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Dimitri Tsykalov

Dimitri Tsykalov
Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses fruits to curve carve out impressive and creepy looking skulls. Have a look.

The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! : : ProofHQ – Product Blog Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…. drum-roll please! Graphic Design 1stwebdesigner Blog by Dainis Graveris in Latvia covering all things design and freelance. 2expertsdesign A blog filled with tips – whether it’s graphic design, logo design, web design, advertising, branding or typography. 456 Berea Street Blog from Roger Johansson containing articles and tutorials on web standards, accessibility and usability. 72dpi Graphic design inspiration.

Lorenzo Duran L’artista spagnolo Lorenzo Duran si avvale delle foglie come tela per le sue incisioni. Dopo il lavaggio e l’essiccazione, rimuove con precisione chirurgica ed estrema cura i segmenti in eccesso, usando una tecnica simile a quella del tradizionale paper cutting. Quest’ultimo passo è ovviamente il più difficile vista la fragilità del materiale scelto, il risultatò di questo processo è una serie di affascinanti disegni geometrici incredibilmente belli e dilicati. Grazie a Francesca per il suggerimento. via:

Katsuyo Aoki: Porcelain skulls Katsuyo Aoki’s porcelain skulls make death a beautiful thing With Halloween on its way and so much death imagery everywhere, it’s refreshing to see Katsuyo Aoki’s take on ghoulishness. Her porcelain skull sculptures feature meticulous vanilla white curly patterned details, that look like they could be made of coral–or maybe icing. (Mmm?) And if you look closely, you can almost make out blissful grins. See more of Katsuyo Aoki’s skulls below.

The Riddle of Epicurus or Epicurean paradox is the earliest known description of the Problem of evil, and is a famous argument against the existence of an all-powerful and providential God or gods. As translated by David Hume in the Dialogues concerning N In about 300 B.C., Epicurus eloquently summed up the problem of the existence of evil. It has come to be known as the Riddle of Epicurus or the Epicurean paradox. It was translated by David Hume in the Dialogues concerning Natural Religion: If God is willing to prevent evil, but is not able to Then He is not omnipotent.If He is able, but not willing Then He is malevolent.If He is both able and willing Then whence cometh evil?If He is neither able nor willing Then why call Him God? Tags: Epicurus, problem of evil Category: Good and Evil, Quotes About the Author (Author Profile) Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice.

Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts Gabriel Moreno does beautiful work with such basic materials: a pen and a brush. His illustrations begin in black and white, upon which Moreno builds, adding layers of color and images of other places and people tattooed into their skin. Flowers, birds, and faces organically expand from his subjects, as if a rush of creativity, or a dream, is escaping them. Highbury Cemetery, 2011 Well group, after months and months of planning and building and taking trips to Lowe's, the big day finally arrived. Halloween. The nervous anticipation was palpable with everyone who was on hand to help out. As we started setting up, Mother Nature was in a foul mood and opened the skies with a cold, miserable rain. And after everything was said and done, the clock struck six and we were ready to go. All in all, it was another incredible Halloween. A HUGE, HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who helped put this thing on this year. Okay enough of the rambling, onto the photos!! Mrs. We all prayed for the rain to stop. My favorite shot of the night. Little Dustin Horner was playing his part all night. Abigail Harrington (my new FCG) worked flawlessly all night, shrouded in a dense fog (except in this shot) within her crypt. This year, the front porch was transformed into a witches den, complete with 4 terrifying witches. The witches' cabinet of potions and other curiosities.

shotgunbaby 10 Street Artists You Should Know 1.) Above With unpredictable weather conditions and improvised workspaces, street art isn't that easy to do. In fact, it's extremely difficult, and that's precisely why these artists deserve so much respect. Over the last couple of years, we've featured many great street artists here at theMET. Regarding the piece on top, Above says: "When I was in Lisbon, Portugal three months ago, I would walk by this homeless lady who was begging for money everyday. 2.) Banksy is the gold standard when it comes to urban street art. 3.) Portuguese-born Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is an amazing, super-talented street artist that you've probably never heard of. 4.) I think it's fair to say that street artist Roa is on top of his game. French street artist Christian Guémy aka C215 travels around the world beautifying the streets. 6.) You have to stand at the perfect angle to see this piece by Mentalgassi. 7.) Hyuro is an Argentinian-born street artist that is currently based out of Valencia, Spain. 8.) 9.)

FALL DECOR: THE HUMBLE PUMPKIN GOES GLAM fall Just when you start to feel a little nip in the air nature heats up her colors But the true star of the season is the lowly pumpkin Pumpkins and Gourds are an inexpensive way to warm up your seasonal decor Thought I'd share some of the fabulous things you can do with them for Fall/Halloween (whether real or faux) Hope it inspires you! pumpkins.....pumpkins....pumpkins....pumpkins....pumpkins Elegant freehand painted filigrees Harlequin! Polka Dots Flowers Dots and Stripes Florals Bugs and Webs Funny and Frightful Faces Black and Silver sequins Glitter! Crows and Paper Tags Ric rac Ribbon and banner Small pumpkins beneath a lighted dome A lighted message House number a warm welcome from Martha Stewart - drilled.... Stacked in an urn with fall leaves and berries they make an impressive decoration Silver Shades of Gold from elaborate designs to the simple jack o lantern, carving makes the humble pumpkin Disney Haunted Mansion Display something rather special both real and faux pumpkins can be carved I love this display -

WWIII Propaganda Posters (by @baekdal) #design Written by Thomas Baekdal | Friday, January 28, 2011 Artist Brian Lane Winfield Moore has recreated a number of the old WWII posters in a more modern "war of interwebs" style. Beautiful work. Follow: 42Concepts Transformers: Dark of the Moon Concept Art by Ryan Church Professional concept artist Ryan Church has released concept art he created for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. His work includes concept designs for the Colossus, the Battle Cruiser and several action scenes for Downtown Chicago and Cybertron. Link: Haunted House Silhouettes With some jobs, when you’re burned out it’s best to take a break, to get away from the office and focus on something else. With creativity, however, I’ve found the opposite helps: for me the only cure for burnout is more challenges rather than fewer. One such challenge came my way a few years ago, when I had an opportunity to decorate an entire house for Halloween. The homeowner had a strict $100 budget and insisted that nothing be attached to the house in a manner that would damage the exterior shingles. The place was newly purchased, and the homeowner had yet to install any window treatments beyond inexpensive paper "contractor blinds" on all of the windows. The challenge was at first daunting, not least because I was doing the project pro-bono, the materials budget was tiny, and the restrictions seemed stifling.