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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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...

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Privatised health care? Advertising opportunities galore!

Whether you consider it a good idea or not, thanks to the coalition government, it seems the increased involvement of private companies in the NHS is a racing certainty. And what could possibly go wrong? Just look how affordable and reliable the...

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Humorous Conceptual Illustrations

Nabhan Abdullatif is an illustrator and graphic designer. He studied graphic design in Applied Science University in Jordan where his skills were brought to the next level. Nabhan always loved drawing and with the education he received, he was able...

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The Secret Life of Heroes - Pop Art

We love our classic superheroes, villians and Disney girls, but what do they get up to when they aren't kicking butt and going about their daily requirements? Are they super and perfect in every environment? Or are they just like you and I?...

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News

Hailo, Nowness, SoundCloud among winners of Lovie Awards

International sensation Hailo, lifestyle media provocateur Nowness, and pop culture gem Catleidoscope will be saluted alongside special achievement honourees Candy Crush Saga, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, and Inside Out Project founder JR...

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Inspiration

Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas

Upon first glance at this body of photographs Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a typical “animals dressed as people” project. But the closer you look makes you realise...

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Reflections. A Portrait Series Looking At Our Youth

Tom Hussey is an award-winning lifestyle advertising photographer based in Dallas, Texas. In a series entitled Reflections, Hussey shows a series of portraits depicting elderly people looking in a mirror at their younger self. The photographer...

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Features

Writer's "I quit" video goes viral

We’ve all had fantasies about various ways of quitting our jobs. In fact, some of you out there may even have turned freelance because you just couldn’t take the permanent life any more - either because of your boss or the work itself....

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News

Sick? Why pharmaceutical advertising dominates American TV.

If you read my column earlier this week, you'll know I'm in America. If you didn't, I'm in America. In fact, I'm now in America's oldest town, St. Augustine - on Florida's Atlantic coast. And despite the temperature being in the low eighties (which...

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Amazing Photos Taken At The Right Time

An image is brilliant at capturing a specific moment in time. By Internet standards, a perfectly timed photo occurs when the timing, angle or place are achieved. Sometimes it's hard to pick what's real and what has been photoshopped. There are...