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Absolutely hilarious yet amazing caricatures of celebrities

December 24, 2009 1 comment

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.

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Stunning fantasy art from Russian artist Leo Hao

December 22, 2009 8 comments

Alexey Shamrovsky, better known as Leo Hao is a Russian fantasy artist. His paintings are absolutely breathtaking. He has collaborated with bands and artists such as Blind Guardian, Saxon, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Rage, Nocturnal Rites, Nazareth, Europe, Invictus, Iron Mask, Magic Kingdom, Manticora, Demons & Wizards, Revoltons and Guardians of time to name a few. Its my absolute pleasure and an honor to feature him in this article. His works range from fantasy metal art to neo-surrealism with a unique blend of reality. So, Let us take a look at his awesome works.

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Breathtaking works of art from Li wei (Unphotoshopped)

December 17, 2009 17 comments

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.

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Mystical world of mathematics : Mandlebrot

December 15, 2009 9 comments

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.

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50+ fresh, awesome and creative advertisements

December 12, 2009 13 comments

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.

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35+ most amazing typography in advertisement and design

December 11, 2009 24 comments

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.

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Dead Fly Art : Weird, hilarious but uniquely creative

December 10, 2009 2 comments

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!

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25 beautiful examples of Night Photography

December 8, 2009 8 comments

Night photography has gained wide spread popularity nowadays due to the advancement in camera technology, especially due to the advent of the SLR cameras. Low light levels make night photography a challenging yet rewarding subject. The best results require specialised equipment, like SLR cameras, tripods, cable releases and flashguns. After sunset, the everyday world is magically transformed, and city buildings, fireworks, thunderstorms and the northern lights all become popular subjects. With the progress of high-speed films, higher-sensitivity digital image sensors, wide-aperture lenses, and the ever-greater power of urban lights, night photography is increasingly possible using available light.

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.net Magazine awards for the best on the web

December 7, 2009 1 comment

Launched in 1994, .net magazine is the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers and developers. They deliver cutting-edge commentary, insightful tutorials, exclusive interviews and expert reviews to millions of web users around the world. Their readers aren’t just web users – they’re out there actively developing and building the next generation of websites and services. The .net Awards celebrated the best in web design and development, and at a glittering event on Thursday night (4th December) in London. This year’s winners were announced!

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25 examples of High Speed Photography

December 6, 2009 17 comments

High speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena, usually at a very high rate of more than 5000 frames/second. All you need is a digital camera (with a reasonably high fps rate capability), some fast-moving subject (like a bee, or a bullet :) ), and a bit of knowledge about how to take the best pictures of moving subjects will allow you capture some of the most interesting photographs you’ve ever seen. Although some blurring can be effective in communicating a sense of high-speed motion, some photographers want the subject to be frozen in time to get some pretty special photographic effects.

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