inspiration · vince fraser

Inspiration: Vince Fraser

Following our inspiration series, today we brought you another great digital illustrator and designer, his name is Vince Fraser and you have probably seen his work featured in the most important design publications such as Computer Arts, Digital ARts, Advanced Photoshop and others.

video · inspiration · hdr

Video Inspiration: HDR time-laps movies

We've shown you great HDR pictures and tutorials how to create your own. But this is the first time that we show you a full HDR movie. Chad Richard recorded the sunrise from the Twin Peaks in San Francisco. He is just one of a dozen Photographer in the world, that deals with this effect. This was an HDR time-lapse from Twin Peaks.

best of the week

Best of the Week #31

This week we select a bunch of links to you and with a great diversity of subjects. You will see nice references from FFFFFound, some amazing architecture buildings around the world, a bit of gadgets and a lot more. Always the Best of the week! FRIDAY - 09/19 It’s a Bathub.

inspiration · daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #5

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.


INSPIRATION: Carousel Circus

We have been posting regular posts about inspiration and they regularly revolve around other designers, which is all fair and well. But i personally get a lot of my inspiration from music, and so here is a great inspiration to me, mates and a damn fine rock n roll band: Caousel Circus.

streetart · stencil · inspiration

Inspiration: PaperMonster

When we talk about urban life, one of the things that probably come to mind is sweet street art. Stencil, graffiti, stickers and all that comes between.

video · inspiration · news · motion graphics · Motion

Video Inspiration: Motion Experiments

I've found a great video done with just skilled motion graphics, and some really nice audio. I always find it Quite impressive how amazing just 2 senses can immerse a person in to a piece of work, even if this is only a few short clips. I've watched it several times over just to try and figure out what techniques were used.

google · freestyle · rap · yahoo · msn

Google/MSN/Yahoo battle rap freestyle

I really like german and american hip hop (but the real one, the roots, tupac, wutang and stuff) and Im always interested in freestyle rap. This is not a real design inspiration but sometimes you have to take a brake from working. GOOGLE VS.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #18

Every day we see amazing and sometimes crazy sites. This week we've selected for you one of the craziest and funniest sites we've ever seen. It's a hotsite from RFSU. On the site you can shave and groom a pussy's hair...yep, see for yourself. I'll not say anything more about that! And take a look at the other sites, they are amazing too.

guest writer · competition

Three Street Work Design Competition ($900 prize)

3 Mobile and Don't Panic are looking for a designer to create a poster as part of a street ad campaign, and there's a prize of £500 ($900). Mobile Broadband is a service offered by 3 that gives customers access to the internet on their PC or laptop using a USB modem and 3's HSDPA network.

photoshop · freebies · brushes

14 Great Abstract Photoshop Brushes for Light Effects

One of the best ways to create spectacular abstract effects in Photoshop is by using brushes. They save you time and make the process less complicated.

quiz · test · hue

Test your hue detection abilities

This is a neat little online quiz that tests your ability to differentiate subtle differences between gradations in color. If you're a designer this should especially interest you. Try it out (made by X-Rite)

inspiration · daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #3

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.

video · inspiration · suddenly

Video Inspiration: Suddenly

This video is crazy. It's a 30 second short shot by Martin Nordqvist and animated by Magnus Engsfors. Many of you have wanted to see more motion inspiration on Abduzeedo, so I'm giving you what you crave.

inspiration · patterns

M. C. Escher Impossible Structures and Inspiration

Last night I was looking for some references about mathematics for a t-shirt design I’m working on. I found an incredibly cool Dutch artist named M. C. Escher.

jesar one · interview · heiko klug

Interview: Jesar One

For the first time, there's an interview with a german designer. Heiko Klug, better known as Jesar One, is an awesome 25-year old german graphic designer. Like a lot of artists he also started with doing graffiti and the changed to the digital medium of art.

design · dolls

Astonishing Detailed Dolls

Ok, I know what you thinking: "Dolls? C'mom..." But I gotta tell you that I'd never think about posting about this if it wasn't REALLY outstanding. So give this a shot! You won't regret! So, while visiting some sites, I ran into this guy, Noel Cruz, a dude from Philippines who's currently living in the US. The thing is that he makes these astonishing detailed dools of real people.

inspiration · daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #2

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.

web picks · tutorial · smoke

Web Picks #1 : SMOKE

Web Picks is a new series here on Abduzeedo. The idea of the articles is to choose a subject, and present photography, artwork, designs, illustrations and tutorials we find on the topic; and put them together. When designing we tend to forget to look at mediums other than the one we are currently working in.

rcco · inspiration · abstract

Inspiration: rcco

There are so many great artists around the world. The just have to be found. And I'm trying my best that they don't get lost in this mess of bad design. Like rcco from the netherlands. See more of him right here

inspiration · photography

Inspiration: Brett Walker

This is my first post on Abduzeedo, so let me introduce myself. My name is Daniela. I'm a Brazilian graphic and product designer. In this post I will share some images with you from Brett Walker, a photographer from London, UK. Brett has some superb black and white portraits, sometimes a bit scary and dark.

images · daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #1

Today we will start a new series of posts called Daily Inspiration. The idea is share with you some of the images that really inspire us each day. If you want to participate, just send us, via email, an image with the link from where you found it.

inspiration · ariel g · abstract

Inspiration: Ariel-G

When i started photoshop I got interested in a lot of abstract stuff. I downloaded every brush I think it was worth it (which was nearly every second) and painted black pictures with a blue fractal brush and thought I was a hero. I miss this feeling and I also miss good abstract pictures. Here is one artist I really like and follow his stuff for years now. And I have to say.

veerle pieters · interview

Interview: Veerle Pieters

This week we have a great interview with one of the fifty most influential female bloggers according to NorthxEast. She is the CEO of Duoh!

tutorial · pixelmator · giveaway

Abstract Wallpaper in Pixelmator - 2 copies of Pixelmator giveaway

Following our series of Pixelmator tutorials, this week we will show you how to create an abstract wallpaper using the Quartz Composer filters. Even though the effect seems a bit complex, you will be surprise how easy is to create it in Pixelmator.

inspiration · russ mills

Inspiration: Russ Mills

Last week while I was reading my feeds I saw some really cool illustrations. They were from Russ Mills, a super talented digital artist from Brighton, UK.

best of the week

Best of the Week #30

I'm a bit disappointed this week. My desire to get a new Mac was delayed. Apple just released new iPod's, but there was no news about new Macs at the "Let's Rock" event! Nevertheless, I'm not that disappointed, because this week we had amazing stuff to show you; such as design, ads, gadgets, tech news, and much...much more.

jamiroquai · music · art · inspiration · design

Inspiration: Jamiroquai

Thanks to Paulo's post, it jogged my memory about what exactly inspires me to design.

business card · contest · giveaway

Card Contest Voting - The Bullet Giveaway Result

Hey, guys!! It's been an awesome experience to have you guys sending so many card designs for our contest! It's pretty great to have many of you participating like that.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #17

Last week we've released cool sites like Fabio's personal website. This week we don't have personal websites, but we're listing some amazing portfolio sites and an awesome flash site from Brazil.

web design · inspiration

Web Design: Religious Sites

Since my friend and I are developing our church's web site, I start to research tendencies for this kind of site. And my surprise is that there are really awesome sites out there about it! From vintage style to illustration, flash elements, gradients, photographic background... there are many trends, but all of them are really well done. So check these out, it's pretty great! Cheers.

video · inspiration · art · 9li

Inspiration: Bruno 9Li

Since the beginning of the blog we’ve featured designers and artists from all around the globe; including Brazil, the country where I was born and live. Even though we had some Brazilian artists, no one featured was from my state or even my city, until today. In this post I will feature a really talented artist from Porto Alegre.

tutorial · job board · fireworks

Abduzeedo Job Board banner in Fireworks

A short time ago Fabio wrote a tutorial showing us how to create an image inspired by Andy Gilmore's work.

inspiration · opinion · discussion

Unique Style: A Designer's Perspective

One of the greatest challenges when you are starting a design career is the pursuit of your own unique style. As designers, we sometimes think that having a unique style may be the only way to achieve success in the design world, but is that true? In my opinion, having your own style can help, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the only way to succeed in the design business.