Woah! So you´re saying that I´ll never have to scan and redraw my sketches, like, EVER again?! This sounds almost too good to be true. This Inkling product uses ultrasonic and infrared technologies to allow you to sketch anywhere you want and automatically digitalizes your work into vector shapes. Not only this, but it also lets you separate your artwork into layers. According to the company website, Wacom plans to start selling the product in the US mid-September ($199.99) and worldwide in the next few weeks.
I will definitely be waiting for user reviews.
Check out the video below.
Dmitriy Ligay is an illustrator and painter from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Found his work in a downloadable version on Moloko magazine and found it absolutely amazing.
Amazing work by German photographer.
To view more of Wenzel´s work, visit: www.isabelle-wenzel.com
To see more of this beautiful collection, visit: http://www.recollection.com.au/
Here´s something I made with Photoshop last week. Felt like experimenting.
Chances are, if you are a designer or any type of creative person that works primarily indoors and at a desk, you probably know how important it is to have a nice space to work in at home. Even if you have a full-time job, most creatives tend to work off hours as well, either to earn more money on the side, to continue developing skills (which we ALWAYS have to do or we will be left behind), to work on personal projects, etc. The list goes on and on.
Because our work basically never ends, it is important to take pleasure in what we do, and because of this, it is important to be comfortable and happy in our environment. This is why I bring to you a little collection of useful items that are also easy on the eyes.
It is also very important that you are mindful of your health when you´re out searching for office furniture and supplies. I recommend you read this article: 5 Home Office Items You Should Never Skimp On http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/5-home-office-items-you-should-never-skimp-on.html#
1. Selfshelf by Dutch by Design (http://www.dutchbydesign.com/), 2. Smart Planet Ceramic Eco Cup Designers Series in Black by Sears (http://www.sears.com/), 3. ¨Chinese Food¨ Pencil Cup by Sorting With Style (http://www.sortingwithstyle.com/), 4. Double Shade Desk Organizer Lamp by Room Essentials (http://www.target.com/), 5. TPS Blue File Cabinet by CB2 (http://www.cb2.com/), 6. 365 Calendar by CB2 (http://www.cb2.com/),
7. Semikolon Magazine Box by See Jane Work (http://www.seejanework.com/), 8. Mini Library by Oeuf (http://www.oeufnyc.com/).
Hello. Today I found a site called Try Helvetica (you can find the link below). This site features pictures of little establishments, cars and signs in Brazil with unimpressive font uses and replaces them all with fonts from the Helvetica family. After having seen a bunch of the images posted on the site, I concluded that the use of Helvetica would indeed improve the general appearance of the places/things.
However, every font has its time and place and, for some reason, it seems every time is Helvetica time these days. I mean yes, Helvetica is a nice, clean, neutral, legible option and it is the safest way to go if you don´t want to take risks with different fonts. To me, it seems like its use (together with a good dose of minimalist design) is a sure fire way to make your image hip and in with the ¨in¨ crowd.
In my opinion, Helvetica is a good font that has been overused for some time now and continues to be overused. It is not any better than many other sans serif fonts which are being ignored in order to use what is most popular. I invite fellow designers to explore other alternatives and not be afraid to include fonts that are different.
Here´s a link to Typographic Alternatives to Helvetica: http://somerandomdude.com/articles/design/helvetica-alternatives/.
To view more pictures, visit http://tryhelvetica.tumblr.com/
I was playing around with Photoshop the other day. I love animal heads on human bodies. Here, the poster can be viewed in different color schemes. The original is already featured in my Work section. It was really fun to make and, hopefully, I´ll have time to make more posters of this style.
So this weekend I went to the supermarket with the boyfriend and we found this rum. Since I´m a fan of rum (always in moderation) and the bottle and overall design are amazing, we had to buy it. The product did not disappoint. In fact, it is pretty excellent. I´m always happy when I find new products that have great design backed up by great quality. I visited the site on the bottle (www.krakenrum.com) and was blown away by the awesomeness of the product´s branding.
Undoubtedly, The Kraken´s success has been in large part due to the product´s amazing aesthetic and the dedication that the company has given to the creation of amazing items (and website) used to advertise it. With it´s original name, bold design and unique bottle, The Kraken succeeds in being a memorable brand. This sets it apart from its competition given most of the brands in this niche merely focus on either the results of drinking their product or their history.
See for yourself, visit the site, and buy some Kraken!
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