Archive for October, 2013

Comic Con and Creativity

Comic Con and Creativity

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to take some time off to attend the New York Comic Con. While I considered my trip a mini-vacation, it taught me a few important lessons in creativity. Initially, Comic Con helped me reconnect with my younger self through the comic books I grew up with. But as […]

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Masking Out Video Tags with HTML5 Canvas

Masking Out Video Tags with HTML5 Canvas

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

For Halloween we built Haunted Hills, a neat video chat app that places users' web cameras into a spooky, ParallaxJS powered graveyard. One of our more curious challenges was to cut out video feeds so that users' faces fit perfectly into place. This feature went through several iterations, including experiments with CSS masks, overflow: hidden, […]

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Can space really be negative?

Can space really be negative?

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

The old saying is that the optimist sees the glass as half full, while the pessimist sees the glass as half empty. It is, however, the opportunist who drinks the water while the other two argue about the amount of liquid in the glass. The term, “negative space” is akin to that old saying because […]

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Let’s make a horror movie poster with vector set 23

Let’s make a horror movie poster with vector set 23

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Boo! Happy Halloween! With the release of our latest, horror-themed, vector set, we felt it was fitting to have an Halloween tutorial. So today, we’re going to work on re-creating this poster for Dracula’s daughter, a fictitious movie from five or six decades ago. The design above was a team effort between Steve Knerem, Jeff […]

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Let’s make a horror movie poster with vector set 23

Let’s make a horror movie poster with vector set 23

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Boo! Happy Halloween! With the release of our latest, horror-themed, vector set, we felt it was fitting to have an Halloween tutorial. So today, we’re going to work on re-creating this poster for Dracula’s daughter, a fictitious movie from five or six decades ago. The design above was a team effort between Steve Knerem, Jeff […]

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The 5 best tools for responsive design

The 5 best tools for responsive design

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Let me start by saying this, I will not be including any point-and-click design tools in this list (think Adobe Edge Reflow). The reason is simple enough, I believe that they’re bad for everyone; designers, clients, coders… everyone suffers. It’s not a question of the quality of code output by these programs. It’s not because […]

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Real Life Chess Pieces: Conceptual Photography by Francesco Ridolfi

Real Life Chess Pieces: Conceptual Photography by Francesco Ridolfi

| October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Aside from poker card deck, chess is also one of the most common theme in terms of artistic interpretations like in illustration and even in photography. A recent project by Italian photographer Francesco Ridolfi has explored the concept of bringing the popular board game into the next level . This time creating amazing real life […]

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Tracktor: Managing Harvest Timers the Arduino Way

Tracktor: Managing Harvest Timers the Arduino Way

| October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Here at Viget, we all use Harvest to track how we spend our time. It’s a great tool that makes it easy to keep track of time spent on various client and internal projects … but I knew the experience could be better. The Problem While I find the Harvest interface clean and simple to […]

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Easy to accomplish VSCO Cam effect in Photoshop

Easy to accomplish VSCO Cam effect in Photoshop

| October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

A little bit of context Hello all, Simon here. You know me as a designer that loves to create posters with a lot of textures. I mean, just check the Lost and Taken poster tutorial, or the Do androids dream of electric sheep one. I’ve also used similar techniques in the tutorial I wrote when […]

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80+ free wood type alphabets

80+ free wood type alphabets

| October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

An absolute must-have for any typography buff, these wood type alphabets, available as a Flickr photoset from Patricia M, make up one of the most visually stunning collections of wood type currently available. Each of these 84 unique alphabets has been scanned in by hand and is available as a high-resolution image under a Creative Commons […]

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