There was a time when toys didn’t plug in and the batteries were your imagination. They had sharp edges, eye-poking points, were violent, racist, sexist, and promised to make boys into men and girls into mommies.
Every boy had to have a cap gun and every girl wanted a play kitchen. Our parents go goo-goo over these toys when they see them in an antique store or see an old ad on YouTube. What was so great about them? Certainly creatives love toys. Go into any art studio and there will be toys galore. Vinyl figures that cost a week’s salary can be found on every desk and blind box toy collections that are complete bring a level of respect and jealousy.
I once heard someone say that as adults, we love toys because they are the first art form...
And here’s another great freebie for all WDD readers.
This one was designed by Carlos Viloria and it’s a very attractive business card template with a retro style. It has the perfect balance between elegance and creativity with a modern twist.
The files are provided as two separate PSD files and can be used for both personal and commercial uses.
You can find more great free and premium files at CarlosViloria.com. If you have a freebie that...
Todd McLellan is a Canadian photographer, originally from Saskatchewan (Canada).
His interest in the creative field all started from a kindergarten finger painting class, with his father encouraging him into the field of photography at an early age.
In one of Todd’s newest projects, he disassembles various items such as a Pentax Camera and a Suffolk Lawnmower (among plenty of other things), rearranges the pieces into a neat presentation and then photographs them.
The high amount of detail and thought put into the work makes the project very inspiring and a joy to look at. You’ll...
Irina Werning is a photographer who loves to look at other peoples’ old photographs. Instead of just admiring the photos, she wonders how people would feel and look if they were to reenact the same photos today.
This project, titled Back To The Future features a collection of her photographs of individuals and groups of people reenacting a photograph that was taken in the past (usually many years ago).
The result is somewhat beautiful. You can tell just from one photo that a lot of work has been put into research, locations and props for each and every shoot – even time and money has been...
The vintage and retro style is becoming more and more popular in today’s digital artwork.
The use of retro and vintage themes in design is probably one of the most pervasive trends since the industry went almost completely digital.
In today’s post, we’ll look at examples of work sourced from the wonderful Dribbble, which helps us focus on snippets of a piece, rather than the entire design or illustration.
From here, it’s possible to identify what techniques have been used and to describe how they impact the overall design. You will become familiar with...