I’ve found more and more that there are tutorial sites that seem to be beneficial, but really, what’s the difference between that and a Paint-By-number book. Sure, you’re still the one painting the image (“creating” the piece of art) but you are not only simply colouring where they said to, you’re displaying NO creativity whatsoever. Even in a colouring book you have the option to colour it what you choose. Tutorials can be a great way to learn how to achieve an effect or use a tool, but replicating a pre-made piece of art should not be the end desire. Learning and growing should.
Twitter is the big Hot Button Topic lately.
A compilation post with the best posts of 2008 was inevitable. Below you’ll find more than 2008 tips, tricks, icons, tutorials, inspirations and more design stuff. For beginners and advanced designers. Also make sure you check out the other posts on these great blogs.
So for your and my own reference here are the best posts for designers this year I’ve came across and which are worth (re)reading.
Recently there has been noticed a comeback to retro style in pretty much everything – fashion, interior, industrial, graphic design, etc. Why? Maybe because we’re becoming nostalgic… Or maybe because retro represents a ‘generational response by the under-40 crowd against the uniformity and slickness of much of today’s mass marketing, and to some extent suggests a backlash to a culture of disposability and fakery.’ Whatever the true reason is, the fact is that retro is on the rise.