Art Architect and digital artist Laurent Rosset creates sweeping photographic landscapes the seem to curl upward into infinity like an enormous wave that obliterates the sky. Rosset uses much of his own photography to create each image and enjoys discovering how even slight manipulations can vastly change the composition or meaning of a photograph. You can see more of his work on Instagram, and if you liked this also check out Aydin Buyuktas. (via Colossal Submissions) Archaeologists in Turkey recently unearthed an exceptionally preserved mosaic inside the remains of a building from the 3rd century.
20 Logos We Love Thousands of logos compete for our attention every day. While we may not always consciously recognize their importance, when a change is made to the logo of a brand we love, collective protest is often the result. In a much-publicized case a couple of years ago, Gap unveiled a new logo that was widely maligned. More recently, the University of California introduced a logo that represented a stylistic shift from the previous traditional look; the gradient effect on the C quickly became the focus of criticism, even motivating several online petitions calling for a repeal.
Flavorwire As you already know, The Avengers is pretty much already the people’s choice movie of the year, and has inspired all manner of pop culture tributes in recent months, from the relatively high brow to the delightfully low brow. Well, here’s just one more for you to add to the list, and it comes with a bonus — in addition to being a charming idea, these cute Avengers-themed cocktails, created by the genius mind (and great illustrator) behind The More I Arty, actually look pretty delicious. And hey, a sampling of your favorite before you go see the film in 3-d might just improve the experience.
The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 (detail) Snake and Grenade, Lightbox, 2012 Snake and Grenade, Lightbox, 2012 (detail) Case study: The Evolving Statute of a Web Design Blogger Smashing Magazine is probable the most famous web design blog. It is due to the fact that it was one of the first blogs treating web design subjects, Smashing Magazine being founded in 2006. Nowadays, it represents an interesting story about what passion and hard work mean – the guys behind this blog having conferences all over the world and constantly they are launching interesting and very useful books. The purpose of this article isn’t to highlight how amazing is this blog or its owners. My idea is to share with you a fresh thought of mine: how far evolved web design blogosphere!
Grid Based Web Design Resources As a complement to our prior post "30 Grid-Based Websites", we've made a selection of indispensable resources like layout frameworks, tutorials, books, templates and useful tools that can help you understand and implement grid based design in your projects. Let's start with a little history. Many of you know who Massimo Vignelli is, a known designer with a solid modernist influence who developed his career in numerous areas of design. In 1977, he designed the Unigrid System for the National Park Service. The module grid system allowed the creation of brochures in ten basic formats keeping a consistent, recognizable structure. Who knew that 30 years later his work would be the inspiration of a discipline that he couldn't even dream of at that time.
Digital Marketing Blog 14 fantastic things we found on the internet this week This round-up covers a whole two weeks’ worth of brilliant entertainments, distractions and hijinks that we found on the internet. Yes the round-up took the extended Easter weekend off. MUSIC Blood Red Shoes Blood Red Shoes is the meeting of Laura-Mary Carter (guitare and vocals) and Steven Ansell (drums and vocals) in Brighton (UK), and also the quick... Gilbert & George Bend it ! Off: ...Gilbert and George created an original Dancing Sculpture. Gilbert: And here we are twenty-five years later... George: with our favorite...
Algorithmic 3D, Algorithmic, Art, Audio-Reactive, Computational Design, Design, Generative, Graphic Design, Inspiration, Java, OpenGL, Particles, Processing.org, Reza, Simulation, Special Effects, Technology, vfx, Visuals March 14, 2012 My interpretation of the emoticon “OMG” for Samsung’s Noteworthy Project: noteworthyproject.com/ What a Difference a Header Makes! Three Theme Transformations WordPress.com bloggers create some truly bespoke sites using our 200+ themes as a starting point — the possibilities are endless, especially if you’re willing to give CSS a try. What if you want something that’s more off-the-shelf, but still feels like you? Using a custom header and background — options that are available with most themes, no upgrade or coding chops needed — can completely transform the look of a theme. Not convinced?
Working with Big Brands: Examples of Success It seems like a general rule that when creative teams work with big names or large institutions the final results aren't at all similar to what the team had in mind at the beginning of the process. The ebb and flow of creativity and ideas is easy at first with all the adrenaline and excitement of having landed a large account. But then comes the execution of the project, the process. Of course, these organizations know their audience better than you do, so it's a job that has to be done jointly. Large companies tend to have large teams which equals many opinions at once. And when their opinions are dissonant amongst each other, it just gets worse.
Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list. Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. TELEVISION To celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Madeleine Malraux today, Purple looks back at Silence a Genius at Work by Katerina Jebb. On her way to becoming a world-renowned pianist Madeleine Malraux survived two world wars, two husbands, and eight unpredictable decades. Once married to the French novelist, art theorist, and Minister for Cultural Affairs Andre Malraux, she has given concerts around the world performing mainly Erik Satie, her favourite composer, but also Debussy, Dmitri Shostakovich and Prokofiev.
Zim and Zou Official poster of the SXSW Film Festival 2014 (Austin, Texas). In collaboration with Gravillis. Austin's symbols : - Paramount Theater - Food Trailer Parks - South Congress Bridge bats (- The Texas Capitol) "Our goal was to create a poster that did not feel like it could be easily digitally reproduced. Ultimately, we wanted to embrace the 'do-it-yourself' ethos that SXSW has shown each year with their creative and imaginative footprint at the festival.”