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With the excitement building of Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron, another amazing Marvel movie, coming out this Friday, we thought it would relevant to take a look at some color related to the hero's. In the past, we've posted about The Colors of Good vs. Evil: Comic Book Color Palettes [infographic] and Classic Colors: DC Comic Characters. Today we are looking at three palette versions of the main characters of the Avengers Team.
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The world of comics has always been full of a dramatic array of colors! Notice over time how the color schemes used to be quite bright on spandex outfits, where the more pop culture hero series have taken them to a darker shade with added grit, grime and texture.
Comic characters initially started coming out in relevance to war going on and highly impacting families everywhere. The colors really inflect that super hero's were a pop of energy with added illustrative detail. When comic book characters first started making appearances, the color schemes in every day life were not popping off clothes and accessories, things were more dull and less dramatic.
Jump forward to today. We've got Neon trends everywhere (Keeping Up With Fashion Trends Neon + more neon). There is no lack of color in our every day lives. War to us is not a traumatic thing in the majority of the population unless you are directly connected to it within family or close friends. There is no draft, forcing fathers and brothers in to war. People today want, rough and rugged characters focused more on their personalities and war abilities than, their colors popping off the big screen. It's quite interesting to see that flow of change through time. Enjoy the graphic!
Other Excellent Super Hero Content to Enjoy:
- The Colors of Good vs. Evil: Comic Book Color Palettes [infographic]
- Classic Colors: DC Comic Characters
- Color & Design: Polish Film Posters
- COLOURlovers Member, anna131313262 put together this excellent coordinated selection of Avengers Palettes of the more current team
Avengers Color Palette Source Guide & Some Great Extra's:
Color theory and psychology queries on the World Wide Web bring up so many different infographics about color. We've posted about The Meaning of Color in Marketing before and way back in 2008 History Of The Color Wheel (does this still feel relevant?).
With infographics having taken on mass popularity, I notice there are only a select few worth actually spending time poring over. While this infographic by RIPT Apparel is directed as a guide to Designers, it can be awesomely relevant to keep in mind when applying color with anything in life.
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The infographic itself is well designed with a beautiful layout that makes for easy reading. Not to mention it is quite attractive to scan down and catch each color block quickly. I don't know about you, but my sensory system is loving this. I could certainly see this made in to an 8 x 8 flip book for desk reference. Thanks RIPT for creating such an impressive piece of visual information. Oh and hey, RIPT, if you're reading this, note on the desk reference, I would be first in line to order one!
RIPT is a t-shirt company that creates absolutely stunning pop culture graphics illustrations.
"RIPTApparel.com sells unique, limited edition pop culture designs everyday on T-Shirts, Hoodies, Posters and more. Each design lives for only 36 hours and starts at just $11.00." - ABOUT RIPT
Enjoy a small ode to the pop culture tee design's on RIPT (check out more on the site, they are always changing!):
*This was not a sponsored post*
More Color Theory to Consider:
- The Meaning of Color in Marketing
- The Effect of Color | PBS Off Book
- History Of The Color Wheel
- Color Theory For Designers: Creating Your Own Color Palettes
- Game of Thrones [ infographic ] Color Analysis: House's & Character's
Pop Culture Palettes on COLOURlovers:
In the world of photography, overlapping two images is referred to as a "double exposure," however, in today's Pop Culture world of readily available apps, you may know this as "overlays." One excellent app you can do overlays in is PIXLR (by Autodesk). Amongst other great photo editing tools, PIXLR provides an easy toolset to get the desired effect.
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What I love about PIXLR, is that it is so flexible for all types of accessibility. For example, if you're reading this, you're either on a computer or a mobile device. Not all of us are able to download mobile apps, so Pixlr has an amazing PIXLER Free Web App available for non-mobile users.
For me, personally, I have it on my mobile devices, iPhone, iPad and on my iMac as a desktop tool. It's so versatile, I don't feel like I need to learn to use one app on my phone, and a different app on my computer. In addition, it is available to both desktop platforms, Windows and Mac, as well as IOS and Android. Wow! Really, there is not an excuse in the world to keep you from giving it a go with today's overlays technique.
Getting started is easy-peasy, check out this FREE PIXLR Power course (coupon link 100% off). This course will get you quickly familiar with the PIXLR Editor, if tinkering isn't your thing. In addition to the course link, join up on the Pixlr Power Facebook page for daily tips.
Double Exposure aka Overlay's are super trendy for all sorts of design and just for fun. Check out these impactful design styles to gather inspiration.
This is just the tip of the ice-berg on PIXLR Overlays. Using the basics in Pixlr to achieve neat overlays and different opacities is just a small step to learning how to mask off area's and produce an actual Double Exposure within Pixlr. Feeling limited with JUST the Overlays tool pane? Check out these tutorials for more advanced (and still easy) methods for double exposing:
Also check out another way to apply a mask:
Overlays are tremendously fun to fiddle around with. Something you can easily incorporate to your phone-ography or your real camera. PIXLR hosts weekly challenges, which is definitely a fun way to keep you practicing and stretching your personal editing boundaries.
What do you think about using COLOURlovers patterns as an overlay?
I love to peruse the PIXLR Instagram stream for inspiration too - more specifically, check out the #pixlrgibson stream to see the most recent challenge submissions from all over instagram, hey, maybe even submit one yourself!
Pushing the boundaries of overlays in Pixlr using collage + overlay effects by langerismail
Looking Back: Other posts you might like on COLOURlovers:
Scandinavian design trends have brought on popular demand for folk art in many forms. The attraction in contemporary folk art might relate to the sentimental value with connections to generations past, although folk art was never actually considered a particular art form.
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Antique folk art was considered more a part of cultural trends in ordinary life, sharing community values and expressing lifestyle much like tribal art. An art form mostly based on cultural geography that continues to morph through modern day trends.
While it was never considered a movement in art, it certainly contributed to inspiration and influence for certain artists throughout history. Pablo Picasso for instance, was influenced by African tribal sculptures and masks.
Folk art has certainly gained a new spin and style by many modern illustrative artists. While many of these artists still seem fairly culturally bound by heritage, it again is not limited culturally and has spread to some degree to many more spaces of the world. The folk styling is much derived from personal tutelage and a portrayal of many different illustrative translations in art.
Styles like Ashley Percival, certainly portray an inkling of modern mixed with historic and geographic-culteral styles. While artwork amongst his Etsy Shop is largely centered around children's artwork prints, his colorful, unique creations can be seen on clothing, home-ware, decor, stationery, cards, and album covers. Ashley's client list certainly boasts that there is most certainly a place in this world for traditional art in modern product design showing that consumers today value it enough for it to become vastly corporate.
Recognizable brands such as Ikea, Urban Outfitters and Forever21 certainly speak volumes for what consumers desire in contemporary folk art designs. Ashley Percival is from the UK and has been a freelance illustrator, working professionally since 2010.
Helen Dardik is another fascinating folk artist! The shapes, the patterns and style cease to amaze me.
I have always seen Folk Art to be such a vintage trend based on things my mom had held on to from her childhood. My earliest, most distinct memory of loving Folk Art is a set of vintage Old Maid cards that were hers when she was a little girl. Ashley Percival and Helen Dardik both remind me so distinctly of those playing cards. Do you have a favorite modern or vintage folk artist?
"I know this great little place..." is something you've probably said or heard dozens of times. Well the folks behind Great Little Place decided to gather up people's recommendations for the amazing city of London and do something creative.
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This wonderful illustrated map of London's great little places was painstakingly hand drawn by Charlie Davis, an illustrator and designer based London. There's no doubt that a lot of hours and a lot of love went into every beautiful detail, just take a look for yourself.
If you're like me, then you have a perpetual smile on your face this time of year. This is due on no small part to the delightful holiday artwork you encounter just about everywhere you look. From Christmas cats to hipster reindeer, we collected twelve quirky and wonderful illustrations that help make that smile a big one.
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Joell Norberg of Summit Avenue is an artist, vintage junk collector & designer of templates & graphics for creative people. You can find her eclectic mix of work on Creative Market, where you'll find gorgeous designs, such as vintage flowers, ribbons, beautiful backgrounds and more. Be sure to check out the vintage holiday digital papers. They are fabulous!
This pretty set of laurel branches, wreaths & divider designs are perfect for using in scrapbooking, invitations, websites/blogs, logo design and lots of other creative applications.
Here you'll find some pretty lace borders to decorate your favorite projects. These are perfect for blog dividers & decorations, page layouts, crafts, albums and photo frames!
This fresh set of organic, hand drawn designs & word art will have you feeling happy spring time thoughts in no time!
A delightful set of hand drawn frames are perfect for any picture.
Make your Timeline stand out and look more professional with custom App Buttons! These are also great to use as social icons on your blog or website.
Add some stylish Social Media to your blog or website with these vintage Typewriter Key design icon buttons.
This pretty set of vintage holiday patterned papers are wonderful for all your holiday photo & craft projects!
I hope you have found these design as inspirational as I have. Let us know what you think.
Prixel Creative is comprised of a husband and wife team (Kendra and Justin Skinner) located in Springfield, MO. Together they share a passion for great design and premium photography. They have a collection of great Lightroom presets to enhance your photos and beautiful hand drawn graphics to add to any design project. All can be found at Creative Market.
These beautiful Lightroom presets help you to add some unique color and highlights to your photographs.
This set of Lightroom presets help add a touch of nature and natural color to any number of photos.
This set of presets offers your photos a sweet finish and a subtle touch of color.
Take your photos back a few years and move your skills forward with this set of vintage Lightroom presets.
This set of doily graphics allows you to mix and match to make lovely shapes and custom combinations.
These gorgeous hand drawn paisleys are great for organic patterns and backgrounds. You can find them both in PSD and Vector formate on Creative Market.
Below you can see a beautiful set of hand drawn and very unique arrows in vector format. The set comes with 30 different styles.
An assortment of machine and clock gear shapes in vector format, which include 35 total gear shapes.
Hand drawn speech bubbles for are great for multiple uses.
So much thought and love went into these beautifully hand drawn borders and frames.
Ornate lines are ideal for bordering or highlighting hand written text.
What do you think of these beautiful creations? You can check them all out (and see more) at Creative Market.
Are you looking for a fun and creative font that isn't expensive? Then, check out the amazing font families from Yellow Design Studio. You're sure to be impressed by the quality and type of these font families.
I've searched the web for some of the most creative and unique web design designs to inspire you to create an awesome blog or website of your own. Check out my favorite picks from around the web:
Bagigia: This is probably one of the most creative websites out there. Not only does the site feature parallax design, it's page navigation is completely unique and interactive. You can navigate the page by scrolling with your cursor, using the circle navigation panel on the bottom right hand side, or dragging the mock "zipper" along the bottom of the page. As you transition from page to page you get to experience the unique features of the Bagigia products, it's truly a unique and interactive experience.
IndoFolio: What I love about this page is it's unique parallax design that involves horizontal scrolling. As you transition between pages you find that the background picture transforms and moves with you making page navigation fun and exciting.
Thibaud: This awesome portfolio design is one of my favorites because it allows users to select their preferred method of site navigation. You can alter and change the way that you navigate the portfolio by selecting various styles at the bottom of the screen.
Dulla: I love the animation and hand drawn illustrations featured on this site. The landing page is so creative, it draws users in and makes them want to learn what the site is all about.
Organic Grid:This landing page is so colorful and fun. I love using the navigation elements to experience new and different artists.
The Kennedys: I just think this landing page looks SUPER cool. I love all of the flashing colors and amazing illustrations. I feel like I could just stare at this page for hours upon hours.
VlogIt: I absolutely love the navigation on this site, it's so much fun to watch the images change on the site and navigate through this interesting circular panel.
Ray's Lab: I love how colorful the artwork is on this landing page. Simply because of its colorful layout and design, I'm intrigued to learn more about the site.
Tori's Eye: I love the animated background on this site, and how the site continues to change and adapt to your actions and movements.
Tamron Island:This site looks so cool, it makes me want to visit this amazing land and never leave. It simply looks SO cool and navigation around the site is creative.
I hope you've enjoyed some of my favorite picks of the most creative website designs from around the web. If you're looking to start your own site or re-vamp a site you already have, check out these awesome themes and templates from Creative Market to get you started.