30 awesome illustrators to follow for inspiration in 2021

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Whether you're looking for an illustrator to team up with or want a dose of visuals to inspire you, where's the best place to look? Read on for a burst of inspiration from some seriously impressive artists. Olivia Waller.

50 Logo Design Inspiration, Tips & Resources

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Moreover, to seek inspiration for your logo design, you can use the ideas and information discussed below. Think of a logo that inspires you – any bet it has been around for a while, maybe even decades. Logo Design Resources To Inspire You. Color Tools for Logo Inspiration.


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30 emerging illustrators to support and follow for inspiration in 2021

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Looking to commission an illustrator, or simply want to be creatively inspired by the latest talent? Follow him on Instagram for more inspiration. are the main inspirations for her work. Her works are inspired by arts, feminism, science, places and their intersections.

Be inspired by these award-winning branding projects by leading designers

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Meanwhile, to inspire your own entries, we've selected our pick of this year's winners. Read on for a serious dose of visual design inspiration. The creative inspiration comes from the area were Hillside was born," says Design Director Francisco Arrieta. "It Critical Mass.

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.

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.

Be inspired by 10 graphic designers and illustrators who scooped an A' Design Award

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For some inspiration, we've shared some of the winners from last year below, focusing specifically on the winners of the A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Award.

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. This report has been put together by carefully analyzing over 350k logos from the past 18 years, handpicking those that contribute to emerging trends for the year. The findings & insights are found below.

Atmospheric photographs of Manchester and Salford at night, inspired by a 'ruined waterway'

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Inspired by a journey along a ruined waterway, Dark Days, Luminous Nights includes a 30-minute film featuring the work of Simon and Lancashire artist Blackhaine , alongside a dramatic score by Edmund Finnis, Béla Bartók, and Wojciech Kilar. © Simon Buckley.

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

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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

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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.

A movie-type identity for a Barcelona production firm is inspired by a love of cinema

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Barcelona studio Full Circle Karma has taken inspiration from the world of cinema to craft the new identity for BLUA , a local production company.

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

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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.

20 Inspirational Backgrounds to Get into Gear


If you haven’t surrounded yourself with inspirational backgrounds and posts, then it’s about time you did so! This list below contains some of my favorite, life-changing, and inspirational backgrounds and wallpapers from Fotor that can help everyone achieve their goals. Inspiration

PosterLad: Award-winning project boasts posters inspired by '90s graphics, VHS packaging, and Bauhaus

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Taking inspiration from old VHS packaging, '90s graphics and retro culture, together with a strong influence of Bauhaus, this growing series of poster designs by Czech designer Vratislav Pecka is proving ever-popular with the creative community.

50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

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Still, it is about understanding common points of reference and the broader culture we all swim in, not to mention getting a blast of inspiration and new ideas along the way. They curate the most inspirational works out there and share them through this collection of projects. It continues to bring you high quality, well-written news and inspiration across graphics, branding, interiors, digital, product, furniture and more. The Dsgn Blog is all about visual inspiration.

Help save the planet in this inspiring design contest

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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.

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

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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.

Inspiring work by the 'Type Champions' in Monotype's second annual award

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City of Helsinki. Type library Monotype has just announced the winners of its second annual Type Champions Award, which recognises and celebrates brands that "elevate the value of typography in developing and maintaining brand identities".

The 'protestor on a horse', Brianna Noble, rides out to inspire Americans to vote this November

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She was the iconic image that went viral as she rode her horse through the streets of Oakland during the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations; now activist Brianna Noble stars in a new film that hopes to inspire Americans to vote in the upcoming US election.

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.

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

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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'

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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.

Vault49 creates the first ASMR-inspired logo

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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.

Hat-Trick's designs for the Royal Mail Yearbook look to 20/20 vision for inspiration

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London-based studio Hat-Trick has designed the limited edition 2020 Royal Mail Yearbook. Each year, these yearbooks are published by Royal Mail to collate all the special stamp releases from each year in the form of a casebound, limited-edition book.

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

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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

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

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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.

An illustrated book by Gemma Nics inspired by social media conversations about Covid-19

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British graphic artist Gemma Nics has created an illustrated handbound book containing a series of captions and comments from Instagram that document what it has been like to live through this year's Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Bearded Sailor Tattoo Inspired Font for Premium Members

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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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IYA Studio's Russian Constructivism-inspired knitwear branding

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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.

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

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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.

Illustrations on how to be a model citizen, inspired by Chinese propaganda posters from the 1980s

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These questions have inspired New York-based illustrator Xinmei Liu to create a new "educational" book with lessons from her childhood in China which she later found "problematic".

Looking Outside of Web Design for Inspiration

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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. Let’s explore some sources outside of web design that we can mine for inspiration. That’s why photography is more than just something to embellish a great design – it can actually inspire one. Inspiration Web Design Web Design Inspiration

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

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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.

#ILoveTheseGuys Creative Inspiration: Magdiel Lopez


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: Magdiel Lopez appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.

Books for March: Five inspiring reads for creatives this spring

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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.

Vitaly Tsarenkov's 18-storey mural inspired by 8-bit video games, the Russian avant-garde, and engineering

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Love For Nature is the title of a new giant mural by Russian contemporary artist Vitaly Tsarenkov , scaling 18 storeys of a residential tower block in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

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

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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.

Uncommon takes inspiration from Coventry's 'brutalist beauty' to craft a moving identity for the city

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Ahead of becoming the UK City of Culture for 2021, Coventry has this week unveiled its new identity by Uncommon , one inspired by its brutalist elements and modernist architecture of a place that has seen a huge transformation over the last century.

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

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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.