Archive for August, 2011

Peaked: Free September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

September 2011 Desktop Wallpaper Preview

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 September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Peaked”. The inspiration behind this month’s desktop background comes from vintage film packaging such as used for polaroid. Building layer upon layer I managed to blend the colours together until I was happy with the overall saturation. It has to be said though that the outcome was by no means planned. I usually start with a blank canvas and add a few shapes until I find a layout and direction that inspires me. As always, I hope that you like it.  + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Fantastic Digital Art by Nicolas Monin-Baroille

FYI Monday Nicolas Monin-Baroille Good Night

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. Nicolas Monin-Baroille, better know as “The Unknown Being”, is a designer and illustrator based in Offenburg, Germany. It’s hard to define his style since it is so varied. So let’s simply call it abstract digital art with a particular focus on Typography and organic shapes. The most impressive thing about Nicolas’ portfolio is that he’s only been doing this for 3 years. For more inspiration make sure to visit www.theunknownbeing.com and don’t forget to follow him on Twitter+ Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Vintage Inspired Designs by Kelli Anderson

FYI Monday Kelli Anderson Fortune

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. Kelli Anderson is an artist/designer based in Brooklyn, New York. I first came across her work on Dribbble and knew that I had to find out more. Kelli’s a master when it comes to vintage inspired typography designs and illustrations. She makes it look so easy and effortless, but anyone who’s tried his hand at this style knows that it’s not. Also, I’m particularly fond of her portfolio and blog design. It’s super sweet. So, for more inspiration make sure to visit kellianderson.com and give her a shout on Twitter. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Abstract Digital Art by Alastair Temple

FYI Monday Alastair Temple Wave Power

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. Alastair Temple is a Scottish freelance digital artist/designer currently studying at Edinburgh University. He’s also an admin/co-owner of the design collective The Luminarium. I’ve had the pleasure to meet Alistair at this year’s OFFF in Barcelona. Besides being a master of abstract digital art he’s also a great bloke to hang out with. For more inspiration please visit alastairtemple.co.uk and make sure to follow him on Twitter. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Retro Inspired Art by Mark Weaver

FYI Monday Mark Weaver MSCED Circle

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. Mark Weaver is a freelance graphic designer & illustrator based in Atlanta, Georgia. His artwork is often composed of retro inspired collages combined with bold typography. I’m particularly fond of his screenprints, there’s something beautiful about the tactile feel of a screenprinted poster. With his signature style Mark managed to land the bid clients such as The New York Times, GOOD magazine & WIRED magazine. For more inspiration make sure to visit mrkwvr.com. + Continue Reading

Centric: Free August 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 August 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Centric”. The idea behind the design is of temporal and seasonal nature. August is the “summer month” and as such centric to the seasons. Using the chosen colour scheme I tried to convey the feeling of the different seasons leading up to and lying ahead of the hottest month in the year. The rectangles don’t have a meaning though. I simply like geometric shapes as some of you might already know. Anyways, I hope that you like this month’s free calendar wallpaper. If you do then please help spread the work. Thanks! + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Screen Prints by Two Arms Inc.

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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. Two Arms Inc. is Michael Tabie and Karen Goheen, an illustration and design team, based in Brooklyn, New York. They’re best known for their gritty silkscreened rock posters. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of music-related artworks and when I first came across Two Arm’s diverse portfolio I knew I had to share their work with you. For more inspiration make sure to visit twoarmsinc.com. + Continue Reading