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First post, better make it good

Since this is the first post of my new “professional” blog it should set the tone for what’s to come. I’ve thought all week long about what to post without reaching a good answer to what I want this blog to be about. So in the meantime while I continue to figure it out I leave you with this first post.

All good design has to start somewhere, that somewhere is what we call inspiration. Here are some inspirational art and pictures to dust off the right brain and start your creative thinking.

"Black Cloud" by Alex Cherry

A remarkable artist that does really great and gritty art. I’ve used another work of his as my desktop wallpaper for some time now. Even though I really like this work I can’t see how he made this with the Converge song “Black Cloud” in mind. If you only read the lyrics then maybe, but trying to listen to the song and still get this? … doubtful.

"Don't be afraid" by Tahra

Hard to say why I like this one so much, I guess it appeals to my inner child and I start to daydream about fairytales.

"WWF: Lungs" by TBWA\Paris

I find this to be a creative advertisement, I still wonder though why WWF is doing anti-smoking campaigns.

"The Phoenix Rider" by Adam Spizak

Great work and a creative portfolio page, but while the page may be flashy and new it’s still  a bit laggy and impossible to find or search in. The thumbnails repeat themselves leaving the visitor to believe that he has done more than he actually has. Since the thumbnails seem to be ordered randomly it’s hard to find a specific one, he has a nice filtering option that highlights thumbnails that are part of that group, such as illustrations from 2008, but they stay still in the same random place as before.

"The Dark Lens" collection by Cédric Delsaux

The Dark Lens Collection has Star Wars characters and other elements interact with the modern world that we live in. I like how Cedric tries to combine the Star Wars world with our own and make us believe that it’s normal to see droids loiter around an old dirty car or see a spaceship parked at a gas station. It’s not all good, some hits and misses but overall I like it. The website is nifty but very linear with its panoramic build-up. If you want to go back to the start of the portfolio then the easiest way to do that is to refresh the site instead of having to navigate back.

"Midnight Garden" by Tore E. Svensson

A really good Swedish artist and graphic designer from Stockholm.

"91|356" by Leigh Ellexson

Despite being quite young, 16 to be precise, she takes really amazing pictures. She uploads pictures every day and seems to have a mission to do this for at least a year. She’s on day 98 of 356.

"Revelations" by Jimi Benedict

Yet another great graphic artist whose t-shirts you can buy over at DesignByHuman.com

"Endzeit" by Michael Kutsche

A award-winning German artist that has worked on Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” among other things.

"The Colossus" by Kuang Ho

A great fantasy artist with an eye for details in his work.

by Sven Sauer

Development pictures from a movie named “The Volcano”. It’s fun to see how the artists uses real footage and mixes it with CG to create the picture they’re after.

Taken from ACreativeUniverse.com

Simply awesome, enough said.

by Massive Black

An art studio that has worked on games as InFamous, KillZone 2 and Dragon Age: Origin.

"We Still Care" by Edmond Yang

A Norwegian artist that decided to help out in Haiti by contributing with this artwork to a silent auction where all the profits go to the Target Haiti Relief campaign.

That’s  it for now, we’ll see how long it takes until next post, hopefully not long.

//Saligia

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