30 incredible portfolios to become a better designer

05.02.2014, 9:41

Portfolios are an incredible source of inspiration! They helpful in three different ways. Firstly, just for the pure enjoyment of looking at amazing works of art. Secondly, they give us amazing ideas with regard to how to present our work, something that is not less important. Finally, looking through the variety of styles, techniques and topics is an amazing way to open our own mind and let creativity flow.

Take a look at these 30 portfolios. They are amongst the most amazing portfolios on the Internet! Take inspiration from them and take their inspiration to get your own fantastic portfolio!

Enjoy and let us know which one is your favourite!

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Truly Amazing Steampunk Tutorials and Examples

29.01.2014, 10:39

The goal of the art genre denominated “Steampunk” is to merge the functionality of futuristic concept machines with the look and feel of the Victorian era, creating a charming retro look that is mesmerizing for many.

We have selected for you eleven of the best Photoshop tutorials on the subject of Steampunk and also numerous and incredible examples for your inspiration. Like with any art movement, some think it is amazing and others do not like it. Tell us where you stand!

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Editorial Design – 40 beautiful examples and 10 tutorials

22.01.2014, 10:21

Editorial design refers to design for magazines, brochures, newspapers, and books. It relies on the creativity of editors and what they want for the cover and the interaction between sections, but a well achieved editorial design makes an astounding difference to your marketing – a positive one. It can in fact be the key to having readers or not.

We have investigated 40 high-quality examples for you, followed by 10 tutorials that will help you doing it yourself.

Be inspired! A good editorial design will certainly benefit your projects!

Überzeitung – Eine Liebeserklärung

Designer: Wolfgang Landauer
Type of Print: Brochure

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© Wolfgang Landauer

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AXE PEACE | Video of the week

20.01.2014, 10:19

Start the week with a “Zen-like” kind of feeling with Axe’s latest superbowl commercial. The message: make love, not war! Who could disagree? In addition, the execution is flawless, going directly into topics that we usually try to avoid but reminding us that love can really conquer it all.

Now, since we are on the topic, interesting marketing twist Axe took with this commercial being very different to their usual ones. Take a leap and give us your thoughts!

Enjoy watching!

The best 75 Photoshop tutorials of 2013

15.01.2014, 9:42

There is a lot that we can learn from the Internet, including how to achieve fantastic visual effects! Since we are on that topic, 2013 was particularly full of rather impressive Photoshop tutorials. See it by yourself, just pick a couple and you will see you will not be able to keep yourself from coming back for more.

Do let us know which one is your favourite!

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20 creative wallpapers for mobiles and desktops (& 10 tutorials to design your own)

08.01.2014, 10:47

Whether it is for your smartphone, the desktop at home, a laptop or tablet, we are always in the search of cool backgrounds. A nicely done background has the capacity to embellish your screen, to make you feel at ease with your most important workspace. We offer in this post examples of some of the most beautiful wallpapers – at least for our taste – for the creative user who enjoys only the best compositions.

Have you got more examples? Please let us know about them in the comments section, we really love amazing backgrounds.

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“Edgar & Kelly” | Video of the week

06.01.2014, 10:09

Here you have a very theatrical trailer for the French “Theatre de la Bastille”, but certainly not the boring kind. We seriously doubt anyone could imagine how this video ends, it’s quite a bit of a twist. A very interesting, yet admittedly slightly daring, humour! Be warned, the video is likely to leave you speechless at least for a moment.

Have fun watching!

20 long-exposure photographs of urban beauties

31.12.2013, 11:20

It is again the most loud and colourful night of the year – or at least it will be as soon as fireworks launch. A wonderful opportunity for astonishing photography. As such and as an introduction to the New Year’s Eve, we have compiled 20 fantastic long-time exposure photographs of a stunning variety of cities.

Be inspired by these amazing images and remember, tonight is a great chance for that photo of your own.

We wish you a wonderful New Year’s celebration and a great start to this 2014!

Valencia


Artist: Jakob Wagner

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28 amazing vintage Christmas ads

18.12.2013, 10:11

We all love Christmas! Sometimes, we also love Christmas advertisement. Yes, it is marketing, but truth be said some have an undeniable sense of hope and happiness, and others are just too fun as to not smile. In this article, we have prepared for you 28 beautiful Christmas ads from the 40s and 50s.

Take a look at them and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

Zippo, 1952


Source: Christmas 1952 Zippo lighter advertisement

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Really incredibly inspiring examples of Facebook timeline photos

11.12.2013, 10:15

Facebook is currently the largest social network. Naturally, you can find all kind of people in it, some of them very “creative”. Amongst them, some persons strive to create beautiful, inspiring, or even funny, Facebook Timeline Photos.

You would think there is not much room to do something creative with Facebook’s Timeline Photos. You would be wrong. Very wrong. On the contrary, you will see how the timeline images below are not only aesthetically pleasing but also interact perfectly with the profile photo.

Additionally, the article will give you some tutorials, tips and tricks that will invite you to try.

Come on, take a look and enjoy – we certainly did!

Antonio Fadda

Designer: Antonio Fadda

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© Antonio Fadda

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