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Why Harley Quinn is a far more dynamic character than the Joker

<i>Anghus Houvouras on why Harley Quinn is a far more dynamic character than the Joker…</i><p>The Joker.<p>The most iconic comic book villain in the history of …

25 Top Web Design Summer Freebies

Don’t miss the<b> top web design Summer freebies</b> of the year! You should definitely download these and store them in your freebies collection for later …

Playing with Ligatures - Photoshop Tutorials

Last week I posted a couple articles on typography, more precisely ligatures, and despite the fact I have never been a huge fan of this style it is …

How to turn your dopey idea into something great

At the memorial for his recently departed friend, Jony Ive recounted how he and Steve Jobs shared delicate new — and sometimes crazy — ideas in the pursuit of making something great.<p><i>“Steve used to say to me — and he used to say this a lot — ’Hey Jony, here’s a dopey idea.’ And sometimes they were.</i> …

Make It On Mobile: Ideas Flow in Illustrator Draw

Dmitriy Pogorelov works with watercolors. He begins with black ink and paper, and lets his ideas run off the page. But what starts as a project …

Zaha Hadid: A complete list of unbuilt designs

Unbuilt, unrealized, and in-progress designs from the late architect's unfolding legacy<p>The architects at her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, played key roles creating many of her masterpieces, as well as scores of forthcoming projects across the globe. After consulting with Zaha Hadid Architects, …

Skyscrapers

Wall Decoration Ideas, Photo Wall: How to Create, Organize, and Hang a Gallery Wall

So, you want to create a gallery wall in your home? We don't blame you—gallery walls are Pinterest gold and when done well are like a grown-up version of your middle-school mood board: a collage of photos and artwork that represent your personality, style, and experiences. This may seem like a …

A 24-Year-Old Redesigns Shakespeare For A New Generation

Penguin tapped 24-year-old artist Manuja Waldia to give its new Shakespeare editions a new look.<p>The themes of Shakespeare’s plays are timeless, but one thing’s for sure: the paperback covers ain’t. So for its latest edition of Shakespeare paperbacks, Penguin imprint Pelican wanted to do something a …

You couldn't make up a politician like Donald Trump, says man behind House of Cards

Lord Dobbs, creator of House of Cards, says what goes on in politics in real life is unbelievable at times<p>It is, as the saying goes, beyond parody.<p>With Donald Trump’s promising to build a wall separating Mexico form the United States and boasting about his virility during televised debates, it has …

6 World-Changing Inventions You've Been Crediting To The Wrong Person

The Wright Brothers Weren’t First In Flight<p>Famous inventors Orville (left) and Wilbur Wright. Image Sources: Wikimedia Commons.<p><b>Why They Got Credit</b><p>The …

Cardio Exercises For Guys That Hate Running

You’re standing in front of the mirror searching for any signal that says you’re getting leaner. Instead, you’re likely grabbing at that those extra few pounds that have gathered around your lower abdomen thinking about running a distance you’re already dreading. Because, well, cardio workouts tend …

Workouts

This is the best Batman comic ever

A look at a comic that touched on everything that makes Batman great<p>I've read a lot of Batman comics over the years.<p>If you sort my personal collection of more than 1,000 comics alphabetically by title, you'll be nearly halfway through before you make it past the 'B's. It's one of the first things …

Detective Comics

Watch: How To Create An Instant Color Palette From A Picture In Under 20 Seconds

<b>YouTube</b> channel Graphic Design Basics offers a quick and hassle-free tutorial for creating a eye-catching, instant color palette from your favorite …

Photography Archives

June 23, 2018<p>Designer Builds Fully-Functional Hasselblad Camera Entirely From LEGO<p>When a creative person gets their hands on LEGO bricks, there are endless possibilities to what they could design. In the past, we’ve seen designers recreate famous landmarks in miniature, sculpt animal forms, and …

Cherry Blossom

More Than 8,400 Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA's Apollo Moon Landings

Nearly half a century ago, NASA took one giant leap for mankind with the Apollo program, which landed 12 men on the moon on nine missions between 1968 and 1972. The astronauts were equipped with Hasselblad medium-format cameras and instructed to take photos that have remained largely unseen by the …

Build A Bigger Chest

Here’s one of the most common fitness questions I get:<p>“<i>How do I build a bigger chest?</i>”<p>Then I ask for their current upper-body workout and they proceed to tell me about their barbell and machine potpourri, how they constantly train to failure, and, oh, how they finish every workout with a protein …

Muscle

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Time Management

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese …

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

First look preview of Marvel's Karnak #1

Ahead of its release this October, Marvel has revealed an early preview of issue #1 of its ‘All-New, All-Different’ series <b>Karnak</b>; check it out here …

Rick Remender's Tokyo Ghost Has Sci-Fi Social Commentary and Sick Motorbikes

The Uncanny Avengers writer teams with the artist of The Wake.<p>Rick Remender is one of the best known names in comics today. If you want a comic with …

Interview: Beautifully Haunting Scenes Full of Mysterious Visual Tales

There is a mystery that begs to be solved within Andrea Peipe's visual tales. Shooting in the German landscapes around Munich, the photographer fills her audience with emotive pieces that evoke a deep sense of wanderlust and offer a connection to nature through the use of vast fields and forests as …

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Gorgeous Macro Photos Detail the Beauty of Alien-Like Carnivorous Plants

Through macro photography, Joni Niemel is able to capture the minuscule beauty of things that we might normally miss. The Finnish photographer has recently turned an eye towards the carnivorous plant Drosera, which is more commonly known as a “Sundew” – a moniker referring to the droplets that …

10 Easter Eggs You Missed In Marvel's Ant-Man

Marvel’s smallest hero reached the big screen this past Friday and is the twelfth Marvel Studios movie (of the twelve they’ve released) to debut at …

Awe-Inspiring Opera Houses Seen From The Stage

The flamboyant architecture of opera houses is meant to match the drama of the performances they hold. These structures, many of which are hundreds of years old, put attendees in a state of awe before the show even starts. Even today, when we can go to any ugly movie theater and watch hours of 3-D …

Film,Culture,Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,Ben Affleck,Superhero movies,Film industry,Comics and graphic novels,Jesse Eisenberg,Science fiction and fantasy,DC Comics,Amy Adams,Batman,Superman<p>A mech-suited Batman, Wonder Woman without her tiara and Lex Luthor with the barnet of a 1990s …

Ben Affleck

Dreamy Animal Illustrations Come to Life through an Energetic Brushstroke Style

Illustrator Amy Hamilton employs both digital and traditional tools to create dreamy designs that take inspiration from nature. In order to create the graceful softness that is displayed in each illustration, Hamilton utilizes conventional instruments such as graphite, gouache (thickened, opaque …

Five unusual Android launchers to spruce up your phone

One of the benefits of Android’s openness is that many of its parts can be replaced by third party apps and services. One of those parts is the …