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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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
Aurora by Jennifer Maestre
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!
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
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2. Radio Shack TRS-80
Release date: 1983
Screen: 240×64 LCD
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
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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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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.
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.
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…
The previous year was marked with the release of iPad and it surely became the gadget of the year. This cool new tablet has gained wide popularity and today we are waiting for the launch of its second version. What is waiting for us? Of course, it will feature the improved design, more power, updated iOS plus one more present that will become a real surprise for all of us. While we are waiting for iPad 2, let’s recollect once more everything we know about iPad and refresh all the useful information about it. Everything you may want to know about iPad you can find in the following roundup from DesignFloat.
Have you ever thought about how a product can show a commitment to quality? Most likely, an elegantly printed hang tag plays an important role in here to make product line look more professional. Apart from pointing out some critical information like product specifics, some care instructions, prices or whatever else, they add to the physical appeal of the product instilling the confidence on the brand and lending a perceived value to the selling items. Custom hang tags in the following showcase feature differently shaped sizes including diamond, rectangles, ovals, besides they’re made with a careful typographic styling, the finest paper and printing to suit certain applications. Now see this fun set of assorted hang tags that tell interesting stories about the products on which they are attached. With accuracy in every detail, such nicely manufactured labels incorporate creativity and style.
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It is clearly seen that barcode themes have gained great popularity in the contemporary art and design. We have already presented you the posts dedicated to barcode art: barcode graffiti, street art, bar code artworks from various artists. Today we continue this series and here is the next post that features the barcode theme in architecture. Amazing buildings from all over the world are created using the barcode lines in the designing of the front. Among them you can find not only the typical black and white barcode color palette, but a number of other buildings painted in all the colors of the rainbow. Metal, glass and even digital surfaces make these buildings noticeable and interesting for the tourists from all around the world. Now it’s time for you to admire these cool examples of barcode architecture.