Archive for March, 2007

CMYK (for Those Who Do RGB)

Friday, March 9th, 2007

CMYK (for Those Who Do RGB)I think for most of us screen-only designers, CMYK and all the color management considerations surrounding print are a world of complex mysteries. Knowing this from experience, Dave Shea (creator of the famous CSS Zen Garden) has written up a good CMYK / Spot Color primer tailored for our peculiar species. Also read the comments, which add some valuable information to the article as well.


Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I usually try not to have two videos on the front page at the same time, but this one I just couldn’t leave out. Quoteth Phil Hansen:

30 different people that influenced my life were painted one on top of another on my torso. I either painted a picture of the person or an object that represents the person.

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(“Influences” on YouTube)

Phil says he “spent about 20 hours painting” while standing in front of the camera. Very talented and persistent! For those interested, he explains why he drew certain motives on his website.

Win Your Art on Canvas

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Socialize Design ContestEver wanted to have your digital art printed onto real canvas? Well, here’s your chance. Our friends over at StyleSpion have teamed up with Digiprinz to launch the Socialize Design Contest.

Just do an artwork based on your thoughts about “socializing” and send it to StyleSpion. The 3 winners – rated by the audience – will get their artworks printed on canvas. The deadline is March 31st and you have to be European. Go go go!

Pulp Fiction in Typography

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Jarratt Moody has put together a nice little experiment in typography.
“Say What Again” merges the audio of a scene in the movie “Pulp Fiction” with rapidly animated words, capturing the momentum of the scene perfectly and giving it a little extra kick. Contains profanity, for those concerned.

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(YouTube direct link)
Here’s another take on the scene.

Excommunicate Yourself

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Excommunicate.NetExcommunicate.Net is a long-going project of my good friend JackDirt and the definitive source for any and all information on excommunication, both literal and metaphoric in a sense of personal enlightenment. Within its vaults you will also find infos on — among others — demons, the occult, freemasonry, hypnogogia and a variety of downloadable books.

Excommunicate.Net is set for a complete relaunch, and since JackDirt’s never been one for the usual, he’s decided to do it tonight on March 3rd, during the lunar eclipse. It should be up in a few hours. Check it out if you are into unveiling some of society’s age-old secrets and getting yourself excommunicated.

The World’s Most Photorealistic Vector Art

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Most Realistic Vector ArtThe gradient mesh tool is one of the most powerful and yet least used tools in Adobe Illustrator. Care to see what it is capable of? Basang Panaginip has put together an impressive collection of some of the most realistic vector art around, along with the respective outlines. Makes you want to crack your knuckles and get to work.

Adobe Photoshop to be Web-Based and Free

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Photoshop CS3 IconIn an interview with CNET, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen announced that Adobe will be taking Photoshop online. The web-based client will be a limited version of Photoshop and ad-supported, similar to their online video editor Adobe Remix, a simple version of Premier Elements that will be provided freely to Photobucket users. The new client is set to compete with Google’s Picasa. So, what do you think? I think most of us already use Photoshop, can you think of any situations where you would use an online client instead?

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