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Collection Highlight: Kodawari by Mint Images

07.12.2016

Collection Highlight: Kodawari by Mint Images

Mint Images is a UK-based photography agency committed to creating and supplying authentic imagery. The team works with a small group of world-class assignment photographers to plan, prepare, and produce commercial photographs that are natural and reflect reality. Their most recent collection, aptly titled Kodawari, the Japanese term for devotion to craft, encapsulates the spirit […]

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Autumn Gallery

18.10.2016

Autumn Gallery

Autumn is arguably the most poetic season. Nature is at its best to show us magnificent transformations and panoramas. The air becomes crispy, the wind starts to blow and the world around us start to change colors. The autumn is the perfect moment to plan some outdoor adventures with your family, friends, pets or simply to enjoy the solitude […]

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Around the World with Fotolia

17.10.2016

Around the World with Fotolia

Around the World with Fotolia In Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days, gentleman protagonist Phileas Fogg takes on a whopping £20,000 wager (around $2.6 million USD in today’s currency) from his Reform Club buddies to prove that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. We follow Fogg and his valet Jean […]

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The cities of tomorrow

14.09.2016

The cities of tomorrow

Creative, intelligent, sustainable and integral. These are the cities of the future. Cities that integrate technological components utilising the infinite potential of smartphones and that facilitate an interactive dialogue directly with people. Cities that are green, judicious in resource consumption, that recycle and that incentivise policies of awareness by individuals. Cities that offer services for […]

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Matt Story and the art of hyperrealisim

13.09.2016

Matt Story and the art of hyperrealisim

“I try to paint modern life and capture those perfect moments etched into our memories, but about which we never talk with each other. Each painting uses the gesture of the model, the scene to evoke a form of Platonism, an archetypal concept, a distilled essence; this thing that lasts beyond the moment.” During his […]

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Art Director? Creative Director? Designer?

09.09.2016

Art Director? Creative Director? Designer?

After all… What is the difference between a Designer, an Art Director, and a Creative Director? Watch out!  This is a topic that’s been known to generate discussion. Even given its complexities in practice, you probably at least understand it theoretically. So read on, but carefully, because the lines can be as blurred as a […]

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The Importance of Visual Hierarchy

24.08.2016

The Importance of Visual Hierarchy

Visual hierarchy is a key design principle. When creating digital or print pieces, content needs to be well organized in a layout. One has to be more than just creative. One must consider the subtleties of a composition, including choice of color, size, contrast, direction, placement, type, and most of all what to leave in and […]

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Mellow Yellow

03.08.2016

Mellow Yellow

Could there be a happier color than yellow? The color of sunshine, gold, lemon, daffodils and of course submarines; there is a freshness and joyful intellect associated with it and a certain cheekiness. It is also the color most associated with cowardice, and yet in Japan it’s the color of courage. In the East, royalty is […]

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Best of July

02.08.2016

Best of July

There’s a peacefulness and sense of tranquility which aligns our selected images in July’s ‘Best of’ selection, hand picked by our content team. Images were chosen for their muted tones and soft, calming yet strong environments which set the scene, where shadows act as a cushioning to further reinforce serenity.

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Dance of the Fireflies

26.07.2016

Dance of the Fireflies

Natural phenomena have been a source of wonder and inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. Whether photographing fireflies or glowworms in real-life or creating work inspired by their effervescent glow, our contributors don’t disappoint in capturing the surreal, exciting and beautiful, dreamlike world! There are many different types of fireflies to be found […]

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The Green Trail

19.07.2016

The Green Trail

Green is surely the most dominant color in nature. Fittingly associated with flora, this is a soothing, refreshing and invigorating color. It is affiliated with growth, harmony, fertility and environment. In Western culture, green is often associated with hope and luck. However, in Europe it has not always been the case. Before the 19th century, […]

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Summer in the city

14.07.2016

Summer in the city

Keeping cool in the peak of summer heat is not easy, especially in the traffic and crowds of cities. We find the best solution for rising temperatures is to slow down, take to the shade, and kick back with some friends. We’ve put together some of our summer city favorites, of quieter moments and shared […]

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