FYI Monday: Beautiful Minimal Retro Designs by J Fletcher

FYI Inspiration by J Fletcher

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.

Jay Fletcher is a graphic designer, illustrator & art director based in Charleston, South Carolina. I’m particularly fond of Jay’s minimal retro illustrations and logo designs. Using limited colour palettes and adding just a touch of grit he manages to create beautiful aesthetics. For more inspiration and case studies visit jfletcherdesign.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautifully Fresh Illustrations by Steve Simpson

FYI Monday Steve Simpson Tuzo Mural

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.

Steve Simpson is Dublin-based illustrator/designer working in the areas of packaging design, illustration and art for children’s books.  All of Steve’s work is ridiculously detailed and uses gorgeously vibrant colour palettes. Whether it’s character design or typography, everything is spot on which makes for one hell of a portfolio. For  plenty more inspiration check out www.stevesimpson.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Custom Lettering & Typography by Simon Ålander

FYI Typography Inspiration by Simon Alander

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.

Simon Ålander is a Swedish designer and lettering artist who specialises in custom typography designs. All of his works have a certain retro & vintage feel to them, whether it’s the colour paletter or subtle grain and imperfections. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of Simon’s lettering skills. For more inspiration make sure to visit his official site at coffeemademedoit.com + Continue Reading

MMXIII: Free January 2013 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail January 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 January 2013 Calendar Wallpaper is called MMXIII. The main element is hand-drawn lettering of MMXIII with the quote ‘No More Excuses’. January is the time to make resolutions for the year to come. Mine is to stop messing around, stop finding excuses not to do something. Whatever your plans for 2013 are, don’t let anything get in the way of it. Just go for it. On a more technical note, I’ve finally added support for the iPhone 5, don’t worry though, the wallpaper looks great on older models too! Enjoy. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Vintage Lettering by Jon Contino

FYI Jon Contino Illustration Inspiration

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.

Jon Contino is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Looking through Jon’s portfolio it’s clear that he’s a master when it comes to hand drawn lettering. All of his work have a very distinct vintage feel to them using minimal colour palettes and gorgeous textures. For plenty more typography inspiration go to joncontino.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Stunning Vintage Illustrations by Zach Graham

Vintage Illustration Inspiration by Zack Graham

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.

Zach Graham is a designer & illustrator currently based in Atlanta, GA. Under the name of The Kingdom Unicorn he creates beautiful vintage illustrations. The designs are minimalistic both in style and colour palette. I’m sure you’re gonna get a kick out of these. For more inspiration visit theunicornkingdom.com + Continue Reading

Cut: Free December 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail December 2012 Desktop Wallpaper: Christmas Tree

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 December 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Cut and features a minimal Christmas tree as main element. I felt rather festive when designing this so it’s no surprise that I opted for a holiday-inspired graphic. The triangles were drawn in Illustrator using simple Shape Finder options. I then imported it all as separate smart objects into Photoshop to add the texture and tweak the colours. I hope you enjoy it and that it’ll put you in a cheerful mood.  + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Funky Portrait Illustrations by César Moreno

FYI Monday Inspiration Cesar Moreno Portrait Illustration James Bond

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.

César Moreno is an illustrator and art director based in Cancun, Mexico. His love for comics shines through most in this portrait illustrations, especially those of tv and movie characters. Some are almost caricatures while others have a real darkness to them. I’m particularly impressed with the fine line art César adds to these illustrations. For more inspiration check out 1978.com.mx + Continue Reading