The Funny Side of Design: Designer Dirty Talk

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All work and no play makes Johnny a very dull boy. In this case, the boy called Johnny is you (it is called acting). Humor is paramount, as Grenville Keliser says, for living a healthy life. Taking things too seriously can really do a number on both your mental and physical health. That is why it is important, from time to time, to take a step back and look really hard for humor in a situation. Nevermind what the corporate execs or the clients think you should be doing!

Free Vector of the Day #549: Abstract Background

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Today’s freebie is an abstract background. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost sales for your own products. Download it now!

Free Vector of the Day #548: Grunged Banners

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Today’s freebie are some grunged banners. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost sales for your own products. Download it now!

20 Mind Blowing Pieces of Street Art from Around the World

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Street art is quite possibly the most important artistic development in the last 100 years. It has effectively made art something anyone can experience and, indeed, go out of their way not to experience it, bringing it out on the streets. Street art has its roots in graffiti, which was closely connected to hip-hop culture, starting in the 1960′s and becoming truly popular at the same time as hip-hop, in the 1980′s.

Artist of the Week: 3D Paper Art by Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

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Paper art, or paper sculpture as it is also known, is probably the cheapest and most accessible form of sculpture invented. That is not not say, of course, that the results reflect this cheapness. Paper art deserves to be called art, not only because it is a way for the artist to express him or herself, but because the results are often absolutely stunning.