Each month we will be showcasing design inspiration from up and coming artists that we have come across to help you with your current and future projects. From graphic design and illustration to photography and digital artwork, we have chosen unique images that will get your creative juices flowing. We hope that it may just give you the creative breakthrough you need!
Our aim is to not only provide inspiration to our audience but also provide a platform for talented artists to be discovered. If you would like your work featured then drop us a message on Twitter of Facebook with a link to your portfolio.
Whether you are a photographer or not, these photographs can be used to take inspiration for all sorts of design. Take time to notice the colour tones, contours and shapes that fit together. I often find it useful to construct a colour palette from a photo as you can be confident the colours will work well together in a complimentary style.
This photo is by Amy Andress who is a young photographer and artist from Minnesota, USA. She first caught my attention with her abstract portraits and has consistently produced standout images that illustrate her talent and vivid imagination. Be sure to check out more of here work here
This photo by Yorkshire based photographer Aaron Yeoman is of a metro station in Munich. This is one of the busiest stations with 8,000 passengers entering or exiting each hour.
Ben Coffman is a landscape photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He takes inspiration from his surroundings and uses his photography to document his own reality, often choosing to explore the collision between natural and man made worlds.
Are there elements from these illustrations that you can take inspiration from? What is it about them that catches your eye? Be sure to click on the images to see more work from the individual artists.
This amazing print is by The Lost Fox that comprises of illustrator Dan Forester & Printmaker Jan Hirst. They create limited edition screen prints using bold geometric forms and simplified line work. They draw inspiration from travelling and nature. See more of their prints here
Pius Bak is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist and concept designer based in Kaunas, Lithuania. This style of illustration is unique in the amount of detail that is captured.
There are endless possibilities with the Adobe creative suite but what can you do that stands out from the crowd? Can you use some of the techniques featured in the images below for inspiration on your next design? How could you combine them with techniques you already use?
Raphael Vicenzi is a self taught artists that uses a variety of images to create unique and interesting collages that are inspired by street art, fashion, loud music and everything in between. See more of his work here
I have always loved retro futurism style artwork and this series by James White has to be some of my favourite that I have come across in a while. Not only are the colours and textures very well thought out, the symmetry is remarkable. To see the full range visit his Behance page here. Also be sure to check out his design studio called Signal Noise
We see millions of brands every day but what makes certain designs catch our attention? Is there a style of typography that you haven’t experimented with yet? What can you take away from these designs to give you inspiration for your next project?
SNASK is a Brand, Design and Film agency situated in the heart of Stockholm. Our work is frequently internationally referenced and results in brand platforms, graphic identities, short films, handmade photo installations, communication strategies, design manuals, stop motions, TV commercials and carefully crafted corporate love-stories.
Founded in 1999 Moodley focuses on strategic brand consulting and design, print, package, interior and multimedia design.
What were your favourite images? What did you not like? Let us know in the comments below!