Blast From The Past: Web Design Trends You’ll Never Forget

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Remember what websites looked like in the '90s? If you're thinking Comic Sans, Scrolling Marquees, Hit Counters, and Animated GIFs, you're on the right track. Thankfully a lot has changed since then, but there are some design elements that have lingered through the years, whether they've inspired new trends or trends that are hot on the comeback trail. Think … [Read more...]

19 Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations By Digital Artist Martin De Pasquale

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Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale uses Photoshop to create crazy photo manipulations that show impossible realities with himself as the subject. Some of them are visual metaphors while the others are just wild or funny. Check out 19 of De Pasquale's best works followed by a behind-the-scenes video that shows how he goes … [Read more...]

17 Famous Ad Slogans That Work For Condom Brands As Well

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Here's an interesting observation - almost all famous advertising slogans can be used for a condom brand as well. To prove it, Los Angeles-based designer Max Wright came up with these hilarious condom wrappers that give Nike's "Just Do It" and KFC's "Finger lickin' good" a whole new meaning. Check them out below. … [Read more...]

Get Inspired By These 50 Incredibly Clever Logos With Hidden Meanings

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Looking for some logo design inspiration? Here are 50 ingenious examples that carry dual meanings in their design. These hidden symbols either explain the nature of the business or are a clever visual representation of its name. Superb work by talented artists and designers who must have been high on some 'good stuff' ;). Check them out. … [Read more...]

Ads Vs Reality – How They Make Food, Hotels And Models Look Gorgeous

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Ever wondered why your McDonald's burger never looks as juicy as the one in the ads? What about hotels that look fabulous in pictures but not quite as much once you're there? It's all about perception vs deception when it comes to advertising. Product photography is as crucial as any other factor in increasing sales - be it clothing, food, hospitality or the … [Read more...]

14 Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations That Will Leave You Amazed

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A wild imagination coupled with phenomenal image-editing skills makes for a killer combo. That's the story of Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson who creates impossible-looking images that seem incredibly real because of the finesse with which they are manipulated. Erik's work is a benchmark in terms of photo-retouching and he has been a … [Read more...]

40 Honest Advertising Slogans That’ll Make You Laugh

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Nashville-based graphic designer Clif Dickens creates these hilariously honest advertising slogans, most of which, make more sense than the real ones. His work has been featured in leading publications such as Adweek, Business Insider, Huffington Post, etc. We've compiled the best ones into this list of 40 below. … [Read more...]

Dulcolax Laxative Comes Up With The Most Awkward Ad Of The Year

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If ever there was an ad that aroused mixed emotions, this is it. McCann Health in Shanghai came up with this awkward but well-executed print ad for Dulcolax Laxative which shows 'desperate turds' as prisoners trapped inside a colon staring down a hole with a tagline that says "Only you can set them free". … [Read more...]

19 Things That Clients And Bosses Should Stop Saying To Designers

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Dear clients, account managers, creative directors and whomsoever it may concern - take note of these 19 statements that break the rules of design etiquette and sends creative karma on a 6-ton lead ball headed straight for your rear end. It doesn't matter if you use these phrases unintentionally or wether you see little difference between designers and … [Read more...]

Graphic Design Tips, Tricks & Valuable Advice From The Experts

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Smartpress aggregated the opinion of the best graphic designers in the industry to find out what it takes to be to successful in this business. Wether you’re starting out in the field of graphic design or you’re a seasoned art director, this infographic will prove to be useful and informative. … [Read more...]

NYC Artist Uses Photoshop To Deglamorize Celebrities

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New York based artist Danny Evans has come up with Planet Hiltron - a hilarious photo series of what Hollywood celebs would look like if they were normal folk. The 'make-under' series has become a rage on the internet with photoshopped depictions of the rich and famous, sans makeup and well toned bodies. … [Read more...]

Subtle Patterns: A Free Collection of High Quality Textures

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SubtlePatterns.com is the brainchild of Atle Mo, an Interaction Designer based in Oslo, Norway. Started in May 2011, its current database includes over 200 patterns - all free to download. A neat preview feature changes the website's background to your selected pattern giving you a better idea of what it looks like when tiled on a webpage. Alte has ensured … [Read more...]