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100 Years Of Amazing Tattoo Designs

From patriotic emblems to disposable fashion statements, tattoos have long embodied the values of our cultural moments.<p>Much to the chagrin of some longtime tattoo aficionados, the ancient art of ink is no longer as edgy and counterculture as it once was. Celebrities like David Beckham and Angelina …

Body Art

Take a peek at the new version of OS X, El Capitan

Named after a giant granite cliff in Yosemite National Park, Apple’s latest version of OS X looks pretty good, with new ways to manage windows and better performance. Most importantly, it’s now easy to mute annoying audio in open browser windows!<p>Unveiled during the Monday morning keynote at Apple’s …

A Designer’s Guide To Setting The Mood With Lines

Want to imbue an air of refinement with a single brushstroke? Rikard Rodin, who blogs at Zeven Design, put together a handy little infographic on how designers can use lines to set the mood, drawing from the “mood lines” in the book <i>Landscape Architecture</i> by John Ormsbee Simonds.<p>In graphic design, …

Graphic Design

The Urban Dictionary Of Design Slang

Here are all the designer terms you need to know, as well as quite a few most designers would love to never hear again.<p>Joining the ranks of any profession is the same as committing yourself to learning an entirely new language, most of which is frankly gibberish. (TPS reports, anyone?) Design is no …

Information Architecture

Stunning Product Photography with an iPhone and a Desk Lamp

As I start to get more campaign work via Instagram for product photography, I've found that I need to use every bit of my creative mindset to get the …

Illustrated Poster Highlights 90 of the World's Architectural Achievements

Have you ever wondered what some of the world's greatest architectural achievements are? A new poster titled <i>The Schematics of Structures</i> by the online shop Pop Chart Lab celebrates 90 structural feats from around the world and throughout time. The image is presented as a blueprint-style …

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

Hedcut Illustrations

Individual newspapers and magazines have their unique editorial design, illustration and drawing style that clearly distinguishes them from the …

Wall Street

The best photography magazines on Flipboard

Flipboard is a mobile app that lets you aggregate your favorite content from all over the web and from social media into a nice-looking magazine that …

Doggie dates have come to Tinder!

And they called it puppy love....<p>A new initiative to help rescue dogs find loving homes has come to the popular hookup app, Tinder. Profiles of pups in need of love have popped up on the app and have generated 2,000 matches since the accounts were created last Thursday.<p>"Your doghouse or mine?" one …

Captivating 3-D Scenes Drawn In Just 10 Minutes

Open the 3-D software of your choice. Start with a cube, pane, light source, and camera. Set the timer for 10 minutes. Go. There’s just one goal: Make something beautiful.<p>This is the premise behind Render Sketch Game, a Tumblr-based creative group for any artist who’d like to try their hand at a …

Industrial Chic-wear

The Clamp Series of customizable rings by Drilling Lab translates factory aesthetic into fashion accessory! The designs are produced in a traditional …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

These Beautiful, High-Contrast, Black & White Street Photos are a Testament to Great Composition

Oftentimes it’s the simplest elements that make or break a photograph, setting it apart from the rest for either better or worse. Today, we have for …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

How to Photograph Pets: 16 Tips to Capture the Perfect Shot

Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t …

Redesigning The Bible With Readability In Mind

The goal of the Bibliotheca project is to print a Bible that you’ll want to read cover to cover.<p>The Bible is sometimes called the greatest story ever told. Its typography, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired. Unlike the layout of novels, the layout of the Old and New Testament discourages …

MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past …

‘Note Drawings’ Photo Series Turns City Skylines Into Musical Notation

Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi has created a interesting series of work that combines photography and music to create an experience, rather than only …

MoMA Design Curator Paola Antonelli On The Dark Side Of Design

<i>Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people.–Eds</i><p>Design is not something to be taken lightly. Ask Paola Antonelli, senior architecture and design curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. …

Design

A Lesson In Lighting: An Impressive Demo that Shows You It’s Not About the Gear

It’s not about the camera, it’s about the light. Here to prove that is photographer Miguel Quiles. In the above video, Quiles proves you don’t need …

Presentation Offers Solid Composition Tips and Examples for Street Photographers

Erik Kim is one of the best-known street photographers out there, today. In his continues efforts to shoot and share, Kim has put out the full …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Military

Suspended Machines Exist Only To Keep Themselves From Falling Down

Art!<p>Each one of us is, more or less, a Rube Goldberg machine: an implausible and over-engineered construct of flesh, sinew, brain, and bone that only exists to compensate for the complications caused by being alive at all. The work of San Francisco based sculptor Dan Grayber makes this metaphor for …

Sculpture

Farbraum, a Photographic Project by Nick Frank

Farbraum – Urban everyday objects moved into a new light by extracting colors.<p>“Farbraum” is a photographic project on urban architecture and …

Star Wars Characters Smushed Flat

Star Wars is to the Internet what the hamburger has become to haute chefs: an irresistible, low-brow platform that can be reworked into endless permutations. But haven’t we reached peak Star Wars? Is there any remake or mashup that hasn’t yet been done?<p>“I looked up online and apparently there isn’t …

A Short History Of Typewriter Art

A book documents how typewriters have been used to create astonishing works of graphic art for more than a century.<p>One quality that seems to define humanity isn’t just its compulsion to create art, but to create art in the most impractical ways. For proof, look no further than <i>Typewriter Art: A</i> …

Typography

Nostalgic For Lava Lamps? An Illustrated History Of Interior Design

Designers over at Harvey Water Softeners have created an illustrated guide to the evolution of interior design, covering everything from lava lamps in the ’60s to the Memphis Group’s bold geometric shapes in the ’80s to the Ikea flatpack takeover of the aughts.<p>The accompanying text is best left …

The Inverse Square Law of Light Explained in Simple Terms for Photographers

If the term “inverse square law of light” immediately sets you to hyperventilating as flashbacks of college physics begin playing in your mind’s eye, …