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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spektrum NL - Pirate Ship Illustration

Pirate Ship Illustration

Spektrum NL - Pirate Ship Illustration from Super Silo on Vimeo.

Octopus Illustration

Spacecraft Illustration

Friday, October 16, 2009

Paul Rand

Paul Rand: Wikipedia (link)



Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:


Thanks to LDL

Obama logo - an Sol Sender interview

Sol Sender, who led a design team for the Obama 08 logo, was recently interviewed about the project.

Here’s a walk through the various logo options, with some of Sol’s thoughts. The full interview videos can be watched on the website of VSA Partners (where Sol is now a strategist).


Obama logo ideas that weren’t chosen (Click on me!)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cover Creation

A video showing the various stages of a shooting of the iPhone, for the cover of the Macworld magazine. A work left again around three phases: photographs, photoshop and design. The whole is filmed with a Canon 5D Mark II, on a tape its of The Brokenmusicbox.

Cover creation from Peter Belanger on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How to add a SWF file to an Adobe PDF File

Anything that you produced in Flash and saved as a SWF or FLV file can be added to an Adobe Acrobat 9 file: Add animations, interactive maps, you name it. If you’re a Flash developer you can use ActionScript.

Go up to Multimedia in the tool bar, and choose the Flash Tool. To add the content, we can click and drag to draw where the multimedia is going to go within that box, or we can simply double click and the Flash file will be placed at that point at 100 percent of its size.

When you Double click on your document, the Insert Flash dialog box opens. Either choose the file with the Browse button, or you can stream an SWF file from a server by entering a URL. Choose “Snap to content proportions” to keep the SWF file in the right perspective (unless you don’t want it to be).

Click OK, and your Flash file will be in place. Note the Play button on the file: Click that to activate the Flash file within your PDF.

from Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects with Brian Wood

Some Animated Movies

'Space Alone' by Ilias Sounas


Doll Face


Starless Night




What's in the Box?

Friday, July 31, 2009

Geting Creative With Domain Names

Choosing a domain name for a new client is a difficult task. Domain names are the crux of a website’s existence. A bad name can create a negative impact on branding and the ability to strengthen the domain value. A good domain name is essentially priceless (tacky but true) in name, branding, ease of understanding, and catchiness.

This article piggybacks on another Smashing article but it stops short of domain extensions. Here, we are going to discuss generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), country top level domains (ccTLDs), new and exciting domain extensions for 2009, domain hacks, and internationalized domains.

Learning this will make you even more of an awesome designer or developer for clients. You need to think of a variety of domains and possibilities for new sites, as well as uniquely branding corporate websites with domain extensions. Domain names are not a lackluster industry, it is a hidden industry that is vital to the success and maintenance of the Internet.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

free icons

I came across some icons for freee by Iiro Jappinen feel free to download them here

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

web 2

The key feature of modern web design is simplicity. and some of the features that make a modern web page look fresh, appealing and easy to use.

The great sites above share the following design features:

Let's look at these features one by one [here].

Friday, March 20, 2009


An excellent everystockphoto Web site that searches a ton of free stock photo web sites for you!

Mashup websites

Here I show you some examples of mashup websites, they are great because they combine more than 1 API (Application Programming Interface) to make a unique tool. This is part of web 2.0

World National Anthems:
API: Google Maps + YouTube + Google Video

API: Facebook + Google Maps + Amazon

Twittervision 3D:
API: Poly9 FreeEarth + Twitter:

API: Amazon eCommerce +

API: Grouper Video + Yahoo Video Search + YouTube

Yahoo vs Google:
API: Google Search + Yahoo Search

Find Your own:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Names and Details of Studios, Dealers etc in Bangalore.

Here's the list: (in alphabetical order)

76/1, Mission Road
Phone: 22220405

Anuraag Color Lab : Kodak Professional Lab
Opp. Cool Joint, Jayanagar 4th Block

Ajanta Digitals,
#235,SC Road,
Near Anandrao Circle
Contact person:Harsha

Canon Care Center
191/1, 5th cross, Malleswaram Near Malleswaram MD Block bus-stop
Mr.Baiju: 9900509926, Mr. Shasthry: 9341903447
Phone: 41280150/51/53

Classic Blow-Ups
31, (7/1), 1st Floor, 6th Cross, Malleswaram
Phone: 23316480

E G K & Son
34, Eureka Building, Church Street
Phone: 25587293

Empire Colour Lab
Railway Parallel Road, Kumara Park West
Phone: 23346888

Empire Studio
Krishna Building, Avenue Road
Phone: 22216757

Favourite Photographics
6, 16th B Main, 4th Block, Koramangala
Phone: 25539997

Fotec-Advertising Photography
65, St Johns Road
Phone: 25589558

Off BVK Iyengar Road, Ballepet Circle.
Mr.Jayesh: 3845022654
Phone: 22874356

Foto Flash
21, P Kalinga Rao Road
Phone: 22235988

Four Color Digital Studio
2283, 14th A Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Phone: 25250874

G K Vale & Co
89, M G Road
Phone: 25589421

Glamour Photographics
# 33, Castle Street, Ashoknagar
Phone: 2536 8422

Inter Foto India Pvt. Ltd. Nikon Athorised Service Center - Digital Only
310, Kedia Arcade, 3rd Floor, 92, Infantry Road, Bangalore 560001
Phone: 41132935 / 41132936

Kodak India
35/1, 4th Cross, Residency Road
Phone: 25323277

Krishin Gulrajani
55/1, Chick Bazaar Road, Tasker Town
Phone: 22865670

Mariam Digitals
9, Tank Road
Phone: 25514705

National Colour Lab
23/1, Crescent Road
Phone: 22267270

Pallon Daruwala Photography
8/8, King’s Crest Apartments, Millers Road
Phone: 23330525

Photo India
24, Residency Road
Phone: 25586121

Photo Speed Co (India)
19, Brigade Road
Phone: 25580505

49, 1st Floor, St Johns Road
Phone: 25305030

R K Colour Lab
313, Boal Centre, 2nd Cross, Gandhinagar
Phone: 22254162

R K Photoguide
Gandhi Nagar. Opp. Sukh Sagar Mall
Mr.Naresh: 3844051929
Phone: 22350586

Sudhir Ramchandran
stl Habitat,138, Gangadara Chetty Road, Ulsoor
Phone: 25594977

Wasim Khan
16/1 Serpentine Street, Richmond Town
Phone: 22211364

Whizz-Portrait Studio
111/1 & 2 , Dickenson Road
Mr.Sanjeev: 9845140196
Phone: 25588407 Forum Branch: 9880219727


Thanks to MO!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Graphic Design Business Ideas and Tips

By Eric Miller,

Get the Word Out

When starting or attempting to grow a graphic design business, a key factor is finding clients. Unless you are making a living off of personal ventures, you won’t have an income without them. There are many ways to market your company, from blogging to networking to word-of-mouth. Once you’ve impressed a client with your design skills and business sense, it’s amazing how word can get around, and there are ways to encourage it.

Create a Portfolio

When you make contact with a potential client, often the first thing they will want to see is your portfolio. Your portfolio is an extremely important business tool, as many companies will choose a designer based on their previous work, and how that work is presented. Don’t worry if you don’t have “enough experience” to show in your portfolio… student work or personal projects can impress just as much. There are several options, each with different benefits and varied cost and time commitment.

Set Your Rates

While it may be difficult to figure out hourly and flat rates, there are processes you can follow that make it easier. Remember, unless you feel you can’t land a job otherwise, you don’t need to give a client the project cost at your first meeting. Take some time to decide if you want to charge by the hour or a flat rate, compare the job to previous jobs, and get back to the client with an accurate estimate.

Meeting with Clients
When you hold a client meeting, go in knowing what information you would like to gather. By getting a full understanding of the scope of the project, you can create an outline, an accurate estimate, and ultimately prepare the contract.

Managing Projects
Once you have started a graphic design project, there are ways to properly manage it and stay organized. For starters, keep in constant contact with your client and follow the project schedule so the job is finished on deadline. There are plenty of software packages that will help you, from to-do lists to billing.


Free Vector Sources

You can find individual vector files (as well as some packs) at the following websites:

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