Monday
Nov182013

Seven Abstract Microscopic Textures

These textures were created by shooting photographs through the lens of a microscope. They'll surely give your work a unique and fresh view on the world. With stunning depth of field, and abstract shapes and colors these textures will prove very useful for your design arsenal. This texture set was created by Dustin Schmieding, you can find more of his textures at Valleys in the Vinyl

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Thursday
Nov142013

Seven Free Ethereal Stained Textures

These wonderfully stained paper textures are beautiful enough to incorporate in just about any kind of creative and design work. Created through a combination of physically staining paper and Photoshop adjustments, download these textures today and add them to your collection. This texture set was created by Dustin Schmieding, you can find more of his textures at Valleys in the Vinyl

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Seven Black and White Stone Textures

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Tuesday
Nov122013

Seven Free Fractal Wireframe Images

Make sure you take a second and view these textures full size, because the preview images don't do them justice. These beautiful images aren't only satisfying to look at (did anyone say "awesome wallpapers"?) but they can be used to help give your creative work that extra flair you've been looking for. This texture set was created by Dustin Schmieding, you can kind more of his textures at Valleys in the Vinyl

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Monday
Nov042013

Seven Black and White Stone Textures

Stone textures are some of the most useful resources out there. These seven black and white stone textures are a great addition to your design library. Use them as photo overlays or to give your designs a little bit of that grungy, textured feeling. This texture set was created by Dustin Schmieding, you can kind more of his textures at Valleys in the Vinyl

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Thursday
Oct172013

Fun Infographic – A Brief History of Print

We live in the Information Age and the level of technology that we’ve come to rely on opens up loads of possibilities. But what of the things we now take for granted? For instance, what do we know about printing? UPrinting.com compiled a fascinating infographic which tells us that the practice dates back to well over 2.700 years before the first pyramids of Egypt were built. The first printed book that we know of was the “Diamond Sutra” (868 CE, China), and everyone feels sure that the inception of book printing goes a lot deeper into the obscure pits of history for experts to ascertain. What is more, butterfly binding, or the established method of sealing printed pages together at one of their margins, was initially enacted in 1000 AD. Food for thought: the time when Confucius walked the earth is closer by far to the time when internet was invented, than to perceived records of the first ever printings. In fact, the first woodblock printing was done in East Asia (China or Korea) sometime around 100 A.D. And block printing made it to Europe much, much later, namely in the 13th century, because paper wasn’t available in the continent prior to that time… Here, we have Johannes Gutenberg to thank to for taking that big plunge. Ever since then, the bright minds of our Western Civilization have been working to lift the art of printing to immeasurable heights.

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