Visual illustrators, in the past, were never ever mentioned in the same breath as traditional or fine artists, and they have consistently came second best in comparison with traditional graphic designers. Times have changed, and the exciting and fresh art of illustration is now firmly recognized as an art, and is gaining constant popularity, especially with young, adventurous and creative artists.
Recent Playstation advertising has been described, by some circles, as being creative, effective and memorable. By others, down right controversial. In the beginning, the advertising for the original Playstation was reasonably conservative, and demonstrated with ease the product they were selling, without trying to shock or mind blow anyone. Nice and simple. With the arrival of the PS2, and perhaps realizing that the vast majority of the PS2 sales were for adults, the advertising took a downward turn into controversy that generally angered their targeted market. The trend has continued to a lesser extent with the PS3, were perhaps Sony took heed from the feedback of the PS2 advertising and toned down there aggressive and controversial style of advertising. After all, it is just a gaming console.
Spending months and months building an effective and useful web application or service is only half the battle that any developer must face. It might be potentially the most powerful and useful app ever created, but will users like it? Will they understand how to use it? And most importantly, will they come back and use it again? These are the three questions developers must ask themselves before they launch any app.
Quite often a films promotion poster does not reflect the quality of the actual film, which is disappointing. But what if the poster was designed differently, with a little bit more artistic and creative license, what would the results be like? How would you feel about the movie? In this post we have taken a look at alternative movie posters from various popular and classic films.
Tracy Lee Stum is considered by Madonnari peers, festival directors and viewers among the finest street painters today, Tracy has participated as an invited featured artist in many festivals and events in the US and internationally. Her paintings have won numerous awards & accolades and she currently holds a Guinness World Record for the largest street painting by an individual, which was set in 2006…
I'm sure every football fan, at least in Europe, has owned a set of Subbuteo at one time or the other. For anyone that does not know, Subbuteo is a hugely popular table football game that involves the flicking of a miniature footballer and eventually scoring a goal. Subbuteo is much more than just a game, I loved it, when I was young.
Below you will find some infamous moments in football recreated with Subbuteo.
Mr Toledano is a photographer of, in his, own words, of “slightly odd things”. Phillip has shot a wide variety of topics from the desolation of the Arctic Circle to devlish video game enthusiasts to a surreal yet thoroughly modern exploration of the American subconscious in his series, Hope and Fear.
Viewing the sunrise from Earth is a beautiful site,but viewing the sunrise from space is an almost moving experience. With the Sun approximately 150 million kilometers away, and with its light taking about eight and half minutes to reach us, it all adds up to a beautiful site.
If you are not already aware of illustrator and graphic designer Frank Chimero, he was born in Long Island, New York and raised in Sprinfield, Missouri, currently teaches design and typography at Missouri State University. Chimero’s fascination with the creative process, curiosity, and visual experience informs all of his work.
Its the turn of musical album covers to get a Lego make-over, you will find album covers from Nirvana, Oasis, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Iron Maiden… and many more. Yep, its official, there really is nothing that can not be created with Lego.
The urban environments, from photographers Alex & Cocco are about far more than bricks and concrete. Architecture comes alive when used as an urban playground, offering a never-ending set of challenging surfaces and spaces to those willing to explore them.
HDR can make the ugliest, run down, industrialized cities seem appealing, and if you take quality HDR photographs of the most beautiful cities in the world thay seem to be captured from a different perspective, you seem to be able to view different elements of a familiar scene that you had never noticed before. Below, you will find 50 Beautiful HDR Images from 50 World Cities. Are any of these your city?
Creating your own personal portfolio website will probably be the most difficult design project you will do. We are our own worst critics, and no matter what, we could have always done something better or changed something. Have a look at these portfolio designs for some inspiration, they range from web design and developers (these, as expected, are pixel perfect), graphic designers (always colorful and bright) and photographers (great use of space).