Archive for December, 2010

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Digital Art by Filipe Soares

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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.
Filipe Soares is a Brazilian graphic designer and digital artist. I’m most impressed with the versatility of his portfolio. You can find striking lightning effects as well as abstract geometric art and gorgeous typography pieces. Don’t forget to visit Filipe’s portfolio for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

Happy Holidays

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It’s this time of year again. Everything slows down and you spend the days eating and drinking with your loved ones. While I can’t do that with you I still want to take this opportunity to show my gratitude and appreciation to all of you. 2010 has been a great year for me and none of it would have been possible without you. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Hand Drawn Illustrations by Grzegorz Domaradzki

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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.
Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz is a 31-years-old freelance illustrator based in Poznan / Poland. In 2003, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan with a Masters degree in Graphic Arts and Drawing. After the studies he worked first as an illustrator and later as a graphic designer in various advertising agencies. It’s beautiful to see some great pencil drawn illustrations in a mostly digital field. I’m particularly impressed with Gabz shading technique. Below is just a small selection of his work so please visit Gabz’ portfolio for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Illustrations by Aaron Scamihorn

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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.
Aaron Scamihorn aka RONLEWHORN is an illustrator from Indianapolis, IN. Aaron’s style could be described as minimal grunge illustration. He does beautiful portrait illustrations, but is equally as creative when it comes to typography. Using minimal colour palettes for most his works he manages to get striking results. Find below a small selection. For more inspiration please visit his portfolio or follow him on Twitter. + Continue Reading

Design Cocktail III – A Killer Deal! Just $29 for $904 Worth of Design Resources.

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Design Cocktail has launched with even more valuable resources than before! I’m happy to announce the release of the third Design Cocktail Bundle. This new and premium bundle by Designious.com includes an amazing collection of high-quality resources for creative people. The best part is the price: only $29 for $904 worth of design resources. You save $875 from the start!
The amazing goodies included in this design pack are offered by designious.comwpwizz.com and tshirt-designs.com, meaning you will get only the best quality products.
This is an amazing opportunity for designers, creatives and artists of all types to grab some really awesome resources at a bargain price. + Continue Reading

Free Hi-Res PS Brushes: Rolled Paint Set 1

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It’s been a while since I last published high resolution PS brushes. Finally I’ve found time over the weekend to create some more and I’m very happy to release this new set containing 10 Free High Resolution “Rolled Paint” Photoshop Brushes. The brushes are between 2400px to 2500px large which makes them ideal for both print and web projects. The small previews don’t do them justice, you have to download to see the fine detail. It was great fun getting messy with water colours and a rubber paint roll. The brushes can be used to quickly grunge up any design giving it a more organic feel or to create distressed borders. Alternatively you can vectorize them and use as a scalable mask. The possibilities are endless and I hope you can put them to good use. As always these hi-res photoshop brushes are free for commercial and personal use. I will be releasing the source textures shortly as well as part 2 of the set. Enjoy! + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Retro Cosmic Design by Barton Damer

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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.
Barton Damer is a digital artist from Dallas, TX. I like to describe his art as retro cosmic design, though there’s much more to it. By combining 3D typography with beautiful lightning effects and natural textures he creates stunning works. It comes as no surprise that he’s work with great bands and big skateboarding brands. One highlight of Barton’s career must have been when he was awarded the Digital Artist of the Year Award by Computer Arts, Intel, and 3d World Magazine in 2009. For more inspiration please visit his portfolio Already Been Chewed. You can also find him on Twitter. + Continue Reading