The Art & Design Inspiration Fix pulls together a collection of my favourite graphical images that I’ve come across over the past week to give you a fix of creative inspiration. This week we have designs from Federico de Luca, Josh Dykgraaf, David Delin, Marcelo Schultz and Matthew Benkert.
Posts from March, 2012
Ornate and floral elements are extremely useful for creating traditional or vintage design styles. These kinds of ornamental vectors can be very time consuming to create manually, but thankfully there’s a range of ready-made vectors available for free download and use in your design projects to help speed up your workflow. This post rounds up 25 of the best free vector ornaments and flourishes from the popular vector galleries.
MOO are one of the top suppliers of awesome freebies for Access All Areas members and this week they’ve arranged another giveaway of their top quality business cards. This time not only will the three winners be treated to a free pack of cards, but MOO are also throwing in a posh business card holder! Choose from The Showcase or Colourful Acrylic to carry, protect and present your cards.
Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create the popular retro style pattern design made up of lots of colourful squares and triangles. The process is pretty simple, making this a good tutorial for newcomers to Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using tools to accurately align our elements, then see how the Pathfinder can easily create custom shapes.
The Art & Design Inspiration Fix pulls together a collection of my favourite graphical images that I’ve come across over the past week to give you a fix of creative inspiration. This week we have designs from Franz Jeitz, Pawel Durczok, Like Minded Studio, Marko Purac and Chris Parks.
In today’s tutorial we’re going to create a typographic blackletter layout full of character with dirty textures. We’ll begin by creating the layout in Illustrator before importing everything into Photoshop to bring the design to life with colour, tone and weathered textures.