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Aug 23, 2006

I heart Flickr: my new source for joy and design inspiration

My friend Winston recently showed me a Flickr set of Spanish pharmaceutical posters from the 60s. The design work was just beautiful, putting the contemporary staid look of today’s pharmaceutical companies to shame. I never realized Flickr’s potential as a source for both joy and design inspiration until I saw this eye-pleasuring collection. In the […]

Aug 10, 2006

Fake the look of film grain on digital photos

Petteri Sulonen has a quick trick for faking the graininess of authentic high-speed film on sharp digital photos. Instead of Photoshop filters that look fake, Petteri uses a grain file he created by scanning a photo of a cloudless sky taken with a traditional camera and high-speed film. He then layers the grain file on […]