Results tagged “Design”
Last week Adobe Illustrator’s sweepstakes on Facebook ended and now we finally have all 1,000 winners of the limited edition Dylan Roscover Venus poster. See below if your name is listed and if it is, you should be getting an email from Adobe asking for your address so we can ship your poster. Thanks to all of you who participated!
|Aaron Tamayo||Eric Segeren||Mark Zaleppa|
|Aaron Webb||Eric Wade||Markus Görlich|
|Abbou Yahia||Eric Wyatt||Marshall Diveley|
|Abdelkader El-Founti||Erica Klintworth||Marta Riboni|
|Abdul Rony||Erica Purnell||Martin Hatfield|
|Aberekor Vokejeff||Erick Puentes||Martin Ohse|
|Abhishek Aggarwal||Erind Mati||Marvin Meyer|
|Abu Naser||Erwin Fung||Mary Addair|
|Achiles Zarek||Esther Martinez||Mary Ann Kiger|
|Adam Bedard||Etienne Levesque Guitard||Mathieu Zins|
|Adam Bucci||Eva Banegas||Matt Ciaglia|
|Adiel Hanif||Evan Boyd||Matt Rudowski|
|Adrian de Ausen||Evelyn Maddox||Matteo Discardi|
|Adrian Kondrat||Ezekiel Brown||Matthew Beningof|
|Adriana Mesén||Fabian Ortiz||Matthew Ivan|
|Afif Harb||Fabian Zelaya||Matthew Savant|
|Agnieszka Dudkowska||Felipe Santos||Matthew thaow|
|Ahmad Almsaeed||Fernando Cruz||Mauricio Dosman|
|Ahmad Hadi||Fernando Paez Vergel||Maximilian Grimmeiss|
|AIDA LUCIA Rodriguez||Fernando Perez Christensen||Maya Georgieva|
|Aimee Lyons||Fernando Rodriguez||Mehak Gulzar|
|Aimee Sims||Filipe Santos||Melanie Glinksi|
|Ajit Murkar||Fiona McBean||Melissa Hartog|
|Akash Dhurbarry||Fran Brennan||Melita Cleveland|
|Al Tucker||Francesco Lauciello||Merav Shamli|
|Alan Shutko||Francis Gaskill||Meredith Byrum|
|alejandro Gozalves||Francisco agrela||Mervi Jankko|
|Alejandro Herrera||Francisco campos||Micah Burke|
|Alejandta Jimenez||Frank Lopez||Micah Kenfield|
|Aleksandar Todorov Markovic||Gabriela Contreras||Michael Anderson|
|aleksandra Swatek||Gabriela Esquinca||Michael Berger|
|Alessio Betteni||Garron Ballard||Michael Davis|
|Alex Brito||Gary friedman||Michael Fielitz|
|Alex Jolley||Gary Meehan||Michael Fordice|
|Alex Shepler||Geni Poole||Michael Glass|
|Alexander Massey||Gentry Li||Michael Murdock|
|Alexander Rey||George Pawley||Michael O’Connell|
|Alexandra Brietzke||Georgia Higgins||Michael Stephens|
|Alexandre pereira costa||Georgia Mckenzie||Michael Torres|
|Alexandre van Meerbeke||Gerardo Moreno||Michał Maciejewski|
|Ali Abdulla||Gilberto Balderas||Michel Mirandola|
|Ali Noorani||Gina Arena||Michelle Corbett|
|Alican Özcan||Gina Ruiz||Michelle Iglesias|
|Alice Thorton||Gino Edgardo Becerra Flores||Michelle Johnson|
|Alicia Mason||Glor Sola||Michelle Tsivgadellis|
|Alison Gail||Goce Spiroski||Miguel Angel Plaza|
|Aliyah Bajrie||Gökhan Kul||Miguel Uriel sanchez lara|
|Allan Del Barrio||Goldy Bhutt||MIHI Han|
|Allison Oliphant||Goli Monazahian||Mike Brisk|
|Allison Raber||Gonca Cicek||Mike schwabauner|
|Amanda Aliperti||Göran Karlsson||Mike Tyler|
|Amanda Parry||Goran Raukar||Milan Vojicic|
|Amber Creed||Grail Beltran||Milka Sanchez|
|Ammar Midani||Grant Levarre-Waters||Miriam Kelly|
|Amr Fawzy||Greg Agee||Mitchell Fleitz|
|Amy Frazier||Greg Ceminski||Moataz El-Zeidy|
|Amy Giltner||Gregory Camacho||Mohamed Gallah|
|Amy Taylor||Gregory kirstein||Mohamed Sabreen|
|Amy Zhong||Gregory Shultz||Mohammad Zeeshan Ai Khan|
|Ana Inkote||Guilherme May||Mohammed Ali|
|Anas Bakhit||Gurol Sahin||Mônica Ishizaka|
|Andi Schwartz||Ha Pham||Monika Gause|
|Andrea Gambardella||Hakan Karakaş||Morgan Oneka|
|Andrea Prichard||Hamza Khalid||Muhammed Sameer|
|Andrea-Rose Hutton||Haruna Yahaya||Muna Sudqui Thbakhi|
|Andreas Bacher||Hashim Suheem||Muneer flayyih|
|Andreas Kalahanis||Hayley elvin||Mustafa Mohamed|
|Andreas Mak||Hee-soo lee||Muzaffer Akyayla|
|Andreas Mehlsen||Heinz Schneider||Myer Bornstein|
|Andreas Meyer||Heldrik Lynch||Myrna Vick|
|Andreas Terbeck||Helena Lau||Nader Botros|
|Andrei Constantin||Henrik Hakansson||Natalie Schmidt|
|Andrés Ramirez||Henrik Holgersson||Nathalie Piche|
|Andrew Fogarty||Henry Lim||Nathaniel Gregg|
|Andrew Hollis||Henry Moreno||Nathifa Swan|
|Andrew Silk||Henry Silentman||Nellie Tay|
|Andrew Williamson||Henry tanjung||Neng Ly|
|Angela DeAngelo||Hiba Benamira||Nereida Hagenbeek|
|Angela Fields||Holly Hartner||Nicholas Orlando|
|Angela Ivanesi||Hui Yun chew||Nicolas Dion-Bouchard|
|Angela Onken||Ian Crowne||Nicole Winn|
|Angelica Marquez||Iga Kotra||Nikki Lussier|
|Angelika Fijalkowska||Igor Mesaric||Nina Attia|
|Animesh Ekka||Imran Ali||Nirvesh Jaggat|
|Anna M Krajewska||Irina Silayeva||Noë Baeten|
|Anna Pospieszynska||Isaac Sunkes||Noel Gardner|
|Anne Aavitsland||Isaiah Sheppard||Noel Li|
|Annie Joeseph||Islam Salem||Noora Savolaine|
|Anthony MacDonald||Israel Cazares||Núria Nadal|
|Antonio Deviva||Ivi Shano||Oliver Prentice|
|Antonio Guidino||J E Thompson||Olivia Gill|
|Antonio Prigiobbo||Jack Clabough||Olivier Strobbe|
|Antonio Ramos||Jacob Arnseth||Olly Banham|
|Anwar Suseno||Jacob Burke||Omar Sanchez Jimenez|
|Ara Sargsyan||Jag Sasuri||Omi Dreamer|
|Areeb Ahmad||Jaguara LaDay||Omota Paul|
|Arfan Sohaib||Jaime Ortega||Omri Fuhrer|
|Ari Arsyadi||Jairo Eli DeLe||Ondřej Pisa|
|Arivalagan Raja Manickam||Jairo Torres||Ondřej Pomykal|
|Arley Cornell||Jake Bloss||Orlando Robinson|
|Aron Osal||Jakub Kowalczyk||Orlando Santaella|
|Arta khanalizadeh||James Atienza||Oscar Alvaro Chuquillanqui Olarte|
|Arturo Gonzalez||James Conlin||Oscar mendez|
|Ashley barry||James English||Oswaldo de la Rosa Anaya|
|Ashley Mendelbau||Jamie Subol||Othmane Tajani|
|Ashley Moore||Jan Kalina||Ouahmed Smail|
|Ashley Seto||Jane Mahoney||Pamela Lewis|
|Augusto Batista||Jane Shank||Paramita Chakrabarty|
|Augusto Mozzetti||Jane Walker-Scott||Paraskevi Fotiou|
|Autumn Schabert||Jang Hoon Jung||Pascal Schmezer|
|Avyshek Sobhee||Jani Korkiakangas||Patcharee Wilkins|
|Ayesha Mira||Janine Uhlke||Pathompong Mongkolpornpiroj|
|Aysha Linkiewich||Jasmin Torres-Karys||Patricia Fernandez|
|Aziz Asuncion||Jasmine clemencio||Patricia Malek|
|Barbara Wiebking||Jason Joseph||Pattie Anderson|
|Barbi Defazio||Jason Mozdy||Patty Kalvelage|
|Bart koelewijn||Jasur Rakhimov||Paul Costley|
|Bartley Harper||Javier Guadarrama||Paul Fletcher|
|Beatriz Corona||Javier Kutsher||Paul Puaux|
|Belinda Caldwell||Jay Banbury||Paulo Autunes|
|Belliard samuel||Jay Pickford||Pedro Pires|
|Ben McEntire||Jean Moore||Perry Patrick|
|Ben stallman||Jeanette Klitz||Petar Pavlov|
|Benjamin Rossi||Jeco Bolo||Peter Dong|
|Benny Thaibert||Jeff Brousseau||Peter Polz|
|Bernard Bodo||Jemal Diamon||Peter Steeper|
|Beth Crankshaw||Jenel Looney||Peter-Pau van den Hurk|
|Bethania Pulido||Jenn DePersis||Petr Hrncir|
|Betty Neale||Jennifer Chiu||Phil Wiener|
|Bill Froom||Jennifer Granado||Philip Norris|
|Björn kautenburger||Jennifer Hochstedler||Phill Coooper|
|Blair Matthews||Jennifer Labre||Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie|
|Blake Dennis||Jennifer Torres||Pragya Deo|
|Blanca Cortes||Jenny Caldwell||Pratibha Kankaria|
|Blanka Roundtree||Jeremy Moore||Preston Hamamoto|
|Bobby Jennings||Jerry Bernard||Priscilla Shinn|
|Boboye Olayiwola||Jesper Andreassen||Quentin Lacoste|
|Bogdan Boiangi||Jessica Garett||Rachel Efros|
|Bogdan Oprea||Jessica Renyoso||Rachel Luijk|
|Bogdan Staiculescu||Jessie Nekut||Radu Dobrostomat|
|Bonnie Szalwinski||Jesus Pablo||Rafael Reyes|
|Boyd Wiebe||Jim Robertson||Rajagopalan Nabiar|
|Brad Bartell||Jiri Vlasak||Randy Adams|
|Bradley Diesing||Joana Saramago||Raphael borthouluzzi|
|Brandon Wooster||JoAnn Jordan||Raphael Jahndel|
|Branislav Milic||Joanna Hernandez||Rashell Busch|
|Brendan Switzer||João Vitor Elias Fernandes||Raul Ropan|
|Breno Morozowski||Joaquin Garcia Valera||Rebecca Cox|
|Brent Murray||Joce Nunes||Rebecca Fuentes|
|Brett Sayles||Joe Grant||Reda Ibrahim|
|Brian Adams||Joe Hernandez||Renata Lider|
|Brian Brisendine||Joe Moriconi||Renea Leathers|
|Brian collins||Joel Matos||Rex Peters|
|Brian Forosisky||John Lynord Macalma||Ricardo Bruno Fernandes|
|Brian Price||John Quintero||Richard Hilliard|
|Brian Van Skiver||John Simoneau||Richard Nguyen|
|Brigitta Patterson||John Weiker||RICKY D’Andrea|
|Brigitte Schultz||John Whitehead||Rigoberto Leiva|
|Brittney Walton||John Wyffels||Ritche Tio|
|Brock Marques||jolyon Favreau||Ritesh Ranjan|
|Bryan Clapper||Jon Hoffman||Ritvesh Boodhoo|
|Bryanna Herzog||Jon Liebold||Riyas Hamza|
|Bunny Chaney||Jon Okerstrom||Rizia Carneiro|
|Caleb Godsey||Jonathan gonzales||Rob Hardman|
|Caleb Hallahan||Jonathan Grant||Rob Smith|
|Caleb royer||Jonathan Kavalos||Robert Baldridge|
|Captain Churl||Jonathon Montgomery||Robert Ciampolilo|
|Carissa Winter||jorge Barringon||Robert Deli|
|Carla Swinke||Jorge Caridade||Robert Durn|
|Carlie Van Winkle||Jorge Carrillo||Robert Gassiot|
|Carlo Ceruti||Jorge Dominguez||Robert Simpson|
|Carlos francischetti||Jorge Galvez||Roberto Sanchez Pena|
|Carlos Francisco Padilla Cortes||Jorge Willian dornelles||Robin Perlah|
|carlos mario sierra torres||Joschka Vogt||Robyn Quinter|
|carlos ortega||Jose Antonio Rivera Caceres||Rodel Lescano|
|Carlos Rodriguez||Jose Bazo||Roel Mollen|
|Carlos Vila||Jose Eduardo Murcia Quevedo||Roger Coke Guiterrez|
|Carmen Cavallo||Jose Guadalupe Ortiz||Roger Eriksen|
|Carmen Pat||Jose Torres||Romain Labrande|
|Carol Bourns||Josee Bourdon||Ron Rowland|
|Carol Haggerty||Joseph Chamberlain||Rory McNicholas|
|Caroline Galipeau||Josh Calvertt||Rosalio Mendoza|
|Casey Chafouleas||Josh Duncan||Roxann Grover|
|Cassandra MacDonald||Josh Peterson||Ruben Dario Cruz Ramos|
|Catherine Willis||Jostein Hestdal||Rudi Spitzers|
|Cathy Agoris||Josue Alvarado||Ryan Doyle|
|Cathy Paus||Josué Galvan||Ryan Songco|
|cathy Scheltien||Josue Palma||Sakthivel U|
|Cedric Dufour||Joy Chu||Salah Al-Din Talhami|
|Cédric Jack J.||Juan Arias||Saleheen Azim|
|Celes Monton||Juan Pablo Villafane Murillo||Sam Durbin|
|Cesar Doval||Judy McMillian||Samantha Nardelli|
|Cesar Lebron||Julia Rodney||Samoud Hichem|
|Cesar Sanchez||Julian Alliu||Sanchai Powjun|
|Chaitanya Gudapati||Julian Rupp||Sandra Mendelsohn|
|Chase Gobble||Julie Tork||Sara Fox|
|Chelsea Cochran||Julie Vega||Sara McDonald|
|Cheri Swan||Julio Vasquez||Sarah Jancich|
|Chomchon Tummanon||Jungsuck Choi||Sarah Mulrooney|
|Chris dickman||Juraj Mihalik||Sarah O’Donnovan-Byrne|
|Chris Drain||Justin Martin||Scott Barber|
|Chris Durietz||Justin Vicory||Scott Fultz|
|Chris Garcia||Kajorn Bhirakit||Scott Netizke|
|Chris Meyers||Kallen Lunt||Sean Aikins|
|Chris Sawyers||Kamalakar Venigalla||Sean Kimber|
|Christian Belanger||Kang Hyungshin||Sean Malthouse|
|Christian Flores||Karen Four||Sean Murray|
|Christian Jacobsen||Kari Ardalan||Sean Olsen|
|Christian Kirchmann||Kari Christi||Shahbaz Shaikh|
|Christina Lockhart||Karin Caro||Shahid Mirza|
|Christine Gauthier||Karl Wittman||Shamnaf Abdul Rasheed|
|Christoffer Havrell Uddgren||Kate Moon||Shanna O’Shea|
|Christopher Chavers||Kate Wilentz||Shannon Cary|
|Cid Cadigal||Katherine Tear||Shannon Wieloch|
|Cindi Farrell||Kathern Bly||Shaw Gu|
|Claudia Nau||Kathryn Trumbly||Shawn Johnston|
|Claudia Rico||Kathy Fisher||Shelby Bass|
|Cody Strahan||Katie Labatiuk||SheriLynn meyer|
|Colin Dekker||Katie Mall||Sherry Berghefer|
|Courtney Canova||Katinka Körting||Shravan Shetty|
|Cristian Vega||Keenda Abdel Karim||Shubhankar Mazumdar|
|Cristiano Cameroni||Keith Coats||Sidney Henderson|
|Crystal Caldona||Keith Dyckes||Simen Brurberg|
|Crystal Collins||Keith McKenzie||Simon Adriaensen|
|Curtis Wise||Keith Messina||Simon Doyle|
|Cyndi Harris||Keith Mountifield||Simon Merineau|
|Dagan Zemach||Kelly Raver||Sirkku Pohja|
|Damian Maring||Kelly van Dellen||Siva Kumar|
|Damianos Hadjinicolaou||Kemal Wahju||Sivanathan Anbuselvam|
|Damien Faivre||Ken Lawson||Skip Lande|
|Dan Fear||Kenneth Crosby||Song Yujin|
|Dan Lifshitz||Kesavan VBK||Spencer Dahl|
|Dan Pieper||Kevin Banks||Spencer Sturr|
|Dan Stevenson||Kevin Hol||Stacey Jones|
|Dana Hayward||Kevin M Hussey||Stacy Cannon|
|Danie Salles||Kevin Murray||Stalin Davila Estevez|
|Daniel Broughton||Kevin Tsai||Stephanie Mee|
|Daniel Collante||Kevin Wegner||Stephen Rickett|
|Daniel Feliciano||Kien Nguyen||Stephen Walker|
|Daniel Forestiere||Kieran Sheehan||Steve ashley|
|Daniel Kacvinski||Kim brown||Steve Veloff|
|Daniel Mendoza||Kim Egner||Stevee Beatz|
|Daniel Torres||Kim Hanen||Steven Jackson|
|Daniela Loyola||Kim Jansen||Stian Kristoffer Jamessen|
|Danielle Capichano||kim Juhye||Stijn van Drunen|
|Danielle Light||Krista Menzel||Sukanta Biswas|
|Danilo Fonseca||Kristen Martin||Sulav Poudel|
|Danny Zrihen||Kristian Gamble||Sungsun Kim|
|Dario Estupinan||Krzysztof Szopinski||Susan Garza|
|Darius Zukas||Kyunghoon Oh||Susanna Kuiper|
|Darran Gange||Larry Friedberg||Suzanne Marshall-Jones|
|Darrin Waterbury||Laszlo Ambrus||Sydnee Turner|
|Darya Tarwneh||Laura Kersting||Szilard marschalko|
|Dave Hiemstra||Laura Kozma||Szimmer Akos|
|David Fallin||LAURA Napolitano||Tai Terry|
|David Kaiser||Laura Taft||Tara Parekh|
|David Lencses||Laurent Rabut||Taufik Nurs|
|David Wheeler||Lauri Loveridge||Taylor Burton|
|Davious McMillan||Leana Hilmi||Teri Alexis|
|Dawn McKenna||Lee Flowers||Teun Palamans|
|Deb Cramer||Lee Hyunje||Thafer Alawneh|
|Dee Lenser||Leigh Dowding||Thares Kekina|
|Delney Chua||LEILA Sifuentes||Thea Stevens|
|Denna Merritt||Lenora Martin||Thierry Bezier|
|Dennis Francisco||Leon Van Kogelenberg||Thilo Kressdorf|
|Dennis Kang||Leona Butler||Thomas Cave|
|Devi Prasd||Leona Westdahl||Thomas Donaldson|
|Devlin Donnelly||Leoniceloesch||Thomas Hanser|
|Dharshan Pancharatnarajah||Leslie Hollenbeck||Thomas nazaraly|
|Dhruv Patel||Lexie Kwiek||Thomas Richard|
|Diana Hamblock||Leyla Oglesby||Tia Ellis|
|Diana Perez||Lika Kharshats||Tiaan Venter|
|Diane Sangster||Lindsey Ribeiro||Tiara Dees|
|Diane Stokell||Lindsey Southwell||Tim Bateup|
|Diego Espejo||Lisa Menke||Tim Muller|
|Diego F. Diaz Rodriguez||Liz Watson||Tim Whitney|
|Diego Gonzalez||Lordsman Burgos||Timothy Mathes|
|Diego Marroquin||Lorena Steinet||Ting Gong|
|Dimitar Lyubenov Tsekov||Lori Claudio||TM Petaccia|
|Dino Koljenovic||Lori Greig||Tobias eisermann|
|Dominic Fortune||Lorin Easton||Todd Last|
|Dominik Bruchof||Louis Au||Todd Valentine|
|DonaldPeters||Luat Tran Quoc||Tom Mcnamara|
|Donda Cordova||Lucas Martins||Tom Robinson|
|Donna Brownell||L gomez valero||Tom Varela|
|Donna Hall||Luis Hernandez||Tomas Ingi Ragnarsson|
|Donny Jennings||Luis Ordonez||Tomi Storey|
|Dorothy Baxter||Luis Penagos||Tone Davis|
|Dorus Verwiel||Luisito Aumentado||Toni Vicent|
|Dowoo Lee||Lwin Htet Aung||Tony da Franca|
|Duong Caotri||Lynne Fox||Tony Harmer|
|Dušan Pešić||Lysa Allen||Tova Raykin|
|Dusan Prokic||M Sabie Saeed||Travis Bredehoft|
|Dustin Vyers||Maaike Min||Tri Nguyen|
|Dylan Bruce||Maciej Piwowarczyk||Tricia Barrett|
|Earl Bryan Nacua||Mack Barbosa Escobar||Trish Zalesak|
|Eddie Cruz||Madeline Lim Rong Ying Lim||Trudy Rech|
|Edgar Wilkening||Magdalena Bialek||Tyler Laughlin|
|Edmund Porta||Magnus Hansen||Ugo Boulet|
|Eduardo Correa||Mahesh Jadav||Ujwal Ticktoo|
|Eduardo Del Valle||Maiyuran Kana||Upamanyu Das|
|Edward Parker||Malcolm Querney||Vaibhav Vardhan|
|Edward Sanchez||Malin Hassel Penteado||Valentin Schnitzler|
|Edwin Boror||Mandi Pralle||Vance Robnett|
|Edwin Carbajal||Manish Sharmer||Vanessa Cartwright|
|Eileen Morales||Manuel Calderon de la Barca||Vanessa Farano|
|Elaine Ward||Manuel Martinez Ortiz||Veera Manikandan|
|Elena Botell||Manuel Salazar||Veronica Alvarado|
|Elena Humanes||Manuel Sepulveda||Vibeke Koehler|
|Eleni kelley||Manuel Vargas||Victor Cacinschi|
|Elias Chiri||Manuela Panic||Victor Latco|
|Eliash Strongowski||Mao Dominguez||Victoria Baldoni|
|Elisa Eder||Marcia Wood||Victoria Pavlov|
|Elizabeth Biever||Márcio Morais||Vimber William|
|Elizabeth Simons||Marco Valencia||Vincent Brando|
|Elizabeth Wiethop||Marcos Olmos||Vincent Colburn|
|Elvis G Pereira||Marcus Edmark||Viren Bhalla|
|Emi Toma||María Isabel Navarro Ruiz||Virginia Wood|
|Emidio Torre||Maria Maza||Vittoy Bautista|
|Emily Gruenfelder||Mariana Elias||Vivek Kumar|
|Emma Powney||Marilyn Srsen||Walter Genevrier|
|Emmanuel Vargas||Mario Castro||Wes Peters|
|Endia Williams||Mario Luca Pecora||William Romanini|
|Enea Auberson||Mario Ruano||William Warhurst|
|Eren Shain||Mariso Reyesl||Wilson Araujo|
|Eric Allen||Mariusz Rozmanowski||Woojin Lee|
|Eric Arnal||Mark Anthony Fernandez||Yoann Vedani|
|Eric Brewer||Mark Chamberlain||Ysmael Guzman|
|Eric Felton||Mark Higgins||Yusman Yussuf|
|Eric Gea||Mark Jenkinson||Yvonnen Vansledright|
|Eric Gill||Mark Lehr||Zach Apostle|
|Eric Guiterrez Dorati||Mark Mathew Paradela||Zach Ubbelohde|
|Eric Rosenfeld||Mark Wubbena||Zoe Ronen|
Buzzfeed may be one of the most entertaining websites out there, and recently they posted something right up our alley: 17 Of The Geekiest Furniture Items For Your Home. We noticed some great design, and instances where “cool” and “geek” intersect.
So check out some of our favorites, pulled for design, web, and even Star Wars fanatics. You may find yourself with some new additions to your living room. Enjoy!
What are your favorites? Tell us in the comments below!
It’s creativity that leads to some of the most innovative inventions, even if it raises the question, “What in the world?” This is probably what you’ll say to yourself when browsing through Design Milk’s popular tagged posts using ‘WTF’. Check out the top inventions from their 2012 Year in Review: Best of WTF, from which we pulled our top three favorites noted below:
What are your thoughts on these creative inventions? Tell us in the comments below.
You may have stumbled across Lee Daniels’ work on our Adobe Stories site or our Adobe Facebook Page, but we recently caught up with him to really find out the depths and origins of his creativity when it comes to animation and cartooning.
Adobe: What’s your story? How did you get to where you are today?
Lee Daniels: After experiencing a lack of support for cartooning in grammar school, I decided to get a job in graphic design rather than University education. I got to learn all the Adobe software by trial and error in a real world environment on company hardware, which was always better than what I could afford at the time. I then became a digital retouch artist and graphic designer for a magazine publishing firm for 13 years after leaving school. Since then, I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator in London for almost 4 years (8 including the crossover with my last design job).
What was it about animation that got your attention?
Cartoons like Wile E. Coyote and Tom and Jerry. I always saw the levels of creativity, invention and escapism in cartoons as light-years ahead of the live action drip-feed in to our living room for the other 95% of viewing time.
Cartoons have always been generally viewed as childish because of the history in kids TV, which is why I like to use the medium to create work that is not necessarily childish – without taking it too far of course, that’s the job of South Park.
Inspiration: Is it easy to come by for you or is it a rare pearl? How do you find it?
My previous videos include everything from the misfortune of frogs, though triumphant hamsters, to incompetent Secret Service agents and intelligence tests for a reluctant chimp. Although there is no overriding theme to all, I would have to highlight the common thread as the success of seemingly inferior beings over their seemingly superior tormentors. So inspiration for this can be found pretty much anywhere and tends to come fairly easily. I’ve usually got about 2-3 ideas for future shorts in mind while working on any one project.
Yes, absolutely. Although this is almost impossible to do, I find the best way to get through a potential day-spoiler is to just drop everything, stop working and go for a run. Admittedly this is much easier to do now that I’m working for myself – leaving an employment situation in this fashion would be frowned-upon at best! The only real escape to freedom during a creative block in my old job was a trip to the coffee machine the long way round, which was not very inspiring.
What’s your go-to product within the Adobe Creative Suite? Why?
This may sound like a cop-out answer but my go to product is the Creative Suite. I like to view it as one playground. More specifically, if I’m static illustrating or cartooning, it would be a mixture of Illustrator and Photoshop. If I’m animating it would be the previous two plus After Effects, Premiere Pro and Soundbooth. If I’m doing a graphic design job it would be Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. But generally, whatever project I’m working on, I can guarantee to be pressing Apple + Tab multiple times throughout. I’ve downloaded free trials of a lot of different software over the years, but nothing comes close to Adobe in my opinion. I treated myself to the Master Collection after leaving my job to go freelance, and I wouldn’t change it for anything else.
What was your favorite project you worked on while using Adobe Creative Suite?
My most recent work ‘Jungle Brawl‘ is definitely my proudest achievement so far. I made a decision early on not to cut any corners when creating the background artwork and even playing the music myself on guitar as opposed to ‘loops’ (apart from the drum loops, which I don’t play). Previously, I’ve concentrated my efforts mainly on the characters, but I spent a lot of sleepless nights storyboarding, painting the rainforest environment and thinking of new ways to shoot the scenes in an attempt to keep up the filmic quality.
I utilized all the major Creative Suite applications during production – as you’ll see from the credits – and After Effects is definitely the star of the show, although heavily backed-up by Photoshop and Illustrator. After Effects is an incredibly powerful cartoon animating tool and I’m pleased to be championing its use for this medium.
Who are your creative role models?
Stylistically, I take inspiration from hundreds of undiscovered creatives in my online networks. Inspiration from more publicly known artists and companies would be some of the more obvious: Frank Miller, Jamie Hewlett, Patrick Brown, Dave Gibbons, Pixar, Warner Brothers.
If you could give one piece of advice to a new animator/artist starting out, what would it be?
Learn the software and practice, practice, practice. Every piece of software I’ve used has been predominantly learned by trial and error. I find that pure experimentation throws up unexpected problems and only deepens your knowledge in the long run by forcing you to learn what NOT to do.
To find out more about Lee’s upcoming work, you can follow him on Twitter @LeeDanielsART.
Creative Spotlight: Brian Yap on Designing Grovemade iPhone/iPad Cases with Adobe Touch Apps, Creative Cloud
When we found out that Grovemade – a mobile device product design company based out of Portland, Oregon – tapped designer, illustrator and all-around creative, Brian Yap (@BrianKYap) to create a design for their iPad and iPhone cases, we knew everyone would be in for a treat. We caught up with Brian to get the inside scoop on his approach to designing the cases, and how Adobe Touch Apps, Creative Cloud and various Creative Suite 6 products simplified his creative workflow and more. Check out our Q&A below to see how these stunning cases came to be.
Recently, we discovered an Adobe Ideas fan that incorporates the app into his creative workflow to publish an entertaining web comic series. This fan, who prefers to go by an alias of one of his creations – “pete the duck” – uses the Touch Apps throughout his comic creation process.
We caught up with him to better understand his creative process and learn how Adobe Ideas plays a role in his comic-creation development. See his responses in the full Q&A below, and check out our new Twitter background featuring his work.
Creative Layer: When were you first introduced to Adobe Touch Apps? What was your very first creation?
pete the duck: Last Fall, I was directed to Adobe Ideas after searching online reviews of the best drawing apps for the iPad. Since then, I’ve tried other drawing applications, including some that even cost more than Adobe Ideas, but none have had the quality and ease of use of Adobe Ideas. I primarily have used Adobe Ideas to create comics based around the Halo video game franchise that feature a character of my own creation, pete the duck.
How have the Adobe Touch Apps change your creative workflow?
In short, Adobe Ideas has made my creative workflow possible. I would not be creating the work that I create without this tool.
Where’s your favorite location to create? Outside? Inside? On the go?
As my work is very casual, I enjoy a casual environment to draw in. I create most of my art while relaxing on my couch.
What time of day do you find yourself creating with Adobe Touch Apps? Morning? Afternoon? Night?
I use it throughout the day. It’s easy to pick up Adobe Ideas and sketch an idea in the morning and then come back and compete it in the afternoon or evening.
How much of a difference has direct touch input made to your creations?
Although I am not a professional artist, I have always had an interest in drawing. Several years ago, I purchased an art tablet and professional graphics program for my computer. I used them for months, but I could never overcome the disconnect that occurs when you draw on a tablet while the image appears not where you are drawing, but on a monitor several inches away. I have always been better with paper and pencil, where there is no disconnect and you have a precise and tangible connection with your drawing as you create it. I resorted to drawing in pencil, scanning the image, and attempting to enhance and color the image digitally–often with poor results. Adobe Ideas has let me retain that real connection with my work that you get from paper and pencil while gaining all of the quality advantages of fully digital drawing.
Of the different Touch Apps, which is most instrumental to your creative process and why?
The only Adobe Touch App that I use is Adobe Ideas – but it is a powerful drawing App and is the only tool that I need to express my creativity!
If you had the opportunity to travel to anywhere in the world with your Touch Apps, where would it be and why?
I would love to visit Japan and use Adobe Ideas in studying their calligraphy.
What are the top three sources you look to for inspiration?
I have always had an interest in art in general and I especially enjoy natural landscapes and skies. I am a fan of science fiction, which is a great source of inspiration as well. I also have a one-year old daughter who has given me much lighthearted inspiration that I can’t resist instilling in my work.
For many of us, deadlines are a way of life. Projects need to be finished and delivered, e-mails need to be responded to, and bills need to be paid – all by a certain date and time. But what if we decided to forego creative deadlines? What could we achieve?
In a recent article from The 99 Percent, brand strategist Carmel Hagen explores 10 great achievements that took time. Hagan says, “In an ideal world, the road from idea to reality is proven and predictable, with a distance made fathomable by visible benchmarks. But more frequently – especially in pursuit of less linear concepts like art, drastic innovation, or even paradigm shifts – time is mutable and you can’t project when completion will come.”
We’ve highlighted three of our favorite achievements that tested the limitations of time – including one we were happy to be a part of, Avatar.
Blu: MUTO animation – one summer daily
Italian street artist Blu spent nearly every day of a summer painting (and re-painting and re-painting) a large-scale mural across the public walls and buildings of Buenos Aires, capturing each “frame” in succession. The resulting short animation film, MUTO - a real-life flip book sharing a story spread over city surfaces – has since gotten over 10 million views on YouTube, and extended Blu’s own artistic footprint to institutes like the Tate Modern in London.
Scott Weaver: Rolling Through the Bay – 34 years
I always had a dream that I would build the world’s largest toothpick sculpture,” says Scott Weaver, the mad scientist behind “Rolling Through the Bay” – a 9 feet tall, 7 feet wide and 2 feet deep model of San Francisco made entirely of toothpicks. Half art, half “out-of-hand ping pong ball experiment,” the rollercoaster-like sculpture took over 3,000 hours and 34 years to complete. It’s a fascinating study in the power of setting lofty goals and pursuing them no matter what it takes.
James Cameron: Avatar – 15 years
In 1994, James Cameron drew on “every science fiction book he had read” to pen an 80-page treatment of Avatar. Two years later, he announced his intention to begin filming the movie after the completion of Titanic. Though 1999 was the year originally intended for Avatar’s release, Cameron soon rolled back the deadline, blaming underdeveloped technology. It wasn’t until 2005 that Cameron finally began working closely with artists and designers to visualize the characters and settings of the film. Four years and over $400 million later, Avatar went on to capture over two billion in box office sales and nine academy award nominations.
Do you have any favorites we didn’t cover? Comment below to let us know!
Architect by day and artist by night, Doug Wittnebel incorporates the use of the Adobe Touch Apps in his daily routine, and we’re convinced the tablet never leaves his side. His dedication to creating has really inspired us, so we’re featuring his work as our new Adobe Touch Apps Twitter background.
We connected with Doug to ask him a few questions. Check out his responses in the full Q&A below, and as always, feel free to share your work with us on Twitter or Facebook and/or drop us a note in comments below.
It’s that time again! We’re proud to show off some more creations that our Adobe Touch Apps users have shared with us on our Facebook and/or Twitter profiles. This week, we’re delighted to showcase the work of Heidi Schwoerer (a.k.a. “2CuteInk”). This individual’s imaginative and adorable creations made the decision for our next Adobe Touch Apps Twitter background that much easier.
Adobe Proto and Adobe Collage have been available for Android, and we’re excited to share that they’re now available on iOS! You can now create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps using Proto or capture inspirational images, drawings, or other content with Collage –all on your iPad.
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