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Although the web is a great place to look for quick inspiration for a project, nothing can beat going on a long walk in nature. The summer brings us sunny days, fields full of crops and plenty of insects and wildlife, whereas the winter brings us...
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...
Levi Boree's LinkedIn summary states "I just want to be remembered, when I am gone". The 26-year-old abstract artist from Jacksonville, Florida grew up with dyslexia, making it difficult for him to communicate with words; instead he developed...
As seen in our previous article on the subject and examples around the web, minimalism is quite the trend. When the theory behind it is well implemented, it makes for some beautiful, simple and yet modern designs. Because it is a trend, everyone...
Back in the day, it was considered to be very prestigious to have your artwork or photograph featured on a magazine cover, and some of the greatest artists of our time designed magazine covers. While we have by no means even begun to scratch the...
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...
As designers, we all know that a minimalist design can achieve beautiful results. Still, many designers have trouble creating one; either they have a hard time making a page with so few elements look good or the final result just doesn't look...
Jordan S. Dill is a visual artist and editor of the Native American Village. Jordan is a mixed-blood, non-enrolled Tsalagi (Cherokee) of Irish, English and Tsalagi heritage, living on Mt. Hunger in Vermont. His art, fanciful and mesmerizing,...
We've seen great success with our weekly "Favorite Tweets of the Week" posts, so today we're introducing the "Comics of the Week". This is a new weekly section that will feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves...
Artists that produce photorealistic sculptures, for the most part, aim to show us our bodies and life as it really is. Technically, artists who strive for a high resolution level of detail in painting or sculpture are called "hyperrealists",...
Print adverts need to get a message across with a single image and without the recourse of interactivity that we find today on the Internet. As interactive media expands, attention spans are getting shorter and shorter every day. For any company...
Li Wei, a contemporary artist from Beijing China, has been taking self portraits to new heights… literally! His gravity defying photos have been mesmerizing the world, capturing impossible looking moments of apparent extreme danger....
Archan Nair (alias archanN on the web) is an exceptional 26 year old designer, illustrator and digital artist. He is currently based in New Delhi, India. As you scroll through his art, keep in mind his goal of creating works was inspired by various...
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for designers to look at things differently. We all know that a tree doesn't always have green leaves, water is not blue and clouds are certainly not always white and puffy. As designers, we need...