May 2009

Somewhere over the rainbow.

Color is fundamental in our lives. It surrounds and influences us from the moment we wake up. And most importantly, in our work. Check out color trends and palettes at Colourlovers. If you have trouble naming or identifying colors, Name That Color is a lot of fun. Color Name & Hue has a similar approach, as well as linking to color blindness.

Kuler is a free web-hosted application for generating and browsing color themes. It’s provided by the good folk at Adobe.

Pictures at an exhibition.

RedBubble is an open and inclusive website where you can share your creative genius with the world. You can exhibit (and sell) your, art, design or photography at this lively site.

Textures of coolness.

The gang at Bittbox have a regular ‘Free Texture Tuesday‘. Check them out, every Tuesday.

A motherlode of free fonts.

The good folk at urbanfonts provide a staggering 8,000 freeware fonts and dingbats. Nicely categorised and well laid out. You simply must bookmark these guys.

The Rasterbator (!)

This is simply awesome. The Rasterbator creates huge, rasterized images from any picture. Upload an image, print the resulting multi-page pdf file and assemble the pages into extremely cool looking poster up to 20 meters in size.

Forget your P’s and Q’s, mind your EMs and ENs

This site offers a useful guide to the usage of dashes and hyphens, ems and ens.

Dashes Ems Ens Hyphens