Art and design

Our articles on art and design include how open source software, hardware, and design are shaping today's artists and concepts.

Ura Design donates great UX to open source projects

Open source software is nothing new in an age where even big tech giants are exploring and using it...
10 ways the GIMP image editor changed my life

On the 19th anniversary of the 1.0 release, let's celebrate some of the many reasons the open...
Animation magician: 8 ways to turn cheating into an art form

Animation is a labor of love, but sometimes time and money outweigh all that passion, and you just...
How the 'itch-to-scratch model' can solve our UX woes

If we want open source UX to improve, we have to change the way we're approaching the problem...
How to draw primitive shapes with BRL-CAD

Learn how to draw primitive shapes with BRL-CAD, which can be used for geometric modeling of more...
2 open source Adobe InDesign scripts

Many artists must use InDesign, a closed-source application, but they can use open source scripts...
Python tricks for artists: How to add interactivity to any Python script

Use these techniques to add interactivity to any Python script.
Rewriting the history of free software and computer graphics

A new history of computer graphics and software development that sheds light on new ideas for...