Google Fonts – Brand New Font API and Font Directory

Google keeps bringing awesome news and recently web design world was amazed by the announcement about releasing the collection of high quality open source web fonts in the Google Font Directory, and the introducing Google Font API to make them available to everybody on the web.

According to the officials Google has tried really hard to create superb collection of great web fonts and maintain them with the help of Google Font API – it means that their font collection will be available for all web users without any problems. Actually it is a really simple and cross-browser method to use original web fonts at your website. The main features of these fonts are that they are still searchable, visually rich, text styled, and accessible to users that use screen readers.
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Black and White Art. Celebrity Pencil Drawings.

If you have ever tried to portrait a person using a simple pencil, you know that this work takes much efforts and patience. Of course, talent stands first on the list. If you don’t possess this gift from God, it is impossible to create the stunning drawings and capture the real sense of things in the unsurpassed way. Though rich color palette of some canvases is really amazing, one pencil is enough to create the awesome artworks. The mature artists are able to make their images alive even if they are drawn with a small piece of coal. Black and white art is so expressive and its effectiveness is achieved due to the mixture of semitones and shadows. Using various techniques it is possible to achieve the dramatic effect and make black and white portrait just stunning. If you look attentively at the pencil drawings, you will understand that they give the special taste of art.
Today let’s browse the collection of inspiring celebrity pencil drawings that are undoubtedly effective.

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Twiggy

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Robbie Williams

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Inspirational Collection of Eco Posters

Environmental pollution is always a great topic to discuss. Keeping to world green is a source of inspiration for many artists and it is really great that art can serve for such an honorable purpose as saving our planet. Creating original eco-themed posters requires finding new ideas and of course their creative implementation. Our collection has interesting works that have combined nice typography elements with exclusive images and unusual worldviews.

We believe that all these posters must be a great source of inspiration for artists and of course these artworks are calling to action in their own interesting way – some via bright colors, others with the help of key phrases or ambiguous pictures. We really hope these works will make you think about our planet and of course will be a great source of inspiration.

Water you waiting for?

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Save water… Save life

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Wonderful Childhood In Black and White Photography.

What can be more precious than the cheerful eyes of our children? Their sunny smiles can melt our hearts and make us more kind and responsive. Children teach us a lot and show us the true value of life and the world around us. Every day we learn something new and captivating with them and in such a way we gain more and more vital forces. Our children are the sense of our life, its ornament and treasure. They are always with us in our thoughts, even when they are far away. They come to us, then leave us at a certain age, but they are still our children in spite of everything.

Today’s post features wonderful black and white photos of children that will not leave you cold. Let’s admire them!

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A Baby


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Friends

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Vintage Camera Ads and Posters

Here is a piece of some extremely vintage and awesome posters. We believe that those cameras were the best because nothing can replace good old lenses. Though we live in a world of digital technologies there is place for old but really wonderful devices like these. Hopefully you’ll be inspired by our small collection and maybe even go to your attic and find that elegant Kodak or Leica…

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Best Concept Car Designs from the Fabulous 50’s. Part II.

Vintage car concepts have become rather popular today and that’s why we continue the series about retro cars from the fabulous 50’s. Today’s collection features the stunning items from that period that will take your breath away. These stunning vehicles were designed as futuristic examples of the car manufacture and gained the vast popularity because they spoke for the technical progress. Some of them are still exhibited at various car shows and catch the attention of the enthusiasts. The most striking examples of the car concepts from the past you can find in this post. Admire them!

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1954 Pontiac Bonneville

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1950 Buick Wildcat II


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Back to Basics – Good Old Vintage TV Designs

Oh those charming good old days… Those days when TV sets were like space ships in your apartment, because these “gadgets” were nearly the most prominent invention of the 20th century. Of course these are really inspiring examples of industrial design – just take a look at these forms and materials. Wooden panels, domed details and original toggles – these were the symbols of that epoch. It is interesting how designers managed to create really sophisticated and original designs for absolutely new product. Without a doubt old TVs were essential parts of any house and without those domed screens and funny toggle switchers it is quite hard to imagine any apartment of those days. Of course some examples from our collection are quite unusual and even funny but still these items have become legends long time ago and we have no right to deride it.

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Follow Us on Twitter Now!

Hurray! Our twitter account is set and from now we can always stay in touch with you. Plenty of useful information and hot news are waiting for your every day (from morning till night). Don’t hesitate and join us in the Twitter world! That’s really great to keep the track of the latest events and we promise to share with you all our cool stuff.  We are waiting for you at http://twitter.com/Design_Float.

Here is our twitter page. Check out its nice design:

The Amazing Photos of Playing Animals.

We love them! What can be more enchanting than our little friends that are always near us (even when they are not so little)? They are so lovely and pretty that it is impossible to pass by them without a smile. Their behavior makes us puzzled sometimes, but we try to understand them and find some ways of communication.  Their trust and devotion are worth admiration and the huge portion of love that we give them. Be sure that our life will be dull and faded of colors without their sometimes even crazy tricks. We can look for hours at them and enjoy playing with them and it will never become boring. They are full of exuberant energy and are always ready for something tricky.  We adore them and it is true!

The amusing photos of animals playing with the balls are presented in this post.  Enjoy this lovely collection full of good humour!

BaLaNcE by RottieLover

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Bathtub Ball by Glenn Harris

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R2D2 – the Eternal Source of Design Inspiration

Epic Astromech droid “Artoo” is one of the most famous characters from the world-famous saga “Star Wars”. This robot has become a great source of inspiration for many talented designers and craftsmen. There’s no need to search for the reasons of such popularity because there is only one logic explanation for all this madness – R2D2 is a one god damn charismatic machine and people just can’t resist the temptation to become a part of it. We’ve gathered a small collection of the most original designs and mods based on the original R2D2. And it looks like this little guy’s appearance can be applied to any sphere of our life and here are the proofs.

Steampunk R2D2

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Retro R2D2

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