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Hugo fragrances has launched a design contest a couple months back and right now the 3rd round of 4 is open for submissions until the 5th of July. The theme of round 3 is “City Sounds”. In each round the top 10 designs get 500$ each. I’d say that is a good reason to participate. Even if you’re new to design you can still enter. The Hugo Create Site has a design generater which allows you to use background templates and design elements such as swirls and arrows to complete your entry. Go ahead and play with it. It’s good fun and inspires at the same time. Obviously the quality ranges from low to high. These are some of my favourite entries.
I’ve just got an e-mail to notify me that the new release of mozilla’s browser, firefox 3, is officially out. To make the release even more special they aim to set a new world record for most downloads in 24 hours. You can download firefox 3 from spreadfirefox.com (which isn’t working right no due to the high demand). Let’s hope all my plugins still work once I can get my hands on it.
Finally I’ve managed to update to the new firefox and it looks really nice. I especially like how it takes on that Mac OSX look. It did mess up my bookmarks though a bit by losing some of them. I’m happy to have made the switch though and can’t wait to discover all the new features. The only downside to it is that the firebug plugin is not (yet) compatible.
Today I signed up for myspace and you’re all welcome to add and interact with me. Although I encourage you to leave comments on my individual posts I know that it is easier to keep in touch through a social networking service. Apart from the hideous design, myspace is still the leading online platform. So go ahead. Visit my space at www.myspace.com/fudgegraphics
Issuu is a free online service that lets you publish e-books with a slick interface. I discovered it through DT Magazine which features James White in their latest edition. Issuu is more than just a publishing service though. It is also a community. Explore, discover and share content. There are great design related publications. I highly recommend to check it out. It would also make a great portfolio since you can view every e-book in fullscreen.
PicLens is the most amazing thing I’ve experienced lately. It is a plugin that lets you turn a simple photostream into an interactive module to browse images. It is really sad that there are no real screenshots available, but trust me. It is the bomb. It is supported by the major browsers, although it works best in firefox. If your lucky enough to an apple laptop with 2-finger scrolling enabled trackpad then you’re in for a treat.
Basically what the plugin does is project the pictures from flickr, deviantart, google, facebook, … onto a wall which you can zoom in on, turn left and right or simply lay back and enjoy a slideshow. It’s never been been more fun to look for inspiration. Let me know what you think about it.
Karoly Kiralyfalvi aka Drez is a 26 years old freelancer graphic designer, living and working in Budapest, Hungary. His main competences are: vector based graphics and illustrations, typography and lettering. He gets inspired by music, graffiti alongside other art forms and everyday life. Furthermore he’s a member of the Keystone Design Union.
His portfolio at www.extraverage.net is enormous and the client list reads like a who is who of today’s biggest companies. It was really tough on me to pick a selection of his work since there are so many good designs. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Now it’s your turn to dive down and discover the rest!