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.

color-as-data

Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1

As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...

black-cartoonists

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...

beige

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?