If people accept yearly celebrations of Halloween, which is nothing but the feast of the devilry in its core, then it is no wonder that it is absolutely fine to put monster illustrations at logotypes. After all, not all monsters are evil, aren’t they? Monsters are just different, but some of them are pretty nice and even noble, like Shrek, for example… Online media projects, spam-filtering applications, and even hi-tech engineering companies choose monsters to represent their companies’ profiles. Appropriate aggressivity on its way to success, unique and untraditional approach or vision – these are only a few meanings monster characters can express, when used as part of a company logo concept.
He is a fool who thinks that contemplating somebody’s work is a waste of time and basically a passive process. Neither will he be right believing that works created by other people can give only aesthetic satisfaction. We are deeply convinced that observing somebody’s creations is actually a very lively and hectic activity, which results in acquiring new experiences and knowledge; an activity, which, in fact, may become a push to working new miracles, especially in the area of creative arts.
Therefore, we are ready to give another push to all the Cruzine visitors with the following inspirational designers’ works. You are welcome to get affected by our images in the fields of photography, 3d arts, illustrations, typography, advertising and others, collected especially for the Cruzine visitors and creative designers.
Our inspirational ideas for all the Cruzine visitors are diverse, surprising, and unexpected as ever. Some of them make you laugh, others shock; some works are romantic, while some others may even be hard to understand… An undeniable fact is that every single picture out of all those we have scrupulously collected for you affects a contemplator, provokes emotions and feelings, stimulates thinking, and this is actually the desired reaction. We believe this is the best way one can get inspiration for creating his own genuine works. No matter in what field you are going to use your skills – whether it is creative photography, advertising, or technology – we have it all for you!
Today Cruzine presents a photo gallery dedicated to China. This country, which was hidden from the Western world behind the Great Wall for centuries to protect its traditions and preserve its lifestyle and culture, amazes the whole world today with its rapid growth in terms of both quantity and quality. For many centuries, China was a secret for European and North American people; though it was China that gave papermaking, compass, gunpowder and printing to the Mankind. Today, the curtain is parted (at least, partially), and people from the entire world can learn all the variety of the Chinese microcosm with its specific coloring, shapes, and phenomena.
China is a country of contrast; and the way foreigners perceive China also varies greatly. On one hand, China is the country where the high technology industry flourishes with hundreds of world’s top companies’ production facilities located there. On the other hand, the label “Made in China” is often treated as the synonym of poor quality. Such contrast is also vividly illustrated on the images, presented below. The unique landscapes and sceneries of divine Nature interweave with the pictures of overcrowded and industrialized cities. Ancient wisdom and unique culture, cherished by many generations, is now under the powerful influence of globalization. Today, the face of China may transform, trying to adapt to the global challenges, but, hopefully, modern China will succeed in preserving and multiplying the great legacy, once generated by one of the world’s richest cultures.
Halloween is definitely one of those feasts, which transcend the borders of traditional celebrations, like Thanksgiving Day or Christmas. Halloween is particular, for it is the only party time for ghosts and witches – actually, all those characters and magic forces, which are commonly associated with Evil. Thus, Halloween requires special and particular inspiration as well. The celebration itself starts with the stage of preparation, which is, literally, all about design. Halloween costumes, cards, posters, and, of course, pumpkin decorations – all of these offer immense space for designers and graphics artists to realize their Halloween ideas and concepts. On the other hand, Halloween itself is also a great source of inspiration for photographers.
Halloween photographs, like those presented in our today’s showcase, build the entire picture of this ancient Celtic holiday. Everything that you would normally treat ugly, frightening, scary, disgusting, and off-limits, is welcomed here. Furthermore, this forms the core of Halloween photography. However, there is also a great amount of some magic beauty in these Halloween photographs. Some of them feature the real kaleidoscope of bright colors, creating the atmosphere of carnival. Others highlight the unreal, yet extremely attractive and seducing beauty. Actually, Halloween stands for its own specific concept of splendor, which is far away from reality, but also exempt from multiple limiting generally accepted rules, usual social habits, and conventional aesthetic notions. This is, actually, what Halloween photography is about – to peep at the other world – the one, where magic, fantasy, and both the Good and the Evil reside…