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Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>Welcome back to our three-part series on becoming better listeners. In the previous installment, …

How to Be a Good Listener | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>As part of earning my bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications I elected to take SPC …

Conversation Skills: Asking Good Questions | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>As this series on listening comes to a close (see part 1 and part 2), we should consider a few …

Wild Powerpoint Presentation Templates

The Wild Powerpoint Presentation template, a stylish set of 304 unique slides, infographics, charts, maps, double exposure effects, and many more!<p>No, …

Infographics

50 Design Terms Explained Simply For Non-Designers – Learn

<i>Getting thrown into the world of graphic design can sometimes feel like learning a new language.</i><p>Kerning, tracking, warm colors, cool colors, CMYK, …

10 Color Inspiration Secrets Only Designers Know About

<i>“Color: what a deep and mysterious language!”</i>[1] Specific hues can provoke different emotions, associations, and responses that affect how your brand …

Graphic Design

40 books every graphic designer will want for Christmas

Looking for present ideas for the designer in your life? Something good to read is always a great solution to your gift-giving dilemma – and the …

Abduzeedo Happy Holidays Art in Illustrator and Photoshop

One of the best ways to learn is by practicing and trying to recreate styles and effects that you like. We have been doing this here on Abduzeedo …

Graphics

Hilarious Cynicism Conveyed Through Minimalist Illustrations

In this digital age, using smartphones, deciphering icons, and clicking “like” have become second nature. It's inevitable that our minds might begin to apply these many technological trends to everyday life. In his series called <i>Cinismo Ilustrado (Cynicism Illustrated)</i>, illustrator and designer …

Minimalism

Phonebloks Concept by Motorola

Motorola Phonebloks.<p>Did you hear about the Phonebloks concept by Motorola? This modular smartphone concept was originally conceived by Dave Hakkens …

19-Year-Old Artist Explores How Appearance Affects Identity

For some people, maintaining a positive body image can be a lifelong challenge. In a series of complex paintings called <i>Skin</i>, 19-year-old photographer & mixed media artist Rosanna Jones explores how body image–whether positive or negative–can unconsciously affect identity.<p>The project was inspired by …

Art

Revealing "Before I Die" Art Project Goes Global

Back in 2011, we first wrote about Candy Chang's powerful interactive art project “Before I Die” where she painted a side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood of New Orleans with chalkboard paint and then stenciled in the words, “Before I die I want to ___.” Anyone who happened to pass by …

New Orleans

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler | Colossal

<p>Artist Robert Wechsler (previously) was recently commissioned by the <i>The New Yorker</i> to create a series of coin sculptures for their October 14th …

Handmade Lego Inspired Wooden Art Toys by Thibaut Malet

Wooden Art Toys<p>Thibaut MALET is a French interior and furniture designer currently based in Montreal QC, Canada. He created a series of handmade …

Lego

Semet Brand Identity by Mohd Almousa

Semet Interactive – Identity.<p>Nice use of colors, beautiful graphic shapes, and a modern logotype – these are just some matching characteristics of …

Flat Logo Designs by Erfan Talimi

Stunning Flat Logos.<p>Here is some eye candy for your inspiration! Erfan Talimi is a Hamburg, Germany based graphic designer who loves to experiment …

Beautiful LEGO: A Book About the Art of LEGO by Mike Doyle | Colossal

<p>There are those of us who regard LEGO bricks as a nostalgic toy from childhood, while others might still occasionally assemble kits as a hobby or …

Articles about young designers display milan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.<p>Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84. Photographer Leslie Williamson got an exclusive...<p>In our annual roundup of exciting talents …

Design

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

Green Roofs

Gravity-Defying 1,000-Pound Steel Table

While London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has become fairly well-known for his magical light installations, it is his newest gravity-defying sculptural piece that has caught the eye of art aficionados. The <i>Poised Table</i> may seem like a physical impossibility, but, due to very careful mathematical …

Furniture

Phonebloks: The Phone Design Dream - The Fox Is Black

As Apple released its iPhone 5C last week, buyers had the opportunity to personalize their phone unlike never before. <i>Five</i> color variations as opposed …

Stunning Illustrations by Mojo Wang

Creative Illustrations.<p>Mojo Wang is a senior desginer and freelance illustrator based in Shanghai, China. Below you can find a small selection of his …

3D Monopoly: New York Edition

Though the majority of our game-playing time these days is spent staring solitarily at our smartphones moving pixelated candy, nothing quite beats a good old-fashioned board game. While a game like Monopoly is a classic, the newly unveiled 3D New York Edition offers a premium version packed with …

New York City

Funny Illustrations: If Animals and Objects Could Talk

Graphic designer David Olenick gives a window into another world with these humorous illustrations that show us what would happen if objects and animals could talk. The clever works feature everything from a cup of coffee smugly saying, “I own you” to a seemingly happy cat sinisterly proclaiming, …

Snowman

The Hilariously Creative Beards of Incredibeard

San Francisco-based facial hair enthusiast Isaiah Webb is <i>Incredibeard</i>, a simple man with an extraordinary mission to grow out his beard and shape it into unique designs. The 29-year-old creatively transforms his manly tuft of hair into some truly bizarre works of art. From constructing a bowl for …

Beards

iPhone 5s: meet the geeks and geniuses behind the new Apple devices

Apple has launched its new iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c. But who are the engineers and visionaries behind the new technology in these devices?<p>Apple is notoriously protective of its employees and the inner workings of its research and development teams are highly secretive.<p>However, examining …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …