Cool Barcode Art by Scott Blake

Today you can find more than 30 amazing barcode portraist of famous people in his portfolio. The name of this artist is Scott Blake, who is known for the popularization of barcode phenomena.His first barcode piece was created near the turn of the millennium and it was the image of Jesus. He just played with the shapes, made mosaic patterns of barcodes and in such a way he achieved creative and original images. In a short period of time this technique became an internet thread and it could be found in a number of resources. Scott Black became really famous, got prestige awards and his works were shown at various galleries. Today I want to share with you some of his really cool artworks. Let’s admire them together!

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Barcode Oprah

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Barcode Bruce Lee

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Curvy Roads from All Over the World – Inspiring Photoset

There are no roads that would be more attractive and spectacular than those that have the mesmerizing and dangerous turns. One by one, thee turns lead you to the top of the mountain or pave the your way trough a valley. Today we’ve collected some extremely impressive roads from various parts of our planet and these roads are famous for their beautiful “shapes”. I wish I could someday drive one of these miraculous routes. These shots bring us powerful visual aesthetic values along with inimitable philosophical notions.

Super “S” curves in Taiwan

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Highway 42, Northport, Wisconsin, US

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Best Illustrator Tutorials. Roundup from DesignFloat

Today’s post is dedicated to Adobe Illustrator theme, the powerful tool that is widely used both by professional designers and just enthusiasts. This software program has gained its popularity and today is known as one of the best for drawing illustrations. Due to a number of really cool tools and features, Adobe Illustrator helps to create the detailed image of a character, eye-catching icons or the desired text effects. Plenty of Illustrator tutorials can help you to obtain the necessary skills and get the inspiration you are looking for. This roundup features useful techniques, tips, new styles – everything you may need while working with Adobe Illustrator.

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40 Must Learn Text Effect Tutorials in Illustrator

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The Best Illustrator Tutorials of January 2011

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Creative Barcodes: One Step Further

Now we’ll cast a tiny bit of spell against the mechanic coldness around us. The focus of our today’s attention is barcodes – these ubiquitous symbols of overwhelming consumer civilization. But who said that barcodes cannot be a form of design art? There’re people who manage to transform boring, same-looking number of thin and fat lines with a few numbers printed below them into a terrific brand assets by playing around some interesting visuals. Mundane apart – now you’ll see common barcodes being turned to indeed creative designs, yet still able to scan like a regular barcode.


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Quality Social Media Traffic from Featured Entry on Design Float

Have you ever thought of new unconventional promotional techniques? You should never underestimate the power of various promotion techniques in your marketing plan or a strategy. There are tons of social networks out there, we’re sure you’ve been trying to take advantage of some of them – some did good, some not, that’s a whole different story.

What is a Featured Entry?

Today we’re going to tell you how you can really take advantage of high-quality social media promotion. It’s going to be about our Featured entry advertising option, which appears on top of all DesignFloat listings as well as on top of designFloat blog, and looks like a top content voted by DesignFloat audience but is in fact a relevant link placed on a daily paid basis.

Design Blog Experience

Based on the experience of one of our previous advertisers, we’ve made a small case study about this Featured Entry advertising option and we are about to share some interesting facts and stats about this. Template Monster Blog was one of the first advertisers that became interested in a “Featured Entry” option, so when their promotion was done, we’ve asked them to give a feedback and they have kindly agreed to share some of the stats concerning their promotional experience with our website.
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Fake Too Fake Project by Giovanni Bortolani

Beauty will save the world. This enigmatic phrase has become the key point of our today’s life when the terms “beautiful”, “aesthetic” determine everything. Stylish look, appealing appearance, eternal beauty have become the synonyms of well-being and the success. But there is always something behind the face from the glossy covers: the scars that appear during the life, some imperfections that are so peculiar to the human body. Everything else is illusive and beauty is not an exception. This idea is clearly presented in the artworks created by photographer and digital artist Giovanni Bortolani. His Fake Too Fake project focuses on today’s obsession with eternal beauty, perfection and youth. People crave for everything ideal, but they forget that perfectness and aesthetics are hidden inside. Man’s life and body are frail, it is the content that matters. It is for you to find out whether it is ture or not, but now let’s have a look at the magnetizing illustrations from the project by Giovanni Bortolani!

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Project by Giovanni Bortolani
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Project by Giovanni Bortolani
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Who`s there? – Exquisite Door Handles

It is not a secret that true artist sees the world in an absolutely different way. It is a real gift when you can make ordinary thing look like a real work of art. Our today’s post highlights domestic art or simply put – the door handles – that can be easily called masterpieces. These exterior design ideas would refresh your house, add some elegant charm and mesmerize visitors with their uniqueness. Most of these door handles are made of metal and it is very convenient because you’ll get solid and reliable decoration for your doors.

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Movie Posters of Recent Years. Roundup from DesignFloat

How can you get the idea of the film without watching it? Movie posters will give you the hint at the concept of the film and show its plot in laconic and attractive way. The creation of the poster is a certain art that demands good skills. One single poster can tell a lot about the movie and the task of its creator is to tell everything explicitly and make the audience interested in the film. Typography, color scheme, the chosen episode – these are the necessary parts of the posters and when all this stuff is properly mixed, the results are great. The first look is the thing that matters and movie posters are able to give it and attract millions of people to watch the film. This post features the collection of the inspiring movie posters of the recent years and you are welcome to browse them, recollect the films that you already know and find something new to watch.

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Inspirational Dark and Moody Black Swan Movie Posters

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Design Trends of Movie Posters 2010

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Aircrafts Tuning: Great Examples of Fuselage Paintings

With a wide range of aviation art, today we’ll focus on cool series of aircraft paintings depicting manifold exciting visuals and views on their fuselages. The airlines use such paintings for promotion purposes, with not only making the aircrafts bright and colorful in the sky, but engaging the customers. People get excited to undergo uncommon experiences, see weird and unique aircraft design solutions, and be a part of their in-flight adventures. There’s no doubt that the outfit of any aircraft is one of the most important tools for airline image strengthening. Check out the range of amazing aircraft paintings and designs – these are great examples of the streak of true individualism.


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Garden Mazes: Breathtaking Greeny Labyrinths

The history of labyrinths finds its roots in Greek mythology, but mazes remain quite popular today. You can find them in the biggest public parks and even in the private gardens all over the world. These garden mazes as a part of green design turn out to be the amazing parts of landscaping that makes this place ever wonderful and interesting for tourists. These breathtaking man-size hedge mazes that twist, turn, lead you to the dead ends are so luring, that it is impossible to miss them. When you enter such a maze, you never know when it will end and you can spend hours surrounded with high green walls and even get lost. It is a sort of a challenge that helps you to find out whether you are brave. In any case, garden mazes are great fun today and I offer you to see the coolest of them just now.

Garden Maze (Blenheim)

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Villa Pisani (Italy)

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