Inspiration

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Put A Bird On It!

Posted Wednesday, 8 June 2011 by Stacey Waspe in Design, Inspiration

The Microstock Blacklist

Posted Wednesday, 25 May 2011 by Allison Hobbs in Photography, Inspiration, News
If we had a blacklist, these subjects would be on it. This, and other "non-technical" reasons for image rejections.
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Thanks for All the Fish

Posted Wednesday, 11 May 2011 by Stacey Waspe in Inspiration
Grab your towel, stick out your thumb and get ready for the trip! May 11th marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of the popular English writer, Douglas Adams. See the lightbox inspired by his work.
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Artist Interview: Li Tzu Chien - 'Notkoo2008'

Posted Wednesday, 11 May 2011 by Susan Read in Interviews, Design, Inspiration
Each month we profile one of our photographers or illustrators as our 'Artist of the Month'. This month we talk to Taiwan-based illustrator Li Tzu Chien, aka notkoo2008. His portfolio, liberally dosed with amazing seamless patterns and cartoon-style illustrations, is not to be missed.
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Introducing the Hobbs Report

Posted Tuesday, 10 May 2011 by Steve Pigeon in Photography, Inspiration, News
Allison Hobbs is an excellent and informed writer on the subject of commercial image production and editing. She knows what sells and what doesn't. In her new column for Crestock she will share her experience, opinions and observations with all our members and help you to build a better commercial portfolio.
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Propaganda Parodies Part 2: Join the Proctological Corps!

Posted Tuesday, 4 August 2009 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Entertainment, Inspiration
Propaganda Parodies Part 2: Join the Proctological Corps!
This week's selection of propaganda parodies is a real hodgepodge, mixing German Luftwaffels, French defeatism, homo-erotic sailors and a whole lot of general shenanigans.
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7 Common Design Mistakes That Clients Love (and how to fight back)

Posted Thursday, 30 July 2009 by Peter Alexander in Design, Entertainment, Inspiration
7 Common Design Mistakes That Clients Love (and how to fight back)
From flash intros, to logo theft, to information overload, clients often ask a design team to do a lot of stuff that’s just plain wrong. Here are 7 of the most common mistakes clients might ask you to make -- and how to talk some sense into them.
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Propaganda Parodies Part 1: Burger King Babies & Kim Jong-Il in Pink

Posted Wednesday, 15 July 2009 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Entertainment, Inspiration
Propaganda Parodies Part 1: Burger King Babies & Kim Jong-Il in Pink
It's all about sticking it to The Man this week, as we have a look at how professional and amateur artists alike use propaganda elements in their attacks on the powers that be. Not exciting enough? How does Kim Jong-Il in an Adidas track suit or Richard Nixon bowling sound then?
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Yuri Arcurs on Studio Essentials

Posted Tuesday, 7 July 2009 by Sverre Bech-Sjøthun in Photography, Inspiration, Interviews
Yuri Arcurs on Studio Essentials
Second part of the guided tour in Yuri Arcurs' studio at Aarhus in Denmark deals with studio essentials - tools and things you absolutely need to have in your studio.
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Introducing Crestock Ver 4.0: Design, Usability & Speed

Posted Friday, 3 July 2009 by Sverre Bech-Sjøthun in Design, Inspiration
Introducing Crestock Ver 4.0: Design, Usability & Speed
Not even 2 years after we launched our last major site revamp, Crestock 3.0, we're back with some huge changes on the site. Read on to find out what's new in Crestock 4.0!
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