Printing Code: Programming and the Visual Arts, Rune Madsen at Heroku's Waza 2013

A lot of people think there's a brick wall between creative designers and web coders. This remarkable video featuring Rune Madsen at Heroku's Waza 2013 is proof that there is no barrier between code and art, so long as the practitioner has vision and creativity ... please enjoy this hugely enjoyable video! March 11, 2013

Heather Keogh : Green Screen Photography

Our 18th Annual Designing Women edition continues with a field trip visit to the photography studios of Heather Keogh, where she specializes in green screen photography and photoshop. Everything in her portfolio is from a green screen... February 25, 2013

18th Annual Black History Month Art Surf

Here we are again for our annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. This year, we're seeing the most prolific exhibition of art ever! This year includes :
* Lulu Kitololo: Storyteller, Ideamonger, Designer, Artist
* Sabine Pieper : fashion illustration for a generation
* Direct Mail for design etiquette by Wanda Priem
* Kehinde Wiley : legacy of portraitists
* Saki Mafundikwa - Afrikan Alphabets
* Stuff that piques my interest
* Graffiti Turned High Art
and more! Enjoy : January 30, 2013

Black History Month for 2013

We continue our 2013 surf from the previous page with these visits :
* Octavia Butler Black History Month Poster
* Black History Month: Diversity in Design
* Black History Month Magazine Covers
* All-Time Favourite Music Promos
* Black History month poster
* Black Light Posters
... and more ! January 30, 2013

CREATIVE Tidbits : Valentine's Do It Yourself

And now for something totally different . . . for this creative surf, I thought it would be fun just to snoop around and see what kind of creative projects others are doing. We found a few :
* Do-It-Yourself: Quick and Easy Valentine's Projects
* Cupid's Arrow Valentine Printable Cupcake Wrappers
* Do It Yourself Valentines Day Wreath - Posted
* Do It Yourself Pixalated Valentines Card
* Valentine's Day Cards You Make Yourself
* Do-it-yourself Valentine garland
* Happy valentines day
* Valentines shirts!
* Be my Valentine
... and more ! January 29, 2013

2012 Facebook Timeline Award Winners

When Facebook went to the Timeline layout, people began to discover some awesome opportunities to express themselves in visual art. We jumped on board and began selecting the best from our followers and readers. So, here we present the winners from 2012! Hopefully, you'll be inspired to do something stunning and you'll win too. January 1, 2013

New Way to License Art

In my years as an employer of artists, designers and creatives, I've learned one thing: the better the creative, the worse the business person. Now, there's a new software package designed specifically for artists in the art licensing industry to help them track all aspects of their business. December 18, 2012

$2000 Worth of Design Resources for YOU

Our partner MacApps Sales and InkyDeals have come up with this super-duper deal to celebrate their first birthday -- you get a HUGE birthday bundle of design resources -- until Christmas Eve
Get $2799 Worth of Design Resources for only $49! December 16, 2012

Photoshop Madness for the holidays

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! You can believe we went totally mad when we got caught in a stalker site, supposedly of "great Photoshop downloads" and couldn't get out! The only thing we could do was shut down the computer -- which lost a bunch of work on this month's column. Sheesh.
Holiday madness in Photoshop
We did find these Adobe Photoshop items for the 2012 Holiday Photoshop Madness surf . . .
* Create Christmas Greeting Card with CS6
* Photo to aquarel painting tutorial
* A Simple Christmas Star tutorial
* Amazing Christmas Card
* Some Christmas Dock Icons
* A Merry Christmas Tree
... and more! C'mon in ... November 28, 2012

Photoshop Seascape Madness

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! This is continued from the HDR topic this month with 'Seascape' madness -- mad HDR seascape photography of places you WISH you had gone to shoot photos. . . and convert to HDR. June 29, 2012