Archive for January, 2011

FYI Monday: Dark Character Designs by Sebastien Feraut

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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.
Sebastien Feraut aka NIARK1 is a freelance graphic designer / illustrator based in Paris, France. His main focus is on character design, which are always highly detailed, whether it’s digital vector work or traditional paintings. There’s no doubt that Seb is extremely gifted, a fact which saw him land a lot of big clients. Find below a small selection of his work. For more inspiration make sure to visit Seb’s portfolio at www.niark1.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Dark Illustrations by Mike Friedrich

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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.
Mike Friedrich is a 33 years young illustrator & artist from Berlin, Germany. Born and raised in this awesome city, he made his first steps in the commercial world of art and design in the early 90’s by selling his dark fantasy illustrations to Berlin-based tattoo studios. Always interested in street art, he merged his fantasy roots with the elements of character design and urban art. The result – a sick, slimy mix with strong dark themes. Cuteness is over! For more inspiration make sure to visit his portfolio. + Continue Reading

10 Free Hi-Res Textures: Rolled Paint Grunge Set 1

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It’s been a long time coming and they’re finally here. I’m please to release 10 Free High Resolution “Rolled Paint Grunge” Textures. These are the source files I used to create the Rolled Paint PS Brush Set 1. All the textures are a minimum of 3000px in size which makes them ideal for web and print purposes. You really have to view them at full size to see all the detail. You can either download each texture individually by simply clicking on the preview image or you can download the whole set at the bottom of the post. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Modernist Typography Posters by Áron Jancsó

FYI Monday Modernist Typography by Aron Jancso

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.
Áron Jancsó is a freelance graphic designer from Budapest, Hungary. He’s a type addict and his style is a blend of modernism, street culture and calligraphy, but it is also very experimental. Áron manages to combine the clean Swiss graphic style with the more current “illegible typography” style beautifully. Please visit his Behance portfolio for more inspiration. And don’t forget to let everyone know which one’s your favourite piece. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Playful Typography by Andy Smith

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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.
Andy Smith is an illustrator and typography artist from Norfolf, UK. His work combines illustration and typography to create images that have humour, energy and optimism and all are executed with a handmade, hand-printed, tactile feel. Find below a small selection of Andy’s work. For more inspiration make sure to visit his portfolio. + Continue Reading

Sync: Free January 2011 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. The January 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Sync”. The design is very minimal and geometric. On the one hand I really like the design, on the other hand I was under a lot of time constraints to finish this one. I hope you still enjoy it. + Continue Reading