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Amazing drawings by Amédée

Amédée was born in Basque Country in 1985. She graduates at Navarra’s University in Advertising and Public Relationships and in Art History. Then she travels to Barcelona to study a Master in Graphic Design at Elisava School. Now Amédée is an illustrator and graphic designer, based in Barcelona, who works for editorial prints, advertising and for the fashion sector.


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Advertisment photography by Gilles de Beauchêne

Gilles de Beauchêne is an established advertising and editorial photographer. He opened his studio in 1989 and has since made a career working for some of the finest luxury brands in the world. He is particularly recognised and sought after for his still-life imagery.


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Wood Art – Modern Forms of the Traditional Material

Wood belongs to the most beloved, if we can say so, materials for artists. Of course, we got used to houses, furniture, some interior decorations made from wood, but artists often use it to create the most unusual and unexpected wood art creations. With the thousands of years of wood application everywhere in human life environment, now it may seem impossible to find and reveal some previously unknown quality of this natural material. It looks like we know everything about wood. Though, let us not be so confident about this. In the gallery below we will show you wooden art works, which fascinate and excite with authenticity of shapes, unusualness of combination with other materials, and actually the specificity of wood applications.

TRASH ARRANGEMENTS by Chris Silva

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Creative and Effective Ad Designs

Advertisements are one of the best ways to promote goods and services of any organization. With an effective and successful advertising campaign, organizations not only leave a strong impact on their customers but also communicate the company’s philosophy in an effective manner.


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Vector Inspirations

This post is part of a weekly series showcasing inspirational vector art. Although the series showcases vector art, some work might just be vector inspired, not created completely with vector art. If you have any art suggestions, feel free to comment! For more vector art inspiration, check out the Vectips Flickr Group.


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Revolutionary @font-face Kits for Web Fonts Embedding

The progress and evolution of web design is tremendous. Even though the official specifications of HTML5 and CSS3 have not yet been released, web designers can already make use of many benefits the new era of web design promises. Let us take web fonts embedding, for example. Now you can easily implement any font you like into your web site without any complicated Java scripts or heavy Flash roll-overs. With @font-face kits, font embedding is now a matter of only a few clicks and couple of minutes of your time. These @font-face kits come fully prepared for web embedding – all you need to do is just download your favorite font kit, unzip it, and follow easy-to-understand instructions provided.


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Carnival 2011 Photography

All over the world, celebrations are held as a final party before the fasting of Lent, as a way to usher out the winter and welcome spring. Across Europe and the Americas, parades and festivals have been taking place for nearly a month, culminating in the largest, most famous party of all: the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The festivities in Rio continue until today, March 8th. Gathered below are images from the past several weeks of carnivals around the globe.


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Daily Inspirations no. 121

Design is one of the notions, which is too broad to have one unified definition. Scientists and philosophers still argue about what design is and how it works. It is interesting to mention one of the existing approaches in philosophy, explaining the design process. It is called Action-Centric Model. According to this theory there are three basic characteristics of design as a process: first explains that designers use creativity and emotion to generate ideas or design candidates, the second says that design process is improvised, and the third claims that all the stages of the design process, such as analysis, design, and implementation are inseparably linked. While philosophers still argue trying to find a true answer for what design actually is, photographers, painters, writers, and illustrators simply continue designing artful things, mostly being driven by inspiration and imagination, and not worrying about the stages of the design process or its scientific categorization.

Artwork by Rob Scotton

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Inspirational Photography by Lina Tesch

Lina Tesch is a photographer based in Hamburg, Germany. Check her work below.


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Cityscapes – The Monuments to Human Creativity

The theme of cityscapes, which are actually nothing but city portraits, is among the favorite themes for photographers. However, in spite of its wide popularity, every cityscape always looks fresh and remains interesting for the audience. Even if we see many pictures of the same and familiar places, such as the streets of New York, every picture, if it is an artful and creative photo, will still be able to reveal some new and previously undiscovered aspects, colors, and angles. Furthermore, photographers do their best to choose the best timing and location for making pictures of the cities. As the result we can see really magnificent and impressing views of the cities at night or bird’s-eye views of cities and towns.

Hong Kong Rush Hour by Marcin Stawiarz

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Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing. Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a diverse cross section of children and the bedrooms they call home. His moving images remove the children from their home environment, showing them before a neutral background that mostly hides their economic status as if to say “kids are just kids.” Only when their bedroom is observed, however, does the full scope of their living situation become poiniently clear. Where Children Sleep, a beautiful hardcover book featuring 112 color photographs is now available from chrisboot.com.


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Fancy Curlicues for Designers

Elaborately twisted, curled, and curved lines have always been of particular interest for designers, helping them to create really delicate, refined, and beautiful decorations or embellishments. Such patterns bring the feeling of the highest aesthetics, certain mystery, and infinity to the design works. Today Cruzine offers its readers the collection of multiple shapes and brushes for Photoshop as well as vector sets, featuring multiple and versatile swirls and curls. These designing materials are distributed here for free but they are really valuable in multiple areas of application, especially for different greeting and invitation cards, some fashion posters and calendars, and, of course, thematic web sites, where curly lines and twisted shapes can be used for creating fancy backgrounds and interesting graphic decorations.

WG Funny Swirls Vol1 by wegraphics

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Beuautiful and cute illustrations

From the land of surf and sea, Caia Koopman has emerged as one of lowbrow’s preeminent female artists. With a well-rounded background from her years spent obtaining her BA in Fine arts from UC Santa Cruz, to her time spent in the skateboarding and snowboarding scenes, Caia’s environment has both molded and provided an eclectic background that makes her paintings come to life. With her fine detail for beauty, inclinations toward nature, and collectiveness of the female spirit, Caia has quickly become one of the quintessential artists fully encompassing the elegance, strengths, and vulnerabilities of femininity. Her work is alluring and has a hint of whimsy. It delves into the fascination of women, in both our conscious and subconscious ideals of the feminine role in society. Caia consistently submerses herself in subject that matter that is ingrained and full of cultural connotations. Caia’s work is infused with a variety of cultural, political, environmental, sociological, and dreamscape references. Her influences serve as an amalgamation bringing her world to life through deliberate references and reverent imagery, with the finished work deriving strength and beauty from the artist herself. Her playfulness in her brush strokes is a constant struggle with the reality and solidity of the paint itself which comes across in her work as complimentary forces bringing together a gorgeous and powerful masterpiece.


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DAILY INSPIRATIONS FOR DYT #74

Tuesday design and art inspi­ra­tions for all DYT readers :)

Los Angeles Zoo: Memory by RLR Advertising

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Fine art by Eric Marrian

Eric Marrian is an architect and also a photographer. Lines, curves and perspectives compose his photographic work. His serie ” carré blanc ” is another vision of the sensuality. As he says himself, this series could be considered as cold and doubtless because of the choice of colors, black and white. We are captivated by looking at his big prints, the sensuality comes from these component quite architectural.


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