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Gallery Descriptions


Welcome to the Designs & Interfaces part of projecteducate's DeviantART Gallery Descriptions Month!

Since this is a gallery with 21 categories and several sub-categories provided for 2 categories, there will not be one article, but three. A Gallery Overview, a closer look at Game Development Art and something about Common Misconceptions regarding submissions to Designs & Interfaces.

What is Design anyway?


This is a bit of a toughie. It is closely related to art, but at the same time couldn't be further away from it. Both art and design are visual media, but that's sort of already where it stops. For myself I found the simple distinction of art creating an emotional response, and of design telling me how to do something.
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.Paul Rand

Design tells me how something works. Everything around you has been designed, ever table, every pen, every lamp, every train schedule and so on and on.

Not every design is good design, but that is a whole other can of worms ;)

In regards to the DeviantART gallery of Designs & Interfaces most of the categories allow for designs of works that are yet to be finished in one or another form. A tattoo design still has to be inked and a web interface still has to be programmed. There are a few that are "ready to go", but for the most part, uploaded as a .JPG or .PNG to a website, they are not going to be created in that format for the end user.



Gallery Overview




This is the first level category tree of Designs & Interfaces. 21 categories, some with sub-categories.

  • Advertising
    Advertising designs and interfaces such as newspaper style advertisements, billboards, web ad banners, etc.
  • Application Interfaces
    iPhone / Android or any other mobile apps designs. Including design of the web apps / desktop apps like Admin Screen.
  • Architectural Design
    Architectural design is the concept that focuses on the components or elements of a structure or system that unifies them into a functional whole.
  • Buttons
    Buttons for web pages and various other applications.
  • CD Covers
    CD covers for music, data and various other applications that would fit in a standard CD jewel case.
  • Corporate
    Corporate designs for letterheads, business cards, informational flyers and material.
  • DVD Covers
    DVD covers for data, and various other applications that would fit in a standard DVD case.
  • Editorial Design
    Layouts and covers for different forms of literature such as magazines, books, pamphlets and other forms of literature.
  • Fashion
    Fashion design materials, including t-shirt designs.
    • Fashion Design
      Fashion designs (finished clothing) and collections shown in drawings, sketches and digital paintings.
    • T-Shirt Graphics
      Graphic illustrations designed specifically to be on t-shirts and displayed in its applied form as originally designed.
  • Game Development Art
    Artwork created as part of the process of developing a game. The types of games that this art contributes to includes but is not limited to: video games, board games and card games.  

    :pointr: Please refer to PE: Designs and Interfaces II - Game Development Art for more information on this category.
  • Industrial & Product Design
    Industrial Design is the art of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.
  • Infographics
    Information graphics (infographics) are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly; such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education.
  • Logos & Logotypes
    Logo designs and interfaces created for web applications, personal use or company use.
  • Mascots
    Mascots designs of animals, humans, or cartoon characters that are used to represent a group with a common public identity.
  • Other
    Designs & Interfaces that do not fit into any other category.
  • Packaging
    Packaging designs for boxes or paper-based materials which is then folded to contain objects.
  • Signage
    Informative signs and notices.
  • Tattoo Design
    Original tattoo designs inked by the artist on paper or drawn on a computer.
  • Theatre Design
    Theatre, film and performance designs; including costumes, sets, lighting, props and make-up.
  • Vehicular Graphics
    Graphics/sketches/stencils for cars, trucks, skateboards, snowboards, space shuttles, race cars, and other transportation.
  • Web Interfaces
    Web interfaces and designs, finished and un-finished.






The categories


This is a whole lot to take in, so for better understanding I will explain them in groups

Print Design


Advertising, CD and DVD covers, Corporate, Editorial, Infographics, Logos & Logotypes, Signage, and Vehicular Graphics.

Works that will be produced exactly the way you see it, they will be printed or displayed digitally without user interaction and transport information to the user via visual and textual content.

I guess you could also call it "static" design, but print is the more conventional term in the industry. The common factor for all these designs is little to non interaction with the user.

Bacardi - Shoot and Fly by he1z DeviantART San Diego Comic Con 2014 Poster by Artgerm A Killing Glance by alxferreiro Nancy Movie Poster by RabidSkwerl OCEAN Corporate identity by khawarbilal PREVIEW OF LMS THE BOOK - by DanLuVisiArt Indelible by Aegis-Illustration Map of Canada by littlepaperforest Health Expeditions logo by arpad Banheiro by brunokingma Carthulhu by nicktheartisticfreak


Interactive Design


Application Interfaces,  Buttons, Game Development Art, and Web Interfaces.

Works that will be used in a way that provides and/or allows user interaction. As an end result they will stay very close to the design and only vary in a few points. The submissions here are static images of the final product and do not provide interaction yet.

TaskMaster iphone application by luqa Mini RSS Reader by tavi004 UDK Stage 4 by Kimmokaunela Weapon Sketches by churro818 Grey Density - You Vs. Us by Jammyy Displet webdesign revamp by bilalm


Conceptual Design


Architectural Design, Fashion, Industrial & Product Design, Mascots, Packaging, Tattoo Design, and Theatre Design.

Works that have more of a sketch or concept character and are going to be crafted or built. It should also be noted that most likely the end result will look different than the design.

Storefronts for The Clove, a Town Center by Built4ever Apartment Design by aeriim Patchwork Fairy by Radittz Owls and owls and owls by PeterPan-Syndrome 'Nightwatch' Tent for Fieldcandy by Heliocyan Argan Group by Pacholczyk lion by black-3G-raven The Little Mermaid Set Design: She's in Love 3 by justin-mctwisp The Rivalry - final by zapfino


Other?


Even though this gallery seems pretty complete and detailed, there may still be something missing! That is why we have an "Other" category. This really is a last resort to when you have no other category to submit to and what you want to submit is actually a design.

Browsing through that category you will find lots of miscats, some deliberate, some not, that could easily be placed in a proper category or even gallery. Especially illustrations don't need to be placed in Designs & Interfaces when they were made to be part of a design (like a CD Cover). But more on miscats in another article ;)

There are also a lot of print products, like for mugs, phones or coasters, that were made especially for the Art Gifts Print Shop on DA or other external sites, like Society6, Redbubble etc.

I have come across stickers and bookmarks, maps, toys, posters, keychains, calendars, etc. and while they all have a valid place in there, their mere existence would not justify having their own category.

Suggestiongs for changes to a gallery or categories within a gallery can be suggested to either Moonbeam13 or me :)




Any questions?


I know, this gallery is a lot to take in. And this whole gallery tree is a lot of information all at once ;) Ask Bilbo :P

But maybe it made you curious to either browse the gallery or submit to it! So, off you go :la:



My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 12:35 AM


When I first found out about DA, it was in my search for Photoshop brushes. It wasn't long before the ad banners started to annoy me while I was spending more time on the site, so I decided to sign up. Ironically it was yesterday, 7 years ago :XD: Even my first submission was a brush set and it still puts a smile on my face when someone faves it or leaves a comment! 

Vector Tennis  March 2010 by ChewedKandi


But my first "art love" on DA will always be vector art! I met amazing artists and amazing people through vector art and I started creating things myself. I tried vexel, but looking back I had no idea what I was doing and all my vexels really are vectors :lol:

Best way to predict your future is to create it by CloudBomb7


The second "art love", the one that obviously really stayed, is typography though. I did not know I loved it so much when I first started getting interested and that it would, later on, give me the chance to be part of one of the most awesome teams! I would have never thought what happened, would happen, and I am thankful for all the things I was able to do as a Community Volunteer for Typography. For the second time around now ;)

Diversity concept by Piroshki-Photography


Sometimes I feel like there is almost no gallery on dA I have not submitted artwork to! I have been experimenting with so many things over the last 7 years, I feel like I dipped my feet into every ocean! From photography, at which I suck, over icons and wallpapers, to traditional art and pixel, even some odd literature deviations! And this is why I love dA so much: there is a place for everything and everyone! The amazing diversity of this site, of this world, is something that will always amaze and inspire me!

Good Morning by bittersweetvenom


I do not know, whether I am still the same person as 7 years ago. Most likely not. Hell, I even turned 30 by now :XD: I have met quite a few people, some even in real life, who changed my life.

Also meeting the one person you wish you could wake up next to every morning :heart:


The Addams Family by daekazu


The most important thing I learned on dA though is, that you are never alone. There is always someone who understands you, there is always someone you can talk to, there is always someone to share in a laugh or a tear or an adventure.

It is a big family. An odd family. The one the other families in the street may avoid, but it's your family. The family that doesn't give a shit what other families think.

That's us. The weird ones ;) Safely contained in our home, here.

I lost my hat!

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 11:30 AM

The Community Relations team presents:




Please help me find it!!


I really really want to go to the birthday party, but I lost my hat! Can you help me find it? I think I left a note somewhere around, to remind me where it is. But the note is a riddle and I forgot the answer! I seem to have not only lost my hat, but also my mind maybe?

Send me a note with the link to my hat and I will help you make your own hat!


But behold, the mad hat hunt is not all!




More birthday mysteries!


Happy Birthday DeviantART!:star: Welcome to Wonderland :star:
Greetings, stranger.
I find myself delighted to lay my rather large eyes on you. A purrfectly delicious mystery awaits you. Won't you come this way?
I've been a bad kitty-- a very naughty, naughty feline, indeed. You see, today is Alice's Unbirthday, and all the inhabitants of Wonderland had planned to join her and the Mad Hatter for tea and cake. But, the Mad Hatter, being quite a bit off his rocker, is requiring that everyone wear a hat to the party. Anyone without a hat cannot attend.
Whoops! Mysteriously, *smile* all the hats in Wonderland have gone missing. What a shame, what a shame. Whatever shall we do?
I know what we shall do. You and I, stranger, we shall go to the party together. I hear the cake is delicious this year, and there will be plenty for us.
Except, wait! HA! You cannot!!! You have no hat, either! I suppose you'll have to stay here, too, then. Very well. Goodbye.
dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!Off with their heads!!! Oh, oh, why hello everyone, I didn't see you there!
In this journal you will find a list of all the fun shenanigans we have prepared for DeviantART's 14th UnBirthday celebrations in the chats and forums, and their schedule! We hope you'll have time to join in on all the fun!
If you need a time converter please use this.
All chat events will happen in #CommunityRelations and will be launched on Thursday August 7th.
Chats:
Alice in Wonderland Trivia: This will be a fun trivia game in which you will be asked questions related to Alice in Wonderland, the book, both the original animated Disney movie, and Tim Burton's recent remake, in addition to the Once upon a time Alice in Wonderland television show. There will be 3
Birthday Hat- Contest:star: Winner announcement http://fav.me/d7uy4he
You may have heard there will be a BIG unbirthday party and everyone from Wonderland, as well as all deviants, have been invited by the Chesire Cat! A hat will be required to take part though and  it can't be just any random hat, it needs to be special! It must be made for this occasion, on your own and not by or for someone else!. Without the hat, you can't join the party and enjoy all the cake, drinks and fun.
Even if the Chesire Cat doesn't help you, the inhabitants of Wonderland will do or already have! For every hat you have found or will find for them, they will give you a clue. These clues will give you hints of things that must be included, in whole or in part, on the hat. The more clues you get right, the closer you will get to the perfect hat for the unbirthday party.
Combine them all and create your very own birthday hat based on their hints! You should try to include 8-10 clues to make
Unbirthday Literature ContestOur beloved home-on-the-internet turns fourteen (with a special "Alice in Wonderland" theme) this week, and we all know what "fourteen" means: acne, the step-and-sway at awkward school dances, and confusing emotions.
Or, it means a 14-themed, surrealist literature contest hosted by CRLiterature! This one allows both poetry and prose submissions, so there's something for everyone.
Contest Rules
Dates NOW to Aug 19th, 2014, midnight PST (14 days long)
Tone Surrealism - blur the line between reality and the unconsciousTypes of Entries Both Poetry and ProsePoetry your entry must be a sonnet of 14 lines (for more about sonnets, check out this excellent article by futilitarian)Prose your entry must be a complete story, exactly 14 sentences longSubmission respond to this journal with a link to your submission and the words "CONTEST" and either "POETRY" or "PROSE"Also your submission must have a link to


Mature Content Filter is On
(Contains: nudity)

Celebrating Diversity #58

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 4:48 AM
Conchita by alexandrasalas
Desert Flower by paintpixelprint
Kate Rou II by YuliaSpesivtseva
CC contest entry by chichapie
Whirlwind by kuratine
Untitled by 3feathers
Hitching by croonstreet
snow queen by jagerion
Dark Rainbows Headdress by serpentfeathers
Dragon Pompadour! by ItsTalegas


"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry



The Adobe Illustrator Story

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 8:42 AM


Why I love Adobe Illustrator :love: Do watch this video! :eager:



When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. The new product not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever.

Watch the Illustrator story unfold, from its beginning as Adobe’s first software product, to its role in the digital publishing revolution, to becoming an essential tool for designers worldwide. Interviews include cofounder John Warnock, his wife Marva, artists and designers Ron Chan, Bert Monroy, Dylan Roscover and Jessica Hische.
You can even find the featured artist on DA :la: theexperiential 

The Birth of Type by theexperiential



Enjoy!



Flashmobbed

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 8:20 AM


Look, a flashmob, courtesy tatasz
No angry kangaroos tho.
The rules are really simple!
You have to paste the thumbs of 2 or 3 deviations of yours, that you posted around this date a year ago.
Then you tag 5 friends, and they shall do the same thing in their journals.
Let's see what comes out! :la:


2013

Of course. by pica-ae

2012

Premium Content Stamp by pica-ae

2011

Physalis by pica-ae

2010

Gag by pica-ae

2009

WTF? by pica-ae

2008

Aged Moleskine Stamp by pica-ae


This is really random :stare:

So yeah, I tag …
puddlefisher cos he's new and needs to be tortured a little bit ;)
alexandrasalas cos she's old now and needs distracted from kids running over her lawn 
Elandria cos I want her to stare at me in glorious anger :eyes:
Asher-Bee cos I didn't tag her in ages :slow:
ptrckr cos reasons. 

Totally voluntary. 

Are you waiting on a reply by me?

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 4:33 AM


I don't know what it is, but I just can't get around to replying to you guys. Some messages are so old now and the conversation has lost its meaning by now :noes:

So yeah, sorry for not getting back at you. I always try to answer my notes in a timely fashion, though.

Also please welcome puddlefisher tanikel MarcosRodriguez and Erzsabet to the Volunteer team :happybounce: :squee: 

And now …

Here, have some … have some. :stare:


Unf.

Dwarves in battle armour.

I think I need help.

:drool:

And that song, did they have to use that song? :( waaaaah. Very mixed feelings about the last movie. Cos I know what's going to happen.

And if A Song of Ice and Fire has taught me one thing, it is: even if you know it's gonna happen, it's not gonna make it any better.


See ya :iconsmallwaveplz:

Will you look at this tag business!

Wed Jul 16, 2014, 4:02 AM


I actually enjoy being tagged :meow: But cos this is just another one from those that already went around and I already replied to two of them I won't tag anyone else. I just love answering weird questions, is all :B

These questions are from Quoth-Raven :eager:

  1. Better with or without?
    I can't liiiiiive with or without you…
  2. Would you rather face a world of Zombies, Vampires, or Werewolves?
    The "puppy" status is up for discussion though …
  3. Beef burger or hamburger?
    To eat? Yeah, I'd rather have a burger than a dude from Hamburg :chew: I feel like there should be a Hannibal .GIF but I can't be arsed.
  4. TARDIS or Delorean?
    Delorean :noes: I love "Back to the Future" and I have not seen much of "Dr Who" … shameful, I know.
  5. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
    I'm not a geius, but always worried. But I rather know what's going on that have no fucking clue, so worried genius it is.
  6. Who's on your celebrity sleep list?
    Since PirateLotus-Stock already went and took one of mine, I'll go with not the next best, eve tho actually next and better and that's Aidan Turner then :B (In case you don't know, see question #2)
  7. Wildcard, now add someone of the same sex to your sleep list (unless your gay in which case add someone of the opposite sex)
    Jennifer Lawrence.
  8. What is your happiest memory?
    I'd have to say any moment spent with KubusRubus :heart:
  9. If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds?
    Grow the fuck up and stop to fucking hurt each other all the fuckig time.
  10. If you could ask a single person one question, and they had to answer truthfully, who and what would you ask?
    Eh… I feel like this should be important and like some politician, but I don't really care for any of their answers. So maybe just ask Peter Jackson: "Why can't you pay decent writers that produce some sort of dialouge that could not be taken out of a daily soap?!"


My Peter Jackson rage has once more erupted :stare:  Still so mad that I haven't seen "An Unexpected Journey" in months :noes: In other words: Not seen it after "The Desolaution of Smaug" :stare: :stare:

Hi watchers, who are you?

Mon Jul 7, 2014, 8:51 AM


I have been getting a lot of new watchers recently and well, new ones anway through the last year or so, and today I want to know …

Who the hell are you?!





To make this a little easier, here's what I want you to do for me to get to know you better :la:

  1. Show me your latest favourite (journals excluded) and tell me why you faved it!
  2. Tell me about your perfect Sunday!
  3. What was the last thing you watched? (tv or movie)
  4. Show me your most favourite .GIF ever!
  5. What is your favourite food?

You can do as many of these as you want! But at least one!

Of course, if you want to share anything like your name or age or where you're from, you are more than welcome to do so!

And for my longtime watchers and friends… if you really want to you can answer those questions of course, too.

So yeah, let's go!


… I was surprised to find out I own the Beach Boys version of that song and in a horrible manner for my neighbours I began singing along to it …

Yes, this skin is totally inspired by SimplySilent >_>
Go congratulate her on becoming a senior today btw


Typo Feature: Summer

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 4:34 AM


Welcome to today's Typo Feature!
In this ongoing series each article will focus on a specific theme and showcase deviations that manage to convey the theme in a special and great manner.

This feature's theme will be:

Summer


Summer by Tropfich
Where the Sky Is Blue Forever by chapstickbulletPeace and Love by okpepx
Sea Foam Text Effect. by AlexandraF
Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside by MyhwDesignVerano by Katiuskah
Summer by Ikue
Excited For The Summer by jamesy165
Salt in the air by gleoliteSummer Time 2012 by jamesy165
Mr Sun's Face Typography Calligram by calligramorama
Summer 2012 by Lacza

I hope you enjoyed this selection and maybe you'll have a smile on your face, too :heart: :peace:

If you have ideas for future features you are welcome to suggest them in a comment here, on CRTextAndTypographys profile or via note to either me or the group.


Community Relations


cleaner


Hi guys :iconsmallwaveplz:
I am more involved with projecteducate again and as of this, there has been the idea/request to host a calligraphy week/article series.

Naturally I am all up for this and now I am looking for people to write articles and help make that week awesome. There is no timing yet, I'll have to see to that and keep you updated. I recently started learning calligraphy myself, so such a week would be awesome to have.

I will write a few articles myself, at least the into and summary journals :)

Have a look at the schedule for ProjectEducate here with upcoming weeks.

I am not sure about how I will have time for such a week, but it's not too soon, that's for sure ;)

There are quite some calligraphy related groups on dA and I hope that maybe some of the active artists would love to contribute to such a week :D

If you have suggestions for articles or articles you want to write yourself, let me know or send a note to the group. Articles could be anything, educational, interviews, features and so on.


Anyway, let me know if you are interested in it :)



Thanks to Canvasian for the suggestion ;)

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I have been tagged by Astralseed  and  CelticStrm-Stock :B It's this thing where I answer questions and then I post questions and then I tag other people. I don't know how many other people I will tag.
I apologize already to everyone I tagged further down :noes:

Astralseed :evileye:

  1. How tight do you like your underwear?
    Stretchy tight.
  2. A train is headed towards some city, another train is headed towards another city.  Both trains travel 362 miles before intersecting, with one train going 13mph less than the other.  How much later did the other train leave?
    I refuse this.
  3. If you peed rainbows, what would it taste like?
    Sex on the Beach. The cocktail. Obviously.
  4. If you had 7 legs and only one arm, would you walk, wobble, or other?
    I'd wear suckers as shoes and one glove and slither around like an Octopus.
  5. Do you smoke shampoo?
    Let me think abo … no, fuck, you mad?
  6. How often do you wear your clothing inside out?
    Rarely, but occasionally. Especially socks.
  7. The world is ending because it's being hit by giant meteors, will you listen to Aerosmith?
    It may be the only reason to listen to them …
  8. Naked snow angels, yay or nay?
    Ouch. Nay. I don't want to freeze bits off.
  9. Will you take her to the next level? www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6cYvN…
    OMG OMG THE OLD VIVA LOOK THAT IS SO OOOLD I FEEL SO OLD. What was the question?
  10. I say WaWa, you say?
    Sandwich!


CelticStrm-Stock :stare:

  1. Which would you choose: Dr. Pepper, Coke, or Pepsi?
    Coke/Coca Cola all the way!
  2. What is the one song that puts you in a good mood?
  3. Have you ever blurted out something random to interrupt a quiet room? What was it?
    Mh, I talk to myself at work and sometimes that room is quiet when that happens, so, I guess yes. It's most likely a curse of some sort.
  4. Describe your perfect day:
    Staying in bed long(er then 6:30), exhaustive breakfast with French Toast, maybe walking the dog, having nice lunch and dinner, maybe watch a movie or some show, just spent time for myself, without any stress or anyone bugging me about anything. :)
  5. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
    Dogs. They are so cute and cuddly and adorable and awwwwww!
  6. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Strawberry. Followed closely by chocolate. And none of that stuff with cookie dough or cookies in it. I prefer Italian Style :meow:
  7. Who is the one celebrity you'd like to go on a date with?
    Oh dear … That is such a tough decision. Too many options, like seriously. :confused: They have to be alive, right? I mean, I wouldn't date a corpse, but if it was independent of time, the options would be quite different. (George Harrison) What about fictional characters? (Chandler Bing) So, real person, right? Okay, then … let's see … currently that would be Aidan Turner. There ya go, toughest question today :meow:
  8. What is your dream car?
    Oldtimer Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in dark blue :eager::love:
  9. If you found yourself lost in the forest and met some Smurfs … how would you react?
    I'd wonder at what point I ate the wrong mushrooms.
  10. What horror movie freaked you out the most?
    From the ones I have seen, I'd have to say "Cube" :|


My questions :la:

  1. What is the last thing you ate?
  2. What is the place furthest away from home you ever travelled to?
  3. What's the color of your socks?
  4. What time period would you like to visit or live in?
  5. Who would you really like to meet in person and tell them they are a fucking idiot? (Worse curses are totally allowed)
  6. Do you use perfume? If yes, what kind?
  7. Ben & Jerry's or Häagen Dasz?
  8. Coffee or tea?
  9. Get the book closest to you and answer with page 84, line 21.
  10. What are your favourite and least favourite colors?
  11. What movie/tv show would you have wanted to be in?


You be tagged :evillaugh:

:iconneurotype: :iconfionacreates: :iconkrissi001: :iconkpekep: :iconcality: :iconcakecrumbs: :iconkingmancheng: :iconastrikos: :iconbeccalicious: :iconpixel-spotlight:


(Seriously, if you don't want to do it, then please don't. No offense taken :))

Typography Challenges?

Fri Jun 13, 2014, 4:44 AM


Hi :iconsmallwaveplz:
I've come to you today, to talk about challenges over CRTextAndTypography. In not as regular intervals as I liked to, I have been posting Typography Challenges for everyone to take part in. Unfortunately the responses have been less than … sufficient and decreasing over time. So here's me talking about challenges and trying to figure out how to bring them back to life. Preferably improved and better :XD: (There are questions at the end, please take the time to answer them :aww:)

Are you interested in challenges at all? The last one only had one entry and it has me thinking that you are not interested in challenges anyway. So here I am wondering if I should take the time and effort to find ideas for challenges, write a journal about it, set up the submission rules in the backroom and decline the masses of submissions to the group that don't read the rules and just submit "whatever" to a specific challenge folder.

Why you should take part in a challenge!

  • The theme is something you have never considered to do before. It is always good to try new things.
  • You will learn something from a challenge.
  • Are you someone who works better with external ideas to be creative? This is your chance.
  • Artist block? Maybe taking part in a challenge can help you with that.
  • You get to see what others do with the same theme. Always a good way to open your mind.
  • New to Typography? I make the challenges so that is easy for beginners to jump into the theme.

What's holding you back?

  • Not enough time? I usually plan around two months for each challenge.
  • Not enough reminders? I could improve on that, that is true.
  • No incentives like Points or Premium Membership? There won't be any of that for taking part in a challenge, I do plan on contests in the future though.
  • No feedback? As they are no contests, challenges will not provide a ranking. If you are looking for feedback on your work, I can do so in the future.

What do you think?


Here are some quesitons I have for you, that will help me decide whether to continue the series and how to make it more attractive.
  • Are you interested in new challenges? I will not continue them, if nobody takes part.
  • What did you like/not like about the previous challenges?
  • What changes would you like to see in new challenges?


Community Relations

Welcome to #VecType

Tue May 20, 2014, 6:43 AM


Plans the bring the group back to life are on. Now!
Mostly changed is the journal skin, though :P No surprise there. If you know me, that is.

If you don't know the group; in short: it is all about typography created by vector means. The links on top will reveal more information.

Things are not going to change really. I have updated the journals you will find linked on the top. I had to "rewrite" them as new journal entries so they would be able to have a skin.

I will continue to use this group for journals from other groups, like communityrelations and CRTextAndTypography, when the journals are relevant for this group. Usually if it has something to do with the typography galleries on dA.

A reminder to people who may not be familiar with this group: it was started as a project by LineBirgitte and me to educate the community about both Vector and Typography. If you're curious, read our summary article. It may be old, but it's a good example.

I would love to keep the educational side of this group a thing. How exactly that is going to work out, I don't know yet :lol: 

Ideas for articles are:

  • Member Features: focusing on one member or contributor.
  • Submission Features: showcasing last months submissions.
  • Tutorials or Tip style articles.
  • Maybe Challenges, but as that does not work too well in other groups I am in, let's see how that could go.
  • Not sure of contests for this group only make sense, will have to ponder that.
  • FAQ article in form of a library maybe. Could always be extended.


That's it so far. I hope you are still interested in the group and will keep on participating!



Personal gallery clean out


So, I've started to do some cleaning up. Oh it is spring isn't it? I guess I am spring cleaning :lol:
Basically I stored some of my older Journal Skins, the Complete Skin ones that you have to download and install yourself, as I figured most people don't use them anymore in favour of Installable Skins.  Some devIDs have also gone the storage way and some iPod wallpapers (wat? I didn't even remember those … )

There are still 362 deviations left :faint: (Don't mind the stats, 752 is artworks + journal entries)

So much for my gallery. I may clean out more later. Maybe also some Installable Skins that I don't want to update/improve/something.

Moving on to the next topic, this will be about some of the groups I am founder of.

 VecType and VirtualMoleskine.  Both of them are very dear to me, they are still projects I believe have a great potential. They've actually made the step from being "user profiles" into real groups when it was launched and it was exciting times.

I have slacked.

I don't put any time into those groups at all at the moment. Except for the random submission acceptance, I am not active. I would like to spent more time with those projects, but it is hard. I have a lot of things on my mind (being a CV, work, my new obsession with learning calligraphy… to name a few things).
Naturally lack of interest from the community side in actual group activity other than submissions is also something that doesn't work well for motivation.

Anyway, I want to get back on track. Maybe change the concept of the groups a bit, play around with what is now possible etc. I will post seperate journals on each group, too.
Just a warning, that things may or may not come back to life.

Some eye candy still


Crimson River by ARTek92 Anagnorisis by annajordanart
#89 Maleficent by 365-DaysOfDoodles Sunflower Bud by MayEbony
Fiery Lady by Andy-Butnariu :bigthumb432128199:


Back from vacation!

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 6:02 AM


Short update to this journal, as I have returned from my vacations! :la: You may have noticed from replies I was sending out :P  I will work through my notes, mostly DD suggestions today and the coming days. 

As for the journey, it was fairly event free. Most of the time was spent relaxing with KubusRubus ;) Trip to a gem and bone expo which was insane and also exhausting :XD: Tried to make it to the cherry blossom in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, but it was weirdly cold in NYC. Also no trees had any leaves yet and I come back here and everything is green and springy :lol:

Bothersome was a 5 hour delay on BOTH my flight to Newark AND the flight back. On the way back it included aircraft/gate change and being on the runway in the second plane and having to go back to the gate including leaving the aircraft again :| You'd think the second time people board would be quicker, cos we've just done it, but people are generally idjits. 

Anyhow, more updates will follow soon! :la: 

Just a short journal to let you know that I will be on vacation until May 2nd, but randomly on my (new!!!!!) computer. I shall call him beast. Cos he is. Getting used to windows 8, I have been a Mac user for almost 10 years straight and this is weird :lol: (I am basically trying to set it up like a Mac, probably a mistake :giggle:

Anyway, I will check comments and notes from time to time, but less frequent than normally!

:heart: :peace:

Celebrating Diversity 50!

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:25 AM
Welcome to the 50th edition of Celebrating Diversity. 50 features of amazing art from all over deviantART!
I was gonna have more better words, but I really think the article series speaks for itself, showing the vast divesity of beautiful artwork found on deviantART :heart:



Keep exploring, keep discovering, keep enjoying. :peace:



"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry



Most amatzing arts evah.

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 1:33 AM
Wel luuk at thes amaaaazing and mind blowing artworz!

A Moment without Serenity by ditto9 The Day of Alarm by Aeirmid Half a Second without Discontent by Elandria
The Kittens of The Season by Synfull The Horses of The Eon by SaTaNiA A Moment of Alarm by rotane
Tales of Romance by Emerald-Depths Eggplants of My Heart by kemayo :thumb444205240:
:thumb444205003: A Season Later... by deshrubber A Day without Blizzards by Nichrysalis

I am gobsmacked and flabbergasted.



And have you heard? The third season of Sherlock is actually just fucking with the audience, sources have confirmed that in season 4 will be revealed John is actually locked up in an asylum for the mentally ill and everything after Sherlock's jump is just happening in his head.

:omg:

Celebrating Diversity #46

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 5:22 AM
Welcome to another installment of Celebrating Diversity in which I put on my camouflage outfit and guard myself with some hot tea to find more amazing art in the parts of deviantART not usually my home. With this disturbing visual, I am pleased to help your minds with this selection af beautiful art! :heart:
TMNT by Ancorgil Lurker by annajordanart Stuffed Stone by jiyuseki Untitled (Marie 1) by patbremer


It is both a pleasure and a pain to browse the vast lands that is dA. But the joy of finding something truly remarkable and touching are worth all the things and fill me with a warm cozy feeling of how we are still always trying to make this world a better and more beautiful place :love:


I hope you enjoyed the selection and found some new favourites among them maybe. And if not? Who's stopping you from going on a little dA adventure? ;) Go, take the jump.

"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry