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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Fascinating Water Towers from Around the World

When I was kid I always liked to watch the small lights at the top of the old water tower in our neighborhood. There was something mesmerizing and enigmatic in that tower. And I’m sure that there are many people who still like staring at these miracles of engineering. It is interesting to know that usually water tower has a minimum height of approximately 20ft (6 meters) and a minimum 13ft (4m) in diameter. There are huge varieties of materials that can be used for the water tower construction though most popular ones are steel and bricks. Most of these towers that we’ve featured in our post were built 80-100 years ago and now they are all considered architectural landmarks and monuments. Let’s take a look at these beautiful buildings that have united excellent aesthetic values and public benefits.

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The Showcase of Visually Enticing Infographics

When a picture is worth a thousand words, that’s totally about an infographic – so popular and effective types of graphic design to compose otherwise boring information into lively, colorful, and even educational structure. As an excellent visual tool, infographic eases the process of communicating conceptual information and allows us to convert data, statistics and other quantitative information into a coherent visual structure making it easier for viewers to perceive the content that is being conveyed. Now let me show you some creative infographics made by various talented individuals. Some of these graphics you may even use as highly informative educational references.


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The Most Amazing Libraries You May Want to Visit

Even those who are not fond of reading may want to visit these amazing libraries after browsing this post. The unusual architecture outside and the pleasant atmosphere of these buildings with the silence of halls and riffle of pages make them the ideal places for pastime. Of course, you can find any information you need in the web while sitting in the comfortable chair at home, but sometimes it is more interesting to work with the catalogues (even virtual) in the amazing grand halls of the oldest European buildings, enjoying the atmosphere of the place and finding like-minded companions. Today I have decided to feature in the following post the most fascinating architectural solutions for libraries in the world that you have ever seen. Let’s enjoy them!

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George Peabody Library

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is available for use by the general public.
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Jose Vasconcelos Library

Mexico City, Mexico
This “megalibrary” (as it is called by press) is spread on 38,000 square meters and contains amazing sculptures created by Mexican artists.
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Super Cool Art by Adam Kavanagh

This Irish artist has suddenly appeared in the CG world with his incredible artworks full of vibrant colors and emotions. Those who like comic books and various posters will certainly enjoy the expressive characters from Adam Kavanagh’s illustrations. These images are truly catchy and full of cute and scary monsters of various kinds. I have found this art not long ago, but all these cool illustrations have caught my attention and now I want to share these pieces with you guys and hope that you will enjoy this a bit bold, but so colorful art. Let’s start!

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The Last Halloween Costume

Art by Adam Kavanagh

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Snowy

Art by Adam Kavanagh

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Retro Auto Racing Posters

Start your engines, gentlemen because today we are going to talk about speed and adrenaline. Since the early years of 20th century car races were absolutely unbelievable events that caused media boom and huge resonance. Retro racing posters featured in today’s post show us the original techniques that were used to describe speed and blazing awesomeness of these sport events. You will notice that mostly artists were using bright colors, blur effects and eye-catching typography. Today it is hard to find something similar and maybe we should learn something from these masterpieces.

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Browser Extensions for Web Professionals. Roundup from DesignFloat

Today we are going to speak about the most demanding and useful browser extensions for web professionals. Their primary goal is to make your work with the chosen browser as faster and as easier as it is possible. You are all looking for the better solutions for your browser and it doesn’t matter which browser you use. Here we list a good variety of browser extensions that will help to make your working process faster and more effective. We hope that you will enjoy not only browsing this collection, but also will make use of it. So, this weekly roundup is for you.

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56 Most Demanding Google Chrome Extensions Addons

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35 Really Essential Google Chrome Extensions Addons

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