Not only is creating characters lots of fun, it’s also a great way to get to grips with a particular design application. Regardless of whether you’re working in Photoshop or Illustrator, the techniques you learn can be applied to all kinds of projects. This post rounds up some of the best free character design tutorials on the web, every single one has been hand picked for its level of detail and quality of the final result.
I love browsing for hand letting artworks, not only are they a great source of design inspiration, they often promote inspirational sayings or lyrics which can lift your mood on a bad day. This post showcases 30 fantastic hand drawn lettering illustrations, each one boasting the quaint irregularities, textures and character of hand crafted type.
Print is definitely not dead! No matter how big the web becomes the tactile nature of printed material will always form a crucial part of a brand’s overall identity. This post showcases a huge collection of inspirational branding and identity projects with each example presented in a neat layout, often with clever complementary objects that reinforce the theme or style of the design work.
I recently posted an article over on my Line25 blog giving some handy tips on Twitter background design, so I thought it was about time I updated my own profile with a fresh new background. In this post I share my step by step design process and explain how I went about creating the background and Twitter header designs to revamp my profile.
I love seeing logo and brand designs that adopt the classic style of the 50′s with custom hand lettering and a mix of slogans and taglines. This style of design gives a sense of quality workmanship and is often associated with hand crafted goods or services. I’ve scoured the web for some of the best examples and created this showcase of a range of amazing logo designs that all have an authentic vintage style.
It’s that time of year when I reflect on another year’s worth of design tutorials here on Blog.SpoonGraphics and check over the stats to see which posts ended up proving the most popular. Here’s a roundup of the most popular tutorial posts from 2012 based on the number of StumbleUpon ‘thumbs up’ votes.