eBay Bidder Buys 4chan Screenshot, as Art, for $90,000 A screenshot of said screenshot. CNET reports that an eBay customer has bid $90,900 for a screenshot of a post on 4chan. Titled Artwork by Anonymous, the work features a user’s musings on the value of art. “Art used to be something to cherish,” they lament. The Art of Print Ads: 50 Catchy Designs In today’s marketing world print ads remains a very effective means to grab the audience. A printed ad has got a specific format which designers have to take into account when creating it. The main idea or message should be communicated simply, be eye-catchy enough to attract the viewer’s attention and presented in the best possible way. But the question is how a designer can achieve a success and create an ad that would make the audience draw enough attention at the offered products or services. The question still remains open:) Sometimes it is difficult to explain why one ad impresses on us, and another one doesn’t evoke any feelings.
Harry Pointer During the 1870s, the Brighton photographer Harry Pointer (1822-1889) became well known for a series of carte-de-visite photographs which featured his pet cats. Pointer began by taking conventional photographs of cats resting, drinking milk or sleeping in a basket, but from around 1870 he specialised in photographing cats in a variety of poses, placing his cats in settings that would create a humorous or appealing picture. Pointer often arranged his cats in unusual poses that mimicked human activities - a cat riding a tricycle, cats roller-skating and even a cat taking a photograph with a camera. Harry Pointer soon realised that even a relatively straight-forward cat photograph could be turned into an amusing or appealing image by adding a written caption. Pointer increased the commercial potential of his cat pictures by adding a written greeting such as "A Happy New Year" or "Very many happy returns of the day".
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Creative Ads To Refresh Your Mind Creative Advertising Posters are great to refresh your mind at getting people’s attention as long as you don’t make them too text heavy and you include an eye-catching most effective graphic in look-at-me colors. To make your posters design really effective, you should use text that gives people a benefit like “Oprah ate here.” Or “We carry Oprah’s favorite things here.”
Loneliness Party (寂寞党) About The Loneliness Party (寂寞党) refers to a group of Chinese Internet users who commiserate over their loneliness and singlehood, in similar vein to the Solo Regiment on the Korean web. The party was established following the emergence of the viral catchphrase “What (X) is (Y)ing is not (Z), It is Loneliness” in 2009 and continues to remain active. Origin Product Packaging That Would Delight Any Designer Posted by Amit Shamis on Sep 1, 2011 in Inspiration | 1 comment Here’s a newsflash: Web Designers love package design. Well I do! Save Toby About Save Toby is website made by two East coast college students, who have threatened to eat a small rabbit named Toby unless they receive $50,000. “On June 30, 2005, Toby will die. I am going to eat him. God as my witness, I will devour this little guy unless I receive $50,000 into my account.” Apparently, the two webmasters found an injured rabbit outside of their home, and nursed it back to health.