Archive for April 18th, 2011

Strombo | Futurama

April 17, 2011

A little while ago, we told you about the eVolo 2011 Skyscraper Competition. It’s an annual event open to architects and designers around the world to showcase possible buildings of the future, with an emphasis on finding better, more efficient ways to meld human and natural systems. The winner was the Ferris Wheel Skyscraper.

Basically, it’s a giant wind turbine made of old recycled cars that would not only produce energy, but grow plants…

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Now, Popular Science magazine has posted a photo spread that includes the other finalists and some honorable mentions. They’re pretty cool.

Strombo | Futurama | CBC Television.



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When Vision Turns Into Reality – Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… | PHOTOSHOP.COM BLOG

This week, I left the Adobe San Jose office to spend a few days in Monterey (just about an hour’s drive south of us, right along the coast) to immerse myself in the creative world of sculptors, painters, magicians, actors, poets, musicians, digital artists and…a cluster balloonist (yes, he was there! ) at the 5th annual e.g. conference. The e.g. conference is an intimate gathering where innovators and leaders come to be inspired – breaking free of society’s molds, fully embracing what they’re most passionate about and encouraging each other to re-think what’s possible.

It was fitting that I found myself in this melting pot of creativity, as Adobe steps outside of its traditional workflows and completely re-thinks how people interact with mobile and tablet devices. As evidenced at the conference this week, creativity and inspiration can happen just about anywhere and we want to ensure you’ve got what you need to also realize that spontaneous thought, idea or vision wherever you are. A few weeks ago, we shared a bit about what we’re doing behind the scenes to explore the possibilities with Photoshop and tablet devices.

When Vision Turns Into Reality – Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… | PHOTOSHOP.COM BLOG.


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Born This Way Album Cover – A Designer’s Perspective | Eric M Chicago

Lady Gaga released her Born This Way album cover last night at midnight CST and the reaction has been exactly what you think it would be:


If you’re not a designer or an artist, you’ll probably either love it or hate it within 3 seconds of seeing it. If you have a designer’s instinct, you’ll hate it. If you have a designer’s perspective, you’ll love it. And I’ll tell you why:

First of all, you have to count this as a complete success. Why? Because she got what she wanted from the designer. She’s incredibly proud of this cover and she loves it. As far as designer/client relationships go, the client walked away from this project happy and fulfilled. Great, so where does that leave you? Hating what she wanted? Don’t be so quick to knock it off your radar, you have to think like an artist to get there:

There are two major design-level themes going on here: Less-Is-More and Retro-Grade-Amnesia.

Born This Way Album Cover – A Designer’s Perspective | Eric M Chicago.

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Awe Inspiring Graphic Design Artist Joe Moore | SOULTRAVELMULTIMEDIA

By SoulTravelMultimedia

Joe Moore aka Soad2K is a phenomenal 22 year old artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is self taught and has been featured in  Top Artist Under 25 in Advanced Photoshop and DA arts magazine as well as many others. The following are just some examples of his incredible art. Enjoy! :-)

Awe Inspiring Graphic Design Artist Joe Moore | SOULTRAVELMULTIMEDIA.

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