Archive for June, 2010

Heat: Free July 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. July 2010 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Heat” though I did not include the title in the design. For the first time the wallpaper is now available for the iPad and iPhone 4 with retina display. I hope you like it. Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Gig Poster Illustrations by Adam Hill

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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.
Adam Hill works under the moniker Velcro Suit. He specializes in graphic design for the music industry and creates outstanding gig and concerts posters. By combining clean vectors with textures Adam truly captures the feel of a live show. Please visit Adam Hill’s portfolio to see more of his inspiring work, including CD covers and logo designs. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Retro Grunge by Taylor David

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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.
Taylor David is a freelance graphic designer from Canada. He describes himself as designer, artist, actor, thinker, mentor and pirate. Taylor works under the moniker twentyonesquares. By combining photography, textures and geometric shapes Taylor creates beautiful retro grunge art paying particular attention to fine details. Make sure to visit the official portfolio for more design inspiration and/or follow Taylor on Twitter to keep tabs on his body of work. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Lightning Design by Patrick Monkel

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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.
Patrick Monkel is a freelance graphic designer from the Netherlands who works under the name of Monk Studio. You might have come across his website which has been featured in many “minimal webdesign showcases”. Today, I want to focus on Patrick’s actual design work. His style is very popular at the moment, using all the lightning techniques many want to learn. What I like most about the work is that Patrick Monkel manages to get very vibrant images with the use of mute colours. This just goes to show the amazing talent of this outstanding designer. Find below a selection of his work. Make sure to visit Patrick’s portfolio for even more inspiration. + Continue Reading

Spectrum: Free June 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. June 2010 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Spectrum”. It’s been created entirely in Photoshop using shapes, brushes and textures. I hope you like it. + Continue Reading