Inspiration articles

The Wander Postcard Project is the brainchild of the team at social media start-up Wander. They asked some of their favourite designers and illustrators to imagine a postcard from everywhere and nowhere at once. There were 58 contributors...
There's always that one big problem in art school, where you spot a few fellow students that you know "have it!" They don't need to learn anything because they came into school with "it."  Still, they sit there and continue to have their brilliance...
Nostalgia is very common in the world of web design. We see it in varying degrees in vintage and retro styled websites, as well as in small touches on otherwise-modern designs. A lot of designers likely give very little thought to why they might...
Web design is a subtle science that is lost to most who are not in the field. The amount of choices that go into building the perfect presentation for the content the client has to offer are so vast, that often the best way to demonstrate the full...
Pulling a peanut butter and jelly, or ham and cheese on rye out of your lunchbox every day can get boring pretty quickly, but Evan and Kenny LaFerriere don’t have that common school-kid problem. Their dad, Massachusetts-based graphic designer...
Coloradore is the side project of graphic designer Anna Kövecses in which her aim is to create a collection of interesting color palettes that take the form of simple, quirky poster designs. Alongside each poster that Anna creates is a key...
Adobe has been rolling out some major changes and updates to Creative Cloud. While the new subscription-only model and individual product updates have gotten most of the attention, the new social and networking aspects built directly into...
Film studios spend millions of dollars to create stunning epic masterpieces like The Lord of the Rings. But sometimes visual perfection can be created on a shoestring — that is, when enough time, energy and sacrifice are the alternate currency....
The Phraseology Project was originally setup by Drew Melton as a way for him to hone his typography skills. The idea is that people submit words or phrases and Drew, or a guest contributor, creates a typographic treatment of the submissions....
As I grew up, being a "creative child," which was the description my school psychologist used to explain why I didn't care for school or the usual subjects like math and why I wasn't like the other children, my mother would get frustrated and call...
It’s been said that the only thing constant is change; and in the world of advertising, this saying is especially true. For years, successful “Mad Men” merged art with copy, effectively defining the creative team and reaping great rewards....
Lovers of abstract art are undoubtedly familiar with the superlative Wassily Kandinsky — the Russian-born painter, printmaker, and theorist who was recognized as having painted the first purely abstract compositions in modern...