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3 Ways You Can Use a Useless Photo

We all have digital photos that are horrible in quality and small in size. Most of the time, we just end up putting these photos in our recycle bin. Here's an idea. Why not turn these useless photos into something useful?

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Wallpaper of the Week – Ideas Are Powerful

This is the second edition of Wallpaper of the Week here at Design Informer. This week's wallpaper is entitled Ideas are Powerful. The whole piece was inspired by a quote from Napoleon Hill. The design uses light pastel colors, and it is quite playful. Make sure to view the large version of the wallpaper so you can read the small caption.

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The Unique Portfolio of Serial Cut

Serial Cut is a studio based in Madrid. It was established in 1999 by Sergio del Puerto. They work on a wide variety of different projects, but they focus mainly on Art Direction. You should check out more of the studio's work by visiting their website.

"Image and type are a great combination that we like to use on all the projects we work on. Typography plays an important role in the end product."

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What an Animal – Illustrations of Lions

This is part 2 of the "What an Animal" series here on Design Informer. Today's showcase will feature the lion.

The lion is perhaps one of the most feared animal in the animal kingdom. The lion is known as the king of the jungle. I have always been fascinated by these powerful and fierce creatures. Let's look at 15 ferocious illustrations of lions.

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Delicious Foodscapes by Carl Warner

Carl Warner is a London-based photographer who makes foodscapes: landscapes made of food. Check out more of his work on his website.

"Although I’m very hands-on, I do use model makers and food stylists to help me create the sets. I tend to start with a drawing which I sketch out in order to get the composition worked out."

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5 Simple and Effective Things that Designers Should Do During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the whole year. It's a time when our families get together to have some food, fun, and fellowship. During Thanksgiving, there are some things that I try do as a graphic and web designer and I would like to share those 5 things with you.

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The Awesome Work of Michael Heald

We all have our favorite designers. One of my favorite designers happens to be Michael Heald, the founder of Fully Illustrated. Michael Heald is an award winning graphic and web designer. He has won multiple awards, as well as being featured in some top web and graphic design magazines.

Heald's work is spectacular. The thing that impresses me about his work is the variety of different styles that he has mastered. Not only is he a master of illustrations, he is a great web designer as well. His web designs are beautiful. That is why he has had the opportunity to design websites for the biggest games out there, including the top iPhone game, Fieldrunners.

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Wallpaper of the Week – Cosmic Shapes

Every week, we will be giving away a free wallpaper here at Design Informer. These wallpapers will be created by the Design Informer. Once in a while, we will also accept reader submissions for wallpaper of the week.

This week's wallpaper is a colorful wallpaper called Cosmic Shapes. It was inspired by the work of James White. If you are interested in achieving the same effect, you can view the tutorial here.

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Massive Collection of Nature Inspired Typography

From time to time, designers struggle with inspiration. What we need to realize as designers is that inspiration can be found all around us. One great place to find inspiration is nature. If your creativity needs a jolt, go outside, take a walk at a park or beach, and just observe the beauty of nature. Claude Monet, the world renowned painter, said this;

"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration."
Today's showcase is all about nature. These designers have used nature as their inspiration. So I present to you, the ultimate collection of nature-inspired typography. There are a lot of these that are new, so make sure to look at all of them.

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What an Animal – Illustrations of Whales

What an Animal is a new series here at Design Informer. We will be showcasing illustrations of different animals. I got the idea while browsing Squared Eye's website. Their mascot is Levi the whale. I really liked that mascot and I thought to myself: "It would be cool to start a series on Design Informer showcasing illustrations of different animals."

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