No matter whether they’re made digitally, or using scissors, glue and a scanner, collage art is loads of fun! The pieces I love browsing the most are those with hilarious results, where the artist uses totally random imagery to create an abstract scene with a comedic touch. In today’s design showcase I present 30 fantastic collage art projects, each with a surreal (and sometimes disturbing) outcome.
The key to creating authentic looking vintage artwork–whether it’s logos, packaging, or T-shirt designs–is selecting the perfect font combinations that represent the lettering style from previous centuries. The typeface featured in this roundup aren’t just individual fonts, they are collections of several font styles that perfectly complement each other. Each set contains a vintage brush script, plus other supporting typefaces in various serif and sans-serif styles, providing you with an all-in-one kit that eliminates the problem of having to find font pairs that work together.
It turns out wolves are a popular subject for artists and illustrators, but that’s no surprise when you consider these magnificent creatures have been depicted in mythology and folklore throughout history. In today’s inspiration showcase I present a variety of ferocious art and design pieces that feature wolves, ranging from detailed paintings to stylistic illustrations. Admire the variety of artistic styles from these talented artists.
I recently did a search for witch themed graphics for a little project I’m working on and discovered there’s an entire sub-genre of art styles dedicated to witches and witchcraft. Become bewitched by this inspirational showcase of wicked designs and illustrations with a witchy aesthetic. You’ll find a variety of creative pieces in a myriad of art styles, ranging from cartoon character illustrations to digitally painted pinups, along with an assortment of mystic and magic related graphics.
I receive requests for design resources for the Affinity creative software more and more frequently from Spoon Graphics subscribers. While I haven’t found the time to tempt myself to migrate over from the Adobe apps just yet, I have tried to source as many Affinity tools as possible from creative experts who do use this great Adobe-alternative software to share as part of the Access All Areas membership on Spoon Graphics. For those wanting more, this roundup should provide plenty of assets for Affinity users to explore. I have searched for the biggest and best collections of design resources made specifically for Affinity Designer. These are the best value products currently available!
When it comes to abstract art, anything goes! However, there is one particular combination of styles that has become surprisingly popular. The elegance of classic Renaissance sculptures and the psychedelic digital explosion of the Vaporwave aesthetic are two contrasting styles you wouldn’t expect to see together, but as you will discover from today’s inspiration showcase, it actually works! Check out these combinations of famous statues from the likes of Michelangelo and Donatello with modern digital art trends such as neon lights, abstract shapes, and vibrant colours.