Shadow Art – The Reality That We Imagine

We see what we want to see. We perceive the world around us in our own way and sometimes it is far from reality. We have got used to rely on our feelings and emotions when we see or judge something and sometimes this leads to the misinterpretation of the things around us, because feelings and emotions can’t be objective. For example, let’s look at the shadow art. Each sculpture is a masterpiece that leaves amazing shadows on the walls and each of us can find something new in these shadows, while this sculpture is nothing more than pieces of materials joined together to make the breathtaking chaos. As usual, the artists of this trend use ordinary stuff or even just rubbish to create the shadow art sculptures and the projector helps the viewers to turn on their imagination and see the cool shadows on the wall. Let’s enjoy of the most interesting shadow artworks that are collected in this post now!

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Still by Fred Eerdekens

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Cat by Kumi Yamashita

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Dreamlike World from the Ethereal Art by Dan May

If you are looking for a bit of happiness or just something that can evoke a smile, open the book of fairy tales. Here you will find the magnificent world full of brightness and joy. The ethereal creatures from the works of the talented artist Dan May open you this wonderful world as long as the exquisite and unique imagination of their creator. The amorphic creatures and surreal landscapes are presented in the translucent way in his paintings and it makes them so poetic and ever wonderful. You will certainly notice the fine details in each artwork that are maturely painted. Today this artist is a well-known one whose works are exhibited in galleries throughout the US and abroad. He has also collaborated with various publications, design firms, advertising agencies and publishing houses and now it’s time for you to enjoy his amazing paintings.

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The Moment Before Waking

Art by Dan May
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Sublime Serenade

Art by Dan May
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ActionScript Tutorials and Quick Tips. Weekly Roundup from DesignFloat

Looking for the useful ActionScript tutorials? Today’s roundup presents you the list of tutorials that will help you to master the ActionScript quickly and learn all its advanced abilities. Using some of these useful tips for this scripting language you will be able to get better design solutions. Actually, all the tutorials are intended to make the way of learning easier and these tuts are not the exception. Well, you are welcome to browse this stuff and get the most out of it.

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AS3 Shuffle Grid Class

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Vertical 3D Carousel with ActionScript 3 and XML

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Photographer vs. Photographer Showcase

Photographers – who are those people? Truth-tellers, thinkers-inside-of-the-box, adventurers? Looking out from different life stands, they take pictures to describe and define the world around us in pictures. These masterful artists manage to find unique voices in an abyss of choices and with their own unique philosophy convey respective visual renderings. We know that there are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. Now it’s time to contemplate the creators at work. We’ll try to explore the world of photographers struggling with the harsh wildlife, shooting in snow, fog-covered prairie, dunes, overwhelming waters and just during mundane activities to capture the timeless nature of their activity and of the hidden subject they’re trying to uncover and aesthetically compose it in the frame. Let’s ponder and maybe see some parallels between these people and their philosophy.


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Graffiti Mania: Amazing Pencil Sculptures

All of us have once visited some unusual exhibitions full of incredible pieces of art. During one visit to the art gallery you can run into so many breathtaking things that catch attention the first time you see them. Looking at some of these unusual artworks you understand that the creativity of their creators has no boundaries. Whatever materials can be used for creating a real masterpiece, the everyday things can also serve as a part of this piece of art. Today I want to draw your attention to the amazing pencil sculptures that I have gathered in this post. Hope, you will enjoy these cool examples.

Asteridae by Jennifer Maestre

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Aurora by Jennifer Maestre

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Sunny Illustrations by Rob Scotton: See the World in Bright Colors!

I’m sure that those of you who have seen the illustrations from the books Russell the Sheep, Max and the Canary, Splat Cat and Marvellous Mabel by Bob Scotton, know that the world around us is multicolored and full of happiness. If you want to see everything around you in bright colors, just visit the portfolio of this talented illustrator from Rutland, England. Be sure, that his wonderful sunny works will evoke a smile and bring you positive mood for the whole day. His characters are so amusing, that you can’t resist laughing when you read stories about them. Let’s browse these lovely illustrations together and enjoy their bright mood!

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Illustrations by Rob Scotton
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Illustrations by Rob Scotton
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Vintage Laptops – the Forefathers of the iPads

Many years ago there were the days when people dreamed about computers that would be small, light-weight, functional and what’s most important – portable. We’ve tried to collect some most significant laptop models that were released at the dawn of the 80′s and that have symbolized the start of the new era of the computer age – the era of portable computers. Maybe some of you were the lucky owners of these legendary devices – then you must be proud of yourself because you have touched the buttons of what today is a computer history.

1. Epson HX-20

Release date: 1981
Screen: 120 × 32-pixel LCD
Mass: 1.6 kg
RAM: 16-32kB

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2. Radio Shack TRS-80

Release date: 1983
Screen: 240×64 LCD
Mass:1.4 Kg
RAM:8 KB – 32 KB

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3. IBM 5155

Release date: 1984
Screen: 9-inch amber display, CGA graphics, 80 X 25 text
Mass:30 pounds

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With a Passion for Skateboarding: Creative Art Sculptures by Haroshi

Now that’s a sick madness! If you have never heard about Japanese wood sculptor named Haroshi, go get the wind of his most original conceptual art. As a creator of amazingly beautiful wooden sculptures out of old, crashed and broken skateboard decks, Haroshi passed for a man of considerable resourcefulness. His multicolored and meticulously sculpted art pieces simply astound with lifelike affinity, so in whichever way it’s even possible to mistake them for being real! In his works he stacks many layers with all piece elements being connected either in their original form or in shapes to form wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels. After that they’re cut down to size, shaven to get rid of the debris, and afterwards coated with a final glossy finish. And with a long-term passion for skateboarding, Haroshi even puts a broken metal skateboard piece in the center of each sculpture to give soul to the statue. You’d better see this bewildering craftsmanship and planning involved with the unrolling showcase:


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Top Fashion Photographers of All Times

Fashion is the most changeable thing and at the same time it is the most regular. Every year brings us new fashion trends, but every decade brings back the trends of the previous years and makes them popular again. Fashion photography covers the fashion world and all the changes that take place in it. When you browse the portfolios of the most famous photographers you can observe the chronology of design trends and find out their peculiar features. On the other hand, the works of some well-known photographers influence the design trends in the sphere of world fashion greatly. The style of each famous photographer is unique and can’t be mixed up with anyone’s else style. This post features the most effective and well-known fashion photographers of all times (from my point of view) and some of their works. Of course, you can argue the choice and the list of photographers, but in any case all of them are undoubtedly great.

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Mario Testino

We see all the modern celebrities through his camera. The covers of the most well-known magazines feature his works. It is impossible to find the famous person who is not presented in his portfolio.

Top Fashion Photographers

Top Fashion Photographers
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Helmut Newton

Who haven’t heard about Helmut Newton? “Prince of Porn”, “King of Kink”, “The First” – the list of epithets that are used when we speak about him is endless. We can talk for a long time about him, but words are useless when we look at his magnetizing works…

Top Fashion Photographers

Top Fashion Photographers

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Vintage Computer Ad Posters

It’s needless to say how fast technologies are growing nowadays. Sometimes you can’t catch up with all latest news and updates concerning computer sphere. Our world is spinning so fast that we enough time to look around, even though it is great to look back and feel those charming days when the computers were larger than the house and fruit’s name wasn’t associated with Macintosh. Today we are glad to show you some extremely vintage computer ad posters and we hope that you’ll love it. It is time for nostalgia!

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