Archive for September, 2011

FYI Monday: Beautifully Vibrant Designs by Jeroen van Eerden

FYI Monday Inspiration Jeroen van Eerden

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.

Jeroen van Eerden is a 25-year old freelance graphic designer based in Groningen, the Netherlands. Ever since I came across Jeroen’s work I knew I had to share it with you. Combining vibrant colours with geometric forms is always a winning formula, especially if it’s done at such a detailed level. One of the cool things with Jeroen is that you can clearly see the evolution in his designs. For more inspiration please check out www.jeroenvaneerden.com and you can follow him on Twitter too. + Continue Reading

Free Hi-Res Grunge Border PS Brush Set + Textures

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Today’s freebie set is all about grunge. It’s a pleasure to present to you the latest Photoshop brush set consisting of 11 free high resolution grunge borders. The grunge lines were created by rubbing a graphite stick over straight edges of different objects. As you can see from the banner these PS brushes are great to create grunge borders around your designs as well as to simulate hand-drawn lines. The reason why the lines are diagonal are so that I could make them as large as possible. All lines are between 3000px and 3500px in length. I know that some people prefer to work with textures which is why I made the source files available too. You can download all 11 grunge lines as a single high resolution jpg. All you need to do is cut out the line you require and paste it into your design.

I hope you can put them to good use in your commercial and personal projects. Don’t forget to share them if you like them. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Episodes by Designers Against Child Slavery

FYI Monday DACS Chris Valentine

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.

DACS (Designers Against Child Slavery) is a design collective that enables creatives from all over the world to rise up against the sex trade. The artists unite for a just cause, and use their unique styles and talents to give a voice to the voiceless. By producing artwork DACS raises awareness of the injustice of sex trafficking and inspires others to use their talents to impact the world around us. Their latest exhibition called Episodes was released last week and it features amazing artists such as Rob Shields, Ars Thanea & Niklas Lundburg. I urge you to check out all 50 submissions at dacsunited.com and if you happen to be in New York on October 1st then make sure to head down the gallery exhibition. All details can be found on their website. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Vintage-Inspired Illustrations by Victor Huckabee

FYI Monday Inspiration Victor Huckabee

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.

Victor Huckabee, aka Pope Saint Victor, is a designer / illustrator / photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee. I first stumbled upon Victor’s work while listening to one of his playlists on Designers.MX. The music and artwork went well together so I decided to dig a little deeper. I’m glad I did. Victor’s work uses bold typography, cute character illustrations and has that vintage feel so many of us just can’t get enough of. Don’t forget to check out popesaintvictor.com for more inspiration or say hi on Twitter. + Continue Reading

10 Free Hi-Res Textures: Rolled Paint Grunge Set 2

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It’s been a while since I released a new texture set and imagine my surprise when I realised that I never published these 10 Free High Resolution “Rolled Paint Grunge” Textures that were used for the Rolled Paint PS Brush Set 2. If you’re a regular reader then you know that I love my resources extra large. That’s why all the textures are a minimum of 3000 pixels in size, making them ideal for web and print purposes alike. The small previews don’t really do them justice so I’ve included a few closeups to show the detail. They’re fantastic for background images or to grunge up your designs, giving them a nice organic touch. You can either download each texture individually or download the whole set at the bottom of the post. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautifully Chaotic Illustrations by Atelier Olschinsky

FYI Monday Inspiration by Atelier Olschinsky

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.

Atelier Olschinsky  is a small creative studio based in Vienna, Austria. It was founded in 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss who are operating in various fields
such as graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction. While the portfolio is very varied I’ve decided to showcase the more chaotic, archictectural kind of illustrations. It’s always a pleasure to discover new and exciting abstract art. Atelier Olschinsky are masters when it comes to composition, colour and detail. Below is just a small selection. For more inspiration make sure to visit www.olschinsky.at. + Continue Reading