Ursha Rajah

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This Married Couple Takes The Most Breathtaking Travel Photos Ever

Finnish-Norwegian couple Samuel and Hildegunn’s adventures began when they met at a wedding in Hawaii. They celebrated their engagement in Paris, …

How to Review, Edit, and Sequence Photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

We're getting down to business and the heart of the editing process: in this tutorial you'll learn how to review and select your best pictures, and …

Photoshop

A Perpetual Whirlpool of Black Water Installed in a Gallery Floor by Anish Kapoor | Colossal

<p>“If one is talking about sculpture then scale and skin is everything,” declared Anish Kapoor. He was speaking from India, the birthplace of the …

Art
Shia LaBeouf

An Australian HR assistant is making beautiful, sad, sexy art with MS Paint

With some TLC, MS Paint can do spectacular things<p>Miranda Lorikeet, aka Lazy Bones on Tumblr, is an artist who leads a double life as an HR assistant in Sydney, Australia. While other artists use expensive materials or software, Lorikeet crafts landscapes, portraits, and abstractions with MS Paint. …

Art

Hipster Vintage Logo Pack

Download the Hipster Vintage Logo Pack, a set of stylish logos and icons.<p>This download pack is equipped with 18 vintage logos plus 24 bonus icons …

The Art of Stone Balancing

Artist and photographer Michael Grab (featured previously) first ventured into stone balancing in the summer of 2008 while exploring the beautiful …

Pokémon Reimagined As Corporate Logos

Gotta brand ‘em all: what the visual identities of entrepreneurial Pokémon’s companies would look like.<p>Corporate America, I choose you: Sebastiaan de With, founder of San Francisco agency Pictogram, has imagined the visual identities he might design if Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur and friends …

Pokémon
Typography

Paper sculptures by Richard Sweeney - Ego - AlterEgo

Richard Sweeney was born in Huddersfield, England in 1984. He discovered a natural talent for sculpture at Batley School of Art and Design in 2002, …

Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin Shows How to Create a Professional Logo in 15 Minutes

Skilled Portland, Oregon-based graphic designer Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. recently took part in a logo design challenge issued by …

Graphic Design

This Guy Takes Photos of Buildings and then Uses the Sky as His Canvas

In an ongoing series entitled <i>Sky Art</i>, artist Thomas Lamadieu aka <i>Roots Art</i>, takes photos of buildings and cityscapes wherever he travels. Many of his …

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When Liz Climo isn’t busy drawing characters and storyboards for <i>The Simpsons</i>, she’s working on her own hilarious series of animal comics which you …

More Hilarious Thrift Store Paintings Altered to Give Playful New Meanings

New York-based artist Dave Pollot uses all kinds of funny pop culture references to give playful new meanings to old thrift store paintings. We first featured his work back in February, where Star Wars ships and LEGO blocks made their way into vintage landscapes. Since then, the artist has produced …

Merel Witteman's Aversive Aesthetics photos are designed to trigger disgust

<b>Dutch Design Week 2014:</b> Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Merel Witteman has created a photo series that includes images of stepping in poo and a …

Lettering is Not Type: Clear Definitions for Commonly Abused Terms

Using the wrong typography terms doesn’t just make you look silly or inexperienced; it doesn’t just irritate the nitpicky nerds; it deprives you from …

Calligraphy

7 Crucial Web Design Trends For 2015

Looking back at 2014, we can see some spectacular trends emerging in the web design landscape: code-free design platforms, parallax effects, …

UI Design

The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter”

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Books
Translation

Emil Alzamora’s Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity | Colossal

<p>Artist Emil Alzamora (previously) explores the human body through his figurative sculptures that distort, inflate, elongate, and deconstruct …

Can A Bike Be Both Cheap And Beautiful?

The Epo hopes to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands by using the same techniques car makers use to keep costs down.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a more bike crazy country than the Netherlands. Not only are bicycle paths ubiquitous, but there’s more than one bicycle for every single …

Netherlands

The Tri-X Factor

<b>Bryan Appleyard, From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2014</b><p>Kodak’s Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. When Kodak started …

How to Properly Hang Photos On Any Type of Wall

While not all of our photographs end up being printed and framed, it helps to possess the knowledge of what it takes to properly hang them when they …

8 Ways To Become A Wine Expert Overnight

A crash-course on the art of wine.<p>Fed up of blankly staring at wine lists? Don't know your Sauvignon from your Sangiovese?<p>Between trying to remember 'that one you had last time that you really liked' (not to mention that one that you really didn't), and not wanting to reveal your utter confusion …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

Cooking

9 Foolproof French Recipes to Make for Brunch

Here are nine amazing French recipes for brunch that are delicious no matter what time you eat them.<p>Chefs, like the rest of us, feel strongly about …

Catch Up On All Your Editing! Tips For Faster Post-Processing

Wedding season is winding down, at least the shooting part is. Now that the months of shooting are over, you’re left looking at all the images you’ve …

Tutorials

How to Remove Wrinkles in Photoshop with the Spot Healing Brush

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

DIY: How to Create a Simple Homemade Softbox for $20 or Less

Light modifiers don’t come cheap, especially softboxes. But, if you have enough DIY talent, some patience, and $20 bucks to spare, you’re only an …