Weekly Inspiration: teamLab at PACE in Menlo Park

Weekly Inspiration: teamLab at PACE in Menlo Park PACE added another location to their growing list of galleries, with their recent installation in Menlo Park. We checked out their first exhibit, featuring teamLab—an interdisciplinary group of ultra-techologists from Japan—called “Living Digital Space and Future Parks.” Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: California College of the Arts 2016 Career Expo

Weekly Inspiration: California College of the Arts 2016 Career Expo We had a great time at the 10th Anniversary Career Expo at California College of the Arts. We met some very talented and inspiring students and we’ll definitely be back next year.  Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Coppola Winery

Weekly Inspiration: Coppola Winery For nearly 40 years, famous filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s has been producing a line of wines, with the first vintage created in 1977. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Idem Paris

Weekly Inspiration: Idem Paris Opened in 1880, Idem Paris—currently owned by American director and artist David Lynch—is of the oldest operating lithographic print facilities in the world; and one of just a handful, today, driving presses with gas steam boilers. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Cacerolitas Restaurant Identity

Weekly Inspiration: Cacerolitas Restaurant Identity Designer Robinson Cravents developed this fresh branding for Cacerolitas, a restaurant in Colombia. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: The Broad Museum in Los Angeles

Weekly Inspiration: The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Los Angeles is adding another fantastic museum to its list of attractions to visit. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Honda "Paper"

Weekly Inspiration: Honda "Paper" Experience 60 years of Honda innovation in this two minute ad, titled “Paper." Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Alexey Kondakov’s Mashup of Classical Figures

Weekly Inspiration: Alexey Kondakov’s Mashup of Classical Figures When walking through the subway or alleys of major cities, there’s not a lot you can see that would surprise most people. But angels, biblical figures, and Greek gods might make you do a double take. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Album Artwork for Kehlani

Weekly Inspiration: Album Artwork for Kehlani This week, we draw inspiration from the “You Should Be Here” album cover art, for up and coming R&B artist—and Oakland native—Kehlani. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Simplified City Maps from Archie’s Press

Weekly Inspiration: Simplified City Maps from Archie’s Press This week’s inspiration is a set of maps from Archie’s Press in Portland, OR. These maps simplify cities into their major neighborhoods and streets, translating the complex information found on a traditional street map into an easy-to-remember format. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: YG Entertainment

Weekly Inspiration: YG Entertainment One of South Korea’s big four entertainment companies, YG Entertainment worked with brand experience and marketing studio Plus X to redefine their brand strategy. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Disney Path Tracing

Weekly Inspiration: Disney Path Tracing Check out this video, from Walt Disney Animation Studios, to learn how path tracing can solve for some limitations of today’s rendering technology. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Marvel Comics’ Hip Hop Variant Covers

Weekly Inspiration: Marvel Comics’ Hip Hop Variant Covers “What if I had the power to gather all of my favorite MCs with the illest comic book characters and make them arch enemies? Inconcievable? Unbelievable? Yet as wild as it seems.” -The Last Emperor, Secret Wars I Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Sightglass Coffee

Weekly Inspiration: Sightglass Coffee Sightglass Coffee is one of the independently owned coffee companies located in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in creating handcrafted coffee. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Kirk Wallace's Iconic City Gifs

Weekly Inspiration: Kirk Wallace's Iconic City Gifs This week’s inspiration is a stunning set of illustrations by Kirk Wallace depicting three iconic US cities: New York, Seattle, and San Francisco. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Benefit Cosmetics

Weekly Inspiration: Benefit Cosmetics Colorful packaging design, from San Francisco-based Benefit Cosmetics, brushes up the cosmetics scene with this weeks’ Weekly Inspiration. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008 "Jesus Shot"

Weekly Inspiration: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008  "Jesus Shot" This time, our Weekly Inspiration isn’t about new work—but rather, something from 2008. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: We’ve Landed On Mars

Weekly Inspiration: We’ve Landed On Mars The Mars Colonization and Tourism Association recently released three posters—featuring Valles Marineris, Olympus Mons, and Phobos and Deimos—reminiscent of NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster set that released in January. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Yuru-Kyara Mascots

Weekly Inspiration: Yuru-Kyara Mascots Did you remember to create an adorable mascot for your brand? This Weekly Inspiration is about yuru-kyara—Japan's cute (and sometimes strange) mascots. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Delta Airlines Turns In-flight Safety Videos Upside Down, with New Film Featuring Stars from Viral Videos

Weekly Inspiration: Delta Airlines Turns In-flight Safety Videos Upside Down, with New Film Featuring Stars from Viral Videos Our creative staff frequently travels for business—whether it’s to production, client meetings, or new business pitches—and often by plane. In a new video from Delta Airlines, about in-flight safety and procedure, the brand transforms an otherwise dull, redundant viewing experience into one inspired by viral videos. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Dana Tanamachi

Weekly Inspiration: Dana Tanamachi Jessica Hische is often regarded as one of the greatest graphic design and hand letterers of today's age. But this Weekly Inspiration is about a new name in the ring—Dana Tanamachi. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: When Beauty Meets Function in an Airport Terminal

Weekly Inspiration: When Beauty Meets Function in an Airport Terminal France-based creative studio, Grapheine, recently completed a wayfinding system for St-Exupery Airport. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Starbucks Card Collection

Weekly Inspiration: Starbucks Card Collection When pumpkin spice and peppermint start to populate grocery stores and Christmas carols start playing on the radio, you know that the holidays have arrived. Starbucks is no stranger to ringing in the holidays. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Paul Smith, Typewriter Artist

Weekly Inspiration: Paul Smith, Typewriter Artist Paul Smith is an artist who creates incredible pieces of art with only (get this) a typewriter. Born with cerebral palsy, he makes absolutely stunning work using just one finger. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards

Weekly Inspiration: Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards Who knew that playing cards could be so gorgeous? Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Origin of Common UI Symbols

Weekly Inspiration: Origin of Common UI Symbols You see these symbols on a daily basis—on your keyboard, on websites, practically everywhere. But do you know where they came from? Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Best Packaging Designs of 2013

Weekly Inspiration: Best Packaging Designs of 2013 Do you judge a package by its cover? Check out some of the most interesting, smart, and beautifully crafted package designs of 2013. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Qualities of a Designer

Weekly Inspiration: Qualities of a Designer What does it take to be a designer? Here is a digital short that illustrates some of the traits of a person living a life of design. Now, do you have it in you? Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Hatch Print Shop

Weekly Inspiration: Hatch Print Shop If you follow Southern music, art and culture, from the Delta blues to honky-tonk heroes, you've no doubt seen the unmistakable look of a promotional poster made by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America. Located in a historic building at 316 Broadway in the heart of downtown Nashville, Hatch Show Print has produced posters for performers ranging from Bill Monroe to Dolly Parton. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Happy Holi-DIYs

Weekly Inspiration: Happy Holi-DIYs December is here. It’s getting colder, days are shorter, and the nights are longer. Fortunately, the neighborhoods are twinkling like little stars and the air is filling with the aroma of douglas firs—it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. You know what that means… vacation. Just kidding, it means its another chance to spread that holiday cheer to your family and friends. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Never Let Success Get in the Way of Creativity

Joshua Davis: Never Let Success Get in the Way of Creativity from 99U on Vimeo.


While surfing the web, I came across an interesting keynote presentation given by New York based artist/designer/techonolgist, Joshua Davis. In this video, he shares his journey of becoming the artist he is today. Joshua points out the pitfalls of success and the significance of experimentation and fear. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Type:Rider


For a company who has worked on Sonic the Hedgehog and Myst, you should know we don't mind playing games every now and then. Video games visually stimulate and test your problem solving skills. Type:Rider, a new game for the iOS and Android platforms, not only does those things, but you can also learn from it. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Kit Kat 4.4 powered by Android

Weekly Inspiration: Kit Kat 4.4 powered by Android Kit Kat launched a fun and clever mobile-themed website after its recent partnership with Android. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Time-lapse Colorization and Restoration of a Damaged Photo


Restoring, colorizing, and modifying bad photos is, most of time, mentally exhausting. It takes patience, a good eye, and and lots of practice to be good at retouching. In this time-lapse video, TheHatersalad of THS Photo Restoration shows the painstaking process of digital restoration.
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Weekly Inspiration: The Lost Art

The Lost Art with TJ Guzzardi from Fuel Tank TV on Vimeo.

Hand painted signage is an art form I don't see too often in this digital age. When I do come across one, I can't help but appreciate the craftsmanship the artist puts into it. While it may not be as convenient as signage that can be designed on a computer and cut out with a laser, hand painted signage has a whole bunch of character and a little bit of soul from the artist. Here is some work from master sign painter, TJ Guzzardi. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Dieter Rams - 10 Principles for Good Design

Dieter Rams is one of my design heroes. His “10 Commandments” sums up what design must be. If I can get at least half of his design principles I would be thrilled. I hope he will inspire you too. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Super Bowl XLVII

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. We can't wait to enjoy food, friends, and most of all football. Let's kick off the Super Bowl weekend with some football themed posters and infographics. Are you ready for some football? Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: New American Airlines Logo



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This morning, American Airlines announced their refreshed brand along with a new look for their aircraft graphics. According to American Airlines, the new Flight Symbol icon "contains the eagle, the star, the 'A,' and refreshed shades of red, white, and blue." It's a modern, soaring icon that shows their forward progress, but still honors their traditions. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: 2013 Calendars

Let’s ring in the new year with these amazingly designed 2013 calendars. Look no further for some of the most innovative, unique, and beautifully crafted calendars of different types and mediums. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: University of California, Rebranded

University of California unveiled their new monogram this month. It was created by an in-house team lead by Vanessa Correa, creative director, and Kirill Mazin, art director. The “UC” mark is a modern crest combining the shape of a book and shield. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Happy Thanksgiving

Lily Bee Design Greeting Cards Thanksgiving is only a day away, let's all loosen up our mind-belts, consume all these fun holiday-themed finds, and be thankful for creativity. Enjoy this week's inspiration. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: Happy Halloween

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Here are a few treats from Halloweens past. These vintage Hallmark cards feature delightful illustrations and beautiful hand lettering to lighten up this spooky holiday. Check out a few more cards after the jump. Read More >

Weekly Inspiration: 100 years of Paramount

Paramount 100 years PosterTo commemorate their 100th anniversary, Paramount Pictures commissioned Gallery1988 to design a poster featuring some of their most memorable films. 100 icons were crafted, each showcasing a different film. See the full-size poster here. How many movies can you name?

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