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5 Easy Fixes for Common Posing Mistakes

Small details can make or break the effectiveness of a pose when photographing couples. Here’s a 6-minute video in which wedding photographers Sara …

Sitting

Act Now Before Your Flickr Account Is Transferred

Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug, and the official date for the switchover is looming. Here is why now might be the time to back up everything, …

Social Media

Bauhaus Table Lamps

The Bauhaus Table Lamp embodies the essential idea that form follows function, as espoused by the influential Bauhaus school. Originally designed by …

Furniture

May 1968: The Posters That Inspired a Movement

The uprisings that took hold of France in May 1968 provided a blueprint for the kind of widespread social unrest capable of unifying students and …

Posters

Original Fonts

Typography

These Are The Coolest Passport Stamps in the World

<i>TPG</i> recently shared his personal favorite passport stamp, acquired in Easter Island.<p>After oohing and ahh-ing over the design, it got us thinking: …

Border Crossings

Creative Imposter Syndrome: How Do You Get Over It?

Imposter syndrome can be especially prevalent among creatives–In/Visible Talks.com’s Arianna Orland knows firsthand. Here’s how she works through it.<p>As a self-taught designer, I’ve often felt like a creative imposter. The label “creative professional,” and even more so esteemed “creative director” …

Creativity

This Data Viz Site Makes College Hunting Way Less Miserable

The college search can be a long slog. But thanks to the site Data USA, you can arm yourself with reliable data from government sources.<p>The college hunt process is not only time-consuming and expensive–it’s super stressful, for parents and students alike. Finding reliable information about …

College & University

This Photographer Caught a Bird That Caught a Shark That Caught a Fish

Florida-based fine-art nature photographer Doc Jon was walking along a beach earlier this month when he captured a once-in-a-lifetime photo showing …

Nature Photography

Czech Book Covers of the 1920's and 1930's

<b>The Book:</b><br>Karel Čapek <i><br>R.U.R.</i><p><b>Book Design:</b><br>Book cover design by František Muzika for <i>R.U.R.</i> by Karel Čapek. Praha, František Borovy, 1935.<p><b>Design …

Books

Font psychology: What the posters for Netflix’s top shows can teach us

When the day is done and you get to finally settle down for some sacred Netflix and chill time, how do you decide what show to watch?<p>There is no shortage of options to choose from on Netflix. I can’t count how many times I’ve sat there staring at the rows and rows of shows with no clue where to …

Typography

Introduction To Hand Lettering

Interested in hand lettering? Watch the Introduction to Hand Lettering video tutorial, to get started. Plus learn about the best paper and pens or …

Calligraphy

17 Lighting Recipes to Remember for Portrait Photos

At the WPPI wedding and portrait photography conference and expo this year, photographer Trevor Dayley taught this 1-hour class titled “17 Fast, …

Photography

Photos of KFC Fried Chicken as Fiery Explosions

Here’s something that’s strange yet creative. KFC Hong Kong wanted to promote its Hot & Spicy fried chicken, so the ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong …

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More

Faced with the question, “who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?,” I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, “in respect to …

Graphic Design Series Shows Which Fonts Your Favorite Logos Use

Unless you’re a dedicated design geek, you probably can’t recognize the fonts used in the logos of some of the most recognizable companies in the …

Graphic Design

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.<p>In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Iconic bridges, opulent railway terminals, and …

Urban Design

Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen: ‘We are each our own worst critic’

The clinical psychologist’s new book studies the negative effects and benefits of social anxiety in the age of social media<p><b>Ellen Hendriksen</b> <b>is a clinical psychologist, regular contributor to Scientific American and host of the award-winning podcast</b> <b>The Savvy Psychologist</b><b>. Her new book about social</b> …

Mental Health

Learn the Science That Makes Camera Sensors Work

It's easy to take for granted the fact that our camera sensors somehow translate light into digital data that is eventually reconstructed as a …

Solar Panels

Midcentury Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA

A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture. This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the …

Mid-Century modern

A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries

In the 1580s, the adventurous son of a Dutch innkeeper found himself on a ship sailing from Lisbon to India. Newly employed by the archbishop of Goa, Jan Huygen van Linschoten was headed to the capital of the <i>Estado da India Portuguesa</i>—the Portuguese State of India—from where the European power …

India

This Experimental Typeface Cleverly Combines Braille With the Latin Alphabet

Exploring the limits of type design, Tokyo-based designer Kosuke Takahashi has developed Braille Neue, an attempt to combine Braille with the English …

Awareness

Contributed by Sang-Jin Lee<i><br>License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>An editorial project in response to The Crystal Goblet by Beatrice Ward. In The Crystal …

Typography

Letter Design Library Collects Beautiful Vintage Types For Your Inspiration

<b>Are you in need</b> of some vintage type inspiration? ‘The Art of Letter Design’ on Tumblr might just help you out.<p><b>The library is a treasure trove</b> of …

Sony a7 III Review: An Elite Camera with a Friendly Price Tag

I recently had the opportunity to test the Sony a7 III thanks to the generosity of Glenn Wenfield from Sony North America. Since this is a camera …

33 photos that show why everyone misses Obama

Former President Barack Obama has been living the dream ever since he left office more than a year ago.<p>From vacationing in exotic locations, to sitting for his official portrait, to negotiating a Netflix deal, Obama has been making the most of his post-presidency — and it's hard not to feel a …

The White House

34 Brilliant Graphic Design and Paper Ads From the '60s

From the likes of Paul Rand and Bob Gill, here are the vintage graphic design ads from Print magazine, circa 1960s.

The Graphic Design Work of Henri Matisse

<b>This is the first in a series of unexpected designers.</b>Recently one of my grad students told me how the renowned artist Henri Matisse was hired by the …

Henri Matisse

A Landscape Shooter’s Guide to Back Button Focus and Hyperfocal Distance

Want to learn how to shoot tack-sharp landscape photos? Photographer Dave Morrow made this solid 27-minute guide that teaches his personal focusing …

Landscape Photography