Inspiration articles

Julien Vallée is a graphic designer and art director from Montréal, Canada. One of Julien's favorite materials to use in his artwork and design is paper, hand-crafting it to create unique one of a kind pieces. He has worked for some important...
Alex Eylar is an advanced LEGO scene creator from California, USA. Alex is in his young twenties and has become very well known for his brilliant movie scenes that he creates out of LEGO pieces; his work has even been featured on the CNN and The...
Alex Beltechi is a graphic designer and illustrator from Romania. One of his stronger areas of expertise - as you can tell from the following pieces - is experimental typography. His unique blend of (usually) clean lines and grungy textures...
The Brushes app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad provides a unique environment for artists to create works of art by finger painting on touchscreen displays. The app achieved notoriety in 2009 when artist, Jorge Colombo, created a cover...
Art-directed blogs (sometimes also referred to as "blogazines") are making strides in the blogosphere. Looking at them, it can be tempting to jump on the bandwagon and start creating your own art-directed posts. But it's not that straightforward....
Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese technique of painting on water to create marbleized effects on paper. Literally, it means "ink-floating", which is in reference to the Sumi-e inks that were originally used in the technique. The patterns...
As a designer, especially one without a lot of experience, it's normal to look at the designs of others and think how great their work is compared to our own. It's a frustrating experience for many, especially when we can't quite put our finger...
Irina Werning is a photographer who loves to look at other peoples' old photographs. Instead of just admiring the photos, she wonders how people would feel and look if they were to reenact the same photos today. This project, titled Back To The...
Back in October, talented French street artist "JR" was awarded the 2011 TED Prize. For those unfamiliar with it, the TED Prize offers one winner $100,000 for a charity of their choice and, more importantly, "One Wish to Change the World." The...
Whether we're on iTunes or Spotify, browsing stores (both online and off) or watching advertisements on TV or in magazines, it's safe to say that admiring album cover art is a part of daily life for many of us.t As long as music exists, the album...
Big movies are a huge business, as the recent success of films such as Avatar and The Dark Knight suggests. Billion-dollar revenue figures aren't all that uncommon today in cinema, placing many major movies alongside companies such as Facebook...
Moleskine notebooks are a favorite among many artists, designers and writers. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and with many different kinds of paper. The elastic closure and pocket in the back of each one adds to their utility. The...