“The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to.”

February 2, 2011
The White Stripes

The White Stripes announce they are calling it quits.

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The Rio 2016 Olympics Logo–and London 2012 Logo Revisited

January 31, 2011
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The Rio 2016 Olympics logo was unveiled recently, amid some controversy. But remember when the London 2012 Olympics logo was released four years ago?

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Creative Inspirations: Drawings by Moonassi

January 10, 2011

I first encountered the work of Daehyun Kim, also known as moonassi, on the wonderful website Escape Into Life. Moonassi was born and still resides in Seoul, South Korea. He studied traditional Korean painting at Hongik University.

In his pen and marker drawings, moonassi employs a minimalist aesthetic to brilliantly illustrate the most subtle and intangible qualities of human relationships. Almost all feature two nearly identical figures, which the titles suggest represent a “me” and a “you”, in some form of engagement with one another. There often seems to be an inequality inherent in the figures’ relationship, and their interactions often appear strained, perhaps even hopeless. And yet there is a great tenderness in these illustrations. Strange and paradoxical, they capture something very real.

All images are presented here with the artist’s permission. To see more please visit moonassi’s website.

Sleepless days

Song from a different level

Tele-person-scope

Example of seeing seeing

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Inspirations: Beyond Paper Snowflakes, Amazing Cut Paper Art

December 17, 2010

Spoonfed Design Inspirations features the intricate cut paper art of Melbourne artist and designer Emma van Leest

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Gallery of Creative Christmas Card Design

December 15, 2010

Christmas is approaching fast, but there’s still time to design your own Christmas card. Here’s a gallery of creative Christmas card design in a range of styles and media, to provide some inspiration. Have you already made a fantastic card for Christmas 2010? Send it in and we’ll add it to the gallery.

Letterpress Snowman

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Design Optimization: Are You Still Not Split Testing?

May 24, 2010
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Many beginning designers share a common misconception that design is all about creativity and inspiration, and of course the necessary technical skills. Certainly these are essential, but professionals know that the bottom line when it comes to design is performance. If you consider yourself more an artist than a designer, this is never an issue. But if you are doing design work for a client, it’s THE issue. You may create something very elegant and original, but in almost all cases the real goal is not just improved appearance but improved outcomes.  And to know if your design is really working as intended, or could be improved further, you have to test it.

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Stunning Stop-Motion Animation: Ten Examples

January 27, 2010

Ten amazing and highly creative examples of stop-motion animation.

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