Veerle Pieters

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Veerle Pieters Veerle is one of the fascinating minds behind Duoh!, whose love for design in all its various forms shines through. She is a … More about Veerle

Inspiring Illustrations With Plenty Of Bright Colors And Cool Patterns

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It’s almost time to leave winter behind us here in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the time, the weather can’t quite make up its mind, and so the days pass by with half of the sky sunny while the other half gray. Nature usually tends to have a strong impact on my mood, and so these days I feel like I’m literally in a gray zone — between winter and spring.

I’m not sure about you, but with springtime lurking around the corner, my need for extra inspiration is even bigger. So, I hope that this month’s set will give you just that spark you need to cheer you up and boost your creativity.

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    It’s almost time to leave winter behind us here in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the time, the weather can’t quite make up its mind, and so the days pass by with half of the sky sunny while the other half gray. Nature usually tends to have a strong impact on my mood, and so these days I feel like I’m literally in a gray zone — between winter and spring.

    I’m not sure about you, but with springtime lurking around the corner, my need for extra inspiration is even bigger. So, I hope that this month’s set will give you just that spark you need to cheer you up and boost your creativity.

    Further Inspiration on SmashingMag:

    SZ Magazin

    The style and the little details such as the bottom band on his pants, his shirts and his handbag are the cherries on the cake.

    Image credit: Rami Niemi

    The Classics Are Coming!

    Exciting times ahead for cycling fans. This nice design however was to celebrate Chris Froome winning Le Tour for the third time. Love how the body is arched over.

    Image credit: North + South

    The Best Things In Life Are Free

    Illustration for Lonely Planet’s book. A illustration style reminiscent of mid-century hand-painted billboards.

    Image credit: Owen Gatley

    Mountains - Steve Wolf

    Probably not your average color combo but it sure works.

    Image credit: Steve Wolf

    Control 4

    Part of a murals series for a company that is leading the way in smart home technology. They turned out wonderful. See them all.

    Image credit: Mattson Creative

    Buy Local

    Cool idea to visualize a campaign to ‘buy local’ this way. Creative! Also digging those grunge effects.

    Image credit: Daniele Simonelli

    Elementi – The Rise And Fall Of British Pound

    An editorial illustration that accompanies an article about the history of the British Pound.

    Image credit: Aleksandar Savić

    The Handmade Soap Company

    I have seen this technique of combining real products with simple shape paper-cut elements a couple of times already and the result is really beautiful.

    Image credit: Paula McGloin

    Star Trek Postage Stamps

    In order to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek television series on CBS, the Philadelphian design studio ‘The Heads Of State’ created these stamps. Large view here.

    Image credit: The Heads Of State

    Umami

    An illustration for Umami, a chain of restaurants based in Zagreb, Croatia. It was made as a part of a poster series which takes on curiosity and exploration of different tastes and flavors.

    Image credit: Aleksandar Savić

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