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Poster Giveaway: Stay Alive by Peter Jaworowski - Winners

A couple weeks ago, we've featured an amazing case study by Peter Jaworowski Mirage Case Study This week, Peter and in collaboration with Abduzeedo decided to make a poster giveaway for you guys. We have 5 Stay Alive posters to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update: The Winners are Sergio Santos, Sskikos, Sir Chauncey, LAlex and Graph_pl. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send you your Stay Alive poster in the mail! So you can also download the Peter's free Stay Alive Layered PSD, just head over his website at Arsthanea.com/psd . We believe that sharing knowledge is important - that's why we've decided to give you one of our works in layered PSD format so you can take a look inside, get inspired and learn from it. Peter Jaworowski About Stay Alive Stay Alive is an image created back in 2007 as a self promotion project. Everything was brought to life using Adobe Photoshop, stock photography and matte painting. About Peter Jaworowski Peter is a partner and design director of Warsaw, Poland based creative agency Ars Thanea. Peter had the pleasure to work with some of the biggest worldwide brands like Nike, Discovery Channel, Ubisoft, Nokia, Visa, Nissan and more. For more information about Peter Jaworowski and Ars Thanea, you can visit Arsthanea.com , check out his Behance or simply follow him on Twitter @thehejz .

Abduzeedo Book: Story and Giveaway

In 2006 Fabio started Abduzeedo with the idea of backing up his files in the cloud after an ugly robbery where all his equipment, and work, were stolen. He never thought it would grow or expand from the online world. Luckily his predictions were wrong. Now after almost five years we are entering in the realms of the printing world with the releasing of our first book, the Abduzeedo Inspiration Guide for Designers. The idea of publishing a book goes back a few years...I mean, who hasn't had that idea? But the dream started to come true in a raining evening in San Francisco where I was invited to attend a cocktail. It was at that cocktail that I met Rebecca Gulick from PeachPit (who would later become my editor). I shared my book idea with her and she really liked it. The book includes interviews with Cris Vector, Chuck Anderson, Erik Johansson, Justin Maller, James White, Karl Kawnsy, and Nik Ainley and features work by Adrian Romero , Aiven (Yvan Feusi), Alex Varanese, Alexander Lataille , Anako, Ari Weinkle, Benjamin Low, Carlos Lerma, Diego L Rodriguez , EL Nombre, Ed Lopez, Erik Schumacher , Evan Bohringer , Felix Ajenjo, Floris Hermsen , Gaetan Weltzer , Genaro DeSia Coppola, Guilherme Marconi, Horacio Lorente, Jeff Huang, Karan Singh, Mart Biemans , Michaelo, Neil Hanvey, Nicolas Monin-Baroille, Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen, Perttu Murto, Pete Harrison (AEIKO), Przemek Nawrocki, Rob Shields , Sergei Vlasov, Simon Duhamel, Sorin Bechira, and Ollipekka Lauhiainen. Brazilian designer Fábio Sasso, who has wildly popular design blog Abduzeedo, has created the definitive guide to design. This book features interviews with designers and offers tutorials on various design styles, an extension of what he does with his site abduzeedo.com. Each chapter addresses a particular style, e.g., Vintage, Neo-surrealism, Retro 80s, Light Effects, Collage, Vector, and starts off with an explanation about the style and techniques that go into that style. Next, the Abduzeedo Design Guide shows images from different visual artists illustrating each style. Fábio interviews a master of each style, such as, in the case of 80s, James White. Then he wraps up the chapter with a tutorial showing the elements and techniques for creating that style in Photoshop. Meant for beginning to intermediate designers as well as more experienced designers looking for inspiration, the book focuses on styles that can be applied both to web or print. We'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped make this dream a solid reality: the crew over at PeachPit, the Abduzeedo team for setting aside time and dedication to both the blog and the book, and finally you guys, the readers, without all your support throughout these almost five years none of this would have even been an option. Thank you. Giveaway Rules Here comes the good part! We're giving away a copy of the Abduzeedo Book to two lucky winners! All you have to do to participate is leave a comment on this post mentioning ideas you may have for the next book or things you'd like to see in it, and tweet about the giveaway. We'll announce the winners here next week so don't forget to check back. Good luck!The book is also available to buy on Barnes & Noble and Amazon for you impatient few ;)

Introducing Visual Freaks + Giveaway

The VisualFreaks are in for the long run, providing art-packs of unique elements that designers can use for their art-work. As a special gift for the Abduzeedo reader the creative team put together a little giveaway VisualFreaks is a high-end project started by a group of graphic designers. The group formed by Sorin Bechira , Erik Erdokozi, Ovidiu Bejan and Paul Pâslea felt like there is room for an alternative for the currently available stock and, therefore, decided that art can be packed and delivered to suit your needs. The VisualFreaks are in for the long run, providing art-packs of unique elements that designers can use for their art-work. Why do you call yourself Visual Freaks? We like to call ourselves freaks. The Freaks. And we deal with visual stuff so that makes us VisualFreaks.Working together made us want to do more. From the desire to do things a little bit different we decided to put out there an alternative for the available design stock. We are not many but we do stand for a lot. We are Sorin, Erik, Paul and Ovi. Sorin Bechira The Freak Master uses his x-ray vision to oversee the other fellow freaks. Another usage for its supernatural power is to see the final result before it actually happens and thus make it happen. Erik Erdokozi The Wood Freak carves into the structure. Even though you may find the sound of his doing somewhat distracting, it never stops until the result is just perfect, in its redefined essence. Ovidiu Bejan The Classical Freak gently models our surroundings and tirelessly transforms them to suit even the most critical eyes. Paul Pâ?lea A Freak Freak Freak, a 3D Freak. His points of view are mostly three dimensional spheres. Lights are reflected because he wants to, textures come to life because he makes them move; his creations will soon make your 3D glasses obsolete. Work Samples Giveaway As a special gift for the Abduzeedo Reader the Team of Visual Freaks put together an small art pack containing a mixture of elements from different artpacks on their site. To download click on the link Download the Giveaway Contact email: office@visualfreaks.com website: http://visualfreaks.com twitter: http://twitter.com/visualfreaks facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VisualFreaks behance: http://www.behance.net/visualfreaks flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualfreaks/ vimeo: http://vimeo.com/visualfreaks

Free Graffiti Vector Pack

Hey guys, for this month I did a Graffiti inspired pack. Basically it's a couple of vector icons and ABDZ in graffiti letters (thinking hard about developing a special font like this). So, tell me what you think about it, please download it and use it as you want to. Download the files CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALL FILES Content Spray Cans Wheat Paste Graffiti

Free Summer Vector Pack

Hey guys, since I've started blogging on Abduzeedo I thought I should share with you some cool freebies. So since it's summer here in Brazil I made a pack with some figures related to this season, use it as you wish :) Download the files CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALL FILES Content Surfboards Sun Glasses Drinks

VisualFreaks: Tron Artpack Giveaway

Since Disney's remake of Tron hit the cinemas, the design scene is geeking for more space-effects. Thanks to the guys over at Visualfreaks.com you can design your own Tron poster now: Get the free artpack here VisualFreaks is a high-end project started by a group of graphic designers. The group formed by Sorin Bechira , Erik Erdokozi, Ovidiu Bejan and Paul Pâslea felt like there is room for an alternative for the currently available stock and, therefore, decided that art can be packed and delivered to suit your needs. The VisualFreaks are in for the long run, providing art-packs of unique elements that designers can use for their art-work. They have already launched two art-packs: Organic CG Artpack and FineCut CG Artpack. The launch series will continue with a motion pack: LifeFlow. Each pack has a distinct theme and its own personality. Each pack talks about something different in an unparalleled way. Organic CG is a visual interpretation of life and all living matter whilst FineCut CG artpack talks about building new worlds. http://www.facebook.com/VisualFreaks http://twitter.com/VisualFreaks Free Tron Art Pack VisualFreaks prepared an mini Artpack exclusive for Abduzeedo. Download the free Tron Artpack Download the Wallpaper Resolutions: 1920x1200px 1600x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x960px 1280x800px 1024x768px

Uprinting Christmas Giveaway @ 6pm EST

It's been a great week here on Abduzeedo with lots of Christmas Giveaways to celebrate the Holidays as well as the Fourth Anniversary of the blog. We have two more giveaways this week, and today's comes from a printing company we've featured a few times before - Uprinting.com. How to participate in the giveaway At 6pm EST today (Thursday), I will be posting the below image to the Abduzeedo facebook page. The rules are simple, the first 10 to COMMENT "Abduzeedo" (reasonable typos accepted) on the image will get a free copy of the poster below, or have the option to get their own design printed. Again, this will go pretty fast so I'll be extra careful to be precise on the time. 6pm EST - on the dot! About Uprinting.com For over 25 years, UPrinting has been a trusted leader in online printing, featuring its signature easy-to-use website and the famous Free File Review, a complimentary proofing service which requires no upfront payment. UPrinting offers convenient marketing support services such as design, lists, and direct mailing to help grow small and medium-size businesses nationwide. Powered by brand new fully automated in-house Komori presses and CREO direct-to-plate, we offer faster turnaround with minimal human error and lower overhead cost. This allows us to provide customers with consistently high-quality printing at the lowest possible prices. Reminder... We are still running yesterday's deal on Pixelmator Software. It's 50% off for anyone who buys through AbductedDeals :)

UPDATED: Pixelmator Christmas Giveaway

So yesterday's giveaway went great. In fact, it was so popular that some flaws in how we were judging the winners of the giveaway came to the surface very quickly (we're in the process of making sure everyone from yesterday is taken care of). So today we'd like to make one change that should clear everything up for today's Pixelmator Christmas Giveaway. Commenting. At 1pm EST today (Wednesday), I will be posting the below image to the Abduzeedo facebook page. The rules are simple, the first 5 to COMMENT "Abduzeedo" (reasonable typos accepted) on the image will get a free copy of the Pixelmator software. This will go even faster than yesterday's contest so I'll be extra careful to be precise on the time. 1pm EST - on the dot!

Codemyconcept Winners & Tomorrow's Pixelmator Giveaway!

Wow, what a response! I'm not sure I've ever seen an image explode with tags on Facebook like that! And I'm sure everyone who is still frantically tagging and commenting, trying to figure everything is wondering who the winners are… So here we go, these are the winners: Winners of $500 codemyconcept gift cards and t-shirts 1. Paul McDonough 2. Hugo Oliveira 3. Abrar Ahmad 4. Ben Albers 5. Alex Gurghis 6. Kyle W Martin 7. Aarikamarino (**need your email**) 8. Kelly Baker 9. Jonathan Dolan 10. John Wilson Winners of $500 codemyconcept gift cards 1. Andy Shin 2. Gieljan Vantyghem 3. Frankie Frank 4. Ahmed Ziab 5. Jessica Emberson 6. Victor Samaue 7. Fabe Rnhrt 8. Angelo Ferreira 9. Jonathan Mitchum 10. Rory Geraghty Winners of Wordpress packages from codemyconcept's new project, custompsds.com 1. Brennan Matthews Griffith 2. Tuxu Arts **Note: Winners will receive a message today on facebook telling them how to collect on their winnings** And a prize for everyone…. 50% off any five page project in 2011! Is it free? No, but we gave away as much as possible. With this deal, you can get a half off on any five page project you might have in the coming year, and support your favorite source of inspiration in the process :) So what's happening with tomorrow's giveaway? At 1pm EST tomorrow (Wednesday), I will be posting the below image to the Abduzeedo facebook page. The rules are simple, the first 5 to tag the image with their name will get a free copy of the pixelmator software. This will go even fast than today's contest so I'll be extra careful to be precise on the time. 1pm EST - on the dot! UPDATE: WE WILL NOT BE USING TAGGING TOMORROW. YOU MUST COMMENT! FIRST 5 COMMENTS OF "ABDUZEEDO" WILL WIN.

$10,000 Christmas Giveaway from CodeMyConcept.com

Earlier today, our Inkd.com giveaway was over so fast, I'm not sure everyone who might have wanted to participate had the chance. So in the hopes of making things a little more fair this time around I thought I'd announce all the details tonight and then post the giveaway tomorrow morning. If you're not already familiar with them, CodeMyConcept is the self proclaimed "best PSD to HTML service on the planet". They don't just specialize in providing superb PSD to HTML and CMS implementations, but they also put a high priority in building good relationships with every freelancer and designer that works with them. And after my dealings with them over the last few weeks to set up this giveaway, I can honestly say that I feel like that's spot on. They have been awesome, constantly asking to provide more and more value to you guys, FOR FREE!  So how can you get in on the giveaway? At 10am EST tomorrow morning (Tuesday), I will be posting the below image to the Abduzeedo facebook page. The rules are simple, the first 10 to tag the image with their name will get a $500 gift card for use on codemyconcept.com and a codemyconcept.com t-shirt. The next 10 will also get a $500 gift card, and the next two will receive one free wordpress package each from CMC's new project, custompsds.com. Winners will be announced via a blog post shortly after as well as a special gift for all who participated.

Inkd.com Giveaway - 8 One Year Subscriptions for free and 50% Off For Everyone!

Hey everyone!  We are ready to launch the AbductedDeals beta program!  But first, just a couple of words about it:  It's a beta - this means that we are testing this technology platform out to see if you guys really do like this new giveaway model. The platform is provided by a company called BigDealOnCampus.com.  The design of the site is theirs but if there is support to carry on this program from our community, BDOC will completely re-skin the site with our own design.  We want this program to be a success, but we also don't want to commit too heavily without your support!  So check out what we've lined up with Inkd.com for our first giveaway/deal and let's see where things go! Please leave your feedback in the comments or via email at abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "AbductedDeals" in the subject line. Today's AbductedDeal Sponsor is Inkd.com, a premier creative marketplace for all things graphic design.  They offer a wide array of creative solutions perfect for small businesses as well as seasoned and brand new designers alike. You can get professional design templates for business cards, brochures, postcards, newsletters, flyers and more. You can even get presentation templates in PowerPoint and Keynote. With an all-access subscription to Inkd’s entire graphic design library you can download as many templates as you need! The Inkd library contains thousands of fully editable graphic design templates, complete with photos and vector graphics, ready to download instantly. Templates come in a variety of file formats, from Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, to iWork Pages and even Microsoft Word. The wide variety of design styles are the result of a community of professional designers that contribute designs and earn commissions on each sale. It’s a true marketplace representing some of the best designers in the world. With professional online printing, custom logo design, and custom design creative services – you can get help with all aspects of a creative project with Inkd. How to Participate in the Giveaway: Ready...Set....GO! Update: The following people have already won this contest... Trent-Susi Wieberg Thais Valderrama Timo Kujawa Azeem Farooq Jason Lentz Raj Kumar Andre Kreft Kai Uwe Lang I will be messaging them on facebook to give them instructions on how to collect on their free subscription. However, if you would still like the Inkd.com subscription you can abduct the deal below and get it for 50% off :) Check out some of the sweet stuff you get access to with a subscription :) STAY TUNED FOR TOMORROW'S GIVEAWAY FROM CODEMYCONCEPT.COM - IT'S GONNA BE BIG! An image similar to this one will go live on the Abduzeedo facebook page tomorrow at 10am EST. First 10 to tag will get a $500 gift card for use on codemyconcept.com and a codemyconcept.com t-shirt. The next 10 will also get a $500 gift card, and the next two will receive one free wordpress template each. Winners will be announced via a blog post shortly after.

4th Birthday, Christmas Giveaways & AbductedDeals

As you probably guessed from the title of this post, Abduzeedo is coming up on its 4th Birthday. Which begs the question, “What are you doing for your birthday Abduzeedo?!” Good question. But before we talk about the future, lets remember the past. The Founding Back in 2006 Fabio Sasso, Co-Founder of Zee (a web design studio), went to lunch. While at lunch everything from the Zee offices was stolen. Yes, everything. From that day on Fabio decided to post everything he was learning about design on a blog so that he would always have a copy “stored in the cloud” in-case something as tragic as the robbery ever happened again. Over time, those tutorials got pretty popular and early readers started asking questions like, “Hey Fabio, what inspires you?” So Fabio started posting that stuff too. He even had to recruit a team of friends and family to help keep up with demand! Fast-forward 4 years, and now, the Abduzeedo Team posts inspiring stuff, strange stuff, fun stuff, educational stuff, all kinds of stuff! In fact, if you have asked for it, we have done our best to make it happen. With good reason too! We have found that throughout the years, if we respond to the needs of our readers, we are always met with good results. Which is why for our birthday we would like to once again, collaborate with you our readers, to take Abduzeedo to a whole other level. The Future From the beginning Abduzeedo has always been about offering up knowledge, inspiration, and community - FOR FREE. And we have no intention of changing that. In fact, we want to make those offerings even better by re-thinking what we already do, and attempting to do it even better. Which brings us to the first of several new beta experiments to come... Introducing, Abducted Deals (beta) This beta is designed to expand the reach and effectiveness of Abduzeedo Giveaways (and maybe once and for all, make all those annoying ads on our front page, a thing of the past). With all the hub-bub around group buying these days we got to wondering if we could provide awesome deals in the range of 50% to 100% off on stuff you want/need as a designer, in a win-win-win model that everyone from the reader, to us, to our partners enjoys. That’s a tall order, but we think it is at least worth a try. I mean, how cool would it be if your new workspace was on us? Or you got a master creative suite from Adobe for 50% off? Or better yet, what if you gave us a wish-list and we tracked down partnerships that got you those things for free or at a heavily discounted price? We think it sounds pretty sweet! But what do you think? This next week leading up to Christmas we will be running a series of Christmas Giveaways where we will test this model and invite you to give us feedback on how we can make it better, or if you even like it at all. If you are interested in learning more and making sure you get a great new deal close to every day next week, head on up to the top right corner and spend a few seconds signing up for an Abduzeedo account. We will be following up with a more in-depth email tomorrow or the day after to give you a teaser of the Christmas Giveaways and explain how the new model will work. Any feedback you can give will be much appreciated and we will definitely take it into account for the next test we run :) Looking forward to your thoughts! - The Abduzeedo Team P.S. Not to be too much of a tease, but signing up for an account now could be a big bonus for you in 2011 - wink, wink... ;) Also! Stay tuned this Saturday for our traditional Anniversary Poster Giveaway! This year's design was done by Rik Oostenbroek

Sticker Robot Giveaway/Design Contest

Hey everyone!  Just in case you didn’t have enough to do this holiday season, we thought we’d throw a random (yet fun) sticker design contest at you.  We've teamed up with our friends over at Stickerobot.com to offer a quick Christmas sticker design contest...So get to work fast and you might just nab yourself an extra present this year! Prompt: You should pull your design inspiration for this contest from the year 2010. You have full creative freedom within that prompt and we will judge your design based on aesthetic (how awesome it looks) and clarity of concept (if we can understand what the heck you’re referencing). In other words, come up with something clever which references a well-known person/event/meme or whatever, from 2010. The more recognizable and clever the better :) The design can be full color, CMYK. The dimensions for the sticker are 3" x 3" square and must be at least 300dpi. Please grab the 3" X 3" square template from the Sticker Robot website here ---->  http://stickerobot.com/templates/ When entering your design, save it as a 72 dpi Jpeg 500 X 500 pixels. The deadline is Dec 20th, 2010 (That’s this coming Monday).  Please send all submissions to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with “Sticker Design Contest” in the subject line. You can enter up to ten designs. The winning entries will be announced here on Christmas Eve and will also (maybe not the same day) be posted on Stickerobot as well. Winners will receive the following: 1st place: 1000 stickers of the artist's winning design 2nd place: 500 stickers of the artist's winning design 3rd place: The Sticker Robot pop culture parody pack! Also, check out this flattering sticker design they whipped up. Maybe if you bug them about it they'll make a few :)

Amazing Work by Justin VanGenderen - 3 Posters to Giveaway [UPDATED]

Justin VanGenderen is an amazing designer from Chicago with a collection of posters that blow our eyes! And today we will not only showcase him, but also giving away 3 of his posters! Yeah, check this out and good luck guys! I am currently a freelance designer living in Chicago IL. About a year ago I started my own design company, 2046 Design. While a lot of my work involves photo-manipulation for various design firms and clients I am always trying out new styles. Over the past year or so I have started to experiment a lot more with minimalism and poster design. Most of this work is influenced by older printing processes like letterpress and silk screen printing. - Justin VanGenderen About the Giveaway We're giving away 3 posters that Justin wants to give to our users. To participate, just drop us a comment or share this post on twitter, that is simple! Next week we will announce the winners. The 3 posters to give away! The Winners [UPDATED] Derry Fabricio Franco Celwin Frenzen Congratulations guys, we will contact you soon! While you wait, take a look on other posters from Justin VanGenderen! Also check his website and Flickr.

Winner of Future of Web Design - Giveaway

Hey guys, thanks to everyone that participated for a chance to win this giveaway, unfortunately we can only pick one winner and I wish we could pick a few because there's a lot of people who deserve this opportunity but here is the one. The Giveaway First I would like to ask everyone to not enter the giveaway if you not going to be able to go, check out the event date and location, make sure you can make it before you try to win it. The two day pass event is worth $895.00 and we want to give it away to someone that will make the best use of it. The winner will get a free 2 Day Conference Pass, the conference will take place in on November 15th & 16th, visit their website for more information www.futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2010 The Winner Scott Earl As a full-time 40+ hr a week UX Designer, and freelancer on the side, I live and breath everything design. I'm looking to evolve my skills and take my UX game to the next level by exploring any and every avenue I possibly can. I'm peeking around the corner every chance I get at what the next big thing is going to be, and would like to stay on the bleeding edge of the web design industry. This event would definitely keep me on that path, and I also just need a vacation! That's the ultimate package you're giving away right there ;) Congratulations Scott, I'll be contacting you shortly, if by any means you can make to the conference we will be picking another winner. The Event The Future of Web Design has changed! After a huge success of the new format in London, we're bringing the new look show to New York: two days of conference sessions, each with two tracks to choose from, and a day of intimate workshop allowing attendees to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen topic. What's going on? Future of Web Design - November 15th - 17th, New York The Best of the Best - The biggest Names in web design, presenting over 2 days of packed conference schedule. Bigger than ever Before - Future of Web Design New York is now a two day, two track conference. That's around 400% more content than 2009. Covering the Most Important Subjects - We cover the topics that matter the most to today's web designers and front end developers, including HTML5, CSS3, typography and UX. Added Learning Opportunities - As well as two tracks of great content there will be an extensive program of extra University sessions and expert-led design clinics running throughout the breaks. Relive the Conference - Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides, audio and full transcriptions will be made available to attendees after the event, allowing colleagues to benefit too. Intimate Workshops - Full day (9am - 5pm) are also available to attendees wishing to delve deeper into specially chosen hot topics. Numbers are capped at 40 per session, ensuring a great learning environment. Great Changes for Networking - With over 500 like-minded designers descending on New York for the event, and both structured and informal network sessions provided, it's a brilliant opportunity to meet new friends and forge professional contacts. The Speakers Click here find out more about each speaker. Doug Bowman Molly Holzschlag Paul Boag Cameron Moll Nick La Aral Balkan Aarron Walter Jan Cavan Sarah Parmenter Jonathan Snook Thomas McLeod Tim Van Damme Dan Mall Matthew Smith Ethan Marcotte Brad Haynes Denise Jacobs Estelle Weyl Jon Schlossberg Jesse Friedman The Conference Venue This year's conference will take place at New World Stages in New York on 15th + 16th November. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th St, between 8th and 9th avenue at World Wide Plaza. Parking is convieniently located on both 49th and 50th street. Who's Going ? If you planing on going to the event, let us know so we can meet up!

Threadless Book Giveaway Winners

A few weeks ago we announced our giveaway of the Threadless book. We received a lot of great comments making it a tough call so thank you to all those who participated and be sure to stay tuned for the next giveaway. Our two book winners are: Robert H, who wrote: My favorite Threadless tee is a tie between "When Pandas Attack" and "Birds Of A Feather". Being forced to only pick one as my favorite I would go with "When Pandas Attack" for more reasons than one. When Pandas Attack was printed at a time when all-over prints were just hitting the market and Threadless lead the way with quality and information. Letting Tee enthusiasts know that while there may be imperfections, they are still quality prints. This amazing grunge design shows 'rage' with a unique design style. The design placement is perfect, going for a full chest wrap and the white on black is very striking. The amount of effort and thought that went into the design and printing shows in the end product. This in itself shows how affective artistic community can be. Artistic community is in essence the heart and soul of how artists grow as a people. Collaborating, showcasing designs and discussing art with other artists not only helps you grow your knowledge but also hone-in on your talent. Without community one can certainly still achieve greatness and improve but community accelerates the process. The days of learning new techniques by chance are over. With community you are now able to to accelerate your creative growth with the help of many different influences and styles not only locally, but globally. This is the real benefit thanks to the internet. Every area has their own local style and now as artists within a community you are able to absorb different styles, techniques and medium combination. It is a beautiful thing. Community is at the center of creative growth in the third century. And Gloria Wu, who wrote: My favorite Threadless tee is "Everyday Life Would Be Cooler With Sound Effects". It was my first Threadless tee that I bought and I love how it fits with my personality and lifestyle because now I have a t-shirt to back my strange habits of making sound effects to normal everyday life. Thanks to Threadless, everyday life is now cooler. What I like best about the artistic community is the lasting impact it makes on everyone. An artistic community is necessary for any artist or designer of any field. We don't just create out of nothing. We draw from our everyday life, experiences and the people around us. With diverse backgrounds and personalities, each artist brings to the community a unique style and ideas that add into the cycle of inspiring others. What Threadless did was to combine the two aspects together to shed a fun and creative light on the mundane things in life, thereby opening our eyes to new ideas. Thanks to artistic communities like Threadless, we can now express who we are and discover more of ourselves through peer critiques and feedback. Thank you both so much for your thoughtful comments! However, we do not have valid contact info for the two of you so I hope you are reading this post. Please send us your email and mailing address at abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com. In case you missed the first post, here is a peak at the Threadless Book! A QUICK NOTE FOR FUTURE GIVEAWAYS: PLEASE PROVIDE AS MUCH CONTACT INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR COMMENT. IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR US TO AWARD THE RIGHT PERSON THEIR PRIZE :)

Future of Web Design - Giveaway

Yes, you heard it right. We are giving away a 2 Day Conference Pass for the upcoming FOWD Future of Web Design this November 15-17 in New York. This is one of the best web design events there is, with the best speakers in the industry is a must go to anybody that works with web design. Find out more about the event. Me and Fabio were set to go to this year's FOWD in NY but unfortunately Fabio won't make it but the good side is we are giving away a 2 Day Conference Pass, and the winner get to go for free and hang out with me in NY. The Giveaway First I would like to ask everyone to not enter the giveaway if you not going to be able to go, check out the event date and location, make sure you can make it before you try to win it. The two day pass event is worth $895.00 and we want to give it away to someone that will make the best use of it. The winner will get a free 2 Day Conference Pass, the conference will take place in on November 15th & 16th, visit their website for more information www.futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2010 How to Win To enter the giveaway is easy. Answer this question on the comment area: "Why we should pick you to go to FOWD" and share on twitter "I wanna go to FOWD for free with ABDZ" Good Luck Guys! The Event The Future of Web Design has changed! After a huge success of the new format in London, we're bringing the new look show to New York: two days of conference sessions, each with two tracks to choose from, and a day of intimate workshop allowing attendees to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen topic. What's going on? Future of Web Design - November 15th - 17th, New York The Best of the Best - The biggest Names in web design, presenting over 2 days of packed conference schedule. Bigger than ever Before - Future of Web Design New York is now a two day, two track conference. That's around 400% more content than 2009. Covering the Most Important Subjects - We cover the topics that matter the most to today's web designers and front end developers, including HTML5, CSS3, typography and UX. Added Learning Opportunities - As well as two tracks of great content there will be an extensive program of extra University sessions and expert-led design clinics running throughout the breaks. Relive the Conference - Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides, audio and full transcriptions will be made available to attendees after the event, allowing colleagues to benefit too. Intimate Workshops - Full day (9am - 5pm) are also available to attendees wishing to delve deeper into specially chosen hot topics. Numbers are capped at 40 per session, ensuring a great learning environment. Great Changes for Networking - With over 500 like-minded designers descending on New York for the event, and both structured and informal network sessions provided, it's a brilliant opportunity to meet new friends and forge professional contacts. The Speakers Click here find out more about each speaker. Doug Bowman Molly Holzschlag Paul Boag Cameron Moll Nick La Aral Balkan Aarron Walter Jan Cavan Sarah Parmenter Jonathan Snook Thomas McLeod Tim Van Damme Dan Mall Matthew Smith Ethan Marcotte Brad Haynes Denise Jacobs Estelle Weyl Jon Schlossberg Jesse Friedman The Conference Venue This year's conference will take place at New World Stages in New York on 15th + 16th November. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th St, between 8th and 9th avenue at World Wide Plaza. Parking is convieniently located on both 49th and 50th street. Who's Going ? If you planing on going to the event, let us know so we can meet up!