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Fashion Inspired By Nature In Diptychs By Liliya Hudyakova

by Lina D (BoredPanda)

The world of fashion often draws heavily upon the natural world to drive its creativity, and is precisely this link that Russian artist Liliya Hudyakova has such a good eye for. Her Fashion & Nature photo series pairs accomplished fashion designer’s dresses and other pieces with the natural views that she imagines might have inspired them.

The resulting juxtapositions draw an undeniable link between the clothing we see on the runway (or even wear) and the world that inspired it. Indeed, some of the oldest known pieces of decorative clothing and jewelry imitate or incorporate nature as well.

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Elie Saab S/S 2014 & Sunset

Gosia Baczynska S/S 2014 & Beautiful Fields

Elie Saab S/S 2012 & Tropical Beach

Elie Saab F/W 2014/15 & Pink Lake, Australia

Yiqing Yin F/W 2012/13 & Sea surface

Giambattista Valli F/W 2014/15 & Wisteria

Jason Wu S/S 2013 & Starry Night “Silhouettes” by Harry Finde

Monique Lhuillier S/S 2014 & Fire In The Sky in California by Aydin Palabiyikoglu

Carolina Herrera Fall 2015 RTW & Rice Field of Yunnan, China by Isabelle Chauvel

Blumarine S/S 2015 & Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Elie Saab S/S 2015 & Oceanscape Photography

Stephane Rolland S/S 2012 & Valley of the Glaciers – Satellite Image Of Patagonia (Chile) By NASA

Bottega Veneta S/S 2010 & Stormy Sky

Alexander McQueen S/S 2012 & First Snow Fall In Minnesota, USA

Delpozo S/S 2015 & Frozen Pond

Gucci F 2004 & Green Field

Comme des Garçons F/W 2013/14 & Autumn Leaves

Christian Siriano S/S 2013 & Sandy Beach

Alexander McQueen S/S 2010 & Autumn Leaves

Aquilano Rimondi S/S 2012 & Ocean Waves

Emilio Pucci F/W 2011 & Rainy Mountains

The Blonds F/W 2012 & Mountains

Jean Louis Sabaji S/S 2013 & Clouds

Blanka Matragi S/S 2012 & Ocean

Marchesa F/W 2012 & Red Leaves

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The 5 Elements of Great Graphic Design

Visual Hierarchy

By definition visual hierarchy in the graphic design context consists of manipulating visual content by prioritizing it and subsequently organizing it in a manner that will effectively get a point across. Visual hierarchy is one of the backbone principles of graphic design, and applies to every form of media you can possibly experience. This element is not simply about the image content; any text which is being considered for use is to be part of the arrangement process as well.

It is important to pay close attention to contrasts when being attentive to this element. Contrasts in color, context, size, and shape need to be closely monitored and anything which distracts from the key point should be properly adjusted.

Balance in Design Layout

Have you have ever looked at an advertisement of any medium and found a specific area of the visual that continually takes away your attention from the main focus? Empty spaces in some areas and overcrowding in others can throw the brain’s ability to retain attention into an uproar. Great graphic design will have all visual content and text arranged in a manner which is balanced evenly, and complimentary visuals or text will not crowd or distract from the point of the design. Each design will have a main point of reference and all other content is supportive, thus, supportive content should bring the point more clearly into focus rather than fog things up for the viewer.

Grid Use

A grid is made up of intersecting lines, horizontal, vertical, and/or angular, which can be straight or curved in appearance. Grids are two dimensional, and to the layman resemble nothing more than a bunch of tiny little boxes.

Grid use in graphic design will contribute greatly to the effectiveness of the design produced. Use of a grid assists in proper content placement, helping to achieve balance and providing depth and an essence of tangibility to the design. Because grid use assists in effective content placement its use contributes to the greatness of any design in which it has been implemented.

Proper use of White Space

The use of white space in the graphic realm can make or break the design and any potential it has for greatness. White space is any area free of markings or content of any kind, including margins and any areas of space between groups of text or other content. White space can be used effectively without the viewer even being aware of it; this is graphic design genius. White space can also undermine an entire concept, consequently destroying what could have been a great design. Proper use of white space should allow the viewer to breathe while drinking in the design; it should not complete the piece, rather it should dance with the content in unison.

The Marriage of Positive and Negative Space: Visual Harmony

The essence of using white space properly is the mastery of balance of both negative (white) and positive (content-filled) spaces. You cannot master white or negative space use without having used positive space effectively as well; this is the balance that needs to be achieved in all your designs.

To achieve great masterpieces of Graphic Design Singapore, creative agencies must have the entire world in their mind’s eye, and they must be able to express that effectively through their medium. The above five elements will encompass any great piece of graphic design, and it will not be difficult to identify each element with a trained eye. The intended viewer, on the other hand, will see nothing but symmetry and aesthetic perfection which is compelling in its purpose. Sharpen the attention you pay to the five elements, and begin to produce great graphic designs today.


source: http://drpgraphicdesign.com/5-elements-great-graphic-design/

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Death Of Conversation: How Smartphones Take Over Our Lives

by Julija K

I give many a chemical rush when they answer my call, 8-10 Americans believe I am addictive, and I can kill you if I’m misused. What am I? A cellphone, of course!

Thanks to cellphones, we are more connected than ever before, but disconnecting is also more painful. The following cartoons, as well as the ‘Death Of Conversation’ project by Babycakes Romero, illustrate some of the funny and not-so-funny side effects of our plugged-in lifestyle.

Do you think we’re better off now that we all have smart-phones or not? How have cellphones impacted your life?



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