Archive for May, 2010

FYI Monday: Vibrant Geometric Art by Rodier Kidmann

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Rodier Kidmann is a young digital artist from Argentina. While his design style is vastly random I am particular fond of his vibrant geometric works which have a nice retro sci-fi feel to them. Find below a small selection of Rodier’s amazing art. Visit rodier-kid.com for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Expressive Portrait Illustrations by Florian Nicolle

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Florian Nicolle is a French illustrator and graphic designer working under the name of NEO. He works in both print and web, but my favourite works are Florian’s traditional portrait illustrations. They’re absolutely gorgeous and have a great raw feeling to them. For more inspiration visit Florian Nicolle’s portfolio or check out his Behance site. + Continue Reading

17 Free Splatter & Drips Vectors

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It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve released the Hi-Res Splatter PS Brush Set. Today, with great pleasure, I release the Free Splatter & Drips Vector Set. There’s a total of 17 highly detailed splats and drips vectors in this set which comes in EPS format. Any vector editor, such as Adobe Illustrator, will be able to open them. I used brushes from both the Hi-Res Splatter PS Brush Set and the Hi-Res Messy Watercolour PS Brush Sets to create these. All vectors are solid colour silhouettes and as you all know you can scale and transform them anyway you like without loss of quality. So yes, they are perfect for print work, but look good in web designs too. As always, you may use these freebies in both commercial and personal projects without the need of attribution. I hope you like them and put them to good use. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Swiss Style Collages by Christiana Couceiro

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Chrisitiana Couceira is a freelance illustrator, working and living in Lisbon, Portugal. Her style is a great mix between retro Swiss graphic design and traditional collages. In recent times she worked with clients such as The New York Times, Neon Gold Records and Audi. I’m a big fan of minimal and clean design and hope you are too. For more inspiration make sure to visit Christiana’s portfolio. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Gig Posters by the Silent Giants

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Brian Larson, Ed Knight and Chris Everhart are the Silent Giants, a design studio located in Detroit best known for their beautiful screenprinted gig posters. As an avid music lover I’m always on the lookout for gorgeous prints promoting bands and shows. Each of the Silent Giants’ artworks are stunning. Below is only a small selection, so make sure to visit their portfolio for more inspiring work. + Continue Reading

Free Hi-Res Splatter Photoshop Brush Set

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With pleasure I release the latest PS brush set containing 17 High Resolution Paint Splatter Photoshop Brushes. The brushes are between 2440px to 2500px large which makes them ideal for both print and web projects. It was great fun to create these splatters and splashes. All you need is a straw, watercolours and thick paper to make your own.  As always these hi-res Photoshop brushes are free for  commercial and personal use. Using splatters, drips and splashes is a design trend which doesn’t seem to fade anytime soon so I hope that you can put the brushes to good use. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Photo Manipulations by Darren Hopes

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Darren Hopes is a UK-based digital artist working as freelance designer under the name of Spiral Studio. His photo manipulations all have a combination of vintage & fantasy feel to them. Make sure to visit Darren’s portfolio at athomeinspace.com for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

In Too Deep: Free May 2010 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. May 2010 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “In Too Deep”. In order to create this wallpaper I used stock photos, paper textures, brushes and even screencaps from a tv show. I hope you like it. + Continue Reading