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This little astronaut — introduced and photographed by visual poet, Mauco Sosa — crosses familiar things. Where does he go?Read More →

The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.Read More →

Hey folks, it’s been a while. Life got in the way, but I’m back from hibernation and I will try to post more frequently. This work designed by Malva Sawada and creative directed by Andrew Trotter is what got me out of my slumber. It’s a super minimal packaging design forRead More →

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art and the three responsibilities of artists. “The aim of art is insight, understanding of the essential life of feeling,” philosopher Susanne Langer asserted a generation later in her trailblazing treatise on theRead More →

One of the best things about Tate Modern’s Picasso exhibition is it contains some terrible art. I mean real howlers. Paintings in which we see the modern master fluffing his lines and losing his form. It’s such a relief. Not because we learn he is fallible like the rest ofRead More →

On the occasion of Philippe Apeloig’s lecture “Abstract or not” at Mudam Luxembourg, Design Friends published a 24-pages catalogue in French and English. The interview was conducted by Arthur Dreyfus.Read More →

Professional photographer and film director Platon Yurich makes surrealistic photographs. He uses models and unearths unique places to give his shots a mysterious and dreamlike genre. His work is to discover on Instagram.Read More →

Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I decided to write a little guide on it. There are many options depending on what look you’re going for.Read More →

(Reblog – scottkelby.com) Happy Monday, everybody. I think I’ve got a good one for ya today (plus a free downloadable print template for you, too). Read More →

You have probably heard the saying ‘a picture conveys a thousand words.’ You can use this concept to promote the brand image of the products or services you are offering to sell to the public via an eye-catching graphic design of your organization’s logo .Read More →

Lush green, wheat yellow and rust brown star in this rural-inspired colour scheme that is quite contemporary.  I call it Country Cool.Read More →

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Visual design is at work everywhere around us.  It gives shapes and form to the books we read, the posters we see and the road signs that we pass on the streets.Read More →

Northern lights are a result of the collision of gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.  This palette I created from the deep and cosmic colours of a photo taken in Estonia. I have called it Aurora.Read More →

I created these illustrations from a number of old newspapers from the 1960’s.  The images have been isolated from travel sections of newspapers.  They are lovely and clean when viewed on their own.Read More →

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I maintain a digital visual diary in which most days I try to spend some time looking a visual design technique used in all types of medium.  I have a subscription to Press Reader which allows me to access hundreds of magazines from around the world.  Any design elements that I like I take screenshots and snippets from magazines or websites that I visit.Read More →

This colour palette was created with adobe colour it is called ‘Summer Morning.’ Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College andRead More →

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Project: Website for Akora Group. Example of production workflow for Bailey Street DesignRead More →

Benefits of Parallax Scrolling

One of the best methods to present the content of your website is by using a technique called parallax scrolling. This has the effect of creating an illusion which causes a feeling of immersion by creating interesting visual effects.  In the late 1980’s and early 90’s, games like Super Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog created the illusion of depth by incorporating layered background images that would scroll with the character at varying speeds.  For instance, as the player would run, a distant background image of mountains would move slowly, while closer background images would move faster.Read More →