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

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

FYI Monday: Clever Editorial Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault

FYI SebastienThibault Conan O Brien 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.

Sébastien Thibault is an illustrator based in Matane, Quebec, Candada. That is about all the info I could find on him. Apart from being shrouded in mystery, Sébastien is a wicked illustrator who’s minimal style lends itself perfectly for editorial purposes. It comes as no surprise then that his client lists included such heavy-weights as Time magazine, Wired Magazine, Boston Globe and Readers Digest to only name a few. For more inspiration check out sebastienthibault.com. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Geometric Illustrations by Hvass&Hannibal

Inspiration by hvass&hannibal

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.

Hvass&Hannibal is a multi-disciplinary arts and design studio based in Copenhagen, founded by Nan Na Hvass & Sofie Hannibal in 2006. All of their designs combine vibrant colour palettes with geometric shapes to great effect. For more inspiration make sure to visit www.hvasshannibal.dk. + Continue Reading

M2: Free May 2013 Calendar Wallpaper

May 2013 Desktop Wallpaper Thumb

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 May 2013 Calendar Wallpaper, entitled M2, is minimal geometric design using fresh, summery colours. As the name suggests, this is a stylised form of the letter M (for May). The typography infused with vibrant colours, subtle textures and block shapes should get you in the mood for the upcoming hot summer days. Let’s hope that there will be plenty of days like that in May. + Continue Reading