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Inspiration

15 Famous Glasses.

Since movies began, we’ve recognised distinctive people and characters from Hollywood and the entertainment scene. We automatically associate certain styles and looks with specific people. One of the most obvious examples of style is the...

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The five letters I dread seeing in a brief.

As a kid, I was very fond of the word 'wacky' - largely because it featured in the title of my favourite TV shows 'Wacky Races' (if you're too young to remember it - find it on the web, you'll be glad you did). As an adult, I'm less keen. It has some...

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Freakishly amazing LEGO art

We've all played with lego. I love lego, but the extent of my designs are block houses and block cars... anything block really. However, artist Nathan Sawaya, also known as “Brick Artist" has taken LEGO art to a whole new level! His recent...

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Chaotic storage. Inside Amazon's warehouse.

If you're the worlds largest online retailer, you take hoarding to a whole new level! Especially when you have over 137 million customers per week and a GDP larger than half of the countries in the world. If you need that last minute gift or a new...

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News

Hey, sugar. Is John Lewis' Christmas ad too treacly?

Could they have been the most expensive two minutes in advertising history? Well, if they weren’t, they certainly weren’t far off. Last Saturday during X Factor - and therefore requiring the sign-off from pop mogul Simon Cowell himself -...

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Features

Meet the Creative Director, Dominic Williams of Fat Media

Tell us a bit about you Dom... I’m a Liverpool lad who studied Fine Art at Uni, but then got interested in digital in the process. Straight from graduating in 1998 I joined an ISP which gave me my foundation in all things internet, then went...

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Adobe Illustrator Freebie - Vector Cupcakes

Every month Layerform.com tries its best to give back to the design community, whether that be through a .PSD, .PDF Tutorial or in this case, a set of FREE Vector Cupcakes made in Adobe Illustrator. With plenty of detail these illustrations would...

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Inspiration

Star Wars invades paintings of Thomas Kinkade

I love Star Wars. I love art. I love when Star wars and art clash! Like this genius work by Jeff Bennett entitled “Wars on Kinkade". Bennett uses the art of Thomas Kinkade who,at the time of his death in 2012, was the most collected living...

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Back to advertising.

I'm always impressed by people who plan their career. Or rather people who plan their career and realise those plans. Planning stuff is easy, making it happen is something else - particularly in this business. Let's say, on your first day in the ad...

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Apple Gift Catalogue 1983

I always thought Apple was an electronic company. According to 1983 however, it was more! Apple actually still sell branded merchandise from their own company store. But before Steve Jobs returned you could by any old item from their own mail order...

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Minions as other famous characters

I am a little behind the wagon. I only saw the Despicable Me 2 movie the other day. It’s a great movie, right? And I am definitely sure you fell in love with the minions! Who would not love them? Those big round eyes and body. Plus their cute...

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Intimate at home portraits of Cosplayers

“Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for a while?” That’s the question Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler is asking with his newest photo series, Just the Two of Us. The collection of photographs explores the...

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Think you can out-do these this Movember?

Think you’ve got facial hair? I thought my Dad had a moustache until I saw these absolutely ridiculous portraits from the 4th Annual National Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans. We’re thankful Las Vegas-based photographer...

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Split Face Portraits of Relatives

Ulric Collette is a self-taught photographer from Quebec, Canada. He studied art and graphic design at school and currently works as an art director for Collette, an advertising studio in Quebec City. In his series entitled, Genetic Portraits, Ulric...

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Awesome and Imaginative Food Packaging

In today’s market, brands and designers have to find increasingly innovative ways of staying ahead of the competition and making us buy their product. One great way to out do your competitors is through packaging. Generally we’re all used...

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What Famous Websites Used To Look Like

Today, I've decided to take a trip down memory lane by compiling several images that show what popular websites used to look like before they became big. From Facebook and Twitter to Google and eBay, the images show exactly how far web design has...

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40 of the most epic Halloween costumes of all time!

Happy Halloween everyone! This year sees many Miley Cyrus look alikes and too many children banging on your door wanting as much candy as they can get their hands on. We spend too much money on costumes, candy and alochol only to have it over and...

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Amazing Pumpkin Art

Happy Halloween everyone! This year sees many Miley Cyrus look alikes and too many children banging on your door wanting as much candy as they can get their hands on. We spend too much money on costumes, candy and alochol only to have it over and...

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Is this the most ineffective press ad of all time?

I'm sorry for implanting a most unwelcome picture in your head, but I was taking a bath the other evening. The radio was on, I was leafing idly through a magazine and that's when I saw it - the least effective print ad of all time. In fact, it was so...

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Cool Character and Musician Costume Illustrations

Frederico Birchal is a Brazilian illustrator that has a love for creating designs that are simple but very effective. These collections of Musicians, Movies and TV shows with only their costumes is a clever insight to how we can recognise who or what...

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Photoshop Fail. Ads And Magazine Covers To Make You Cringe

We love Photoshop because it's one of the design industry's best tool and friend. Nowadays with the never ending supply of tutorials, apps and YouTube videos, anyone can be a designer, photographer and retoucher. With some fair amount of knowledge,...

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Unique And Artistic Footwear By Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi is a footwear designer who graduated from Bezalel academy of art & design, Jerusalem in 2001. He works as a freelance designer, collaborating with both Israeli and international companies. Kobi has designed commerical footwear in Italy,...

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If Only We Could Instagram Iconic Moments In History.

Flóra Borsi is a 20 year old photographer living in Hungary. She has been interested in photo-manipulation since 2004, and been taking photos since 2007. She loves self portraits, concept arts, photo-manipulations and fashion editorials. This...

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Shake It, Shake It! Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs

Photographer Carli Davidson just released a book of her dog shaking high-speed photography appropriately enough called "Shake." We love dogs in the office here, so we thought it would be fitting to do a little humorous post on them. Cat related...

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Talented Geometric Illustrations

Trends are ever so apparent in the current social setting, and there is no doubt it happens specifially within the graphic design field. This year we've seen 'hipster' logos, flat web graphics, simplified shapes and minimalistic to name a few. But...

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News

The only 'Authentic Weather' app you need!

I'm new to London. Having come from the sunny skies of Brisbane, this unpredictable weather has me constantly trying to guess what to wear and whether or not to pack my umbrella. I've tried various weather apps, but are either vastly inaccurate or...

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26 Creative Guerilla Marketing Examples

We are so overwhelmed with advertising everywhere that it becomes hard for creative agencies to make ads that stand out. Guerilla advertising is a great way to make unusual, surrealistic visuals and situations that passers by will remember. As...

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Logos Redesigned Using Comic Sans

Comic Sans, the font we all love to hate. Created by Vincent Connare in 1994, It is classified as a casual, non-connecting script, and was designed to imitate the historical look of comic book lettering, for use in informal documents. It's hard to...

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Mind Blowing Sketches by Bioworkz

I love art, especially illustrations, but I was blown away when I saw BioWorkZ's ornate animals. These are truly mesmerising and awesome. BioWorkZ a.k.a. Ben Kwok is an L.A. based graphic artist and illustrator. "Born in Taiwan, raised in Los...