Inspiration doesn’t come solely from old graphics. The texture of an old book, the shape of a briefcase, or the color palette in a photo can be the key to your next design. Not to mention, they’ll make your mood boards look hot.
Great vintage color palette and vintage textures.
Sexy vintage form. This would be one killer piece of packaging if someone were to mimic aspects of this in their work. The worn colors and texture are great too.
My friend Fabien over at Graphic-Exchange posted an image from BrownDressWithWhiteDots. So, I went to visit it and found an eyeful of great emotive photography with vintage objects, textures, and just an overall rustic, vintage feel. These would be great for a mood board or for grabbing a color palette from.
Book entitled Julius Klinkhardt, 1888, by Berlintypes. Via Pinterest.
DeRouen & Co, and The Mad House designed these beauties for Hops & Grain. I just realized they’re in the city we just moved to 2 weeks ago! Yay! The simplistic sell sheets pair up nicely with the rich website. They also make dog biscuits out of their spent grain lol- how clever is that? Via Oh Beautiful Beer.
1956 Swiss Air Posters. Does it seem like Swiss Air was always on top of their design? These were in the collections Michael Stoll has on Flikr.
I came across Dan Gretta’s work today- he’s a designer at The Forefathers, a land of wondrous vintage-y goodness. Check out his portfolio and the company’s website for more eye candy.
I feel like a little kid. I just discovered these geniuses and I’m in love :) I saw it and was like a kid in a candy store. I had to get them and post them. STAT. (I needed this to kick my butt in gear with the blog. Starting a small business is quite time consuming!)
To make up for my lack of posts, I give you this: A feast for your eyes! Via Two Arms Inc.
All work beautifully crafted by Two Arms Inc – aka Michael Tabie and Karen Goheen, an illustrater and designer that work together to be super awesome. Go see more of their work at their website.
Rob Loukotka watched every episode of the Coyote and Road Runner duking it out and then drew every gadget and explosive found in the episodes. That’s over 126, all on one nifty print.
Head over to Rob’s Kickstarter to get a print yourself for only $30.
p.s. Did you know that in one of the episodes, it’s revealed the ACME Corp. is owned by Road Runner Inc.?
Here’s another green bean label, this time by Red Moon. This was made in the 1920s-1930s in Baltimore, Maryland. The lithographer was Simpson & Doeller. To give you a little more perspective, the label is 4.25″ x 11″. You can buy this one for your collection on Etsy.
I love these vintage Butterfly Brand labels. They’re from the 1880s and have a very distinct style. These particular ones are actually up for sale on Etsy for very reasonable prices. Buy the Pumpkin one here, and the Bean one here.