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

Bold: Free August 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail August 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 August 2012 Calendar Wallpaper goes by the name of Bold. As with most of my personal designs this one happened by pure (rather happy) accident. I usually play around with simple geometric shapes, combining them until it appeals to me. Next step is to blend in colours or photographs, both in this case, and see where it leads. Anyways, enough rambling, enjoy the free wallpaper! + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Fresh New Work by Gordon Reid

FYI Monday Gordon Reid American Express Graphic

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.

Gordon Reid is a London-based illustrator and designer working under the name of MiddleBoop. I’ve been following his work for a long time, back when he was mostly working with clients in the music industry. Gordon’s recently moved on to taking on ad agencies and working for bigger clients such as BBC, Red Bull, American Express and Puma. This recent update sees his style move on from the vector collage style he has become known for to working more on info graphics and design led projects integrating illustration around each piece. For more inspiration check out middleboop.com. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Retro Futuristic Designs by Michael Schmid

FYI Monday Inspiration by Michael Schmid

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.

Michael Schmid is a German graphic designer specialising in retro futuristic design. Using gorgeous colour palettes mixed with great geometric layouts Michael succeeds in breathing fresh air into a somewhat over-used style. Don’t take my word for it though, have a look at some recent examples below before heading over to workdiary.de for more inspiration. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Vibrant Portraits by Diego L. Rodríguez

FYI Monday Inspiration by Diego L. Rodríguez

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.

Diego L. Rodríguez is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer based in Spain. While Dieg0’s work uses loads of different techniques there’s one common thread in most his artworks: the manipulation of portraits. These are sometimes vibrant & colourful, sometimes vintage-inspired. Whatever style you’re into, I’m sure you’re gonna get a kick out of Diego’s work. For more inspiration (and close ups) make sure to check out paranoidme.com + Continue Reading

Kingdom: Free July 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail July 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 July 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Kingdom, for no other reason than the name coming into my mind when designing. The background uses a couple of landscape photographs from my recent road trip through the States. It’s mostly random though, just playing around with shapes and colours until I was happy to put it on my devices. I hope you like it. + Continue Reading