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Happy Holidays & Top Stories of 2012

Happy Holidays everyone, its has been a wonderful year for SmokingDesigners and Cloudie Network. We’d like to thank all of our supporters and fans and specially our Sponsors such as uPrinting, Abduzeedo, Smashing Magazine, PrintRunner, BuysellAds, 1st Web Designer, The Next Web, Design You Trust, Squarespace, W3-Markup, Typekit. Below we have gathered some of our best articles for 2012 in case you’ve missed them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

Superheroes In History

At first glance, Agan Harahap’s Superheroes  appears to be a tongue-in-cheek look at world history: Superman with Allied troops at the Normandy D-Day Landings; Batman inspecting paratroopers just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the European continent; Darth Vader at the Meeting of Yalta with Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin.

Modern Office Decorating Ideas and Designs

Here is a great collection of office decorating ideas gathered from the whole team. Today we showcase some of the most inspiring and creative office designs that we’ve found through the web. You wont find any google office, facebook conference room just because these images have been published for so long and personally I am tired of them even though their offices look awesome. Below you ll find some great office decorations from known companies such as Nope or 22squared.

Minimal Philosophy Poster Designs By Genis Carreras

Genis Carreras is an award-winner graphic designer based in London. He came up with these clever and perfectly minimal posters based on explaining philosophy through simple shapes. Graphic designer born in Catalonia in 1987. Currently living in London and working as a freelance designer for clients all over the globe. Graduated First Class in BA Graphic Communication and also in Multimedia Design. Interested in iconicity, minimalism and Swiss style, can insult in 12 different languages and cook pretty well. Simple is the new clever.

Extraordinary Portfolio Of Antoni Tudisco

Today we feature Antoni Tudisco a 20 years old Graphic Designer and Art Director from Germany. Below you may find his personal statement and his awesome graphics. My name is Antoni Tudisco, 20 years of age and was born and raised in Germany by my Filipina mother and my Italian father. I’m a fan of extraordinary things ever since I was a child.

Awesome Typeface Projects By Behance Served

Pluto Sans – the straight companion of the Pluto Family - was designed by Hannes von Döhren in 2012. This clear Sans Serif family is based on the Pluto architecture and it still has a hint of the friendly feeling the quirky Pluto conveys. With its geometric forms and its large x-height it is perfect for long texts in small sizes and usage on screens. Both Pluto Sans and Pluto have the same range of weights and stylesand can perfectly be used together.


Interview with Aleksandr Karev Founder of MacStickrs

Today I had the chance to interview a good friend of mine Aleksandr Karev from Latvia. Alex is the founder of Macstickrs which are smart and eye-catching decals that make a difference and express each MacBook owner, without interfering with the look & feel of the perfect Apple products that have been loved by so many people around the world.

Where to Seek Inspiration Online as a Designer

Seeking Inspiration Online is not an easy task in nowadays with all these billions of websites. As a web/graphic designer my self the only solution that works for me is one.

Awesome Design Solutions By Tag Collective

Today we feature the stunning portfolio of Tag Collection. The firm providescreative design solutions for brands. Here is what their about page says “At Tag Collective, our mission is to empower the people we believe in with thoughtful design solutions.

Fantastic Graphic Design Inspiration From Behance

Graphic design inspiration is a serious matter for designers. As a part time designer myself I know that it is challenging to get inspired for a project, especially if you have client that gave you totally wrong guidelines for his project.

Really Awesome Gadgets Brought to You By Gadget Flow

The concept of our new website is simple, quality gadgets with affordable prices and a user friendly environment for browsing. The first day of the website we have gathered more than 7000 views and our content was tweeted and shared a zillion times. Below you may find some of the best gadgets that we have published to gadget flow since last week.

Awesome and Free WordPress Themes 2012

As a web designer I know that the best thing to do for a client is to design a fresh theme from scratch, although this can be very time consuming the other option is to purchase a theme from various good websites such as woothemes.com or themeforest.com. In some occasions thought the budget  might be small like when you have to design a website for a family member or when you start your first blog.

Imagination and Reality Illusions By Ben Heine

Imagination and Reality Illusions is a new visual concept invented and initiated byBen Heine in 2010. It’s full of magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism. Ben published his first “Pencil Vs Camera” image in April 2010 but the series is the result of a long graphic exploration and a logic consequence of his personal artistic development. Ben usually integrates an inventive hand made drawing in front of a realistic background.

Nerdy and Super Cool Poster Designs

Nerds are cool, and how else you can explain that except from providing some super cool poster designs? Below you will find the most amazing print posters ever designed for nerds. Last week we’ve posted an article about home vinyl stickers which were pretty amazing and you loved it. Consider this article also a home improvement, you can make your walls even more beautiful and geeky with these modern posters.

Meet Evan Varsamis

Evan Varsamis is driven by his passion for technology, innovation and vision of an ever improving and informative web. The company he founded, Cloudie Co. is a testament of that. Evan is constantly seeking to invest in new startup projects that support his vision.