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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 …

Graphic Design

Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters

George Lucas’s <i>Star Wars</i> films have always borrowed their inspiration from old sci-fi movie serials. Inspired by the likes of <i>Flash Gordon[i], [i]Star Wars</i>‘s entire aesthetic–from swashbuckling with laser swords right down to the famous opening crawl–is deeply rooted in the 1940s.<p>These great images …

Star Wars

30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

15 Re-Imagined Movie Posters

We’re a bunch of movie buffs here at Brit HQ, and there’s a good deal of quoting from our favorites, so it’s only right that we should want to decorate our homes with these design-forward takes on a few of the modern classics. It’s the perfect way to combine our love of design and typography with …

Film Posters

The Rolling Stone cover featuring the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has, of course, set off a firestorm of controversy across the country. Critics …

The Real Face of Terror: Behind the Scenes Photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt<p>In response to the controversial <i>Rolling Stone</i> cover, new photos of …

Ed Drew's Afghanistan: the first wet-plate conflict photos in 150 years

It must have been a peculiar sight: a US soldier, his hands and clothes pockmarked with black silver nitrate, hunkered beneath the dark-cloth of a …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …

This Graph Tells You When Fruits And Vegetables Will Taste The Best

Summer brings a bounty of mouthwatering fruits, including juicy peaches, plump blueberries, and sweet cherries.<p>And while fruit may seem sweetest during the summer, you can enjoy a variety of ripe produce throughout the entire year.<p>So when is the best time to load up on melons and when should you …

Posters

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in …

Woody Allen: Gordon was the one who said to me, when we do the split screen with the shrink, I with my shrink and she with another one

<b>Woody Allen:</b> Gordon was the one who said to me, when we do the split screen with the shrink, I with my shrink and she with another one. He said: “Don’t do split screen, build it. Build a set with a divider in the middle, so you’re both live. It’ll look like a split screen, but it won’t be.”<p><b>Gordon Willis:</b> That was a revelation to him at that point, ‘cause that meant both actors could do the scene without being interrupted with doing half a scene and half a scene and put it together optically.

'A Beautiful Body' Project Celebrates Mothers' Real Bodies

Jade Beall is no doubt a woman with a mission. When she published a series of portraits of her postpartum body online and a similar semi-nude series …

Pictures of the week: Peeking At The Park, by WassinkLundgren

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jul/05/pictures-of-week-people-peeking<p>720<p>WasssinkLundgren's curious images of passers-by peeking …

Hashima island and the lure of the apocalypse

A block of flats opens up like a diseased mouth to reveal brown stains, black holes and rot. Railings on rancid concrete walkways echo eerily with …

10 Photos That Will Show Your Eye Where to Go: Leading Lines

Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the viewer’s eye to another point in the image (often the main subject), or occasionally, out of …

Mobile Photography

Yellow: Weekly Photography Challenge

After our post yesterday on using colour boldly we thought it might be time for a ‘colour’ related challenge this week. The colour we’re nominating …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Framing

The Lives of 10 Famous Painters, Visualized as Minimalist Infographic Biographies

Pollock, Dalí, Matisse, Klimt, Picasso, Mondrian, Klee, Boccioni, Kandinsky, and Miro, visually distilled.<p>For their latest masterpiece, my friend Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat — who have previously given us such gems as a timeline of the future based on famous fiction, a visualization of …

Sight Unseen: Tim Hetherington’s Portraits of the Blind

The subjects of Tim Hetherington’s <i>Inner Light: Portraits of the Blind</i>, photographed between 1999 and 2003 in Sierra Leone’s Milton Margai School for …

Movie-Inspired Travel Posters by MUTI

Let's go on a vacation! South Africa design studio MUTI collaborated with ad agency Foxp2 to create these retrotastic posters featuring places from …

Yoga Poses, Classes, Meditation, and Life - On and Off the Mat - Namaste

If you want to reach your full potential, Baron Baptiste suggests starting with self-inquiry.<p>Do you feel stuck? In part 4 of this kriya yoga series, …

Photographing with Limitations

As part of my photography workshops, I like to start off with a jarring but hopefully inspiring exercise. Because I know from personal experience how …

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On the Border

The border between the United States and Mexico stretches 3,169 kilometers (1,969 miles), crossing deserts, rivers, towns, and cities from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico. Every year, an estimated 350 million people legally cross the border, with another 500,000 entering into the United States …

Long Exposure Tree Landscapes by Pierre Pellegrini | Colossal

<p>Swiss photographer Pierre Pellegrini shoots some phenomenal long-exposure photographs of trees. The strong perspective and foggy atmosphere …

Artist Hong Yi Plays with her Food for 30 Days | Colossal

<p>For almost every day last month Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi (who often goes by the nickname Red) created a fun illustration made with common …

Double Exposure Portraits by Sara K Byrne | Colossal

<p>Portland-based photographer Sarah K. Byrne recently wrote and filmed a detailed tutorial on how to make multiple exposure photographs using a Cannon …