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Winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014

The winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014 were just announced! UK landscape photographer Greg Whitton nabbed the top prize with his stunning image of light hitting the Southern Highlands in Iceland. It was taken during a six-day wild camping trip in Iceland with four other …

Landscape Photography

Surreal Paintings of Whimsical Hybrid Creatures by Jacek Yerka

Polish artist Jacek Yerka has the ability to transform ordinary concepts into incredibly imaginative, surreal scenes, as he demonstrates in his paintings of extraordinary creatures. With vivid colors and lush details, Yerka brings to life whimsical beasts that inhabit worlds filled with fantasy and …

Art

Top 8 Project Management Plugins For WordPress

Staying organized is one of the most important things you can do when running a business. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, skip …

Five new albums to try this week: Smashing Pumpkins, Africa Express and more

Stream the week’s new releases, from Abdullah Ibrahim’s jazz piano to Africa Express’ latest, and let us know what you’ll be listening to<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Billy Corgan and his former bandmates will always have to live with the knowledge that they inspired the early 00s emo genre – and this new …

Watch A 5-Part Series On The History Of Video Game Graphics

This pixelated flashback takes you from Pong to Call Of Duty.<p>Stuart Brown‘s five part YouTube series–where one episode is being released every day this week–takes viewers through the evolution of video game graphics, starting with the most rudimentary games of the 1970s up through today.<p>What makes …

The Extraordinarily Useful WordPress Hacks You Probably Haven’t Used as Yet

Now, as “everyday” as WordPress may have become – for the fact that every second or third website you come across is powered by WordPress – there are …

24 Of Design’s Most Important Principles, Animated

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.<p>Animated by Toronto-based art director and motion designer …

This Atlas Maps Prejudice, Not Places

Americans think the French have smelly armpits. Swedes think Germans make bad cars. Here are the narrow-minded and hilarious ways that people around the world envision the map of Europe.<p>When he was growing up in communist Bulgaria, graphic designer Yanko Tsvetkov became obsessed with maps. Atlases …

The Wonderful World Of Whiskey, In One Boozy Chart

Now available from Pop Chart Lab, the Many Varieties of Whiskey print aims to chart the guiding lights of the whiskey world with the Brooklyn-based company’s customary aplomb. It categorizes and distills (forgive the pun) each type of whiskey down into groups, from scotch to bouron to single malt …

Where Does The Internet Get Its Energy? Tech Companies’ Power Sources, Visualized

In addition to running its own operations, Amazon’s servers power some of the most coveted real estate on the web; Netflix, Pinterest, Spotify, and …

Renewable Energy

Erasing Bad Memories: Wiping Out Unconscious Traces Is Possible

Bad memories are not only part of our conscious mind, they also leave a trace in our unconscious. But now, new research shows that actively trying to …

Ex-New York Times Writer Develops An App To Get Busy People Reading More

In Dickens’s day, serialized novels were all the rage. Rooster aims to revive that trend, making it easier than ever to find good books (and the time to read them).<p>In the age of abbrevs., sitting down to read a novel can feel like gearing up for a marathon, no matter how much you love books. The …

Photojojo Shows You How to Make a Cool DIY Pocket Portfolio

Sometimes it’s the small details of our photographic endeavors that bring meaning to our work, which is why we love this fun, creative mini-portfolio …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

155 Logos by Sergey Barabei

Logo Collection.<p>Sergey Barabei is a Russian graphic designer specializing in art direction, branding, and web design. This amazing logo collection …

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Design

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

This Metroid mod for Spelunky is beyond surreal

This mod for <i>Spelunky</i> is messing with my head. It's a mashup of two games which each have a highly specific, distinct gameplay feel. I almost can't …

Metroid

11 Amazing Photos Of Really Terrible Weather

There’s nothing like a massive storm to make you feel like a powerless speck at the mercy of nature and its temper tantrums. The fear of thunder and lightning storms–astraphobia–is among the 10 most common phobias in the United States.<p>Far less prevalent is the kind of lust for extreme weather seen …

Your Brain On Audio Books: Distracted, Forgetful, And Bored

Of all the ways to enjoy a book, minds wander most when we’re listening to someone else read it.<p>With so much focus in the publishing world on e-books, you might have missed the recent explosion in the popularity of audio books. They’ve become a billion-dollar industry with huge annual sales growth, …

Audiobooks

Radiohead’s New App: Even Stranger Than Thom Yorke

Available for iPhone and Android, the Polyfauna app takes the band’s 2011 album and brings it to life as a strange, trippy ecosystem of color and sound.<p>In listening to Radiohead’s eighth album, 2011’s <i>The King Of Limbs</i>, Stan Donwood, a veteran cover artist and a visual collaborator with the band …

Radiohead

10 Scientific Insights That Could Make You A Better Designer

Insights from fields such as behavioral economics and cognitive psychology can help designers build better products. Here, Nikki Pfarr of Artefact shows how.<p>In the design world, the term “persuasive design” tends to be met with a mix of intrigue, skepticism, and occasionally repugnance. (Doesn’t …

Study: Good Design Is Good For Business

Here at Co.Design, we’re constantly singing the praises of design-driven businesses. But “good design” can seem subjective and nebulous. Worse, it can be difficult to quantify how much design really impacts a company’s bottom line.<p>A new analysis by the Design Management Institute, a Boston-based …

Infographic: 80 Designs That Changed The World

<i>World of Warcraft</i>, an online lootfest that pits dwarves against demons, is the world’s most popular MMO. According to a graphic charting the 80 most important designs since 1983, it’s also, apparently, a paragon of design.<p>Ziba, a Portland-based design consultancy, asked staff members to think back …

The Art Of Whining: Top Designers Visualize Their Biggest Complaints

In a new poster exhibition curated by Steven Heller, top artists and designers from Milton Glaser to Lawrence Weiner unleash their inner haters, celebrating how complaining leads to innovation.<p>Next time someone tells you to “quit your whining,” point them to the Wolfsonian Museum’s upcoming …

Why Conflict Makes For Better Design

“Conflict and Design,” the Seventh Design Triennial in Flanders, highlights 60 socially responsible designs and shows that conflict may actually be a driving force for innovation.<p>“The most important ability that a designer can bring to his work,” Victor Papanek wrote in his seminal book, <i>Design for</i> …

From Google Ventures: 5 Rules For Writing Great Interface Copy

John Zeratsky gives pointers on the importance of crafting those little bits of text in the UI design of software products.<p>For many technology companies, design is mysterious. So when I work with startups, I try to demystify design by talking about processes and skills. The idea is: Design is not a …