Inspiration articles

For designers passionate about the latest developments across the full spectrum of visual design, there's a brand new site that features some of the most exciting, innovative and inspiring design projects taking place today. Every day...
How do you date a photo? Normally, you take a look at the fashion, the buildings, and the cars. If that's how you do it then these nostalgic photos may well have you fooled. Often recreated in movies, mid-20th century America is an obsession for...
We know from both our educations and our personal experiences that color has a huge impact on how a design or piece is perceived and received by those who cross its path. Across the Web we see the color spectrum being put to work in numerous ways....
It's been a fantastic couple of years for HTML5 games, for both consumers and developers. In fact, HTML5 is turning into a great game development platform, rapidly catching up to the ubiquity of Flash-based browser gaming. HTML5 comes with...
"Let there be light" could very well be the mantra for a very talented artistic trio known as (fos). Eleni Karpatsi, Susana Piquer and Julio Calvo make up this multidisciplinary team with interest in architecture, interior design, art direction...
When I was younger and I had to make Powerpoint presentations, I never really liked to do them. I couldn't figure out why other than they just didn't do what I wanted them to do. They were often unappealing, tacky and most were just eyesores. That's...
With web users bombarded with so much information, web designers are constantly exploring new ways to deliver content. One-page websites are now being widely adopted with some of the biggest brands in the world using them to provide users...
If you're looking for a quick fix of typographic inspiration then boy, do I have a treat for you. It comes in the form of Typewolf. Typewolf is a showcase of typographic inspiration that identifies the fonts used in each of the featured designs....
These incredibly beautiful images by artist Christy Lee Rogers are created without the aid of Photoshop, with carefully lit models, in water, at night. Not the first to use the medium of water — the seminal video artist Bill Viola springs...
Any and every designer wants (and should) strive to be as creative as possible. We design to be functional and useful, but we should also design to be aesthetically pleasing. Who wants to make a web site that's an eyesore? Many wonderfully designed...
Friends of Type is the side project of designers Aaron Carambula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong and Jason Wong. The project is an ever growing archive of original typographic design and lettering primarily created by the aforementioned....
The excitement of scrolling has really evolved since we could use colored scrollbars in Internet Explorer years ago. Today, we are finding new ways to reinvent the process of scrolling with gestures, parallax scrolling features and more....