Inspiration

4 sites for your flyer design inspiration fix

Flyer at abstract.jp

Today I stumbled upon a gallery that is dedicated to flyer designs: Today’s Flyer (今日のフライヤー). It has a Pinterest-like layout where you can see many good flyer designs in masonry grid layout format. The site features not only flyers from Japan but also around the world too. The flyers are tagged so you can quickly find flyer designs of the specific style.

According to the creator, @tet, he thinks that flyer designs should be treated as a work of art that reflects the society’s style of living and also the cultures, but surprisingly it was often taken for granted and normally will be just thrown to trash can. So he created this site in order to appreciate the flyer designs and to leave them as memory.

Examples of flyers featured on Abstract.jp

Besides his sites, there are many other websites and portals that you can look for cool and inspiring flyer designs, like below:

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Email newsletter inspiration and resources that you should read

With so many ways of connecting with your customers and readers, email newsletter is still one of the best, and the most relevant one. For example, a newsletter sign up for weekly news update from blog, or a newsletter containing your company’s latest promotions and offer to attract customers back.

In this article, you will find essential links to best newsletter designs, and also resources and guide to build a responsive, effective newsletter that just works. Without further ado, continue reading to find out those links!

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7 sites for typography and webfont inspirations

7 sites for your typography and webfont inspirations

In our daily life, we read newspapers and magazines, we walk on the streets, we purchase stuff and we surf the net. Almost all the things that we do involving type. Type is something we can’t live without and good typography can create everlasting good impression and increasing in brand identity.

In this post, I will show you 7 websites where you get your typography inspiration fix. From these sites, you can get not just about good looking type, but also examples of good font combination, nice web fonts and also colors used to further enhance the type and the message. Continue reading to check them out!

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6 illustration collections of a subject matter

6 illustration collections of a subject matter

When I studied in Graphic Design course back in the college days, lecturers always encourage me and my classmates to go collect something and sketch them in the sketchbook and observe the details and differences between them. It was a fun experience and I really like collecting stuff.

Many artists and designers love to do exactly the same thing, taking a subject matter and illustrate them into a series of different illustrations. Here, I’m going to show you 6 projects of illustration collections of a subject matter. Read on to find out!

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Web design trends in 2013

Web design trends in 2013

Every year we see the web design world shifts. New design idea coming up and quickly adopted by the trendy designers over the world. Besides that, we also see some approach that were experimental back then, getting matured this year. In this post, I’m going share with you some design patterns that are trending this year.

I categorized this years trend into 7 main categories from the famous flat design to video as background. Continue reading to find out all of them.

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Some websites and blogs I started to follow recently

Some websites and blogs I started to follow recently

I believe as a modern designer, be it graphic, web or hybrid, need to get inspired by great designs from time to time, in order to keep themselves resourceful and fuelled with fresh ideas. There are a lot of good sites out there to serve these purposes but today, I’m going to introduce a couple more websites that you can get not only inspiration, but thoughts and personal development as well.

Well, as a designer with several years of experience, I do feel that when you are into the design industry for couple of years, and sometimes you just want to take a step back and look at the design at a different perspective. One good way to spark this is to actually read what other people think of certain thing.

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Japan Art and Design blog that you should read

Japan Art and Design blog that you should read

Japan is a place where art and design is deeply fused with everyday life. From the traditional art to the modern art, illustration, graphic design and many other medium, you can find creativity breathing at a lively pace in Japan. I strongly felt that when I was in Tokyo 4 years ago and attended two art events that were flooded with people.

Japanese art and design has its unique identity, but with the imagination from different artists, the great diversity can be spotted too. Well, it’s kind of hard to find information on this topic but today, I will introduce 5 dedicated website where you can find and read about Japanese art and design. Please continue reading to find out more.

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5 sites for your UI/UX inspiration fix

5 sites for your UI/UX inspiration fix

In the current world of design for digital space, we talk a lot about using the user interface to bring the best user experience for the users. Yes, it’s indeed very crucial. Just like the environmental design in real world, good user interface will help users to achieve goal and solving their problems. Intuitive user interface will churn out satisfied users!

In this post, I will show you some sites that you can go for best user interface and user experience inspiration fix. You will learn a lot about the tiny little details that make the difference. In my opinion, UI Patterns is the ultimate destination for inspiration and research, but continue read on to check out the other sites that you can visit.

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New color scheme tools for the year 2013

New color scheme tools for the year 2013

When comes to finding color inspirations or searching for color schemes, there are two main resources: Adobe Kuler and also ColourLovers. Both are really essential for designers, to find the suitable colors, and also using the tools to create personal color schemes.

Coming to the year of 2013, according to Coliss.com, there are many other online color and color scheme tools as well. They are not as powerful as the two sites mentioned earlier, but certainly they will helpful in other ways. Please continue read on to check them out!

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13 beautiful Japan related Pinterest boards worth following

13 beautiful Japan related Pinterest boards worth following

Pinterest. A place where you can find beautiful, inspirational images, and also allows you to pin the images you would like to keep and arrange them into boards. There are a lot of Japan related boards too, and I would like to introduce 13 boards here in this post.

The boards ranging from places, food, art and design, architecture and so much more. I bet that you can know more about Japan with these boards and astonish about the beauty of Japan. Without talking much, please continue reading to check them out!

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