The Pantone Colour References for Star Wars Character Boba Fett

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Politically Incorrect: This Artist Manipulates Popular Culture References To Satirize Contemporary Society And Politics

Design You Trust

Saint Hoax (previously) is a pseudonymous Syrian artist, activist and sociopolitical critique who manipulates popular culture references to satirize contemporary society and politics.

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Exploring the 80s animation references in The Strokes’ At The Door video

Its Nice That

Drawing inspiration from Heavy Metal, Watership Down and The NeverEnding Story, Mike Burakoff and Benjy Brooke’s epic film plays with nostalgia and reality.

What is Creativity?

Inspiration Feed

When talking about creativity, it has become common to associate it with art, creative writing, and music. Although this idea is partly correct, limiting it to only these three areas is certainly erroneous.

O-Ring Material Reference Guide for Selecting the Right Product Design

Inspiration Feed

O-rings are critically important for a wide range of applications, from aircraft and automobile components to medical devices and scuba diving equipment.

House of Flying Reference Marks

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

Daggers come from that archipelago of typographic symbols known as reference marks, which refer readers elsewhere for explanatory or exegetic notes. The traditional first-order reference mark is the asterisk{footnote_1}, a longtime favorite: in The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst observes that asterisks have been in continuous use for five thousand years.

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Communication Arts

A flowing score of illustrations becomes the narrative reference for MamboMambo’s site detailing proper metadata practices for Québec’s musicians.

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

Creative Boom

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.


Illustration Art

Different illustrators clipped different types of reference pictures, depending on their needs. Some kept boxes of historical reference with pictures of great cities and empires.

Colourful sculptures by Rachel Klinghoffer made entirely from everyday trash and discarded toys

Creative Boom

The title references a lyric from Bruce Springsteen's Growin' Up, which inspires an emotional connection to her own youth. Surface colours reference the Romantics, particularly the Hudson River School with its emphasis on the subtleties and range of light.

Whereabouts: Alice Pasquini's line drawings on the back of postcards document her travels

Creative Boom

It's a way of remembering where she's been, creating a tangible memory that she can refer back to whenever she likes.

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Wine designs that celebrate the brave man who fails

Creative Boom

The labels show a tumbling muscular figure, reminiscent of traditional Greek sculptures or Biblical drawings (hence, we're assuming, the name The Fall—sadly unlikely to be a reference to the Manchester band. "We

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Magical Butterflies and Insects Stitched in Dense Thread Paintings by Emillie Ferris


I like to study numerous references of the object I want to embroider. All images © Emillie Ferris, shared with permission. Since she first began embroidering in 2013, Emillie Ferris ( previously ) has stitched a few rows nearly every day.

Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide To Our Amazing World

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Fake Science 101 is the definitive, less-than-factual reference book for our modern times. Though the scientific community may sneer at its lack of data, experimentation, or actual information, it remains a handy tool to understand the phenomena we encounter every day.

Chinese Architect Designs Wearable Shield To Protect Against Coronavirus Outbreaks

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h/t: dezeen The project is called Be a Bat Man, in reference to the fictional superhero who pushes the limits of human capabilities, and the fact that bats are one of the wild animals that could be the source of Covid-19.

Passengers: Paintings by Matthew Grabelsky of half-human, half-animal creatures on New York's subway

Creative Boom

Equally powerful is Grabelsky's reference to the state of captivity imposed on wild animals such as tigers, crocodiles and lions.

Bisa Butler's work aims to 'reorient angst and despair' faced by Black Americans

Creative Boom

Her choice of bright, striking colour palettes is down to the fact she wants to "represent our skin because these colours are how African Americans refer to our complexions," says the artist.

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Designs for a long-prohibited 'magical' Mexican spirit inspired by secrecy and myth

Creative Boom

The typefaces reference colonial printed media and writings found in confidential documents, contracts and letters, for instance.

Dressed Cats: Postcards From The 1950’s By Artist Eugen Hartung Published By Alfred Mainzer, Inc.

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From the 1940s through the 1960s, the Alfred Mainzer Company of Long Island City, NY published a series of linen and photochrome humorous cat postcards illustrated by Eugen Hartung (or Hurtong) (1897–1973), sometimes referred to as “Mainzer Cats”.

Let illustratior Anindya Anugrah take you into her medieval-inspired fantasy world

Its Nice That

Often mashing together multiple historical references in a single image, Anindya’s artistic practice came from a rather unusual origin.

Placeholder's new identity for Crown Affair which hopes to make haircare a 'daily ritual'

Creative Boom

The engagement culminated in an iconic, minimalist launch campaign that closed the loop with reference to that original fundamental idea, Take Your Time, with expressive photography, unorthodox angles, a focus on the sky, and a diverse range of talent," continues Sho.

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Beautiful Pics Of Madonna Photographed In Alphabet City, NYC By Richard Corman In 1982

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Richard Corman had just finished an apprenticeship with Richard Avedon in 1982 and was referred to Madonna by his mother who was casting Martin Scorsece’s The Last Temptation of Christ.

Angel Amero photographs the streets of London by “finding things, not creating them”

Its Nice That

Citing references such as Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Vivian Maier, Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden and Dougie Wallace as those with whom he finds inspiration, Angel’s snapshot-style imagery humorously blends cartoonish characters (from real-life scenes) with the everyday occurrences of the busy city.

Inquisitive Creatures: Photographs that tell the story of four friends on a quest to invent time travel

Creative Boom

Sprinkled throughout the story are gentle references to some of the greatest scientists of all time including Einstein, da Vinci, Newton, Tesla and Galileo.

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Bielke&Yang's redesign of one of Norway's biggest magazines aims to help build 'a better future'

Creative Boom

OBOS Sans' letterforms reference Scandinavian functionalism, facade lettering and architectonic type in Oslo with a contemporary twist. Oslo-based Bielke&Yang has recently completed a significant redesign of one of Norway's biggest magazines, OBOS-bladet.

Marius Hansen Food Editorial for The Gourmand


Marius’ work often refers to the tradition of painting, with his use of classical compositions, elegant forms and naturalistic lighting. A lovely and inspiring food still life editorial for the latest Gourmand Magazine Issue 13 – Shot by Norwegian photographer Marius W.

Pastel Japan, Cats and Alleyways Illustrations


I especially like her two illustrations referring to Kyoto Cats Day/Night, almost have that Anime feels. Pastel Japan, Cats and Alleyways Illustrations.

Origen México by Blok


Opinion by Richard Baird Origen México is a encyclopaedic collection of cultural reference points from Mexico, and an expression of love for its land and identity, edited by Ámbar Editores and Paola Gonzalez Vargas.

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That 90s Look is Coming Back: Work of Dylan Levionnois


There are a ton of references already in plain site. Dylan Levionnois is a graphic designer from Vire, France and his projects definitely have a lot of 90s references. From the dirty/grunge look using some patterns or texture, to probably the most classic reference, the typography.

Paintings on wood by 50 celebrated artists, including Nathalie du Pasquier and Jean Jullien, to support the World Land Trust

Creative Boom

Referring back to the meaning of the expression 'touch wood', these artworks may be perceived as lucky charms.".

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Mirage Festival

Communication Arts

For this digital arts festival’s eighth iteration, Martin Laxenaire and Cécile + Roger created a website that references retrofuturistic science fiction.

Dystopian paintings by Alice Tye that imagine American cities transformed by climate change

Creative Boom

I then filled in the gaps in my self-generated references with images from rights-free image libraries and began digitally composing the landscapes. In her series Hello America, London-based illustrator and painter Alice Tye looks at how climate change might impact the United States in future.

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Paintings by Hernan Bas that explore Venice's history of life, death, vampires and plagues

Creative Boom

Coinciding with the Carnival of Venice, the exhibition echoes the history of the city brought vividly to life at this time of year, mirroring its references to past events.

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Noted: New Logo for Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol

Under Consideration / Brand

The new logo is much more ambitious, working in several references — all relevant and appropriate — into an “FEF” monogram that sits inside a more common shield shape. “Flight of the Condor”.

Mobile Design & Web Design Inspiration for ABDZ new design


For this post I will share a shortlist of the web design and mobile design references I am using for the new version of ABDZ. Mobile Design & Web Design Inspiration for ABDZ new design.

Designing 'the people's money' for Scotland, with a very cute squirrel

Creative Boom

While the series has a narrative of sorts when together, each note also has its own story— four different tweed patterns are used to reflect their denomination, and poetry is featured to connect the visual elements that reference the Scottish landscape and its wildlife.

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Vault49 creates the first ASMR-inspired logo

Creative Boom

ASMR is a term that refers to a feeling of euphoric tingling and relaxation that some people experience when watching certain videos or listening to particular sounds, which varies according to t the individual.

Synchronized Starling Flocks Undulate in Mesmerizing Patterns Captured by Photographer Xavi Bou


In “ Murmurations ,” a name that refers specifically to the phenomenon, Bou captures the avian movements through a series of gray lines that swell and undulate with each obfuscated turn. ?. For starlings, there’s truth to safety in numbers.

How a radical Christian sect inspired two very different contemporary artists

Creative Boom

Her use of unusual, bright colours and striking compositions move the archaic objects away from their historical and colonial references and make them feel bold and modern.

Paul Belford's fresh identity for Thai restaurant group Busaba takes inspiration from Buddhist philosophy

Creative Boom

It also references the shape of the gerbera flowers that greet guests in every restaurant. London design agency Paul Belford is behind the fresh identity for Busaba , a Thai restaurant group that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Linked: Triscuit Name Origin

Under Consideration / Brand

Sage Boggs got to the bottom of why Triscuits are called Triscuits: The "tri" doesn't refer to three but to the fact they were baked by elecTRIcity, which was a big deal in 1903 when they first came to market. Visit Link.

Nicole Gordon's dark and whimsical oil paintings find beauty in an often grim and depressing 'real world'

Creative Boom

The landscapes reference fairy tale settings in which complex and often disturbing narratives are revealed within a context of dreamlike prettiness.

Aaron Munday on Designing The Last Human

Spine Magazine

I often refer to these when working on a design. For some final extra sass, I referred to my other favourite oblique strategy ‘use an unacceptable colour’. Aaron Munday is a graphic designer and illustrator based in the South East of England.

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