The Best Tools To Use In Photoshop For Design Work

Photoshop is one of the most commonly used tools by graphic designers, artists and photographer’s around the world. As part of Adobe’s collection of creative products, it is one of the best design tools on the market, but for beginners and those just starting out, its wide array of features can be very overwhelming….



What Is Cubism?

The art movement, which became known as Cubism, was invented by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It was formed around the beginning of the 20th century and, as art historians term it, Cubism was a revolutionary way of depicting reality. What we mean by this is that instead of depicting a subject as it appears…



Why Adobe Creative Cloud Is Preferred Among Graphic Designers

If you were to ask a graphic designer what program suite they prefer to work on, nine times out of 10 the program name will be preceded by “Adobe”. Professional graphic designers  (and we say ‘professional’ to distinguish the designers from the people who are just interested in graphic design) are extremely loyal to this…



The World’s Most Ancient Buildings

Human beings have always had a fascination with changing the environment around them, and one of the most prolific ways they have done this over the last few thousand years is by building structures. These can range from simple living accommodation to storage for food, but they always meet a certain criterion: the building needs…



How Art Can Benefit Our Health

Humans have been creating art since before the beginning of recorded history. Cave paintings as far back as 30000 years have been found, testament to our need to create and document our presence on this planet. It’s considered by many as the one of the true, defining aspects of our species, and it’s something that…



The World’s Most Well-Known Logos

The modern world is packed to the brim with symbolism, and it’s an aspect of humanity that has been around for thousands of years. From the crucifix to the Star of David, we have always been attracted to symbols, and that’s no different to the logos that are found as part of some of the…



The Toughest Buildings From Around The World

AS a race, we’ve been perfecting out design and construction of buildings for countless centuries, and we’ve entered into an era where we’re able to create massive skyscrapers that aren’t just capable of holding thousands of people at any given time, but can also withstand a variety of disasters that would otherwise topple any other…



The Best Way To Start Your Art Collection

An art collection is not like an investment in stocks and bonds. It is an investment in your quality of life, your home, your enjoyment as well as the lives of the artists who created these masterpieces. So, is starting to collect art as simple as going into your nearest gallery and buying up all…



Stolen Art That Has Never Been Recovered

Art theft is as old as art and theft, and it has happened all over the world. In some cases, precious art works have been missing for ages, with no one knowing their current whereabouts. When the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem in 587 B.C., for example, the Ark of the Covenant disappeared from history. These thefts…



Interesting Facts About Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí was a native of Catalonia in Spain and a proponent of Catalan Modernisme, a style closely linked to Art Nouveau, before he went on to develop his own unique style. His buildings are world-renowned these days, although the best known is probably La Basílica de la Sagrada Família, at which construction is still…