Digital art by Romain Bonnet

“A former professional flamenco guitarist, I took my musical retreat in the South of France to dedicate myself to another form of art that allows me to associate several forms of artistic expressions, such as painting or manipulated photography. Source: Digital art by Romain Bonnet

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17 Charming Shabby-Chic Deck Designs You Need In Your Backyard

There are a few things that can improve the quality of your outdoor areas like a deck can. It is the most versatile addition that you can update your backyard, courtyard, porch or garden with. I mean, there are just so many things that you can do with a deck, especially if it is in … Continue reading 17 Charming Shabby-Chic Deck Designs You Need In Your Backyard

Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

Its fame was hugely amplified by a star appearance in the 1967 Hollywood film The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman, but it didn’t need such publicity for success. Its basic excellence and loss-making Alfa Romeo’s inability to replace it caused it to live on for 27 years, in an increasingly adulterated form, before being replaced in … Continue reading Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year's most important happenings in architecture. A barrage of "top 10" articles come out at the end of every year, trumpeting the best films, plays, exhibitions and so on of the previous 12 months. Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

Sometimes, the key to refining your design idea is to think like a designer. No matter how new you are to graphic design, by learning some of the most widely used graphic design terms, you’ll be able to think and design like a pro within minutes—no prior experience required. Source: What is graphic design? All … Continue reading What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

It’s a pattern that dates back to the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt. Yet it never seems to go out of style. We’re talking about herringbone — a design aesthetic that the experts say is trending higher lately in home design and which can instantly add an upscale look and chic to your interiors. Source: … Continue reading Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

Super Fresh and Colorful Patterns by Atelier Irradié

Atelier Irradié shared a beautiful project where they showcase an incredible series of patterns made in 2018 for Uniquely J sparkling water packaging, the 2018 campaign of French Beauty brand Une Heure pour Soi, and the new design of Glamour Magazine UK. Source: Super Fresh and Colorful Patterns by Atelier Irradié

Anisa Makhoul – Illustration Love for clothing label Makool

Patternbank recently discovered the beautiful work of Anisa Makhoul and thought we’d share some of her gorgeous illustrations. Anisa is the daughter of a Lebanese beekeeper, after graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in Printmaking, she launched her own clothing label, Makool. Source: Anisa Makhoul – Illustration Love

DESIGNER – esther loopstra

skip to main | skip to sidebar 25 June 2018 DESIGNER - esther loopstra Esther Loopstra is an illustrator and designer based in Seattle, USA. Esther recently created a series of of designs called Ancient Animals. This colourful series of artworks were inspired by her love of history, patterns and the natural world. Source: DESIGNER … Continue reading DESIGNER – esther loopstra

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HOUSE A – concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick

“Minimal land, minimal house, minimal life” Words from Whispering Smith Architecture. What a wonderful combination of concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick and much more. Just stunning.

Paper Marbling Textures Vol.3

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.

Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art

Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.

Kast Have Designed A Collection of Colorful Patterned Concrete Basins (www.contemporist.com)

Kast has designed 'Kast Canvas', a series of 3 concrete basins that have contemporary surface patterns to add texture and interest.

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William Morris – beauty of practicality

William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic desgn "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful." That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, a British designer and social reformer.  … Continue reading William Morris – beauty of practicality

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Necker cube and the problem of perception

The Necker cube illustrates how the eye can reach two conclusions. The two squares in the Necker cube can be perceived as either the front or the rear surface of the cube.

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The Colour Blue

The Colour Blue has always been my favourite colour.  Apparently, I am in good company as blue is one of the most well-liked colours.  It is the least gender specific having equal appeal to both men and women. Blue can affect us physically it calms and sedates, cools and aids intuition. "Good things are associated … Continue reading The Colour Blue

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Creating an Illustration Guideline

An Illustration is like any other form of design. It’s vital that it is consistent. The best way to do this is by creating guidelines across our illustrations Why is it needed? Identifying the core values and a high-level rationale as to why you need illustrations is key to outlining your style. Source: Creating an … Continue reading Creating an Illustration Guideline

Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

Day 21: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Underestimating A Flat Bid Happens To Everyone! Over the years here on Mixing Light, we’ve talked a lot about various financial issues when it comes to running your own color […] The post Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat … Continue reading Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

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Color Inspiration: Sensational Street Art Featuring Every Shade

We’ve all been there. Walking down the road, enjoying an outdoor stroll when the weather if fine, or driving along on our ways to our next destination, when we’re literally stopped in our tracks by stunning—and colorful—improvisational artistry. Source: Color Inspiration: Sensational Street Art Featuring Every Shade