Banksy is in the news again this week. First because he tried to donate a piece of art to the Labour Party in the UK and second because he is currently taking a tour across America spreading his politically-toned outdoor urban art. Banksy tried donating a piece of art to the Labour Party in the UK but unfortunately due to his anonymous identity they couldn't accept it.
Back in the day, the Master System, the Sega Genesis (a.k.a. Mega Drive), and the Super Nintendo would just make us over our heads... 16 and 32 bits were HOT stuff back then. Those bits would make us spend whole afternoons playing Mickey's Castle of Illusion, Desert Strike and many other games...
web design · inspiration · color · black
Following our hit series about Web Design, today I bring to you only awesome black layouts! Man, I love these... It's incredible how a layout can get beautiful with darker colors. And of course, when you work with black, the right colors will bring just the right contrast. Lime-green, Orange, Electro-Pink... most shocking colors will bring awesome life to the layout.
A few months ago we had the first contest here on Abduzeedo, the Icon Contest. It was really cool, we had lots of nice designs and great participation. Now we've decided to start a new contest, a small one, but with more winners. Our idea is to motivate you to practice and try different things. The new contest will be all about card design.
Ok, I know that there are a lot of excellent design communities out there, but I really like this one, design:related. It has a nice design, simple to use, active members and of course great jobs.
When you move to a new place, probably the first thing you do after getting all your furniture placed is trying to make your new home good looking... and there are some simple ideas that will do the job just fine. Placing some nice looking stickers in your walls might be one of those ideas.
The wallpaper of this week is an amazing design from Dries Schaballie the co-founder of Sevenedge Interactive Media, which has a really cool website too, definitely worth checking it out. Also, we'd like to thank all readers that sent us wallpapers, there are some fantastic pieces and we will publish them for
inspiration · book · color
Dr. Woohoo!, a hispanic designer, made an awesome book about probably our favorite subject: COLORS! "Color Visualizations: Exploring the Circle, vol 02" is a great book that any person who loves great visuals should take a look at. From this own words:
hdr · photography · photoshop · tutorial
Today we've got an awesome article about HDR and its applications. Andrea Pelizzardi, an italian designer, sent us an absolutily awesome tutorial on how to do 2 HDR effects... After checking this out, don't forget to visit his site! Cheers! ;) When someone says to you: "HDR", what do you think about?
Smashing Magazine is hosting a contest that I wanted to pass along because I think you'd be interested in participating. Especially since the prize is a Wacom Intuos3 9X12 USB Tablet. I know I could sure use one of those. Good luck! The contest is based around designing your own horizontal divider.
The wallpaper of this week is a beautiful illustration from Chris Halasca, an Art Director from Sydney, Australia and an Abduzeedo reader. We highly recommend you visit his website at http://www.chrishalaska.com/. Also we've received some really cool wallpapers from other readers, thank you very much and you will publish them soon.
This week we have great sites, and the coolest thing is that most of them are suggestions from readers. We really appreciate that and once again ask you to send us more links to amazing websites. Also, because of your collaboration, we will start posting 2 sites per category instead of only one.
Packaging design is obviously very important when marketing your product. It's the first thing people see when walking into a store so you have to make sure that it stands out from the rest of the products on the shelf. Package design can make you desire something as benign as soap. Designers are especially more sensitive to package design.
The move to digital photography has created both opportunities and challenges for photographers. While there is now the possibility to present clients with greater choice and selection due to the reduced cost of shooting digital, photographers must grapple with how to deliver and manage ever increasing numbers of large files.
short film · animation · inspiration · video
Vancouver Film School, is exactly what its name tells you, a Film School in Vancouver, Canada. The students, and the school itself make very cool videos, which I'd like to share. Enjoy! The first movie is about a penguin and a wishingwell:
I ♥ robots! I hope you do too because I have three robot-related things to tell you about. First, an awesome CG short film. Second, a look at the new Transformers 2 posters. Finally, some info on the upcoming Voltron movie. Update (8/24/08): - Apparently the Transformers 2 posters are fake. Sorry about that!
We here at abduzeedo love NoPattern-mastermind Chuck Anderson. We published a great interview and mentioned him in several articles. He just updated his website with great new stuff you wont miss. Chuck Anderson uses a lot of awesome light-effects, i especially like the AMP and the PUMA ad.
blue · color · inspiration · web design
Our web design series are doing great! Our last post had over 40 thousand visits! That's a obvious sign that you people are craving for more web design posts! So today, I bring to you only blue layouts. From little guys to the BIG fish... this list has it all.