Every week, we will be giving away a free wallpaper here at Design Informer. These wallpapers will be created by the Design Informer. Once in a while, we will also accept reader submissions for wallpaper of the week.
This week's wallpaper is a colorful wallpaper called Cosmic Shapes. It was inspired by the work of James White. If you are interested in achieving the same effect, you can view the tutorial here.
From time to time, designers struggle with inspiration. What we need to realize as designers is that inspiration can be found all around us. One great place to find inspiration is nature. If your creativity needs a jolt, go outside, take a walk at a park or beach, and just observe the beauty of nature.
Claude Monet, the world renowned painter, said this;
"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration."
Today's showcase is all about nature. These designers have used nature as their inspiration. So I present to you, the ultimate collection of nature-inspired typography. There are a lot of these that are new, so make sure to look at all of them. Read more...
What an Animal is a new series here at Design Informer. We will be showcasing illustrations of different animals. I got the idea while browsing Squared Eye's website. Their mascot is Levi the whale. I really liked that mascot and I thought to myself: "It would be cool to start a series on Design Informer showcasing illustrations of different animals."
Ask the Expert is a weekly series here on Design Informer. Designing a logo is the theme for this week. David Airey is this week's expert.
David Airey is a brand identity designer and consultant. He creates visual identities for companies of all sizes, from Yellow Pages to one-person start-ups. He has helped clients in Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, England, the United States, and many other locations across the globe.
The Behance Network is a platform for the creative professional community. The greatest designers in the world post their artwork and portfolio on Behance. I have compiled 15 impressive case studies for your learning and inspiration.
There are a lot of well-designed fonts around and one of them is Comic Sans. In this post, I will tell you a little bit about the history of Comic Sans. You can also view the examples of designs using Comic Sans and you can find out when to use this great font.
While there are a lot of beautiful and well-designed blogs out there, most of them use a single template for each of their blog posts. Today, I would like to showcase 20 extraordinary blogs with unique post designs.
"While, yes, this is a redesign of sorts, I’m considering much more a rethinking. You see, what you’re looking at isn’t the design so much as the plan for design." - Jason Santa Maria
Looking at the designs of these sites will make us all rethink the way we design our blogs. These designers have all managed to think outside the box in their designs. Let's take a look at these 20 extraordinary blogs with unique post designs. Read more...
I started blogging about a couple of months ago. First, it was on my personal website blog, Jad Graphics Blog. I then decided to launch the Design Informer about a week ago. Just in this short timespan of blogging, I have learned and accomplished much and I can't turn back from blogging now.
I recently ran into a site called Prom Night Fist Fight,which is the illustration, color, & typography experimentation playground of Joshua Blankenship. I was amazed at the awesome typography that I saw. For the next 30 minutes, I browsed his site, 1 awesome typography work after the other. If you need some typography inspiration, then you definitely need to check his site. He has over 200 pieces of awesomeness in his website. Not only does he have a lot, but each of them has its own unique style.
Once in a while, I'll be browsing the internet and would run into an artist that would just make me say, "WOW!" Well, Anthony Hare is one of them. This man has mastered the art of black and white illustrations. You absolutely need to see his work. I like his work very much. It is very clean, and the lines are sharp and crisp. Another thing that amazes me is not only the quality of his work, but the quantity of it as well. Anthony has tons of pieces in his portfolio and they are all really nice. You need to check out his portfolio site here.
Anyways, enough of me talking and more of you viewing. Go ahead and check out 20 of his illustrations that I have included here.