FYI Monday: Beautiful Vintage-Inspired Illustrations by Benjamin Carr

FYI Monday Inspiration by Benjamin Carr

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.

Benjamin C. Carr an illustrator, packaging designer, typographer, printmaker and bookmaker from Suffolk, currently based in Greater London. All of his designs have a lovely vintage, hand-made feel to them.  It comes as no surprise then that Benjamin has worked with liquor brands such as Jack Daniels and Felicita Whiskey. For me inspiration you should visit benjamincarr.co.uk + Continue Reading

Iris: Free June 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail Free June 2012 Desktop Wallpaper by Fudgegraphics

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 June 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Iris. The design came about while playing with hexagonal shapes in Photoshop. The idea was to allude to June being the 6th month while only using geometric shapes. While I was planning on using warm colours for this wallpaper it turned out that the colder, blue tint worked best with the shapes. Another thing to note is that this wallpaper features the first week of July as well, just in case I won’t be able to release next month’s design in time. I hope you like it. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Fantastic Typography by Albin Holmqvist

FYI Monday Inspiration by Albin Holmqvist

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.

Albin Holmqvist is an art director / designer based in Stockholm. Chances are that you’ve come across his fantastic typography work before, but since I hadn’t featured him yet I figured I might as well. Albin’s type work is often used in videos, such as the ‘Live the language’ ads for EF. I hope you enjoy the small selection below as much as I do. For me inspiration (including videos) make sure to visit albinholmqvist.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Electric Digital Art by Josh Thomas

FYI Monday Inspiration by Ain Soph

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.

Josh Thomas (aka Ain Soph) is an illustrator / digital artist from Baltimore, MD. For a lack of a better adjective I like to describe Josh’s art as electric, vibrant and colourful photo manipulations. The first time I came across his designs must have been through Desktopography. Below is a small selection of Josh’s work, but please make sure to visit ainsophdesigns.net for more inspiration as well as case studies. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gritty Gig Posters by Brunofsky

FYI Monday Brunofsky True Widow Gig Poster

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.

Bruno Guerreiro aka Brunofsky is an illustrator / graphic designer based in Philadelphia, PA. That’s about as much info as I could find. Rather than focus on the who let’s take a look at the what. Bruno designs for bands, mostly gig / tour posters, but he’s been known to do the occasional t-shirt design and album cover illustration too. His style always reminds me of old-school B-Horror-Movies which suits gig poster illustrations perfectly. For more inspiration visit brunofsky.prosite.com + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Gig Posters by Scott Campbell

FYI Monday Inspiration Scott Campbell

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.

Scott Campbell is a graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, musician, analog synthesizer enthusiast, and member of the Young Monster art and design collective. He is currently working and living in New Orleans, LA. What I like most about Scott’s work are the colours he uses, combined with the often minimal and geometric layout this creates striking gig posters and album cover artwork. For more inspiration visit scttcmpbll.com + Continue Reading

Isometry: Free May 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail May 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 May 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Isometry. The design is very minimal as I wanted to concentrate purely on the type this time round. It’s a custom font I created using only isometric triangles. While I’ve finished the uppercase letters I’m currently working on numbers and possibly lowercase letters too. Depending on your feedback I’ll release it as a proper font. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Stunning Typography by Steven Bonner

FYI Monday Steven Bonner YES

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.

Steven Bonner is a designer and illustrator from Stirling, Scotland. Many of his works are heavily based on typography. What I admire the most about Steven’s designs is the vast variety of type styles. Whether it’s hand-drawn, flashy or grunge typography you’re into, Steve’s got it covered. For more inspiration make sure to visit stevenbonner.com. + Continue Reading