Archive for January, 2012

FYI Monday: Playful Typography by Spencer Harrison

FYI Monday Playful Typography Inspiration by Spencer Harrison

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.

Spencer Harrison is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. His approach to work is playful, experimental and inquisitive. Spencer specialises in art direction, branding, illustration, custom typography, installations and print design. For more inspiration make sure to visit www.spencerharrison.com.au. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Stunning Digital Paintings by Ryohei Hase

FYI Inspiration Monday Ryohei Hase

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.

Ryohei Hase is an freelance illustrator and artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Every once in a while I come across a portfolio that simply blows my mind. This is one of them. The level of detail in Ryohei’s digital paintings is insane. The muted, yet vibrant, use of colour in the mostly gloomy images really add to the overall feel. For more inspiration make sure to visit ryoheihase.com. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Colourful Illustrations by Karan Singh

FYI Inspiration Monday Karan Singh

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.

Karan Singh is an Australian illustrator and designer currently residing in New York City. His projects have seen him interact with a gamut of clients ranging from local design boutiques to internationally recognised brands and agencies. Karan, aka Mr. Singh, has a great talent mixing vibrant colours with fun and quirky illustration. For more inspiration don’t forget to visit wakeupmrsingh.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Illustrations by Valerie Jar

FYI Monday Inspiration by Valerie Jar

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.

Valerie Jar is a 25-year old designer / illustrator based in Salt Lake City. I’m particularly fond of her character illustrations and logo design work. While mostly working with clean vectors, Valerie knows how to add subtle textures to a design to really make it special. For more inspiration don’t forget to check out valeriejar.com + Continue Reading

MSH: Free January 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail January 2012 Desktop Wallpaper

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 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Make Shit Happen (MSH). I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions often, but this time round I made one: Do more self-initiated projects. This wallpaper should be a reminder, so at least this month I won’t forget. While this design might not be suitable for office use I still hope that you enjoy it and take the message to heart: Don’t just come up with ideas, turn them into reality. Whatever you do, make sure you have fun! + Continue Reading