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Lovely Pixel Paintings Created By Software Following Its Own Muse

So who gets to own the work?<p>When a programmer writes software to create spontaneous art, who do we call the artist? Because whereas artists of yesteryear worked in oil paints and canvas, Andreas Nicolas Fischer has a computer paint his pictures for him.<p>His application, which he calls Schwarm, is …

20 Typography Animations, Experiments and Small Solutions for Your Next Web Project

Typography is an element that is vital for any interface. More than once we have considered its impact. It is able to benefit website design from …

What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it?

There has been a spate of articles and reports recently about the increasing importance of critical thinking skills for future employment.<p>A 2015 …

25 Incredible Indie Films That’ll Make You Fall In Love With Cinema All Over Again

It’s amazing how many gems indie cinema has given us over the years. The masses don’t even know about the outstanding films born in this valuable …

Incredible Fungi Timelapse from Planet Earth II | Colossal

<p>This stunning timelapse footage from the new Planet Earth II series on BBC One captures a wide variety of unusual fungi as it blooms at night. The …

Time-lapse Photography

How Your Kick-Ass Renderings Can Transform Any Business

<i>Architizer is busy building tech tools to help power your practice — including our new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify. It’s free for architects.</i><p>They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to advertising, this classic idiom couldn’t …

Infinite GIF Landscapes Emerge in a Psychedelic Short Film

GIF artist hexeosis is creating a 33-minute animated psychedelic GIF video.<p>Creating well beyond the easily digestible GIFs seen on Tumblr or Instagram, psychedelic GIF artist hexeosis is bringing to life a much larger animated vision of infinite patterns. Titled <i>HX-01</i>, the forthcoming video will be …

Famous Abstract Artists That Changed The Way We Think About Painting

Kazimir Malevich - Art of Suprematism<p><b>Kazimir Malevich</b> is known as the artist who laid down the foundations of <b>Suprematism</b> as he published its …

Read This Gorgeous, Heartbreaking Story From the Attack on Titan Anthology Comic

Hajime Isayama’s blockbuster manga about a world beset by giant, naked, human-eating monstrosities is a hit not just in its native Japan, but around …

Anime

"Picasso of Design" Paul Rand’s Manifesto Is Back in Print

The architect of modernist graphic design’s classic manifesto ‘A Designer’s Art’ is now back in print.<p>If ever there were a single graphic designer to whom businesses turned for their logos, an original “mad man” who could truly fuse art with commerce, it was Paul Rand. Steve Jobs, then recently …

How Apple Helped Democratize Typography In The ’90s

In 1989, Apple hired Thomas Rickner to do something revolutionary: put print-quality typefaces on every computer.<p>When Thomas Rickner decided he wanted to be a type designer after a lecture on the history of Baskerville at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the mid-1980s, his typography …

The ultimate guide to lenses for filmmakers and photographers

For those new to photography or video, lenses can seem like a scary subject. There’s so many different types, and numbers and letters that all denote …

When the stories add up: the six narrative arcs in fiction

In recent years, literature has been getting attention from an unusual quarter: mathematics. Alongside statistical physicists analysing the …

This website recommends novels by making sure you can’t judge a book by its cover

There’s an old adage that says “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And while that’s usually used metaphorically to discourage making judgements of a person or situation based on initial impressions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t interpret it literally to refer to actually judging works of …

Teaching Critical Thinking: A Metacognitive Approach

<b>William W. Wilen and John Arul Phillips</b> <br>A primary goal of social studies is to prepare students to make informed decisions on public and political …

Maybe This Metallica Font Generator Will Unite Us

Your name will look heavy as hell.<p>Write and/or type your name right now as you normally would. Look at how weak that looks. Of course your name will look heavy as fuck written in the Metallica font.<p>Take my name for example. Boring. But when it's written in Metallica's iconic style it's like someone …

Metallica

Making the world’s most controversial ad campaigns

Two male sailors are locked in a kiss as their shipmates celebrate the end of WW2; a young man points a gun while text instructs parents on the importance of teaching kids to kill; a black man dives into a ‘whites only’ pool in an apartheid-divided South Africa. Believe it or not, these are all …

35 Retro Fonts to Perfect your Vintage Style Inspired Design - Super Dev Resources

In this post, we bring to you a collection of high-quality vintage and retro fonts to add a touch of nostalgia to your work.<p>When designing influenced …

Top 5 typography trends of 2016

All designers should have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of typography. And even if you do, the rapid evolution of the discipline means you can …

Traditional Asian Ink Paired with Cartoon Lines Create Larger-than-Life Comic Worlds

Korean comic artist Kim Jung Gi breaks out of the panel and into large scale illustrations.<p>In the comic and cartoon worlds, "adult" often refers to excessive gore and sexual material. But what happens when the art form is elevated to a higher level of thoughtfulness with diverse subject matter and …

10 Contemporary Artists You Need to Know

The digital age, with its 140 character limitations and emoji-laden conversations, has made it difficult for us to stay focused. A study by Microsoft …

There hasn’t been a major group show of Abstract Expressionism in Europe since 1959

In 1959, New York’s Museum of Modern Art sent an exhibition to eight European cities – concluding at London’s Tate gallery – with the calmly …

Art

CALL FOR ARTISTS! THE 11th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The contest stands out in the global art …

Streetwear

Ron English "Guernica" @ Allouche Gallery, NYC

From the gallery: Allouche Gallery is proud to present its first solo show in the Meatpacking District, Ron English / Guernica, featuring the debut …

Motivational Words From Fictional Characters: INFOGRAPHIC

Do you need a boost of inspiration? The team at Cornerstone OnDemand has created an infographic that showcases “42 Fictional Quotes to Help You …

The ‘debranding’ movement: What managers should know

Brand managers for some of the most successful organizations are deemphasizing familiar logos and images.<p>It’s all part of “debranding;” a movement to …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

32 Publishers that Pay $250+ for Short Stories

The following is a huge list of publishers that pay for short stories. Included is a wide variety of genres and publications. Whether you want to …

Variable Fonts: the Future of (Web) Type

I love typography, but I love the web even more. So when news broke of OpenType 1.8 and the type community erupted with excitement, I immediately …

Comparing Kant and Sartre

2016.09.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews<b></b>Sorin Baiasu (ed.), <i>Comparing Kant and Sartre</i>, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 262pp., $99.00 …