Monday, October 31, 2016

How do you Celebrate From Dusk Till Dawn’s 20th Anniversary? With a Movie Screening

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Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Robert Rodriguez teamed up with Quentin Tarantino and got George Clooney to agree to a (spoiler alert) absurd vampire movie? Yes, From Dusk Till Dawn […] Read more

Mercedes-Benz Protects Your Hearing During a Car Crash Using Pink Noise

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Car makers have developed a myriad of technologies to keep you safe in the event of a collision. Airbags, seat belt pre-tensioning, and other features can reduce the damage done in a car […] Read more

Prime Directive: Amazon Daily Deals for Geeks

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The Internet is where we do most of our shopping, and a solid 90% of it is done at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has turned his humble bookstore into a sort of Automat of […] Read more

The Walking Dead Hate Watch: A Man and His Tiger

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Look, everybody at Geek has mixed opinions on The Walking Dead. Either we haven’t watched it, knowing the criticisms that surround it, or have been keeping up but are ready to call it […] Read more

Man Makes Fully-Functional Pokemon Go Costume

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If you’re anything like me (which is to say a hard-partying fool), then you tore up the town looking great in your carefully crafted Halloween costume. I went as Rick from Rick and […] Read more

Dolores Makes Her Own Story in Westworld

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I keep waiting for a mediocre episode, but Westworld does not let up. They’ve created a story with multiple mysteries and can move at least one forward in a meaningful way with each […] Read more

Nintendo Teases Us By Playing Games On The NES Classic Edition

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On November 11 Nintendo will launch its next games consoles, but this one isn’t called the Switch and won’t have any games available beyond those it ships with. Instead, this piece of hardware […] Read more

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Google’s Halloween Game Is All About A Spell Casting Cat

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When Google first introduced its interactive Doodles they were something to get excited and talk about regularly, especially when they made Pac-Man playable in a browser. But now they’ve become the norm and […] Read more

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Loot Crate Brings Us a HORROR show for October 2016

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If you can’t tell from the cheap plastic skeletons, the costumes of presidential debate attendees, the stench of pumpkin spice, and the clowns silently watching us everywhere, we’re living in the upside-down in […] Read more

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fall-Colored Web and Print Designs


Autumn is well-known around the world as the season of change. The shifting colors of the lush forests have been an inspiration for mankind for centuries. In art, Fall represents duality and diversity.

It is a transitional season that has the characteristics of both its predecessor and its descendant. Days of warmth and growth are followed by wintriness and hibernation. This period of fluctuation can be successfully translated into the design world through the use of symbolic design elements. By picking the right color palette and applying the right textures, designers can create a variety of abstract art that originates from the mesmerizing Autumnal beauty.

Today’s collection of graphic art will take you on an inspiring journey through some of the most remarkable Autumn designs.

Fall-Colored Web & Print Design Inspiration

#1: Gunnarshögs Gård

Autumn packaging design

Source: The Dieline

The packaging design for this all-natural food brand takes the best out of the Autumn color palette. The deep yellow, creamy beige and light purple labels make a great contrast with the whole food packs. The decoration of the product display acts as a fine reference to the harvesting season.

#2: Elkhorn Vintage Label

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Source: Flickr

Photographer: Jon Williamson

This vintage green peas packaging has a dark design with a yellow-tinted overlay. The elk refers to the Elkhorn brand while the green peas photo collage naturally balances the composition.

#3: Life is Damn Good

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Source: Behance

Designer: Fil Gouvea

Although the floral composition of this typography design reminds mostly of Spring, the dark, low-contrast colors and rough font give the poster an Autumnal feel.

#4: Vintage Autumn Collage

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Source: Designspiration

Designer: Lee McKenna

This vintage mixed media collage is everything an Autumn design could hope for. The raw textures and natural elements combined with a soft earthy color palette make this collage an outstanding example of a Fall-inspired design.

#5: Sweet Pantone Palette

Food Pantone palette

Source: Food Photogrist

Designer: Lucy Litman

This photographic composition by Lucia Litman will make your mouth water and get your creative juices flowing. Each color in this Pantone palette is represented by a specific food. All combined together, the colors remind of an abstract Autumnal landscape.

#6: Autumnal Typographic Poster

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Source: Behance

Designer: Jairo Miranda

The soft overlay of the vintage floral letters gives the poster a nostalgic feel. The color combination and the overall remorse finish of this poster make it a beautiful example of an Autumn-colored design.

#7: CHVRCHES Poster Design

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Source: Behance

Designers: Sean FreemanAtton Conrad

This remarkable poster presents a combination of soft natural colors and raw, detailed textures. Although the poster is targeted for the Spring, the color palette of the design can be successfully used in Autumn-themed graphic projects.

#8: HER Magazine Cover

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Source: Behance

Designer: Victor Beuren

This awe-inspiring drawing of two redhead lovebirds is an ideal representation of a Fall-colored design. This Autumnal illustration is created for the October issue of the HER Magazine.

#9: Franciscan Restaurant Poster

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Source: Designspiration

This cheerful, vintage poster of a San Francisco restaurant uses a beautiful combination of Autumnal colors to create a jolly and natural looking illustration of the local Fisherman’s wharf.

#10: “Welcome To Austria” Vintage Travel Poster

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Source: Creative Roots

This is one of the many gorgeous Austrian travel posters you can find online. Yet, it’s the one that best uses the Fall color palette to draw the mesmerizing nature of the bavarian mountains.

#11: Houstonia Burger Poster

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Source: Fonts in Use

We can’t talk about Fall-colored design without featuring a food-themed art project. Food photography uses the full spectrum of Autumnal colors to create delicious and naturally looking meal shots.

#12: Cirque du Soleil JOYA Poster

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Source: Behance

Designer: Kate O’Hara

Most of the illustrations of Kate O’Hara have that Autumnal feel we’re looking for, yet the Cirque du Soleil cover is the most remarkable of them. It presents a hand-drawn fairy tale illustration and uses a combination of Fall-inspired colors to refer to the feasting season.

#13: Woloho Website

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Source: Design Made in Germany

Designer: Salina T. Gandji

The website of WOLOHO – We Help Eachother has a vintage header image that uses a mix of photographic collages tinted in different colors. As a whole, the website has a dreamy, wistful feel that can be related to the Autumn season.

#14: Fall-Colored Food Website Theme

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Source: WP Mustache

Yet another food-themed website layout that made it to our Fall-colored design collection. The delightful combination of highly saturated colors that can be seen on the food photos can make anyone hungry.

#15: PeopleMap

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Source: SiteInspire

Website: Peoplemap.co

This minimalist website uses a combination of soft beige and orange for its header image and product display. Although it’s quite simple, the color use of this web design can be creatively used in other Fall-inspired design projects.

 

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Your Name to Debut in US Theaters as an Academy Awards Hopeful

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Funimation announced back in July that they had acquired the U.S. rights to Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), and have now just revealed that they will be launching a theatrical release for the […] Read more

Playing Final Fantasy XV With Friends Requires Buying The DLC

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Final Fantasy XV features lead protagonist Noctis and his pals driving around their world fighting off monsters, robots, and generally getting into all sorts of trouble. Square-Enix is capitalizing on the co-op potential […] Read more

Check Out Final Forms of Sun and Moon’s Starters (plus more Pokemon news)

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Pokémon Sun and Moon is just around the corner, and Nintendo’s kept up with almost weekly updates on what we can expect with the new games. Earlier today on the Official Pokémon YouTube […] Read more

Ontario Police Are Using SMS Spam To Locate Murder Witnesses

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What do you do when you’ve been trying to solve a murder for nearly a year and you’re out of leads? Sending 7,500 text messages to potential witnesses is one option. That’s what […] Read more

It’s the Beginning of a Dark Era for Cyber Security

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It may be old news to most of us, but researchers and experts are still sifting through the data on last week’s staggering distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. For those few who […] Read more

Geek deals: Get an Xbox One S with two games and a controller for $390

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If you’re excited about the plethora of new games coming out this season, it’s a great time to invest in a new console. Right now, Dell is offering up a sweet deal on […] Read more

Titanfall 2’s Campaign Gives the Franchise a Fresh Start

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Back when the first Titanfall was announced I was intrigued simply because it had mechs in it. I’ve been a fan of robots and mechs my entire life so a game like Titanfall […] Read more

Google’s Alice AI Is Sending Secret Messages To Another AI

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Encryption is something we all rely on regularly to keep our information safe online, but many of us have experienced it since childhood, and in fact probably used it in school. If you […] Read more

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Interplanetary Experience


‘Arrow’ Goes a Little ‘Shawshank Redemption’ on Us

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This week’s Arrow was a refreshing change of pace with Team Arrow looking more like a team and a significant reduction in monologues about trust. Eventually, it is, anyway. At the beginning of […] Read more

Movies, Drinks, and Wax Babies at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn

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The cinephile heaven finally arrives in New York City. Read more

Geek deals: Save over $500 on a Dell Inspiron 3650 quad-core desktop PC

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If you want a desktop PC with a good balance between performance and price, check out the Dell Inspiron 3650. With a quad-core Skylake processor and a substantial amount of memory, this flexible […] Read more

5 Reasons To Play Titanfall 2

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With Battlefield 1 having recently been released and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare just a couple of weeks away, Titanfall 2 has some stiff competition in the world of AAA first person shooters […] Read more