We have come to the end of yet another year — just in time for another roundup of wallpapers for your New Year 2011 celebrations for your desktop! Made in Design wishes you all a Happy New Year and hope that 2011 brings you much success and prosperity in all your endeavors. And don’t forget to stay inspired and creative!
Öne time I was out at a clients and needed to perform some Photoshop work on an image that we were uploading to their new website. I have used Adobe's "Photoshop Live" at photoshop.com before, but it's pretty basic and we could not get the image cropping to work correctly... so went back to the Google search results for "Photoshop online" and the next item in the search was "Pixlr". Well! This just blew me away, what a great service and free!. The work that must have gone into the development of this online app. Pixlr is a user friendly online image editing application that is essentially designed for non professional users and allows them to effortlessly edit images. Fast, simple and enough features to make this a great find for low- to moderate-level photo editing. You can create a new image, upload an image, or grab one directly from a URL location. The Pixlr Editor has nice features but requires some knowledge of photo imaging software or you will get lost. There is not much user support available (it is free), but the user interface is very easy to navigate and user-friendly. There is a easy version called "Pixlr Express", which is so simple anyone can master it in seconds. You can also grab a Firefox or Chrome extension "Pixlr Grabber" that lets you right click on any image in a webpage and load it into Pixlr for editing.
I was just amazed with the various furniture I saw in the video below, for they are space saving, extremely practical and are also really well designed. They are more than a simple folding bed or an expanding table but actual transforming pieces that would be efficient within any apartment, room or home. The maker is explaining throughout about the furniture design, but the video is totally worth watching!
The process, as explained by Resource Furniture, combines a Furniture Designer, a Mechanical Engineer and also a Hardware company to put together amazing sets that could make any room, studio apartment or space a lot more useful and enjoyable.
If you are more of a Geek, then you should definitely have a look at the Geeky Furniture we covered before or the Geeky Coffee Table Designs that could really be a fit in at least one room in every home.
Takeshi Murata has been influenced by a history of visual music, animation, and abstraction in film, as well as by a long tradition of reworking this history and recycling its cinematic forms. Yet it takes an artist like him to revisit these traditions through digital tools and at the same time to explore a dystopia of the digital age. Murata’s visions are a nightmare of viral editing in which all material becomes an endless liquefied abstraction of information, seemingly floating in and out of barely recognizable figurations. In fact, no image or figure is ever sustained. Every image is pixilated to its essence of endless morphology, driven by currents of psychic state of minds.
Science fiction art had a remarkably different look back in the 70s and 80s, mostly due to the tools that were used (there was no such thing as digital paintings and Photoshop), and as a result, they all posses a style not very prevalent today, from the type of illustrations, to the bright, vivid colors and lighting, vintage sci-fi art manages to look anything like the stuff that’s produced today.
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Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of talking about the “BP Oil Spill” that happened in the Gulf of Mexico. It is considered as the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. Many people think that BP is handling the oil disaster badly, so to show the frustration LogoMyWay has made a contest where people can send in their redesigned BP logo with a “more suitable design”.
There have been made quite a few creative examples like making BP rather stand for Bad Planning and Big Problems. Some have even used animals as inspiration and created logos with birds or whales trapped in the oil.
Unlike this contest with negative logos, an artist has made illustrations of how things would look like in “the perfect world”.
MANGA MAD gives insight into contemporary Japanese culture through the iconography of its biggest pop culture and explains why comics are not just for children, as depicted by the compulsive consumer obsessiveness of the otaku adult manga and anime scene. The tradition of graphic narrative is traced in Japanese art history through to the post WW2 boom of comics. There is extensive coverage of cyber-sex, 'electronics town', Akihabara. The virtual reality, manga-anime-mecca, for otaku, and most popular tourist attraction in Japan. In addition, Comiket Market, the biggest comic and cosplay event in the world is featured with an interview with its founder, Mr Yonezawa, who recently passed away. Candid interviews with artists, animators, publishers, historians, retailers and otaku fans punctuate vivid fantasy graphics and cartoon-clad, bustling, metropolis vistas, segued with an exotic, electro sound track. MANGA MAD opens the window behind the Japanese mask, to reveal what's really going on in the collective imagination, and explains why manga is so ubiquitous, mesmerising, virtually uncensored, and is now contagiously popular world wide.
These 8-bit illustrations are made by artist and designer Jude Buffum from Philadelphia. He gets his inspiration from various old school movies, video games, toys and politics.
Illustrator Christopher Uminga has me in awe of his talent. He’s created an amazing series of superhero/Star Wars/Ninja Turtles/etc. pictures in his own unique art style, and they’re the coolest things I’ve seen in quite some time. We’ve got the full gallery for you below and be sure to click on any of the pictures to make them huge with the help of our brand new gallery page! Hooray, we’ve made it into the 21st century!
Creativity has no boundary, no limit, and no measurement; it is basically the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. It involves critical thinking and then turning your imagination into reality. There are many artists who are well-versed with converting their dreams and imagination into paper, canvas, and computer screen; and because of this ability or you can say because of their creativity, they are not only gaining fame but earning handsome money. But at some point, almost every artist feels uninspired and uncreative. So, here’s the instant help on getting over creative burnout and getting your enthusiasm and creativity back.