Archive for September, 2010

Low25: Free October 2010 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The October 2010 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Low25″. It plays a lot with symmetries and uses a few different stock photos of mountains. The blue colour palette was chosen to remind us the coming colder months. It’s a bit different from my usual designs so I hope you like the minimal approach. Feel free to express your thoughts in the comment section. Thanks. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: 3D Art by Stuart Wade

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Stuart Wade is a designer and visual communicator currently working in the Philadelphia area. His work is very versatile, but today I want to focus on his personal experimentation with abstract 3D art and typography. All the designs have a minimal element which works great with the explosive nature of the 3D art. For more inspiration please visit his official site as well as his Flickr page. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Photo Manipulations by Kevin Roodhorst

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Kevin Roodhorst is a digital artist from the Netherlands. Kevin’s best work is in the field of photo manipulations, often using animals as the centre element of the image. Make sure to visit his official site which offers a more detailed look into each piece. Which one’s your favourite? + Continue Reading

Azigos Giveaway Winners Announcement

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After a week of commenting the chance of winning one of the five yearly subscriptions to the premium Photoshop Brushes service Azigos is now over. Using random.org I selected the 5 winners out of all eligible entries. I will contact each of the winners shortly via e-mail as well as pass on their details to Azigos. You should hear from them soon explaining how to claim your prize. So without further ado here are the winners: + Continue Reading

64 Free Marker Pen Strokes Illustrator Brushes

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It’s with great pleasure that I release this freebies set containing 64 free Illustrator Brushes of pen marker strokes and scribbles. They’re great to give any design a more natural, hand-drawn look. All brushes are of the highest quality and you’re free to use them in both personal and commercial works. They are compatible with Illustrator versions from CS upwards. It’s worth mentioning that with brushes like these the best results can sometimes be attained by setting the stroke to 0.25px or less. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Illustrations and Typography by Rodrigo Francisco

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Rodrigo Francisco is a 20-year old illustrator from Brazil. He’s currently at university. His main focus is on graphic design and typography with all of his works having a playful element to them. For more inspiration please visit his official site as well as his Behance portfolio which features case studies. Let us know what your favourite piece is. + Continue Reading

Giveaway: Win 5 yearly subscriptions to Azigos

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It’s with great pleasure that I present the latest giveaway contest. Thomas Beal, the man behind BrushKing.eu, recently launched his latest project: Azigos is a Premium Photoshop Brushes Service full of awesome resources. Kindly as he his he offered 5 1-year subscriptions to be given away to my lovely readers (yes, that’s you). All brushes are compatible with Photoshop version 7 up to CS5 so everyone can put them to good use. Head on over to Azigos to check out the great Photoshop Brushes on offer. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Retro Typography by Alex Varanese

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Alex Varanese is a graphic designer from San Francisco. Using vintage pop culture reference combined with mostly red colour palettes he gives his art a very distinct look. I’m particularly fond of his typographic designs. Believe me when I tell you that you have to check out his portfolio for more inspiration. Furthermore you can follow Alex on Twitter. + Continue Reading