Trends are the building blocks of culture. They appear and influence (for a while, at least) the way things are done, the way things look, or sound. Like Scott Cook said, major changes come about once a trend solidifies itself in culture, when it becomes more than just a passing fad. In web design, especially, trends are tremendously important, so it’s vital for you, as a web designer, to be ahead of the curve.
I thought we would approach today the highly discussed and quite controversial topic of “untooning”. As a part of the graphic design field, it involves some pretty unbelievable photo manipulation: combining visual elements from separate sources, more exactly images of facial features with a 3D rendering of a cartoon or game character.
Fairy tales are an important part of everyone’s childhood. They help develop our imagination, learn the difference between right and wrong and teach us that anything is possible if we truly believe. Based on the discrepancy between how we viewed things as children and how we see them now, I’ve gathered some juicy design inspiration that will put things in perspective for you.
Caricatures are probably the most graphic way to describe someone, meaning both the most expressive and powerfully linked to the design domain. The significant visual impact, touch of surrealism and transparent humor are more than enough to win anyone over. So I’ve prepared a showcase of vector and photo manipulation celebrity caricatures to inspire us today and set the mood for the weekend.
It’s time to gather some fresh design inspiration and resources from the most appreciated Photoshop tutorials from the last month. I’ve put together for you guys an awesome showcase that will teach us how to paint realistic skin tones, design a dark and minimal WordPress theme, draw falling water and a whole lot more!
Chad Gersky, also known as Chadski51 on deviantArt is a young and aspiring graphic designer, making it’s way into the fascinating world of creative professionals. Chad is from Chicago, IL, he graduated from Lewis University and got his B.A. with honors in Graphic Design, while also achieving over 5 years in the field. Gersky is passionate about sports and designing and he finds a way to blend the two that caught our attention. We appreciate his motivation and the eagerness to learn more and we are looking forward to seeing more of his works online.
If you’ve been in marketing or advertising for any length of time you’ve probably heard it before, but just in case, here it is again. Babies and animals sell. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the books of savvy marketers. They add a cute factor to campaigns and a sense of innocence is given to the product. With some campaigns such as diapers, using babies in the ad is a natural fit. With others it’s a stretch, but that’s what can really grab the attention of consumers.
Richard Roberts is a talented illustrator who is currently living in Milwaukee, USA. Richard has a background of over five years in illustrating digital artworks, he was featured in publications and worked with clients world wide. Roberts works mostly in the digital illustrations and photo manipulation area, but he is a versatile artist, he uses an array of different styles and takes a variety of projects.