As a design firm, we’re always looking for ways to take the filters off and allow ourselves to be inspired so that we can continue to create great design. Below are some sites we enjoy:
Communication Arts and Print are classic resources that cover graphic design, advertising, branding and identity development, web and digital design, environmental design, packaging, photography and illustration. These sites showcase some of the best and brightest work today. On both, we find inspiration in the limitless exploration of design elements such as composition, color, texture and typography. This specific collection of gig posters from Print is interesting for both the aesthetics as well as the subject matter.
I.D. – is a place to see all types of innovative design running the gamut from brand development to environmental experiences to textile design to household items. Specifically, this visual of the Tetris Sugar Cubes is interesting as the product itself is designed as well as the packaging. And who doesn’t love Tetris?
Logo Lounge – looks at a lot of logo befores and afters, and also features sections on trends. It’s fascinating to be able to compare where a business or organization’s identity started from with where it’s ended up.
And even though you wouldn’t design a logo with a specific trend in mind, it is intriguing to see a grouping of four logos together that seem to have followed the same trend – although presumably without knowing it. See two 2014 trends below for examples pulled from the site.
As a design firm, we believe it’s important to continually approach our projects in a fresh, energized way. We always want to be able to deliver innovative design that serves our clients’ particular needs in the most unique ways possible.