FYI Monday: Fantastic Typography by Pornographics

FYI Inspiration Monday Typography Design by Pornographics

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.

Pornographics is creative studio based in Barcelona, founded by Salva Regas, Victor Lavega and Luis Campmajó. The studio merged with Toma78 in 2010. Pornographics did motion design, illustration and interactive media projects, but today I want to focus solely on their typographic works. The first time I came across them was through their self-initiated ‘Vintage Porn Logos’ project, which I can imagine many of you have seen before. Still, I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane and find the other designs equally as stimulating (pun intended). For more inspiration make sure to visit www.pornographics.es. + Continue Reading

10 Free Hi-Res Light Grunge Textures (Set 2)

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It’s been a while since I released a new set of freebies. While working on a client project today I realised that I hadn’t published these 10 Free High Resolution Light Grunge Textures yet This is set 2 of 2, the first half is available here. I’m always aiming to only share the highest quality resources which is why each texture is a stunning 3200px wide. This makes them perfect for web and print purposes. All of these are graphite stick rubbings of various paper and surface textures. You could use them to give your type treatments a subtle grunge effect or to lightly distress your vector designs. Don’t be afraid to experiment! As always, the textures are free for both personal and commercial use. You can either download each texture individually or download the whole set at the bottom of the post. I hope you can put them to good use! + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Retro Inspired Illustrations by Ben Newman

FYI Monday Inspiration Ben Newman 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.

Ben Newman is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol, UK. With gorgeous colour schemes and minimal, yet striking, geometrical layouts Ben really captures the essence of vintage illustrations. It often reminds me of old book and games covers. The vintage / retro feel of the illustrations, especially those involving animals, make me quite nostalgic. My favourite element has to be the colour schemes though. it’s always spot on. For more inspiration make sure to visit bennewman.co.uk. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: The West End Show by Brand Nu

The West End Show by Radim Malinic

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.

For his first self-intitiated solo show ‘The West End Show‘, graphic designer and illustrator Radim Malinic, aka Brand Nu, has taken the multifarious, vibrant and frequently taxing area of London’s West End as his inspiration. Radim explores the magical and bustling part of the capital in a series of elaborately illustrated poster designs, bringing together classic old century design with the dazzling neon future of the 22nd century. + Continue Reading

Fabulous: Free February 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

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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 February 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Fabulous. While most of my calendar designs are somewhat minimalistic I wanted to go even further this time round by using a very limited colour palette, subtle textures and a very basic geometric layout. It’s really difficult not to overdo it as I have a tendency to always add one more thing. I hope you like it! + Continue Reading

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