Batman's Rogues Gallery by Jegang Check out the wonderful graphic illustrations created by deviantART user Jegang which showcase the mightiest of Gotham City’s rogues gallery through both simple imagery and signature messages. Click to see larger image. via [deviantART] 40 Minimalist Print Ads That'll Catch Your Eye While print advertising always seems like a marketer’s dream when compared to online ads, it’s yet another field where it’s getting more and more difficult to cut through the noise and deliver the client’s message. In the digital age, the attention span of the consumer is razor thin, making it harder for advertisers to secure attention whether it’s in print or on the web. To combat this, we’re seeing advertisers reach for a minimalist approach, using little copy and sparse imagery to convey a message simply that gets attention more for what’s not there. Below is a showcase of 40 creative and beautifully designed minimalist print ads. The messages are quick and easily digestible. Take a look! Ace Alka Seltzer Bic Bounce Cafe Venezia Canadian Dental Association Cannes Young Lions Calgary Farmers Market Citric Coke Colgate Dig2Go Durex The Economist Faber Castell FedEx GeekSquad Hospital Aleman Heineken Heinz Hubba Bubba Jeep Jeternel LA Folding Bike Lego Listerine McDonalds Mitsubishi Orbit Orion Oxy Play-Doh SanDisk Veet
11 Pencil Vs. Camera Images 986 653Share10.7K Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and now living in Belgium, Ben Heine is an amazing artist who overlaps hand-drawn works of art with photos to create stunning images. I selected eleven of his Pencil Vs. Adam Martinakis - "Metaphysical Objectivity in Comparison to Realism" Digital artist Adam Martinakis (previously) was born Poland in 1972 and currently lives and works in in Cannock, UK. His computer-generated artworks employ aspects of photorealism and surrealism to explore the human condition which he says results in a “mixture of post-fantasy futurism and abstract symbolism”. Above are a handful of works from the last year or so, several of which were on view at The Lloyd Gill Gallery through last week as part of a group show titled Metaphysical Objectivity in Comparison to Realism.
AMS Design Blog: Product Spotlight : Knock Knock Stationary I first saw a knock knock product in the shop at the Saatchi gallery here in London and it was love at first site. Self proclaimed as putting the fun in functional, their products are totally useless but incredibly amusing and make for great gifts. Check out their website here. Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view. What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. Update: Post updated 10/18/2016 with new photography.
"Replaceface" series by Steve Payne In Artists Inspire Artists’s “Artists Series” we single out one amazing artist who’s work could stand alone. Today we have Steve Payne, who created the Replaceface series, where Steve took digital copies of George Dawe’s paintings of russian generals and added celebrities faces to the portrait using photoshop. So as always, enjoy & live inspired! Related Artists Series #17 - Michael Kutsche In Artists Inspire Artists’s “Artists Series” we single out one amazing artist who’s work could stand alone. June 11, 2012 In "Digital Arts" Artist Series 44 - Manu Duf In Artists Inspire Artists’s “Artists Series” we take a look at French born illustrator, print designer, and digital artist, Manu Duf. June 27, 2014 In "Artists Series" Artists Series #19 - Giuseppe Parisi In Artists Inspire Artists’s “Artists Series” we single out one amazing artist who’s work could stand alone. July 10, 2012 Ellison Design student based in CA who was one of the co-founder of AIA and CubeBreaker.com
Industrial Design: Braun vs Apple Email Apple products have amazing design, but Apple lead designer Jonathan Ive freely admits that he draws heavy insipiration from his idol Dieter Rams. Jump over the break to check out some similarities between 1950s-1970s Braun and modern Apple products… Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light « Cat in water Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The best part is that you can easily create something similar at home – all you need is one or two lamps and some items from your desk. The stunning light painting below, made with an array of colored airplanes has found its way to exhibitions like the Fly to Baku at De Pury Gallery in London. Rashad adds, “Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Comments comments
Extreme Advertisements Inspiration An advertisement’s aim is to instantly attract the attention of viewers. Some use humour to draw viewers’ attention, but there are other kinds of advertisements that go to extremes to present something different. Presenting another side to design, some of the advertisements shared in this article today may be a little visually disturbing or conceptually controversial. Warning: Viewers Discretion Is Advised! Image from: Squid 80 Controversial and Disturbing Print Ads Let’s look at these advertisements objectively with an open and analytical mind and appreciate the creativity that went into it. Here are 80 controversial advertisements that challenge the boundaries of what is socially and morally acceptable with the use of dark humour and shock tactics. Just liquid hand wash: Cockroaches Ariel: Pervert Amnesty International: Archery AMAM - Association of Women Against Genital Mutilation: Plastic doll Alka-Seltzer: New Year Alac: Kitchen Ace: Tarantula A Bela Sintra: Foot WWF: Blood
The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! - ProofHQ 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.
42 Highly Innovative Advertisements Its very true that your first impression is your last impression, specially for Advertisement companies. Because, if the Ad will not catch the attention of viewer, then within a blink of eye it will be considered failed. There are many Ads Agencies and giant corporations, which truly are working very hard to make us laugh and make us look at the Ads again and again. These companies are always looking for a very new and innovative Idea for their Ads prints and we see their innovative and creative ideas in our daily life. Here we have collected some very innovative and creative Ads for you to look at and I am pretty sure that you will love these Ads, and sure will see these interesting Ads again. MA: Discover the Full Story Pepsi: We Wish You a Scary Halloween! Omax: Wide Angle Lenses Ecovia: Stop the Violence Weight Watchers Keloptic Nivea Men: Because Life Makes Wrinkles Moms Demand Action: One Child Is Holding Something That’s Banned in America to Protect Them Australia Post Colgate Dental Floss