Artists famous for painting and drawing portraits figured out a ton about composition, form, shape, shadow, and framing well before the camera ever made it big. The conventions they originated, back when spending months on a single portrait was the most efficient way to capture someone in the flesh, are conventions that still surface in photography today, many of which initially originated in paintings.
What is it about babies that makes them so disarmingly beautiful? Is it the promise of new life and progress that comes with them? The endless possibilities that small being presents means something unbelievable. In the words of Don Draper, protagonist of the popular series Mad Men, “We don’t know who he is yet, or what he’s gonna be. And that is a wonderful thing.”
Regardless of the reason why we find babies so unbelievably amazing to look at, we know simply adorable and very pleasing to the eye.
Metro is a very modern and clean design language which was initially created by Microsoft to be used on the Windows phone. The main principle is that content focuses on typography rather than graphics.
This style’s application in vector art results in very clean and modern illustrations, called flat vector illustrations. Whether they’re used to create icons, backgrounds, ornaments, charts, design entire user interfaces, or just to experiment, flat vector images are found in designs all over the web and they are becoming increasingly popular.
A/B testing, split testing, randomized controlled experiments, online controlled experiments – what do all these word combinations tell you? UX designers are surely aware that all of the enumerated terms have the same meaning; nevertheless, let’s clear up the matter for the rest of the readers. Actually, the explanation is rather simple: split testing is a specialized method of marketing research, which uses random experiments offering a limited choice of two A and B options. In web development, marketing and user experience design, the test is mainly aimed on highlighting the amendments that should be inserted into web pages (banners, advertisements, newsletters and so on) to augment the traffic, click-through or conversion rates.
Have you ever felt the need to escape this world and its rules? Have you ever imagined how it would it be like if your dreams came true? Literally speaking. How would it be like if you’d live in a universe where you’d swim through the clouds, and fly above the ocean? Well, I’d really like to know that too, but I can’t seem to find the secret magic formula.
But there’s there’s also some good news: being a creative individual you can use your imagination to create a different world, your own wonderful world where you step in through your graphic design artworks. Whenever you want to escape from reality, let your work become the window to your universe where there isn’t any restriction or limit.
In case you’re already not aware of this, starting on the 10th of August, we (well, mostly the USA) celebrate Elvis Week 2013.
It has become quite a tradition that each year we dedicate a week to celebrating the king of rock’ n ‘roll, the great Elvis Presley. And why shouldn’t we? In fact, I personally believe that one week is not enough and that there should be a whole month about him.
Since Microsoft launched the unique Metro UI, the market has been flooded with design resources created in this particular style, meant to help designers adapt to this emerging trend. Our friends from Freepik wanted to do just that, so they created this amazing flat user interface kit and are giving it away for free, through the Inky Deals website.
Designers once believed that more equaled better. More options, more graphics and more words meant a more qualified and impressive portfolio. Providing your audience with this type of sensory overload can still have its place with the right company or product, but designers are now discovering that going the opposite direction can make an even bigger impact.
Vintage is probably one of the few styles that never goes out of fashion. Everybody loves vintage graphic design, vintage clothing, vintage house decorations and any other kind of possible art. And it doesn’t even matter if you are a young professional or a wise elder one. We are all fascinated by the beauty vintage represents, its scent of ‘good times’, its calm and inspiring colors but especially how great it looks.
We all know them. Some of us already have them tattooed on our skin, others plan on doing so and the rest of us just like to admire them on others.
Tribal designs keep fascinating us in various ways and that’s probably why they are still requested in graphic design projects or why designers keep making them even just for fun.