Category Archives for Inspiration
Liz Lyons, created this fabulous The Perfect Pancake print to hang in her kitchen as a way to remember all of the correct quantities that go into make the perfect pancake! She explains, ”My husband’s American so we eat pancakes a lot more often than most British people do. He says his recipe is the best (this one!) and that my version (which is much more like crepes) is an affront to breakfast. For some reason I never seem to remember the right quantities of ingredients, so I made the poster to hang in our kitchen, and we alternate between thick and thin depending on who’s cooking!”. You can purchase this print on her Etsy store to make your own Perfect Pancake! :) (which also happens to be my favorite breakfast food!).
*You can also request your own color theme and custom size! Also, make sure to check out the rest of her fantastic prints, especially the Mid-Century Bird Poster series.
DKNG Studios created this fabulous poster to celebrate 100 Years of Paramount Pictures! If you click on the image below, it will take you to their site and you can zoom all around the poster to get the detailed view of all the films. Can you guess them all?
Graphic designer Melanie Chernock, created the Metrocard Project as a way to redesign the iconic New York City metro card in a fresh and new way. This project is comprised of a series of unique designs for the original metro card, and a second series of seven cards based on different NYC neighborhoods. Check out the fantastic neighborhood series below, and visit her site for the rest of the designs.
Found this nifty print created by the folks at Creative Something and wanted to share. The message couldn’t be more true—creativity takes no excuses, you must constantly be creating something! Make sure to check out their site for plenty more inspiring tid bits. Click on the image below for a larger view, and spread the word.
Svetlana Lomakina (first time in my life that I have ever written about anyone else with my name—so I am quite excited!) created a limited edition (there will only be 50 printed) Picasso + Typography Letterpress print, to combine her love of both Picasso and typography. She says, “I love to draw letters very much, for me it’s some kind of meditation, every letter is like a special alive character.” Check out the print below, and visit her website and blog for more of her awesome hand lettering work!
What would you do if you had two extra hours in your day? The folks at DOMO, created a fantastic infographic to answer just that question! Check out their great work below, and click on the image for a full-sized view.
via (Visual News)
I recently came across an awesome Tumblr page that houses hundreds of Minimal Movie Posters! The page is updated regularly, so make sure to visit frequently for new additions. Below are some of my favorites.
Midnight in Paris – Travis English
The Help – Brandon Roosa
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – TheDisenchanter
The Godfather – Forged Design Works
Christmas Vacation – Matt Owen
Blue Valentine – Brock Weaver
The Dark Night Rises – SomeWhereArt
Pulp Fiction – Viking Designers
Being in the creative field, designers are always faced with the dilemma of whether to design or not design their resume. You definitely want to stand out from the rest of the papers in the bunch, but you also never want to go overboard and seem over the top. I’ve searched the web and found ten excellent examples of creative resumes that hit the happy medium in both their design aesthetic and overall message. Have you found any examples that have inspired you?
I think I secretly (maybe not so secretly now) am starting to have a slight obsession with Tumblr! You can click on one post and the next thing you know, it’s three hours later and you’ve just gotten lost in a world of awesome design. Sometime last week I came across The Wander Postcard Project—a collection of postcards from “everywhere, yet nowhere at once” created by illustrators and designers from all over the world. Check out a few of my favorites below and make sure to check out their Tumblr page as new postcards are being added frequently to their growing online collection. All of the designs are also available as iPad and iPhone wallpapers! Happy Monday everyone :)
Type designer and illustrator, Sean McCabe (aka seanwes), created a fantastic set of hand lettered quotes that I simply had to share! Check out some of his work below, and visit his Behance project page to see the rest of the creations.