This is a great market to branch out to, as a designer. Smartphones have completely exploded and, setting aside the Android vs. iOS vs. Windows debate, you can be sure there’s a lot of work to be done in mobile app design and the design of all the mobile-app related paraphernalia, be they website or something else entirely. That’s why we’ve selected 25 of our favorite iPhone and Android app designs to inspire you.
Artists famous for painting and drawing portraits figured out a ton about composition, form, shape, shadow, and framing well before the camera ever made it big. The conventions they originated, back when spending months on a single portrait was the most efficient way to capture someone in the flesh, are conventions that still surface in photography today, many of which initially originated in paintings.
Metro is a very modern and clean design language which was initially created by Microsoft to be used on the Windows phone. The main principle is that content focuses on typography rather than graphics.
This style’s application in vector art results in very clean and modern illustrations, called flat vector illustrations. Whether they’re used to create icons, backgrounds, ornaments, charts, design entire user interfaces, or just to experiment, flat vector images are found in designs all over the web and they are becoming increasingly popular.
Have you ever felt the need to escape this world and its rules? Have you ever imagined how it would it be like if your dreams came true? Literally speaking. How would it be like if you’d live in a universe where you’d swim through the clouds, and fly above the ocean? Well, I’d really like to know that too, but I can’t seem to find the secret magic formula.
But there’s there’s also some good news: being a creative individual you can use your imagination to create a different world, your own wonderful world where you step in through your graphic design artworks. Whenever you want to escape from reality, let your work become the window to your universe where there isn’t any restriction or limit.
In case you’re already not aware of this, starting on the 10th of August, we (well, mostly the USA) celebrate Elvis Week 2013.
It has become quite a tradition that each year we dedicate a week to celebrating the king of rock’ n ‘roll, the great Elvis Presley. And why shouldn’t we? In fact, I personally believe that one week is not enough and that there should be a whole month about him.
Vintage is probably one of the few styles that never goes out of fashion. Everybody loves vintage graphic design, vintage clothing, vintage house decorations and any other kind of possible art. And it doesn’t even matter if you are a young professional or a wise elder one. We are all fascinated by the beauty vintage represents, its scent of ‘good times’, its calm and inspiring colors but especially how great it looks.
We all know them. Some of us already have them tattooed on our skin, others plan on doing so and the rest of us just like to admire them on others.
Tribal designs keep fascinating us in various ways and that’s probably why they are still requested in graphic design projects or why designers keep making them even just for fun.
There are a few styles and themes in graphic design that seem to never go out of fashion. Of course, sometimes it’s just a matter of personal taste, but we can’t help but notice that even though time goes by, styles change, currents come and go and so on, some things survive all of these and manage to keep themselves on top of our preferences.
I hope you’re fully enjoying summertime, even if this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to forget everything related to work and dive into endless vacations.
For today I have prepared a rather special collection of design resources to show you, a quite long-forgotten one on this blog, actually: vector badges.
Music is an important part in most people’s lives regardless of our gender, race, cultural background and so on. Either you enjoy listening to music on the train, bus, at home, in the club or when walking down the streets, singing in the shower or wherever else possible, we all love music in our own ways.
And since music is clearly so present in our lives, it’s no wonder that many graphic design projects you will have along the way will be music-related.
Hey, guys! It’s time for our weekly inspiration share and, since last week we talked about American Flag Designs and that’s pretty much the biggest holiday we’ll be having this month, I decided to talk to you today about…us.
I mean, not us-us. But about us as people. People graphic designs are very often met, all kinds of designers love making them because they look so cool in the end and they can be used in lots of purposes, especially in merchandise.