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The Takeo Takei Lab of Ornithology The Takeo Takei Lab of Ornithology Takeo Takei, 1974 Takeo Takei, 1967 Takeo Takei, 1968 Takeo Takei, 1969 Takeo Takei, 1970 Takeo Takei, 1973 Works by one of my favorite artists, Takeo Takei (1894-1982). Moleskine Notebook Art by Kerby Rosanes | purple leaves Sam Pierpoint - Illustrator, Artist & Pattern Designer, Southampton | Sam Pierpoint Hi-Fructose Vol. 31 Preview! Our new issue of Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine arrives in April and features a beautiful cover and feature by Fuco Ueda, the art of Ray Caesar, interactive graphic work by Brosmind, the sculptures of Erika Sanada, Tristram Lansdowne’s otherworldly architectural paintings, Laura Ball’s constructed animal paintings, painter, Justin Bower’s glitch paintings, Jordan Kasey, surreal photography and origami works by Alma Haser, Brandi Milne’s new book, an interview with Long Gone John about this new B-Kawz release, and a very special 16 page insert by Al Columbia, featuring beautiful reproductions of his works on paper, and more! Pre-order a copy today! Erika Sanada Al Columbia special sketchbook insert Al Columbia Tristam Lansdowne Jordan Kasey Ray Caesar Justin Bower Alma Haser Laura Ball Brosmind

Tadaomi Shibuya’s amazing geometric art There’s a new name in my “Favourite artists” list: Tadaomi Shibuya, 36 years old from Yokohama, Japan. Tadaomi is an artist, an illustrator and a graphic designer and you can recognize his style in all these disciplines at first sight. He uses geometric pattern to make portraits of people, animals or to create amazing abstract art or graphic design projects. This unique but versatile style let him works in different fields, from music albums covers, to editorial illustrations or advertising projects, but also on paintings exhibited in galleries around the world. Design a creative portfolio in Photoshop We love share our passion for graphic and web design through our blog. The objective of our tutorials and articles is not just the explanation of practical techniques to realize nice illustrations or clean web layouts. We’ll be really proud if, after reading the tutorial, you will be able to apply some of our advices in your future works. You can reproduce perfectly the design in this post following, step by step, the instructions, but you will say “Thanks WeGraphic!” only if our tips will be helpful during the devopment of the next client projects. Below you can take a look to the final result of our efforts. The Final Result A gracious portfolio with a clean design and a nice illustration on the header to engage potential clients. Become a Premium Member and get unlimited access to source files and premium resources for only 7$/month. Step 0 – Start by setting-up the document Open a new document: dimensions 1200×1640 pixels and resolution 72 pixels/inch. Step 1 – Background

Micrography: Text Art and Typography | The Gawno Magazine Wikipedia tells: “Micrography, also called microcalligraphy, is a Jewish art form developed in the 9th century, with parallels in Christianity and Islam, utilizing minute Hebrew letters to form representational, geometric and abstract designs. Colored micrography is especially distinctive because these rare artworks are customarily rendered in black and white.” There are 40+ really amazing examples of contemporary micrography: from advertisement and movie posters to trash-art and self-portraits. Every image is clickable so click to view full-size image. © Rediffusion DY & R © MAB Germany © McCANN ERICKSON © Contract Advertising Created using this 1960’s classic © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created using a legendary pirate song © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created Using The Official U.S. © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created Using The Entire Script From 1983 Film. © LA Pop Art, poster product page Created using his 1964 speech to the UN © LA Pop Art, poster product page by Jeff Clark

Drawing Typography by Eika Dopludo “Life in Alphabet”, and “In Love” are two pretty amazing projects of representing type using organic inspirations. The author is Eika Dopludo illustrator and artist from Russian. > Life in the Alphabet The idea of the project is to represent a letter in a natural form and appearance. Like something alive has turned into a letter and stood still. I am in Love Motivating Posters Illustrated By Ryan McArthur » The Drop Kings Toronto graphic designer Ryan McArthur designs and creates minimalist posters. Here’s a collection of his motivational and inspirational illustrations. This will get your day going in the right direction… Take a look at some motivational quotes if you need some more inspiration…

Clever Word Play Last week I was once again wasting my time on 9GAG when I came across an awesome post with word art. Someone made a selection of images with words, but used the letters of those words to illustrate the meaning of them. There are a few in here I didn’t get right away, but once you get them all you have to admit, it’s pretty clever. After some research I came across another website with some more examples. About the author Hi, my name is Houke de Kwant. Vitsœ | Good design Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design. (Sometimes they are referred as the ‘Ten commandments’.) Here they are. Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Good design makes a product useful A product is bought to be used. Good design is aesthetic The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. Good design makes a product understandable It clarifies the product’s structure. Good design is unobtrusive Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools.

20 Stunning Photoshop Tutorials Every Designer Needs Photoshop tutorials are everywhere, but good Photoshop tutorials can be hard to find. Designers often have trouble finding enough time to design the many projects that come across their desks, which means they are usually short on the time needed to search for excellent tutorials to improve their skills. The goal of the following collection is to provide a shortcut to twenty tutorials that are worth your time. Keep exploring, though, and let me know about others that you have enjoyed! This roundup starts with the beautiful interesting stuff. My first reaction to any image that I admire is: “I can’t make that.” The image-in-smoke effect is another effect that was out of my league. Why is such a simple effect put down as number three? I’ll be honest. Simple to do, impressive to look at. You don’t have to work very hard to make some amazing watercolor portraits. Anybody can pixelate an image using tools built right into Photoshop. Grunge. Graffiti is art. I am a fan of folding real paper.