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Ford Yates – Outdoor portraits

 

Some incredible adventure pictures by Photographer Ford Yates.

Ford Yates is a talented 21-year-old self-taught photographer and senior at the University of Oklahoma, from Dallas, Texas, USA. Ford shoots a lot of portrait, landscape, lifestyle and travel photography. “When I wasn’t looking, the love of photography found me through the borrowed lens of my mom’s 1990’s DSLR; it somehow lifted an ordinary weekend hunting trip into a visual adventure,” he says.

I find a strong connection to themes of unrefined outdoor lifestyle, while being from a city of nearly three million.

I recommend follow him on Instagram

The Swedish Number

Such nice case. Sweden became the first country to have its own phone number, so tourists around the world could call any random Swede and ask for advice. A truly crowdsourced tourism campaign that caught global attention and just got crowned as the Cannes 2016 Direct Grand Prix.

Wasteland – Another Roadside Attraction

 

Crazy, Mad Max is alive. Seems the Burning Man festival for Mad Max fans. I’m not even sure if this is for custom car builders as the Wasteland people seem a bit over the top. But under a creative standpoint there is great understanding of the event. As crazy it seems, as much fun it would be to experience it once.

 

PostCups

Great idea by Julep x Jenn Perng. Postcards that are only complete after you stain it with coffee. Who wants to avoid getting coffee stain rings on his office desk should consider those postcards. After you completed the drawing with your personal morning coffee string you can send it off and pass your thoughts & wishes to a friend.

 

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Helmet Design – DMD Vintage

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Love this open face helmet with the golden design, which was inspired by the evocative Maya writing.

With around 817 Euro for the painting job plus another 400-500 Euro for the helmet you need some little cash for this unique artwork. But, it’s unique and very special. Please read what the guys from “unexpected-custom” have to say about this special.

The ideographs and Mayan symbols are expertly mixed to the sinuous lines of the flame: icon of contemporary biker world, reinterpreted with this unusual combination that creates a refined and elegant aesthetic short circuit. Made with airbrushed special colors for glass on a complete metal lamination. The artistic work of this custom helmet is particularly bright and elegant through the use of our special colors for glass that, airbrushed on the in gold leaf surface, offer a rich range of bronze colors and shades. The realization of the middle lettering is obtained with a airbrushed marbled texture that enriches the customization of this design.

Check it out here: Link

Wordmark

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Tired of looking through countless fonts to find the right one, the one which fits best for this one word. Here comes a quick solution, Wordmark. Wordmark.it is designed to help with this font selection process by quickly displaying previews of any text with the fonts installed
on your computer.

Check it under – wordmark.it

Parallax At Next Level

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Parallax has been used by many websites during the last 3-4 years and exposted over different devices. Here comes the newest trend in web design – the new parallax effect.

This background trend includes elements of plenty of other trends for truly engaging moving elements that draw users in and keep them on the site with great scrolling actions. This new parallax with a twist is the latest craze to fascinate website designers.

The key difference is in the lack of “screens.” The scroll creates a continuous and moving dynamic flow where the background changes color, includes moving animations and elements that move with the screen and other elements move in to and out of the focus area.

Try for yourself and see how cool it is. My favorit example is this fantastic site by San Francisco based interactive agency SFCD.

Click here to get the full experience.

Artique by Vincent Munier

This is such amazing piece of art. Not matter if still or moving, Photographer Vincent Munier’s work is pure art in perfection. The colours, composition and object melts into one great artwork. The story itself, the adventure and effort how he get to these places would be almost enough to show and tell. Munier seems to like the coldness of the Artic. He likes pulling heavy sleds, walking on skis across hundreds of miles on the territories of the white wolves.

In his book “Artique”, he showcases his best pictures from polar winter expeditions he did, generally alone, from over the past 6 years. His unique pictures carry us along into the white Arctic dessert, a world so different, so remote.

The art of stock-footage

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Good stock footage is hard to find and can drive creatives mad. You’re left with either bad quality low-res footage, cheesy pictures or images out of budget for the project you’re working on. But there is hope beside the usual known sides like Getty- Images, Corbis or iStock etc …

Here are some recommendations for good stock footage ready for download and usage in high-ress.

 

The Christmas Story

The christmas story. We all know the famous and so often told story from our childhood. We tell it to our children and they will hopefully tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation. This version of the christmas story, done by Publicis Pixelpark from Hamburg, is a great creative example of how to tell the story in today’s situation. Beside the movie and a webpage, a printed version of the movie can get ordered through Amazon.

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

“Well, I suppose nothing is meant to last forever. We have to make room for other people. It’s a wheel. You get on, you have to go to the end. And then somebody has the same opportunity to go to the end and so on.” – Vivian Maier

The secret life of unknown street photographer Viavian Maier. Vivian Maier, born in 1926 in the U.S., spend most of her youth in France. In 1951 she returned to the U.S. where she took up work as an nanny and care-giver for the rest of her life. In her leisure however, she had begun to venture into the art of photography. Consistently taking photos over the course of five decades, she would ultimately leave over 100,000 negatives, most of them shot in Chicago and New York City. Vivian would further indulge in her passionate devotion to documenting the world around her through homemade films, recordings and collections, assembling one of the most fascinating windows into American life in the second half of the twentieth century.

Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about this mysterious nanny, who secretly took those photographs that were hidden in storage lockers. She never showed or told anybody about her work.

Her massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.

Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.

 

PAgeCloud – The next big thing for a designer?

The world of web design is about to change forever.

This can become a very big platform for designers and smaller agencies. I have been struggling with coding for the last years and still don’t know how to do it right. I feel like back at school in French class when I read through. I do sometimes gain a litte victory, but overall it is more depressing than anything else.

So, with PageCloud there comes a high potential that this can change. This web-based browser platform transforms your custom designs in real-time into full functional websides. No coding necessary. There has been similar platforms out and many still exists but this platform comes with incredibles features, which as not been done before.

Here are just some powerful tools:

  • Straight from Photoshop to the Web
  • Drag and Drop. Actually, though.
  • Turn your browser into a blank canvas.
  • Technology that fades away so your content takes the spotlight
  • The fastest, simplest solution for mobile site creation

The scary thing is, that you can even copy an existing webpage, i.e. Apple site, and paste it into your blank canvas and start editing it from there. Delete elements, ad elements.

PageCloud will come as a platform and be constantly developed further. App stores for plug-ins, templates for sides can only become some of the protential features.

If this all comes real and people – in particular designers – will use the platform, than I don’t doubt that PageCloud has the power to become the next big thing.

It can be the helpful tool a lot of designers I know are looking for. To work independent from programmers and developers. Will it kill my job? Some people might think so. They argue that designs will become standardized and even people with less design skills will get the chance to do better jobs. Competition will rise. Maybe yes, maybe now. This is a new tool and still at the beginning and under construction. I’m sure creatives in the 80’s said the same when Photoshop came out. Computers took over standard processes and changed the industry a lot. This is just a new playing field where design-, art- & conceptional skills are still that important than before. And don’t forget, PageCloud is a supporting tool for code and functionalities, but it doesn’t come with a “Button” for “Creativity”!