Design, CG Graphics & Inspiration

Minimalist Movie Posters. Part 2

Minimalist Movie Posters. Part 2

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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27 Interesting and Funny Infographics

27 Interesting and Funny Infographics

It’s hard to imagine our life without it, you woke up in the morning, turn on the TV, go to your computer to google something, buy yourself a newspaper or read it online, when you leave your home there are also a huge masses of information flowing around you. One of the ways of learning about some statistics is looking through infographics, because they have several advantages – they are creative, pretty informative, nice to look at and sometimes even funny. In this post we collected the freshest infographics for you to enjoy!

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Minimalist Movie Posters. Part 1

Minimalist Movie Posters. Part 1

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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Funny Neon and Pictogram Movie Posters

Funny Neon and Pictogram Movie Posters

Some time ago we posted a roundup of Impressive Vector Movie Posters, where we collected some best examples of vector pictures created to attract everyone’s attention and to impress the audience with its unusual movies’ interpretation. And in today’s post we would like to present to your attention not less creative and eye-catching way of attracting people, it is a handpicked collection of Funny Neon and Pictogram Movie Posters.

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Studio Ghibli Animated Films: Awesome Fan Artworks. Part 2

Studio Ghibli Animated Films: Awesome Fan Artworks. Part 2

Which of you haven’t watched animated films created by the well-known Japanese manga artist, film director and animator of many popular anime feature films Hayao Miyazaki? Miyazaki has gained general acceptance as a maker of animated feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. If you are still not acquainted with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and with his other amazing works, then you should certainly watch them! And if you think that watching anime is for kids only, you are mistaken, because Miyazaki’s films are the embodiment of kindness, love, friendship, courage and self-sacrifice, and when watching them even the grownups find these films very instructive and touching. To inspire you we’ve collected some great artworks at deviantART made by the fans of these animated films. So dive deep into the wonderful and colorful world of anime together with us!

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Studio Ghibli Animated Films: Awesome Fan Artworks

Studio Ghibli Animated Films: Awesome Fan Artworks

Which of you haven’t watched animated films created by the well-known Japanese manga artist, film director and animator of many popular anime feature films Hayao Miyazaki? Miyazaki has gained general acceptance as a maker of animated feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. If you are still not acquainted with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and with his other amazing works, then you should certainly watch them! And if you think that watching anime is for kids only, you are mistaken, because Miyazaki’s films are the embodiment of kindness, love, friendship, courage and self-sacrifice, and when watching them even the grownups find these films very instructive and touching. To inspire you we’ve collected some great artworks at deviantART made by the fans of these animated films. So dive deep into the wonderful and colorful world of anime together with us!

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40 New and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

40 New and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

Icons are one of the most important features of any web related project and good icons are like a real godsend for web designers. Every designer knows that icons can do a lot when it’s needed to make a design look complete. Previously, we’ve shared with our readers some good collections of free icons and now it’s the time to provide you with some new sets you might find useful and even to add some of them to your collection. So, today we present 40 New and Free Icon Sets.

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  • January 20, 2012,
  • AndrewG

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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  • January 15, 2012,
  • AndrewG

Impressive Vector Movie Posters

Impressive Vector Movie Posters

The main purpose of film posters is to attract everyone’s attention and to impress the audience with its unusual interpretation. As every artist has his individual way of bringing the ideas into the material world by using some special techniques, each artist showcased here has his own unique vector style. Though it’s impossible to embody the plot of the film in one single poster, still people who make them are real magicians, because one needs to have great skills to make stunning and impressive artworks. We would like to share some movie inspired posters made by very talented and creative artists with the help of vectors.

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  • November 28, 2011,
  • AndrewG

StarCraft Universe: 100+ Awesome Fan Artworks

StarCraft Universe: 100+ Awesome Fan Artworks

StarCraft is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Starcraft has not that long, but very successful history. The first game of its series was released in March, 31, 1998 and was one of the best selling games for the PC, sold out with more than 11 million copies worldwide. Then it continued with the expansion pack StarCraft: Brood War and two authorized add-ons. The game’s sequel, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, was released in July 2010, with a further expansion pack, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, expected in 2012. With millions of fans all over the world, this space strategy game will be played over and over again.

That was a little prehistory, and now let’s move to the people who really love this game and create an amazing masterpieces expressing their artistic skills. Since I am a huge fan of this game, I decided to showcase some of my favorite pieces of StarCraft fan art for all of you to enjoy a really awesome works created by enthusiasts and the real artists. Most of these artworks were found on the Deviant Art. All of them are worth looking through, so check the collection up to the end and tell us your opinion in the comments.

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Collection of Finest Typography Designs

Collection of Finest Typography Designs

Typography is something that makes even unremarkable design look special. Through the years, it has been used by many designers in different ways for achieving the desired effect in design. A really creative person can find a lot of ways of using typography, for example, it can be used in typography pictures, book and magazine covers, web designs, logos, posters etc. All you need is to apply all your imagination and skills and you’ll get an amazing effect that will certainly impact on the whole project you’re working on. To awake your interest we’ve gathered a collection of finest typography designs.

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Tolkien’s Middle-Earth Fan Art

Tolkien’s Middle-Earth Fan Art

Following the tradition in today’s post we would like to come up with an amazing selection of fan artworks dedicated to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. The real fans know that Middle-earth is the fictional setting of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy writings:The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. And here you’ll find very colorful and unbelievably beautiful illustrations and drawings devoted to these well-liked writings. As usually, we’ve tried to pick up the best artworks for your inspiration! Hope you’ll like it!

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Amazing Halloween Fan Artworks

Amazing Halloween Fan Artworks

Halloween is coming and a lot of people are decorating their home places and yards with some spooky pumpkins, tombstones, skulls and other creepy things and deciding what costume to wear to do a good trick-or-treating this year. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old, everyone likes Halloween though it’s still not known where this holiday comes from. And to bring you into the mood of the All Hallows Eve we’ve compiled a collection of Amazing Halloween Fan Artworks where you’ll also find some pictures of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas animated film.

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  • October 30, 2011,
  • AndrewG

Creating Cartoon Characters: New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Creating Cartoon Characters:  New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

The first thing that comes in our mind when we see cartoon characters is that they are funny, nice and beautiful. In the last few years cartoon characters became very popular and you can see them almost everywhere. Today designers use all their skills, creativeness and of course Adobe Illustrator to make them look really awesome and attractive to us. So, if you’ve got an idea to create your own vector characters, first check our post with 14 new Adobe Illustrator Tutorials! These tutorials will be useful for beginners, intermediate and advance users of Adobe illustrator in creating vector characters and we hope it could help to expand your creativity and imagination.

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The Legend of Zelda Fan Art

The Legend of Zelda Fan Art

Currently, there are a lot of different video and computer games and, as a matter of fact, gaming is becoming more and more popular every day. But not many games developed nowadays can be regarded as the most favorite and desired. Unlike the others The Legend of Zelda – a series of video games created by the well-known game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka and manufactured by Nintendo – can be referred to the most popular video games. More than 52 million Games ‘copies of this series were sold. The series is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest running games’ series in the series of action-adventure games ever. The one who played this game knows that it’s a mixture of action, adventure, and puzzle solving. The main protagonist is a boy Link from the fictional land of Hyrule. In the most common setting of the series Link has to rescue Princess Zelda, which is usually being kidnapped or imprisoned. As this year Nintendo celebrates the game’s 25th anniversary we’ve decided to come up with the collection of Legend of Zelda Fan Art.

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  • September 3, 2011,
  • AndrewG

40+ Fresh And Free Pattern Sets

40+ Fresh And Free Pattern Sets

In this post we’ve gathered 40+ Fresh And Free Pattern Sets you can always download and use wherever you like. Look it through up to the end and you’ll find a lot of of creative, interesting and simply amazing patterns of different geometric shapes, various colours and textures. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to use some of these as a background for your web site or just want to try them for any of your design projects, you’ll definitely find these patterns very useful. They are available in various formats: .eps, .ai, .png, .pat, .psd and .jpg, so all you need is to download the one you like the most.

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