This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids

Amazing explosion of colour at this art installation experiment in Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

A blank canvas of an everyday living space was built and painted white. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of colour.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/yayoi-kusama-obiliteration-room/

Blank canvas
Blank canvas
Colour explosion
Colour explosion
Obliteration
Obliteration

Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Found this tutorial on Abduzeedo… Had a go myself & though mine wasn’t quite as nice, it’s still a good tutorial to play around with. Bear in mind if you are using Photoshop higher that CS3, there are minute differences in the Brush settings as the parameter areas are named differently, however the parameters are all there. Have fun!

Bokeh effect in Photoshop
Bokeh effect in Photoshop

This was my effort… not quite as polished but at least I tried!

Bokeh_tutorial
Bokeh_tutorial

The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design

Interesting article courtesy of Smashing Magazine…

Since the dawn of the Internet, the demand for good design has continued to skyrocket. From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and beyond, designers have remained on their toes as they define the trends and expectations of our online universe. The Internet is a great designer’s playground, and online businesses are growing more and more appreciative of what can be gained from a bit of well-executed eye candy. Over the past two years, this fact has become the backbone of a growing trend in online marketing: the infographic.

Click here to read the full article…

The Do's & Don'ts of Infographic Design
The Do's & Don'ts of Infographic Design

Bit belated but fitting tribute to the late Steve Jobs…

A simple but extremely clever piece of design illustration as a fitting tribute to the late Steve Jobs who died last week. The image incorporates Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of Apple’s logo—symbolize both his departure and lingering presence at the core of the company.

Steve Jobs Tribute
Steve Jobs | 1955 - 2011

Steve Job’s passing broke world Twitter records as the highest number of tweets per second, with a record of 10,000 tweets per second, and a total of 2.5 million tweets. The news about the former CEO gained 13,284 blog posts, 25,704 message board posts, and 30,905 news mentions—in part, symbolizing how many lives he’s touched through his work…

The tribute image above which will no doubt become quite iconic, was created by 19-year-old Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak also attracted over 4,400 likes and 1,125 comments.