Graphic design is an outlet for creativity, but creativity isn’t where it begins and ends. Like all crafts, it needs to be studied, mastered and applied. In “ye olde” days, craftsmen had apprentices which worked for them and, hopefully, learned from them. These days, craftsmen are authors. They write books about their experiences, and some of these books you can get for free.
Typography can be defined as the art and science of arranging words on a page. This is, of course, true, but completely insufficient in order to understand the complex subtleties of the field, as is always the case with short definitions. Rather than deal with this short and insufficient definition, let’s take a look at what typography does. It sets words on a page. This is true of all writing. Therefore, all writing is typography. But typography does so much more than that. Good type can, like inflexions of the voice and body language, communicate so much more than the mere words it contains.
Design is a very large field. It ranges from illustration and other types of graphic design, to web design and to product design. Product design is, possibly, the most challenging aspect of design. It combines art, technology and usability in order to create new products that people can actually use and that they will find useful.
Frida Kahlo was one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. She was born in 1907 and died in 1954. She lived and died in Mexico City and is one of the emblematic artists of Mexican national and indigenous tradition as well as one of the most important feminist artists of the 20th century.
Design inspiration surrounds this Louisiana-based artist and apparently, so it has been for over 30 years. The characters he creates are truly unique, charming and … very fragile. You’ll find them on more than one continent, because people seem to fall in love with how creatively they’re made out of less than conventional materials. What we’re talking about are egg figurines. All sorts of famous people and sceneries have been subjects to The Egg Man’s depictions, ranging from musicians (The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles) to actors (Jack Nicholson, Brad and Angelina), TV personalities, political figures (Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton), iconic film and cartoon characters and more.
What is a photograph for you, personally? Is it a mean to preserve some of your distant childhood and youth memories? Or is it a way to store the happiest and the most significant moments of your life in order to have the possibility to come back and recollect them at any moment? Maybe you are a connoisseur, regarding creative photos as artworks worth special attention and public exposure.
Pop Art is a significant artistic movement that originates from 1950s Britain and early 1960s United States. It was suggestively named “pop” art due to the fact that it encapsulates popular contemporary imagery, usually removed from its initial context and combined with unrelated elements. It’s considered to perfectly represent the paradox of mass culture because it simultaneously employs mundane cultural objects, celebrities and symbolic items from advertising, news and comic books.
Glass, whether as an utility or an art material, calls for careful handling. It takes a lot of time to shape and one wrong move would mean going back to square one. But for Polish artist Marta Klonowska, beauty can be found even in the seemingly worthless shards. Deftly breaking glass is where she begins to execute her passion for forming sculptures.
Recreating entire 3D objects directly from the virtual space of a computer to real life is a reality made possible by a number of different technologies. This article will focus on the one 3D printing technology that enjoys the upsides of speed, precision, and thanks to breakthroughs in design, affordability: stereolithography.
Being a photographer isn’t always about shooting sunrises and butterflies. Some artists shoot the darkness of both nature and humanity. Shutterstock contributor Yaroslav Gerzhedovich beautifully conveys a spooky – even haunted – mood that leaves you captivated. Gerzhedovich achieves his darkened shades using a variety of techniques both by hand and on the computer that he says combine to form something “between surrealism and fantasy.”