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 Truisms4 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
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
Former Fav features
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,
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 Charity4 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
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
dAy to dAy snap "Green"dAy to dAy snap "Green"4 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
dAy to dAy snap "Autumn Mood"dAy to dAy snap "Autumn Mood"4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Autumn Mood II by KariLiimatainen Out of Darkness by WojciechDziadosz
Rays Of Fire by MarcoHeisler Forest enlightenment by tomsumartin Amelia by werol
Early Sounds by PatrickRuegheimer October Daze by DennisChunga come back by KariLiimatainen
Where Love comes to Die by ValentinaKallias :thumb244548228: Beautiful Dark Dream by ValentinaKallias
Walnut forest II by vbagiatis green forest by a-b-n a Deeper Silence by Oer-Wout
:thumb217784846: trust in me by IsacGoulart Mystic Jungle by DrewHopper
Mysterious Woods by Oer-Wout Wrong turn by EliseEnchanted The Drama by Nelleke
Have a lovely Thursday
Remember to all photographs
Calendars updated!All of my calendars updated to Year 2012...Calendars updated!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Hungarian Skies Calendar 2
The Hungarian Skies Calendar
realityDream calendar I.
realityDream calendar II.
The elements calendar - Fire
... and new ones coming soon!
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!4 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
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...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*END* SPANK ME! For CharityTHIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED!*END* SPANK ME! For Charity4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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FINAL UPDATE http://fav.me/d4afyqw
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 <
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!4 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
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!
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.
Merrell Diorama ContestYour Favorite Fall MemoryMerrell Diorama Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Merrell shoes and clothes invites you to get inspired by the change in seasons and bring your favorite fall memory to life in a diorama -- in a shoebox! Please join Merrell in the celebration of "Vendemmia" while paying homage to their unique and sophisticated Fall Collection of shoes and boots. Vendemmia is the age-old tradition of the Italian wine harvest, and for a few autumn months, the terraced hillside vineyards come alive with hard work and passion, and the fruits of this elegant dedication flourish for generat
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.)
Super excite!Thank you all for your comments on my previous journal--it's still fresh, I guess it would be since it's less than a month still, but your love and condolences are so appreciated. I still feel like it's a dream, and that my dad really isn't gone... well. I'll have to journal about all of that later. Thank you, though, thank you so muchSuper excite!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Onto more exciting things...
I had the amazing opportunity to work on a deviantART product, and to be frank, it was somewhat of a dream come true. Okay, I'm sure I've said this before, yeah? When I was honored to be a volunteer, when I was lucky to work for deviantART. (These things are still true.) And now, this.
I mean, wait, what? Yeah.
I still can't quite believe it exists, and I'm excited to have been able to contribute something fun to our community. When TheRyanFord approached me to help brainstorm for the design and ultimately create this plushie, I said hell-fucking-yeah. (I mean. I said yes wi
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
It's Alive!! Kinda? :DAs always I am still alive and kicking it. To get down and to the art point I'm still struggling. I doubt I'll ever stop trying, but I simply hope one day. Maybe one day I'll get my swing back, but I can't guarantee anything.. Sad Face..! D:It's Alive!! Kinda? :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But other than that just updating to those who possibly care about my well being and progress, things are going good. Going down a path in life I honestly thought I'd never go. I just got done taking a test and interview for a new job.. Correctional Officer!
PACEMAKERWilson GreatbatchPACEMAKER4 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
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 #93 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.
Creepy Meets CuteCreepy Meets Cute3 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
Is this a Deviation?I was in Greece visiting my family recently... and after everyone went to sleep, I couldn't. I knew there was a beauty outside that I rarely have a chance to see. And a deep, primal hunger drove my need to be outside to breathe in.Is this a Deviation?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It was pitch dark. I couldn't see anything but the stars and maybe the driveway lights. But my camera can see so much more.
That's the milky way coming just about almost out of that chimney of the little house where I was staying.
Is this a deviation?
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops