A new version of the open source 3d software Blender has just been released. Version 2.57 might not sound like much but it is in fact a milestone. This version is the result of several years of development of the 2.5 series including completely rewritten source code, redesigned user interface and bunches of new features.
Adobe has build a museum. A virtual online museum of digital art called Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM). The museum is an organic experience; the building has no doors or windows, the guide is a jellyfish and the exhibit seems to float in time and space.
The museum is certainly a nice initiative. Adobe’s position in the digital media software market makes it obvious for them to honour the digital media that’s been created with their own software. If this is just a marketing stunt or an actual tribute to digital art is unsaid – it’s probably both.
If you are a logo designer seeking inspiration the “Logos” book series is a great resource. With literally thousands of logos you can find all the inspiration you need. The Logos series now contains of four books released over the past decade; Los Logos, Dos Logos, Tres Logos and most recent Los Logos 4.
Most designers and artists know the need for new inspiration. Recently I stumbled upon a drawing program called Alchemy; a small open source application offering genuine alternative painting. With an original set of drawing tools and two colors – black and white – you can create shapes and drawings like never before.
Alchemy seems extremely simple but it is totally intentional. You can’t undo or select or do any fancy editing as you know it from the big image editing applications. But these original drawing tools helps you create surprising results in no time.
Ever struggled with the tedious task of tracing client logos or illustrations by hand because you needed a vector version? You don’t have to – an amazing online tool will do the work for you.
Vector Magic has been around for some time but is still the number one tool when it comes to tracing bitmap images and turn them into smooth and editable vector files. You can choose between a limited online version and a desktop version with a complete set of features.
iStockphoto have just relaunched with a new design and more features. We’re not talking huge changes but small enhancements which will help you find the photos and illustrations you need faster.
The search function now let’s you turn different file types on and off in the current search which is very useful. Also a list of display settings can be changed showing e.g. number of downloads and author names in the list view.