Category: The Gods

Abstract: Art of Design

You Should Watch ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ on Netflix

Design is an intimate part of our lives and culture these days. It’s everywhere. Design is also integral to what we write about here on Beautiful Pixels. There are several documentaries out there that focus on design and art, and I had been looking forward to Netflix’s Abstract: The Art of Design for a while now — and it’s now available to stream or download there. Abstract: The Art of Design is an 8-part documentary series, a Netflix Original, that...

Artist Profile: Ryan Collins’ CSS3 3D experiments

You must have realised by now, we’re big fans of experiments with CSS and HTML5 (when matched with tasteful UI design). They’re great not only because of beauty, but they’re also great way to learn new things. And so we came across Theatme, a submission via Twitter by Ryan Collins. I wasn’t expecting much, which probably contributed to the resultant explosion in the mind. Theatme is an online video catalog, with gorgeous tiles of film covers, and beautiful animations to...

Artist Profile: Simurai

My first encounter with Simurai’s work was with the tilt-shift text effect he pulled off using just CSS. Yes, the same thing you see in the image above. I was in awe, and he was instantly in my list of awesome designers to follow. So who is Simurai? His real name is Simon (which when merged with Samurai, produces Simurai), a Swiss designer currently working at a design firm Refunk, in Amsterdam. When I asked him to show me some...

Benjamin De Cock’s vCard

A design trend started by Tim Van Damme, business card microsites of various shapes and sizes have appeared on the internet. And then Benjamin showed us his design (I’ve been refreshing the page ever since). Lovely url, too. bdc.vc

Tapas OS — Concept Internet Phone

Concept phones are always an interesting, as they allow the artist to experiment with radical user interfaces and concepts that aren’t necessarily bound by technology or a target market. Robin Zhu has been doing concept user interfaces for a while now, and his latest one “Tapas” is sort of an off-shoot between iOS and WebOS, with some real innovative gestures. Some of it is a bit ‘out there’ and extraneous, but interesting nonetheless. Like the guy who forwarded me the...

iTunes X: User Interface Concept

Seems like everyone’s disappointed with the iTunes 10 user interface. It’s neither radically different to be appreciative of new concepts, nor does it maintain its previous aesthetics. Instead of rethinking the user interface to accomodate for the different services that iTunes provides, Apple has merely shoved them into nooks and crannies, completely detatched from each other. What I’m trying to say is, Ping could have been so much more. Scott Jensen (@ScottTheRocker) has been doing some thinking, and designing, which...