Logo & Symbol Process TruismsIf you follow me and my work, you are likely well aware that I enjoy logo and symbol design. I don't consider myself the lord of logo design, as there are far more designers out there whom I idolize and have the process nailed down to a science, but quite frankly I think I've become pretty good at it over the years. So with a bit of time and experience under my belt, I wanted to share some truisms I've learned that I find in every one of my design projects.Logo & Symbol Process Truisms3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost without fail, the first idea you fall in love with will be one of your worst ideas. When you find you've fallen in love with a concept, let other people see it, and then take a break. Come back to the work a few days later and see what new directions you can head in.
Don't fall in love with your ideas. I say it but it's inevitable. You actually will always fall in love with an idea. But hey, TRY not to.
Simple symbols designed in 1 color work best. If you're designing in color when you start, you're making end-of-the-project
Daily Deviations DescriptionsGreetings!Daily Deviations Descriptions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name is Danielle or Moonbeam13, and I'm the Director of Community Relations here at deviantART. During the course of my day part of what I do involves shaking things up and testing new ideas to keep things fresh in the community. Most of these ideas stem from community feedback - things the community has related back to my team of volunteers or to me directly.
Such is the case with Daily Deviation descriptions. First, let's clarify what was tested and what the end result is because there is some confusion.
Originally, I had requested that the volunteers not reuse descriptions sent to them by suggesters. I know it seems nutty but there was a period of time where I was receiving an unrelenting amount of complaints about us just 'pasting what the suggester said' and so I decided that for a short period I'd let the community see what it looks like when we don't do that. As suspected the amount of complaints about 'no descriptions' was alm
The Committed Canvas:icontechgnotic:The Committed Canvas4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tattooing has existed since the very beginnings of Neolithic human expression and has since those ancient beginnings continued to be a reliable flash indicator of personality type. There are those people who get tattoos and there those people who simply do not. Even though the social opprobrium for getting inked has greatly disappeared in recent years, and even though skin art has become almost boringly de rigueur amongst rock guitarists and other entertainers, there is still one element that separates the tattooed from the non-tattooed in terms of artistic appreciation: commitment.
Tattoos may be the first “interactive” art form. The art lover doesn’t just buy an artist’s artwork – he or she becomes one with artwork, he or she commits to becoming a living canvas for the artwork, he or she, by choosing the tattoo to be borne forever, shares authorship with the tattoo artist of the artwork. T
deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.comIt recently came to our attention that a website called Art4Love.com was offering prints for sale, some based off of deviations also found on deviantART.com (and perhaps other works by artists not on deviantART). Art4Love.com is currently offline, but was up long enough to make some artists very understandably upset, as neither the artists (we are told) nor deviantART ever gave permission for Art4Love.com to sell these prints.deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.com3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've been tracking the exchanges of comments and journals about all possible infringing activity and are ready to provide information from our side that would help legal action that any of the affected artists decide to bring. We will also fully cooperate with any government agency that may become involved because of consumer complaints against this apparently infringing website and the people running it. We would also happily cooperate with any possible fraud investigations.
As a note of caution, we don’t have all the fa
Where are you all?I suppose to have 6.500 watchers but only a few are commenting nowadays...where are you all people? Even people that i respect and i usually comment at their images have vanished...Where are you all?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know that deviantart is under a crisis because of Facebook but...come on...
Don't be ashamed!
SPANK ME! For CharityThis was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.SPANK ME! For Charity3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My goal is $1,000 USD
This will last until the goal is met or September 16, 2011.
For each person that changes his or her to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked!" and you are free to change you avatar back.
:iconmegaphonerightplz: COMMENTING THIS ARTICLE -OR ANYWHERE BUT THE ABOVE LINKED JOURNAL- DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE CHARITY!!! :iconmegaphoneleftplz:
For the avatar sized version of your opti
*END* SPANK ME! For CharityTHIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED!*END* SPANK ME! For Charity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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This was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My limit is $1,000 USD
This will last until the limit is reached or September 16, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST.
For each real person that changes his or her avatar to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked! " and you are free to change your avatar back.
For the avatar sized version of your options: http://fav.me/d46usqe
To make your avatar-
1. Right click on the <
Fav feature #35 pt2Fav feature #35 pt23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FAV FEATURE #35 pt 2
Theme: My own favs with less than 50 favs
Restoration by Necromancer78 Seduction by Necromancer78 Happy by NadiasPortfolio A Heart's Lament by seikiunne11 That time of day by WildWinyan Anti ACTA 33 by WojciechDziadosz :thumb283732769: :thumb282060153: Supermoon 0373 by Miskwaadesi Autumn Forest by Lienwyn
Another world by Raoon Little bird of bad luck by SandraHultsved zacharias by findmymind Grim Reaper by SPartanen :thumb259979840: Ballet VIII. by Lissuin Ballet VII. by Lissuin 15 jan 2012 j by MichaWha
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Jump into a new journal portal!Here's a quick bit of trivia! Did you know that journals comprise about 25% of posts submitted daily? Journals are an integral part of the deviantART experience, and coming soon, they'll receive the spotlight they deserve.Jump into a new journal portal!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Introducing the new Journal portal!
A brand new look is coming to the News page.
From the Journal portal, which will be replacing the News page, you'll be able to browse, submit, or search journals and news. You'll be able to browse by Newest, Popular, and Featured (which is comprised of official deviantART news and highlights).
Journals will be visible with their skin, giving you a better context of the post.
(Hover over the screenshot below to see more!)
What happened to the old News page?
As you may recall, we teased the release of merging news, journals, blogs, and deviations in order t
The Adventures of Squicken... Week OneMy name is Cameron Michael but all my friends call me "Squicken". It's a mixture of "Squid" (what Mommy calls my Dad) and "Chicken" (what Daddy calls my Mommy). I was born last Tuesday the 18th, and have learned SO MUCH that I asked Dad if I could write about it here in his journal.The Adventures of Squicken... Week One2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dad gave me permission so here goes my first attempt at writing. Don't judge me too harshly because I'm only a week old and I've got my hands full trying to learn stuff. For instance, eyes!!! Wow, eyes are tough to control! It's hard to focus them and move them all around. I can't really see all that well yet but I think I recognize Mom and Dad and I CERTAINLY recognize a fine nipple, which makes Dad proud. Of course, I don't have much experience with other nipples but, I have time to fix that.
I spent a few days in ICU (Mom, Dad, and I called it "jail") at the hospital because Mom ran a fever during birth and the docs said they found some indication of infection in the blood samples they took from me
Addressing Journals as Deviations!I wanted to address the controversy surrounding Journals as Deviations so that we're all on the same page.Addressing Journals as Deviations!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We collected a list of comments from the release article and some journals and here they are, with my responses for all to see.
First, part of being in a community is being understanding. deviantART Staff faces this daily as we understand member concerns and try our best to serve you.
In situations like the one we face right now with Journals, I ask you to be understanding with us as we battle with difficult circumstances balancing the needs of millions of members.
Any change we make creates frustration, but if we do not make changes then we are killed by change itself.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Were people complaining about the old journal system at all? Because I think people were rather happy with it. I know I was. And can't you give people t
For the DA admin and others...Just had an image disappear from the "erection" police... I wonder why there are folks who stalk around DA galleries looking to cause trouble and report such nonsense?? Number one, why are these folks even bothering to view images in galleries "they" might find offensive? Number 2...then have the gall to report it...as if they are 2nd graders tattling to their teachers... ? What amazes me, is that the images were in my gallery for over a year... and suddenly now it's "offensive" ? Am I correct in assuming, that in order to "view" mature material here at DA...you have to be a member? If so, then those are the people that should be banned from enjoying DA... just my thoughts.For the DA admin and others...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creepy Meets CuteCreepy Meets Cute2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The deviantART community is always blown away by the talent of ~Santani, a Moscow-based artists who makes original dolls that blend together the concepts of "creepy" and "cute."
My Little Dragon: Blue Wyvern by Santani
Purple by Santani
Tiny Griffin Spotty by Santani
Owmlet by Santani
T.G. Polar by Santani
Bunny Twins by Santani
T.G. Red panda by Santani
T.G. Squirrel by Santani
Tiny Black by Santani
Hypnowl by Santani
My Little Dragon: Bambi portrait by Santani
T.G. Polar 1 by Santani
slightly toothy by Santani
Text and Typography - December 2012Welcome to the last monthly roundup of 2012 It has been a busy year, many things have happened and here is me trying to wrap them up a little and have a bit more than just last month's Daily Deviations in this summary.Text and Typography - December 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations December 2012
2012 in Typographic Review
Here's a little collection of things that have been going on this year on dA regarding Typogrpahy
Text & Typography Monthly
Best of May 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in May, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of May 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sweetness by MyLifeThroughTheLensCurious Cheetah Cub by MorkelErasmus
Masa Sara by Cwithe
Drevdagssjon by DaXXeUp by JaimeIbarra
Going home by PawelMatys
The Last Gentle Lights by LG77
WomenWomen3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Marilyn Monroe - by BenHeine She is My Mona Lisa by BenHeine
Game of Life by BenHeine You Are Sunshine, You Are Rain by BenHeine Tender Flower of Mankind by BenHeine
Flesh and Acrylic - Julia by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison1 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison3 by BenHeine
Nature's Touch by BenHeine A Fairy's Dream by BenHeine Bird of Spring by BenHeine
Pencil Vs Camera - 42 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 51 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 13 by BenHeine
The Fun is Just Starting by BenHeine Candy by BenHeine Me And My Little Friend by BenHeine
Life is a Spiral by BenHeine Sunset Woman by BenHeine Golden Illusion by BenHeine
The Way To Her Heart by BenHeine Keep Smiling by BenHeine Waiting - 1 by BenHeine
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I am not the creator of Powerpuff Girls......or Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. I just worked on them. Those shows were created by Craig McCracken, who happens to be my husband, so I can see how people might get confused.I am not the creator of Powerpuff Girls...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know most of you know that, but it's seems a lot of people are getting that mixed up.
Cell Phone PhotographyCell Phone PhotographyCell Phone Photography5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today, more than half of all mobile phones in use are camera phones. With the constant evolution of small digital camera sensors, they have become very cheap while at the same time being convenient and portable. However, there are limits. They are not better than a good camera yet, though many of them can do the job pretty well. A few years ago, the best you could get with an ordinary camera phone was photos in VGA resolution, but at present phones are coming with more and more Megapixels and quality with average prices, making them a great alternative to cameras in some situations.
Mobile phones are constantly carried by almost everybody nowadays. This allows camera phones for capturing moments at any time, moments in which one wouldnt be expecting something to happen and wouldnt normally be carrying a camera. Unexpected things like crimes happening in progress, celebrities passing by or even natural ev
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2012 Wrap-Up2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
After a 3 year absence, the Holiday Card Project returned in 2012 and was more successful than ever! Over 2500 deviants from 60 countries participated this year, with more than 3500 cards received. With such an excellent response, we wanted to ensure we were spreading the love as much as possible. We asked for volunteers to help distribute cards to their local hospitals, and with the extra assistance of a few super deviants, we were able to distribute cards to 23 hospitals around the world!
Most hospitals were comfortable taking the cards and distributing them to patients on food trays or through hospital volunteers. While we aren't always able to interact
Monthly Genuine Feature #9Since we are not a super group anymore, I still hope you enjoy this collection of the best submissions of September.Monthly Genuine Feature #92 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good Love B-sides Cover by NickyBarkla
A last goodnight before I go by Fra-Emer091212 by siiju
Fem - Desco by iumazark Glimpse by AnneLysa
Together by Sythgara Passage of Time by Eltasia Sweetness by CheckAvailability and I know ... I'll never wake up by NikolasBrummer
Inner Reflection by rajewel :thumb326825144: Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul by alifann At Nightfall by Elgha wet paint by DanielGrzeszkiewicz
Where flowers bloom so does hope. by BlueColoursOfNature Sneaking Light by rabbit888 Hidden Place by vfujiwara
Wrap by Tonicacat frozen universe in her eyes by Fitja Born To Die V by iKate
Being Free by tayaiv Glass by AnayaBladewind Lonely Worlds by Rachhh-x
Siberian Stories by DariaPitak habitat by sdfphotography :thumb325492675:
autumn in me by leilalilium Love Until Death by InsaneAndroid My passion for the antagonist (Land's end pt. 2) by ericinprogress
This feature is made by me, dragonfly-oli and Fra-Emer. You can see it at the first day of each month!
See you soon!
of :#Genuine-ART: team.
PACEMAKERWilson GreatbatchPACEMAKER3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Inventor of Implantable Pacemaker
Dies at 92
By BARNABY FEDER
Published: September 28, 2011 on The New York Times
Wilson Greatbatch, a professed “humble tinkerer” who, working in his barn in 1958,
designed the first practical implantable pacemaker, a device that has preserved millions of lives,
died on Tuesday at his home in Williamsville, N.Y. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his daughter, Anne Maciariello.
Mr. Greatbatch patented more than 325 inventions,
notably a long-life lithium battery used in a wide range of medical implants.
He created tools used in AIDS research and a solar-powered canoe,
which he took on a 160-mile voyage on the Finger Lakes in New York to celebrate his 72nd birthday.
In later years, he invested time
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
dAy to dAy snap "Green"dAy to dAy snap "Green"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pure. by addy-ack Winding Nature by farcry77
a dream within a dream by werol Springtime Warmth by FramedByNature Spring by frescendine
Dressed to Shine V by LarsVanDeGoor After the storm by XavierJamonet Bamboo Forest, Kyoto by Kaboose-18
80 km by KariLiimatainen Woodland Greens by scotto Falling Deeper by DennisChunga
Leaf by c-i-s-e-k leaf by Bhesi :thumb100332990:
Alpenglow over Mount Aiguille by XavierJamonet