Design, CG Graphics & Inspiration

Art Deco Design Inspiration: Part 1

Art Deco Design Inspiration: Part 1

Previously, we had a post which covered the theme of art deco and today we are going to continue this topic with the selection of inspirational art deco posters and illustrations. For those, who are not acquainted with this style – art deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and spread all over the world throughout the 1930s. This unusual style imbibed influences from many different directions of the early twentieth century, including neoclassical, constructivism, cubism, modernism and futurism and also got some inspiration from ancient Egyptian and Aztec forms. So, look through the collection that we present to your attention to see the examples of this artistic style.

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Batman Universe Artworks

Batman Universe Artworks

Batman is a fictional character, an alternate version of DC Comics superhero of thesame name, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. This Batman was created by Frank Miller and first appeared in The Dark Knight Returns #1 (February 1986). On the basis of Batman universe, there were created a lot of different comics, animated cartoons and films. The most famous films were created by Christopher Nolan. It is the great trilogy which started with Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008) and continued with The Dark Knight Rises, which was firstly released in New York City on July 16, 2012. In today’s’ post we have gathered the best fan art dedicated to the Batman universe. Hope you will enjoy it!

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Showcase of Creative Typography

Showcase of Creative Typography

We think that a lot of our readers are already acquainted with the magical things that can be achieved in design with the help of typography. It’s possible to create many different effects which will suit and complete the style and the vision of the design you are working on. To your attention we present a collection of Creative Typography Designs to bring some inspiration and new ideas.

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40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Are you a professional or a beginner in Adobe Illustrator? Well, never mind! To make progress at least in something you should read, learn and practice, practice and again practice. And if you are ready to start learning new techniques, you’ll need some fresh tutorial to keep to. To help you with that we’ve gathered here a list of step-by-step tutorials that might come of a great interest to you, in case if you’re searching for new methods of enhancing your personal skills and to make your work with this program more efficient and easy.

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Film Illustrations by Rhys James

Film Illustrations by Rhys James

Rhys James is an Australian based illustrator and artist. In today’s post we would like to acquaint you with his amazing artworks. As it is said on his personal blog, his works has been featured in print, and on the web, inked on peoples arms, and on stuff like skateboard decks and guitar cases. Look through the collection below and enjoy the mastery of this skilful and creative artist!

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A Showcase of Art Deco Design Inspiration

A Showcase of Art Deco Design Inspiration

Mathematics, modernity and glamour; the art deco movement began in Paris during the 1920s and changed the design-world forever. Drawing on diverse influences such as neoclassical, constructivism, cubism, modernism and futurism, art deco continued to expand its influence during the 1930s, dominating all areas of design, architecture, accessories and interiors. It also left a lasting mark on the world of art, film and fashion. The linear symmetry of art deco couldn’t be further from the flowing lines, curves and romanticism of its predecessor, art nouveau. Instead of florid detail and opulent swirls, art deco offered a complete diversion, with more in common with minimalist movements such as Bauhaus, both schools sharing an obsession with strong colour, restraint and the beauty of the machine. During the late 1930s and early 1940s art deco saw a decline in popularity, only to see a resurgence of interest in the 1960s, influencing later styles such as Memphis and pop art. Here we take a brief look designs that have been influenced by art deco, and the elements of the movement that exist around us today.

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A Showcase of Grunge in logo design

A Showcase of Grunge in logo design

Back in the early 1990s something happened that changed the way we see what’s cool forever. And that something was grunge. Whether you lay the honour at the feet of Kurt Cobain or believe Mark Arm, the vocalist of Mudhoney (who is believed to be the first to use the term), was the man responsible for the revolution, the significance of grunge cannot be over-estimated. From riot grrrls dressed in babydoll dresses and Doc Martins to long-haired boys in plaid shirts, the Seattle look took over United States, starting with Seattle. And the movement spread. Post Nevermind, grunge went mainstream, and its influence touched every aspect of the creative industries including fashion, film, art and design. Its hold on cool-credentials doesn’t seem to be slipping. Head over to east London today and you’ll see kids in checked shirts wearing converse on skateboards everywhere – the fact some of these ‘kids’ are now in the thirties is a topic for another discussion. Here we take a look at some creative grunge-inspired logo designs; perfect for leftfield brands with edge and a great way to inject some cool into a more corporate organisation.

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  • June 22, 2012,
  • Juleit Pena

WarCraft Universe Epic Artworks (Part 2)

WarCraft Universe Epic Artworks (Part 2)

The legendary universe was born in 1994 – then yet an unknown company Blizzard produced the game of WarCraft, that on the essence was the complete copy of game Dune 2 from Westwood, but in fantasy setting. After a year was launched the continuation of WarCraft II – a legendary game of the middle 90th. In 2002 Blizzard produced WarCraft III – super successful game that uses popularity even in our days, and after 2 years World of WarCraft appeared to the world – first MMORPG from Blizzard, that successfully lived so long and to our days – even people who are not aware of the world videos games certainly heard anything of WOW.

The universe of WarCraft has millions of fans all over the world, many of whom contributed their own particle of the world in their artistic creations. We collected the best in our opinion artworks on the subjects of WarCraft that strike with their epic concept!

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Swiss Style Posters by Mike Joyce

Swiss Style Posters by Mike Joyce

Probably all of you have heard of International Typographic Style, also known as Swiss Style, a well known among designers graphic style which originally comes from Switzerland and was developed in 1950s. This style in design combines cleanliness, readability and what is very important today objectivity.

Today we would like to present to your attention a very inspiring project called Swissted. This project was started by graphic designer Mike Joyce, who is also the owner of Stereotype design, a graphic design studio located in New York city. Many of the examples presented below were redesigned by Mike from vintage punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into International Typographic Style posters. Each design is set in Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk medium, all lowercase. Hope you will enjoy the mastery of this great designer together with the specific features of Swiss Style!

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Showcase of Creative Brochure Print Designs

Showcase of Creative Brochure Print Designs

Printed brochure is an old and classic way of representing different information for attracting people to various products and services. Some of you may say that it’s not actual, not effective as internet or TV advertising, and even bad, as all those trees were cut for nothing. But when it is done in a way that it has its own style, when the colors, typography and different techniques blend into one perfect unity, it looks like a real masterpiece one won’t be able to stop staring at! To your attention we present the Showcase of Creative Brochure Print Designs, you will surely enjoy!

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Stunning Post Apocalypse Artworks

Stunning Post Apocalypse Artworks

There are a lot of different movies picturing the end of the world and how people in future may face a lot of catastrophes, alien invasions, climate changes, resource depletions and diseases and all these scenes are usually displayed in post apocalyptic manner, where everything looks very bleak and lifeless, all covered with darkness and only the rays of light that sneak through the gloom give hope for tomorrow. To your attention we present collection of Stunning Post Apocalypse Artworks, you will certainly find interesting!

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Nike Ads: Super Creative Designs

Nike Ads: Super Creative Designs

Advertising has always been an art of attracting people with the help of visual and sound representation, and make them want to buy different products. In the world of sport brands there are only few names, which present not only products of a high quality, but also know how to sell them to a great amount of people. Nike is a company that has its style, own way of representation and thinking. In this post we have gathered the most creative ads that were created by this company to promote their sportswear and equipment.

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Diablo Universe: 50 Epic Artworks

Diablo Universe: 50 Epic Artworks

As many of you already know, Diablo is a horror-themed action role-playing game developed by Blizzard Northand released by Blizzard Entertainment on December 31, 1996. The sequel of this game – Diablo II was released in 2000. And finally in the year 2008 on June 28, at Blizzard’s World Wide Invitational in Paris was announced the third part, Diablo III and it is expected to come to the world on May 15, 2012. It is a really great date for the fans of this game, and in line with this event we decided to share with you amazing examples of fan artworks. So if you have ever played Diablo, you are a great fan of this game, or just like good and qualitative artworks, you should certainly look through this collection of 50 Epic Artworks! Try and print them out. They will look great in posters and canvas prints!

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Unbelievable Futuristic City Illustrations

Unbelievable Futuristic City Illustrations

Have you ever thought of how would your city look like in the future? To believe the science fiction, it’s going to be something incredible and mind blowing! No one actually knows how our cities will look like in the coming future, but artists and designers create some stunning and wonderful art to show us their lively imagination, great skills and ability to implement their fantasy in very stunning pieces of artwork. For the great fans of SciFi TV shows, movies, and digital art we have compiled a collection of Unbelievable Futuristic City Illustrations. Have a look and enjoy it!

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Minimalist Movie Posters. Part 3

Minimalist Movie Posters. Part 3

Artists and designers usually try to create very attractive and colorful movie posters, so that the audience wouldn’t be able to look away for several seconds or sometimes even minutes. But quite often very loaded posters are not always making that impressive effect and here minimalistic posters’ design comes to the challenge! Minimalism is an art of showing much with little and this approach sometimes gives a lot more impressions. All you need is to use as few shapes as possible and make sure you apply some symbolic details, because the last one can make a really strong effect. To give you some ideas, we’ve gathered a nice collection of Minimalist Movie Posters.

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Collection of Amazing High-Detailed Pixelart

Collection of Amazing High-Detailed Pixelart

Some time ago we have posted a roundup 70+ Amazing High-Detailed Pixelart From Rod Hunt and eBoy Arts Inc. and in this post we want to share with you some new inspiring examples of Amazing High-Detailed Pixelart. In this collection we present to your attention the most colorful and interesting examples of this kind of digital art. To view the pictures in full size, simply click on them. Enjoy it and share your opinion in comments!

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