Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Glycerin Soap

Yeah! For $6.50 you can order it at Luxury Lane Soap. Currently sold out… These things aren’t mass produced either. According to the Luxury Lane each soap is hand detailed with “matte and metallic” pigments to make yourself an accurate replica. It measures about 4.2 inches by 2.25 inches and it’s also an inch thick.

Shepard Fairey – The Men Behind Obama Poster

Meet Frank Shepard Fairey, the illustrator whom created the famous President Obama Campaign Poster.

This skateboard enthusiast, is also one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. He was been a mystery man behind the “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” or “Obey Giant”.

He is the man behind Studio Number One and the art gallery Subliminal Projects. The magazine documents pop culture, fashion, and music, and each issue is released in both soft cover and hard cover. In 2006, Fairey released a comprehensive, hard cover monograph, Supply and Demand, that documents much of his personal and professional design work. The entire book was designed in-house at Studio Number One and it is published by Ginko Press.

Studio Number One

Letterpress, is an old techniques and new web trend

In commercial printing, process by which many copies of an image are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.

Letterpress is the oldest of the traditional printing techniques and remained the only important one from the time of Gutenberg, about 1450, until the development of lithography late in the 18th century and, especially, offset lithography early in the 20th.

One of the most unexpected trends was the emergence of letterpress (actually pressed letters) in Web design. Probably the most important reason for this trend is the simple fact that this technique has been rarely used in web but it was proven effective and very eye cathcing

Online Services, NGO’s, Service Oriented companies used this commercial printing techniques in web.

Smashing magazine featured Letterpress as Web Design Trends For 2009, which I really foreseen long time before.

I incorporate the letterpress in some of my design such as Basic Golden Frame, Free Church Website and Hills Ville which you can download as WordPress Theme and CSS Layout including the original psd.

Photoshop and Flash, Apple Real Hero

After visiting the YODA (Our Project Management System), accepting the task and some hi/hello on my project managers, my next agenda, visit my favorite designer and flash websites.

Designer Website

1. PS HERO – The author name is Hero, yes he is my real photoshop hero. I really appreciate and in love with his tutorials, freebies and design style. He is true inspiration in web design industry. This are some of my favorite, namely Volkwagen Menu, Old Wax Seal and Text in Stitches

2. Abduzeedo – created and developed by Fabio Sasso, a Brazilian designer living in Porto Alegre. With his others co-author, the tutorials, interviews and featured showcase collections are awesome. Be inspired and learned from this gifted designers.

3. Tutorial9 – a very impressive tutorials from David Leggett and his team. Tutorial9 focused on branding, faq and designer know-hows. Some of the authors have been teaching online and quite successful graphic design industry.

4. PSDTuts – the Photoshop enthusiast website, their tutorials was produce great graphics and effects, it was explain in a friendly, approachable manner. Their photoshop tutorials are really amazing but sadly you must pay the membership and registered on get access on wonderful tutorials.

5. SmashingMagazine – maintained by Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz. Their objective is to give latest trends and techniques in Web development and Web Design. SmashingMagazine showcase some of best template, icons, web resources and more.

The Flash Website

1. flashthusiast.com – Get update and be guided on blog specializes in the new motion model of Flash CS4, and is brought to you by team tween of and Flash at Adobe.

2. The FWA – showcase best and highly acclaim Website. Usually flash and motion Graphics website.

3. Sephiroth – Great flash, FLEX and php driven tutorials.

4. Liquidjourney – Download and be inspired on very impressive gravity, bounce and particles flash FLA files.

Alluring Design of Alberto Seveso

Have you ever seen a design style that very fluid, alluring and minimally yet complex which will no doubt capture your imagination.

Meet Alberto Seveso, a graphic designer and illustrator from Italy who has simply created a fantastic style by mixing colourful vectors with black and white photos known as “sperm shaping”.

Have you ever seen a design style that very fluid, alluring and minimally yet complex which will no doubt capture your imagination.

Meet Alberto Seveso, a graphic designer and illustrator from Italy who has simply created a fantastic style by mixing colourful vectors with black and white photos known as “sperm shaping“.

He does’nt have any degree on arts or design, he just fell inlove with Amiga 1200 and Delux Paint 15 years ago, then later he switched to Photoshop.

This design style inspired me so much.

eveso art design

While if you want to know him more. Please visit his website and an interview of abduzeedo.com