Samurai warriors are one of the coolest icons of Japanese pop culture! These legendary warriors are a popular subject for artists and designers, who not only feature fearsome Samurai in stunning illustrative work and character concept art, but the iconic battledress is also commonly used within logo designs too. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 40 amazing designs and illustrations of Samurai Warriors, including incredible digital paintings, detailed vector art, and mashups of Samurai with other pop culture icons.
With Halloween coming up this week, I figured it would be an ideal time to produce another morbid inspiration showcase featuring skulls! Portraits of people lacking their skin and flesh seems to be a weirdly popular subject for many artists and illustrators, with skulls and skeletons being depicted in all kinds of art styles ranging from nightmarish horror scenes to humerus cartoon characters. Check out this showcase of 50 illustrations from a variety of talented artists.
I have to admit, I’m not much of a football fan (or should that be soccer?), but these concept kits really piqued my interest! I don’t even recognise some of the teams, but their fan-made strips provide some amazing alternative designs to the real kits, many of them staying true to the team colours, but with subtle enhancements such as patterns and colourful graphics. Check out this showcase of over 60 amazing alternative football strip designs, commonly known as concept kits. Would you like to see these designs adopted by your favourite team?
The style of a pen stroke can completely change the perception of a lettering piece. Smooth, flowing calligraphy comes across as elegant and ceremonial, whereas faster and more direct strokes generate more of a raw and energetic mood. In today’s showcase I present 45 great examples of brush lettering with attitude! These lettering pieces are drawn with quick, aggressive strokes that in some cases don’t even give the ink time to transfer from the brush or marker to the paper.
It can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something, but you can’t think of anything to make. The popular quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” is certainly true for the inspiring designs in today’s showcase. These lettering pieces feature all kinds of weird and wonderful messages, but the real value is in the presentation. Enjoy this collection of illustrated typographic quote designs from a range of talented artists, and remember, the next time you can’t decide what to create, just go with the first thing that pops into your head, no matter how random it may be!
Branding and signage from the 1800s are the quintessential ‘vintage’ designs. More generally known as the Victorian era, visual traits that are associated with this style include ornate lettering and decorative flourishes. Unlike modern logo designs that are designed to be simple and versatile icons, vintage logos are extremely detailed lettering pieces often accompanied by intricate embellishments. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 50 beautiful vintage logo designs with a victorian style, created by a range of talented artists for tattoo studios, bars, and brands with a traditional character.