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. Rohde is one of the leading iStock photographers, whose images have been downloaded more than 400.000 times.
4mations.tv 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 to £1000 for popular content, competitions, opportunities to pitch for commissions, and even the potential to get on TV. Channel 4 have launched 4mations.tv, a new video-sharing
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. You can check out the site http://www.klippoglim.no/
August has come and gone, and it was a great month for the blog. We’d like to thank you all for visiting the site, and for sharing your thoughts and opinions with us on the articles we've published. It was, as Steve Jobs says, phenomenal. We can’t forget to thank our sponsors for the support. They've been great! For September we have some exciting news. Actually we hope we will have tons of news, because now all Abduzeedo members can submit news and links to their blogs or the sites they like. Pretty much anything that is good for the design community.
It's been a few months since we started allowing readers to sign up for their own abduzeedo user account, and we are pleased to announce that almost 1,000 readers have signed up. We are very happy and want to continue improving the blog with good content and useful features for the design community. We have tutorials, wallpapers, interviews, and user accounts, but now I'd like to introduce abduzeedo's latest feature: the job board.
I know we had just recently released a new design a few months ago, but the blog has since grown much more than we had expected. Now we have more contributors (which is fantastic!), more posts each day, and much more content in the whole site. And that’s why we had to update the site. The new design, however, is not much different from the previous one. We just changed some areas we thought had problems like the footer. There is more content shown in that area now. We also removed the stars and reduced the headers height.
This morning I've received an email talking about a new sort of reality show created by MTV and HP, it's called Engine Room. What's cool about this new show is that it's for digital artists from all around the world. So if you are a digital artist you definitely have to check it out, it's a great opportunity to show the world how talented you are . Besides, you will have the chance to become famous and have lots of fans. "Engine Room" is a new MTV series which will be seen around the world.
My friend Gino from youthedesigner.com told me that the round 2 of the UPrinting Contest has begun and the source images are available. It's a very nice contest, which by the way, I will be judging. So what are you waiting for? Round two has begun and this time photo manipulation is the theme of the contest!
April was a great month for Abduzeedo, we’ve got new sponsors, and we want to thank them for the support, also we were featured in some best of moth roundups, and our subscribers reached the 5k number, what is really awesome. One of the news we want to announce for this month is that, as we’ve received some emails requesting a Flickr group, we now have the Abduzeedo’s group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/abduzeedo/pool/) on flickr and we invite you all to participate, showing designs and sharing ideas to the group.