Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Marius Roosendaal

April 7th, 2011

Marius Roosendaal from the Netherlands is making these cool typographic design studies on a daily basis and has formed a larger collection here. It’s worth checking out.

Via BtgLondon


Grey Hand Gang

November 18th, 2010

Inspiration is one of those things where you have to be completely honest with yourself in how it inspires you. Lately I’ve found myself closed off to a lot of things that I had no reason to be and after giving the thought some time to marinade, I’ve found that there are so many other great things to look at for inspiration. One of which happens to be the completely random yet extensive Greyhandgang website.

If you have time to scroll through the whole site, I can guarantee by the end of it—which might take an hour to get to—you’ll be pleasantly inspired by the vast amount of eclectic imagery.

The Desk

November 15th, 2010

There are always little bits of value hidden in these short videos. This particular one is part of a series that looks at how the shapes of objects and how they affect people in different ways on a daily basis. The rest of the series are also equally as interesting, check those out here.

Minimalist Icon Sets

June 18th, 2010

As Alex Koplin and I have discussed in the past, coming up with new and unique icons can be a real challenge. Lucky for us, has come up with the Top 10 Beautiful Minimalist Icon Sets.

Read the full post here on

There Was Rain

April 23rd, 2010


Photo by Marta Zienkiewicz

I have a slew of links I’d like to share that are my go-to’s for inspiration on those rainy days and There was rain is one of them. The site–curated by Cory Gibbons–is a large collection of gorgeous photography and architectural works from people all over.

Make sure to hop on over to his site at

Mid-Century Modern Inspiration Pt 2

April 7th, 2010

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mid century modern on wanken
mid century modern on wanken
mid century modern on wanken
mid century modern on wanken
More inspiration from the Mid-Century Modern Art & Design Flickr pool. I would love to find out what cameras were used to take these images–if you know anything, please share.

Alex Varanese

February 21st, 2010

Alex Varanese is a stunning visual artist based out of San Francisco. His work has a very unique and retro feel to it, using experimental type to really make each piece sing. Initially the detail is what I was drawn to, but after reading about Alex on various sites, I realized that the majority of his work is true 3D Illustrations. It’s extremely hard to tell because each piece has been completed so extensively. I could only imagine that each one of these pieces was substantially time consuming.

I would love to take the time to learn how to work with a real 3D program such as Maya or 3ds Max. It seems like there is so much that could be done design-wise. If you have any other great 3d design links, feel free to share them.


January 17th, 2010

It even has a watermark is by far the finest collection of the business cards out there. Not to mention its one of the largest that I’ve found and one of the most inspiring. If you have the patience of clicking, sift through all of the cards, its well worth the time. In case you’re wondering about the name–It even has a watermark–watch this scene from American Psycho.

Brooklyn Modern

November 14th, 2009

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This project is a 224 page, 8 x 10 hardcover book focusing on a collection of residential buildings in Brooklyn, New York. It was done by Project Projects, a New York design studio.

Experimental JetSet: Paradiso / Bassline

June 30th, 2009

More great designspiration from Experimental Jetset. Check out what they have to say about these pieces and more of their amazing work at their website.

Between 1995 and 1999, we designed various posters and flyers for Paradiso, Amsterdam’s premier rock venue. Paradiso plays an important role in the recent history of Amsterdam, and in Dutch counter- and rock-culture in general, so it is a real honour to have been involved with this place. It also has a rich history of graphic design (Martin Kaye’s amazing concert posters, to name one example), so we’re proud to stand in that tradition.

More after the jump.

NAiM Jean Prouvé + Designspiration

June 8th, 2009

Talk about amazing design–these pieces are incredible. I’m definitely a fan of Experimental Jetset’s work and their process which is explained on their website. They are a small, independent design studio based in Amsterdam.

M.S. Corley Cover Design

May 14th, 2009

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MS Corley

More designspiration, this time classic redesigns from Washington designer Mike Corley. Corley brings back the classic Penguin Book look but with his own style. Hit the jump for more covers. » CONTINUE READING THIS POST

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