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As designers we spend a lot of our lives on the intertubes. And as we find posts that tickle our fancy we like to tuck them away on this blog. These posts might give you an insight into our creative minds.  illustration and photography we enjoy, music we support, architecture, environments that inspire us and events and organizations that makes us proud to be a part of this community. Thanks for browsing.

W A Z A L O O

WAZALOO is an artist based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, focused primarily on pen & ink illustration.  I’ve seen the concert posters around town for a bit with the Arte para Todos Strangelander submission being a stand out. We love the illustration style and look forward to seeing more from this dynamic artist. Check out more work here Source: POSTERS — W A Z A L O... read more

Sai Tamia Illustration

Sai Tamiya is a Japanese illustrator. Sai’s style has a retro pop art feel. I love the simple but powerful color schemes and line work. Paired with smart use of negative space gives Sai’s illustrations great impact. Via:... read more

Images Reveal How Perfectly Ansel Adams’ Photos Align With the Golden Ratio

Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and photographer Elliot McGucken may have discovered a reason why. While viewing some of Adams’ public domain work, McGucken realized the presence of the golden ratio in the compositions. This aesthetically pleasing principle, used by architects such as Le Corbusier and present in nature, works to help create harmony that is visually appealing.

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The Best Full Screen Background Image Sizes for Web Design

With all of these screen resolutions, download times, and implementations to consider, how do you pick the appropriate background image size to keep the user experience solid? Many developers shoot for something in the middle, picking an image size that is big enough to not get pixely, small enough to download quickly and work properly, and with a ratio that will cause as little distortion–squishing or stretching– or cropping as possible.

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Micro-Scale Modeling: How to Construct Tiny, Intricate Worlds From Ordinary Materials | ArchDaily

Joshua Smith, a miniaturist and former stencil artist based in South Australia, constructs tiny, intricate worlds for a living. His work, which exhibits astonishing observational and representational skills, focuses on the “overlooked aspects of the urban environment – such as grime, rust and decay to discarded cigarettes and graffiti,” all recreated at a scale of 1:20.

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BLOOMS: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark

Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers.

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Funky Illustrations by Javier Medellin Puyou

Javier Medellin Puyol a.k.a. Jilipollo. A Mexico based illustrator, with a love of 70’s vintage and contemporary stuff. His work uses exotic icons and girls with a peculiar expression and mood. I really dig the twisted perspective within his compositions. His work is incredibly graphic and his color pallets are well thought out.   Via:... read more

MANUJA WALDIA

Manuja Waldia is and illustrator and graphic designer living in Indianapolis, IN.

She graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2014 with a BFA in Communication Design— after transferring from a fashion communication oriented program at NIFT, New Delhi.

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Ignite

Ignite from Daniel Barreto on Vimeo. Ignite is an experimental short animation film that was made with hundreds of long exposure photographs, just as a timelapse or stop motion. Via:... read more

These Beautiful Maps Let You Explore How Your City Sounds

The urban aural landscape has a huge impact on our lives—from the roar of traffic and clatter of jackhammer, to the groove of music and lullaby of birdsong. These maps roll that information together to let you explore how cities around the world sound. Created by researchers Daniele Quercia, Luca Maria Aiello, Rossano Schifanella, and Francesco Aletta, the images are part of a project called Chatty Maps.           The urban aural landscape has a huge impact on our lives—from the roar of traffic and clatter of jackhammer, to the groove of music and lullaby of birdsong. These maps roll that information together to let you explore how cities around the world sound. Created by researchers Daniele Quercia, Luca Maria Aiello, Rossano Schifanella, and Francesco Aletta, the images are part of a project called Chatty Maps. Source: These Beautiful Maps Let You Explore How Your City... read more

Barcelona floors: Sebastian Erras uncovers the city’s vibrant culture from the ground up

while visitors to barcelona are craning their necks towards the top of sagrada família, or looking out to sea at barceloneta beach, they might be missing one of the city’s most overlooked treasures — its floors. to tell the story of the historic catalonian capital from the ground up, german photographer sebastian erras collaborated with pixartprinting on the series barcelona floors. the photographic report takes viewers on a visual journey through the city’s streets and landmarks, uncovering the intricate mosaic patterns and vibrant tile motifs native to the culture and community of the place.   an interactive map detailing the location of each floor is available on pixartprinting here Via:... read more

THE MATTE PAINTINGS OF THE ORIGINAL ‘STAR WARS’ TRILOGY

Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie, the unsung heroes of the STAR WARS universe. Together, they created some of the most realistic matte paintings ever put to film. From a city in the clouds to the deck of a fully armed and operational battle station, the artists created worlds, structures, and environments that were so lifelike that the naked eye couldn’t tell the difference.

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