Articles tagged as ‘Galleries’

Photo Manipulation Inspiration – April, 2013

Welcome to the first post of the new series called “Photo Manipulation Inspiration of the Month“, and we are delighted to present to you, a list of 20 carefully selected photo manipulations, and other artworks every month on the Vandelay Design Blog. Starting from this post, you will be able to see a photo inspiration article every month based on different types of photo manipulations.

So, without wasting anymore time, let’s start scrolling and enjoy these awesome photo manipulations, which you might not have seen before,

Unleashing the Spirit

Unleashing the Spirit

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Showcase of Watercolor Effects in Web Design

Web design is an eclectic industry with a wide range of creative professionals with all sorts of backgrounds. Some of them are very artistic backgrounds. This is evident by the number of design elements that fill the web and that are in use which are rooted in other arts. Elements that are meant to replicate those artistic mediums and transfer them into the digital realm.

Today we are looking at a showcase of web designs that have all included some watercolor effects with inspiring effectiveness. Below we have taken some screencaps and included some of the ways these fantastic designers have brought this ‘mixed media’ feel to their designs and the web audiences interacting with them.

Watercolor Effects in Web Design

Fabien Barral’s site uses a slight stained watercolor texture in the background is subtly employed to add a bit of richness to the header. The arrows also carry a light bit of watercolor texturing, allowing them to stand out a bit more. With the site layout being so clean and sharp, the watercolor effects add a nice bit of balance here.

Watercolor Effects in Web Design

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A Showcase of Beautiful Office Spaces

You spend a massive proportion of your life there, so it goes without saying that where you work really matters. Gone are the days when offices had to be beige and grey boxes where workers were kept captive from nine to five. Modern offices can be playful, cool, stylish and – dare we even say it – fun. That’s right, fun. At work of all places.

So, if your workstation is currently a mess of papers, sandwich packets and unwatered plants this post is for you. Or perhaps you’re seeking some inspiration to help set up the perfect home office. Whatever your motivation, this collection of beautiful and exciting work spaces should get your creativity flowing. So put down that bog-standard office-supplies catalog and start getting inventive with your work space – here’s how you do it.

Google, Zurich

Google, Zurich

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25 Church Websites for Design Inspiration

Providing design inspiration has always been one of our primary objectives with this blog. If you’re working on designing a website for a church one of the best ways to get ideas and inspiration for your project is to browse through a number of well-designed church websites from a variety of different designers. In this article we’ll showcase 25 examples of attractive church sites for help with your own inspiration.

Salisbury Christian Church

Salisbury Christian Church

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Showcase of Lomo Photography

Lomography is an analog camera movement that creates interesting photos (the effects can also be replicated in Photoshop). The Lomographic Society International was founded in 1992 by a group of Viennese students after they discovered the Lomo LC-A camera created by LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia (source).

The characteristics of lomo photography or lomography include cross processed colors, increased saturation, and blurred edges and vignetting. Here we’ll showcase 23 different examples of lomo photography for your own inspiration.

Lomo Photography

Photo credit: Danx Garrido

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20 Surreal Photo Manipulations for Inspiration

Many of us love fantasy and seeing photos that cannot be or aren’t real, as they tell us that we can be more than this. As many of us know, such photos are called surreal, and now in this article I am going to present some awesome surreal photo manipulations that you might not have seen before.

So, don’t wait and start scrolling down to see some wonderful and astonishing photos that might leave you wondering why these things cannot be true.

The Flying Saucer

Surreal Photo Manipulation

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Showcase of Vintage-Inspired Websites

When it comes to trends, we all know that they move in circles. What goes around usually comes around, at least within a couple of decades. Retrospectives at art galleries, musical homages and retro interiors are all mining the past for inspiration, as old as the source material it ‘borrows’ from.

However, where it seems peculiar to cherish all things old-school is in digital design. Considering the relative newness of the media, it’s almost incongruent to use retro elements when digital usually strives to be at the cutting-edge of technology. However the most fashionable and exciting brands are all embracing vintage design and the number of sites that are launching with a retro-vibe is definitely on the up.

Perhaps it’s to add a touch of personality and familiarity to an otherwise cold medium of communication. Or perhaps it’s simply where other trends lead, digital follows. It could be a throwback to simpler eras. Or maybe it’s all down to the iPhone’s Instagram app. whatever the reason, vintage logos, photography; colour palettes and imagery are all big news right now.

And perhaps what’s most interesting about this trend is that it somehow manages to feel new. Retro web design is incredibly current, whether you’re pilfering from the 1960s, the roaring twenties or the Berlin burlesque of the 1930s.

Ribbons, banners, textures, patterns and grainy photography are just a few of the ways you can sculpt your site from the annals of history and add a sentimental edge. Here we take a look at 25 excellent examples of vintage-inspired digital design.

Caava Design

Caava Design

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Showcase of Websites with Blurred Backgrounds

A few months ago we published a post to showcase examples of the current web design trend of using blurred photos as website backgrounds (see Design Trend: Blurred Backgrounds in Web Design). Since the time that post was published we’ve come across many more examples of this trend continuing to gain popularity. In this post you’ll find another 23 examples for your own design inspiration.

The blurred photo backgrounds continue to be especially popular with sites for mobile apps and web apps, but a variety of different types of sites are also included.

Eco

Eco

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25 Awesome Websites for Unique Businesses

Now that nearly every business in every niche and industry is online these days, it can be difficult for even the highly unique businesses to stand out. Small businesses have a need to be highly innovative and original to really draw in loyal clients, and one way to be innovative is with your brand elements, including your website.

An awesome website that portrays a highly original brand story is one that clients will not only stay on longer but are more likely to convert into loyal fans and customers. The following collection of websites include stunning website design for unique businesses. In the list below, unique doesn’t necessarily mean a completely new and innovative service or product, although a few of the following businesses fall into this category. Unique also stands for businesses that were innovative in their brand story – in the way they portray their brands on their websites.

So take a look and let us know which ones below were the most successful in presenting their business in a unique way with an incredible website.

East African Bakery

East African Bakery

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20 Simple Homepage Designs

In 2013, people want their information fast and simple. No extraneous frills, no unnecessary padding – just the facts.

This trend has been mirrored by the way designers are going about creating the front-pages of sites. As the gateway to everything within, the homepage needs to summarize the concept of the site and attract the user and these days, often the best way to do this is to keep it simple.

With that in mind, I’m going to take a look at some of the best examples within this trend, from the big-guns down to the little guys, and see what makes a simple, minimalist homepage so effective.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon

The site intended to both randomize and personalize the internet, StumbleUpon’s home page manages to summarise their core values with one encompassing image and little text.

By keeping it simple with a brand message and ‘cool’ image they entice people to click to the next page to sign up without badgering them or immersing them in information.

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