Today we are starting the “Photography in Colors” inspiration series. For each series, we are going to choose a color and then select beautiful photos in which this color stands out. We’re beginning with the primary colors, and today the chosen color is red. Red: The color of opposite things, religion and hell, innovation and […]
These elements have lit the web like a fever.They have a lot of different uses. Hand-drawn things are always unique; we can create an enormous variety of layouts using them. To help you in your designs, we made this super roundup including icons, brushes, vectors, fonts and tutorials for this trend.
Why is it so important to have a business card? The business card is your/your company’s face for the client, the way that they will (or not) remember you. Besides its main function (provide contact info) the business card should be a quick representation of what you do in a memorable and creative way. It […]
A huge shift in design has being happening. Designers are attempting to recover some of the old methods and tools that haven’t been used since the computer boom. No more glossy and shiny gradients; instead of that, handwritten notes, doodles, watercolors and collages have been explored. As it’s hard to create handmade designs, they are […]
We selected this year’s 25 top posts from design related blogs. Each day, more and more, the blogs are becoming great tools for designers as inspiration sources and a new place for learning. Check the list!
From the basic need for protection to pieces of art, shoes aren’t the same. We are going to see the application of graphic design to add concepts and values to shoes. They are more than clothing pieces, they are ways to express yourself, your own style. Get inspired by these we present you. Nike Nike […]
We bring to you today a collection of T-shirt designs for your inspiration. It’s interesting to see so many good talents and different styles. Beautiful T-shirts are good sources of references for us. We selected nice tees from 3 different sites. The first one is the Threadless. They have tees from $9.00 (on sale) to […]
Normally when an inspirational post is presented, it is focused on aesthetics. This time I would like to present a PSD to HTML service that has for its slogan “Code is art” – and the pages coded by them are surely beautiful hmtl pieces of code. Here are some examples. Among them, the acclaimed SmashingMagazine. […]
You can always find inspiration in lists of best-looking sites, but what about the worst ever? I know, I know that would be harder, to decide among the countless horrendous sites from Geocities or Angelfire, lol – it’s way easier to hand pick the cream of the crop of webdesign. According to commandshift3.com – Like […]
Chiyogami: A highly decorative type of Washi paper (和紙, Washi or Wagami? literally, “Japanese paper”) printed paper used for craft purposes. It was originally printed with wood blocks but now other printing methods such as silk screening are used. Many of the traditional designs can be traced back to the Edo period. Here are 21 […]
3rd Edge is a communication firm located in the USA since 1996. Their approach to design is quite clean and clever, and you can tell that as soon as you enter their online portfolio.
We have been talking about avoiding clichés lately, instead trying to reflect the unique personality of every business. That way our design will stand out among millions. Sometimes the hardest situations come when our clients ask us to implement some not-so-unique elements and it seems almost impossible to convince him that it would be better […]
Elliot Jay Stocks is a senior Designer at Carson Systems, a regular writer for industry-leading publications such as .net, a speaker at conferences and events (in his last one he told us to “destroy the Web 2.0 look”), and also a copious blogger at his own blog and at Carsonified. He gave an interview to […]
In my last post, “How To Destroy The Web 2.0 Look” based on Elliot Jay Stocks’ proposal, I showed some sites that illustrate an opposing trend to the current popular style. This new look has rich textures and an organic feel. The purpose behind these designs is to come up with different web design approaches […]
A trend always appears as opposition to another. Detailed Gothic art was replaced with the pure straight lines from Greek temples in the Renaissance. The tons of hair spray, glitter and multicolor spandex 80’s were demolished by the black & white minimalism from the 90’s. The web is no exception. In the beginning, there was […]
Video killed the radio star and brought a whole new way to inspire us. Music videos and the environment generated by MTV has expanded the visual innovation and creativity to further limits where creativity, art, design and music collide in the most splendid, eye-catching and absurd ways. It would certainly be impossible to talk about […]
Inspiration Inspiration INSPIRATION! It can be elusive, sometimes mean and many times just blocked! And you start to wonder: where are those infamous muses? And you spend hours trying to catch them, watching with puppy eyes other guy’s work. And then two feelings fill your heart: despair and the can’t-keep-your-mouth-closed (or jaw dropped) feeling. The […]
Back in 1958 Fidel Castro with a modest rebel army gains the power over Cuba. Despite of his efforts to have an independent line he must conceal with the Russian influence on the new order. The Political posters from those years testifies that. By 1965, in a time with tense relations with the Soviet Union, […]
You are looking at some new trendy webpage and get impressed by those rich floral textures and backgrounds, and wonder: where does that inspiration come from? Inspiration is everywhere Just have look around you and you will find precious sources. This time, it comes from the walls. Antique wallpaper is an impressive source of inspiration. […]