Wednesday, April 28, 2010

7 Extra ordinary Artists and 36 Paper artworks

Paper artwork is something one thinks of a sheer waste of time and possibly an unwelcome source of revenue (rather cheap). But designing is taking into new forms with origami paving way for these colors and curves. These do find their place in the charts of excellence and among the cover designs of books and albums. Creating an idea and designing it with paper, I believe, needs courage in addition to creativity.

I am actually afraid as the undo key is not available here and much of my efforts may go in vain if I try one of these. The X-factors should play the perfect role to make it come attractive. The fact is that you can find much unattractive ones in the net. So selecting the best is simple but rather time consuming, though only a few create such ones. So here are a few selection of mine.

1. Yulia Brodskaya at Artyulia

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Concept Design Backgrounds: Grunge Designs too

Here are my second set of concept design backgrounds that would surely be of use to you. Stain it, spill your paints, airbrush it and take it to the horizon to experiment with your art work. Without blah..blah... download it..

Thanks to PSD graphics for the pretty good designs.

1. Scratches: Dark grunge

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

40 Must See India Photography: Colours and Culture

Going through the Smashing Magazine Edition of the India special photography series, I thought it would not be a crime copying the idea and creating a similar post. After all I am an Indian and I have seen enough of it to introduce before my readers. India for centuries have been believed to be the land of fakirs lying on nail beds, street magicians and snake charmers. But I have never been able to witness any of these so called 'common' sites in my entire life. Here are the colors and culture of India that makes it all too attractive and important to me. Celebrate.

Lets start the journey

Monday, April 19, 2010

Eyjafjallajokull: The key press photography imagery

Art is creativity. Art is contemporary. And art gets meaning when it means something to the observer. So here are a series of photos which are extra-ordinarily brilliant in every sense it is. The photographs of the most recent eruption of the volcano in Eyjafjallajokuli (sorry, if it is mispelled), Iceland is an attempt to take news photography into greater heights.
So if you got stranded in some airports or in your rooms with your flights cancelled, do take your spare time in checking these photographs which might cool down your mind a little in spite of the heated eruption and lava.
But do take care of your lungs and throat as the WHO has issued a health warning regarding respiratory problems.
Linking to the original article with a sample picture.

Check out Boston globe

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

6 Steps to Place a Picture in a Blog Post

When you have created the blog of your choice and written down the articles, the next thing that worries you would be the image in the post. Images pose an important means of attraction towards your blog post and hence should be given more importance than your post itself. Copying it from the source of your article is unworthy, when you can provide a new idea of your own.

1. Try working your creativity and make some humor out of it. Finding the idea would be more difficult than finding the right image. You have tons of these suiting any of your search criteria readymade for any situation. These custom made images can add a unique feeling to your blog and even the individuality you needed.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stunning Rainbow Effect to Photos: Photoshop tutorials

Wouldn't you like to add an awesome rainbow to your photos. A simple but effective tutorial would guide you through all the steps. Its easier than ever before.

This photoshop tutorial would be more effective if you try on the sample image they had provided. And later you can try on your own. Get on...

This tutorial is from Photoshop Essentials

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Logo Design Competitions: Date extended

This is an opportunity at hand for you designers. Switch on the bulb and get yourself into action designing the most worthwhile of your creations.
Mediabistro logo awards 2010 has extended its entry last date to April 30.
Meanwhile I am just checking into some of the best entries in the list.

The competition is not tight as you can see from the number of entries, but the media partners are one of my favorite abduzeedo may the glory be to you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Graffiti concept design backgrounds & wallpapers

I had been collecting wallpapers and design backgrounds for about a year or so. And I believe it has some of the best I found over the net. Well, it would be unworthy if I dont share it with you, since using them is just my distant dreams. More than just wallpapers, these could be creatively used to make your face or ideas come lively over the screen or print.
And I hope you could also grab many of these ideas too as they are innovative and too attractive not to have a look at them. So check out and comment. Download link below

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Knit your dreams: Free fabric texture design concepts

Here are a few wonders woven out of thread and these would be more beautiful in your posters and designs if used with the right sense of creativity. Try out them and download as these may not be there forever. Check out the links for the full-sized and do comment and share the post.

Old Fabric

Still older

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Funny Print Ads: Humor+Inspiration

I had been through the whole net to find these funny ads that would make you cry laughing. Humor, humor and just humor is what is meant in these pics. Nothing is indecent, explicit, rude when it comes to humor and I think these may prove the fact. O'er to the fantastic ads that caught my eyes. And most of these are award winning too. Check out and do comment your favorite as well as share the post with your friends.

Flexigel fresh: Aquafresh

Be Careful: Bose

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Winter Olympic Poster Evolution 1924-64

Poster designs have evolved over the years. Movie posters would be something every designers would be more familiar with through which Darwin's theories become evident. But this time designskool is arriving with another of its exclusive inspiration collections. A complete list of the Winter Olympic posters. These have not been much stressed or many in the tropics would not have noticed them even. So getting you into the designer ski slope.

1924 Chamonix
The first official Winter Olympics, showing more of a connection between the winter event and the summer one which is to follow it and being hosted by France itself.

1928 St. Moritz
For the first time Winter Olympics is being held in a different country as the Summer event. Featuring the peaks of the Corvatsch Spiz and the Swiss as well as Olympic committee flags.