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21 Color Photos That’ll Make Your Eyes Pop

Colors play a massive role in everyone’s day-to-day life. If you’re not color blind, your eye can process somewhere around 7,000,000 colors. The power of the eye is a whole different conversation and can be left for another day, but colors in-and-of itself is a very fascinating topic to look at. Here are some facts about colors courtesy of Ucreative that will blow your mind!

  1. Blue is the most popular color in the world.
  2. The first color a baby sees is red.
  3. Men and women process colors differently.
  4. Pink can be an anger suppressor and can calm anxiety.
  5. The safest car color is white because it’s the most visible.
  6. Yellow and red promotes hunger.
  7. Chromophobia is a phobia of colors.
  8. There was once a law limiting the use of blue in art to Jesus and Mary’s robes.
  9. Colors affect depth perception.
  10. Mosquitos love blue.

I hope that you enjoy this collection of eye-popping colorful photography!

Credit to respective artists.


credit:Jéssica Ribeiro

credit:botaroo

credit:Tania Barra

credit:Bre Tincher

credit:James Walsh

credit:Anthony Hart

credit:L.S.P. tokyo

credit:wiley photo

credit:Ricardo Williams

credit:Jim Wallace

credit:Patricia Henschen

credit:Kiril Urbonas

credit:Tony Ibarra

credit:Meg Milburn

credit:Melmo375

credit:jenni983

credit:song zhen

credit:Gustavo Diaz

credit:Graeme Wilmot

credit:David Yu

credit:Kay Tee


Conclusion

If you’re blessed enough to be able to see color (approximately 95.5% of the world’s population), take the time to appreciate it for what it’s worth. Next time you pass a colorful garden, stop and look upon the vast array of colors before you.

I hope that you enjoyed this colorful photography collection! Thanks for stopping by!


34 Fierce (and not-so-fierce) Viking Logos

The Vikings were both fascinating and terrifying. The modern knowledge of these people is based mostly on stereotype, so let’s clear the air.

  • Viking never actually wore horned helmets like todays costumes depict
  • Vikings had excellent hygiene, using tweezers, razors, combs and ear cleaners made from animal bones and antlers.
  • Vikings might of been decent skiers.
  • Vikings weren’t actually a people group. Denmark, Norway and Sweden were home to groups of chief-led tribes that weren’t connected in anyway other than to fight each other.
  • Viking means a pirate raid in the Old Norse language.
  • Vikings discovered North America before Columbus, landing in Canada around 1000 AD.
  • The Vikings were actually quite civilized, despite being painted as complete barbarians. They had organized forms of government and gave their women some basic rights (unlike other cultures of that time.)

The Vikings eventually stopped raiding and gradually settled into the rest of civilization, becoming Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes.

Anyways, that was a quick history lesson, but here are some modern logos that have been inspired by the Vikings (or their stereotypes.) Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


vik-1

vik-2 vik-3 vik-4 vik-5 vik-6 vik-7 vik-8 vik-9 vik-10 vik-11 vik-12 vik-13 vik-14 vik-15 vik-16 vik-17 vik-18 vik-19 vik-20 vik-21 vik-22 vik-23 vik-24 vik-25 vik-26 vik-27 vik-28 vik-29 vik-30 vik-31 vik-32 vik-33 vik-34

Conclusion

I hope that you enjoyed this weeks logo roundup! With halloween around the corner, I’m sure you’ll be encountering some Vikings in the streets. Just remember that they’re all posers and the real Vikings were actually quite dignified and respectable people, who used barbaric tactics to raid.


A Complete Guide to Setting Up and Printing Using Google Cloud Print

We’ve been using printers for as long as we’ve been using computers, yet we still often find ourselves with somewhat limited access to printing. You likely have multiple devices, but with only one connected to a printer, you’ll need to fire up that device whenever you want to print a document.

Things would be a whole lot simpler if you could easily connect to a printer from all of your devices – including tablets and smartphones – without having to touch a cable. Google Cloud Print (GCP) now makes this easy. GCP is a cloud service provided by Google that links your printer to numerous devices using cloud connect, allowing you to easily and quickly print from any device with an internet connection. GCP eliminates the need for installing drivers on each device, something that should be simple but continues to result in inconsistencies across various software versions and operating systems.

How Does Google Cloud Print Work?

GCP is a platform that allows you to send and manage print jobs using Internet cloud. The process runs the same regardless of the device or operating system being used. When a printing job is initiated from one of your devices, GCP receives the instruction and sends it to the pre-defined printer.

How to Use Google Cloud Print

Before you get started with GCP, connect your Google account to the service. You’ll need Google Chrome installed on your computer, whether it’s a Mac or a PC.

1. Fire Up Google Chrome
With Google Chrome installed and running, click on the wrench icon at the top right of the window, and navigate to ‘Settings’ (or ‘Preferences’ for those on Max).

2. Advanced Settings
Scroll down to the very bottom of the settings page, and click on the button to ‘Show advanced settings.’

3. Connect to Google Cloud Print
Navigate to the section titled ‘Google Cloud Print’ and click ‘Manage’. From here, you can scan for and add your printer.

4. Connecting to a Printer
If you use a standard printer, your job is almost complete. GCP is compatible with almost all printers; simply click ‘Add Printers’ and check the boxes for each printer you wish to connect.

If you are using a cloud-ready printer, however, you will first need to register it on the product website before using it with GCP. Click on the ‘Cloud Ready Printers’ link for instructions for your particular device.

5. Share the printer
A highly useful feature integrated with GCP is the ability to instantly share the use of your printer with friends, family members and colleagues. To authorize someone else to use your printer, simply highlight the device and click the green ‘Share’ button.

In the pop-up window, type the email address of the person who you would like to share it with, and click ‘Share.’

As soon a ‘guest’ user has been authorized, you will see them listed alongside the device. Authorized persons can be removed at any time.

6. Print!
With your printer now properly linked up with GCP, you can start printing from any device that’s logged in to your Google account. Whether you are printing at home, at work, or you operate a business card printing company, Google Cloud Print will make the process a lot easier for you.

24 Arctic Inspired Photos #snowpocalypse

I just recently finished watching BBC’s Planet Earth documentary and was really blown away by the beauty of the Arctic. The temperatures drop well below -50 so obviously tourism isn’t really an option; meaning most people don’t get to experience the beauty of the poles. I would love to one day visit but will have to settle for the Canadian snow and ice in the meantime.

After seeing how incredibly stunning the Arctic looks, I was inspired to make this snowy/wintery photography roundup. I’ve put together a collection of 24 photos that reminds me of the Arctic. Enjoy!


snow-1credit: Felix Hernandez Dreamphography

snow-2credit: Przemyslaw Kruk

snow-3credit: Felix Hernandez Dreamphography

snow-4credit: Al Builov

snow-5credit: Al Builov

snow-6credit: Al Builov

snow-7credit: Jan Erik Waider

snow-8credit: Anze Osterman

snow-9credit: Jeff Lewis

snow-10credit: Seral de Beaufort

snow-11credit: Jörg Marx

snow-12credit: Micha? Karcz

snow-13credit: Giulia Zazzi

snow-14credit: Jan Erik Waider

Rayonnement noctunrecredit: GUIOT Damien

snow-16credit: Hans Findling

snow-17credit: Virginie Bourque

snow-18credit: Sam Barker

snow-19credit: karem abu shosha

© 2015-future by Marzena Skubatz.All rights reserved.  http://www.marzenaskubatz.com http://marzenaskubatz.bigcartel.com https://instagram.com/marzenaskubatz/ https://www.facebook.com/marzena.skubatzcredit: MARZENA SKUBATZ

snow-21credit: Fabian Krueger

snow-22credit: Daniel ?e?icha

snow-23credit: Brigitte Schultz

snow-24credit: krasi matarov


Conclusion

If you live in a cold climate or have experienced a snowy winter then you can relate to these photos. I love the cool, brisk temperature and peacefulness of falling snow. I hope everyone in the upper Northern Hemisphere has an awesome winter!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Pot Full Of 25 Poker Logos

I’ll be honest. I don’t have a clue how to play poker. I wouldn’t even know where to begin…

Poker first popped up on my radar in 2004 during the NHL lockout. There was no hockey on TV, so networks needed a substitute. Then came in poker. I remember it being on TV all the time that year; less so since but I definitely think the NHL lockout contributed to pokers popularity. Either way, it’s a massive industry. The U.S online poker industry alone is worth $3.3 billion. That excludes Vegas…

There’s plenty of room in the industry. So if you’re looking to get in on the action, I hope that you find some inspiration from the 25 poker related logos below. Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


poker-1credit: Alex Martinov

poker-2credit: Marcin Marsza?ek

poker-3credit: Alexander Ponce

poker-4credit: Spannlee

poker-5credit: Ivan Ivanov

poker-6credit: Michal Kulesza

poker-7credit: Junoteam

poker-8credit: Ana Novakovic

Webcredit: Matheus Corseuil

poker-10credit: Juanjo Marnetti

poker-11credit: Cleber Faria

poker-12credit: subsign

poker-13credit: Greg Starling

poker-14credit: Filip Pietro?

poker-15credit: Mateusz Chojnowski

poker-16credit: Nicholas Lowry

poker-17credit: Graphéine

poker-18credit: Gabriela Oblonska

Webcredit: Scimon Gomez

poker-20credit: Lawrence Rippingale

poker-21credit: Jenya Garstea

poker-22credit: Konstantin Suslin

poker-23credit: Rich Wright

SETUP_DISPLAY_LOGOScredit: Octavio Eyraud

poker-25credit: Bilal Siddiqui


Conclusion

Did you know that in the 1900’s, commercial firms began producing a standardized clay poker chip because the “chips” used before were too easy to copy? Or that the longest poker game ever played took eight years, five months, and three days? Or how about that approximately 20% of the U.S population plays poker? Pretty crazy right!

I hope that you enjoyed this collection of logos! Thanks for stopping by!


25 Blue Works Of Graffiti

There’s a large group of people who are very much opposed to graffiti. Those that think it’s unsightly and ugly. BUT, there’s also a very big international graffiti community who think otherwise. Who see graffiti as an art form. I find myself somewhere in the middle. There’s a lot of graffiti that I like. That I think is a form of art and is very appealing. But I definitely think graffiti has its place. Like I wouldn’t want to see it on the base of the CN Tower, or on the face of the Wailing Wall, for example.

But for those who appreciate the art form of graffiti, I’ve put together a collection of 25 blue works. Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


credit: Georgi Dimitrov – Erase & Teodor Peevski & Jelio Dimitrov – Arsek

credit: INO ©

credit: stefanos papadimos

credit: Bruno Mazzilli

credit: Karolina Szerejko

credit: Manuel Vila

credit: Margo PRO “KaMMchatkA”

credit: Jisha abraham

credit: G

credit: Hayat Chaaban

credit: Jaider Diaz

credit: Antonio Leon Gonzalez

credit: Bridget Murphy

credit: kamal Marzouk

credit: Camila Michaliszyn

credit: Manu Faves

credit: Emil Hofkunst

credit: Jad Monzer

credit: Office Graffiti

credit: Paul Shanta

credit: LYKEREX

credit: ochre7 – John melven

credit: JiNGJO WLB

credit: Hector CHRISTIAEN

credit: Matthew Dawn


Conclusion

The next time you pass a work of graffiti on the street, remember the amount of effort that went into it. Obviously the same can’t be said for all graffiti (some being unsightly and others inappropriate, either in message or placing.) But some is very beautiful and appealing!

I hope that you enjoyed this collection! Thanks for stopping by!


35 Car Logos To Rev Up Your Business

The car industry is massive. Beyond the actual car production phase, there’s a ton of business opportunity. Dealerships buy and sell, mechanics service and repair, companies make parts, bloggers write about specs and influence consumers, gas stations fuel and power, and car washes… wash.

The auto manufacturing industry is valued at more than $1.7 trillion, and that excludes everything post production. You can only imagine how much more value all the other aspects of the industry add.

I’ve put together a collection of 35 car logos for those who are in the auto business. I hope this serves some inspiration for you! Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


carlogo-1

carlogo-2 carlogo-3 carlogo-4 carlogo-5 carlogo-6 carlogo-7 carlogo-8 carlogo-9 carlogo-10 carlogo-11 carlogo-12 carlogo-13 carlogo-14 carlogo-15 carlogo-16 logos 2014.cdr carlogo-18 carlogo-19 carlogo-20 carlogo-21 carlogo-22 carlogo-23 carlogo-24 carlogo-25 carlogo-26 carlogo-27 carlogo-28 carlogo-29 carlogo-30 carlogo-31 carlogo-32 carlogo-33 carlogo-34 carlogo-35

Conclusion

If you’re in the industry, I hope that you’re eating a slice of that $1.7 trillion+ pie! Whether you’re buying and selling, servicing and repairing, making parts, writing and influencing consumers, or even car washing, I wish you the best of luck!

Thanks for stopping by!


29 Character Designs

Everyone has their favourite cartoon character. If I had to choose, it would be between Peter Griffin, the Minions, and Shrek. Animatedtv.about.com put together a list of the top 50 Cartoon Characters of All Time. Here are the top 10:

  1. Bugs Bunny
  2. Homer Simpson
  3. Mickey Mouse
  4. Bart Simpson
  5. Charlie Brown
  6. Fred Flintstone
  7. The Grinch
  8. Popeye
  9. Wile E. Coyote
  10. Rocky and Bullwinkle

I would almost expect that you all know every one of those characters as most (if not all) of them have played some sort of role in our lives.

All of the above characters had a beginning in a design studio or on paper, just like the 29 characters below. Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


char-1credit: Shawn Wang

char-2credit: Roman Makarenko

char-3credit: Sofian Moumene

char-4credit: alain merlin

char-5credit: Sven Sauer

char-6credit: Veej .

char-7credit: Stefano Colferai

char-8credit: Amr Adel

char-9credit: Mehmet Fatih Usta

char-10credit: Srdjan Milankov

char-11credit: Samyuktha Krishna

Image converted using ifftoanycredit: rohith rao

char-13credit: Pawel Matuszak

char-14credit: Pawel Matuszak

char-15credit: Patrick Evrard

char-16credit: Kate Scherbak

char-17credit: André Forni

char-18credit: Johannes Seifert

char-19credit: Mark Henriksen

char-20credit: STRZYG . & Goverdose Digital Art Collective

char-21credit: Chow Hon Lam

char-22credit: Fuelled Media

char-23credit: Eneri Mateos

char-24credit: Loulou and Tummie .

char-25credit: Ana Bartha

char-26credit: Yan Blanco

Printcredit: Erik Chmil

char-28credit: Ojofrito

char-29credit: Arditya Rizky


Conclusion

I have a ton of childhood memories about multiple characters in the above top 10. My family would sit and watch The Grinch every Christmas. I used to curl up in front of the TV and watch cartoons for hours every Saturday morning.

I hope that you enjoyed this collection! Thanks for stopping by!


Why Shoot In Black & White? Here Are 24 Photos That Will Show You.

In a colour-filled world where humans are typically attracted to the abstract and vibrant, why shoot in black and white?

Well there’s actually many reasons why shooting in black and white (whether photography or film) makes sense. Here are just a few:

  1. Colour can be distracting and can take away from the focus of the shot.
  2. A black and white image has the potential to make light intensity pop and gives the artist flexibility in working with different shades of lighting.
  3. When the viewer isn’t distracted by colour, the emotion of the shot is really emphasized.
  4. Again, the absence of colour makes a shot timeless; removing time by removing colour… pretty cool!
  5. Removes imperfections and smoothens colour/light tones.
  6. The lack of colour makes a shot minimalistic.

To highlight these points, I’ve put together 24 black and white photos (some with a touch of colour.) Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


bw-1credit: Paulo Valdivieso

bw-2credit: Simon Harrod

bw-3credit: zeitfaenger.at

bw-4credit: jack wickes

bw-5credit: Wendelin Jacober

bw-6credit: Chris Combe

bw-7credit: Ray Bilcliff

bw-8credit: Gerry Dincher

bw-9credit: Wyncliffe

bw-10credit: Lenny K Photography

bw-11credit: Alan Eng

bw-12credit: Damien CORBY

bw-13credit: Dawn

bw-14credit: Nick Page

bw-15credit: Giannis Arvanitakis

bw-16credit: Lenny K Photography

bw-17credit: William Murphy

bw-18credit: Jonathan Oakley

bw-19credit: Federico Feroldi

bw-20credit: Dave White

bw-21credit: Alex Matravers

bw-22credit: Chris Combe

bw-23credit: Enid Martindale

bw-24credit: Ray Bilcliff


Conclusion

If you’re looking to add emotion, remove distractions, play with lighting, make a shot timeless, remove imperfections, and/ or make a shot minimalistic; try shooting in black and white. In a world full of colour, black and white can really standout!

Thanks for stopping by!