Ten Tips To Choose The Right Color Palette For Your Designs

1. Know the project and the client

You should keep in mind to choose colors that are suitable for your project. In addition to the colors given by your client, you have to make a great palette by adding other shades and tones. Different color combinations have different meanings. For example, green and red for Christmas and blue and red for patriotism.

2. Color theory review

Reviewing color basics is must before choosing and creating a palette. You can find various color schemes on the color wheel such as analogous, monochromatic, triadic, complementary, double-complementary, and split-complementary. Traditional color schemes can help you in determining the right color combination.

3. Try out custom color schemes

You can customize by making your own color palette from the traditional scheme where you needn’t follow the formal rules. Chroma, value, and saturation of colors are important.

4. As basis, use monochromatic color scheme


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Color plays an important role for designers. If there is no element of colors, any design will definitely appear dull. Colors are very important for marketing, business, and even in emotions. Since lot of things should be considered, it is difficult to create a color palette because of the infinite variety of colors.

The following ten tips will help you to create color palettes on your own. It is important for designers for design creation and marketing purpose since attractive and unique colors are remembered by people. So, to create a color palette the following are the techniques and approaches… Leer más “Ten Tips To Choose The Right Color Palette For Your Designs”

20 Very Original Examples of Calendar Designs

Today we have state of the art smartphones, super powerful computers and even pseudo-holograms which can show us the time and date with an extreme accuracy, so why do we need a printed calendar? Well, we hang them on the wall mainly for their designs. It’s just like a business card – most of the time it can be replaced with something more useful but not always so beautiful and original. In this article you can see a collection of 20 of very original examples of calendar printing designs.


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Today we have state of the art smartphones, super powerful computers and even pseudo-holograms which can show us the time and date with an extreme accuracy, so why do we need a printed calendar? Well, we hang them on the wall mainly for their designs. It’s just like a business card – most of the time it can be replaced with something more useful but not always so beautiful and original. In this article you can see a collection of 20 of very original examples of calendar printing designs.

Calendar Girl

Infographic Calendar 2012

The Eyes of Imagination

Calendar Illusion 2011

Life Calendar: How was your day?

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Clever Magazine Advertising Idea

The assignment was to integrate advertising in a magazine. When browsing in the magazine the pages are getting smaller and smaller towards the center. The font of the text is maintained throughout the magazine. Because the pages are smaller, there is less information on the page.

In the middle of the magazine, the meaning is clear. The headline “Soon there will be no more trees to make paper.” Is a teaser, that urges people to go to the site of Green World. On the site, the audience can read more about the problem; deforestation, and what they can do to change it. The concept makes clear that more people should consider the use of paper.


The assignment was to integrate advertising in a magazine. When browsing in the magazine the pages are getting smaller and smaller towards the center. The font of the text is maintained throughout the magazine. Because the pages are smaller, there is less information on the page.

In the middle of the magazine, the meaning is clear. The headline “Soon there will be no more trees to make paper.” Is a teaser, that urges people to go to the site of Green World. On the site, the audience can read more about the problem; deforestation, and what they can do to change it. The concept makes clear that more people should consider the use of paper.

Author : Birgit Fonteyn


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3D Coca-Cola Image Design

The idea was to create an appealing image for the brazilian Cinema 4D Forum (c4dbr.com) contest.This 3D image was a great study because it has everything that increase render time: refractions, ice, liquids and glass… .

Author : Carlos Carvalhar


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The idea was to create an appealing image for the brazilian Cinema 4D Forum (c4dbr.com) contest.This 3D image was a great study because it has everything that increase render time: refractions, ice, liquids and glass… .

Author : Carlos Carvalhar


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Extraordinary Hyperrealist Sculptures Photography

In a sense they are a healthy riposte to the human detritus portrayed by Duane Hanson but these are executive toys writ large that play host to the kitsch requirements of many a public commission-a more credible school of Franklin Mint. Here, where there are certain mucky Mueck moments, instead of tiny things made huge, these big guys look like tiny heroes made into paperweights.

They don’t carry the cultural weight of some of Jeff Koon’s iconic subjects but veer towards the banal- are these guys heroes ? Or a post-Warholian marketing man’s idea of contemporary branding that plays on gay iconography? There is an inherent vulnerability in all of the subjects-for all the uniform Men’s Health muscle, there is an undercurrent of fallibility, doubt, uncertainty, even failure floating before their eyes. There is bathos, Pathos and well… loss. What else do these figures have to say? Probably, like most sportsmen, very little but the artistry is undeniable.


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Staticity, the snapshot-where the photograph replicates death or at least a nanosecond of life is rarely captured in sculpture where, usually (except for the bronze tonnage of many a public artwork) the artist strives to capture the energy and movement. It is ironic therefore that this display of work could be the start of a non-movement movement owing more to the stillness of photography than the unbridled energy of say, Umberto Boccioni.

There is of course a direct link to one of the greatest works of art, that of DegasLa Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (or Little Ballerina) but these are real people photographed to look like hyperrealist sculptures.

In a sense they are a healthy riposte to the human detritus portrayed by Duane Hanson but these are executive toys writ large that play host to the kitsch requirements of many a public commission-a more credible school of Franklin Mint. Here, where there are certain mucky Mueck moments, instead of tiny things made huge, these big guys look like tiny heroes made into paperweights.

They don’t carry the cultural weight of some of Jeff Koon’s iconic subjects but veer towards the banal- are these guys heroes ? Or a post-Warholian marketing man’s idea of contemporary branding that plays on gay iconography? There is an inherent vulnerability in all of the subjects-for all the uniform Men’s Health muscle, there is an undercurrent of fallibility, doubt, uncertainty, even failure floating before their eyes. There is bathos, Pathos and well… loss. What else do these figures have to say? Probably, like most sportsmen, very little but the artistry is undeniable.

So what are we to make of these figures? They are so shiny one could lick them and yet they can’t work as sculpture because you can’t walk around them. Having used hours of artifice to create these tableaux, the photographers have flattened and ‘killed’ them-this is where they start to look like a ‘brand’ this is where the viewers’ eyes are presented with the advertising art director’s idea of realism-up close and personal.

Author : DIVER AND AGUILAR


 

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Mixel Web Site 2.0

Both studios did a tremendous job, but in late December the company decided to redesign both with the goal of standardizing the page architecture and visual language. The new site, previewed here for the first time, is a much more minimal design that unifies the presentation of both with a single navigation, grid structure and interface conventions. It was designed by Khoi Vinh and Roy Stanfield.


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Mixel is a free app for iPad that transforms collage into a social activity. It launched in November 2011 to great reviews and was designed by CEO and co-founder Khoi Vinh (NYTimes.com, Subtraction.com). The path to launch was so intense that Mixel brought in two studios to help with the Web site: San Francisco-based Weightshift built the main site and New York City-based Gin Lane Media built the blog.

Both studios did a tremendous job, but in late December the company decided to redesign both with the goal of standardizing the page architecture and visual language. The new site, previewed here for the first time, is a much more minimal design that unifies the presentation of both with a single navigation, grid structure and interface conventions. It was designed by Khoi Vinh and Roy Stanfield.

Download Mixel here.


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