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

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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 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

FYI Monday: Stunning Portrait Illustrations by Adam Spizak

Adam Spizak Breaking Bad

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.

Adam Spizak is a Polish multidisciplinary illustrator and designer currently based in London, UK. Combining Cinema 4D with Photoshop Adam manages to create vibrant portrait illustrations of popular characters that’ll make your jaw drop. For more inspiration make sure to check out spizak.com where you get to see close-ups and process studies of most designs. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Wicked Hand Lettering Designs by Sean McCabe

Hand Lettering by seanwes

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.

Sean McCabe is a hand lettering artist, type designer and illustrator from San Antonio, TX working under the moniker seanwes. I’ve been following Sean’s work for quite a while on Instagram and decided to give him the spotlight he deserves. I’ve recently gotten into the hand lettering typography myself and Sean as been one of the biggest influences. For more inspiration make sure to check out seanwes.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Vintage Illustrations by Andrew Fairclough

Vintage Illustration by Andrew Fairclough

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 Fairclough is an independent illustrator, designer and art-director from Sydney working under the moniker of Kindred Studio. I first stumbled across Andrew’s gorgeous vintage illustrations when researching gig poster. He really knows how to add grain, textures and halftone patterns to his illustrations for that authentic vintage look. Not to forget the colour palettes which are beautifully muted. For more inspiration check out kindred.prosite.com + Continue Reading

Brand Nu Launches New Portfolio

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Radim Malinic aka Brand Nu just launched his new website. Radim is a freelance art director, illustrator and graphic designer based in London. He’s also a good friend of mine and regular LDNMeets attendee. The website features loads of new work, from illustration to typography to branding. Furthermore, the site is a perfect example of what a portfolio site should look like. It’s clean, responsive and easy to navigate. Below are a few screenshots, for the full experience go to www.brandnu.co.uk + Continue Reading

Last Exit: Free April 2013 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail April 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 April 2013 Calendar Wallpaper goes by the name of Last Exit. This is a reference to the Pearl Jam song with the same title. In terms of design the wallpaper combines my favourite elements: type, geometric shapes and subtle textures. After the initial sketch I build all the shapes in Illustrator. Once they were exported as individual smart objects into Photoshop all I had to do was to add the textures and adjust the colours. As always, the calendar comes in the most common resolutions for all of your iGadgets. + Continue Reading