Archive for June, 2013

FYI Monday: Beautiful Lettering Designs by Joluvian

FYI Joluvian Typography Yorokobu Cover

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.

Joluvian (Jose Luis Vivas Andrade) is a Venezuelan designer currently based in Madrid, Spain. His specialties are firmly rooted in the typography field, whether it’s brush lettering or calligraphy.  What impresses me most is his ability to translate the hand-drawn lettering into gorgeous digital designs. For more inspiration visit joluvian.com. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Surreal Illustrations by Andrew Archer

Andrew Archer Swish Basket Illustration

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.

Andrew Archer is an illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand. Many of Andrew’s work revolves around character design with a clear touch of surrealism. This illustration style lends itself perfectly to editorial design so it comes as no surprise that his client list features the likes of WIRED, Q Magazine and Fortune. For more inspiration visit Andrew’s portfolio. + Continue Reading

Lift Offf: Free June 2013 Calendar Wallpaper

June 2013 Wallpaper Thumbnail

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.

With a bit of a delay I’m happy to give you the June 2013 Calendar Wallpaper, which goes by the name entitled Lift Offf. The reasoning behind it is quite simple:  Tomorrow I’m flying out to Barcelona to attend OFFF2013 and I wanted to commemorate that with a lovely minimal design. I’ve been to OFFF in 2011 and it was awesome. This year round I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends as well as meeting loads of new people. Give me a shout on Twitter if you’re around, I’d love to catch up over a drink or two. I’m also gonna be carrying some stickers with me, don’t be afraid to ask for them. Until then, enjoy the free wallpaper. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Breathtaking Typography Illustrations by Martin Schmetzer

Martin Schmetzer Brownstone Beer Label Typography

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.

Martin Schmetzer is Stockholm based artist with main focus on hand-drawn typography. While Martin often converts his type drawings into vectors it really is the detail in the hand-drawn pieces that blew my mind. Below are only a few examples, for more inspiration you should check him out on Behance! + Continue Reading