FYI Monday: Gore-Inspired Illustrations by Philipp Lemm

FYI Monday Gore Inspired Illustration by Philipp Lemm

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.

Philipp Lemm is an illustrator based in Hamburg, Germany. Most of his designs feature gore and horror movie elements which makes them perfect for t-shirts and skateboard decks. While this style certainly isn’t new Philipp manages to make it his own and it never feels copied. For more inspiration including case studies visit www.blacklinez.net. + Continue Reading

Aura: Free October 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail October 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 October 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Aura. For this month’s free background I decided to use and abuse some  design elements from a client project. The idea is remind of a vinyl as well as playing on the pumpkin orange for Halloween. It was great fun putting this together and  I hope you like the design as much as I do. Leave your feedback in the comments section and feel free to share it with your friends and lovers. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Stunning Animal Illustrations by Andreas Preis

FYI Monday Inspiration Animal Illustration by Andreas Preis

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.

Andreas Preis is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. As soon as I discovered his funky animal illustrations I was blown away. Andreas uses a great mix between digital design and hand-drawn illustrations. While he does character illustrations as well I wanted to focus on the animal series. The colour combinations are fantastic and I’m in awe of the geometric shapes. For plenty more inspiration make sure to visit www.designerpreis.com. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautifully Vibrant Designs by Maciej Hajnrich

FYI Monday Maciej Hajnrich aka Valp

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.

Maciej Hajnrich aka VALP is a is graphic illusionist, art director and illustrator based in Katowice, Poland. His work ranges from high-profile international campaigns to smaller, local commissions, and he counts Warner Bros Music UK, Warner Bros Games, ESPN The Magazine and Kraft Foods among his clients. He is also member of Keystone Design Union and Depthcore digital arts community. For more inspiration check out hot.valpnow.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Awesome Vector Illustrations by Jared K. Nickerson

FYI Monday Vector Inspiration by Jared K. Nickerson

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.

Jared K. Nickerson is a Seattle-based artist originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. His main focus is character, logo, videogame, editorial, and textile design. He also specializes in art direction, branding and consulting. His client list includes Nike, Adidas, Coca-cola, Activision, K2 Snowboards, and CultureClub to name a few. For more inspiration, including case studies, visit jthreeconcepts.com. + Continue Reading

Eye: Free September 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail September 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 September 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Eye. After last month’s rather busy layout I’ve decided to go back to my roots and design a minimal geometric desktop background like I often do. However, there’s something new! Starting today you can download Retina Display versions for all platforms! As always, I hope you like the design. Feel free to comment on it and share it with friends and lovers. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Stunning Gig Posters by Ryan Brinkerhoff

FYI Monday Gig Posters by Ryan Brinkerhoff

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 Brinkerhoff is a designer and illustrator based in Columbus, Ohio. I’ve first came across Ryan’s work while doing gig poster research. His style is quirky fun with a mix of vintage minimalism. It’s perfect for concert posters and I’m a huge fan of the colour palettes. For more inspiration visit banditodesignco.com. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Minimal Retro Collages by Natalie Nicklin

FYI Monday Inspiration by Natalie Nicklin

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.

Natalie Nicklin is a UK-based graphic artist. Her work can be described as minimal retro collage design using found images and photography blended together with modern digital techniques and screen-printing. I’m particularly fond of the geometric shapes which are a recurring theme in all of Natalie’s designs. For more inspiration visit natnicklin.co.uk. + Continue Reading