Month: May 2013

9 Inspiring Graphic Designers and their Distinct Design Styles

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Creative graphic designers never fail to incorporate new styles and techniques in their works through the inspirations they get from virtually a lot of sources. There are several exercises and sources which you, as a designer, can consider to better improve your skills and creativity and be in demand with such competitive field. You can scan the web, utilize the power of social networking sites, get inspiration from your experiences, family or the nature itself, and most significantly browsing the creativity of several established and famous graphic designers and distinguishing their styles that made them standout.

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*The Great Gatsby Special* Inspired artwork

A selection of some great artwork inspired by the new coming film, The Great Gatsby

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MM_GREAT_GATSBY_01Movie Poster by midnight-marauder

13.03.24_The Great Gatsby_Shortlist WebsizeMovie poster by Sharm Murugiah

DSC_6025Book cover by James Martin

Screen Shot 2013-04-17 at 1.31.00 PMMovie poster by Andrea Sanchez

DSC_0738Book cover by Audrey Raudabaugh

 

*The Great Gatsby Special* Inspiring Book Covers

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Known as one of the best novels ever written in the English language, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, though always regarded as a classic, has been thrust back into the limelight recently with the hype surrounding the film’s remake starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Having hit theaters this past week, the film itself has gotten mostly negative reviews, as it gives people a story of beauty over substance.

*The Great Gatsby Special* Art Deco Design Classics

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All old styles are destined to become cool again eventually. Good designers know this and great designers know how to work it. The call for “retro” has maybe never been louder than it is now and with the roaring 1920s taking culture by storm these days (Downton Abbey on TV, The Great Gatsby soon in theaters), we’re thinking Art Deco will be making a serious comeback in graphic design.

Deco is a strong, beautiful style. Here is the history you need to know, to do it right.

Note the imposing power of the ship in “L’Atlantique,” the cubist and futurist inspiration in the posters for “Nord Express” and “Clipper 314,” and the flat geometric quality to Cassandre’s Pivolo ad — perhaps the most famous Art Deco poster of all time.

Design Classics: Aristide Bruant cabaret poster by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa or simply Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʁi də tuluz loˈtʁɛk]); (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901) was a French painter, printmakerdraughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec, along with CézanneVan Gogh and Gauguin, is among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period. In a 2005 auction at Christie’s auction house a new record was set when La blanchisseuse, an early painting of a young laundress, sold for $22.4 million U.S.[1]

Tips and tricks: Multitasking that actually works

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In a few short years, multitasking has gone from star child to black sheep in productivity pop culture. This is because the most common forms of multitasking require rapidly switching between similar tasks, which creates a sort of “flickering” effect in your brain. (Think of a connection gone bad… annoying at best, useless at worst.)

– by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Inspiration: Underground Cookery School branding by Two Times Elliott

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The Underground Cookery School was set up in the summer of 2003 to offer a fun and informal way of learning uncomplicated, delicious, contemporary cooking.

Matt Kemp, owner of the Underground Cookery School, approached us to develop his identity across a new stationery set, brochure, promotional material and website. Using tactile, recycled boards combined with refined print processes, we pay homage to the surroundings in which the school sits.