News

  • 15 quotes that will give you chills

    1 comment / Posted on by Amandeep Seera

    A good quote can do a lot: give you an inspirational boost, soothe your soul, or provide some much-needed perspective. But the best quotes? They give you chills.

    Now, we know the Internet has its fair share of over-posted quotes, which often become so over-used that they begin to lose their meaning. This is unfortunate, but luckily there are plenty more words of wisdom out there just waiting to become classics. That’s why we’ve selected 15 of our favorite goosebump-giving gems, that cover a wide range of the human experience and just might change your view on life.

     

    “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but, when we look back everything is different."

     C.S. Lewis

     

    “Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.”

    John Greenleaf Whittier

     

     

    “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”

    Benjamin Franklin

    “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

    Admiral Grace Hopper

     

    “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

    Arthur C. Clarke

    “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

    Theodore Roosevelt

     

    “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    “Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself.”

    Rumi

    “Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”

    Margaret Atwood

    “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

    Bill Nye

     

    “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”

    Gloria Steinem

    “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.”

    H.P. Lovecraft

     

    “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

    Marie Curie

    “Give a man a mask, and he will show you his true face.”

    Oscar Wilde

    “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye hard.”

    Winnie the Pooh

     

     

    Read more

  • #NoFilter: Tips for Instagram Success for Artists and Entrepreneurs alike.

    0 comments / Posted on by Amandeep Seera

    Instagram isn't just a place to showcase your artworks to your followers, scroll through your crush's feed and snap latte shots. It is also a huge marketing channel for artists and entrepreneurs alike. In many ways, it's a new replacement for blogs, bringing fans and followers into an Artist's story; generating massive potential for sales and new customers.

    So what's the best advice for growing Instagram followers and making conversions from them? 

    Hashtags
    We have found that using the right tags is the most important thing. Try up to 15 different ones each time I post. Always hashtag the word #Art to particularly target your fellow artists across the globe. It helps to pay attention to what time you're posting. We found that 9:00 AM or 6:00 PM are the best for worldwide exposure. 

    Giveaways
    https://www.instagram.com/instaudaipur/ reached 1K followers and celebrated it with a giveaway. Give your followers a little love for their support! They did it a few times and they've all gone quite well. Keep the rules simple: like the post and tag a friend. When people tag their friends, there's a big chance new people will find and follow you.

    Hass Mat Pagli

    Focus on Art
    Treat your Instagram like a business. Make it a rule to only post art-related images. No Selfies, no pictures of random events in my life, only art! Do share some behind the scenes photos, but always make sure they are about your artwork only.

    Find Your Audience
    Figure out a theme and stick with it, because consistency is key. Your brand is a reflection of your own unique aesthetic and voice. We've found it also helps to figure out what your audience likes. For example,process shots always get the most attention. People like getting a glimpse behind-the-scenes!

    Explore and Like
    Don't just use hashtags in your captions, but take advantage of the search section. Look up the same hashtags that you use yourself and and like the hell out of the posts. That way you will be seen in people's activity without much effort. Just make sure you're honest with what you like!

    What are your biggest tips for generating sales through Instagram?

    Keep it Real
    Hashtags. Responding to comments. Tagging @Iamposterguy in the product photo. Also, don't sound like an advertisement when you're writing a caption. We've found that getting personal helps people want your products more. In fact, order my your products in order to take "real life" photos of them. People love to see a product in action!

    Focus

    Link it
    Have the URL of your store as a clickable link in your profile. Make sure you refer your viewers to that link every time you make a post. People often keep asking for your link if you don't remind them that it already exists!

    Promote
    If I know there is a promotion coming up,try to post or showcase new items in your store to encourage sales.

     Mix it Up

    Respect my followers, so don't bombard them with posts of things to buy. Try to have at least five interesting posts for every one image that encourages a purchase.

    In-Person Product
    One is more likely to buy something online if you see customer pictures of it and a lot of other people are the same. Purchase your own products from www.posterguy.in and upload photos of them. Make sure to arrange the shot very carefully, and try to show the exact color and texture of the item.

     

    Do you recommend any apps or filters for taking the perfect Instagram photo?
    Photoshop
    It's best to not use pre-made Instagram filters on your artwork, any touching-up should be done in Photoshop before posting. This is good to do even if your drawings are handmade.

    Make it Realistic
    Take your photos with VSCO and try to tweak the white balance to get the photo to look close to how it looks in real life. Never try to change too much since you want to accurately show your drawings and not capture some dreamy feeling.

    Lighting
    Always make sure your photos are sharp and bright. The natural daylight is best light source, so prefer to take pictures around 1:00 pm. If it's dark outside, use several lamps to avoid blurry pictures.


    Try these simple tips for your instagram page and you might want end up getting better results fromn your page. Please feel free to share your suggestions and inputs in the comments section below.

    Read more

  • Top Movie Father Figures

    0 comments / Posted on by Saksham Kalsi

    Chris Gardner - The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
    Chris Gardner might not have two pennies to rub together, but what he can offer his son is an unwavering moral compass that should see him right through later life. Despite his troubles, Chris continues to honor his commitment as a loving and caring father, using the affection and trust his son has placed in him as an impetus to overcome the obstacles he faces. His childhood might not be the most comfortable, but Gardner Jr. certainly can’t complain of a lack of love. This character is certainly one that truly touches my heart. Shoutout to Will Smith for his portrayal of this character with such perfection, it would have been injustice to leave this out of the list.
    Thomas Wayne/Alfred Pennyworth - Batman Begins (2005)
    A joint award to both Thomas Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth. The former is Bruce's actual father, the man who taught the young lad right from wrong, while the latter fills the role of father figure after Thomas meets an untimely death. Both can take credit for the various qualities that make Batman such a worthy hero. There is a reason Bruce Wayne never forgets about his parents’ death. It’s because of his idolization of Thomas Wayne, and how he only strived to make Gotham a better place to live in.
    Bryan Mills - Taken (2008)
    Most dads would react to the kidnap of their daughter with a mixture of fear and panic, but not Bryan Mills. He just gets very, very cross. Never has a dad been more single-minded in his mission to help his child, as Mills brings his full array of “special skills” to bear on the wrong ones who've kidnapped his daughter. Travelling to Paris, he swoops his daughter’s abduction site, before an extensive search throughout the city using old friends helps him track his drugged, almost-misused daughter back. The perfect movie for an action packed ‘good guy’ dad impersonation, Taken is simply a movie one cannot miss.
    Marlin - Finding Nemo (2003)
    Call him overly attached, call him insecure. His fear for losing his only son that survived the barracuda attacks was genuine, for what followed thereafter was his worst nightmare. Having watched his son get taken by scuba divers, Marlin the Clownfish sets about combing the ocean in order to be reunited with his missing son, Nemo. As a born worrier, it’s a real wrench for him to leave his patch of the sea bed, but he’ll do anything it takes to get his son back. He is one of the two animation characters that have made it to this list of elite heroic fathers.
    Daniel Hillard - Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
    Having neither a job, nor a residence, Daniel Hillard has to give up custody of his children during his first divorce custody hearing. Granted, he was a terrible husband, but the things he did as a father more than make up for the love, or the lack of, he showed during his married days. On one hand, you could argue that seeing your father dressed as an elderly woman, peeing standing up and setting his fake breasts on fire might have some adverse effects on his kids later down the line. But on the other hand, there’s no denying that Daniel Hillard’s love for his kids was true, selfless, and definitely shameless. An odd dad, then, but a decent one, Mrs. Doubtfire is a strong candidate to be in this list. 
    The Godfather (1971)
    A man of questionable morals in the workplace, Vito Corleone takes a different approach when it comes to his family. Vito Corleone, as a father, taught one thing above all, Family is everything. He never questioned Michael’s decision to not be a part of the mafia business and enroll in the Marines instead. In contrast, he never wanted a life of crime for his youngest son, as proven by the tears he sheds at the knowledge he has killed on behalf of the business. At least he dies long before Michael really goes over to the dark side. Vito Corleone, for one, proves that Family does come before anything else, and glides into our list of top fathers.
    Mufasa - The Lion King (1994)
    Mufasa, the iconic father that inspired our childhoods, taught us what wisdom is, what it’s like to be not just good, to be a great ruler. Mufasa remains the first nae I think of whenever I read the words “Lion, King of the Jungle”. He truly was a great king, and an even greater father. Fierce and wise when need be, Mufasa is also an extremely loving dad, playfighting with young Simba whenever he gets the opportunity, and gladly laying his life down in order to save his son. His lessons leave a deep imprint on Simba, who learns from his father that every creature must be respected in order for balance to be maintained. Even in his death, he made sure he was teaching his son one of the greatest lessons of all, sacrifice for your own. Needless to say, Simba wouldn’t be half the King he was if Mufasa wasn’t the ideal, noble, seemingle perfect father that he was.

    Read more

  • Father's Day : Top 5 Superheroes who are fathers!

    0 comments / Posted on by Saksham Kalsi

    Our fathers are superheroes to all of us, and have been our inspiration for as long as we can remember. Here is a list of some popular Superheroes and their super-kids who almost made it as big as their daddies!

     

     

    Wolverine/Daken

    Daken, who was born Akihiro but decided to change his name to what meant "mongrel" instead, was born Wolverine's son and spent all his early years in the search for the latter. Daken's powers are almost exactly like his father, including the bone claws, the healing as well as the healing power, which makes a 70 year old Daken seem like a young wolf in his prime. Brainwashed into hating Wolverine by the villainous Romulus, Daken spends most of Origins trying to kill his father eventually settling into a passive hatred of him with the help of Charles Xavier who undoes some of the mental conditioning. Probably least eligible of all superheroes to make it into the list of superhero fathers, Wolverine is the perfect hero to start off this list.

    Arrow/Connor

    Oliver Queen, known to the world as Arrow, had a son with his then girlfriend Sandra "Moonday" Hawke. This child, Connor Hawke, was conceived during Oliver's college years. When told about the existence of his son, Oliver didn't take it well and stormed off, agreeing to go undercover in an eco-terrorist group

     

    called the Eden Corps for the government. The mission turned out to be fatal for Oliver, as his arm was connected to a bomb in a plane that was headed for Metropolis. Rather than endanger Metropolis, and refusing to allow his arm to be amputated, he sacrificed himself to let the bomb explode away from the city. With his father dead, Connor decided to take up the mantle of Green Arrow and continue his hero's work.

     

    Magneto/Quicksilver

    Pietro Lensherr, a.k.a. Quicksilver, is the son of mutant supremacist Magneto and twin brother of Wanda, the Scarlet Raven. Magneto abandoned their human mother when the twins were children, taking them with him as he founded the Brotherhood of Mutants with Charles Xavier, whom the children regarded as an uncle. Pietro loved his father, but nothing he did was ever good enough for Magneto; perhaps because Pietro was a constant reminder that Magneto had once loved a human. 

    Pietro continued trying to win his father's respect, becoming his lieutenant and participating in the Brotherhood's anti-human terrorism. His father in turn deliberately belittled him. Magneto, unlike the others in this list, was never a good father, and this subsequently led to his death when Quicksilver played a key role with the X-Men to finish Magneto when he tried to trigger a nuclear blast.

    Batman/Robin

    Damian Wayne is the son of our beloved Batman and Talia al Ghul. This funnily makes him an heir to both the world's greatest crime-fighter, and its greatest super-villain Ra's Al Ghul. Damian's existence was initially unknown to Batman. Genetically perfected and grown in an artificial womb, Damian was intended to be a formidable warrior. Bruce and Talia had shared a brief romance, enabling Talia to take some of Bruce’s DNA and grow a son in a lab. Damian was raised in the League of Assassins before eventually being sent to his father’s care where he became the fifth Robin. Bruce and Alfred (Bruce’s own surrogate father) together spent years trying to undo the vicious conditioning Damian had undergone, eventually tempering his attitude.

    Superman/Superboy

    Superman, the hero of all heroes, had a son too. A genomorph technically, he is a clone of Superman and Lex Luthor. Kon-El, or Conner Kent was destined to be Superboy and delivered no less.

    Although he desires to be a good hero, Superboy has anger issues. Having spent his first 16 weeks of existence as a science project and mind-controlled puppet, Superboy is defiant and does not like being told what to do or being dismissed. He often behaves with an air of extreme confidence, due in large part to the fact that he is Superman's genetic clone, and was created in order to replace him. This makes him exceedingly overconfident in his abilities to the point that he ignores the help of others and impulsively throws himself into situations that he cannot handle on his own. Despite this confidence he worries about living up to his namesake, Superman.

    Read more

  • 9 Awesome Batman Posters That Will Make Your Day

    0 comments / Posted on by Praneet Singh

    Batman has been our favourite superhero since childhood. Well, there is something to the personality that we all love. Here we bring you some cool poster designs by a few artists in India who absolutely love Batman. 

    Joker, the most admired Villain. Ask yourself why? 

    Batman: Gotham City Savior 

    Artist: Mayank Dhawan

    The minimalist art shows how amazing the Batman looks from the artist perspective. A beauty.

    I Am Batman

    Artist: Rohit Malhotra

    It's all chaos. The backdrop of the art depicts the laughing Joker. HAHAHAHAHA!

    Batman & Joker: The Dark Knight
    Artist: Ronak Mantri

    Look up closely and you will find the hidden elements in this beautiful design.

     

    Batman & Joker

    Artist: Pulkit Taneja

    Look up close and you will find the both, Joker & Batman exist together. Well, we need superheroes but they exist b'coz of the villains.

    You Either Die a Hero: Batman

    Artist: Mayank Dhawan

    The truth, in a few lines. These lines are perfectly apt for Batman, even when he says that to Harvey Dent.

    Whatever Doesn't Kill You

    Artist: Sahil Thappa

    Well, its Joker. :P

    Joker from the Dark Knight

    Artist: Ronak Mantri

    An amazing illustration in full color by the artist. Makes you love Joker, doesn't it.

    Joker

    Read more