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Textures are a heavily used design resource in the world of modern technology. There isn't a day go by where I don't see at least 50 pieces of work that haven't made use of texture to add a new dimension and feel to an otherwise fairly flat piece. This post rounds up our top ten favourite texture galleries, blogs and websites on the web. Please feel free to share your favourites in the comment section below!
It's Christmas Eve! There hasn't been a better time for me to get The Inspiration Blog back on track. And we're back for good! The last few months have been very hectic, but things are back to normal now, and this little festive post is how we're getting the ball rolling faster than ever! If it's your first visit here, be sure to check out our other posts... if you like what you see you can subscribe via RSS/Email, Twitter or Facebook! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Over the past few months I have been stumbling upon a few sites that have been using anaglyph images to create a three-dimensional effect on their websites. Anaglyph, for those that don't know, are the images with red and cyan in them which require red and cyan glasses to be able to see them in the manner which they were created to be seen. Obviously, most people don't just have 3D glasses laying around when browsing the WWW - so is this just a mimic and a bit of fun? This post showcases a few examples of anaglyph web design which are well worth checking out.
This short (almost) two minute film/video serves as absolutely brilliant inspiration, and really shows off what filming and editing is capable of. The project is all about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces. Here, hidden spaces/messages were created within eight general objects such as wood boards, lamps and disposable coffee cups. What do you think of this video? I personally loved it, and watched it for the second time right after it finished the first time. A lovely piece of work.
Milli-Jane (Emily Jane Pooley) is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Cambridge, UK. About to start her degree in illustration at Norwich University College of the Arts, Milli-Jane is looking to take on more freelance projects. You can check out Milli's blog, The Marvellous Milli-Jane and her Tumblrblog, or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter. Let us know what you think of Milli's work in the comments section at the bottom of this post - what's your favourite piece?
Photo-manipulations are a great way to learn new techniques and improve your overall skill-set. Everything from and in between lighting and retro-futurism style effects, cutting out body parts and piecing them back together again, or just minimalistic style manipulations. This showcase presents twenty-eight beautiful examples of photo manipulations with women, using a large handful or two of great and "trendy" Photoshop techniques. What's your favourite manipulation, and why?
Minimalism in web design is a very popular trend at the moment and there is a great reason to why that is. It makes the usability of a site look superb, and in general the majority of people like the look of minimal and clean designs - you'd be surprised at how many sites suffer from user loss just because they're not 100% happy with how it looks or works. Part two of this showcase features a selection of impressive and rather beautiful examples of the minimalism trend in web design. What do you think of minimal designs? Remember to check out part one!
Minimalism in web design is a very popular trend at the moment and there is a great reason to why that is. It makes the usability of a site look superb, and in general the majority of people like the look of minimal and clean designs - you'd be surprised at how many sites suffer from user loss just because they're not 100% happy with how it looks or works. Part one of this showcase features a selection of impressive and rather beautiful examples of the minimalism trend in web design. What do you think of minimal designs? Remember to check out part two!
Watercolour in web design has been a common trend over the past few years, gaining in popularity and then decreasing in popularity, over and over again... It's safe to say it is back in at the moment, with a bunch of fresh watercolour style designs popping up all over the net. This showcase presents a small selection of them to you, from design agencies to book websites. If you want to start making your own watercolour designs, you'll either need some digital brushes, or your own watercolours! Do you love, like or completely dislike watercolour in web design?
Since the first Toy Story was released in 1995 it has been one of my all time favourite movies; I remember it well because it was also the year I became an older brother, and also where my little sister got her nickname from. I've seen the first and second movie countless amount of times, and went to see the third at the cinema asap - it's great by the way! This post shows my never-dying love for the films and characters within it, showcasing a selection of original Toy Story posters, concept art and fan art from all three films.