It's a jungle out there... We ran across one site uncovered in the shovelware sites who was offering free vector files. But when I saw some of the comments, I decided not to attempt downloading the files. One commenter wrote:
It is a SCAM and HOAX and has no business being posted on a site such as this. You should delete all links to ifolder.ru. They're lowlife scumbags.
We own the copyright to most of these tribals. Lots of them showing up on eBay. Everybody is about to meet our lawyers, including this website.
So I can see that other people are tromping these shovelware sites too. I decided to look for an "About" page. None there. However, I did find the "Copyright infringement" page where the site says "... if you want this material removed, you must provide a written communication ..." So, in effect they openly admit to ripping off the creative works of others, and hiding behind the DMCA.
See my 60-Second Window "Evil Tweets"
Full story : http://www.graphic-design.com/60-seconds/society/evil-twitter-tweets
Something like an astronomer
Ravenskar -- or, Viet-My ("Viet-Mee") is a 22-year old Vietnamese, now residing in Australia who calls herself "a Pornographic Connoisseur" ... little else is known other than she does killer illustrations that get posted on hundreds of other web sites, and gathering hundreds of glowing comments. (Her blog is at ravenskar.tumblr.com, but was down when we attempted to get more information.)
Be sure to kick around in this Deviantart gallery a while, you'll find some other stunning works there as well!
Full story : Ravenskar at deviantart.com
Mads Berg: Art Deco Revival
For a change from the usually overworked, over decorated, photoshop work which has become the norm, take a look at Danish illustrator Mads Berg's awesome art deco flavored posters and illustrations. Be sure to dig down into the archives to discover all kinds of inspiration. (like this one called "Waterpark")
Full story : Mads Berg: www.madsberg.dk
51 Breathtaking Post-Apocalypse Wallpapers
Presida Creative is a creative media blog having posted quite a few "shovelware" pages, but we thought this one offered some real visual boosts. Presida writes:
Humanity has an obsession with its own destruction. From countless religions, myths, legends and doomsday predictions, humanity has always been curious about what the Earth would be like without us. So take a look
Full story : www.presidiacreative.com
Cynthia Pedrosa Fractal Portfolio
Samples of fractal art ... some pretty impressive items gathered by Cynthia Pedrosa for her z3olyte web site. This amazing art form can create some awesome visuals!
Full story : z3olyte.com
Till Nowak: awesome images
Till Nowak is a digital artist, designer and filmmaker, born in 1980. Since 1999 Till works as a professional computer graphics artist on his own independent projects and as an efficient one-man-production-company for high profile clients. He is based in Hamburg.
Full story : www.framebox.com
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