Design Inspiration

Finding graphic & web design inspiration for your next fabulous idea can seem daunting at times while other moments, it can flow seamlessly. Whichever end of spectrum you may find yourself, stay abreast on leading design projects and insights from design legends. Plus, mine Print’s vault of image galleries or discover the Image of the Day.

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Insider Histories: Black Cartoonist E. Simms Campbell

E. Simms Campbell was an indispensable part of Esquire’s birth in the early 1930s. He established its visual style. He invented the original Esky character. And, in the words of its founding editor Arnold Gingrich, his full-page color cartoons “catapulted the magazine’s circulation from the start.” Campbell may also be the first African-American illustrator...

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The Unlikely Beauty That Is Beige

Jude Stewart offers a reassessment of the color beige. Is it still the modernist color of evil, or does it convey something else?

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The Importance of Creating Provocative, Uncensored Art

Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...

The Art of Jack Kirby & Joe Simon

The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio

With The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio with an Introduction by Mark Evanier and an Afterword by Jim Simon, learn more about Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, the duo who invented noteworthy characters like Captain America and Sandman, conceived the idea of romance comics, and created a new standard for the genres...

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Design Inspiration: 10 Album Artwork Designs

As an art director, the intersection of music and art mean a lot to me. In fact, I tend to take it personally when its devalued, as both have increasingly been pushed to the fringes of culture. This year, my frustrations reached an all-time high this year when listening to a certain pop culture-based...