Movie Posters – Fascinating Examples and Modern Trends

Being an eternal source of inspiration for years and years, movie posters continue spreading creative ideas nowadays. It is really interesting to observe how artists are mixing major techniques for creating more and more original artworks. Last decade was symbolized by huge influence of digital technologies though it doesn’t mean that modern movie posters have lost that elegant charm of the retro posters – on the contrary we are sure that you have a lot of favorite ones that were made during the recent years.

We’ve decided to compose a small collection of 2010 movie posters that reflect some of major trends and techniques. In general movie posters include such components as textures, color schemes, typography, light effects and images. Besides that we should remind you about such important feature as the presence of the character or characters at the poster.

Ensemble of characters

“Takers” poster designed by fpo

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Don’t Miss Great Promo from TemplateMonster.com!

If you haven’t heard yet, we’ll tell it to you just now! Today TemplateMonster.com, the greatest website templates provider, celebrates a kind of anniversary, it launches the 30000th (just imagine this amount!) template and starts the huge promo to celebrate this day.

The idea of this promo is the following: you buy one and get another for free. During two days (10-11 of August) you are welcome to buy any template you like at TemplateMonster.com and get one more product for free. And now attention! This product is not just a little present, it is one of the following high-grade products presented at the site of this company: PowerPoint Templates, Logo Templates, Corporate Identity Templates, Logo Sets, Icon Sets. So, you can feel free to choose among 3029 professionally done products the one you need and get it after you make one purchase. Pretty nice opportunity, don’t you think so?

And now, let’s speak about the mentioned above 30000th template. The serial number is not its only advantage, be sure. It belongs to the category of Flash CMS templates and, besides, it is created using widely popular today Papervision3D technology. It means that your online photo project that is based on this template will feature the amazing flash effects and fascinating elements. The central point of its design is the catchy photo gallery that is made as a tunnel. It seems to me that the advantages of this flash template are obvious and they make this theme really catchy and long-cherished.

Hope, you will not miss this promo and so do I.

Extreme and Dramatic Motion in Sports Photography

Let’s not pass by the sport theme today and hereby offer the selection of spectacular sport photo images captured in extreme motion. Actually, sport has always been a popular target for professional photographers. In the examples below they managed to catch interesting and live moments from the very best viewpoints, and thus we could now enjoy the true heat of struggle for victory filled with impressive action, dynamics, and thrill. The motion is used here to emphasize the dramatic qualities of any competition and to show a real sense of speed. So feel that keenly with the current showcase!

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sport motion photos

Photo by Anatoliy Ermolenko

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sport motion photographs

Photo by Todd Korol

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Fabulous Flower Images in Bokeh Photography

Blur or haze (of course, when they are used properly) add the amazing tone to the image. This technique that is applied to the out-of-focus areas of images is widely used in photography and known as bokeh. While creating a bokeh image the lens is defocused slightly and as a result we create the soft borderless aesthetics in it. Such images create some special impression due to their pleasant to eyes smoothness of colors. I’m sure that you have heard a lot about this effect that gives the stunning look to images and that’s why have decided to compile this beautiful collection of flower images in bokeh photography. Let’s enjoy them together!

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Bokeh Flowers by daily_laffer_pics

Bokeh Photography
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Bokeh Flowers by Lights Out Photos

Bokeh Photography
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Incredible Paper Art by Peter Callesen

We all hold paper and scissors in our hands when we were children, but not all of us created something really impressive with these simple things. Actually, it is possible to create a masterpiece out of nothing, you only have to apply your creativity and talent. If you don’t believe, just look through the stunning collection of works created by Peter Callesen, the modern artist that is widely known for his incredible installations made of A4 paper. Of course, his portfolio is rich for other interesting works on water, snow, ice, even drawings, but today let’s focus our attention on the impressive paper cuts created by this talented artist.

Alive, but Dead

Art by Peter Callesen

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Fall

Art by Peter Callesen

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Roundup of the Best HTML & CSS Posts from DesignFloat

HTML tutorials, the basic techniques of the CSS3, the overview of HTML5 and CSS3 – all this useful information is presented in the posts that you submit to our site. While browsing them you can find a number of professional tips that can become of a great value for you as a good web designer. Using the techniques that are mentioned in these posts can help you to start working in the proper direction and achieve the desired results. In this post we have compiled only the best HTML5 and CSS3 posts that were published on our blog and we are waiting for your new thematic posts that are highly appreciated.

Best HTML5 Media Player Implementations

HTML & CSS Posts

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Vinyl Decals for Apple's New iPad

People rolled out already a huge variety of interesting graphic skins for use on the undecorated iPad backside. Being digitally printed, these cut decals are all made from vinyl to be easily applied to the iPad surface. Upon being peeled and stuck, glossy skins give a shiny new Apple’s tablet a cool customized look with a great deal of spice. So having got excited with this trick, we decided to compile a showcase of witty graphic contrivances used for the iPad. Check out the round-up to see those terrific vinyl stickers which skillfully play with the Apple’s logo incorporating this symbol into truly creative designs.

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Joker and Goth Princess Decal for iPad

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Dino iPad Decal

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Incredibly Funny 3D Cartoon Characters

Nice and funny 3d characters are created to amuse both children and grown-ups. When we speak about great cartoons we can mention a lot of characters that play the key role in them. Most of them make us not just smile, but laugh loudly because of their cuteness and funny behavior. It is impossible to image the life of our children without the highly recognizable characters from cartoons and books. A lot of digital artists create striking 3D cartoon characters that are the analogues of the popular characters from the past that inspired our parents when they were children. Today’s post features 3D cartoon characters of the present time and it doesn’t matter that most of them have not appeared in the cartoons yet, they are really amusing and cute.

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Cartoon Dino by Warner McGee

3D Characters
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Simon the Dog by Carlos Ortega Elizalde

3D Characters
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Spectacular Robots – The Vision of Future by Franz Steiner

He is a painter, certificated digital artist and the founder of Blutsbrueder Design Studio. Today this company specializes in art and advertizing print productions that feature the awesome 3D elements and incredible visual effects. In this post I want to focus your attention on the personal artworks created by Franz Steiner, namely on the spectacular robots that are to be found in his portfolio. In the following works he presents his vision of future life and coexistence of people and robots that will possibly take place at this time. You can notice a certain romantic tone of some 3D artworks that show a robot and a woman in their everyday life. Undoubtedly beautiful and created with the highest professionalism, these 3D robots turn out to be stunning examples of the imaginary future. Let’s admire them!
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Personal Robot

Robots

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Personal Robot

Robots
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Roundup of the Best Logo Design Posts from DesignFloat

Well, today’s roundup focuses on logo design posts that were submitted to DesignFloat during the last month. This list is composed of some thematic logo design showcases and Photoshop tutorials that give the detailed instructions on the process of logo creation. All these logo designs are brilliant examples of creative ideas that are brought into reality by the professional artists. Hope, that it will be interesting for you to browse this inspirational collection of the best posts about logo designs.

27 Awesome Eye Inspired Logo Designs

Logo Designs

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Creative Logo Design 33 Great Wine Logos

Logo Designs

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