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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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.
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.
The Best Things In Life Are Free
Illustration for Lonely Planet’s book. A illustration style reminiscent of mid-century hand-painted billboards.
Mountains - Steve Wolf
Probably not your average color combo but it sure works.
Part of a murals series for a company that is leading the way in smart home technology. They turned out wonderful. See them all.
Cool idea to visualize a campaign to ‘buy local’ this way. Creative! Also digging those grunge effects.
Elementi – The Rise And Fall Of British Pound
An editorial illustration that accompanies an article about the history of the British Pound.
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.
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.
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.