Category: Art & Design

15
Jan

Handmade paper toys you squeeze, drop or tap for a fun surprise

Adding a mechanical touch to the ancient art of paper crafting, Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura brings his artwork to life. Inspired by kirigami—an origami-like technique that employs cuts in addition to foldsHaruki creates paper toys that move in unexpected and unusual ways.

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10
Jan

7 web design trends that could shape 2019

New year, how about a new website design? As we enter the final chapter of the decade, it’s amazing to see just how far we’ve come on the internet: augmented reality, virtual reality, even artificial intelligence.

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09
Jan

Matthew Shlian turns paper into stunning geometric art

Combining a talent for sculpture with a knack for engineering, artist Matthew Shlian takes simple paper sheets and creates amazing geometric sculptures.

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28
Dec

The important meaning behind Pantone’s 2019 Colour Of The Year

Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year is that of the sky at dusk and of our underwater reefs which are hanging on for dear life: the optimistic Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546). 

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19
Dec

The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest winners

National Geographic, known for its stunning photography, always showcases the outstanding beauty and wonder of our planet. And their annual photo contest is a prestigious and hotly-contested event.

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10
Dec

Pantone unveils 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for designers

Trying to find the right gift can be especially challenging when the person you’re shopping for has refined tastes and a good sense of design.

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05
Dec

Creative bookends that you have to see up close to appreciate

It’s easy to get lost in a good book; they can transport you to another place, another time, and even other realms. Tokyo-based designer, Monde, has found his own way to take book-lovers to another world with a whimsical art project called Bookshelf Dioramas.Continue Reading..

27
Nov

Designer shares animated Illustrator cheat sheets for creating icons

Icons and symbols are powerful tools that have been used by humans to communicate ideas for over 100,000 years. Computer-based illustration tools like Adobe Illustrator have made creating icons easier than ever.Continue Reading..

26
Nov

Pantone’s new colour finder helps you find the right hues

Pantone has been a colour leader for a while now, but as designers, there are great many advantages of using Pantone as a colour guide. Designers routinely undergo multiple handovers each time they work on a project, and earlier this year, the company promised to simplify work processes for designers.Continue Reading..

22
Nov

Add dimension to your projects with 2600+ free Photoshop textures

You probably have an archive of typefaces, actions and other resources to add a little something-something to your projects. But what about Photoshop textures? They are an awesome resource for designers who want to play around with different looks—especially because you can download thousands of them for free.Continue Reading..

16
Nov

Winners from the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards

Whittled down from 48,000 entries from 156 countries, judges had a difficult time deciding the winners of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards.Continue Reading..

12
Nov

Norway’s banknotes get pixelated nature-inspired design

Back in 2014, creative agency Snøhetta and Metric Design won a competition to redesign Norway’s banknotes. Finally, all of the country’s paper currency has been redesigned and nearly all entered into circulation.Continue Reading..