Rear Window Graphics & Vinyl Pinstriping
The sky is the limit when it comes to customizing your car. Even if you are working within a budget there are plenty of options available to add a unique flare to the car that you love. Each customization you make will give your car more character and send a message to everyone else on the road. Here are just a few cool ways to customize your car on a budget.Continue reading
That classic white Mac laptop surface is a clean and sleek look, but the artist in many of us sees that white expanse as a canvas for our creativity. Instead of leaving our laptops looking like every other mac users’, we see an opportunity to be unique, express our ideas, and customize our technology to match our personality and interests. Thankfully vinyl graphics make it easy to customize our macs, but it can be difficult to decide on the image you want to display on your canvas. If you’re stuck in indecision or without inspiration, here are some brainstorming tips to get your creative juices flowing.
Set Goals and a Time Limit
One of the biggest mistakes you can make with brainstorming is to begin with no end in mind. If you don’t have a goal, you also won’t have a place to start. And without a time limit, you’ll find that you will delay, whereas a time limit will help you settle down to work.
To pick a goal, think about what it is you want your customized mac to say about you. Do you want the image to be professional? Do you want it to promote yourself or your business? Do you want the image to express your interests or do you want it to express your opinions on an issue? Begin by listing words that will describe your desired image: this will give you a place to start, and it will provide criteria to measure your ideas against after you’ve brainstormed some.
When setting a time limit, there are many factors to consider, and the correct time will vary depending on the project. One effective way to create ideas is to break up your brainstorming into multiple sessions. Set a short time limit for the first day, then stop and come back to it a few days later. The first short session will get your brain working on the issue, and by the time you sit down to think it over again, you’ll have plenty of ideas rolling through your head.
Write or Sketch Everything
When brainstorming, it’s important to get your ideas onto paper. This helps you remember your ideas, but it can also lead to further inspiration. As you review your image, it may stimulate new ideas and refinements that will help you find new directions. As you draw or write, make rough sketches: don’t aim for perfection. A perfectly drawn image or written slogan may distract from the quality of the concept or its conformity with your goals.
One excellent way to generate more ideas is to find others and ask them to sketch your idea. With your description of your idea, they most likely won’t produce the exact image you were looking for, but their perceptions will provide you with new offshoots to pursue.
Embrace the Ridiculous
Brainstorming is not about producing quality; rather, it’s about producing a quantity of ideas to choose from. And the more original you want your image to be, the more you will need to come up with ideas that are outside of the box. The best way to get those unique ideas is aim for the most outlandish and impossible ones. This will free up your mind from the norms of images you have seen and while you may never use one of those crazy ideas, it may provide the inspiration for a more reasonable, but still original version.
One great way to find crazy and different ideas is to look at areas of art that are completely unrelated with laptop skins. Check out comic books, music videos, or math books for interesting visual concepts that would be eye-catching as your laptop skin.
Find Your Inspiration
Your laptop skin is your piece of art, and just like the famous artists of the past, you need to find what most inspires you. Some artists chose to convert images in the world into art like Leonardo Da Vinci, Georgia O’Keefe, and Stuart Davis, but others took their ideas from more abstract concepts. Vincent Van Gogh tried to capture emotions in his art, while Botticelli used mythology and folk tales as the source of his artistic ideas.
Some artists use the issues they see in society or in history and try to depict them in images. Keith Haring painted social issues, and Pablo Picasso often depicted historic scenes in abstraction. Claude Monet was even more abstract in his art and tried to depict the passage of time in his images.
With these artists as examples, let anything that makes you passionate be your muse. Maybe it’s the rhythms of the sea, the chemical reaction between molecules, or the harmony of your favorite musicians. Take a look around you and at your life and try to capture yourself in your art. Once you find that image, everyday you see in it on your Mac, you’ll be reminded of the ideas that inspire you most.
Many of us have admired the stylish or unique decals we have seen on other cars, but we are still hesitant to try them out ourselves. The only thing we can picture is a wrinkly mess stuck to the side of our car, the image completely lost in our poor application. However, with the advancement of vinyl decals and some good instructions, anyone can achieve a professional looking application in their garages. No matter what the size of your project, if you follow some simple step-by-step instructions on how to apply car decals, you’ll be driving your new look in no time.Continue reading
Your first semester of college was a whirlwind with new classes, new friends, and new places. The days whipped by and the excitement of it all carried you all the way to finals. But now it’s the beginning of the spring semester, and some of the charm and excitement of college life as worn off. As you return from winter break to your small, cramped dorm room, you need a new fresh start this semester to help you resettle. Here’s some dorm room diy projects that are easy to do, easy on the budget, and helpful in bringing some excitement and variety into your second semester.Continue reading
A Journey Through the History of the Mustang - The Top Mustang Decals and Stripes for the Last 4 Generations
Since 1964, the Ford Mustang has been an American icon, defined by its incredible balance of power and style. Ford Mustang decals further accentuate the style of these iconic cars, which have evolved so much since the beginning and even more over the last 15 years. Here’s a look at the last few generations of Mustang and the Mustang decals and stripes that bring out the best look in them.Continue reading
Most people add custom car decals to their vehicles because they look great, and the driver wants to add some character to his or her car. But in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, custom car decals also offer the benefit of providing your car with some added protection through the respect that they will earn from other drivers and passengers.Continue reading
Opinions, beliefs, foundations, movements, and causes—there are so many different things we want to represent or support as we go about our daily life. However, everyone knows at least one person in their life whose passion for their beliefs or cause is the only thing they can talk about, and that person’s persistence can become annoying, even driving people away from their cause. You don’t want to be that person, but you still want to represent your beliefs, so how do you do it?
One way is to stop talking about it and instead start wearing it. Your words are often overshadowed by the way you act, the way you look, and the way you are dressed, so why don’t you let those ways do the talking for you? Wearing your cause on your sleeve or on your belongings can be a great way to show your support without you even having to say a word. Here’s some reasons why wearing your cause can a much more effect messenger.Continue reading
When it comes to first impressions, you know the old saying, “actions speak louder than words,” but have you ever thought that your appearance speaks loudly as well? Whether it’s your glasses, your bag, your watch, your protective laptop skins, or your tie, people get their first feel for your personality from your appearance. Psychologically speaking, the impression that your accessories make will be heavily based on the color that they are, as our brains are trained to perceive colors in a certain way. So whether you’re trying to get a job, sell a product to a client, or just show of your unique personality, take a moment to consider what your accessories say about you.Continue reading
When it comes to creating a space, there are many factors to consider. There is the functionality of the layout, the efficiency of the set-up, and the beauty of the space. Sometimes, in an effort to increase the functionality or efficiency of a space, businesses will sacrifice the aesthetic appeal: however, that neglect can be a far greater mistake than businesses realize.Continue reading
Have you been considering getting a tattoo? Maybe you were thinking about an emblem on your wrist, across your bicep, or on your lower back? Whatever image you may have been thinking about getting inked on your body, recent statistics about tattoo regret say that you may just want to stop and think again. Recent studies that polled tattoo bearers found that one third of them wished they had never gotten their tattoo. The reasons vary from person to person, but regardless, those with tattoos often regret their decisions.
However, only about half of those tattoo wearers will pursue getting their tattoos removed as the removal options come with their own problems and a high price tag. Before jumping into a permanent decision, try getting your custom image printed on vinyl by professionals like CustomVinylGraphics. Try out the image on your wall, laptop, or truck: testing out your image in advance may prevent you from joining the one third of tattoo wears who are regretting their tattoos.