2020 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Just Creative

Do you have any further logo design trends or inspiration to add? Earlier in 2020, I posted an article on the latest logo design & branding trends and now 6 months on, the official 2020 logo trends report has just been released by Bill Gardner of LogoLounge.

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40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages

Spoon Graphics

” is certainly true for the inspiring designs in today’s showcase. The post 40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages appeared first on Spoon Graphics. Articles design design inspiration inspiration lettering quotes type typographyIt can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something , but you can’t think of anything to make.

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AI 'artist' creates new work inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Creative Boom

And to prove the point, they've launched ten new images by their 'AI artist' STiCH, inspired by iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. We're focusing on Basquiat as his work continues to inspire others, and his message continues to be relevant. Can computers paint?

Daydreaming in Japan: a colouring book inspired by the streets of Nippon

Creative Boom

If you've been lucky enough to visit Japan, you'll no doubt yearn to one day return to this most unique and visually inspiring of countries.

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Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

A' Design Awards: 20 winning projects to inspire you in 2020

Creative Boom

Below, we've picked 20 of our favourite winners from the 2019-2020 A’ Design Awards to inspire you further. Feel like your work deserves more recognition? Well, it probably does, but it still might never happen unless you do something proactive about it.

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Vault49 creates the first ASMR-inspired logo

Creative Boom

New York and London brand design agency Vault49 has created what it claims to be the first ASMR inspired logo for media brand So Satisfying , which hosts and curates video content aiming to ignite autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) in viewers.

Alice Tye's latest Street View-inspired paintings take us on a virtual road trip through America

Creative Boom

To ease the sting of travel restrictions, illustrator Alice Tye has launched a new series taking us on a virtual road trip through America.

Hellie Cartledge's paper-cut illustrations inspired by the 'little gems of life'

Creative Boom

Whether her inspiration comes from William Morris prints, droopy flowers or even the evening light, the moment it hits, her sketchbook is ready and waiting.

Behind Tired Eyes: Paintings by Tristan Pigott inspired by a 'lost generation' of young people

Creative Boom

In Tristan Pigott 's latest series, Behind Tired Eyes, the London-based artist captures the mood of a "lost generation" of young people, struggling to find their place in the world at a time when life feels, weird, warped and full of uncertainty.

Metamorphism and chess-inspired illustrative packaging designs for Salad & Jam

Creative Boom

Each image, however, has a twist, inspired by the idea of metamorphosis. The agency adds, "Once played only by kings, the game of chess inspired this project with its elegance and mathematical precision. Romania-based food and beverage design agency, CreativeByDefinition has created the striking packaging for the range Salad & Jam.

Help save the planet in this inspiring design contest

Creative Boom

There are lots of design competitions out there, but Art for Planet Earth , the first of a series of bi-annual contests, has really caught our imagination, for three big reasons. Firstly, because there's a great cause behind it.

Podcasts to get you through lockdown: Cheerful, inspiring and heartwarming

Creative Boom

If you're an artist, designer, illustrator or photographer, whether you freelance, have a side project or work for someone else, The Creative Boom Podcast is full of fun and honest conversations with creative people that will inspire. Hosted by me, Katy Cowan, founder and editor of Creative Boom, a magazine I launched in 2009 to celebrate, inspire and support the creative community.

Maltese-inspired, minimalist art prints of 'usually busy places' during lockdown

Creative Boom

To help us through these challenging times, illustrator and designer Scott Schembri has created a series of Maltese-inspired art posters depicting usually busy places as deserted during the lockdown.

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The Bearded Sailor Tattoo Inspired Font for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

The Bearded Sailor is inspired by old-school tattoos that were popular with sailors. The post The Bearded Sailor Tattoo Inspired Font for Premium Members appeared first on Spoon Graphics. Access All Areas members have a cool font to download this week, courtesy of LovePowerDesigns.

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Twilight-lit paintings by Ben Reeves inspired by a Canadian childhood in winter

Creative Boom

The culture and landscape of the West Coast of Canada have always been a powerful source of inspiration in Ben Reeves ' work. The paintings in his latest series, Vallery Nights, are inspired by his surroundings or memories of childhood with dream-like palettes of blues, purples, and pinks featuring characters we can barely see on the canvas. The artist grew up in Lynn Valley on the North Shore of Vancouver and currently resides in Tsawwassen, a suburb outside of the city.

50 Inspiring Iranian Women, a book beautifully illustrated by Roshi Rouzbehani

Creative Boom

50 Inspiring Iranian Women by Roshi Rouzbehani will be published in the coming months. Within just 12 hours of launching her Kickstarter campaign to bring her book to life celebrating 50 remarkable Iranian women, London-based illustrator Roshi Rouzbehani more than reached her target. The illustrated biography pays tribute to Iranian women who have played significant roles in art, science, sport, education and philanthropy. "I

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IYA Studio's Russian Constructivism-inspired knitwear branding

Creative Boom

The brand bills itself as a "unique style of knitwear for Modern Living", with garments inspired by. The identity, too, looks to bold geometric patterns for inspiration—especially the work of Russian constructivist painter Kazimir Malevich. "By YA Studio , based in lovely ol' Deptford in south London, has created the brand identity, packaging and e-commerce platform for "modern UK knitwear brand" Country of Origin.

Looking Outside of Web Design for Inspiration

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It makes perfect sense: If you want to design a compelling website, find other sites out there that inspire you. Therefore, if we want something truly different, looking to other websites may not be the best source of inspiration. Inspiration Web Design Web Design Inspiration

Alexandra Francis creates bright and observational digital illustrations inspired by her fine art charcoal drawings

Creative Boom

Manchester-based graphic designer and illustrator Alexandra Francis creates bright, observational artworks mixed with bold hand-lettering.

Surreal illustrations by Mariano Pascual inspired by the 'crazy reality' of life in lockdown

Creative Boom

The panic buying of toilet roll. Not being able to leave our homes. The reliance on alcohol, maybe just a little too much. These are just some of the things we've come to accept as the "new normal" following weeks of lockdown, and they've been illustrated for a new series by Mariano Pascual.

Amelia Flower's humorous 'stay at home' postcards inspired by life under lockdown

Creative Boom

The 'Stay at Home' designs are also inspired by the funny postcards we see in souvenir shops in seaside cities and towns, but with a twist – they adapt those typical holiday scenes to depict life stuck at home. I have always found so much inspiration in the mundane daily rituals of life, and documenting how different people live their lives. Spending so much time in my home has been more creatively inspiring than I ever thought it would be.

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&SMITH's designs for East African herbal tea range Kib are inspired by circularity

Creative Boom

London studio & SMITH has created the new branding and packaging for herbal tea range Kib. The range is the first branded product from East African speciality food company, The Perennial Foods Group.

Studio Dotto's bespoke Art Deco-inspired typography for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres

Creative Boom

And their mission is to dazzle and inspire, reflecting the aspirations and concerns of their audiences and fuel civic pride. The type was initially inspired by architectural details and nods at a kind of Art Deco history with a fresh and forward-looking twist.

Paintings by Jérôme Lagarrigue inspired by an impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare'

Creative Boom

Inspired by the 2005 riots in Clichy-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris, and the media coverage of those events, as well as televised images, Jerome uses off-centred subjects and blurred effects suggesting still images, with some of his compositions strongly evoking movie-making sequences. In his latest series, French-American artist Jérôme Lagarrigue explores the theme of urban violence and the challenges the black community still faces in America today.

A bold, yet distinctly Scandinavian identity for a food festival inspired by seeing farmers as 'rockstars'

Creative Boom

Inspiration for the designs was drawn from music festivals to add more energy, vibrancy and dynamism to things. Scandinavian Design Group is behind some striking new branding for Matstreif , the largest food festival in Norway.

Books for March: Five inspiring reads for creatives this spring

Creative Boom

An excellent read for any would-be artist who's looking for a blast of uplifting and inspirational advice, but which is nonetheless grounded in the real world. Spring is on its way, and after the storm-battered, virus-addled winter we've experienced this year, not a moment too soon. Finally, we can venture out of our rain-battered dwellings and spend some of our hard-earned downtime in the great outdoors.

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Shrenik Ganatra creates new music video for Minaxi inspired by Victorian erotica

Creative Boom

The designer says that the graphic style of Aubrey Beardsley profoundly inspires the look and feel of the video. Graphic designer Shrenik Ganatra , whose work we previously featured last summer , is a busy and multitalented guy.

The UK's first 'data rights agency' has branding inspired by a poem set in a utopian cybernetic future

Creative Boom

He adds, "By viewing the future through their gazes, we were inspired to create a world centred on privacy; a theme that resonates with us all today.".

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30 Horror-Inspired Fonts

Tuts Plus

Create a haunting design using horror-inspired fonts from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Covenant Font (OTF) Some creatives get inspired by their favorite scary movies. Transform your quotes and typography with this horror-inspired font.

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An anime-inspired campaign for Wagamama by Danish anime director Mads Broni and Passion Animation Studios

Creative Boom

MullenLowe has collaborated with Danish anime director Mads Broni and Passion Animation Studios to create an anime-inspired campaign for one of the UK's favourite restaurant chains, Wagamama. Created through a combination of hand-drawn and computer illustrated artwork, the film brings together a broad range of modern, diverse references and characters, with each frame existing as a unique illustration inspired by anime art.

Artworks by Zara Tisma inspired by life in isolation and her surrounding neighbourhood

Creative Boom

Zara Tisma 's latest body of work embodies just that, drawing inspiration from the surrounding countryside and the neighbouring houses on her street. With influence from the likes of Joan Miro, Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky, Zara has developed a distinctive style, paying homage to the iconic movements that have inspired her. Isolation for many has become a time of self-reflection and a chance to stop, look around and appreciate the here and now.

#ILoveTheseGuys Creative Inspiration: Planet Luke


Shillington students and staff from around the world share the work of creatives who inspire them in the #ILoveTheseGuys series. The post #ILoveTheseGuys Creative Inspiration: Planet Luke appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.

Supple's eye-catching 2020 calendar inspired by famous spectacle wearers and your local opticians

Creative Boom

This is certainly a sight for sore eyes: a charity wall calendar for 2020, inspired by famous spectacle wearers past and present, ranging from Gandhi to Ga Ga, Elton John to Audrey Hepburn.

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Paintings by Keita Morimoto of teenagers in Toronto at twilight, inspired by Edward Hopper

Creative Boom

Morimoto cites Claude Monet's many paintings of Rouen Cathedral’s façade in various kinds of light as well as the 15th-century Japanese artist, Tosa Mitsunobu's painting of bamboo in four seasons onto one continuous folding wall painting, as his primary inspirations for this groundbreaking work.

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Borderless: Jenny Theolin and Ata Berenjian collaborate to create artworks inspired by lockdown

Creative Boom

During art school, Jenny Theolin was often told that you should never touch another person's art.

Leroy Johnson's vibrant mixed media artworks inspired by his love of jazz and Philly

Creative Boom

Johnson was part of the city's Black Arts Movement in the 1960s and '70s and is heavily inspired by pioneers like Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, and Romare Bearden.

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#ILoveTheseGuys Creative Inspiration: Uinverso


Shillington students and staff from around the world share the work of creatives who inspire them in the #ILoveTheseGuys series. The post #ILoveTheseGuys Creative Inspiration: Uinverso appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.

The Best Design Examples for 2020 Part I: Infinite Inspiration

Graphic Mama

A fine set of inspirational ideas and techniques that will get your creative juices flowing, and whet your appetite for a bright and colorful future. You may also like to read Retro Design in Modern Times: An Ultra Inspiring Collection. The designs we’ve picked are all great examples, they are ready to inspire and push you to your limits. 80 Illustration Based Web Designs: Mega Pack, Mega Inspiration! Looking for some great design examples in 2020? Read on.

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