Design, CG Graphics & Inspiration

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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50 Creative Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

50 Creative Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Even when you are an experienced Adobe Photoshop user, it’s always nice and useful to learn about new tricks and techniques, which help you to improve your professional skills. As nothing in this world stands on the same place, a lot of handy tutorials are appear daily on the web. And we are as usually try to pick up the best material for our readers and always search for new stuff to share with you. This article shares with you 50 Creative Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials.

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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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38 New and Free PSD Website Templates

38 New and Free PSD Website Templates

Creating a website requires a lot of efforts, time and of course a good idea and professional skills. But when you are short of time, it’s always useful to take some resources from the Internet and adjust it to your project. With all the amount of available PSD templates, making a web site design became much easier over the past few years. To ease your work, we have compiled a collection of 38 New and Free PSD Website Templates, you would like to download.

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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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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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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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30 New Photo Manipulation Tutorials

30 New Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Photoshop is a powerful tool in the hands of a really skilful designer or photographer. It helps to bring your ideas into reality and mostly used for Photo Manipulation. To help you in mastering your flairs we’ve gathered 30 New Photo manipulation tutorials. These tutorials are made for those people who have creative mind and like experimenting with different effects. The tutorials listed below will help you learning various techniques of how to manipulate images using Photoshop.

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