At First I Thought These Were Regular Paintings. Then I Kept Looking And...Holy Cow! art You think you've seen it all, and then something like this comes along. Los Angeles-based artist Alexa Meade has made a name for herself by turing real people into walking, talking works of art. Using acrylic paints, she paints on the skin of human subjects in a way that optically flattens them into two-dimensional paintings. How to go beyond the basics with SVG filters Filter effects apply graphics operations such as blurs, lighting, colour transformations and distortions to content. Today's browsers implement three types of filters: CSS filters: a set of simple CSS properties like sepia() and contrast() that can be applied to any HTML content.
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Designing with Dynamic Content A lot of visual designers I’ve worked with have convinced themselves every user’s name is “Sara” without an “h”. For most of my career I’ve had to battle designers creating incredibly unrealistic best-case scenario mock-ups. You know what I’m talking about. The user’s name is “Sara Smith” and always fits neatly on one line. Her profile picture looks like it was clipped out of a magazine. A New Acoustic Instrument That Creates Sounds like a Digital Synthesizer The Yabahar is a new acoustic instrument designed by Istanbul-based musician Görkem Şen that emits music right out of a retro sci-fi movie, a remarkable feat considering there isn’t a bit of electricity involved. The Yabahar can be played in a variety of different ways using mallets or with a bow, relying on a combination of two drum-like membranes, long springs, and a tall fretted neck to create music. Like any instrument, it’s capable of producing sounds that run the gamut from “beautiful music” to “noise.” Give it a listen! (via The Creators Project) Update: Here’s a video (in Turkish) of Şen giving a TEDx talk earlier this year where he plays a similar bow and spring-type instrument.
Why some projects just go right Like many web designers, I have spent a lot of time worrying about why projects go wrong. Perhaps we should be asking what makes a project successful. Headscape recently launched a website for the RAF Benevolent Fund. I am really chuffed with the result. It came in on budget, was turned around really fast and the client seems happy. Kintsugi Tea bowl repaired with the Kintsugi method Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) Design websites at speed with Photoshop and Edge Reflow Some months ago, a major advance took place at Adobe with its responsive web design tool, Edge Reflow CC. This was the creation of the Generator plugin, which links Photoshop to Edge Reflow and allows you to quickly export your web layout in Photoshop directly into Edge Reflow without the need for coding. Previously, if a designer wanted to create a web layout, they would need to create a layout, cut it apart into individual components, and move those into a web design program. That would take a lot of time. The Generator plugin simplifies that process. How to do it
Guy Shows How To Make Glow-In-The-Dark Table With Photoluminescent Resin As high-tech and alien as this glow-in-the-dark table might seem, it can actually be made right at home! All you need is a few planks of Pecky cypress wood, photoluminescent powder, resin, some tools, and a little elbow grease. Mike Warren an Instructables enthusiast and the blogger behind the Man Crafts column at dollarstorecrafts.com, came up with a set of instructions for creating this table. By mixing the photoluminescent powder with the resin and using it to fill the holes that form naturally in Pecky cypress wood, you can create beautiful and naturally-shaped areas that will glow in the dark after charging up on sunlight. If you’ve got the tools and the know-how, then check out Warren’s Instructable for instructions.
The designer's guide to grid theory Grids are like the invisible glue that holds a design together, so whether you work in print or on the web you need to understand grid theory. There's been a resurgence in the popularity of the grid in recent times. This has come about as the web has matured into a more capable design platform, and web designers (and developers) have created reusable CSS libraries and frameworks to simplify the process of deploying and leveraging grids to create balanced page layouts. For an entire generation of designers on the web, however, the grid is something of a mystery. While art college graduates will know all about it, for self-taught web designers, there's much theory and rationalisation of the grid as a design tool that simply isn't covered by the typical blog posts and conference talks. Guide to the grid