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Magic Mushrooms From Around the World! September 29, 2014 in Art, artist, Nature, Photography Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is a surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. When we posted some spectacular images of mushrooms last week HERE, the blog immediately went viral. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store. Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing.

In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! #1 Puffballs: Currently trending on artFido: Somewhere I Would Like to Live. The Hunt HouseIn the southern part of Long Island sits this revolutionary beach house, built in 1958 by architect Andrew Geller.

The geometric shape of his residences, quite unusual for the period and very characteristic of his style, cemented his reputation as one of the most prized architects of his time. Herman Rosa AtelierConcrete and glass are the focus of this minimalist atelier, owned and created by the German sculptor Herman Rosa. Located in Munich, this spacious temple of creativity is a masterpiece where architecture and sculpture coexist in perfect harmony.

The Singleton HouseIn the prestigious neighbourhood of Bel Air, California stands one of the most iconic abodes in the world. The Singleton House by architect Richard Neutra is a transparent retreat designed for a peaceful (and stylish) life. Commissioned in the mid-1950s by industrialist Henry Singleton, the inspiring glass-walled building was later bought and renovated by legendary hairdresser Vidal Sassoon. How to Create A Perfect Logo in 11 Steps. We see many logo redesigns and modifications lately but only a few are nailing it. Is there a special formula to create the perfect and effective logo for a brand? Or is there such thing as a “perfect” logo in the first place? Spanish industrial designer Borja Acosta de Vizcaíno, created a short and simple guide on how to create the “perfect” logo.

We’ve seen so many logo design guides and tutorials before and this guide pretty sums up most of them in 11 steps. These steps are based on Webdesigner Depot‘s essential rules of effective logo design. Photoshop Watermark: Step-by-Step Tutorial to Create a Watermark in Photoshop. Awesome Typography That Takes Titles to the Next Level. Inspiration Modern techniques allow obtaining amazing results: offer visitors outstanding experience, engage them in an interactive environment, impress with stunning vivid illustrations, and so on. Nevertheless, despite such a lavish diversity and tremendous potential the common constituent of any UI, aka typography, is still a fully-fledged player in this arena that has passion, ardor, and courage in the genes. Creatives do not get tired of pleasing us with designs spiced up with sophisticated, eccentric and ingenious typography.

Static lettering is still a game. In some cases it even plays the first fiddle, creating a tremendous impact. Need some proof? Then examine our collection that covers websites where typography takes the titles to the next level. Best Examples of Typographic Titles Dawid Stasiak Dawid Stasiak has an elegant and sophisticated personal portfolio with a striking Art Deco-inspired typography. Culture Experience Days Studio Duel All About NYZ NFB/Interactive Silver Agency. Free Japanese Font - Download Japanese unicode fonts free to download for Mac and Windows. Visualgraphc. Nirvana. 9 Do's and Don'ts of Typography. Typography is currently a trendy design technique combined with graphic design recognized worldwide.

More than a trend, it has become a staple in most print and motion works for personal and commercial use. The art of typography is so talked about — so much that an iPhone app was developed to host the history and some controversial stories of typefaces. Most people think typography is all about finding cool fonts and placing them on a colored background when in reality, there is so much about this art form that is overlooked. Here is a mini bible for typography beginners to send you off with a good start. 1.) Do: Apply contrast It’s not necessary for typography to be in different colors or fonts, but there should be at least one contrast. If still undecided about how to give contrast to your work, you may also use the no-fail dark-light technique wherein you pair one dark color with one light color (e.g. black and white). 2.) Image source 3.) 4.) “I like this font. 5.) 6.) Image source 7.) Group Y. Restraint and solitude - the wonderful pared-back work of Wang Zhi-Hong.

Wang Zhi-Hong Studio on Behance. 100 Brilliant Color Combinations: And How to Apply Them to Your Designs. Color makes a design come alive. It can attract attention, set a mood, and even influence our emotions and perceptions. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when choosing a color palette for your design project. So we’ve done the hard work for you— giving you 100 color combinations inspired by nature, food & drink, travel, and everyday items. Want to use these color combinations in Canva? Click here to sign up for free if you haven’t already (if you haven’t — are you kidding me?!). Canva lets you change the colors of your design by entering the hex code in the color menu. Check out the video below for a quick tutorial on how: Nature 01. Fresh greenery and colorful blossoms make springtime a welcome sight after a long winter. 02. Red and blue are some of the most common colors that businesses use for branding, and for good reason. 03.

Desert landscapes are full of dramatic contrasts, and so is this color scheme. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Lotta Nieminen. Graphic Design Inspiration: 50 Amazing Designers You Should Know. There’s a certain feeling that you get when you step into an art gallery or see an exhibition for the first time. Inspiration: it makes your eyes wide and your brain start ticking. Most importantly, it’s a powerful force to drive new ideas. If you’re looking for inspiration for a graphic design project, there’s no better way to motivate yourself than to see good design in action.

Between imagining the technology that’s pushing us into the future and challenging the boundaries of visual communication, designers are an integral part of a fast-paced world that’s changing all around us. We wanted to share with you our pick of awesome designers that inspire and excite us to keep our creative juices flowing. We love finding new talent! 01. Hailing from Detroit, Aaron Draplin is a self-taught graphic designer who discovered his talent during a snowboarding stint at the age of 19. 02. 03. Richard Perez creates illustrations that make your imagination smile. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. OCTAGON. Trendy Web Color Palettes and Material Design Color Schemes & Tools. A few weeks ago, Matt DesLauriers @mattdesl, a graphics programmer working at Jam3, showed us an interesting development carried out on our platform.

As you already know, Awwwards has been collecting information on the most noteworthy websites since 2009 – something which makes us an essential source for web design trend analysis. The project started as an experiment, I was just learning Node at the time and decided to see if I could scrape Awwwards for some data visualization. Matt developed a tool which requests each page of the Awwwards winner gallery, then searches the HTML for all the available metadata like site name, author, date, URL, thumbnail, etc. The RGB pixels of each thumbnail are analyzed to get a rough color palette of the 3 primary colors. The result is this brilliant data visualization in which each site is represented as a pie graph showing the distribution of its 3 primary colors.

The visualization was rendered using Canvas2D. #c0dfd9 #e9ece5 #b3c2bf #3b3a36 Brdr. 2. The Craftsman ODDDS. This is Dare. Printed Matter :: alternative graphics - PROPAGANDA ::