The Evolution Of Icon Design From 1981-2013 December 4, 2013 • By Joe Howard • In Design With the GUI having now been around for over 40 years, today we are taking a look back in time at the evolution of an integral feature – the icon. Since the early 70’s, when bitmapped screens were first developed with GUI’s, the humble icon has come a long way. The following is a collection of icon design in OS’s through history. Technology » Design You Trust – Social Inspirations! 1. There may be a bit smell when you get this bag, since it’s new & unused. You could open the package and put it in a ventilate place for a few hours, then the smell will fade away.
Interactive Animation Brings Starry Night to Life 11 February '12, 12:34am Follow In what I can only describe as perhaps the most impressive application of openFrameworks I have ever seen, Petros Vrellis‘s interactive animation of Starry Night will surely blow your mind.
Blog We're giving away five passes (each good for two people) to the 55th annual CLIO Awards on Oct. 1, and we want you to tell us who should come! Nominate a deserving friend, family or colleague by tagging them in a comment on this Facebook post (one nominee per person, please). On Friday, 9/19, we'll randomly select 5 lucky winners to join us at the ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. It's up to you to decide who gets to rub elbows with industry leaders on advertising's biggest night out. Now let the nominating begin! To learn more about the CLIOs and this year's winners, visit clioawards.com, or connect on Facebook and Twitter.
Illustration tips: Ideas & inspiration - Tips There’s a certain something that marks out an amazing artwork from one that’s merely good: an extra little touch of talent or something special about the concept that raises it above the rest. Here we ask some of our favourite and most inspiring illustrators to reveal how they produce their best pieces. The artists featured are from digital, hand-made and mixed-media traditions, working in modes including advertising, fashion, editorial, character art, children’s illustration and pattern design. Their advice will show you how to improve colour and composition, produce better inked work and smarter digital techniques – and even how to come up with better concepts to underpin your next incredible artwork. Radim Malinic, brandnu.co.uk
Clever and Creative Bench Advertisements Creative uses of benches in advertising campaigns by various companies. Becherovka “Get Closer” Bench Becherovka is a traditional Czech liquor enjoyed my men and women. Long-term commucation stategy of Becherovka is captured is a slogan: Get closes. That’s why our Becherovka bench is specially designed to help people do just that. [link]
blog - upon a fold wheel of life... January 15, 2014 Something very beautiful I just watched and wanted to share. It’s a film by André Gidoin & The Makerie Studio. All filmed in camera, the horses on the carousel are spaced to spin in sync with the camera’s frame rate, creating the illusion of motion. Ball-point pen illustrations by Hakuchi by marcos333 Tue, 03/22/2011 - 23:52 What it takes to be a good visual artist nowadays? Is it knowing how to draw hyperrealistic?
Sweet Station Zemer Peled Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others. Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Discovering the art of animated logos with Adobe After Effects CC Depending on the logo design you're starting with, you'll need to first determine why you want to animate it and what story you want it to tell. Where will this animation be used? Will it be an animated avatar for a company's online presence or website? Are you creating an animated title for a video production? Or is it for a product or service business? Whatever the case — you want it to convey a message or evoke an emotional response.
HonestlyWTF My flight is booked and I’m off to Spain in September! It’s been nearly 14 years since I last visited so I’m beyond excited to return to some of my favorite places as well as explore ones I’ve been dying to experience. Case in point: Majorca. The idea of staying at Cap Rocat, a luxurious retreat which was once a 19th century Spanish fort, makes visiting this large Balearic Island that much more appealing. Orange Peel Hanger by TourDeFork From @tourdefork, a collection of objects that aim to re-use kitchen waste. Inspired by traditional Italian customs where peel and other food waste is re-used in a completely new context. (Click the images below for full sized images) Orange Peel Hanger
35 Examples Of Masterful Lighting Effects In Web Design Advertisement Using a light source the right way can add dimension and beauty to a website design. Strong light sources create a stark contrast between light areas and shadows in a design, making the elements look more realistic and dimensional and less flat. Some websites opt instead for a dim light source to create a soft glow around particular areas of the website, to attract the eye more subtly. Lighting can also create a mood for a website. Some websites use bright swirls of light to show energy, while others use a dim glow to create a peaceful mood.