best of the week

Best of the Week #18

This week we are featuring a lot of web news. The big one was the official launch of Firefox 3 and it has been set a record for most downloads in a single day. Besides that, this week was full of graphic inspirations, and really colorful.

surfing · inspiration · documentary

Inspiration: GOD WENT SURFING WITH THE DEVIL

"God Went Surfing With The Devil" is a documentary about surfing and life in Israel and gaza. It documentates 50 days of a area filled with hate and war, where in middle people are surfing. According to Juxtapoz.com the film will be ready in almost a year.

design · inspiration · deviantart

Inspiration: Vitaly Alexius

We've already featured some artists from DeviantArt, great ones... and it's always good to find more great artists, like Vitaly Alexius, who makes a kind of post apocalyptic art. I've seen only a few artists making this kind of art. It's really dark, yet, very beautiful. Alexius is a true master of digital painting.

web · web apps

Cool Web Image Editor: Sumopaint

We've seen some cool web apps come out this year, like Aviary, and now I've came to know a new one: Sumopaint. It's simpler than Aviary, but you can still make some cool stuff there. Most of the images in their gallery remind me a lot of the expressionism school, which Van Gogh was part of.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #5

This week I've chosen 5 sites, but 2 of them are especial for me. One is the redesign of Jason Santa Maria's site. It's a blog that I liked a lot... it's a clean and beautiful layout. The other one is Spread Firefox, created for the "Download Day" and was made in Drupal, our favorite CMS.

tutorial · fireworks

Grooveshark design style in Fireworks

Last week we've linked the Tinysong site in our Sites of the Week.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Week #10

The wallpaper of this week is a very cool design called Compassion from Ginger Monkey Design, the home of Tom Lane & friends. They have just updated their portfolio with some amazing new works.

inspiration · hapiness factory · coca cola

Video Inspiration: The Coca-Cola Hapiness Factory

Today is Abduzeedo's Coca-Cola Day =) so this link wont miss. "The Coca-Cola Hapiness Factory" is a short animation ad for Coca Cola and really really amazing. It belongs to my "Top 10 movies" ever.

inspiration · identity · coca-cola

The Coca-Cola Identity

The Coca-Cola new identity was the perfect win for the english agency Turner Duckworth, which has won the Design Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2008. It's absolutily stunning. Moira Cullen, The Coca-Company Design Director went down the right path during the redesign of Coke's identity. "It's happiness inside.

video of the week

Video of the Week #14

In a dying world where people struggle to get richer by polluting our own planet, it's always a relief when you find people trying in some way to make other people think. Paul "Moose" Curtis is one of those. The Reverse Graffiti project brings clean spots in filthy city areas. And those clean spots are transformed in art!

video · inspiration · cloning

Video Inspiration: Cloning

When i was a kid i used to play around with Apple's "iMovie" and "Final Cut Pro" and loved to create bluescreens, explosions and all that sorts of effects. Also I tried "cloning" but it went too bad. Here are my favourite three cloning effect videos.

Xtrabold · Nelson Balaban · inspiration

Inspiration: XTRABOLD - Portfolio of Nelson Balaban

Nelson Balaban is a 19 year old independent graphic designer from Curitiba, Brazil. And as you've seen in our last interviews with Rik Ooestenbroeck and JamesTu you can recognize that we love presenting young artists.

inspiration · magazine

53 Years of Jauna Gaita Magazine

This is probably greatest source of vintage inspiration in the web. If you never heard about it before, listen up! It's the Jauna Gaita magazine. In 2008, the Latvian magazine, Jauna Gaita (which literally means The New Course), is turning 53 Years old and it's great to see how an old magazine managed to stay fresh and young for such a long time!

tutorial · photoshop

Really cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how I created the Abduzeedo's footer. Some of the techniques I used here I took from other tutorials and also from another tutorial I wrote some time ago for PSDtuts Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs.

Cross-Processed Lomo Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

cross process · photo manipulation · photography · photoshop · tutorial

Cross-Processed Lomo Effect - Photoshop Tutorial

I've worked with photography manipulation for over one year, and during that time I've learned some cool techniques that I would like to share with you. Two of my favorite techniques are the Lomography effect and the Cross-Processing effect. Then, someday I thought: how about mixing those two? What I got was a major kickass technique that will make any of your pics pretty awesome.

video inspiration · doll face · Andrew Thomas Huang

Video Inspiration: Doll Face

A few weeks ago a friend came to me and said:"Hey Aloa you're into this design-thing. You have to see this short-movie". When i saw it it blew my mind. I dont want to hide this from you so please watch this. It is worth sitting 4 minutes watching a screen ;-) A machine with a doll face mimics images on television screen in search of a satisfactory visage.

best of the week

Best of the Week #17

This week we feature lots of references from designers, artists, advertises, and a bit of architecture. Also we couldn't forget the new iPhone 3G from apple and the super cool Nik Ainley Photoshop tutorial.

Pete Harrison · interview · Aeiko

Interview: Pete Harrison (aeiko)

A few days ago i posted an article about Desktopography, a website with awesome desktop wallpapers.

sites of the week

Sites of the week #4

As always, the web apps are featuring our selection. The coolest one is Tinysong, from Grooveshark. With it you just search for some music and share the url with your friends. Easy, isn't it?

JamesTu · interview · brush

Interview: JamesTu

When I first saw pictures of this artist i couldn't image that someone can brush this in photoshop. But it was true and now he is one of my favourite digital artists. JamesTu is a 20 year old student from the United Kingdom but worth enough for an interview. His gallery can be seen on Deviantart

inspiration · photography · hdr

Outstanding HDR Night Pictures

Ok, you guys have already noticed that we're totally in love with HDR. And that little group among you who doesn't like, we are trying our best to make you love it! Today's series: Night scenes! We understand how critic some people can get when it comes to HDR... some will say it's not photography, some will say it's too surreal, but nonetheless, it's ART.

tutorial · fireworks

Amazing Neon Lights on Fireworks

After a few tests to find the right colors and lights, I've created a nice image for this tutorial. I'm gonna show you here a few steps to create neon effects on Fireworks.

interview · graphic design · abduzeedo

Interview: iLK

iLK (www.ilkilkilk.com), is a french graphic designer who has a really unique and creative style. I discovered his work thanks to an article of Computer Arts, and then immediately added his website to my bookmarks!

illustration · inspiration

Stunning Girls Illustrations

One of my big passions is to see some great illustrations on DeviantArt. And it's just nice to see how these guys get to draw such beautiful girls, so nicely. It's just stunning. We've already featured Artgerm's Pepper here, but there are plenty beautiful ladies on Deviant.

wallpaper of the week · wallpaper · iphone

Wallpaper of the Week #9

The wallpaper of this week is from Jonathan Wong, a graphic designer and illustrator from Ireland. He's also member of the depthCore collective.

inspiration · posters · james white

Four new Signalnoise prints

Today I was really busy down here working on some of the new features to the site, but there are a lot of things happening, starting from the new 3G iPhone, and this time it’s coming to Brazil too, when? Well, soon.

inspiration · illustration

Inspiration: Nibbled Pencil

Ok, before I even start talking, I must say that I'm completely sold out for this dude. He's a really freaking good artist and I wish I had 1/10 of his skills... and that would be a lot! His name? Jose Manuel Oli. And if you like illustrations, drawings and cartoons, then you'll be getting sold out as soon as you check some of his work out.

photography · hdr · camera

Photography Bug

It has become apparent that Fabio and I have caught the photography bug. So much so that we both bought brand new cameras. Fabio ordered the Canon Powershot G9 while I ordered the Nikon D300. Both of our cameras arrived last Friday, giving us the weekend to get our first impressions and grab a couple shots. WARNING: we suck So without further ado: Fabio's pic

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byroglyphics

byroglyphics is the Portfolio of Russ. A 36 years old illustrator that makes unique kind of illustration - a mix of tradional and technologic tools. For my Graphic work I compile as much source material as possible in the form of textures , random marks and scribbles etc and scan it all, the primary image is drawn and also scanned.

design · inspiration · tips

How to Make Good Design Decisions

When it comes to design, working a piece itself is not the complete process. There are lots of planning, researching and a little bit more planning. And it's always good to know what other people say about that process.

desktopography · inspiration · wallpaper

Inspiration: Desktopography

We've shown you exhibition-sites like DepthCore, Phirebrush or Evoke. Here's a site that focus on Desktop Wallpapers. Desktopography publishes their 4th exhibition and a new album. Dont miss it. Download their High-Resoltion-Wallpapers on their Website.

justin maller · inspiration

Inspiration: Justin M. Maller

Justin Maller has just released his new portfolio at superlover.com.au/ with some very really cool designs.

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Really Cool Street Art Inspiration by Mark Jenkins

There are numerous ways to express one’s creativity. While some find comfort through virtual expression (websites and such), others find that real intervention helps to better express themselves. A friend of mine sent me this link, to the Mark Jenkins website, and I thought it would be nice to share it with you.