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a Prodigal Concept roundup of the latest trends in and around the web. Featuring collections of inspiration and featured works of fellow designers, photographers and artists.

The mesmerizing vintage and retro styled illustrations of Carlos Valenzuela

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Time to feature another brilliant artist, and what I have for you today is nothing short of pure awesomeness, contemporary but vintage (confused yet?). Maybe it’s just me because I’m simply in love with anything vintage and retro, why not? I think anything that could stand the test of time should be valued. You may I want to read this

The Creative Cards Project

The Creative Cards Project

What is “The Creative Cards Project” The main idea of this project is to create a deck of 54 unique playing cards. Artists and illustrators pick a card each and design it in their own style. When all designs are submitted, the deck is printed in a strictly limited number of copies, which are distributed I want to read this

Inspiration: Digital creations from our friends at CG Society

Inspiration: Digital creations from our friends at CG Society

If you love digital art as much as I do then I’ve got the perfect fix for you, I’ve compiled a few uber cool pieces from the masters over at CGSociety and the best thing about it is I’ve only uncovered the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible I want to read this

Inspiration: Caricature art designs of celebrities

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A caricature is an artform that resembles a portrait in a very distorted fashion. It exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person, animal or object to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. It can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are I want to read this

Movie Posters : Jeremy Saunders Key Art

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I saw Jeremy Saunders while he was talking about the design concept behind the “Burning Man” movie poster at the Adobe Design for Impact Live Virtual Event last October 2011. The image below is a composite no surprise there, but the cool thing about it was the main image used in this poster (which is I want to read this

Inspirational vision of Disney Characters by Jirka Väätäinen

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Today we have the pleasure of featuring the works of Jirka Väätäinen he call “Envisioning Disney Characters in Real Life” which he did sporadically throughout 2011 beginning with “Ursula the Sea Witch”. Jirka is a Finnish graphic design student based in Bournemouth, UK. continue reading