Where Graffiti Belongs: Stephen Powers’s A Love Letter to the City

By: Evan Johnston on Jul 22nd 2014
Where Graffiti Belongs:  Stephen Powers’s A Love Letter to the City

These sentiments almost seem like commercial slogans, but they don’t have a corporate sponsor. Powers believes that his work helps the community, that he is advertising for a product and that product is love. Perhaps that’s why the police in Philadelphia simply offered ESPO and his crew a “Good luck, yo” while they painted a wall during a snowstorm. Prior to becoming a full time artist, Powers worked as editor and publisher for his own magazine, On the Go,... CONTINUE READING

The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

By: Julia Wild on Jul 21st 2014
The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

In a past article Nicole Spiegel-Grolsch spoke to several leaders in the design industry to find out what they thought were the most important factors to consider in order to decide which university to attend. Von Glitshka explains in this article “Are they known for graduating quality students? Let’s face it many are after those willing to write a check and thus they don’t care too much about quality and rarely vet those taking their program”. He goes on... CONTINUE READING

Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

Each “book bench” features a story, but not any old story; every single one is linked to London in one way or another and each is based on a book such as “How to Train your Dragon, “The Railway Children”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Peter Pan”, “Sherlock Holmes” and so many more. You can see the entire list of benches and also their location. The website tells you all about each bench and also about each... CONTINUE READING

Scribble Pen: The World’s First Pen That Can Draw in Every Color

By: Julia Wild on Jul 15th 2014
Scribble Pen: The World's First Pen That Can Draw in Every Color

There are actually two different types of Scribble pens that will be made available shortly: The Scribble Ink and the Scribble Stylus. The scribble ink is an ink cartridge. It lets you draw on paper with the color that you have captured. The second one, the Scribble Stylus, is the one that will allow people to splash color around on your mobile devices screen (once the Scribble app has been installed). Those who are passionate about anything related to... CONTINUE READING

5 Awesome Creative Design Finds of the Day

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 14th 2014
5 Awesome Creative Design Finds of the Day

Labels Brought to Life as GIFs While there isn’t necessarily a practical use to these GIFs, Trevor Carmick has created some eye-catching and awe-inspiring animated GIFs of some of his favorite beers. It offers another look at otherwise flat design. This will hopefully inspire other designers and brands to explore additional realms of design to show us just what could happen when our favorite icons come to life. Playful Barcode Designs The barcode has been an unexplored terrain up... CONTINUE READING

Beautiful Design Concepts For The New Iphone 6

By: Julia Wild on Jul 11th 2014
Beautiful Design Concepts For The New Iphone 6

Among the discussed changes and leaks, media are predicting the following: An unbreakable display – It appears that Apple have signed a deal to use quite a bit of sapphire glass in its phones. According to techradar.com the company is buying up enough to use the super-hard technology for its displays. Display Size – Two Bigger Screen Sizes – Accoringat least two bigger screen sizes — 4.7-inch and 5.5- or 5.7-inch Thickness – the iPhone 6 will apparently be... CONTINUE READING

Brilliant Cartoonists Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

By: Julia Wild on Jul 9th 2014
Brilliant Cartoonists  Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

The list of contributors really should be able to do justice to the original, and having seen some of the pieces it truly does look like it will be superb. Locust Moon explains to GraphicDesign.com “Nearly all of the artists are folks we approached either as friends, or online, or at conventions. They all signed up to the project without much or any hesitation, after hearing about the mission and the chance to work on such a big canvas“.... CONTINUE READING

How to Create Pseudo HDR Effect in Photoshop

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jul 8th 2014
How to Create Pseudo HDR Effect in Photoshop

The technique behind the HDR images is based on taken the same shot three or more times using under-exposed value of -2, default exposure value of zero, and over exposed value of +2. The three images should be taken with the same position and other factors such as the ISO and shutter speed. Then the images are imported into Adobe Photoshop using the HDR script that merge the images in one HDR image allowing you to modify the HDR... CONTINUE READING

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