients are looking for really clean, minimalistic design work. One of the main ways one can execute a very clean look is via your...

Inspiration

Beauty Reflected: Collection of Reflection in Photography

May 28th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Beauty Reflected: Collection of Reflection in Photography

There are many techniques that photographers use to enhance their pictures, though some focus on allowing their composition to bring most of the 'wow' factor to the works. With the aid of a variety of reflective surfaces, these talented photographers expand their pics, adding another layer to each piece. A layer that can...

Business Online

Building an Online Web Design Portfolio: Tools, Themes, and Templates

May 25th, 2012
by Diana Kole
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Building an Online Web Design Portfolio: Tools, Themes, and Templates

There many benefits to having an online web design portfolio, but there is something more than beneficial to displaying web design work online, in the arena in which it was intended; it just feels at home. Optimized and ready to show off its full potential. A high-quality portfolio can leverage...

Design

Scratching the Surface: A Showcase of Scratchboard Illustration

May 24th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
5
Scratching the Surface: A Showcase of Scratchboard Illustration

There are some illustrators who take their talents a little bit deeper, while still scratching the surface. Bad pun aside, scratchboard illustration is an amazing artform, one that we our turning our inspirational spotlight on for this new post. By scratching their works from these special surfaces, and at times combining them...

Inspiration

Taste in Design: Collection of Inspired Cake Designs

May 23rd, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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Taste in Design: Collection of Inspired Cake Designs

As we celebrate various life events, one tasty, sweet centerpiece that often makes an appearance is a cake. Over the years, cake designers have really taken their art to decadent and daring new heights. The artistic approaches to cake design have wrought some spectacular examples that not only spark your imagination, but...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Collection of the Coolest Uses of the Google Maps API

May 22nd, 2012
by Nathan Francis
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Collection of the Coolest Uses of the Google Maps API

Without a doubt Google Maps has opened new windows to our world and enabled us to look at ourselves a little differently. The ingenuity of 3rd party developers using the Google Maps API has created a dazzling array of apps and tools that range from the brilliant to the bizarre....

Design

Selling Art: Creative and Artistic Advertisements

May 21st, 2012
by Kendra Gaines
5
Selling Art: Creative and Artistic Advertisements

We live in a world, in a society, where it's almost impossible to go a day or a couple of hours or even a few of minutes without trying to be sold something. Sometimes an opportunity to purchase can present itself subtly; perhaps a friend has a product you like or perhaps you drove...

Design

Websites With Seamless Social Media Integration

May 18th, 2012
by Wes McDowell
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Websites With Seamless Social Media Integration

Well, its official: social media is here to stay. While it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing social landscape, a basic understanding and implementation of the different platforms available can get big results. Companies of all sizes are taking advantage of the free publicity and word-of-mouth that social media can offer...

Inspiration

Analog Art: A Showcase of Fabulous Pencil Drawings

May 17th, 2012
by Angie Bowen
5
Analog Art: A Showcase of Fabulous Pencil Drawings

For most of us, one of the first tools we use for drawing pictures (beyond the crayons and finger paint of our early days) is a pencil. Be it a lead based or colored pencil, these analog artist tools are still a big staple among artists and designers alike. As designers many...

IMHO

The Mobile Web: CSS Image Replacement for Retina Display Devices

May 16th, 2012
by Stephanie Walter
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The Mobile Web: CSS Image Replacement for Retina Display Devices

I see more and more devices that have a pixel ratio bigger than 1.5, even 2. My Galaxy Nexus for example has a pixel ratio of 2 and so do the latest versions of the iPhone and iPad. Retina display seems to be the next evolution and next challenge for...