Posts Tagged ‘graphic design’
There’s something conspiratorially intimate about looking through an artist’s sketchbook. Filled with raw ideas that encompass both beginnings of larger projects and one-shot passing ideas, flipping through someone’s sketchbook is akin to peeking into someone else’s mind.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Hajnal Kiprov is a doc with flashy business cards, complete with two rubber inserts in the card.
I love a well designed logo. So today I thought I’d share a tiny sampling of logos from my personal design inspiration library.
The logo above for the islands of the Bahamas has been a favorite of mine for years. I love the way the bright beach colors stack into playful shapes arranged like islands on a map.
For the anniversary of electric guitar legend Les Paul’s birth, Google has put together a brilliant piece of interactive art on their home page. Rolling over the guitar strings with your mouse or pressing keys on your keyboard both simulate strumming, and there’s even a record button where you can make your own music, then play it back. Genius Google, genius.
As a watercolor artist, I love to incorporate watercolors into my graphic designs. French graphic designer Fabien Barral’s work introduces a similar artistic vein. I was most struck by the ethereal element expressed in his clean, art-inspired designs, which feature watercolor paintings created by his wife.
These lush mixed media illustrations by self-taught Brussels-based illustrator Raphael, aka My Dead Pony, are influenced by fashion, street art, and graffiti. Raphael mixes digital techniques with more traditional art forms like drawing and watercolor. The result is a stunning world of ethereal illustrations filled with splashes of color.
Julene Harrison is a British designer and illustrator who creates hand-cut custom artwork, often for wedding gifts and special occasions. Not only do we love her designs and admire her patience cutting out each intricate shape, but we also love the way her craft is integrated into her website design.
Croatian graphic designer Robert Butkovic created 100 logos in 100 days. Yes, 100 days! How, you may wonder? Well his only rule was that each logo was completed in under 100 minutes. He completed his goal this January and you can see the logos HERE.
I’m always on the lookout for outstanding visual design, so when I came across the website of freelance web designer, writer, and speaker Simon Collison, I just had to share it with you. He’s got a very clean, pleasing layout accented with wonderful black and white illustrations (the blowfish is my personal fave) and sophisticated typography. It’s genius how everything completely adjusts itself depending on how wide you extend your browser window.
[ colly.com ]
The Little Cake Parlour makes the cutest little sweets, with a creative twist: Alice in Wonderland inspired treats, luscious lip cookies, and big-eyed owl cupcakes—oh my! And continuing the delectable trend, eye-catching photos of their fancy sweets are accentuated by the lovely graphic design of their website.
[ via The Little Cake Parlour ]