Graphic Design Inspiration – Illustrated Barcodes

Today’s inspiration comes from Irish graphic designer Steve Simpson, who has taken the mundane barcode and revamped it for modern day packaging.

What we love most about this project is the innovation behind taking an item which is included on just about every product, and giving it a makeover with clever design features that adds edge and quirk. When the barcode takes up key labelling space on products, why not include it as part of the design and make it a feature in itself?

If you’ve been inspired by Steve Simpson’s illustrated barcode designs, why not head over to his online portfolio and website to see what else he has been creating.

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

Illustrated Barcodes

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Make a Radiolarian

Nature can provide a wealth of inspiration for artists and designers alike, which is why it comes as no surprise that Maria Gronlund used the fascinating natural forms of Radiolarians to create these amazing images.

Radiolaria are microscopic creatures found throughout the ocean. They produce intricate, glass-like mineral skeletons of often perfect geometric form and symmetry. They take their name from the radial patterns typical of their form.

With a description like that, it’s easy to understand why they may be a fun subject for graphic design imagery.

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial combines the investigation and admiration of some of nature’s tiniest creatures with the skills and know-how to create these images yourself. Once you have learned the necessary tools to recreate these magnificent oceanic structures, you can use them for your own designs on Adobe Illustrator.

If you liked Maria’s Radiolarians illustrator tutorial as much as we did, head over to her online portfolio to see more of her fantastic graphic designs.

Radiolarians Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Radiolarians Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Bobbuli Project

If you like to look outside of the box for inspiration, this project from Philippines-based graphic designer Vincent Rhafael Aseo will simply blow you away.

Vincent created Bobbuli, an alien from outer space, and the concept has now grown out of control (in a good way). It took on a life of its own as the loveable alien rogue was able to morf into many different well known characters from popular culture.

Now that you have met Bobbuli, head over to Vincent’s online portfolio to see some more of his inspirational graphic designs.

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

Bobbuli

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Eiko Ojala’s Forest

Today’s inspiration comes from Estonian graphic designer and artist Eiko Ojala, who has created these fun and kooky forest designs.

We love designers that think in obscure ways and come up with clever and inventive design ideas, and that is exactly what Eiko has done with this project. He has created these marvellous cartoon like tree designs and placed them into unusual and comical situations. The images have a trademark Eiko Ojala feel to them as he often likes to use simple forms in block pastel colors throughout his work.

If you enjoyed ‘Forest’ by Eiko Ojala and you want to see more of his work, take a peek at his online portfolio and website.

Eiko Ojala 'Forest'

Eiko Ojala 'Forest'

Eiko Ojala 'Forest'

Eiko Ojala 'Forest'

Eiko Ojala 'Forest'

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Artwork for Infographics and Maps

Infographics are all the rage right now, and we felt compelled to share Giordano Poloni’s ‘Stuff for Infographics and Maps’ project with you as it provides a wealth of graphic design inspiration.

The idea of an infographic is to present information in a visually stimulating and interesting way. Stylized drawings like the ones below can really bring an infographic to life.

Giordano’s drawings really would liven up any dull infographic and make it stand out from the crowd with their charming cartoon like quality. Try injecting a little fun and character into your work and see what difference it makes to the outcome.

To see more of Giordano Poloni’s work head over to his online portfolio and website.

Stuff for Infographics and Maps

Stuff for Infographics and Maps

Stuff for Infographics and Maps

Stuff for Infographics and Maps

Stuff for Infographics and Maps

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Ryan Putnam

Young graphic designers looking to start their own business should look to Ryan Putnam for inspiration as he has created a fun and creative design studio that caters specifically to small businesses.

Rype Arts is his creation and it is a fantastic example of the way in which a passion for graphic design can be turned into a superb business. One of the things we love most about Ryan is his enthusiasm and love for the craft, which comes out in everything he does. Business doesn’t have to be boring, and this is an idea that is central to the success of Rype Arts, which tries to create fun and forward thinking graphic design ideas for modern businesses. He is also not afraid to use his own image as the basis for some of his illustrations as you can see below!

If you want to find out more about Ryan Putnam, head over to his online portfolio and website.

Ryan Putnam

Ryan Putnam

Ryan Putnam

Ryan Putnam

Ryan Putnam

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Daily Inspiration – Pipe Typography

Think pop art meets tubing, meets the world of YouWorkForThem and you have this inspirational set of typographic designs.

Pipe typography is a fun and funky idea from the world renowned design brand YouWorkForThem, who have been commissioned to work with the likes of Apple, Nike, Diesel, Gap, BMW, Starbucks Coffee, and Sony Music to name just a few. This typographic set is an awesome example of what can be created using simple yet abstract design inspirations – creating font from tubes.

If you loved this font and would like to delve deeper into the work of YouWorkForThem for design inspiration, check out their online portfolio and website.

Pipe Typography

Pipe Typography

Pipe Typography

Pipe Typography

Pipe Typography

Pipe Typography

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Daily Inspiration – Animal Portraits

The animal kingdom offers graphic designers a wealth of inspiration, and it is not hard to see why Einar Guomondsson has used this influence to create these fantastic portraits.

Einar used 2 dimensional geographic grids in order to create his portraits, filling in the triangular segments with different wooden patterned colour blocks. This formula was replicated for all of the animals in the series, with the phenomenal results. Einar is very fond of wood as a design material, and although this project is completely digital, he has still used wood texture in hope of evoking this aesthetic and tactile feel to his work.

If you want to find out more about Einar Gupmundsson and see more examples of his inspirational graphic designs, work head over to his online portfolio.

Animal Portraits

Animal Portraits

Animal Portraits

Animal Portraits

Animal Portraits

Animal Portraits

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Daily Inspiration – Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion is the innovative creation of Portuguese graphic designer Vitor Claro, and we were inspired to share it with you today.

Vitor combines a number of techniques to create these inspirational images, and it is interesting to see the thought processes that went into their creation. Having explored the meaning of the word fragmentation, Vitor implemented this into the design. By using unique fonts for each letter and arranging the composition of the images accordingly, Vitor was able to really embody the essence of fragmentation into his design.

If you loved Vitor Claro’s Frag.men.ta.tion project as much as we did head over to his online portfolio to check out some more of his graphic design work.

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

Frag.men.ta.tion

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Daily Inspiration – For Browsing Only

‘For Browsing Only’ is a truly inspirational project which explores the plight of unloved books which are not sold in shops.

Singapore based graphic designer ‘A Beautiful Design’ began this project in order to collect a number of books which were never sold, remaining on the bookstore shelves, and to invite artists and designers to use them as a canvas to explore their creativity. More than 45 designers were involved in the project, and ‘The Browsing Copy’ was the book which was created to document their endeavours.

If you are interested in learning more about this fascinating project, head over to the online portfolio and website.

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

For Browsing Only

 

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