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45 Awesome Abstract Textures. Finding that perfect texture for your design can be quite the search, and also quite time consuming.

45 Awesome Abstract Textures

100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands. Knife maker talks shop and shows the tools of the trade - The Feed Blog. (CBS) - We hit on the subject of food/cooking in our last post with an expert butcher displaying how to take a pig apart.

Knife maker talks shop and shows the tools of the trade - The Feed Blog

So let's stick with the theme, but switch gears a little, and focus on the tools of the trade: knives! Check out this video with an expert knife maker talking about his craft. Free High Resolution Textures - Lost and Taken. Color Scheme Designer 3. HitRECord. Origine-univers-creation-big-bang-550x412.jpg (JPEG Image, 550 × 412 pixels) Mossgraffiti. D&H - PRINT. Tree of Life. Das ‘Tree of Life’ Poster sieht von weitem wie ein Querschnitt eines Baumstammes aus.

Tree of Life

Bei genauerem Hinsehen erkennt man jedoch, dass es sich bei den schwarzen Kreisen nicht um Holzringe, sondern um hunderte verschiedene Silhouetten von Tieren handelt. Das Projekt soll auf die Abholzung des Regenwaldes und die damit verbundene Zerstörung des Lebensraumes der Tiere aufmerksam machen. Den Print könnt ihr hier für 45 Dollar kaufen. Via: Mail. Search.

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Painting. Typography. Image Mosaic Generator. This exclusive free web application is brand new.

Image Mosaic Generator

Unforunately it is only available from December 2008 to February 2009, so make sure you tell your friends about it now! :) All images used in the construction of images mosaics are fetched from Flickr and copyright of their respective owners. The Image Mosaic Generator was created by Peter, you can contact the author by sending an email. If you think this web app is cool, then please tell your friends about it. :)

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Sculpture. Drawing. Light Light's Sublime Levitating Lamps. Posted by Ray | 30 Sep 2011 | Comments (9) Designer Angela Jansen of Design Academy Eindhoven recently collaborated with engineer Ger Jansen on a pair of skeuomorphic LED lamps that they're currently selling as Light Light.

Light Light's Sublime Levitating Lamps

Their website knowingly notes that "It is uncommon for engineers to find good domestic applications for their technology... and it is likewise rare for designers of consumer objects to embrace cutting-edge technology wholeheartedly. " Which, of course, is "perhaps what makes the cross-pollination of ideas between Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen so remarkable. " The Light Light series creates an incredible visual conversation piece. It is like an optical illusion, yet one that is kind to the eyes and easy on the mind. Bombastic copy aside, the products speak for themselves. Some assembly required (illustrated below, not above): In short, Light Light is (the first?)

Again, per the designers: "...this handcrafted lamp can be dimmed but never ignored. More videos here. Logopond - Identity Inspiration. Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s. In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation.

Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s

This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought. "Buy Domestic! " poster, 1930 [+] Cover of "Nippon" magazine issue #1, Oct 1934 [+] "Fuji Weekly" cover, Oct 1930 [+] Poster for Japan's first national census, 1920 [+] // "Health for body and country" poster, c. 1930 [+]

Mods: 26 Sexy Steampunk Gadgets & Hi-Tech Hacks. Mech Mods: 26 Sexy Steampunk Gadgets & Hi-Tech Hacks Article by Angie, filed under Gadgets & Geekery in the Technology category.

Mods: 26 Sexy Steampunk Gadgets & Hi-Tech Hacks

Steampunk is the mating of technology and romance, breeding some of the most wickedly cool gadget’s and art you’ve ever seen. It’s cool and brass-clad sexy. With a post apocalyptic type of rebellion, Steampunk enthusiast mod almost everything you can imagine and then some. This amazing urban art movement was birthed on the Internet, so it’s no wonder hi-tech hardware hackers are romancing technology with a Victorian passion, yearning for the aesthetic realm of The Time That Never Happened; Steampunk – where the future meets the past. Mouse, USB, RSS Feed. A Singular Creation Art Community.

Sweet Inventions

How To Build The World's Best Paper Airplanes. TheSlingshot.com. Architecture. The Secret Law of Page Harmony. “A method to produce the perfect book.”

The Secret Law of Page Harmony

The perfect book. This is how designer-genius Jan Tschichold described this system. Not the ok book, nor the pretty good book, but the perfect book. This method existed long before the computer, the printing press and even a defined measuring unit. Amazing Design Freebies #3. Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects. Paint Moss Graffiti - Step-by-Step Guides for Offbeat DIY Projects. How to Get a Professional Look With Color. What makes a design look coordinated, planned and professional?

How to Get a Professional Look With Color

The answer is: ‘color’. Not every project needs bland corporate blue to look professional. Planning color means creating a framework that describes which colors to use and how to use them. Color is the slipperiest design element.

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