I recently wrote a blog post for the company that I work about the Matboard, which I was unfamiliar with at the time. I’ve become so obsessed with this website that I just have to share it with you!
The Matboard is a social bookmarking site (much like Pinterest) that allows creative professionals to share, inspire and explore while matting advertisements, magazine covers, photography, infographics, etc. to their personal boards. The Matboard can also be integrated with Facebook and Twitter for easy sharing or finding of friends. The site was launched about a week ago and has has been given some serious attention. I honestly think this site is better than Pinterest, but I may be biased I am a creative. When I want to find design inspiration or am looking for something specifically design related in Pinterest I end up having to search through recipes and wedding dresses before I find what I was searching for. The Matboard, however, provides me with a bevy of design inspiration that I can actually use.
The Matboard’s search view is designed in tile boards, much like Pinterest’s design. When you click on an image you will see a variety of options like in the image above. Unfortunately, My screen in smaller so I can’t show you the whole screen. You will have to check it out yourself 😉
How can creative professionals use the Matboard:
- Searching for inspirations: There are 2,000+ items posted to the Matboard at this time.
- Career advancements: Creative users can upload their work to a Matboard to ensure exposure.
- Self-promotions: Contact the makers for information about self-promotion via the Matboard help page.
- Project Moodboards: The Matboard allows users to collect imagery, colors, and typography and visually organize it on a specific Matboard to create an ideal look and feel for a project.
- Networkings: Users are able to follow other creatives, view their profiles, and learn more about them and their careers (assuming all of that information is posted.
Ophelia is not an artist, but a full-time international model, designer, a performer based out of Germany. Typically I showcase other artists’ work but this time I want to focus on the subject rather than just the creator. I found Ophelia-Overdose on Deviant Art a few years ago and have continued to follow her. She is always very creative in her costumes and mood. She is an amazing model and is forever reinventing herself.
Learn more about Ophelia Overdose:
Images courtesy of Ophelia Overdose
I’ve missed ONE Make Something Mondays in over a year and the one I missed, I posted the following morning because it was over Christmas. I think that is decent. So, today, I am going to take Monday off. However, I still want you to get the enjoyment of crafting on Monday.
I went in search of a craft that I would probably make and that you would probably enjoy. Until today, I had no idea what a smashbook was. I was scouring the internet for craft ideas to show you guys and I found a DIY smashbook. What the heck is that? It is like a scrapbook, but more awesome. I found this craft/DIY project at Little Birdie Secrets. The following images, text were written/taken by Little Birdie Secrets. I hope you enjoy it because I think it is an awesome idea! I would definitely make something like this.
I hate the word “epic”, but I cannot find a better term to describe Lindsey Stirling and her music. Lindsey is a YouTube sensation who successfully combines the classic violin with modern dance. Yes, she dances while she plays, and she’s unforgettable.
Lindsey has become a huge success over the past few years. She has played on YouTube, America’s Got Talent, at video game convention E3, at arts festivals, and has visited global locations like London, Italy, and Kenya. She made a great video on her Kenya experience. Did I mention that Lindsey composes, choreographs, and directs all of her own music and videos?
AND if you consider yourself an avid gammer you will most likely enjoy her. Gammers are some of Lindsey’s most avid fans. Check out her personal take on video franchise themes The Legend of Zelda and Skyrim.
Lindsey Stirling on social media:
Photo © 2013 Lindsey Stirling Violin.
Video via Lindseystomp
Each of these paintings are a staple in art history, and these artists had a great impact on western art. It is amazing to see how different modern art looks now.
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519)
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (1606-1669)
CLAUDE MONET (1840-1926)
MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI (1475-1564)
I found Jonty Hurwitz via IGNANT and had to share it! How amazing are these sculptures?!
These anamorphic sculptures were created by Jonty Hurwitz, a London-based artist. The sculptures only reveal what they really are in a reflective element, such as the reflective cylinder. While studying for his engineering degree, Hurwitz discovered that science could be used as an art and each of this forms comes from that realization. These anamorphic sculptures are his study of how we perceive space and are the stroke of over 1 billion calculations and algorithms.
See more of Jonty Hurwitz work:
Jonty Hurwitz Portfolio