How do you luxe up a windowless room in the bowels of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre? Architectural Digest poses this question to one designer each year as it creates a backstage lounge for the Oscars. The task of creating the AD Greenroom (the 12th!) for the 2014 Academy Awards (the 86th!) went to David Rockwell. Show More Summary
After watching the Olympics for the last few weeks, I’ve been surfing about our 1976 Montreal Olympics. What I’ve found out is that our Olympic Park is on the eve of celebrating its 40th Anniversary. For the occasion, lg2boutique was...Show More Summary
Advertise here with BSA Coming up with the right color palette for a web design can be one of the most important parts of the design process, and also one of the most difficult. Usually existing branding has the biggest influence on what colors are used, but other factors can come into play as well. For example, the tone...
So how does a designer, or a photographer, or a painter go about setting up an online store? Does he build a website from… Continue Reading ? The post Shopify review for designers appeared first on Design Reviver - Web Design Blog.
Mobile first! Responsive design! You’ve heard all of the buzzwords and catchphrases. Countless helpful and not-so-helpful articles proclaim the rise of mobile, but what practical steps can you take to make your brand more approachable...Show More Summary
….that doesn’t mean there’s no time to share a photo of (wait for it…wait for it…) “Maggie The Wonderdog!” That right, it’s Maggie Monday, because I’m out in Vegas teaching at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait) show and it’s late at night, and I’m still on East Coast time, and I’m really tired, and blah,Continue...
Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot’s monthly WordPress plugin roundup, March 2014 edition. Every time I write one of these articles, I aim to include plugins that meet a variety of needs. This month however, there is a common thread amongst some (not all) of them: communities. More specifically, some of these plugins would be most useful on […]
One of the most satisfying uses of Adobe Illustrator is to transform your rough pencil sketches into colourful illustrations. It’s great to see your concepts come to life with crisp linework and bold colours, but sometimes the result...Show More Summary
Illumination effects are a fun way to make your typography more interesting. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small lights using several Photoshop tools including vector shapes, brushes, Layer Styles, and Adjustment Layers. Show More Summary
“It helps to know that the pitchers in his still lifes are almost always the ones with the spout sticking up like a phallus. And the fruit dish: a few soft peaches are the breasts. When you crack the codes, you understand that they are pictures about his love of a woman, his desire, his anger, his disdain. Show More Summary
The design process behind visual identities are always inspiring. It's never enough to have references about how designers tackle the difficult task of translating products, services and companies into a visual identification. The PopChicken...Show More Summary
Advertise here with BSA Loading speeds can certainly make or break a website. In times where users are overload with options, they don't want to wait too much for a page to load. And by too much I'm referring to about 2 to 3 seconds....Show More Summary
This article has been contributed by Joshua Geary. UX is more than the latest buzzword, it stands for User Experience and UX design has become a forefront consideration in the way that products (and even services) are created to meet and [..] Read More
The book suggestion of this week is titled Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics by Francesco Franchi. In this book, Franchi explains the ramifications of this development and how newspapers can become credible, comprehensive news brands. Show More Summary
From an interview with Molly Crabapple: “Art can change the world, but seldom in the way it intends, and seldom the art that people think would have that effect. I keep thinking of the Guy Fawkes mask Dave Gibbons drew. In discussions of what art is radical, mainstream comics are seldom brought up. Show More Summary
This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary
Advertise here with BSA In this issue of Sites of the Week series we have some special designs you can check out and gain some inspiration from. You can see the beautiful portfolio of...
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]
The wallpaper of this week is the image based on the tutorial we created last week, ABDZ Weave Pattern in Illustrator. In that tutorial we show you how to create vector patterns in Illustrator. For more information visit http://abduzeedo.com/abdz-weave-pattern-illustrato Desktop...Show More Summary
It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuff! So take a look at the links we've selected for your inspiration and to keep...Show More Summary