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

Terminator 2 Posters by Signalnoise & helloMuller

T2 Posters

Mystery Box has collaborated with Studio Canal to produce a limited run of official TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY posters by 2 of my favourite digital artists: James White of Signalnoise and Tom Muller of helloMuller. They shouldn’t need an introduction, but for those who’ve lived under a rock for the past few years, I’m gonna give you one anyways.

I’ve had the good fortune of meeting both of them, with Tom being a regular at the LDNMeets designer meetups, run by Greg Browne and yours truly. They’re great lads and I can only suggest you try and grab a drink with them if you ever get the chance. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Breathtaking Vintage Illustrations by Justin Mezzell

FYI Monday Vintage Illustration Inspiration by Justin Mezzell

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.

Justin Mezzell is an illustrator and designer currently based in Orlando, Florida. When I first came across Justin’s gorgeous vintage illustrations on Dribbble I knew I had to feature him sooner rather than later. His style is right up my street and I’m sure many of you will connect with the retro-inspired illustrations. The movie posters are particularly amazing! For more inspiration visit justinmezzell.com. + Continue Reading

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