Archive for June, 2012

FYI Monday: Beautiful Vintage-Inspired Illustrations by Benjamin Carr

FYI Monday Inspiration by Benjamin Carr

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.

Benjamin C. Carr an illustrator, packaging designer, typographer, printmaker and bookmaker from Suffolk, currently based in Greater London. All of his designs have a lovely vintage, hand-made feel to them.  It comes as no surprise then that Benjamin has worked with liquor brands such as Jack Daniels and Felicita Whiskey. For me inspiration you should visit benjamincarr.co.uk + Continue Reading

Iris: Free June 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail Free June 2012 Desktop Wallpaper by Fudgegraphics

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 June 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Iris. The design came about while playing with hexagonal shapes in Photoshop. The idea was to allude to June being the 6th month while only using geometric shapes. While I was planning on using warm colours for this wallpaper it turned out that the colder, blue tint worked best with the shapes. Another thing to note is that this wallpaper features the first week of July as well, just in case I won’t be able to release next month’s design in time. I hope you like it. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Fantastic Typography by Albin Holmqvist

FYI Monday Inspiration by Albin Holmqvist

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.

Albin Holmqvist is an art director / designer based in Stockholm. Chances are that you’ve come across his fantastic typography work before, but since I hadn’t featured him yet I figured I might as well. Albin’s type work is often used in videos, such as the ‘Live the language’ ads for EF. I hope you enjoy the small selection below as much as I do. For me inspiration (including videos) make sure to visit albinholmqvist.com + Continue Reading