Inspiration

  • Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

    Illustration is a field that is overflowing with imagination. From the various styles and mediums that illustrators have at their disposal, imagination seems to be about the only limit to their work. One area in particular that never seems to be lacking in imagination is the Japanese styles commonly known as manga and anime.



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  • From Head to Foot: Showcase of Beautiful Header and Footer Designs

    Studies show that the website header is one of the first things a visitor sees on your website. That is mainly due to the way we are used to browser information on the computer presented from top to bottom, and due to the way HTML is built with the header being the first thing it’s loading on the page. Thus the importance of the header.



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  • Saul Bass: The Evolution of an Artist

    The film titles, the American graphic designer, Saul Bass designed between 1954 and 1995 not only helped bring graphic design to the attention of Hollywood, and to the forefront of the sixties art movements, but revolutionized the way we watch films. From being regarded as an annoying legality – the only way to give credit to the hundreds of people that worked on the set – his minimalistic, conceptual sequences helped film titles become an integral part of the story and…



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  • A Collection of Incredibly Simple and Sleek Logo Designs

    Logo design is a broad medium, full of diverse styles, genres and talents. With advancements in software many logo designs have become increasingly complex, utilizing wide color spectrums, complex gradients and intricate illustrations.



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  • Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

    When it comes to content management systems and/or blogging platforms, we know that WordPress leads the race by a mile. Hardly any other CMS comes close to WordPress in terms of popularity and ease of usage. Yet, it is always useful to know your way around an extra CMS or two. Therefore, in this article, we shall take a look at some of the ‘other’ blogging platforms, apart from WP itself.



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  • Architectural Artistry: Showcase of Architectural Photography

    With so many architectural marvels all around us, photographers often turn their lenses towards these structural models, and the results are often as wondrous as the architectural artistry they are capturing. So much tone and mood can be given to these lifeless constructs through the photographers’ skillful compositions or knowledgeable enhancements. Which is what we are showcasing today.



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  • Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

    Web design has roots in numerous other artistic fields, one of which that blogging not only honors, but often mimics in design and use alike is scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooks capture moments with more artistic accompaniment than photos, collaging various elements together to present a story; blogs capture moments in digital format, usually using images and other elements with the text to complete a story.



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  • Stunning Digital Space Art

    Man’s obsession with space goes back before records began, and the great unknown of the universe continues to inspire and baffle us today. Space offers artists a huge amount of inspiration to draw from, and space themed art often crosses over genres such as sci-fi, landscapes and fantasy.



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  • Colors of Summer: Summertime Photography and Color Palettes

    With summer on the way, and with designers always looking for great color palettes to work from, we have decided to turn our inspirational spotlight towards the colors of summer. As we have done in the past, we went in search of some photos that have perfectly captured this season, and derived color palettes from these rich moments of summertime.



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  • Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

    When you think of sports, probably the last thing you think about is art or the freedom of expression. You probably think about the high energy. The excitement. The competition. The sweat. The blood. The tears. All of these tend to be associated with sports, from the most physical ones like football, to the least physical ones like golf. But art and sports are not mutually exclusive. Far from it, in fact. Just look at skateboarding.



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