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

FYI Monday: Breathtaking Illustrations by Matthew Lyons

FYI Monday Vintage Illustration Inspiration by Matthew Lyons

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.

Matthew Lyons is an illustrator from Britain and that’s the only bit of info I was able to find out about him. One thing is certain though and that is that Matthew is one talented dude when it comes to gorgeous vintage-inspired illustrations. From the muted colour palette to the subtle textures, everything is spot on in these designs. For more inspiration check out matthew-lyons.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Minimal Illustrations by Petros Afshar

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Petros Afshar

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.

Petros Afshar is a graphic designer & illustrator based in London, UK. Most of Petros’ design rely heavily on geometric shapes and minimal colour palettes. These are exactly the kind of illustrations that I would love to frame and hang on my walls. Visit behance.net/reanimagic for plenty more inspiration. + Continue Reading

Shout: Free November 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail November 2012 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 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Shout and can be categorised as a minimal typographic design. I’ve been playing around with these letterforms for a client and decided to use them for this month’s calendar. The word ‘shout’ is a reminder that it’s alright to get frustrated some times. Shout it out, leave the office and go for a coffee or pint with mates. Or just go for a stroll in nature and soak in all the beautiful colours that autumn’s got to offer. As always, feedback is encouraged in the comment section and sharing with friends and lovers is highly appreciated. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Playful Illustrations by Glenn Thomas

Playful Illustration Inspiration by Glenn Thomas

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.

Glenn Thomas aka The Fox And King is an illustrator, animator and designer working from Melbourne, Australia. What I love most about Glenn’s illustrations is the playfulness and subtle textures used. And the colours are super fresh as well! For more inspiration make sure to visit thefoxandking.com. + Continue Reading

Breathtaking Photography of Kim Høltermand

Kim Holtermand Photography Iceland 1

I usually feature a new artist each Monday, but when I came across the breathtaking photography of Kim Høltermand I knew I had to share it with you immediately. Most often I showcase digital designers or illustrators, but every once in a while I stumble across a brilliant photographer’s portfolio worthy of a feature. Kim is one of those guys. Here’s an interesting fact about him: Kim’s day job has him working as a fingerprints expert in the Crime Scene Unit of The Danish National Police. I believe that is a first for the blog. For plenty more gorgeous photos make sure to visit holtermand.dk. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Illustrations by Colin Hesterly

FYI Monday Vintage Illustration Inspiration by Colin Hesterly

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.

Colin Hesterly is an animator, illustrator & designer currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. His detailed illustrations all have a very playful nostalgia to them, whether it’s used for print design or as animation. Colin is a true master when it comes to subtle textures and colour palettes. Don’t take my word for it though. Check out some if his work,, including the 2010 showreel, below. For more inspiration visit colinhesterly.com. + Continue Reading