FYI Monday: Gorgeous Lettering Designs by Ryan Hamrick

Ryan Hemrick Negative 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.

Ryan Hamrick is a letterer and designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. I’m particularly fond of Ryan’s typography sketches. It’s always nice to see the work in progress for any given lettering project, whether it’s for a logo an illustrated quote. For more inspiration visit ryanhamrick.com. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Crazy Detailed Animal Illustrations by Yo Az

Yo Az Racoon 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.

Yo Az is a French Illustrator based in Paris. While I didn’t manage to find any more info on him (her?) I’m just gonna let the work speak for itself. Yo Az uses a crazy amount of simple shapes to build these animal head illustration giving them a very technical feel. For more inspiration make sure to check out Yo Az on Behance. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Stunning Gig & Movie Posters by Ken Taylor

black keys gig poster

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.

Ken Taylor is a designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. He’s best know for his breathtaking gig posters as well as limited edition silkscreened movie posters through Mondo. Chances are you’ve come across Ken’s work already, still doesn’t hurt to have another look. The details in the illustrations are incredible! For more inspiration go to kentaylor.com.au + Continue Reading

Seven: Free July 2013 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail July 2013 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 July 2013 Calendar Wallpaper is simply called Seven as a reference to this being the 7th month of the year. This was by far one of the most challenging and rewarding design I’ve done so far. It’s been great fun getting into this kind of style which I’ve been a fan of for a long time. Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram will have seen some of the process, from the initial sketches to the almost finished piece. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Illustrations by Brian Edward Miller

FYI OCS Brian Miller Totes Adorebot 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.

Brian Edward Miller is the owner, artist, and illustrator behind the Orlin Culture Shop (OCS for short) based in Erie, Colorado. All of Brian’s illustrations combine subtle textures with gorgeous colour palettes to perfection. Each of them has a certain playful cuteness to them. I’m a big fan! For more inspiration visit orlincultureshop.com. + Continue Reading

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