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Hello, Emerald.

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In 2012, we had energy — 2013 is about prosperity. So in the world of colors, it’s goodbye, Tangerine Tango, and hello, Emerald.

That is the color of the year for 2013, according to Pantone, the color standards division of Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. The color is known more formally as Pantone 17-5641.

The new shade takes the crown from the spirited reddish orange hue, which held the honor for 2012.

But 2013 is all about a vivid, verdant shade of green that “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

“Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions,” said Eiseman in a press release. “It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green.“

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Adobe buys Behance

As Adobe takes over Behance – at a reported cost of $100m – we look how the move will affect designers

Many designers have a love/hate relationship with Adobe software, so the news that the software giant has bought Behance was met with mixed reaction yesterday. The undisclosed cost of the acquisition is rumoured to be around the $100m mark.

Hosting three million projects from around a million members, recieving over 90 million views last month alone, Behance’s recent success speaks for itself. Its place within the design community was built on its status as an independent resource, a platform to showcase past projects and attract future ones.

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MaD About Quilling

Meet the mother and daughter team, you wouldn’t essentially call mad. However, they do have a method to their madness, as they work meticulously on their art with expertise that requires both patience and precision.

Welcome to MaD – an acronym for the mother and daughter team of Leopoldina & Jolene Quiterio D’souza. They work together as designers, to create art, by bending strips of coloured paper to produce beautifully crafted works that resemble ceramic ware. With a technique that requires time and skill, they continue to work together to create a niche for themselves, as the appreciation for their work keeps growing by the day.

To get a fully customised MaD mementoes or for seasonal gifts simple order one today via their Facebook page

Here is a look at some of their creative art.

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Type Designer – Sean McCabe Interview

I am Sean McCabe, a hand lettering artist and type designer (also known as seanwes). I am co-founder of San Antonio based design firm, Bold Perspective. Growing up, I was always creating. From a young age, my parents fostered creativity and never discouraged any of our aspirations. Being homeschooled was a significant part of my education. A love of learning was instilled in us. I devoured every book in our house and beyond. Learning to learn was the most valuable skill I developed by far.

Interview.

 

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Hyperrealistic Portrait Created With 2.1 Million Dots

Artist Miguel Endara used 2.1 million dots to create this mind-blowing hyperrealistic portrait of a man. 

Titled “Benjamin Kyle”, this portrait was modeled after a man who had no recollection of anything—not even his own name, so the hospital who treated him named him using the initials of the fast-food restaurant where he was found unconscious nearby in 2004. 

Benjamin Kyle has dissociative amnesia, and has been the only American citizen who is officially listed missing despite his known whereabouts. 

The portrait was done slowly and steadily by hand and it took 138 hours to complete using the technique of stippling –which Endara ‘drew’ with ink dots.

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Global Warming Posters

Global warming poster design examples for your inspiration. Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century, and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth’s mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 c, with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980.

Take a look.

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