A late summer invitation.

It’s been some time since I made new illustrations. So I was quite happy, having a good reason to pick that up again, when a colleague of mine asked me to design invitations for her late summer party. And that’s how it turned out to be:

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Freud’s true Colors.

Okay, im officially hooked. Here is another try – this time I’ve taken this popular picture of Sigmund Freud and recolored it. During puberty I had quite an intenisve Freud phase, reading everything about the father of psychoanalysis I could find. This fascination recently got refreshed watching the movie “A dangerous method”. So here’s to him!

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Colorized.

It’s not really a new thing around the web or the design community, but I recently started to look into colorisation of old photographs a little bit more. It really fascinates me, how old photographs suddenly look so much livelier and people seem much more real after (simplified spoken) adding some color. Black and white phtography has a thing to let people and places seem to be kind of withdrawn from the real world and like ghosts from a long time ago. And to turn this around and show their real faces has some kind of big magic in it.

I made a first attempt and colorized this old photograph of a broadway actress taken from here. But you can find some really stunning examples by Sanna Dullaway around the web.

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late new years pledge…

… but I think not a bad one:

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Photoshop workout never stops being fun – So some other stuff I’ve done today:

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let it glow

Some photoshop workout today:

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