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Fresh From The Dairy: Color Palettes Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s Films

Designer and illustrator Hyo Taek Kim tapped into happy childhood memories of seeing Hayao Miyazaki’s films and created The Colors of, a series of …

Design

35 Cityscape Images to Take Your Breath Away

Recently I’ve done a lot of natural world images including landscapes, bugs, waterfalls, flowers and even pets. So it’s time for something different …

Photography

A Quick Guide to Light Metering for Photographers

With modern DSLR’s, we often take exposure metering for granted, knowing that our camera will nail the exposure 99% of the time. Many DSLR’s have …

Articles about design icon walter gropius on Dwell.com - Dwell

Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...<p>A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.<p>Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the …

Architecture

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: What I've Learned

The one man I wish I could have interviewed died yesterday. But his wisdom, collected here, will live on.<p><i>People often ask me: Who have you never been able to interview for the What I've Learned column that you'd most like to spend time with?</i><p><i>That man died yesterday. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.</i><p><i>Well, he</i> …

Literature

Top 48 Photographers To Follow On 500px

Even the best photographers need inspiration. 500px is a beautiful playground for some of the best photographers in the industry, and also one of the …

10 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Their Medium

Photography is everywhere, with diluted and dispersed forms of the art medium popping up at your family reunions, your museum visits and your attempts to brunch in peace. Yet regardless of the form's omnipresence, a truly great photograph still has the ability to captivate your entire being, like a …

Walkthrough: How to Create a DIY Studio On a Budget

In a perfect world, we’d all have the studio of our dreams, and it would be filled with all of the best of gear. Unfortunately, we don’t live in such …

How to Increase Your Skills and Profit with Personal Photography Projects

Be it commercial clients, wedding clients, portrait clients, or boudoir clients, we need to book clients to pay our bills; it’s just a fact. …

App Design: Spleat

Product design has taken a whole different level with mobile phones and their apps. The idea of building a product has moved from the whole idea of …

Mobile

How to Set Up a Home Studio on a Budget

Photography is an equipment-intensive hobby. Purchasing all the equipment you need to set up a professional studio setting is beyond the budget for …

The man behind NYT Magazine's gorgeous covers is headed to Apple

You may not know the name Arem Duplessis, but you've no doubt seen his work on the cover of <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> in the past 10 years. As design director at <i>NYT Mag</i>, he crafted some of the most stunning work in the publication's history -- examples seen above -- and he's just been hired away …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

It has been quite a long time I've been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. …

Graphics

How do you get a job as a designer without going to design school? - The Fox Is Black

That’s the question posed in this Quora thread with some rather smart answers to go along with it. As an untraditionally trained designer who didn’t …

siamese fighting fish

Fifty Five Hi’s Space Poster

<i>For the month of August, a series of guest posters will be filling in on DWL with daily posts. Today’s posts come to you from Brooks Chambers of</i></i> …

17 Delicious Pictures of Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit, or “pitahaya,” is one of the most amazing and delicious fruits of the cactus family. It has the sweetness of kiwis, strawberries and …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Digital Photography

9 Easy Tips for Sharper, Punchier Street Scenes

Unplanned and unposed. This is the essence of street photography, a genre that so often finds would-be practitioners welling up with anxiety over the …

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

Digital Photography

betype:

The use of negative space on shapes and letterform can achieve great results showing two concepts or ideas at the same time. Here are great examples of typographic logos showing hidden shapes between his forms and letters. <b>You can see the whole set here: bit.ly/1cCXGGU</b>

From Google Ventures: How To Hire The Best Designer For Your Team

The key to recruiting for a startup is to craft a realistic job description. And stop looking for unicorns–they don’t exist, writes Google Ventures’ Braden Kowitz.<p>Finding the perfect designer to join your team is tough–there’s no way around it. I’ve struggled for months searching for the right …

UX Design

Refinery29 Rebrands For A Global Fashion Audience

The online dossier for style and cultural news partnered with creative agency Wolff Olins to revamp its site, launching today.<p>The landscape for fashion media, like the industry itself, is fierce: The advent of fashion blogging chipped away at magazines’ once-loyal readership, by spreading …

Ralph Lauren

Stunning Macro Photographs of Animal Eyes

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the case of Suren Manvelyan‘s macro photography, it’s just in the eye. After his extreme …

Inspired by Oregon - Photoshop Tutorial

Back from my first visit to Portland, Oregon I got really inspired by the city, especially the rugged Pacific Northwest landscape, the grey colors of …

Graphics

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