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The Most Valuable Photography Tips Ever - Results of a Social Media Survey

I recently asked the following question on social media: “What was the most valuable photography tip you ever received?” Needless to say, I received …

Legato: Cabinets with a Personality

Swedish design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune designed this series of candy colored cabinets for Casamania to have a soft and friendly appearance and a …

Furniture

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

UI Design

Payment Apps Are Quickly Changing How We Transfer Money To Each Other, And Around The World

This is especially true in the context of peer-to-peer payment transactions. These include money transfers between friends and family, international remittances, and even fees and wages paid to independent workers. Globally, the market is well over $1 trillion.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

Printing

Pinterest Wants To Sell Ads For $2 Million

Not only that, Pinterest is planning to charge between $30 and $40 for 1,000 views (CPM) of its promoted pins, which would push a given product into users' Pinterest feeds.<p>That's even higher than the ~$20 CPM top publishers like CNN and CBS reportedly charge for an online video commercial, a …

The Greatest Living Animation Director Explains Why He's Retiring

In a rare interview, Hayao Miyazaki talks about why his latest movie The Wind Rises — which is opening with an English-language version in the U.S. this weekend — is also his last.<p>When <i>The Simpsons</i> paid tribute to animation legend Hayao Miyazaki in January, the video quickly went viral, becoming the …

Articles about coffee break san francisco’s saint frank on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space...<p>It’s that time of year again when the art and design communities come together to admire artful creations presented by 45...<p>We recently spent some time exploring the FOG …

3 Reasons Why Co-Making Is The Future Of Branding

The explosive success of the Taco bell Doritos Locos Taco shows that it’s time for brands to collaborate to create real breakthroughs.<p>Eleven of the most notable technology brands in the world–Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, Cisco, HP, Oracle, SAP, Dell, and Adobe–together filed more then …

'New' Ice Cream Packaging Technology is Not New, at All

Is the <i>Huffington Post</i> written and edited by teenagers? I was surprised to see, making the social media rounds, an article touting a "new" packaging …

Ice Cream

Japanese Poster Artists: Cherry Blossom and Asceticism - The Fox Is Black

Having grown up in Switzerland, those that know me are no stranger to my fondness of the country. Those that know me also know of my relentless …

This Twitter Logo Redesign Takes Simplicity Too Far

Simple, flat digital design is in, but you can take those things too far. Case in point: this conceptual makeover of Twitter’s cheery blue bird.<p>First launched in 2010, Twitter’s icon–a cheery blue bird–has become an important part of the micro-blogging service’s visual identity. At a time when …

How Designing Something Into the Shape of an Animal Can Actually Improve Human Health, and Why You Shouldn't Put Condoms on Broomsticks

Design can sometimes make all the difference in very unpredictable ways. A case in point: Utility is one thing, but it was a change in design that …

Public Health

Create amazing geometric illustrations in Photoshop

Here's what you'll create (click to enlarge)<p>There are thousands of brilliant Photoshop tutorials around to help you master the photo editing …

Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy

The book suggestion of this week is about typography, more precisely, about hand-lettering and calligraphy. The book is titled Hand to Type: Scripts, …

Typography

Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop

I have been playing more with simple stencil style logos in my spare time, especially because it requires a lot of practice and attention to detail. …

Graphics

Atype - Craft Typography

Continuing our focus on featuring craft projects we bring to you "Atype" - a beautiful project that mixes typography and paper craft. The project was …

Graphic Design

Orée Touch Slab Trackpad - The Fox Is Black

As a person who’s quite interested in wabi-sabi, the idea of the beauty that exists in things that have aged naturally, the Orée Touch Slab is quite …

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

UnCasted Cast

It’s bad enough that you have broken your arm and have to be out of action for almost three to four weeks; you also have to endure an unsightly cast. …

When to Stop Being a Photographer and Start Being a Photo Editor

At some point, every photo shoot comes to an end. Every portrait session, cookbook shoot, family vacation, ad campaign, college graduation, wedding, …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Musket, Snickles, ...

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Painted Gradients Create Shocking Illusions of Space

These everyday scenes don't seem that exciting until the actual behind-the-scenes process is revealed. In his work, London-based photographer Benedict Morgan creates all kinds of optical illusions. This series, entitled <i>Painted Stripes</i>, features two photographs that will have viewers automatically …

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper | Colossal

<p>This accomplished king cobra designed by Ronald Koh was recently folded by origami artist Matthieu Georger from a single piece of specially treated …

Luxi Light Meter

After a very successful round of crowd-funding earlier this spring, the Luxi light meter—created by Extrasensory Devices—is ready for users. A small diffusion dome that fits securely over the front-facing camera, Luxi easily turns any iPhone 5 or 4/4S into a portable incident light meter. When …

Calligraphy Every Day by Jackson Alves

The only way to learn anything is by practicing. The more you practice and exercise, more you become aware of the subtleties of what you are working …

Typography

Appareo Worn Vintage Font Family by Kimmy Design

Appareo Worn Serif Type Family.<p>Often you can find the beauty in the imperfection. So it is with this distressed typeface. <b>Appareo</b> is a sans serif font …

An Artist Finds Government Censorship In Google Earth

Censored government sites makes an artist question our view on the world–in reality, and in pretty, loaded pixels.<p>Artist Mishka Henner was trawling Google Earth when his cursor passed over a strange sight. A pixellated, mosaic-like pattern cut clear across his screen, disrupting the lush country …

BlinkDrink Turns Your iPhone Into A Boozy Light Show

Just don’t spill that Old Fashioned on your new phone.<p>Bar culture has been a bit ruined by phones. Whereas we used to have the “sports bar” designation for drinking establishments filled with screens, the iPhone has made every bar into an email bar, a Twitter bar, an Instagram bar, and a “pretend …

Concerts

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as …