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...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Extending the Web: Useful Google Chrome Extensions

April 17th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
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Extending the Web: Useful Google Chrome Extensions

At the end of 2011 Chrome surpassed Firefox as the second most popular browser in the world. One of the reasons it has grown in popularity could be because of its expansive Chrome Web Store. The store has thousands of applications that help extend the functionality...

Design

The Painted Egg: Decorative and Imaginative Easter Eggs

April 16th, 2012
by Nataly Birch
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The Painted Egg: Decorative and Imaginative Easter Eggs

With Easter having just passed, we thought we'd look to one of the holiday's most common motifs, the painted egg! There are many different ways to decorate and make something special from your standard, boring egg. You can use either natural dyes or liquid food colors to make them almost any color...

Design

Television Typography: Showcase of Memorable TV Show Logos

April 13th, 2012
by Cecilia Razak
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Television Typography: Showcase of Memorable TV Show Logos

TV show logos have become an art. They create recognizable brands that become an important part of a show’s off-air life and legacy. The eclipsing O of "Heroes", the periodic elements of "Breaking Bad", the film-negative "X-files", these title pieces have become instantly recognizable, and help make their shows familiar across many...

Inspiration

Through the Mist: Showcase of Foggy Photography

April 12th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Through the Mist: Showcase of Foggy Photography

There are so many photographers who set out to capture not just emotive imagery in their photographs, but hauntingly so. One way that many choose to bring this haunting element into their work is through their choice of subject. Few natural elements can add this tone to photos as well as fog. Easily...

Inspiration

Typographical Infographics That’ll Make You Go “Wow!”

April 11th, 2012
by Emily Williams
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Typographical Infographics That’ll Make You Go “Wow!”

Words are a really powerful tool to express what you think, but an even more powerful weapon to visualize your main thoughts and concept are graphics. To be more specific a rich combination of beautiful typographical signs, letters and symbols. By using different fonts, sizes and styles it's possible to create stunning typographical...

Design

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

April 10th, 2012
by Andrei Marius
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create your very own simple vector map illustration. First, we'll build the starting shapes using pixel perfect alignment, some basic vector shape building techniques along with a bunch of warp effects. Then we will put on the finishing touches. We...

Inspiration

From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

April 9th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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From the Unconscious Mind: Gallery of Surrealistic Digital Art

When most people think of surrealism, they merely think of the bizarre. They think of artwork that somewhat blends the real with the abstract. They do not take into account the movement which sought to unleash the full creative potential of the unconscious mind. This injects a much deeper meaning in...

Essentials

Decorate Your Desktop: Fresh Dual Screen Wallpapers

April 6th, 2012
by Nousheen Aquil
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Decorate Your Desktop: Fresh Dual Screen Wallpapers

Finding high quality wallpapers for the dual screen monitor setups is not always the easiest of tasks. Wallpapers are a stylish and simple way to brighten your desktop and decorate them with some colorful and vivid images. In this round up, we are presenting a fresh collection of dual screen wallpapers so that...

CMS

A Showcase of Amazing Drupal Themes

April 5th, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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A Showcase of Amazing Drupal Themes

Since its inception, Drupal has had the (rather infamous) reputation of being the developer's CMS. Designing a website using Drupal meant hard-coding every aspect of the appearance of your website. However, over time, and with the advent of Drupal 7, the picture has changed. Drupal too, like WordPress, now boasts of several new and...

Design

Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

April 4th, 2012
by Speider Schneider
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Turning 2D Into 3D: Seeing The New Angle

If you haven’t seen the viral pictures of English artist Julian Beever’s work, then you aren’t on the web enough. Mr. Beever started as a street artist who figured out how to make his pastel chalk drawings on hard sidewalks turn into three-dimensional scenes that amazed and delighted passersby. Beever started out...