Archive for the 'Inspiration' Category

Back to School: Talk to Your Professor! – Stepcase Lifehack

You know that word “collegiality”? “Colleague”? What about “college”? OK, just testing with that last one. Anyway, they’re all words that describe a sense of community, a sense of people working together towards a common goal. That’s what college is about – working together, both with other students and professors, towards the goal of increasing both your own knowledge and the world’s total store of knowledge. It’s in that spirit that I’m telling you, talk to your professors. Approach them after class, visit them during their office hours, drop them an email – just open a channel of communication. I hear you asking, “What’s in it for me?” Well, if the higher calling of collegiality doesn’t quite move you, maybe some of these reasons will:
Back to School: Talk to Your Professor! – Stepcase Lifehack

50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for your Inspiration

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/30/50-fresh-portfolio-websites-for-your-inspiration/

Is Red the Fairest One of them All? – ArtBistro.com

An interesting take on the colour red, linked from Creative Curio.
Is Red the Fairest One of them All? – ArtBistro.com

25 logos with hidden messages – Amazing Graphic Designing tricks! | Graphic Design Blog

Have you ever noticed the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo? I did a physical double-take on the Toblerone logo.

A lot of these hidden messages which give the logo more meaning are created using the white space. Look and learn!

25 logos with hidden messages – Amazing Graphic Designing tricks! | Graphic Design Blog

Digital Painting Video @ Penny Arcade

The talented Gabe from Penny Arcade sometimes records himself drawing one of the comics. Fascinating to watch, and you could learn a few things too! Keep an eye out for line variation and the way he will re-draw lines until they suit. Gotta love CTRL-Z!

Penny Arcade!

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Pixar’s new film: Up

The second teaser trailer for the newest feature film from Pixar is available at Apple. It’s gorgeous of course, and also quite funny.

Pixar’s new film Trailer: Up »

Architectural Design

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This building is fascinating, not only for the organic design of the building, but in the way that the ground integrates into the archways and the facade design.

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Computer Arts – 50 ways to become a better designer

The way you work can have a huge impact on your creative success. We present the best advice from leading designers on every stage of the creative process, so that you can keep clients satisfied and make the most of your talents.

Computer Arts – 50 ways to become a better designer

HDR creme – User-Submitted High-Res photos.

These are completely beautiful, and a great source for inspiration.

HDR creme – share, look, vote. [via NotCot]