Steven Lippman is an accomplished photographer from Los Angeles, CA. who was raised on a steady diet of TV dinners and soda pop. He is known for producing images that exemplify the mood and texture of a lifestyle he has helped create.
One reason images are so powerful is that one doesn’t necessarily need an education to decipher them. In an instant, a person can roughly work out what a picture is trying to communicate. It was this principle that lead American publishers to use the illustrated front cover to sell and bring literature to the masses.
Popular Library – The Dreadful Night by Ben Ames Williams Read the rest of “Bringing Literature to the Masses – History of American Front Cover Art” »
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Throughout history, great designers always found new ways to show their creativity to express themselves and create new trends and techniques to remark their work apart from the rest of the crowd. Photo manipulation is an art in itself, that requires a skill and precision as we know, it is one of the most creative artforms to come out of the digital age.
I have always been interested in traditional family and party photography. Since I started to travel around the world and was impressed with awesome landscapes and urban photographs, I developed a passion for creative photography. In late 2006 I bought my first DSLR Canon camera and shot my world digitaly. I love the colour but I find myself staring at black and white photographs more and more, thinking ‘thats what I want to do!’ My madness for B & W photography lead me to use classic film for my pictures, and through 35mm film camera I found a lovely Hasselblad 500 cm in my hands. These days I am using purely this medium format camera, mostly loaded with Ilford Delta 100. Photographing landscapes and water scapes at dawn and dask using long exposure and pure simple composition is my point of view. Thank you and I hope that you enjoy my work.
Annie Leibovitz, a world renowned photographer, is aiming to take you from the ordinary to the extraordinary with her Disney Dream Portraits. Her portraits are an advertisement campaign from Disney featuring big-name celebrities as traditional Disney movie characters.
There are many ways to find the source of inspiration. In order to get inspired some people meditate, read, listen to music, others prefer to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscapes or observe the completed works of others to find inspiration for themselves. Actually, every creative personality makes his own choice of the methodology, when it comes to searching or even hunting for inspiration. Cruzine is an online environment dedicated to all aspects of design. Hence, our major goal is visual inspiration as the precondition for creating new designs – from photography to web graphics and from typography to advertising posters. If you are one of those, searching for the artful inspiration, – we welcome you on board of Cruzine, heading to the inspiring world of versatile design forms.
Braided Typography by Teagan White Read the rest of “Daily Inspirations no. 127” »
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One of the best creative photo manipulations I’ve ever seen. Enjoy!
Pixel is the basic elementary component of any digital image. Modern displaying technologies have made a great progress to make separate pixels invisible for users; however, designers often choose intentionally to display pixels in large size, thus creating a particular style of a picture or text, when we speak about computer fonts in particular. Actually, pixelated fonts, such as those free fonts showcased below, represent the previous era of digital typography, when the resolution of the displays was low, making the text look angular, awkward, lugged, or just pixelated as the generally accepted term. Today free pixelated fonts with their distinct dots and squares are used in multiple types of design, where it is desirable to underline the machine-origin of the message or create the specific atmosphere of computer fonts, popular a few decades ago.
The images that I make consist of often unlogical combinations of materials, patterns, colours, forms, with my head as the only constant factor. Each element is consciously chosen so as to affect a pre-determined transformation. By playing with the value of the each material and by using them for a purpose that was not originally intended for them, I construct within the image, in a very small way, a different perspective on the world. In most cases it is my head that is the carrier of these transformations and combinations. The expressionless, and almost universal face, allows the viewer to project himself onto the work. Because the works have really existed and have not been digitally manipulated, each image contains a short history of a performance.
Looks like with every sunset and sunrise the life on our planet becomes faster and faster, requiring us to make more efforts to keep up with its pace. Sometimes it may seem that all the hustle and bustle and all the whirl of life test our vitality and exhaust our energy. Young people are exposed to this merry-go-round of the events more than anyone else – practically simultaneously they manage to receive their education, build a career and create a family. They know better than anyone else how hard it can be, however, in spite of the difficulties, those in the forefront of the progress still manage to enjoy their life, have fun, and remember that these are the best years of their lives! Young people understand that this is vital energy they need in order to succeed, and that’s why lots of them have faith in the wide-spread energy drinks, available from multiple manufacturers in different countries all over the world.
Hot brain energy drink by Michal Bialogrzywy Read the rest of “Energy Drinks – The Power We Need” »
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Amazing surrealistic digital artworks by Anton Semenov from Bratsk (Russia).
No sufferings can affect the inspiration, but it is definitely killed by the trivial problems… We are positive that this statement once made by some artist is now widely supported by lots and lots of creative people who know it is true from their own experience. Let’s make a deal today: put aside all your little things, forget about any everyday problems you might have, stop worrying about anything but the art for just a half of an hour, and dedicate this short period of time to observing and enjoying the art pieces created by the modern designers and artists. Half an hour is not much, but it is certainly enough to sooth your mind and distantiate you from the triviality, supply you with creative ideas and load with mighty inspiration to create the works others will admire. So, welcome to the daily inspirational set complied by the Cruzine team!
Homage by Filipe Laurentino Read the rest of “Daily Inspirations no. 126” »
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As designers and creative folk, we tend to nurture the Right Brain i.e. the part of us that is random, intuitive, spontaneous, subjective and sees the big picture. We are conditioned to believe that this is what makes an artist vibrant, vivid and creative. Allow me to burst that bubble! I will cite the example of Haruki Murakami who is known to be among the world’s greatest living novelists. Murakami uses the discipline of running to instills discipline, routine and regulate his life. This ascribes to the ‘350-words-a-day-no-matter-what‘ system of writing by Graham Greene rather than Jack Kerouac’s fabled ‘wrote-it-on-a-roll-of-toilet-paper-while-drunk‘ methodology.
Energy – this is the essential part, requirement, and precondition of our today’s life, development, and evolution on the long run. We are dependent on energy today. We need it to cook food, to warm and light our houses, to fight the diseases, to produce all kinds of merchandise, and to make new discoveries and achievements in science and art. On the very basic level, we need energy to make everything in the life of a modern man move and work, ensuring all the modern lifestyle comforts and benefits. Actually, the value and importance of energy is out of question today. Rather it is the price we need to pay for the energy – this is the question, which still remains open…
E-on Power plant by Bram van Broekhoven Read the rest of “Power Plants – Friends or Foes?” »
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If you guys are into stunning photo manipulations … check the works of Erik Johansson. This guy obviously knows what he’s doing ;-).