Inspiration articles

Flickr hosts millions of photos from photographers, both professional and amateur, from around the world. It's a fantastic resource when looking for inspiration, but it can get a little overwhelming. After all, you can't exactly browse...
In 2005 German student Lisa Rienermann spent a semester in Barcelona. While standing in a little courtyard, she looked up to the sky... "I saw houses, the sky, clouds and a “Q”. The negative space in-between the houses formed a letter. I...
Bad stock photography is a cliché, there's nothing worse than going to an "about us" page and seeing a bunch of people in suits with telephone headsets who all look really happy. Good stock photography on the other hand has a lot of value, the...
Take a look at these 'flowers'... Are you sure you're seeing flowers actually? Look closely and be ready to be amazed... These are human bodies! Here is an unbelievable and out of this world compilation of "human flowers". These stunning illusions...
Ever wondered which are the most popular design tools and their number of users? We did too! So we partnered with Mostash to create an exclusive infographic depicting the 20 most popular design tools, calculated using a 'magic' formula based...
If you spend enough time online, it's surprising how much most websites start to look alike. Sure, there are variations, but to a large extent, web design is pretty standardized. Swap out the graphics or color scheme and you can make almost any...
Light painting is the process of using long camera exposures to create stunning lighting effects. By having a camera's shutter open for extended periods of time, often well over a minute, trails of light can be drawn with LEDs, flashlights,...
A couple of months ago we posted a compilation of Smart Logos with Hidden Symbolism which was very well received. Today, we're showcasing another great collection of smart logos, but in this case, their meanings are far easier to grasp. The...
As websites like Carbonmade and Dribbble (where designers share and promote their portfolios) make their way into the mainstream, there is an ever growing demand for branding work. In this environment, professionals can dive into the web...
When designing a website with a minimal number of pages and not a ton of content, a single-page design can be an innovative way to set the site apart. Single-page websites often utilize JavaScript and Flash, along with HTML and CSS to fit more...
As designers, we need to be creative in order to be successful at our jobs. Coming up with ideas and creative solutions to problems is what we do on a daily basis. But that doesn't mean it's always easy to do so. Sometimes we get blocked creatively,...
In the past, we featured creative business cards on WDD that show incredible creativity in order to promote a business, however, business cards seem to pale in comparison to some of the card designs you're going to see next. As you'll see below,...