Design and Arts Typography
The other day we were discussing the interesting text layouts in Mark Z. Danielewski’s bestselling book House of Leaves. The book (in a very general sense) deals with a labyrinth and at certain points the formatting reflects that. We didn’t find many good photographs of the text online, so we brought the book in and took our own. Check them out below the fold.
Design and Arts Graphics Tutorials
During a recent project, I ran into some bumps while prepping an Adobe Illustrator file for a printer. After a bit of research, I was able to answer a lot of my own questions regarding the differences between a Four Color Printing and Spot Color Printing. I’ve decided to take that experience and translate it into a few tips that will hopefully help anyone faced with a similar situation.
Bokeh is the blurred effect you see in a photo when things are out-of-focus. In certain cases where the out-of-focus area contains a lot of light and different colors, the blurriness can create an interesting aesthetic that is pretty to look at. Bokeh has made its way from photos to the digital space as made evident by an abundance of bokeh-inspired wallpapers available for desktops and mobile phones. Here are some examples of bokeh in photography: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Example 4, Example 5.
The goal of this tutorial is to create an abstract bokeh-inspired wallpaper like the one displayed above.
Design and Arts Experimental Inspirations
Perhaps some of you remember with fondness the Konami code from days spent gathered around the television and a video game console. I know that I certainly do. Easteregg.in is a tool that gives developers easy-to-use templates to implement their own Easter Eggs in web products. Simply choose between the different types of Easter Eggs and methods of activation and then throw it into your code! I thought it was a cool concept and decided to share it.