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User Centered Design in an Unassuming Packaging

Whenever I find designs in everyday objects that went through a rigorous thought process, I do a victory dance inside my head. It fascinates me when a lot of thought has gone through designing things we use everyday. Things that are intuitive enough to go unnoticed. Sometimes when I enter or exit an establishment I… Read This »


The Creative Cards Project

What is “The Creative Cards Project” The main idea of this project is to create a deck of 54 unique playing cards. Artists and illustrators pick a card each and design it in their own style. When all designs are submitted, the deck is printed in a strictly limited number of copies, which are distributed… Read This »


Inspiration: Digital creations from our friends at CG Society

If you love digital art as much as I do then I’ve got the perfect fix for you, I’ve compiled a few uber cool pieces from the masters over at CGSociety and the best thing about it is I’ve only uncovered the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible… Read This »


Inspiration: Caricature art designs of celebrities

A caricature is an artform that resembles a portrait in a very distorted fashion. It exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person, animal or object to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. It can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are… Read This »


Movie Posters : Jeremy Saunders Key Art

I saw Jeremy Saunders while he was talking about the design concept behind the “Burning Man” movie poster at the Adobe Design for Impact Live Virtual Event last October 2011. The image below is a composite no surprise there, but the cool thing about it was the main image used in this poster (which is… Read This »


Inspirational vision of Disney Characters by Jirka Väätäinen

Today we have the pleasure of featuring the works of Jirka Väätäinen he call “Envisioning Disney Characters in Real Life” which he did sporadically throughout 2011 beginning with “Ursula the Sea Witch”. Jirka is a Finnish graphic design student based in Bournemouth, UK. continue reading


Remembering Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

I was never an “Apple” fan, frankly they’re too expensive for me. Owning one of their products is a status symbol where I’m from. But we can’t just ignore the genius behind it all, Steve Jobs was a visionary on a class all his own. He is a digital innovator that shaped the way we communicate, be entertained and share ideas today and probably for a very long time. Its his lasting legacy. He made us “Think Different”! From iMac, to iPod, to iPhone and iPad, and of course “Pixar”. continue reading


Cecelia Webber’s flowers and butterflies

I’ve always been fascinated by the “Death’s-head Hawkmoth” used in the “Silence of the Lambs” poster ever since the movie came out way back when. For those who are not familiar with it, these moths are easily distinguishable by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern of markings on the thorax. But if you look closer the image used in the movie poster incorporated an original sketch by Salvador Dali which he later collaborated with Philippe Halsman called In Voluptas Mors (1951) where he used actual women to form a large skull. continue reading


Captain America in 30 graphic inspirations

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Captain America first appeared in March 1941, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Steve Rogers, was a sickly military recruit enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum to aid the United States war effort against the “Axis” powers in World War II. continue reading


Minimalist art deco poster design of DC heroes and villains

Michael Myer’s a.k.a. drawsgood illustration’s falls nothing short of awesome. I first got a whiff of his genius when he did an illustrated series of the characters from “LOST”, I became an instant fan and I’ve been stalking him ever since. continue reading

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