Andrew Grech

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Optical Illusion 2D Lamp Looks Incredibly 3D

Studio Cheha in Tel Aviv, Israel is behind this innovative LED lamp that tricks your mind into thinking it's looking at a 3D object. BULBING is a 2D lamp created using 3D wire-frame images. By transferring those images onto 2D materials, through a laser machining process, your eyes become fooled. …

Macaw - Stop writing code, start drawing it

Product design is one of the most sought after fields nowadays. In order to design products a design must have a grasp of the whole creative process, …

Prototyping

Playful Balloon Chair Appears to Be Floating in Mid-Air

Director Satoshi Itasaka of Japanese studio h220430 is the mastermind behind this playful chair that seems to be suspended in mid-air. The <i>Balloon Chair</i> concept features what appear to be ten helium balloons attached by strings to a floating seat.<p>In reality, each balloon is constructed out of …

Wallpaper of the Week by Nina Geometrieva

The wallpaper of this week is an image created by Nina Geometrieva a visual designer based in Singapore. Nina's work is simply amazing and this …

Visual Design

Is Flat Design Already Passé?

Maybe it’s time to give skeuomorphism another try?<p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen an upheaval in the way computer interfaces are designed. Skeuomorphism is out, and flat is in. But have we gone too far? Perhaps we’ve taken the skeuomorphic death hunts as far as they can go, and it’s high time …

UI Design

Clever Game of Thrones Illustrations Show Each Episode's Beautiful Death

I can't think of any other more beautiful artistic tribute to a television show than this one. <i>Beautiful Death</i>, by studio agency 360i and artist Robert M. Ball, is an illustrated series that shows us the death or deaths that occurred in each episode of the HBO hit show <i>Game of Thrones</i>. So far, each …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

Design

Sweet Animated Treat: "Shape" Explores What Design Does

"Shape" is a fun animated exploration of what design can mean and how it shapes our experiences. It's the heart of a project by PIVOT Dublin that has …

Cute

The mobile web is still losing out to native apps, by more than 6 to 1

Native apps command about 86 percent of U.S. consumers’ mobile time, or about six times more than the mobile web does, according to a mobile analytics report by Flurry.<p>Flurry said that the time spent by the average U.S. consumer on a mobile device has risen to 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, …

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera | Colossal

<p>I’m not sure what part of this story I enjoy more: the fact that there’s a two-story building somewhere in the world that’s constructed to look like …

Even More Cool Art from the Stephen King Art Show - The Shining, Gunslinger and More

Paint Showers: A Thunderstorm of Stop Motion Paint by Miguel Jiron | Colossal

<p>Paint Showers is beautiful animated short directed and animated by LA-based Miguel Jiron. Filmed back in 2011, the piece was made by photographing …

The Happy 8 Hotel Identity by 1983 present

The Happy 8 – Malaysian Hotel Chain – Visual Identity.<p>The Chinese design and branding studio ‘1983 present‘ was commissioned to create the visual …

Mondo’s Disney Exhibition Brings Art Back into the Movie Poster - The Fox Is Black

<i>Editor’s note: I work for Disney and the division that helped create the art show, but I had no part in this post, nor was there any money or funny</i> …

6 Amazing Photographers Who Look at the World from a Unique Perspective

<i>This post is sponsored by Lookmatic. Grow your eyewear collection, change up your look and see things more clearly for less than $100 at www.LOOKMATIC.com.</i><p>With the rise of cellphones and the popularity of apps like Instagram, photography has become a hobby many people have embraced. What makes an …

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Pinpoint Your Travels on the Cork Globe | Colossal

<p>A perfect mix of both functional cork board and world globe, the Cork Globe is a snazzy desktop object for any world traveler. Designed by Chiaki …

Oscars Academy Awards – The Best Pictures Illustration by Beutler Ink

Oscars Academy Awards – The Best Pictures.<p>On the occasion of the Oscars Academy Awards in 2014, PR agency Beutler Ink created this set of …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Ingenious Door Opens and Closes Like Folded Paper | Colossal

<p>Like the design of functional objects such as chairs or tables, it would seem new ideas for the humble door would be completely exhausted, and then …

3D Prints of Iconic Images in Art and Culture

Adam Lister, an 8-bit-inspired artist, and Isaac Budmen, an artist working mainly with 3D printing, joined together to produce 8 Bits, 3 Dimensions, …

Art

Stellar 3D Artworks by Maxim Goudin

I really enjoy the work of people who master computer graphics. Since 3D early days, I've been a aficionado for this fine, tricky art. Maxim Goudin, …

SimCity

Blind, disabled, and gay: How one game journalist deals with barriers and prejudice (interview)

Robert Kingett is a gay game journalist. He’s also fully blind in one eye, suffers from cerebral palsy, and stutters. That can make life difficult, and gamers aren’t known as the most welcoming bunch.<p>But disabilities and prejudice haven’t stopped Kingett from playing games (he’s “weirdwriter” on …

My kids are learning to be better people by learning how to code games

It was the snow that brought my kids to coding.<p>The tension between their need to do something so they wouldn’t drive me crazy and my need to not have a day wasted doing something as passive as just playing video games led us to code.org, a page that promises to begin to teach children to code with …

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STAR WARS Original Trilogy - Minimalist Art

Gist – Retro Font from Yellow Design Studio

Gist – Retro Inline Slab Serif Font Family.<p>Yellow Design Studio published the <b>Gist</b> font family recently in 2014. Gist has an inline slab serif …

Gunpoint dev offers a look at stealth space game Heat Signature

Suspicious Developments, the developer behind 2D stealth game <i>Gunpoint</i>, released a video of its upcoming stealth space game, <i>Heat Signature</i>.<p>In <i>Heat Signature</i>, players will attempt to sneak up and board unsuspecting ships. In the video, creator Tom Francis tries his luck with a particularly sensitive …

Old Hollywood Moviestars Made from Layers of Packing Tape

Ukranian-born, Philadelphia-based Mark Khaisman manipulates layers of translucent packing tape on light boxes to produce portraits rich with texture and shading. Khaisman hand-rolls each piece of tape and slowly develops the layers to create depth and detail, adding and removing pieces until the …

Ex-NSA Computer Scientist Creates Tool To Let You Take Back Emails

Virtru, a new email plug-in, could make it a lot easier to send an email securely.<p>We’ve all done it. That horrifying moment when you press “send,” and realize that picture of your face photoshopped into a child’s dinosaur costume went to someone with the same first name as the person who was …