Archive for December, 2012

FYI Monday: Beautiful Vintage Lettering by Jon Contino

FYI Jon Contino Illustration Inspiration

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.

Jon Contino is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Looking through Jon’s portfolio it’s clear that he’s a master when it comes to hand drawn lettering. All of his work have a very distinct vintage feel to them using minimal colour palettes and gorgeous textures. For plenty more typography inspiration go to joncontino.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Stunning Vintage Illustrations by Zach Graham

Vintage Illustration Inspiration by Zack Graham

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.

Zach Graham is a designer & illustrator currently based in Atlanta, GA. Under the name of The Kingdom Unicorn he creates beautiful vintage illustrations. The designs are minimalistic both in style and colour palette. I’m sure you’re gonna get a kick out of these. For more inspiration visit theunicornkingdom.com + Continue Reading

Cut: Free December 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail December 2012 Desktop Wallpaper: Christmas Tree

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 December 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Cut and features a minimal Christmas tree as main element. I felt rather festive when designing this so it’s no surprise that I opted for a holiday-inspired graphic. The triangles were drawn in Illustrator using simple Shape Finder options. I then imported it all as separate smart objects into Photoshop to add the texture and tweak the colours. I hope you enjoy it and that it’ll put you in a cheerful mood.  + Continue Reading