Jul 02 2012

Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

The film titles, the American graphic designer, Saul Bass designed between 1954 and 1995 not only helped bring graphic design to the attention of Hollywood, and to the forefront of the sixties art movements, but revolutionized the way we watch films. From being regarded as an annoying legality – the only way to give credit to the hundreds of people that worked on the set – his minimalistic, conceptual sequences helped film titles become an integral part of the story and…

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Jun 29 2012

A Collection of Incredibly Simple and Sleek Logo Designs

Logo design is a broad medium, full of diverse styles, genres and talents. With advancements in software many logo designs have become increasingly complex, utilizing wide color spectrums, complex gradients and intricate illustrations.

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Jun 28 2012

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Printer Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed printer illustration. We’ll start with two simple rectangles and some basic vector shape building techniques. Once we have our starting shapes we’ll continue with some Pathfinder options, a bunch of complex linear gradients and some simple effects. For the highlights we’ll use some simple blending techniques along with some new effects and pixel perfect vector shape building techniques.

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Jun 27 2012

Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

When it comes to content management systems and/or blogging platforms, we know that WordPress leads the race by a mile. Hardly any other CMS comes close to WordPress in terms of popularity and ease of usage. Yet, it is always useful to know your way around an extra CMS or two. Therefore, in this article, we shall take a look at some of the ‘other’ blogging platforms, apart from WP itself.

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Jun 26 2012

Architectural Artistry: Showcase of Architectural Photography

With so many architectural marvels all around us, photographers often turn their lenses towards these structural models, and the results are often as wondrous as the architectural artistry they are capturing. So much tone and mood can be given to these lifeless constructs through the photographers’ skillful compositions or knowledgeable enhancements. Which is what we are showcasing today.

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Jun 25 2012

Exclusive Vector Freebie: Soda Red Mac OS Icons

Fresh on the heels of our last exclusive free icon set, we have another fantastic pack of icons for our readers. This time around, we were contacted by the talented crew over at TrySoda with an offer to release this brand new set of high quality Mac OS icons to our readers. These vector freebies were created with the midday summer heat in mind being beaten back by a refreshing cold soda in hand, and are modeled red after the TrySoda brand.

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Jun 22 2012

Showcase of Wonderful Responsive WordPress Themes

These days, there are more WordPress themes available than you could even hope to count. However, not all WordPress themes are created equally. Aside from having a quality design and being bug-free, the biggest issue facing web designers is the growing number of mobile and tablet users. That’s where responsive WordPress themes come in.

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Jun 21 2012

Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

Web design has roots in numerous other artistic fields, one of which that blogging not only honors, but often mimics in design and use alike is scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooks capture moments with more artistic accompaniment than photos, collaging various elements together to present a story; blogs capture moments in digital format, usually using images and other elements with the text to complete a story.

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Jun 20 2012

Stunning Digital Space Art

Man’s obsession with space goes back before records began, and the great unknown of the universe continues to inspire and baffle us today. Space offers artists a huge amount of inspiration to draw from, and space themed art often crosses over genres such as sci-fi, landscapes and fantasy.

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Jun 19 2012

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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