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Jesús Rodríguez Velasco

Jesús Rodríguez Velasco
TThis is the website of Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Department of Latin American & Iberian Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature & Society, Columbia University, New York. Here you will find information about my current research, academic activities, and publications. I will also include other contents regarding books, photography, and the arts. Please feel free to peruse the archive and, by all means, join in the discussion.


Lovely Website Designs with a Hand-Drawn Feel and Awesome Sketchy Illustrations Inspiration Every project begins with a rough sketch on a piece of paper that is gradually filled with colors, gradients, textures, patterns and other stylistic choices. Usually, designers use such outlines as a base which should be transformed into a neat artificial-like user interface or website design. However, in some cases creatives prefer to leave everything as it is by simply digitizing a hand-drawn draft thereby providing their concepts with a powerful "human touch". Photoshop Tutorials Introduction Over the years as a graphic designer I’ve accumulated a wealth of custom brushes, shapes and actions that I keep carefully organized and labeled for future use. The brush set I’ll be sharing with you today has been in my collection for probably five of six years and every once in a while I’ll find a good reason to load it into my brushes palette.

40 Most Beautiful Hand-Drawn Website Designs at DzineBlog The sketchy look templates are currently a trendy style for illustrators and, why not, for web-designers as well. This is why we have decided to dedicate it an entire article and showcase some of the most original, intriguing and inspiring sites or blogs in this style that we could find. The advantage for adopting this kind of graphics is that you will get a very vibrant, natural look which will convey a sense of sincerity and originality to your site or blog. It is free, it is natural, it is living art!!! What more freedom do you want other than to draw whatever your imagination dictates you? You can get to extremely interesting combinations of images in this way, that you couldn’t have possibly thought of otherwise.

Crafty Multilayerness - Scrapbook Style in Web Design There are different ways to attract users making website design memorable and sophisticated. Bringing alive such a complex and crafting style as scrapbooking is one of the well-tried and reliable methods to make something extraordinary that will definitely grab viewers’ attention. Although, in order to succeed you have to overcome a lot of difficulties that occur during its realization. In real life this art direction implies notebook and a great deal of photographs or printed media that glued on it.

72 Creative And Smart Typographic Logo Inspiration If we are starting to go crazy in typography style, then let’s continue with typographic and smart logo designs, shall we? Here you’ll find 72 beautiful logos created by talented designers. This showcase just proves the point how much can one/two words, icons tell using correctly white, negative, positive spacing, colors, accents creating interesting associations. Explore and get creative as I did! 1. 21 Best Fonts for Hand Drawn Style Web Design By now you have probably noticed a lot of “hand drawn” style web designs. It has become a very popular option for designers when a project calls for a fun and inviting theme. We’ve shown you where to get your hands on some really great hand drawn design elements, but if you are getting ready to start on a site design that requires this particular style, you will need some hand drawn fonts.

Gluten-Free Dark Bread The taste of rye bread with no wheat, dairy or gluten of any kind! Makes a great Rueben or Russian sandwich or delicious gluten-free toast. Comes pre-sliced. Our loaves are now a little larger than before! Ingredients rice flour, potato flour, rice bran or gluten free oats molassescanola oil or olive oilxanthan gumsaltpotato starchsugaryeastcocoaherbsspices 125 Creative Text Based Logo Designs For Design Inspiration A Logo is a graphical element that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, a logo’s design is for immediate recognition. The logo is one aspect of a company’s commercial brand, or economic or academic entity, and its shapes, colors, fonts, and images usually are different from others in a similar market. Logos are also used to identify organizations and other non-commercial entities. These types of corporate identities are often developed by large firms who specialize in this type of work.

25 Examples of Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design There are thousands of methods to make a website stylish and unique. A skilled and passionate web designer knows well how to do this. That is why he or she always tries newer things, attempt improved approaches in order to make their creation better than the previous ones. In the effort, the web designers like to use the hand drawn elements in web design projects. The main motto of any web designer is to present the site in a fashionable and interesting manner so attract increased traffic. In order to grab the attention of the users, designers involve new ideas in their projects which lead to the introduction of hand drawn elements.

Color Crush: Mint and Mocha + Free Washi Tape Download These pretty finds from around the web are really inspiring me today. I love the fresh look of mint paired with rich chocolate/mocha tones and decided to make a free Photoshop layer download for any of you who would like to use it for your digital layouts, blog post images, etc. I hope you will enjoy it (and feel free to spread the word amongst your friends too). xo Ez

5 Principles And Ideas Of Setting Type On The Web - Smashing Magazine There are some basic approaches, guidelines and goals to consider when working with type on the Web. Overall, the medium of Web typography involves readability, accessibility, usability, and brandability. On the Web, these aspects function together to accomplish design’s goals of communication and user interaction. 60 Mind-Blowing Hand Drawn Website Designs for Your Inspiration Although digital arts is much appreciated and renowned in the world wide web, it’s undeniable that hand drawn sketches are equally impressive and delightful. Using hand drawn designs as webpage backgrounds, designer portfolios and illustrator portfolios, is getting popular these days. It has that artistic and personal touch that awes people, and not to mention it surprises the viewers too. It attracts artsy people from digital, animation/cartoon, sketch, and other art fields unmentioned.

Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs Web design has roots in numerous other artistic fields, one of which that blogging not only honors, but often mimics in design and use alike is scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooks capture moments with more artistic accompaniment than photos, collaging various elements together to present a story; blogs capture moments in digital format, usually using images and other elements with the text to complete a story. Design is another way these two mediums tend to crossover with often fantastic results.

The Showcase Of BIG Typography – Second Edition - Smashing Magazine Advertisement In Web typography doesn’t have to support the overall design. It can dominate. It can be loud.