slogan · tips · inspiration · web 2.0 · design

Slogan, you really should use one.

When I visit a site for the very first time, at first I just wanna know what does that company do.

ads · olympic

Freddy: Olympic Games

Olimpic Games are only a few months away now and there are already some great publicity around the world using Olimpic sports as theme. These are only the beggining of a whole new harvest that is coming this year! Be prepared, because we'll be bringing all of it for you!

pictures · photography · hdr · effects

20 Beautiful HDR Pictures

There are some photography techniques that really give me the goose bumps, but the good ones. HDR is one of those techniques...

theme · blog · abduzeedo

Abduzeedo PSD theme

I’ve been working on a new design for the blog since last month, and I think by the end of this month it will be totally updated, I hope so. Meanwhile, as I’ve received some emails of people asking me how I did the header of this site, I decided to make the PSD file available to everyone.

music · inspiration · graphic design

24 Music LP Covers

LPs are becoming more rare everyday, and collectors everywhere just love to find some cool, old school music. Here are some great covers for you. Great covers indeed, but some of them are a bit weird, some really funny, but most of them are pure inspiration for you! All these are from LP Cover Lover. Enjoy!

inspiration · portfolio · cool

Hitchcock's Portfolio by Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair brings us this month Hitchcock's portfolio, and boy, it does look awesome. I think it's pretty cool how some people get so much recognition that their work keep getting featured decades later their death. That's a cool way to remember the master of suspense.

tutorial · pixelmator · freebies

Aurora Borealis Effect in Pixelmator (Win a Pixelmator Copy)

A while ago I had the opportunity to be a Pixelmator beta tester, and let me tell you, it sure has been a fun experience. Pixelmator is now on its 1.1.2 version with new features such as the Quark Composer Filter that uses the same image system as the Mac OS Core.

tutorial · tips · icons · slides

Icon Design Explained (Quickly)

Jon and Leigh Hicks from Hicksdesign bring us a cool, quick slide show explanation of how to do design a icon. And if you don't know them, they actually designed the Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbid logos. These dudes are really good.

logos · inspiration

Logos evolution

Logo design is one of the most fascinating areas of design. Even though it might look easier to design a logo compared to a web site, the designer has to work on a word, sometimes with a symbol, that will represent a company or a product to thousands of people. We’re so used to some tech companies logos that sometimes we think they’ve never changed, they were always like that.

web apps · web

Issuu - Read the world. Publish the world.

Do you wish you could transform those boring .pdf files into cool web-based books or even to find some cool books to look at? Well, I've got just the right tool for you: Issuu. "Issuu is an online publishing service and a creative community dedicated to publishing. With Issuu (pronounced 'issue') anyone can convert their PDF documents into interactive online publications.

retro-futuristic · inspiration

"Retro-Futuristic" Art Inspiration

Most of us had those books that told us how the future would be. It was pretty neat and funny because most of those predictions didn't come true. Today, it's a great source of inpiration. The Usborne Book of the Future was first published in 1979 by Usborne Books, and written by Kenneth Gatland and David Jefferis. A trip in time to the year 2000 and beyond.

inspiration · colors

Carnival Colors

Since last Friday we’ve been celebrating the famous Carnival here in Brazil. I’m not a huge fan of it but the whole country stops to enjoy almost 5 days of fun. If you like colors and creativity it’s definitely worth checking out some photos, and that’s exactly what I will show you in this post. Carnival is a festival season.

design · illustration · car

Cool Car Cut-Aways

Men all over the world have a common passion: cars. It doesn't matter how old a car is, because if it's a classic or just a beautiful car, we'll love each part of it... even its mechanical parts. That's what a cut-away brings us: sweet extra information. 1951 BRM Type 15

tips · photoshop

How to improve your Photoshop Skills

There's nothing better than to play with the tool if you want to learn it. Bert Monroy always mentions that on his podcasts and I truly agree with him. I think the best way to learn is trying to recreate images and effects we like. Here I list my 10 tips to improve your skills in Photoshop, but they can be applied to other tools as well.

design · inspiration · flickr · modern art

Mid Century Modern Art Inspiration

Vintage stuff is always a good source of inspiration. Posters, ads, stamps... but how about matchboxes? While surfing on Flickr, I found these on a group called: "the Mid Century Modern - Sticker, Label + Stamp Club group icon", and I loved it. There are Russian , Hungarian, and other countries' matchboxes from the WW II period. Cool look, sweet design.

software · microsoft · mac

Microsoft Office: mac 2008

It looks like mac. It sounds like mac. It feels like mac. It would probably even taste and smell like mac, but wow, it's microsoft. Well... is it? Microsoft Office for Mac has a new and sweet site on, it has a awesome and clean design, with some cool drawings, made on flash.

viral · video · dove

"Amy" - Dove's New Viral

Dove's been doing a cool campaign, as most of you know, about how beauty industry messes up with women's head... a cool campaign, through virals. It has been release 2 videos already, both of them really impressive and a little bit shocking: Evolution and Onslaught.

web 2.0 · trip · photography

The World in Panoramic

Are looking for vacation spots and just wish you could actually visit the place before you went buying your trip package? Well, there's the just the right place for you to do that: ViewAt.org It's a cool project... it's integrated to Google Earth and Google Maps. It´s a free service and everyone can upload their panoramas to show any place that they wish to.

inspiration · artist · art

The Ultimate Bic Biro Artist

You probably are one of those people who doodles in some paper while speaking on the phone... or maybe you just like to draw some random lines, paint it with you Bic Biro pen... and finally you get to throw it away, 'cause you don't think that drawing is important...

Typography · tutorial · logo · illustrator

Creating a crazy cool logo

I’m a huge fan of typography and logo design, even though I havent worked on too many logo design projects I had the opportunity to express my love on a few, but at the same time, very pleasant ID projects.

bikini · color · inspiration · pattern

30 Color and Pattern Inspiration Bikinis

I'm sorry to the all the people on the north hemisphere, but downhere is summer time, baby. And it's time to get some inspiration from sweet bikini models. (Focusing...) Ok, so... ahn... i was talking about inspiration, yes! There are great bikini designers here, and as most of you must know, Brazil is a major bikini exporter. We got it all. So, guys, get inspired! I know i did.

tutorial · photoshop

100 Photoshop Tutorials (for Creating Beautiful Art)

If you know the right places to look at, you can just find any kind of tutorial. Love art, painting and all that?

identity · logo · inspiration · design

Restaurants Identity Book

Getting the most inspiration from most places is an essential step before starting any work. And if you are struggling to find stuff about restaurants, i've come to help you.

video of the week · video · Typography

Amazing Video: Pulp Fiction in Typography

Everybody loves Pulp Fiction. And MOST of us also love typography... so Pulp Fiction + typography = OH MY GOD Video. And i know, that's just too corky to say, but trust me, you'll be OH MY GOD by the end of the video.

illustration

Project365 by Avid Liongoren

Illustration is real art... and there are illustrators out there who are REALLY good at it.

design · ads · vintage

Inspiration from Vintage Ads

A few days ago I was working on a project that needed some Vintage Images, like old ads. I decided to look for them on the web, more precisely at Flickr.com.

trend · logo · design

Logo Design Trends

Every year we get to see all kinds of logos being made and, besides they're are plenty, most of them follow trends which are most notorious during the period of time when they were designed. It's an endless list of trends. I'd like to present some trends that were really nice during the past years through excellent articles from LogoLounge.

tutorial · fireworks

Apple Air Banner in Fireworks

I’ve always been a huge Apple fanboy, I love the attention to the details and the importance Steve Jobs and his team have given to the design above all. With the new Macbook Air is not different. It’s just incredibly thin and very beautiful.

design · clothing · abductees

9 Great T-Shirt Designs

Show me a cool t-shirt design and you get my atention pretty good. I'm a major sucker for tees. For some time now i've been searching the internet for cool designs, 'cause i'm just tired of tees that everyone is uses. Malls are great, but everyone gets the same t-shirts over and over, and what we get is a single design fashion show. And that sucks. Big time.

inspiration · ads

Amazing 2007 ads

Clever publicity make my day. I just love how publiciters just come up with the coolest ideas to sell stuff or to get people to think about something. Here are 10 ads I really liked.

design · opinion

Presidential Candidates Design | Barack Obama

In a period that people like to say "there's no such thing as bad publicity", I tell you people that if there's no bad publicity, I'm a 100% sure that there's is awesome publicity. US Elections will soon be arriving this year, and we got to see same great publicity from some candidates, but one of 'em deserves a special look: Obama Barack.

Typography · flickr · design

Typography Addiction

When you are a designer, you gotta think about a lot of things: contrast, balance, alignments, imagery, and typography. For me, design itself is all about typography. Not only typefaces, but how you use it and what you may create playing with them. Typography is the art and techniques of type design, modifying type glyphs, and arranging type.

wallpaper · tutorial · photoshop · effects

Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps

Last year I had written a tutorial showing how to create some lighting effects in Photoshop, it was called Magic Lighting Effects.

design · apple

PopsiclePod

Nothing like summertime, beaches, girls with bikinis and lots of popsicles.

photoshop · wallpaper · iphone

Gold Style in Photoshop

One of the best features in Photoshop is the Layer Styles. We can create all sorts of effects only using it, you can create, Plastic, Glass, Aqua, Ice, Metals, and many more. Last week I was talking to a friend of mine and he told me that he needed to create a gold effect in Photoshop. He tried to find a good tutorial online but he said he didnt find any.