Posts tagged with ‘news’

  • Comics of the week #304

    By Jerry King on September 12, 2015
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    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]
  • Daily Inspiration #2179

    By fabiano on September 11, 2015
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    Daily Inspiration #2179

    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo.

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  • Architecture Firm Designs Batcave-Inspired Carpark, Complete with Hidden Entrance, Under This Stately Manse

    By Core77 on September 11, 2015
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    Don't you hate it when your car collection outgrows the parking available at your 1930s-designed Georgian mansion? That was the problem faced by an unnamed homeowner in Melbourne, who contracted local architecture firm Molecule to solve the problem. On...
  • The Tarzan Boat Mobile Floating Water Park

    By Core77 on September 11, 2015
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    This is the most fun-looking thing I’ve seen all summer, but has one of the world’s worst soundtracks. Please turn your volume down before checking this out:

     

    That’s the Tarzan Boat, a “mobile floating water park” used by Navy SEALs for training. Okay, not really. It’s a recreational platform aimed at “resorts, marinas, camps, hotels and private dock owners,” and the manufacturers are calling it a moneymaker—not just for them, but for the buyer. They reckon the attraction will bring in “$3,000 to $5,000 a day,” and they aim to help you monetize yours:

     

    This isn't just a boat, it's a business ...and we want you to be very successful because it is our report card to the world.  We don't charge franchise fees or any payments after your purchase, so our reputation is based on your success and we are going to be diligent to make sure you are a hit.

     

    Remember, that Tarzan Boat is designed for commercial use, projected to gross $3,000-$5,000 a day.  We show you the operation of handling customers, payment, location, traffic flow, training your staff, free marketing methods and keeping your overhead very low. 

     

    The turn-key “Business Package” runs a cool $63,700, while those looking to buy one for personal use can knock five grand off of the price.

     

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    I say go for the monetization. Furthermore, going back to my earlier thought: I suggest you set one of these up near the Naval Special Warfare Groups base outside of Virginia Beach, post advertisements everywhere claiming you use the Tarzan Boat to train SEALs, and see what happens.

  • Glen Keane – Step into the Page

    By abduzeedo on September 11, 2015
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    Glen Keane – Step into the Page

    Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding onto your childhood creativity—and how art can powerfully convey emotion. Keane has spent his career embracing new tools, from digital environments to 3D animation to today’s virtual reality, which finally enables him to step into his drawings and wander freely through his imagination. At FoST, he'll explore how to tap into your own creativity, connecting to emotion and character more directly than ever before.

    Glen Keane – Step into the Page from Future Of StoryTelling on Vimeo.

    For more information check out http://futureofstorytelling.org/

  • Forum Frenzy: A Sketching Exercise

    By Core77 on September 11, 2015
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    One of our long-time readers recently took to our Discussion Boards to document his sketching journey as he transitions from Engineering to the career he's always wanted in ID. As he uploads his daily progress (thumbs up for commitment!), the inspiring thread has built up a ton of great pointers from our readers, including this great tutorial from Michael DiTullo showing his sketching process using overlays.

    "The first sketch shows me just laying out the perspective and overall organization of all of the inputs on the product," he explains. At this point, it's all about getting "the perspective in place and laying out a rough placement of all the key features. There are 2 main groups. The keyboard, and then everything else. The visual hierarchy should tell that story "

    "Then, I start to sculpt the product and get the overall theme of the concept. I could have gone with a very rectilinear theme, which could be a totally viable solution. Likely it is the more appropriate, but for the sake of our learning journey I wanted to start pushing into some complex form. Here you can see how I start to sculpt away the shape."

    "Now that I have a sense for what the concept will be, I get a clean sheet and start cleaning up the lines. I'm laying in a lot more detail. I also noticed my keyboard looked a little short so I lengthened it. As a beginner this might be two steps, not one. I also used a straight edge to do the lower and upper lines of the keyboard area and the lower line of the controls area, but not on anything else. Everything else was short enough that I trusted myself. Notice the different levels of pen pressure. smaller details get very light pen strokes, they are less important. The more important larger ideas get heavier lines, and then a sharpie is brought in for an outline and shadow."

    "And finally, apply some quick marker to show off the concept: Cool grey 30%, 40%, 50% and a magenta marker."

    And the most important thing, as Michael reminds us, is to keep practicing: "Do that 30 times on the same idea and you are going to get some good stuff." Head over to the discussion boards for more sketching eye-candy—and maybe even to share your own tips and encouragement! 

  • Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    By GisMullr on September 11, 2015
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    Today we will show you an beautiful house in Tel Aviv, Israel, a project by Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects. This project is really inspiring. The outside and facade of the house are modern and really appealing. You get a feeling of a contemporary sealed cube and when you see the interior you get impressed with the openness of the layout. An abundance of glass allow natural light to enter the house, giving it a vibrant touch. Materials and colors are also great, check it out.

    Make sure to check out Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects website to see other inspiring projects. See you next week. :)

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    Beautiful Houses: Rishon Le Zion House 3

    We found this house at Contemporist.

  • Friday Fresh Free Fonts – Paciencia, Fadli Script

    By paul0v2 on September 11, 2015
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    Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Paciencia, Fadli Script

    Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week.

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    Paciencia

    by Typographias

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    Friday Fresh Free Fonts


    Fadli Script

    by Mikrojihad Inc.

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    Friday Fresh Free Fonts


  • Urbanoasis Product Design by Andrea Mangone

    By PauloGabriel on September 11, 2015
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    Urbanoasis Product Design by Andrea Mangone

    I really enjoy seeing projects that bring nature closer to us at some level. Kids these days are all about smartphones, gaming and indoor fun, and there is simply no time spent outside.

    Thinking about that, Bantum, an American product consulting firm, has asked Italian designer Andrea Mangone to come up with a way to reconnect people with nature. Meet Urbanoasis:

    Urbanoasis Product Design by Andrea Mangone

    By 2050, 6 billion people worldwide will be living in urbanised areas. Urbanoasis wants to reconnect people with nature in the urban environment by making growing vegetables on your balcony a fun, educative and engaging experience.

    Urbanoasis Product Design by Andrea Mangone

    Urbanoasis Product Design by Andrea Mangone

    The package includes a pot, dried soil+fertiliser, gardening tools, seeds and a watering can. The pot, with its modern and minimal look, was designed to fit perfectly both on a balcony or indoor. Urbanoasis is fun and it promotes a positive message. The product is an example of eco-sustainability using materials such as bamboo and rice hull fibres composite, cork agglomerate, recycled cardboard and natural wood.

    Urbanoasis Product Design by Andrea Mangone

    Urbanoasis Product Design by Andrea Mangone

    For more Urbanoasis information, please visit Andrea's portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy this! Cheers. ;)

  • How to survive a career in web design, health intact

    By Ezequiel Bruni on September 11, 2015
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    I spend a lot of time sitting, because I live on the Internet. I design websites for it, I write articles for it, and I spend most of my free time on it… or on video games. If you’re like me, then your butt is in a chair for eight to twelve hours a day, […]