When it comes to striking the funny bone using a design tool, it definitely has to be the hilarious caricature artworks. A caricature can refer to a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.
As we have seen in the previous articles, most of the artists were able to bedazzle us with their awesome photo manipulations. But, what if an artist could produce breath taking results without manipulations. As anyone who watched the opening ceremony of the recent Beijing Olympics will attest, China has been enjoying a burgeoning of the performing arts in recent years. One of the most striking artists to emerge from this thriving scene is Li Wei, who has become renowned for his arresting and seemingly gravity-defying photographic work. Strangely enough, his works are not photo-shopped but are a result his awesome skills.
If you haven’t heard about the Mandelbrot fractals, you are missing one hell of a wonder which is simply unravelling. As I always quote, deep down in the design world, it is always about equations and numbers. As it happens, these fractals were just a 2 dimensional representation of magical designs until Daniel White and Paul Nylander constructed the 3D Mandelbulb.
After seeing all the amazing photo manipulations by many talented artists from around the design globe, I wanted to post an article containing the best photo manipulation tutorials that have been written on the web. I have searched many sites to come up with 60 of the best there is. Photo manipulation is an extreme art of digital design. Not only does it require a lot of skills in Photoshop, Cinema 4D and other tools, but it also requires a wide range of imagination and a hell a lot of patience. It all about experimenting with different stock photos and a great list of photoshop effects.
In this article, i have shared over 50 awesome and creative ads which makes you look twice and appreciate the creativity behind it. Advertisements that speakout are no more fancy, posh and glamorous but are bold, artistic and carry a solid statement with it. Its quite amazing that designers keep inventing newer ideas and never seem to run out of the creativity juice. In fact, most of these were created by students. Age is not a factor any more in creative design. So, have a look and get inspired.
Typography has long been a vital part of promotional material and advertising. Designers often use typography to set a theme and mood in an advertisement; for example using bold, large text to convey a particular message to the reader. Type is often used to draw attention to a particular advertisement, combined with efficient use of color, shapes and images.
What do you usually do after squatting a fly, .. Throw it, .. Bury it? What if you could actually bring life back into those insects? Sounds absurd, huh! … Simple, creative and artistically funny is what I would call this work of art by Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr. Although Magnus seems to have a very extensive portfolio, I just loved his humorous fly gallery. This particular genre of his works is very impressive and managed to catch my eye so much, that I couldn’t help but mention it in this article and share it to the world!
Move aside SONY, we designers have our own way to make our laptop screens transparent. Well, it is fun and awesome. In this article, I will show some really cool examples of desktop and laptop screens which seem to be “transparent” but it is just a clever manipulation of a photograph. It is a very skilled procedure to make it look exactly real. A little bit of adjustments in the lighting conditions and some contrast values is sure to get the transparent screen up and running. It is also a clever way to fool your friends