Visual illustrators, in the past, were never ever mentioned in the same breath as traditional or fine artists, and they have consistently came second best in comparison with traditional graphic designers. Times have changed, and the exciting and fresh art of illustration is now firmly recognized as an art, and is gaining constant popularity, especially with young, adventurous and creative artists.
Category Archives Graphic Inspiration
Graphic Inspiration Archives
Looking for some graphic design inspiration? In this extensive category you will find inspirational galleries and articles, covering all aspects of graphic design.
Recent Playstation advertising has been described, by some circles, as being creative, effective and memorable. By others, down right controversial. In the beginning, the advertising for the original Playstation was reasonably conservative, and demonstrated with ease the product they were selling, without trying to shock or mind blow anyone. Nice and simple. With the arrival of the PS2, and perhaps realizing that the vast majority of the PS2 sales were for adults, the advertising took a downward turn into controversy that generally angered their targeted market. The trend has continued to a lesser extent with the PS3, were perhaps Sony took heed from the feedback of the PS2 advertising and toned down there aggressive and controversial style of advertising. After all, it is just a gaming console.
Quite often a films promotion poster does not reflect the quality of the actual film, which is disappointing. But what if the poster was designed differently, with a little bit more artistic and creative license, what would the results be like? How would you feel about the movie? In this post we have taken a look at alternative movie posters from various popular and classic films.
Tracy Lee Stum is considered by Madonnari peers, festival directors and viewers among the finest street painters today, Tracy has participated as an invited featured artist in many festivals and events in the US and internationally. Her paintings have won numerous awards & accolades and she currently holds a Guinness World Record for the largest street painting by an individual, which was set in 2006…
Viewing the sunrise from Earth is a beautiful site,but viewing the sunrise from space is an almost moving experience. With the Sun approximately 150 million kilometers away, and with its light taking about eight and half minutes to reach us, it all adds up to a beautiful site.
If you are not already aware of illustrator and graphic designer Frank Chimero, he was born in Long Island, New York and raised in Sprinfield, Missouri, currently teaches design and typography at Missouri State University. Chimero’s fascination with the creative process, curiosity, and visual experience informs all of his work.
The Vespa, with its typically Italian elegant design, is a timeless design icon. For over sixty years now, Vespa has been building many models of its low running cost scooter using the same design basis as its original. They know it, we know it, Vespas look cool and are cool.
Maybe its just me, when you add type to wallpapers it seems to bring a certain level of sophistication and elegance to your desktop.
These beautifully designed wallpapers are not solely about typography, they cover a wide array of styles with elements of typography mixed in, the effect is impressive.
Guinness, the world famous dry Irish stout, owes its fame not only to its distinctive taste, nor to its simple, old fashioned black-and-white logo, but to its modern, creative, humorous and almost always surreal advertising. Everyone has seen the amazing TV ads, as for the print ads… judge for yourself.
There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, its not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project, that would be too easy. Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of any design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes good type, where is the benchmark?
The World Wide Fund for Nature, or the WWF, is best known for tackling issues such as conservation, restoration of the environment and research, and what a great job it does. It is not, however, as well known for its creative advertising.