Tahmid Chowdhury

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11 Times Painted Floors Were Totally Worth the Risk

A pop of color or pattern adds a welcome (if not daring) surprise underfoot.<p>A pop of color or pattern adds a welcome (if not daring) surprise underfoot.

Rejected Book Covers by Tom Haugomat

A small collection of rejected proposals for diverse book covers created by French illustrator Tom Haugomat.<p>It’s quite usual that you have to create …

Beautiful Maps Of All The Trees, Sprawl, and Corn In the U.S.

Get a new, fascinating perspective on the shape of America.<p>A surprisingly big chunk of the U.S.–an area almost as big as Montana, or 91 million acres–is covered in corn. As a research fellow studying corn as a commodity crop, Michael Pecirno mapped out all of the cornfields in the country, and that …

Geometric Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama | Colossal

<p>Working with precisely cut 1/8″ pieces of laser-cut mahogany plywood, Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates densely layered wood relief …

Animated Typographic Architecture Is A Design Nerd’s Dream

Elaborate typography + fantasy architecture + GIFs + clever logo design = German creative firm Deepblue Networks latest promotional campaign and a design nerd’s complete breakfast. The firm collaborated with illustrator and graphic designer Florian Schommer of Hamburg-based Kjosk Collective to …

Graphic Design

Fiber Optic Lights Turn a Bathroom Floor into Starry Night Sky

Have you ever wanted to add some serious sparkle to your boring bathroom floor? Well, now you can. An Instructables member named Baldr turned their restroom tile into looking like a starry night sky, and they tell you how to do it, too! Using materials like fiber-optic lights, tile, and grout, …

Home Ownership

Penrose Triangle Inspiration

The Abduzeedo logo is heavily inspired by the Penrose Triangle and of course the Star Trek logo. The Penrose Triangle is indeed one of the biggest …

Retrowave – Short 80s Style Animation by Florian Renner

Retrowave, a short 80s style promo animation created in Cinema 4D by Florian Renner.<p>Florian Renner is a German freelance designer working in the …

Breathtaking Frozen Bubbles Look Like Elegant Glass Ornaments

Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals. The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series <i>Life in a Bubble</i>, look …

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

Feathr launches wallpaper by tattooists, graffiti artists and surfwear designers

Finnish studio Feathr has launched its first wallpaper collection with designs by artists that specialise in disciplines such as surfwear design and …

Photographer Stumbles Upon an Australian Salt Mine and Captures Alien Landscapes

The images in photographer Emma Phillips‘ ‘Salt‘ series may look like they were captured in desolate polar regions of the world, but they actually …

The Best Design Books Of 2014

From tomes of taxidermy design and rock album covers to Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design back in print, 2014 produced some gems.<p>In the world of art, architecture, and design books, 2014 produced an embarrassment of riches. There were a few much-lauded reissues of old-school but still vitally relevant …

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2014

Plus: The year’s top essays and stories on branding<p>Great branding is more than a logo. It’s more than a list of acceptable fonts, too, or even some 100-page PDF containing everything from measurements on proper margins to deep verb-subject-adjective explorations on writing the proper “voice.” Great …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

26 Modern Calendars for 2015

The CMYK Color Swatch Calendar 2015, by Peter von Freyhold, comes with 371 daily strips (already perforated), each with their exact CMYK values. As …

Web Design: Awesome Presentations

Surfing the web we often get to see some pretty awesome layouts, showing off products and services in amazing ways. Huge pictures, great sliders, …

Moroccan Style Interior Design

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Mimar Interiors<p>Much of what can be described as Moroccan interior design has its origins in Moorish architecture.<p>2 |<br>• Designer: Mimar …

An Interactive Map Of Manhattan’s Mega Urban Expansion

It’s hard to believe that, just 200 years ago, Manhattan was largely farmland. Today, it’s one of the densest areas in the world.<p>Urbanlayers puts this rapid expansion into perspective. It’s a sharply rendered, interactive map by Morphocode that can squeeze hundreds of years of rapid urban …

Zaha Hadid’s Latest Work Is A Beautiful Research Center In Cambodia

Star architect Zaha Hadid’s proposal for a genocide research center and memorial park in Cambodia has been approved and conceptual images revealed.<p>A departure from her usual hyper-modern work, the Sleuk Rith Institute will be constructed with timber, and is devoid of the usual sharp, dramatic …

Logo Design: Skylines

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Meticulously Hand-Squeezed Dots of Paint Form Intricate Circular Patterns

Although New York-based artist Shigeno Ichimura's intricately patterned mixed-media creations look like they were produced mechanically, each individual dot of paint was in fact squeezed out by the artist's own hands in a meticulous, exacting process. The dots, painted one-by-one with systemic …

Art

Eye-Catching Geometric Tape Murals Seen on the Streets of Los Angeles

It can be hard for a street artist to stand out in a bustling city like Los Angeles that's filled with amazing graffiti, but 20-year-old Gustavo Fuentes (a.k.a. Flkz) manages to shine with his incredibly unique, eye-catching murals made out of painter's tape. Without the aid of straightedges, …

Murals

Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth of rich infographics produced today is nothing …

Infographics

Paper Folding Artworks

Last June Google introduced Material Design, their new design language which is pretty cool. The inspiration behind the project was developed by …

The Circle Closed: Woodcut Series by Eduard Horn

“The Circle Closed”, an experimental portrait woodcut series by Eduard Horn.<p>Eduard Horn is a Münster, Germany based visual artist. His creative …

How Idiocracy’s Stupid Corporate Logos Were Designed

Mike Judge’s sadly overlooked comedy <i>Idiocracy</i> is teeming with imaginary logos from a distant future in which stupidity has become the status quo, and brands run the gamut from the FedSexxx to Brawndo.<p>Those logos were designed by graphic designer Ellen Lampl, who tells Trivia Happy that her work as …

Graphic Design

Amazing Pixelated Portraits Made Out of Carefully Arranged Paint Swatches

At first, these pixelated artworks seem computer generated. In fact, they are actually handcrafted pieces created by San Francisco-based visual artist Peter Combe. Each work involves meticulously arranged paint swatches organized into detailed portraits.<p>In his work, the artist plays with light and …

Visual Art

Cool Painting Ideas That Turn Walls And Ceilings Into A Statement

We think of walls as blank canvases waiting to be filled with color to come alive. How would you make that happen? And forget for a second the usual …