inspiration · photography · polaroid

Save Polaroid

I cannot believe that there might be some people who actually don't like Polaroid pictures. What I do believe and understand, is the cause why so many people are still in love with it. Polaroid has its own mood. It is alive. I don't have one, but I'm developing these wishes for one over the years. Today is kinda hard to find polaroid films for sale in other place than the internet...

video · skateboard · lakai · inspiration

Video Inspiration: Lakai's Fully Flared Skateboard Intro

Nowerdays there are tons of skatevideos out there. Skateboard was never as huge as now. And with all the good skaters out there who make awesome tricks you have to come with something new to impress the viewer. Lakai's Fully Flared movie is considered in the media to be the most innovative this year.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #19

This week we have amazing sites. I dare say that this is the most selective collection of great sites ever. Every single site we chose looks really modern, wonderful, and with the approach we expect for a beautiful and efficient web design. I hope you enjoy our Sites of the Week folks.

tutorial · guest writer · fireworks

Fireworks 101

Hi guys, this week we have a very nice tutorial done by a guest writer. It cover some basic functionalities and it's very useful for those willing to improve their Fireworks skills. You will learn how to play with paths, combining, subtracting and much more. Also you will end up creating a logo. And, if you want to post a tutorial or a good post, just send us an email with your article.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #9

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.

retro · illustration · graphic · garbage pale kids · design

Garbage Pail Kids

One of my most vivid childhood memories is about collection those awesome Garbage Pail Kids cards. The art was pretty funny, even though it was gross most of the time. It's always nice to remember those times. Here in Brazil, it was called "Gang do Lixo" meaning "Garbage Gang"... and it was amazingly found in lots of countries back then.

Jacek Yerka · inspiration

Inspiration: Jacek Yerka

To come away from the digital arts, we won't forget the artists who actually draw artworks. It's much more difficult but you can also make world manipulations.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper · iphone

Wallpaper of the Week #23

This week's wallpaper is a really nice image created by Edmond Yang, a designer from Oslo, Norway.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #8

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.

star wars · movies · inspiration · culture

The Star Wars Culture

Visiting big sites such fffound, Flickr and others, it becomes really obvious how huge Star Wars culture is. This is a friggin' endless source of inspiration. And since I know you won't read a second paragraph about Star Wars since there are pictures, I won't write one. Just check these out, for God's sake... seriously. And enjoy, of couse. Cheers! ;)

Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

tutorial · photoshop

Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

Our last Wallpaper of the Week was an image I had created using Pixelmator, and I really liked the outcome. The best part about it was that it was pretty easy to accomplish in Pixelmator, but I decided for perspective's sake to create the same effect in Photoshop.

cell · phone · mobile · Android · G1 · T-Mobile · google · iphone

T-Mobile debuts the G1. Competition for the iPhone? Not really....

The T-Mobile G1 debuted today and the blogosphere is buzzing with reviews. The biggest reason is that it's the first phone to use the Google Android software. Could this phone really be competition for the iPhone? From what I've read so far, I don't think so. I myself don't have an iPhone (yet), I do however use T-Mobile and I'd rather get a hacked iPhone before getting the G1.

daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #7

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.

news · istockphoto

The iStockphoto Awards

In a double whammy for the Australian creative industry, iStockphoto announced back in August that Australian designer, Anthony McGovern won the design of the year in its second annual international Punctum Day awards competition and that Australian photographer, Amanda Rohde, was inducted into the iStockphoto Hall of Fame.

suite · cs · creative · adobe · 4

Adobe New Creative Suite 4 (Preview)

Im so excited. I had a car accident this weekend but it didn't matter when I saw the new features of Photoshop or After Effects CS4. It has awesome new features like the "Content-Aware Scaling" or the "3D painting and compositing" in Photoshop

news · animation goes LIVE is a collaboration between Channel 4, Aardman Animations, Reality Digital and Lupus Films and has a strong focus on rewarding animators who upload their work - offering cash rewards of up

interview · logo design · blogs

Interview: Jacob Cass

In this week's interview we have a great interview with Jacob Cass, the blogger behing Just Creative Design. JCD is a very famous design blog launched in November 2007 that focuses on all areas of design and creativity.

inspiration · grafitti · defcografiks

Inspiration: Lost Paints by DEFCOGRAFIKS

DEFCOGRAFIKS is an awesome designer/grafitti artist. I'll present you the digital artworks another time, because you'll be amazed by the grafitti design he made.

inspiration · painting

Inspiration: Josh Keyes

Once in a while you get to see something that really catches your attention. It might be a picture, it might be a graphic design, or a video...

business card · contest · giveaway

Card Contest New Voting

After a little problem, we gotta restart the card contest. Not every card was avaiable for voting and we started the election 1 day earlier! Even if we added the missing cards later, it wouldn't be fair to them, so that's why everyone gets a new chance now. Here are many designs sent to our Flickr Pool, remember that it was a rule for this contest.

inspiration · vince fraser

Inspiration: Vince Fraser

Following our inspiration series, today we brought you another great digital illustrator and designer, his name is Vince Fraser and you have probably seen his work featured in the most important design publications such as Computer Arts, Digital ARts, Advanced Photoshop and others.

video · inspiration · hdr

Video Inspiration: HDR time-laps movies

We've shown you great HDR pictures and tutorials how to create your own. But this is the first time that we show you a full HDR movie. Chad Richard recorded the sunrise from the Twin Peaks in San Francisco. He is just one of a dozen Photographer in the world, that deals with this effect. This was an HDR time-lapse from Twin Peaks.

best of the week

Best of the Week #31

This week we select a bunch of links to you and with a great diversity of subjects. You will see nice references from FFFFFound, some amazing architecture buildings around the world, a bit of gadgets and a lot more. Always the Best of the week! FRIDAY - 09/19 It’s a Bathub.

inspiration · daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #5

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.


INSPIRATION: Carousel Circus

We have been posting regular posts about inspiration and they regularly revolve around other designers, which is all fair and well. But i personally get a lot of my inspiration from music, and so here is a great inspiration to me, mates and a damn fine rock n roll band: Caousel Circus.

streetart · stencil · inspiration

Inspiration: PaperMonster

When we talk about urban life, one of the things that probably come to mind is sweet street art. Stencil, graffiti, stickers and all that comes between.

video · inspiration · news · motion graphics · Motion

Video Inspiration: Motion Experiments

I've found a great video done with just skilled motion graphics, and some really nice audio. I always find it Quite impressive how amazing just 2 senses can immerse a person in to a piece of work, even if this is only a few short clips. I've watched it several times over just to try and figure out what techniques were used.

google · freestyle · rap · yahoo · msn

Google/MSN/Yahoo battle rap freestyle

I really like german and american hip hop (but the real one, the roots, tupac, wutang and stuff) and Im always interested in freestyle rap. This is not a real design inspiration but sometimes you have to take a brake from working. GOOGLE VS.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #18

Every day we see amazing and sometimes crazy sites. This week we've selected for you one of the craziest and funniest sites we've ever seen. It's a hotsite from RFSU. On the site you can shave and groom a pussy's hair...yep, see for yourself. I'll not say anything more about that! And take a look at the other sites, they are amazing too.

guest writer · competition

Three Street Work Design Competition ($900 prize)

3 Mobile and Don't Panic are looking for a designer to create a poster as part of a street ad campaign, and there's a prize of £500 ($900). Mobile Broadband is a service offered by 3 that gives customers access to the internet on their PC or laptop using a USB modem and 3's HSDPA network.

photoshop · freebies · brushes

14 Great Abstract Photoshop Brushes for Light Effects

One of the best ways to create spectacular abstract effects in Photoshop is by using brushes. They save you time and make the process less complicated.

quiz · test · hue

Test your hue detection abilities

This is a neat little online quiz that tests your ability to differentiate subtle differences between gradations in color. If you're a designer this should especially interest you. Try it out (made by X-Rite)

inspiration · daily inspiration

Daily Inspiration #3

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users.

video · inspiration · suddenly

Video Inspiration: Suddenly

This video is crazy. It's a 30 second short shot by Martin Nordqvist and animated by Magnus Engsfors. Many of you have wanted to see more motion inspiration on Abduzeedo, so I'm giving you what you crave.

inspiration · patterns

M. C. Escher Impossible Structures and Inspiration

Last night I was looking for some references about mathematics for a t-shirt design I’m working on. I found an incredibly cool Dutch artist named M. C. Escher.