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

ipad decal
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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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The Compilation of Magnificent Long Exposure Photographs

This time we hold another superb photo collection showcasing dazzling long exposures. This is a trendy technique which involves leaving the camera’s shutter open for longer periods of time to allow more light and movement to be captured. In fact, there are many options for a long exposure. Either it is a built-in shutter speeds setting (from one or two seconds up to several minutes or even hours), bulb setting (the shutter is open as long as you keep your finger on the shutter release button), or time exposure setting (that keeps the shutter open until you press the shutter release button a second time), they all enable truly remarkable results. Long exposure photos are easier to accomplish in low-light conditions, but they also can be taken in brighter light using neutral density filters, for instance. Besides, when taking a long exposure, you may as well use a tripod (or a monopod) to eliminate camera vibration from your hands.

Below, you’ll find the assemble of beautiful pictures using this photography approach. Some of these shots are taken in urban environments, others may capture amazing waterscapes. When you get this technique right, make sure your long exposure can result in truly awesome show of speeding colors entailing light trails, incredible blurs, and smears. But now, might you experience the time and the remarkable sense of speed with the following showcase.

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long exposure photography
Photo by kwang-chual

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long exposure photo image
Photo by Martin Cathrae

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Latte Art – Charming Coffee Designs. Part II

The devotion to coffee is one of the most pleasant little sins in our life. Through centuries we have carried this passion for the aromatic drink with silky flavor that tickles nerves in the morning and acts as a tonic in the evening. Besides, this drink is ideal for gourmands who know a thing about the aesthetics of food. The awesome presentation possibilities of latte have increased its popularity and the number of coffee fans. The velvet foam on the top of latte with beautiful patterns on it is a little piece of art that makes the ceremony of your morning coffee so pleasant and exquisite. The beautiful examples of popular today latte art are presented in this post. Strong latte and heavy foam decorated with stunning curves will certainly inspire you for a cup of hot aromatic coffee.

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Top 10 Vintage Computers

Oh yeah! Beware, geeks, because these mildly NSFW pictures may overload your brain. Vintage things are always cool, but retro computers are super cool! One look at these “dinosaurs” is more than enough to remember good old days. Flashback to the early stage of computer era should remind us that any technological invention can become a legend. Maybe these machines have similar design, but it is really interesting to observe how fast computer device can evolve (just compare Sol-20 and Apple Macintosh Portable). We sincerely hope that this collection will be a good source of inspiration for you and we’ll be glad to hear about your favorite old computers.

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Rockwell AIM 65

Released: 1977
RAM: 1K or 4K
Display: 20-digit alpha-numeric LED
Storage: External audio cassette
OS: “Monitor” built-in

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Apple III

Released: 1981
RAM: 128K, 512K max.
Display: Color composite video
16 colors at 280 X 192.
Storage: Internal 143k 5-1/4 inch floppy
External floppy drive
OS: Apple SOS (Sophisticated OS)


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