Design, CG Graphics & Inspiration

Creative McDonald’s Advertisements

Creative McDonald’s Advertisements

Can’t you recognize the big yellow letter M? Everyone can because McDonald’s is among the most recognizable brands in the world. The world largest chain of fast food was started in 1940 as a small barbecue restaurant. MacDonald’s’ outstanding advertising practices put them at the top of the 10 most know brands in the world and make every one aware of their powerful colors -red and yellow. In this showcase we have compiled the most prominent examples of McDonalds’s ads. So, say “I’m lovin it!” and start watching it right now.

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Cute Illustrations by Alex W. Westgate

Cute Illustrations by Alex W. Westgate

Alex W. Westgate is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Printmaker, & Pony Rider that lives in Toronto, Ontario. Alex has been featured on The Fox Is Black, The Dieline, We Love Creativity, Building A Wolf & has done work for The Royal Canadian Mint, Made By Wolf & more.

Look through the collection of cute illustrations by Alex W. Westgate that we have compiled for your inspiration!

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Package Design Inspiration for Autumn 2012

Package Design Inspiration for Autumn 2012

Today the mastery of advertising industry is undoubtedly standing on several steps from that it was a couple of years ago. All the stuff people did to make their product look more attractive for customers! Currently, designers create such amazing designs that one can hardly avoid noticing them! They use different color mixes, patterns and lots of creative ideas to make an unusual package design of a product that one would like to buy regardless of the product in it. In today’s post we have assembled a collection of Package Designs for Autumn 2012 for your inspiration!

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Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #46

Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #46

Nowadays, the development of new site designs is not standing on the same place. Web designers use various tools, their skills and when they get inspired they create a new masterpiece. If you do not have new ideas or just want to look at the work of other authors, then you should certainly see our weekly selection of the best web site designs for inspiration. Here you’ll find some amazing, funny, creative and sometimes unusual designs.

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Vintage Illustrations by Steve Simpson

Vintage Illustrations by Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson has been creating award winning illustration for major ad & design companies for the last 20 years. His characters have appeared on everything from postage stamps to billboards, snack packaging to chilli bottles. In recent years he’s been illustrating children’s books both at home and in the US. Most recently Steve picked up a bell at The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) awards for his Inferno Chilli label design. Steve also won gold in the Association of Illustrators (UK) Images 32 for his Pure Pie branding and has regularly had work accepted for The Society of Illustrators (NY), 3×3 Mag awards, Applied Arts, Communication Arts & American Illustration.

Look through the collection below and enjoy the mastery of this talented and creative artist!

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Modern Progress Bar Design: 40 Examples for Inspiration

Modern Progress Bar Design: 40 Examples for Inspiration

As Internet broadband connections get faster, our internal waiting clocks run on shorter and shorter minutes. But there are times when we still have to be patient, and a nice toolbar design may do wonders to let us know how long we have to wait.

We have gathered the most interesting samples for you that characterize the modern tendencies in progress bar designs.

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Tolkien’s Hobbit Fan Artworks

Tolkien’s Hobbit Fan Artworks

After the unbelievable popularity of the great Peter Jackson’s fantasy film trilogy The Lord of the Rings producers and developers of the series decided to come up with the Hobbit, and create the movie on the story that J. R. R. Tolkien wrote as a preface to the main adventure. It was written in 1937 as a children’s fantasy novel and is considered as the best juvenile fiction. The main characters are presented with Bilbo Baggins, Smaug, Thorin Oakenshield and of course Gandalf. Inspired by the new coming movie The Hobbit we have decided to look through the pictures that great fans of this writer and series dedicated to their most preferred characters. Enjoy the collection of fine arts!

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40+ Fresh and Free Photoshop Brushes

40+ Fresh and Free Photoshop Brushes

On the web there are hundreds of thousands Photoshop brush sets to satisfy the needs of any designer. And the great thing is that there are many talented designers out there who choose to help the community by providing free and useful Photoshop brush sets that you can download and use in your artworks and projects. As many designers prefer to use only high quality resources, they keep their own collections which can be used whenever they need it. But sometimes it’s quite not an easy task to surf the internet searching for the right tool. That’s why we’ve decided to simplify this process for you and gathered here 40+ Fresh and Free Photoshop Brushes you might want to add to your personal collection.

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50 New And Free Pattern Sets

50 New And Free Pattern Sets

In this post we’ve gathered 50 New And Free Pattern Sets you can always download and use wherever you like. Look it through up to the end and you’ll find a lot of of creative, interesting and simply amazing patterns of different geometric shapes, various colours and textures. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to use some of these as a background for your web site or just want to try them for any of your design projects, you’ll definitely find these patterns very useful. They are available in various formats: .eps, .ai, .png, .pat, .psd and .jpg, so all you need is to download the one you like the most.

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The Wonderful World of Disney Animation: The Little Mermaid, Alladin and Robin Hood

The Wonderful World of Disney Animation: The Little Mermaid, Alladin and Robin Hood

There are probably very few people on our planet that haven’t heard of The Walt Disney Company! And the one, who didn’t hear about it, probably saw some of their cartoon motion films. It was originated on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before expanding their borders to live-action film production, television, and travel.
Almost all the cartoons and characters we do remember from our childhood were created by the professionals who work for it. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, The Lion King, Bambi, Ariel and a lot of other fictional characters will forever remain in our childish dreams and memories. Today we invite you to the wonderful world of fairytales and adventures, in order you could feel yourself a kid again.

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50 Creative and Minimal Movie Posters

50 Creative and Minimal Movie Posters

Artists and designers usually try to create very attractive and colorful movie posters, so that the audience wouldn’t be able to look away for several seconds or sometimes even minutes. But quite often very loaded posters are not always making that impressive effect and here minimalistic posters’ design comes to the challenge! Minimalism is an art of showing much with little and this approach sometimes gives a lot more impressions. All you need is to use as few shapes as possible and make sure you apply some symbolic details, because the last one can make a really strong effect. To give you some ideas, we’ve gathered a nice collection of Minimalist Movie Posters.

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Art Deco Design Inspiration: Part 2

Art Deco Design Inspiration: Part 2

Previously, we had a post which covered the theme of art deco and today we are going to continue this topic with the selection of inspirational art deco posters and illustrations. For those, who are not acquainted with this style – art deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and spread all over the world throughout the 1930s. This unusual style imbibed influences from many different directions of the early twentieth century, including neoclassical, constructivism, cubism, modernism and futurism and also got some inspiration from ancient Egyptian and Aztec forms. So, look through the collection that we present to your attention to see the examples of this artistic style.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Collection of Useful Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop CS6: Collection of Useful Tutorials

As all of you know, this spring Adobe released Photoshop CS6. It was launched with a lot of new features. The main accents are focused on enhanced performance, some of the tools for creative design and a redesigned interface. Previously we have shared with you a lot of useful tutorials and now it’s the time to make some updates. In this post we have gathered new Photoshop CS6 tutorials, which unveil some of the new techniques and handy tools.

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Showcase of Impressive 3D Characters

Showcase of Impressive 3D Characters

With the use of some of the 3d tools it’s possible to create really stunning effects. One can make his characters pictures and images look more vivid and lifelike. Computer graphics 3d art is also a great source of inspiration. Today, we have collected some realistic and cartoon 3d characters. Enjoy the showcase and express your opinion by sharing it in the comments. Download 3D Characters

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40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Are you a professional or a beginner in Adobe Illustrator? Well, never mind! To make progress at least in something you should read, learn and practice, practice and again practice. And if you are ready to start learning new techniques, you’ll need some fresh tutorial to keep to. To help you with that we’ve gathered here a list of step-by-step tutorials that might come of a great interest to you, in case if you’re searching for new methods of enhancing your personal skills and to make your work with this program more efficient and easy.

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Swiss Style Posters by Mike Joyce

Swiss Style Posters by Mike Joyce

Probably all of you have heard of International Typographic Style, also known as Swiss Style, a well known among designers graphic style which originally comes from Switzerland and was developed in 1950s. This style in design combines cleanliness, readability and what is very important today objectivity.

Today we would like to present to your attention a very inspiring project called Swissted. This project was started by graphic designer Mike Joyce, who is also the owner of Stereotype design, a graphic design studio located in New York city. Many of the examples presented below were redesigned by Mike from vintage punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into International Typographic Style posters. Each design is set in Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk medium, all lowercase. Hope you will enjoy the mastery of this great designer together with the specific features of Swiss Style!

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