We are in one of the most joyous times of year. Spring is slowly sneaking upon those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and we get ready for the celebration of some fantastic holiday celebrations.
This year, March 1st is a colorful day as the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and other natives of South Central Asia rejoice in the holy day of Holi, first mentioned in an ancient Sanskrit script. While the origins of Holi vary, the implementation of throwing beautiful, vibrant colors on one another stems from the always playful and mischievous Lord Krishna.
When you place your own name on a product or service, it is something you should take great pride in just as Mr. Toyoda does. Today we would like to share with you a timeline of Toyota ads, from vintage to present day. Cars have certainly come along way since 1885 when Karl Friedrich Benz built the first gasoline automobile. Car manufacturers have come and gone. Toyoda, renamed Toyota in 1937, has been one of the world’s top producers for automobiles. From their Model AA introduced in 1936 to the present day where technology brought electric cars to the streets, Toyota had astonishing growth.
Less is more? The more the merrier? The everlasting debate between minimalism and everything that minimalism stands against is filled with cliches, but the core of the debate is far from the banal. In the world of web design, it is more and more prominent. As web designers discover more visual means to express themselves, the minimalist opposition becomes stronger and stronger. Every XXL logo, every colorful layout, every flashy animation is countered with basic fonts, simple structures and black&white tones.
Salvador Dali created some of the most unique and eclectic paintings throughout the history of art. Enter into a dream, where reality meets fantasy to create some of the sexiest and most intriguing wallpapers that will be perfect for any desktop.
Here we’d like to showcase some of the best examples of those wallpapers from various graphic artists on the ‘net. Take a moment to indulge in each of the pieces of art and pick one or a few just for you.
While branding is critical for any business, some wineries take it one step further. Recognizing a particular logo while shopping for most products is suitable, but with wine, there are so many variables with each bottle.
Consumers will want to pair the wines with the food and regardless what beautiful story you write on the label, you need to grab their attention. Many wine makers have contracted artists and graphic designers to do just that. Design attractive and stunning wine labels.
Protests are extremely photogenic. They depict many special aspects of modern society and a wide range of human emotions, and when captured right, they are sure to raise interest. Last week an Italian photographer received the World Press Photo prize for his photo of an Iranian woman during protests related to the presidential elections in Tehran. A member of the jury referred to the photo and said: “The photo shows the beginning of something, the beginning of a huge story… It touches you both visually and emotionally and my heart went out to it immediately.”
Legend tells us that there was a time past where all in the world spoke a common language and lived in an era of greatness. They were so proud of their feats, and built a stunning tower in celebration. This was the Tower of Babel, and was subsequently destroyed by cause of their own ego. After the Tower came crumbling down, so did the status of the world and the relationships of the ones in it … and a new era of miscommunications came forth.
Cars, they all begin on a designers notepad and spring from design inspired minds. Some of the most amazing vehicles may never see the light of day but the concepts and artwork can. Most people have a ‘dream car’ many are obsessed and all there dreams are about them. Some rare automotive designs though, can truly be said to be any mans dream.
Inspired from the world of car designers and concept creators. Presenting the most amazing dream machines we may never see. Unless of course we are asleep and if these are the thoughts in our slumber, rest may become a race. High speed and sexy curves are contained best when we hit the street in the seat of a well designed machine. So start your engine and rev it up because these dream rides are definitely designed to get your motor going.
Mardi gras! Carnival! Purim! Whatever you call it, the celebrations of this time of year translates to large celebrations and lots of craziness.
If you’re not in Brasil, New Orleans, or Venice, you may be missing out on the largest parties of them all, but it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t bring them to your own home. With these fantastic, colorful, vibrant desktop wallpapers, you can do the Samba at your desk and have a little fun of your own.
Boris Koodrin is a Bay Area artist who enjoys exploring the line that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. His surreal paintings are an exploration of natural beauty, human consciousness, and the place where the two intersect.
Over thirty years experience as a commercial screen printer and sandblaster on glass and crystal has developed into a keen eye for detail.