web design · inspiration · color · black

Web Design: Black Layouts

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.

concept · motorcycle

Futuristc Standing Motorcycle Concept Design

A college student has come up with the concept for a motorcycle that is upright and you wear as sort of an exoskeleton. It's so freaking cool!! I can't wait to see it move from concept to reality.

type · recife · misprinted · eduardo

Inspiration: MisprintedType (new site)

One of the most famous artists in the world Eduardo Recife finally updated his website MisprintedType with the version number 4.

contest

The Abduzeedo Card Design Contest

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.

portfolio · community

Design:Related, another good place to show your portfolio

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.

graphic design · inspiration

Beautiful Decorative Stickers

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.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week 19

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

graphic design · inspiration · music video · video

Inspiration: Michael Jackson

Inspiration: Michael Jackson??? Yes!!! Michael has been the king of pop for so long that we should get thrown out of the earth if we didn't mention him here at Abduzeedo at least once.

stopmotion · istopmotion · giveaway

2 x iStopMotion 2 Express (for MAC) Giveaway

Abduzeedo.com is doing great at the time. We get more good posts and users daily. Thats why we sometimes have to give something back to our users.

video · tutorial · photoshop

Creating Smoke Video Tutorial - Experiment 2

Last July I started playing around with some software to create video tutorials. Last year I had done a video tutorial showing how to in Photoshop and last month I did one showing how to enhance your pictures.

microsoft · panorama · Photosynth

Microsoft launches Photosynth

Microsoft labs (their counterpart to Google labs I guess) has created a new online application called Photosynth that takes regular digital photos and creates a 360 view.

snowboard · flashlights · magic · video inspiration

Video Inspiration: Magic Flashlights

Who, this is one of my favourite snowboard movies. Nowerdays you have to be very creative if you want to impress the viewer, now that there are a lot of very good snowboarder out there. Mike Benson had a great Idea and just add motion work in his video. Enjoy Knife Show Inc and friends uncover a strange phenomenon at Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood.

speakerdog · inspiration · illustration

Inspiration: Speakerdog Illustrations

The Speakerdog is an invention by Ben O´Brien who simly calls himself "Ben the Illustrator". He sells a lot of merchandise like t-shirts, sticker, toys, softies, belts and of course prints and posters with the speakerdog.

inspiration · book · color

Awesome "Color Visualizations" Book

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

HDR: Not Only The 'Magic' Effect

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?

contest

Smashing Magazine's Contest - win a Wacom tablet!

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.

nufabric · Nikolay Vanchev · interview

Interview: Nikolay Vanchev (NuFabric)

Nikolay Vanchev is a very talented 20-year-old graphic designer & art director. I was a friend to him on Deviantart but im in love with his work since he published his "Typography is not a solution"-artwork.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week 18

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.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #14

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.

inspiration · packaging

Packaging Design Tips and Inspiration

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.

guest writer

File sharing for Creative Developers: Top 5 issues

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.

tutorial · fireworks

Fireworks: 7 Steps Colored Lights Header

Last week I've created a small site, and I developed a simple effect to the main image. I can't show you the site right now, because it's still unpublished.

short film · animation · inspiration · video

Video Inspiration: Vancouver Film School

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:

cartoon · voltron · transformers · robots · cg · posters · 80's · poster

Robots Rock!

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!

design · epoch · art group

Epoch update

Just a quick update on the new art group, Epoch, Since Epoch was founded, just 3 days ago, a massive 46 members have joined, with a lot of potential amongst them. With this growth in mind, I have updated the forums software.

nopattern · inspiration · chuck anderson

Portfolio Update: Chuck Anderson (NOPATTERN)

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

Web Design: Blue Layouts

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.

video · video of the week · movie

Helvetica Documentary Film Giveaway

Everybody knows and use or have used Helvetica, it's one of the most famous and used typeface in the world. It's so famous that there is a movie about it.

news · jobs

New features: Job Board

It's been a few months since we started allowing readers to sign up for their own abduzeedo user account, and we are pleased to announce that almost 1,000 readers have signed up. We are very happy and want to continue improving the blog with good content and useful features for the design community.

After Effects · Movie Titles · motion graphics

Awe Inspiring Motion Graphics

Ok, I admit my work is hugely inspired by motion graphics and I wanted to share with you some of my greatest influences in this field.

light · photography · flickr · inspiration

Bending Light

Wow... it's like watching a SciFi movie about cosmic rays, sunlight or maybe gamma radiation. I'm talking about the experiments of Alan Jaras, a "light photographer", on flickr. Down his photostream there are many many experiments and attempts (and why not to say sucess) on bending light, an strange phenomeon formed when light passes through various pieces of glass.

tutorial · photoshop

Surprise behind the curtain in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show how to create curtains and other nice effects in Photoshop. When I was traveling I was always thinking about some ideas for wallpapers for Abduzeedo. Concepts that would show what the blog is about and of course, related to the Space subject.

epoch · depthcore · group · new · evoke · art

Epoch, the new art group?

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. But with 50+ heads, you can only imagine what can be achieved, especially in the creative realms of design.