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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.

50 Beautifully Designed Posters with Amazing Typography

This article focuses on the use of typography to create “impact” and “drama” when designing posters. Poster design almost certainly requires text to be effective, this text will often include key information – dates, names, locations, times. It follows that typography can be an extremely useful (and critical) tool in poster design. Below are 50 posters that rely heavily on…

Weekly Graphic Design Inspiration – N.01

Graphic designers can draw inspiration from anything and everything. In this article I have gathered a series of designs from some of my favorite graphic designers and artists from which I have created many logo’s and designs myself, using their designs as inspiration and perhaps somewhat of a motivational tool to create my own pieces of art. Here are 30…

12 Inspirationally Designed Infographics for Designers

Infographics have been a part of human communications since the invention of the first “writing” utensils. Cave paintings, rock carvings, and sculptures have been found to integrate both images and written symbols (a type of pre-writing). These artistic efforts were created some 32,000 years ago; they illustrate stories, record history, religious ideas, and much more. Even among prehistoric people, infographics…

10 Album Covers for Eye-grabbing Color Scheme Inspiration

A great color scheme can really make your visual design stand out. Often times the difference between an eye-grabbing design and a bland one is the color combination. The same layout of shapes and text, when paired with the right color scheme, can go from drab to fab (wow that was corny). There are certain trusted color combinations that many…

Typography as Art

Typography is one of the cornerstones of good graphic design. Selecting and manipulating typefaces is an art unto itself. Therefore it’s no surprise that classic typography regularly makes its way into famous paintings and sculptures. Below are some inspirational images of typography used in the fine arts to help give you a fresh point of view on typographic possibilities in…

Beautiful and Inspirational Vector Portrait Art and Tutorials

While most artists may use similar techniques for vector art and portraits, individual artists develop wildly differing styles in the images they create. Some produce photo-realistic images, while others opt for cute cartoon graphics or far-out sci-fi and psychedelic aesthetics. This post brings together 18 of the best examples of vector portraits, and at the bottom of the post you…

World Cup 2010 Posters Inspired by African Pattern Heritage and Contemporary Football

There are now only eight weeks left until the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This is the first time the greatest sporting event in the world is being held on the African continent, and promises to be an exciting exploration, of not only football, but of African culture, heritage and art. As a celebration of this…

35 Beautiful Typographical Illustrations

Illustration and typography are not typically associated with each other, they each evoke a strong and separate visual statement in relation to there own style. Can this type (as a figure of speech) of illustration be regarded as illustration? Or, on the flip side, can the art of typography, mixed in with illustration be regarded as typography? If you are an illustrator or a typographer you will probably each have your own opinion. For us, its a match made in heaven. The combination of the two design styles creates something unique, it demonstrates that art has no boundaries, and ultimately will create something beautiful.

Beautiful Digital Light Painting from Tony Ariawan

Digital light painting is the technique that can turn a dull image into an amazing and vibrant work of art that conveys a sense of movement and energy. This effect nearly always works well on subjects that are stationary or static but can be very difficult to produce on animated subjects such as people. It does take a very skilled hand to digitally paint a person with light, this is were Tony Ariawan comes in and excels.