Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Last Supper in Amazing Detail

The Last Supper up close and personal. The best look you can get online of one of the most mysterious paintings ever created.An Italian technology firm, HAL9000, has created an online mega-composite of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper at an incredible 16 gigapixel resolution (about 2,000 times more detailed than a standard digital photograph).

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos

dsphotographic gives the steps to getting rid of tourists in your pictures. The technique uses layer masks to accomplish the task.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Showcase Of BIG Typography

The main advantage of excellent typography lies in its ability to be both attractive and functional at the same time. Although images communicate more vividly, text presentation can impress visitors with its sharpness and precise geometrical forms and curves. Consequently, chosen wisely and used carefully, it can be very effective — and there are dozens of outstanding examples of how the latter can be achieved.

Paula Scher's Paintings

Maya Stendhal Gallery recently announced a solo exhibition of renowned artist and graphic designer Paula Scher, which runs from November 8, 2007 through January 26, 2008.

Photoshop CS3's clone tool adds "Ignore Adjustment Layers"

Photoshop guru Jason Hoppe teaches non-destructive retouching techniques in Photoshop. In classes at CreativeTechs he shows many ways to improve your images without overwriting the original image data. Done properly, image quality doesn't degrade as you make edits, and you retain flexibility when clients come back with later change requests.

Creative Characters: The Faces Behind the Fonts

Christian Schwartz is among the most prolific type designers in the USA, having published fonts with about half a dozen foundries. myfonts.com gives up some information about the people who bring us the fonts we know and love.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Awards for Creative Students!

Southwest Virginia's STUDENT ADDY AWARDS are on the horizon!
     Sponsored by the AAF, the ADDY Awards honor excellence in advertising and cultivates the highest creative standards in the industry. With 60,000 entries, the ADDY Awards are the nation's largest advertising competition. The competition begins at the local level with over 200 AAF member clubs around the country. The local winners proceed to district competitions, and those winners proceed to the national finals. For more information on Student Addy Awards, visit: http://www.aaf.org/default.asp?id=72.
     AD2 ROANOKE is the local sponsor for Southwest Virginia's STUDENT Addy Awards. AD2 would like for all students to have the opportunity to participate. If you believe that your school might be interested in offering this to their students, please contact me. I will be looking for a drop off point for students work. This drop off point will be someone or somewhere that can hold student's entries until I am able to come pick them up or someone can deliver them to the Final Drop Off at Roanoke Higher Education Center in Downtown Roanoke, on the evening of January 9th. Many students will be on winter break and that is why we ask for each school to have a drop off point for students before they leave. Please let me know if you (or you know someone who) would be interested.
     If you are interested in learning more about the ADDY process, join us on November 14th for...
Aducation: Everything You've Wanted to Know About the ADDYs But Were Afraid to Ask
Get educated, or aducated, about the ins and outs of the ADDYs. From new categories to the judging process, you'll learn the details of how the three-tiered competition works from the local to the national level. 
Time: Noon Luncheon at The Hotel Roanoke. RSVP Required by November 12th: email michael.guntlow@roanoke.com
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Web Publishing: Design Web Site Icons at Favicon.cc

Create an address bar/tab icon for your web site instantly with Favicon.cc, a web-based paint application and image converter that creates favicons. Draw your icon and preview the results in actual size while you work. Publish the finished image for personal use or license it for reuse under Creative Commons

Jason Chan Art

Jason Chan has some amazing art work to check out on his website.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Spooky Type

veer.com has a bunch of great typography, including some seasonal stuff to fit the holiday season. Check out the site and flip through a few.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Graphic designer needed at Washington & Lee

Position Title: Graphic Designer

Department: Communications & Public Affairs

Supervisor's Title:  Publications Director

Status: Full-time

Schedule: 35 hours per week

FLSA: Non-exempt 

Grade: 3

EEOC: Secretarial/Clerical

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we 

are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of 

scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development 

of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our 

faculty, staff and student body.

POSITION SUMMARY: Receives work assignments from publications 

director and customer service representative to design attractive, 

eye-catching publications of all kinds (brochures, posters, 

programs, newsletters, magazines, Web sites, etc.) for the entire 

University (law and undergraduate schools, student organizations,

faculty members, administrative departments, etc.); helps update and 

maintain the University's graphic identity program; designs art and 

logos for special events; works with the rest of the department and 

the University web editor to ensure that the publications Web site 

remains current

ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTIONS: Possesses strong working knowledge 

of all creative design software such as InDesign, PhotoShop and 

Illustrator; keeps up with changes in software and computer 

technology; meets deadlines; works well under pressure; records 

accurately time spent on each project for internal billing; works

well as part of a team; communicates well with clients and coworkers

WORKING CONDITIONS: Share an office space in design studio with one 

other graphic designer and a photographer. Macintosh platform.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graphics background, whether art degree or 

at least three years' experience in the graphics design industry.

TO APPLY: To apply, Washington & Lee University application for 

employment required.  Can be obtained from 

http://humanresources.wlu.edu/forms/ and sent via e-mail to 

jobs@wlu.edu; or apply to Washington and Lee University, Office of 

Human Resources, 117 W. Washington Street, Lexington, VA  24450.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Idea: The Histogram as the Image

From Ironic Sans - hiding imagery inside the histogram palette...

Jethro Haynes

cpluv.com Interesting work by Jethro Haynes.

Paper cut madness taken to another level by Peter Callesen

petercallensen.com Check out this amazing art!!

Seam Carving, Magically Intelligent Image Resizing You Can Do Yourself!

photojojo.com Some cool info and a few links

Photoshopping on the iPhone

computerarts.co.uk Do some photoshop stuff on the iphone- neeto