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Some Rock ‘n’ Roll Reading… Not Just for Kids!

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The History of Rock for Big Fans and Little Punks


It’s not the first time we publish something about music here at BMACHINA Blog but today we definitely have something different here.

A friend of mine, Rita, recently published a book in called The History of Rock (for Big Fans and Little Punks), which is the first-ever complete and illustrated History of Rock music made into a children’s book. Pretty neat, hum?!

Don’t know about you but we love Rock music, we love kids and these days we think it’s very important they start to know how do we get here in music. So, we love the cause!

The book features the top artists and bands from every period of rock music history as well as from other genres and artistic movements that influenced rock music.

From Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneers of the 1950s to the 21st-century rockers, the book is divided into 35 chronological chapters.

the history of rock

the history of rock


The authors, Rita Nabais and Joana Raimundo, selected and illustrated the most important and influential rock bands and solo musicians since the 50s, including artists like Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Björk, and bands such as Nirvana, U2, Talking Heads, Breeders, The Prodigy, Sonic Youth, Metallica, The Beach Boys, The Clash and many more.

In addition to legendary rock musicians and bands, the book also features and describes the artistic movements that influenced rock or were influenced by it, such as Blues, Jazz, Soul or Hip-Hop, highlighting the bands responsible for the most creative and groundbreaking fusions.

The “History of Rock for Big Fans and Little Punks” is a book meant to be read by kids and to unite families around music and literature.

By browsing the book together, while watching music videos and listening to the suggested songs, kids will enjoy the songs their parents love.

The book and the posters are also a fun collection of Joana’s illustrated portraits that have already received an enthusiastic thumbs up from legends such as Iggy Pop himself.


Definitely, a must have!

Here’s the kickstarter page and Social links:




Design an Adorable Christmas Card in Adobe Illustrator

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This is a great tutorial for Illustrator beginners from our friends from designcuts.com. They will be creating an adorable Christmas card in Adobe Illustrator using hand-drawn illustrations, patterns and ornaments.
You can also enjoy a wonderful sample pack from our current bundle, bringing you adorable illustrations, shapes and textures.
Adorable Christmas Card
You can follow the Tutorial on the link below and don’t forget to subscribe the YouTube channel for regular updates direct to your inbox:


Help us Rebuild Nepal

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Get Great Design & Give Back
help nepal

Help us Rebuild Nepal purchasing great design assets.

Throughout the month of May, participating Creative Market shops will donate up to 100% of their earnings to Nepal disaster relief. Creative Market will also match the first $20,000! These funds will be sent to All Hands, a non-profit organization that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. So purchase great design assets, and join us in our efforts to help Nepal. Together, we can make a difference.

Free High-Resolution Photos Roundup #1

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Haa…!! It all starts with a great photo right? At least most of the times. Thats why I´m going to start a series of Free High-Resolution Photos Roundups in our Blog.

As designers we do understand the importance of  choosing the right material to work with and sometimes finding the right picture with the right License can be very tricky and time consuming.

These High-Resolution Photos are completely free to use in your personal or commercial projects and I plan to post them on a regular basis. We also make sure that all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under the CC0. We only add photos from reliable sources like Unsplash, Gratisography, Little Visuals and many more.

So please go ahead make something unique with them, have fun, they are also a great source of inspiration. 😀

free high resolution photo vintage vespa

free high resolution photo man on keyboard

free high resolution photo vintage mountain

free high resolution photo landscape meadow

free high resolution photo girl with a dog

free high resolution photo yogurt with cereal and strawberries

Hustlers Clean & Rough Font Display

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Hustlers Clean & Rough Font Display

Hey there!

It’s been awhile since the last Inspiration post, fortunately due to work duties. So i was thinking maybe it’s a good idea to start sharing something that was more “close” instead always sniffing for some inspiration here and there. With this thought in mind its just came to, why not starting share awesome stuff from the Markets that we are authors? There are amazing talents in Creative Market, Envato, etc.?!

So there you go, I will presented you Hustlers Clean & Rough from Decade Type Foundry!

Hustlers™ a display font inspired by carnival, circus and tattoo signs shop from the late 1800’s, It works well with normal size text, but it works even better for large displays, short words, or even just to incorporate a few or single characters in a design.

If you like this guy work you can check his Shop on Creative Market.

And there you have it 🙂

Hustlers font

Creative Christmas

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Almost Christmas, presents, and a new year is at the door.

This week i have pick some inspiration from many sources. And believe me there are so many good things around the web that the difficulty is to choose just a few of them.
However before to go for the WEEKLY INSPIRATION #03 i want to say a few words.

As a designer and also as seller i have to pay a special attention to this particular time of year and most of my colleagues are very busy sharing (and selling) Santa Claus, moose’s, and all kind Christmas folklore digital items.
Well i don´t blame them because this is what in this days provides a good revenue but as a Creative Author i have choose my own Christmas version.

So… I wish you a Merry Creative Christmas to All 🙂

What about you, how do you feel in this time of year?
Please fell free to drop any comments.

Creative Christmas