Category Archives: Design

All images of inspiring design, from photoshopped pictures to artistic sculptures.

Year of the Tiger: 14 Beautiful Tiger-Inspired Graphic Artworks

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. So I decided to post some artistic digital artworks of the Tiger. Chinese New Year co-insides with the global celebration of Valentine’s Day so it will begin on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011.The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. The Year of the Tiger is a sign of bravery and associated with the earthly branch symbol. This brave and blistering fighter is honored by the ancient Chinese as the sign that wards off fire, thieves and ghosts, the three major tragedy of a houseold:. According to the well-known Feng Shui Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong, 2010 will not be a good year for all of the 12 zodiacs. I’m not really a believer of Chinese astrology, but I love to hear positive views. Let’s view now some cool Tiger-inspired graphic arts.

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Digital Pixels: Graphic Art By Delacour Benjamin

A pixel is usually thought of as the smallest single piece of a digital picture. Each pixel is a sample of an original photograph, where more samples typically present more visual clarity of the original. In this post, I’m going to show you some Delacour’s creative work inspired by pixels. Delacour Benjamin a 29 years-old freelance Graphic Designer in Strasbourg, France. Delacour specialize in photomanipulation, print, web design and Art direction. Digital photo manipulation or commonly referred to as ‘photoshopping’ has become a well-known pastime, and a lot of artists believe this photographic fakery to be a new art form. Take a look at some graphic art done by Delacour Benjamin that will surely make you say “Photoshopped! I can see the pixels”

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Cool Wheels Illustration by Gianluca Mattia

I wanna show you some amusing wheels illustration created by Gianluca Mattia, a talented artist born in Bari, Italy. After his studies in art, Mattia focused in digital illustration. One of his first illustrations showcased creatures of various forms. After lots of exploration, he decided to promote his pin up theme in the modern way. And then, in 2006, Mattia created the calendar for Suicide Girls of Los Angeles. He made lots of cool illustration but I will only show the wheel sets illustration. Visit his website to view the rest of his work(some are nsfw).

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Giant People: 15 Amusing Photoshopped Pictures

Today I’m showcasing an amazing photoshopped images created by the talented participants of  Worth1000. Worth1000 hold a photo effect contest entitled “Exaggeration City” All images here done thru photo effect techniques in order to create an illusion of a super-giantize people or animals in a city, town or urban setting. I like this collection because each image gives a realistic view of an unreal picture. Anyway, check out 20 incredible photoshopped pictures below for inspiration in your own work.

Sun-Kissed Sydney
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Urban Playground
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Couple in the City
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Broken Tower
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Building Demolition
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Uprooting the CN Tower
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Avenue
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Sleeping Giant
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Big Businessman
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Little Stuart
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NY Building Blocks
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Airport Playground
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The Head of the City
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Playing golf in Central Park
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Catching a Plane
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Davy Jones: Digitally Painted by Tiago Hoisel

Tiago Hoisel has an awe-inspiring digital painting portfolio packed with a huge selection of subjects. I want to show you one of my favorite paintings he did. As you can see, it’s a cartoon version of the famous character from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, Davy Jones. Tiago name this painting “This has never happened to me before”

This is a cartoon version of one of my favorites movie character, it’s a personal work that I made just for a study. I painted all with just one brush standard and at the end I applied some paper textures to make a little dirty. Throughout the process I made some changes on the first draw, on the position of the legs and on the hands to make enrich the idea.

Don’t forget to visit Tiago Hoisel to see more of his cool digital paintings.

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Graphic Art Painting by Tiago Hoisel

17 Pieces of Awesome Beer Stein Designs

Beer stein are traditional beer mugs made out of stoneware, or specifically ornamental beer mugs that are usually sold as souvenirs or collectibles. The handle of the mug has a tiny hinge, which when you pressed with your thumb, it opens the lid. This lets you to open and close the lid with the same hand holding the mug. The origins of beer steins date back to the 14th century. As an outcome of the bubonic or bacterial disease plague and numerous invasions of flies throughout Europe, Germany imposed several laws in the early 16th century requiring all containers of food and beverage be covered to protect it from flies and bacteria. Modern beer steins are made in several different materials like ceramic, glass or metals. Any serious beer drinker should have a beer stein. Here now some cool Beer steins I found. I hope you like them.

Warcraft Stein
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Biker Stein
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Skull Stein
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Dog Stein
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Croc Golfer Stein
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Renaissance Stein
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Timber Wolf Stein
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Emerald Green Stein
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Corona Horned Toad Stein
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Viking Stein
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Castle Stein
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Bulldog Steins
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Artistic Expression and Illustration of Alexis Marcou

This roundup includes some of illustration made by Alexis Marcou. He produced a range of illustrations to come with his typeface called “fuel”. Alexis Marcou was born in Greece and raised in Larissa. Through his beautiful illustrations, you’ll see that Marcou’s works are raw and, yet, refined. Sketching is very important for any working artist to be able to express an idea in a sketch. Anyways, you should all visit Alexis’s collection because there’s more of his work over there. I hope his minimalist illustration add some inspiration to your work.

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A Collection of Impressive Skateboard Designs

In this article, I’ll present you some cool and creative skateboard designs. Skateboarding, a sport that only needs a board and four wheels, a sport that tests you and pushes you to the limit, and do unimaginable stunts. What fascinates me besides the gravity-defying tricks is the ever changing wall of skateboard deck designs. A wide variety of artist turns their skateboard decks into beautiful artwork. Here now the collection of impressive skateboard designs. I hope you like them.

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22 Excellent Examples of Architectural Photography

Architectural photography is the taking of photographs of a structure from unusual angles. When shooting contemporary architecture you can get away with using a much more modern, abstract style. Experiment with wide angle lenses to capture the image of the building from unusual angles. Lighting is a crucial part of architectural photography. Of course we have no say over the position and orientation of a building. Choose your time of day carefully. Most experts says, direct light is not often interesting, oblique light improves contrast. Dawn and dusk light are beautiful times of day. A lot of buildings lend themselves to twilight or evening views if there is sufficient interior and exterior lighting. We are more mobile now than ever before, yet we can never attend physically all that is within range visually. To maintain our fascination with architecture, our eyes search for not just what’s on the skyline, but the continued promulgation of pictures of structures in a visually-rich surroundings.

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Truly WOW Papercrafts of World of Warcraft

Today, I wanna show you some very cool paper renditions of the characters and creatures of world of Warcraft. If you have been living inside a cave this game is the world’s most popular MMORPG with millions of gamers and fans. We’ve seen all kinds of fan-made World of Warcraft crafts made of plastic, wood and clay. Most of the WoW-inspired paper models here are really hard to create. Even if you’re not a Warcraft gamer or fan, you’ll appreciate the details the crafter did on these WoW characters and creatures. I hope you like these papercrafts of World of Warcraft.

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Want to see more WoW papercrafts? Visit the crafter’s blog and view more of his creations.