The picture of the tortured artist has endured for centuries: creative geniuses who struggle with their metaphorical demons and don’t relate to life the same way as most people. Today, we know some of this can be attributed to mental illness: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and many others. Source: Mental Illness in the Web Industry
New marvelous portraits by Kai Böttcher, multi-talented photographer and digital artist, who currently studies Virtual Design at Kaiserslautern, Germany. Kai shoots gorgeous beauty and lifestyle portraits with great colors, incredible bokeh, amazing tones and lights. Pretty awesome!
While life lasts, let us live it, not pass through as zombies, and let us find in art a glorious passageway to a deeper understanding of our essential humanity. - Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) Sister Wendy, a cloistered nun whose passion for art led her to wander out into the world, where she became a … Continue reading 10 Rules for Appreciating Art by Sister Wendy Beckett (RIP)
Pete Mauney has been interested in observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night since high school. As a teenager the photographer would watch aeroplanes have they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and how they might intersect. Source: Time-Lapse Photographs Capture Swarms of Airplane Lights as They Streak Across the Night Sky
Wildlife photographers Peter and Beverly Pickford traveled over four years to all seven continents to explore the most untouched landscapes on earth. From Antarctica's Bransfield Strait, where Cape petrels forged on a towering iceberg, to Namibia's Namib Desert, where an oryx stood among dead trees in a dust storm, the places they visited are some of the most extreme habitats on the planet. This has a limited settlement of people.
Robert Proch combines the aesthetics of street art and fine art in his dizzyingly complex paintings and murals. The artist engages multiple perspectives, glitched repetitions of figures, architectural motifs, and tightly controlled colour palettes to create his distinctive style. Source: Narrative Dramas Unfold In Robert Proch’s Multi-Dimensional Glitched Paintings And Murals
Even if you have to stay and talk for an hour, stay and talk for an hour. Figure it out between you and you so you can stop getting in your own way. Source: 5 Peace of Mind Hacks Everyone Should Know. ~ Vironika Tugaleva
Stock photos are a thermometer for culture and representation–or lack thereof. The types of people usually featured in stock images are often white and gender normative: people who are considered “normal” enough to represent a broad range of experiences by the companies that commission them. Source: Powerful Portraits Make Stock Photography More Trans Inclusive
Julien Gaquère, alias Jigé , is a self-taught artist who works at the Jouret workshop in Roubaix. His drawings in multiple shapes and colors are sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, where characters and strange animals intertwine. Source: Cute and Colorful Characters by Jigé
Interested in cutting the cord? USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham breaks down the best cable alternatives on Talking Tech. USA TODAY Visitors look at a US company Qualcomm stand announcing '5G' technology at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, 26 February 2018 (Photo: EPA-EFE/ALBERTO ESTEVEZ) Faster networks, bendable phones, more choices for cord-cutters – … Continue reading 2019 technology trends: What you can expect next year
User Experience experts have logged countless hours learning about human behaviour and typically asked questions to discover unique attributes for the customers. Frequent queries have raised for UX design to understand the customer needs. Source: How Great User Experience = High Conversion Goals
“Show your work!” Who didn’t hear that from teachers over the years? But despite the collective groans from the classroom, they had a good reason for telling you to do so. Showing your work demonstrates your mastery of a particular skill or concept—a skillset that is all too often forgotten (or happily sloughed off) by … Continue reading How to get more design clients by showing your work
Growing up in New Zealand, London-based photographer Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) always had the urge to travel. “We are so far removed from everything there at the bottom of the world that we are taught at an early age to spread our wings and fly,” she explained. She recently booked a trip to Morocco with some … Continue reading A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco
The New Yorker is featuring a selection of photos taken by high school senior Colin Combs, mostly of him and his friends in Dayton, Ohio, “sometimes called the heroin capital of the United States”. Minimalism is the necessary ethos of both his concept and his process. Source: Ohio teenager’s raw photographs of his high school … Continue reading Ohio teenager’s raw photographs of his high school friends
De-stress - Get outdoors: Yes the weather outside is frightful, but that’s no reason to stay cooped up in the house or office. New Jersey is home to more than 50 state parks and numerous other sites for outdoor activities. On any smaller scale, a dose of fresh air can help to relieve stress and … Continue reading 10 Ways to De-stress in the New Year
TOMS Shoes is expanding their already considerable philanthropic reach (or should we say footprint?) by commissioning murals across the country—part of a national campaign to end gun violence. Every day, new paintings appear on brick walls and storefronts, from TOMS headquarters in Venice, CA. to The Workroom, a store in Wichita, KS. Source: TOMS is … Continue reading TOMS is commissioning powerful gun violence murals all across America.
Designing mobile apps means going through different stages: pre-planning, visual concepts, designing, prototyping, development. Source: Prototyping An App’s Design From Photoshop To Adobe XD
Description & details Here we have a nice collection of 30 free icons that capture the beauty and diversity of people and cultures around the world. All icons were crafted with great attention to details and come in multiple sizes and formats. If you enjoy this free sample, be sure to check out the full collection of Diversity Avatars. Format: … Continue reading Diversity Avatars: 30 Free Icons
© MD Pursuit Architects: HII Architects Location: No. 420, Section 2, Shulin St, South District, Tainan City, Taiwan Executive Designers: Jing-Yuan Hu, Kao-Chun Huang, Bin-Chuan Lai, Chia-Hern Wei Lighting Designer: Bo-Kuan Wu Visual Design: block design Block.tw Area: 364.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: MD Pursuit © MD Pursuit Text description provided by the architects. … Continue reading HIIHUB / HII Architects
"Illustration is a way for me to communicate, express and question ideas and ideals. For me, illustration and art is a powerful (political) tool and I want people to reflect on things that we might ignore, such as gender inequality and hidden racism," says Alva Skog .