Now/Here: Free November 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail November 2011 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 November 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Now/Here. I’ve always wanted to try out a minimalistic space-themed design reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Moon. I hope you like the result. To those that have been waiting for the wallpaper I want to apologize for the delay. Enjoy!   + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: The Phraseology Project by Drew Melton

FYI Monday Typography by Drew Melton

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.

Drew Melton is a letterer and designer (sometimes illustrator) based out of Grand Rapids, MI. His work has taken off since the start of “The Phraseology Project“. The idea is simple, take user submitted words or phrases and design them with type. This project has led him to a number of opportunities with brands such as Toyota & Saatchi and Saatchi. Rather than focusing on the client work today I want to show you some of the typographic designs for the project. I hope you like them as much as I do. For more inspiration make sure to visit phraseologyproject.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautifully Vibrant Designs by Sebastián Andaur

FYI Monday Inspiration by Sebastian Andaur

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.

Sebastián Andaur is a 17-year-old artist & designer from Chile. I’ve been following his work for a while now and having only updated his portfolio yesterday I figured this is a great time to feature his work. Sebastián has a great sense of colours, shapes and compositions. Every design manifests a new side of his visual talents and I can’t wait to see what he comes up next with. Don’t take my word for it though, have a look at some examples below. For more inspiration don’t forget to visit his portfolio. You might as well say hello on Twitter while you’re at it. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Clever Philographics by Genis Carreras

Philographics by Genis Carreras Deism

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.

Genis Carreras is a graphic designer based in London, born in Catalonia in 1987. Today I want to showcase Genis’ latest project: Philographics. Using minimal poster designs the aim is to explain philosophy through basic shapes. It’s such a great concept and the execution is flawless. Below are a few examples, but please check out the whole series here and don’t forgot to check out Genis’ portfolio for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

11 Free Hi-Res Light Grunge Textures (Set 1)

Free Light Grunge Textures Set 1 Thumbnail

It’s an absolute pleasure to release these 11 Free High Resolution Light Grunge Textures. Each one is a stunning 3200px wide which makes them perfect for web and print purposes. I’ve recently bought a graphite stick and these textures are the result of experimenting with different surface textures. You can incorporate them into your backgrounds or use them to lightly distress your type and designs. Though I’m sure that you can think of loads more ways to use them. As always, they’re 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. Enjoy! + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Vibrant Photo Manipulations by Dario Calonaci

FYI Monday Inspiration by Dario Calonaci

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.

Dario Calonaci is a 21-year old graphic designer from Florence, Italy. One of Dario’s strongest skills is the ability to work with light as well as giving objects a certain fluidity. Needless to say, I’m a fan. For more inspiration please check his Behance and don’t forget to say on Twitter. + Continue Reading

X: Free October 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail October 2011 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 October 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled X. This is a reference to October being the 10th month of the year and it’s been subtly integrated into the design. I had a lot of fun working on the texture for this wallpaper, apart from using one paper texture everything else was done entirely in Photoshop with filters. If you like it then please consider sharing it. Thanks!  + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautifully Vibrant Designs by Jeroen van Eerden

FYI Monday Inspiration Jeroen van Eerden

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.

Jeroen van Eerden is a 25-year old freelance graphic designer based in Groningen, the Netherlands. Ever since I came across Jeroen’s work I knew I had to share it with you. Combining vibrant colours with geometric forms is always a winning formula, especially if it’s done at such a detailed level. One of the cool things with Jeroen is that you can clearly see the evolution in his designs. For more inspiration please check out www.jeroenvaneerden.com and you can follow him on Twitter too. + Continue Reading