The team from Designious *rubbing hands with an evil grin* has prepared two awesome pieces of news for you guys today. One is that they’ve released 10 brand new vintage T-shirt designs and the other one you’ll find out a little bit later, if you keep your eye on the blog.
I thought it would be nice to change things up a bit in our “Artist of the Week” section – after stumbling upon an awesome website called Science to the Power of Art. It was made by Zachary Copfer – artist, microbiologist, photography enthusiast and all around creative person. He creates art from bacteria, through a process quite similar to darkroom photography.
I know you’ve probably reported me as a missing person by now, but I’ve come back to make things up to you guys. I’ve personally hand-picked the coolest Photoshop tutorials from the past month and put them in a convenient, easy to browse showcase. We’re going to learn together how to create a set of vintage tickets, a vintage radio icon, a bloody text effect, a cute and scary children’s illustration, a 3D logo animation, an eerie Grim Reaper scene, a “zombification”, a Judge Dredd badge design and much more.
The past few weeks have been all about raising awareness for Romania, the home country of the Pixel77 team (the people behind the entire Brainik Network, to be more exact). I’ve shown you guys some interesting facts in a “Get to Know Romania” article and my colleague Cristina recently posted a showcase of inspiring portrait photography made by 4 awesome Romanian artists that went viral. So I thought I’d put her work to the test and see if I can do the same with the artwork of the one, the only – Dan Cretu.
The idea for this post came to me while I was trying to imagine all of you – our awesome readers – in front of your computers, making all kinds of faces while you’re trying to figure out what the heck I’m saying here. I’m joking, of course. But I really am curious about who you are, what you do and what design related subjects truly interest you. So today I thought – maybe you’re bloggers, as myself, trying to keep up with the latest news and necessary skills to stay on top of the blogging game.
You must know by now that I’m on a constant quest to find the most awesome design inspiration and while I was out “hunting” today I found a cool video infographic. It shares some interesting pieces of information about our home country, Romania and I thought it would be interesting for you guys to find out a thing or two about it.
Part of being a designer supposes a desire to stand out, to create and be surrounded by unique things and this generally reflects on how you present yourself and your work – a.k.a. your portfolio. This is an essential part of the design process, because it influences the way in which your future clients view you. I’m sure that none of this is news to you, but rest assured that I’m not going to badger you with boring facts. I was just trying to convince you that this is going to be an interesting showcase of the coolest designer portfolio websites from 2012 and one worth looking at.
It seems to me like it’s been a long time since we’ve had some fun together, so today I’m bringing forth the work of the uniquely creative Terry Border. I found his blog, Bent Objects and couldn’t help but share it with you guys, to bring a smile to your faces. I’ve just got to warn you that you can get lost in all that amazing design inspiration for hours on end.
I’ve come to the rescue once again with a list of the most talked about, voted and shared Photoshop tutorials from the month of August. We’re going to take a close look at how to create a movie poster, a mini music player, a vintage business card design, an abstract floating break-apart rock circle, a portfolio layout, a “coming soon” page design, a restaurant website layout, a realistic transparent alien egg, a Tron inspired app icon, a horror movie-themed photo composition, a with doctor character concept, a retro cityscape design, how to paint animal fur and much more!
“There are more devices connected to the internet than people on Earth.” Reading yet another infographic (hey don’t judge, I bet you can’t get enough of them either), this phrase is what caught my eye and determined me to share it with you guys. Take a look and be amazed at the role that Facebook played in a protest against the Egyptian president, the one played by Twitter in a military raid in Pakistan and in spreading the word about an incoming earthquake in New York, how online gamers solved a protein puzzle regarding AIDS and more!