Oh those were the days! Early stages of Space Age were a great source of inspiration for many artists. The Googie style in architecture and interior designs, and of course the “space culture” in automotive design – that’s only a couple of spheres affected by Space euphoria of that epoch.
The concept designs below reflect the best design trends of the early “Space Age” – using tailspins, small wings and other aerodynamic elements that were allegedly borrowed from the space engineering. We can’t call these cars extremely beautiful but they are surely essential parts of a design history that are worth being honored. Despite all weird forms and rather futuristic styles, the Fabulous 50′s gave many awesome legendary cars – from Cadillac Eldorado 62 to Ford Fairlane and Chevy Bel-Air.
This collection is our tribute to all those designers that were brave enough to create extraordinary and controversial things because this is the right way to make something really unique and elegant.
Pontiac Club de Mer
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Bridges are considered to be the incredible engineering achievements today. Their extraordinary constructions and design bring them in the focus of attention. The most famous of them have even become a well-known tourist attractions. Due to their unique features they have achieved the vast popularity and millions of foreign people try to visit them during their trips. Today we present you the most awesome of them (from our point of view). This post shows various examples of bridges: the old and the modern concepts, footbridges and rail-and-road bridges, swing bridges, floating bridges, hanging bridges etc. Let’s browse them!
Henderson Waves (Singapore)
Peace Bridge (designed by Santiago Calatrava)
Hey guys! Looks like we’ve got some temporary issues with our software. We want to inform you that sub category Flash from Tutorials category will be unavailable for some time. Yeah, you know bad things can happen to anyone but we are working on it and hopefully soon it will all be fixed. Btw you may want to check out our other categories.
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Hey guys! Today is Friday and it means that it is time for our small Weekly round-up on Design Float Blog. We want to thank you all for your support – we really appreciate that. Today’s post is quite unusual because we have gathered most inspirational and useful entries from design Float.
SmashingShare.com posted their vision of most useful tips how to increase number of subscribers to your blog in Web Design category.
When we say “Generation gap” it is surely not about these guys because it seems you can’t find more harmonious and warm relationships than these. We are sure that you all have nice memories about your grandfathers. Their look is full of wisdom, love and secrets. We’ve gathered a small collection of stunning photos that will make you smile – this is our collection of visualized tenderness in relationships between grandfathers and kids. Enjoy!
Do you love cartoons? We are sure you do. It is one of the best parts of our childhood – just watching “Transformers” or some crazy TV series from Nickelodeon for countless hours. Of course everyone has their own favorite characters and episodes. Our collection mostly consists of those good old legendary cartoons from the period of early 80’s to present time. Some of these beautiful girls (well, they’re not all actually girls but still we love them all) remind us of those good old days when the cartoons were made in a traditional way. Of course today’s 3D animation is really spectacular and well-performed but sometimes we miss that spirit of hand-drawn elegance and charm.
Below you’ll find our version of the top ten female characters from famous cartoons. We understand that tastes differ and will be glad to hear your variant of this list. These cartoons were the role models for many kids from all over the world and still are. So enjoy this list and maybe you’ll find your favorite one here.
Jessica Rabbit from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
Tinkerbell from “Peter Pen”
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Welcome our #5 Weekly Roundup – as always you’ll find here some interesting posts that were submitted to our website and we thought that they are worth to be read. Despite that variety and flexibility of our topics we can tell you that there not so many posts about Identity and Branding, Industrial design and Motion Graphics, so we hope that you consider this as a call to action and soon will have more awesome genuine and interesting content in these categories.
And here are this week’s posts:
We were really inspired thanks to a post from webexpedition18.com – Dark and Emotive Portrait Photography. Photography category.
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Latte Art is a trend that has become popular several years ago. The secret is simple – you have to stir espresso and steamed milk creating charming surface pattern or even design. Coffee foam art requires great skills but results are truly awesome. Today there are few international Latte Art contests where best artists (each of them is called “barista”) demonstrate their creativity and original performance. We thought that it would be a great inspiration for you people to see the collection of some of the most original examples of these amazing designs.
A barista (from the Italian for “bartender”) is a person, usually a coffee-house employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks.
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We all have got tired of the trivial things in our life that make it dull and even more boring. Amazing and not standard ideas help us to make it multicolored and bright. We don’t want the routine and the drab days anymore, we crave for sun and happiness in the eyes. The main goal of the modern architecture is to create the bright environment for citizens and make it eye-catchy. Today you can find various original architectural solutions in the streets of your city and most of them are really stunning. Without them the city can lose its identity and become bleak.
This post is dedicated to the great examples of creative bus stops (some of them are real and some of them are futuristic) that are to be found all around the world. Hope, you will enjoy them too.
Alright, it’s time for a weekly roundup and we want to share with you the creative stuff that we have found during this week. As usual, there were a number of cool posts for various tastes in different categories, but we tried to focus our attention only on the most interesting. So, welcome this Friday post that features really cool stuff of the past week.
Human Photo Manipulation: 50 Amazing Artworks – this post is a great source of inspiration. Browse it and create your own stunning art! Photography category.
No more problems with finding Photoshop brushes! 30 Awesome Collection of High Quality Splatter Brushes and Tutorials post features the most coveted items. Tutorials category.