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Vibrant Chinese Propaganda Art - Part 2: Seven Intense Years

Posted Tuesday, 26 May 2009 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Inspiration
Vibrant Chinese Propaganda Art - Part 2: Seven Intense Years
From the seven years between 1969-76, we are left with a vast heritage of marvelous propaganda material. In the second part of this series, we take a look at 50 carefully selected posters from that period.
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Vibrant Chinese Propaganda Art - Part 1: Revolution, Revolution, Revolution

Posted Wednesday, 6 May 2009 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Inspiration
Vibrant Chinese Propaganda Art - Part 1: Revolution, Revolution, Revolution
Chinese propaganda is like a fabulously bold and colourful history lesson, the kind of history lesson anyone with decent colour vision can appreciate. Look inside and feast your eyes on this first part of a series!
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Reggae Album Cover Design Tutorial - Part 2

Posted Wednesday, 18 March 2009 by David Sykes in Photoshop, Design, Inspiration
Reggae Album Cover Design Tutorial - Part 2
Design your own, authentic Reggae album cover in this fantastic Photoshop Tutorial. Continued from Part 1.
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Album Cover Design Tutorial: Business before Pleasure - Part 1

Posted Wednesday, 18 March 2009 by David Sykes in Photoshop, Design, Inspiration
Album Cover Design Tutorial: Business before Pleasure - Part 1
Design your own, authentic Reggae album cover in this fantastic Photoshop Tutorial. And who better to guide you in the process than a designer who is Jamaican born and bred, and who also happens to be one of the winners from the Crestock Photoshop Contest 2008? Enjoy!
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Photoshop Tutorial: Modern Eve

Posted Wednesday, 4 March 2009 by Peter Nowacki in Photoshop, Design, Inspiration
Photoshop Tutorial: Modern Eve
Crestock sent five stock images to Peter Nowacki (aka. Velendil) and challenged him to Photoshop it into something weird or wonderful. Check out the end result, complete with an illustrated tutorial of how it was created.
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42 Reggae Album Cover Designs: The Art & Culture of Jamaica

Posted Wednesday, 18 February 2009 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Design, Entertainment, Inspiration
 42 Reggae Album Cover Designs: The Art & Culture of Jamaica
In this post, we're taking a look at the cover designs of 42 album cover designs from reggae and related genres. See how Scientist rid the World of the evil curse of the Vampires, say hello to Uglyman, and learn why the colours red, gold and green are so central in reggae and Rastafari culture.
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Top 50 Blog Posts on Usability, Web Design & Development Resources & Cheat Sheets of 2008

Posted Wednesday, 11 February 2009 by Sverre Sjøthun in Design, Inspiration, Technology, Trends, Photoshop
Top 50 Blog Posts on Usability, Web Design & Development Resources & Cheat Sheets of 2008
Designing a website is so much more than just making it look pretty. The bigger the site, the more complex the task grows, and it compasses so many disciplines you'll need a team of specialists for the really big projects. Even if you're working on a small business website, there are still a number of areas to cover – here are some of the best articles from 2008 to help you on your way.
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So You Joined the Affiliate Program – Now What?

Posted Friday, 6 February 2009 by Sverre Sjøthun in Technology, Inspiration
So You Joined the Affiliate Program – Now What?
Affiliate marketing can be a very, very lucrative business - especially when you join great programs and know how to promote the services. I personally know several people that makes six figure incomes a year by doing just that.
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Our 50 Favourite Photo Sites, Articles and News of 2008

Posted Thursday, 5 February 2009 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke, Gudmund Aarseth and Josh Hodge in Photography, Inspiration
Our 50 Favourite Photo Sites, Articles and News of 2008
Well into 2009, Lars, Josh and Gudmund have finally finished arguing over compiling their list of favorite blog posts, galleries and news pieces picked among the stuff they came across during the last year, and now that the dust has settled, here are the best 50 that remained standing:
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Photoshop Tutorial: Constructivist Propaganda Poster

Posted Thursday, 15 January 2009 by David Oei and Carolyn Sullivan in Photoshop, Design, Inspiration
Photoshop Tutorial: Constructivist Propaganda Poster
In the following tutorial David Oei and Carolyn Sullivan show us how they created their entry for the first round of the Crestock Photoshop Contest 2008 - a poster inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement
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