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Your Best Shot 2009

We all know that Flickr is the best place to find the best photography on the web and this year flickr started an amazing group pool called Your Best Shot 2009 in which any member can send in their best shot. What we got from that is one of the biggest and greatest pool of photography one has ever seen, and here I selected a few to share with you. Flickr is the home of millions of photography and photographers, the best place to display your photo work and the idea of allowing each member to send in their best shot of the year is just insane, so far there are more than 8 thousand shots and they are all great. Here you can see the entire group pool and participate by submitting Your Best Shot 2009 I only selected a couple from the thousand, hope you enjoy and participate as well. Peas on a Bunch of L'il Pumpkins by -oAk- Linlithgow Palace by idoru78 Noise for Mike by Ouep Canal @Utrecht City by Christiaan Brugge Empty Royal Arcade by silvesterkkk Millenium Bridge, London by rbreve Block It All Out by Henderson Images I believe I can fly by VictorEleuterio Chapelle by zaziepoo Selfportrait by Pauli Antero Window view/Opera house by Irwin at SYD what do u want... by m.jaan Tawariq by M_A_ALBADRI India by Janne Amalie Svit Frog X2 by signejb Ryang Photography by ryangphoto1 Frank by King.... Pier Bridge by joselm The waiters by Gotama2.0 Overlooking Delft by Breuk.pics Scotland by OnTheClouds Graslei Gent by mdstoop Travelling without movingt by formalfallacy @ Dublin (Victor)

Best of Abduzeedo Flickr - Part 2

Well, every now and then I look up on Abudzeedo's flickr and I always find really good inspiration, and tons of great stuff, so I decided to select the best of the week on our flickr and post for you guys to enjoy on the Sunday. Make sure you check out our flickr and participate by being a member and submitting your work, thank you.

Great Typography in Abduzeedo's Flickr Group

From all the things I might know about design, just one is really for sure: Typography is super sexy. When you get to see awesome Typo pieces, all you wanna do is start making those as well... designing some sweet pieces to share them with everyone. And Abduzeedo's Flickr Group is all about sharing! Our beloved readers post hundreds, thousands of their works, so that everyone go check them out. And to celebrate that and help them out, we would love to share these typography pieces featured in our Flickr Group! These are super cool! And don't forget, if there's work you wanna share with the world, join our Flickr Group! I bet you'll really like it! Enjoy! Cheers. ;)

Best of Abduzeedo's Flickr

Well, every now and then I look up on Abudzeedo's flickr and I always find really good inspiration, and tons of great stuff, so I decided to select the best of the week on our flickr and post for you guys to enjoy on the sunday. Make sure you check out our flickr and participate by being a member and submitting your work, thank you.

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. Here, I'm gonna post only a few, but you really should visit his flickr and check everything out. You'll get amazed. Cheers! ;)

Ginormous Inspiration courtesy of Flickr

Flickr is such a great place to find inspiration. There are people from all over the world sharing their art, and it's amazing to see all the different perspectives from all sorts of subjects. I'm always on the look out for new designs and artists, and I think the "add to faves" feature is really useful to bookmark this inspiration. Now in this huge post I want to share some of my favorite images that I've added to my faves in the past few months. Due to this post's massive list, the page might take a while to load, so bear with me. It's definitely worth the wait.

Awesome LEGOd Video Games

Yesterday we found about this 16 years old kid who made nice pics of old games in the real world, and it was quite funny. Today, following a potential series of game related posts, some cool pictures of "Legod Video Games". Ronn (or skinny coder), a dude from LA came up with the idea of building old games scenes with Lego, and the result is really something. Check these out! And we've also found a Flickr pool full of these... Hope you all like it. Cheers! :) Metal Gear (NES) Metal Gear (NES) Duck Hunt (NES) Duck Hunt (NES) Excitebike (NES) Bionic Commando (NES) Contra (NES) Mortal Kombat (Arcade) Castlevania (NES) Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures

Long Exposure pictures can get pretty awesome if you have the right ideas. One of the coolest ideas is to make sweet light graffiti with this camera option. During all summer I've played with it, and made some nice pictures (some other day I'll post it), but not as nice as some of these pictures right here! 98% of it was found on Flickr! Hope you like it.

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. Man, they sure knew how to design crazy matchboxes. I guess this are pretty good. "Kill a couple enemies, have a smoke." I SO need fire while I'm taking a shower. I guess it reads "Freakish Experimental War Pets" or something close to it. Have a smoke, get cancer, lose weight. Reminds me of Franz Ferdinand. Don't ask me why. Now i'm just getting confused. A kid having a shake? Oh, c'mom. Be creative. That's too obvious. Haha. I don't think these matches are supposed to light regular cigarettes. "Trippin' far far away". Althought my favorite one is a sticker, if it was a matchbox, it would say: "Use these matches... or DIE". You may visit the complete set clicking here. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com

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. Type glyphs (characters) are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type is the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing) and letter spacing.Wikipedia In this post I will list some amazing examples of experimentation in typography. Custom types, redesigned types, handwriting, and many more styles. You can find these images at Flickr.com. There, you will find lots of very good Typography groups constantly updated.

Adobe Illustrator CS3 + Flickr + In The Mod mash-up

This is a script that mashes up Adobe Illustrator CS3, Flickr and In the Mod Color Analytics. Basically it's a swf Panel that allows us to search Flickr images and view the colors from each image.What do you get when Dr. Woohoo mashes up Adobe Illustrator CS3, Flickr and In The Mod: Color Analytics? A free swf Panel that runs inside AI CS3 that allows you to search Flickr & In The Mod, view the colors from each images or paintings you select and save them directly to the Swatches Panel in AI. More info + the download: inthemod.com/bps/?p=162 Adobe Illustrator CS3 + Flickr + In The Mod mash-up from dr woohoo on Vimeo.