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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

How developers created a Nazi record label for Wolfenstein: The New Order

In the early Wolfenstein games, the developers weren’t that interested in telling a story. You faced a lot of Nazis, and you mowed them down with all sorts of weapons.<p>But with Wolfenstein: The New Order, developer Machine Games and publisher Bethesda Softworks wanted to create an immersive …

What’s Next For PonoMusic, The Startup That Took Kickstarter By Storm And Raised $6.2M

Once in a while, a Kickstarter project just hits a nerve and compels thousands of people to donate money to make sure it becomes a reality. PonoMusic, a startup that aims to create a music download service and physical music player focusing on ultra high-quality sound, is the most recent …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

Creativity

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer | Colossal

<p>In this recent series of digital artworks, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer begins with dreamy landscapes of mountainous forests …

10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers

Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.<p>Many people know the names of influential architects, artists, and fashion designers; far fewer know the names of graphic designers. It’s strange to me, since graphic …

The Duchamp Dictionary

The controversy and academic analysis surrounding the work of French-American painter Marcel Duchamp remains a focal point in art history circles. With Thomas Girst's new alphabetically arranged exploration of the artist—"The Duchamp Dictionary"—it has never been easier to gain insight into the …

Marcel Duchamp

FBI seizes trove of cultural artifacts at 91-year-old Indiana man's home

FBI agents seized thousands of artifacts Wednesday from a 91-year-old man’s private collection at his home in rural central Indiana and says it will return the items that were wrongfully in his possession<p>Donald Miller, from Waldorn, amassed the collection over eight decades, the FBI said. The items …

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

ShotKit Gives You a Peek at the Pros’ Gear AND the Photos They Shoot with It

If the idea hadn’t been around for so long, we’d call ‘In My Bag’ type websites the flavor of the month. First there was InMyBag, which we shared …

Transworld Surf Magazine Redesign by Wedge & Lever

Transworld Surf.<p>San Diego, California based independent graphic design studio Wedge & Lever was entrusted with the redesign of the Transworld Surf …

A Timelapse Video About a Man, a Beard and a 4646km Walk through China

On his 26th birthday, Christoph Rehage went out for a walk. 4646 miles later…<p>Throughout his yearlong journey from Beijing to Ürümqi, Rehage took a …

HDR Photography Basics and How to Get Started

High dynamic range photography is still in its infancy as an art form, but it’s becoming more and more popular every day.<p>The reason for its …