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Prix Pictet ’11 Exhibition

Awesome photography from the Prix Pictet, Paris exhibition. Enjoy!

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Daily Inspirations no. 117

Cruzine magazine daily set of 33 inspirational images welcomes you! We invite all our readers and visitors to the fascinating, unlimited, and unpredictable world of artists’ imagination. This world does not conform to the rules of physics; it denies the principles of logics. It lives its special life, where Idea is the master, and Skills of an artist are the tools. And the power, which makes this world exist, the engine, which makes it go round, is the Inspiration. The images you see are the windows, through which we can observe how diverse, multifaceted, and boundless this world is. The variety of shapes and colors, the obscurity and unexpectedness of meanings, the seamlessness, organicity, and combinative power – all these we so enjoy and try to take to our world to make it richer, brighter, more meaningful and beautiful. So let us open up the windows and become a part of the imaginary, but such a real world.

Regina by Sonia & Mark Whitesnow
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Advertising Photoworks by Mat Baker

Mat Baker, a highly creative photographer who turned the world into his photographic set. He worked with some of the world’s biggest – from Leo Burnett Paris to DDB Mexico, and has shot for prestigious brands like VW, Heineken, Microsoft, McDonalds, Sonyand Nokia, to namejust a handful. He has been recognized with countless awards and accolades. Here we present some of his creative works.

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From East to West – the History of Movie Poster Design

The Americans and the Soviets fought the Cold War in all spheres of society. One of the most unlikely places was the film poster industry where countries like Poland and the Czechoslovakia were able to prove their designs were far superior to anything the Western World were producing.

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Amazing portrait paintings

A full time artist, Simon Birch is a young Hong Kong artist who’s made a huge impact with his energy and vision in the last few years. Apart from his critically acclaimed, dramatic paintings, he’s managed to produce overwhelming installations, curated wonderful exhibitions, collaborated with leading artists, produced high profile commissioned works….the list goes on, needless to say Birch is one passionate, motivated man. Of Armenian descent, born in Brighton in 1969, Birch began painting at a very early age, he is self taught. He has pursued a versatile career, which has included design, music and sport, but he has continued to paint throughout his life. He has been a resident in Hong Kong since 1997. Birch is also well know as a DJ and graffiti artist, his ‘Naughty Monkey’ work receiving much acclaim in the Hong Kong media. He also part owns Yumla, the most happening bar in Hong Kong.

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Fine art photography

Australian born, Russell James is currently renowned as one of the world’s leading fashion, beauty and celebrity photographers. Over the past decade his images have been prominent in world leading publications including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, W, Photo, GQ, Sports Illustrated and a host of other significant journals.

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DAILY INSPIRATIONS FOR DYT #69

Wednes­day design and art inspi­ra­tions for all DYT readers :)

Photoart by Dariusz Klimczak
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Animal Advertisements

It’s always quite funny when there are animals in advertising involved. Check the creatives below .. I am sure they’ll make you smile .)

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Daily Inspirations no. 116

As a wise man once said, all the different forms of art serve the only and the greatest art ever – the art of living. Indeed, whether it is a painting or a lyrical poem, an art work always tries to deliver some knowledge to us. Great landscapes on the photographs or paintings show the beauty of the Nature and thus teach us respect and love the environment, where we are not the only inhabitants. Some artists devote themselves to the social or street photography to reveal some drawbacks of the modern society and help people learn the art of kindness, generosity, and mutual assistance. The art of portraits highlight the beauty of a human body, but it also reminds clearly that body itself is faceless without a soul inside. Illustrators and caricaturists represent and bring fun to the art, teaching the audience to relax, enjoy the life, and be happy on the long run.

Lucky Monkey by Tom Hussey
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Girls with socks by Ali Cavanaugh

Ali Cavanaugh was born in St. Louis in 1973 and has worked as a professional artist for 15 years. Her compositions are strong and intuitive, thanks not only to being a wife and mother but also to the variations in her experience—such as hearing loss—that made her adapt to and recreate the world around her.

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Jamaica – Out of Many, One People

Bright sun, alluring beaches, the carefree sounds of reggae, full-flavored rum, warm-hearted people with dreadlocks on their heads – what other symbols of Jamaica do we know? Speaking generally, what do we know about Jamaica, this small island of only 234 km long and 80 km wide in the Caribbean Sea? Unfortunately, whatever you read or hear about Jamaica will hardly help to feel the true atmosphere of this land of joy, multiple talents, love, and achievements. Jamaica is small in size, but it is boundless in terms of the inspiration it has always given to people, living or visiting it. Only in music sphere Jamaica presented the world with reggae, mento, ska, dub, dancehall, and raga music.

Schoolgirls by Rick Elkins
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Fashion photography by Jacques Olivar

In 1987, Jacques Olivar began working in fashion and collaborated with the most prestigious international magazines: British Vogue, Uomo Vogue, French Glamour, German Vogue, Vogue Homme International, French and Italian Marie-Claire amongst others. He also joined forces with the major clothing designers, and was put in charge of creating their image: Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Comme des Garçons, Céline, Trussardi, Rykiel, and the list goes on… Emotion, elegance and beauty are the constant key elements that are at the core of Jacques Olivar’s photographic works. French Tv channel Canal+ made a documentary on Jacques’s works and mentioned that “Jacques Olivar is one of the photographers with whom models prefer to work, in light of the fact that they shoot their most beautiful photos with him… “

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Animal Mothers And Babies

Awesome photography showcase featuring animals mothers with their babies :-).

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Daily Inspirations no. 115

Being an artist is, actually, synonymic to being a dreamer, isn’t it? Indeed, for an artist everything starts with a dream, and eventually it ends up with turning that dream into a pretty real piece of art work: a painting, a song, a poem, etc. Artists dream about creating some unique and earlier unknown shapes, color or notes combinations, some fancy aesthetic patterns and authentic designs; at the same time, they also dream about showing seemingly usual, common, and well familiar things from the absolutely different angles, thus revealing some peculiarities and zests no one noticed before. Such dreams lead artists to creating art works so diverse that they can impress and even shock with yet undiscovered capabilities of human imagination, vision, passion, talent, and skills. Daily collections of inspirational visual works at Cruzine are entirely about dreaming and ways of turning those dreams into reality.

Form minus Function by Paul Hollingworth
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40 Realistic Digital Artworks Created With Terragen

Terragen is a very powerful scenery generator program which is used to create renderings and animations of landscapes. Today we are featuring 40 excellent photos created by Terragen. They might look realistic, some people might say they are captured by camera, but they are not. They are created by the Terragen software from scratch. Most of them are natural artwork using Terragen Classic; and some of them are related to sci-fi illustrations, which are created by Terragen 2 (which is upgraded version of Terragen Classic). We hope you will enjoy this collection of realistic-looking artworks.

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