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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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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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The art of winning awards

Leading art directors and illustrators discuss their award-winning collaborations, and share the secrets of their success

From writing a watertight brief to nailing the perfect colour palette, creating an project with award-winning potential requires great performance from all sides of the table – a process that begins, of course, with hiring the right creative for the job in the first place. “When I look for illustrators, I want them to be passionate about their work,” explains freelance art directorVince Lim, who worked on the 7up Winter Wonderland campaign – which picked up a silver medal at the Association of Illustrators’ Images show – while at Irish International BBDO/Proximity. He adds: “I’m hiring them because of their style, and their viewpoint.”

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Photoshop Apple Keyboard Skin – $34

Now for the first time, Adobe Photoshop users have the ability to use a custom editing keyboard without having to attach an external keyboard! Photoshop users can simply put on our custom keyboard cover and start editing photos faster…right away! With our exclusive covers, your Photoshop projects will get edited faster because you can spend more time working on your project and less time memorizing the program shortcut keys. The KB Covers Photoshop Keyboard Cover includes custom editing buttons for the default keyboard layout for Photoshop. It is compatible with versions 6, 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, and CS5. Utilizing a 9-color printing process, the editing keys are color-coded and heat fused to ensure long lasting durability.

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Review: Is Apple’s 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Worth the Money?

In June, Apple released its first Retina display-capable laptop, the phenomenal15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Last month, the company unveiled the next member of the high-resolution family, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina.

Apple boasts that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina has the second-highest resolution screen on the market, a jaw-dropping 2,560 x 1,600 pixels (compared with 2,880 x 1,800 for the 15-inch beauty). Like the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, the 13-inch model loses the optical drive –- a decision that both saves weight and allows for a larger battery.

Similarly, the machine is also decidedly upgrade-unfriendly. The RAM chips are soldered into the computer and are fixed at 8GB. And while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina comes with a solid-state drive (SSD), its capacity cannot be changed after purchase.

With the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, those limitations were worthwhile trade-offs, as the machine’s performance, screen and overall usability simply tower over anything else on the market. With the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina, the situation is more complicated.

Read the full review here
Via Mashable.com

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