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Monumental Historical Buildings – Tested by the Time

This world is a great place to live in, especially if you know where to go to abstract away from the routine of everyday life. Our today showcase of monumental buildings is a collection of the greatest architectural masterpieces ever created on this planet. It was compiled for all those who wish to discover the historical world within the modern one, and with a thought of the skilled artists and masters who succeeded to build such mightiness that lasts thousands of generations and withstands the affects of weather, time, and human kind.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris by Panoramas

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Close-up celebrities

Martin Schoeller is a New York based photographer whose style is distinguished by similar treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. His most recognizable work are his portraits, shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone. His work appears in The New Yorker, Outside Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and Vogue.


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Weird and Wonderful: fairy-tale illustrations

DAILY INSPIRATIONS FOR DYT #80

Thursday cool design and art inspi­ra­tions for all DYT readers :)

13 inches cover ( first proposal ) by Borja Fresco Costal

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Book illustrations by Raquel Aparicio

I was born in Ávila with my twin sister Sae 24 years ago. After spending a few years in Edinburgh I came back to Spain to study illustration and also attended one year of the illustration Academy in Florida. I am still deciding where I want to live. In 2006 I started illustrating as a pro working for magazines, books and advertising.These are some of the very fine people that I worked with.


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Daily Inspirations no. 142

Have you ever heard about the Wow factor? It is actually about something, capable to impress one so deeply that he says “Wow!” and his jaw drops immediately. For example, you are getting into a taxi and see that the cab driver is Brad Pitt or Jessica Alba (depending on your preferences) – you say “Wow”, and that is what people call a Wow factor. However, we are here to talk about the Wow factor in art. Actually, visual or graphic design in its multiple incarnations through photography, illustrations, digital painting, cool advertising concepts, graffiti design, etc., is a very powerful generator of the Wow factor effect. Look at the stunning photograph of the panoramic tree or at the illustration of the sexy British patriotic girl, or at the Chevrolet Mi-ray roadster concept below and you’ll understand clearly what Wow factor means…

Willow Wagon by Andy Fairhurst

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B&W landscapes by Maciej Duczynski

I was born in Katowice, south of Poland in 1975. During my studies in Technical University in Gliwice I discovered my first passion – traveling. After a few years the second passion – photography, followed the first one. Up until now I have spent most of my free time traveling around Europe. I specialize in landscape photography and prefer the cold beauty and wilderness of northern lands Scandinavia. I started with analog cameras, nowadays I continue with digital cameras and using new techniques giving more possibilities in landscape photography (HDR, panoramas stitching etc) I exhibit my photographs in Poland and write articles about landscape photography and post-processing of digital images for various European photo magazines.


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Top-rated Fonts on Fonts2u

Multiple top ratings are extremely popular these days. If we put aside all the marketing and management concepts, such ratings have only one primary purpose – to help consumers with the choice of the best product in a particular category. Since we are interested in design mainly, we now want to present you with the list of the top-rated computer fonts, compiled based on the feedbacks of users of our friendly typography expert Fonts2u.com. These free fonts represent the highlights of the modern font design. From delicate Souci Sans NL to reserved Diavlo font, and from classic JFRingmaster to artistically eroded Ithornet font – this collection will definitely draw your attention, so do not hesitate to download these free fonts and use them in your creative designs.


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Beautiful fashion photography

Alix Malka was born in the south of France – as a young stage opera singer he was struck by the magic of the visual arts that soon grew into a passion for photography, fashion, and film. He graduated with a fine art degree in Aix en Provence and completed Fashion Design at Esmod, Paris. He worked for many years as art director beside iconic designer Thierry Mugler creating all aspects of a haute-couture house. He played an integral part of the House of Mugler, collaborating with numerous photographers including masters such as Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon. These inspirational collaborations played a pivotal part in fulfilling Alixʼs dream of becoming a photographer.


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16 Artistic and Bizarre Photographs by Holger Pooten

Holger Pooten is a German born, London based photographer, when you will see his photography you will definitely say wooh! And when you will see his creativity you will be taken to different world.
In this post we have gathered 16 Best photography from his portfolio, we hope that you will like them, your comments will be much appreciated.


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Conceptual Architecture Showcase – Breaking the Limits

No one can stop the flight of the conceptual architects’ thought. We bet they keep on working even at night during the sleep – and at this time their vigorous imagination and restless mind picture unbelievable and grotesque buildings in front of their closed eyes. How delightful it would be to see all those unique shapes rising in the modern cities in the real life! Thus, during the daytime, architects do their best to remember every single detail they saw in a dream and reproduce each of them in their conceptual works. In white and silver color, twisted, tangled, and circular, raising above the water and floating in the sky – these architectural designs break the limits, go beyond our imagination, and tower into the cosmic heights.

Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Stadiums by Various

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Paintings by Eric Drooker

ERIC DROOKER is a painter and graphic novelist, born and raised on Manhattan Island. He’s the award-winning author of Flood! A Novel in Pictures, and Blood Song. He designed the animation for the recent film, Howl, a movie based on the epic poem by Allen Ginsberg, who collaborated with Drooker on the book Illuminated Poems. His paintings appear on covers of The New Yorker, and hang in numerous collections. He regularly draws from the figure, and is working on a series of nude paintings for an upcoming book.


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Amazing Photo Manipulation by LSD Photographers

Italian photography group known as LSD makes awesome images by combining photography and graphic design.


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Daily Inspirations no. 141

Advertising is said to be the major moving force of economy today; but what is advertising if not a brilliant combination of visual images and textual message? Thus, advertising has many similarities with the visual design art, including its constituents, such as photography, digital illustration, typography, etc. Among the inspirational works, included in the today’s collection, you will find several samples of advertising projects, where different forms of visual design were employed. Also, we will show you each of those visual arts separately: landscape photography and exceptionally interesting dust photography by Thomas Edwards, cartoon illustrations, digital painting, typography art, etc. As always, a new set of free textures for your designing achievements as well as some new inspiring samples of the industrial design and architectural solutions are also here.

Johny Gogo by Carlos Gonzalez Villagomez

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The Sugar Bowl Residence

In an otherwise horizontally oriented house, a two story glazed wall at the main stair provides a singular vertical perspective on the stands of surrounding pines and provides a moment of transition from the heavier base element to the light-filled airy spaces above. On the upper level, a variety of living spaces and the master bedroom suite,each enjoying mountain views, are gathered between the linear roof form and the simple block below. The interior palette of walnut, fir,concrete, and steel strikes a balance between clean, modern spatial expression with the warm, rustic feel of a mountain home.


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