Despite being one of the oldest forms of writing styles that the myriad of digital fonts and typefaces evolved from, artwork featuring Gothic and Blackletter calligraphy is now a rare find among the various lettering and typography styles that are popular today. However there’s still a number of talented scribes who produce beautiful work with pen and ink. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 45 examples of blackletter and gothic calligraphy from the masters of this discipline.
As a bit of a car nut, I love browsing the work of automotive designers who have the skills to visualise their own custom car ideas in the form of digital paintings and 3D renders. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 35 unofficial concept car designs that these artists have produced just for fun, however I’m sure all my fellow car enthusiasts will wish they were real! Some of them are stunning concepts that you could imagine as real production cars, whereas others are slightly more outlandish concepts, but they’re all unbelievably life-like creations.
The run up to Halloween is the perfect time to absorb some inspiration from horror films! Designers, artists and illustrators love to produce fan art for their favourite movies, and the scary film genre provides plenty of creative avenues for them to explore. In today’s showcase I present 30 freakishly good alternative movie posters and tribute art for a collection of horror movies, ranging from the popular classics to low budget productions (and a few fictional titles too!), with a variety of art styles and clever compositions.
We get to see some breathtaking cityscapes in the backgrounds of sci-fi movies and computer games, but browsing the work of concept artists who craft these scenes is a real inspiration boost. In today’s showcase I present 45 mind blowing 3D renders, illustrations, digital paintings and photo manipulations of futuristic cities, ranging from shiny chrome towers and flying vehicles to dark and dingy cyberpunk back alleys. Follow each piece through to the creator’s portfolio, where you’ll often find high resolution versions and examples of their other work.
Hot foil stamping is one of those super cool special print finishes that every designer wishes to use in their projects. It’s often combined with embossing to transfer metallic foil to the print stock with the use of a heated die, which leaves the designated portion of the design covered in a shiny reflective material. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 40 creative print design projects that make use of hot foil printing, including business cards, invitations, posters and packaging. See how foils in a variety of colours are used to highlight patterns and details within the artwork.
Motorcycle helmets, wooden signs and bananas. There’s a never ending source of solid objects that can be used as canvases for hand lettered artwork! Typically we see inspiring typographic designs on paper, but today’s inspiration showcase focuses on those that appear in more creative places, ranging from quite normal signage applications like shop windows and cafe walls, to the slightly more bizarre like hand tools and loaves of bread! Each one has been carefully illustrated by hand with ink and paint to create unique hand lettered works of art.