Inspiration

You! Be Inspired! #0010 — Unflattering, Coffee Made Me Do It, and Think Different (Apple Logo Tribute)

by . June 20th, 2012

In the spirit of the coming Cannes Lions 59th International Festival of Creativity, we’ll like to (again) feature some creative fellas and their works. These fellas may not be as global as the people who’re leading their respective fields, but their creativity and the effort they put on their work on the internet are worth mentioning. (Oh btw, we’ll be featuring the Cannes Lions 59th International Festival of Creativity on this week’s You! Be Informed, so watch out for that!)

This week, we’re still cooking more stuff about Logo design and other graphic design goodies. Also, there’ll be a post featuring Seymour Chwast, the graphic designer renowned for his various commercial works which includes posters, product packaging, and magazine covers. Check out his works, no one knows what you’ll pick up from his wide-ranged portfolio.

Unflattering Portraits

Being exposed to large doses of social media has taught me one thing – never trust a profile picture. They’re not the truest manifestation of the person. Expect to be surprised when you meet someone you knew from Facebook or Twitter to be a totally different person. But what if people used pictures – or in this instance – caricatures of themselves, portraying them as oily and haggard, with all the lines on their faces gloriously penned for everyone to see? Well, here’s The Misanthrope Specialty co.’s Unflattering Portraits, check them out and be the judge on which is better – HQ/manipulated pictures or your true self:

Unflattering Portrait 01 by Misanthrope Specialty Co. via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Unflattering Portrait 02 by Misanthrope Specialty Co. via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Unflattering Portrait 03 by Misanthrope Specialty Co. via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Unflattering Portrait 04 by Misanthrope Specialty Co. via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Unflattering Portrait 05 by Misanthrope Specialty Co. via YouTheDesigner.com

Illustrations by Francis Kmiecik

I’ve always admired illustrators and their creative works. Stumbling and browsing through cargo collective, I chanced upon some gorgeous illustrations of women. Created by Francis Kmiecik A.K.A Halfanese, these stunning illustrations of the modern woman provide an exclusive and sensual look at today’s feminine style and fashion.

Illustration 01 by Francis Kmiecik via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 02 by Francis Kmiecik via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 03 by Francis Kmiecik via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 04 by Francis Kmiecik via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 05 by Francis Kmiecik via YouTheDesigner.com

Pretty Clever – Ryan Werth

A tumblog curated by Ryan Werth, Pretty Clever is a collection of (mostly typographic) graphic design that dares to provide daily inspiration to its followers. Being a designer himself, Ryan Werth knows what to put into this tumblog. Check out the Pretty Clever on tumblr.

Typography 01 from Pretty Clever via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Typography 02 from Pretty Clever via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Typography 03 from Pretty Clever via YouTheDesigner.com

Untitled Themes – Andrew Stichbury

One of the best things about tumblr is that it’s a very visual blog. Though, it allows you to post long series of texts, much of the content you’ll see on most tumblogs are pictures. But what’s more interesting in tumblr is the level of creativity in the themes that are available for use. In some occasions, I even find the theme more interesting than the content of a tumblog. After browsing some time on tumblr’s themes, I came across some of Andrew Stichbury’s designs – they’re eye candies (especially, if you’ve got the right content for them). Also check out his portfolio, he’s done other design projects in other media.

Tumblr Theme 01 by Andrew Stichbury via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Tumblr Theme 02 by Andrew Stichbury via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Tumblr Theme 03 by Andrew Stichbury via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Tumblr Theme 04 by Andrew Stichbury via YouTheDesigner.com

Coffee Made Me Do It – Simon Alander

Coffee Made Me Do It is actually a tumblog. I just found it somewhere on the vastness of the internet, and basically clicked away on the typographic designs on the blog. The blog is maintained by typographer and graphic design Simon Alander. Most of the time he posts his works on his tumblr, and sometimes other projects he’s worked on. You can also check his portfolio of the same name.

Typography 04 by Simon Alander via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Typography 05 by Simon Alander via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Typography 06 by Simon Alander via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Typography 07 by Simon Alander via YouTheDesigner.com

Habbenink – David Habben

Here’s another wonderful illustrator – David Habben. His works are mainly centered on illustration for books (mostly children’s books). Although, his illustrations for these books look elegantly, it’s his sketchbook series that caught our attention. His eye for detail and taste for color is evident throughout his works and though most of his works are for children, some of his works portray surreal subjects. Check out David Habben’s portfolio for more of his works.

Illustration 06 by David Habben via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 07 by David Habben via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 08 by David Habben via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 09 by David Habben via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Illustration 10 by David Habben via YouTheDesigner.com

Think Different (Apple Tribute) – Viktor Hertz

We’ve seen several creative tributes to Apple – some of them are just parodies, while some of them actually pay tribute to the creative company. Anyway, here’s a fun series of puns (or tributes) on Apple’s logos. The logo series was created by Viktor Hertz, a freelance designer, as a tribute to Apple’s celebrated identity as a creative and innovative company. Check out more Apple logo tributes on Viktor Hertz’s portfolio.

Apple Logo 01 by Viktor Hertz via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Apple Logo 02 by Viktor Hertz via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Apple Logo 03 by Viktor Hertz via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Apple Logo 04 by Viktor Hertz via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Apple Logo 05 by Viktor Hertz via YouTheDesigner.com

If you’ve got something creative to share just hit us up via Facebook or Twitter.

Need more design news and inspiration? Subscribe to our RSS Feed!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Procrastinator Extraordinaire. Hopes to become a professor someday, somewhere. An avid fan of music, film, and books. Sidelines as a creative adviser for friends and friends of friends. Hopes to win an award through a film, which up until now is still in his head.

%d bloggers like this: