You! Be Inspired! #0006 – D.BOX, Neil Gaiman, and Third Half Design

by . May 22nd, 2012

International Geek Pride Day is on Friday, May 25th, and we couldn’t be more excited. You can look at our geeky posts about European comic books and Star Wars to help you think about ways to hold your own celebrations.


Meanwhile, we’ve scoured the Internet for awesome and inspiring links you can visit this week. Tell us what you think about this week’s You! Be Inspired! through Facebook or Twitter. You can also send us your designs and we may just include them in future You! Be Inspired! posts!

Catrin Welz-Stein


Catrin Welz-Stein‘s artwork will make you think of surreal fairy tales with whimsical characters. Her digital art is made using vintage photos and illustrations that she mixes and matches to create new designs.






Shiri Levy’s Poster Everyday Project


A 365 day project is both a challenge and a chance for any artist to create something new everyday. Shiri Levy’s project of 365 posters is one that shows her creativity through designs ranging from pop culture illustrations and typography. Check out more of her work here.




Things Could Be Worse


Benjamin Dewey’s Tumblr blog, Things Could Be Worse, is a collection of illustrations that can cheer you up when you’re having a bad day. Dewey’s artwork looks like postcards that would be too depressing to send.





Lega-lega D.BOX

Lega-lega makes funky paper products that make writing more fun. They’ve collaborated with designers to present Croatian design through a special D.BOX with a t-shirt, notebook and coasters. Croatian street artist Lunar and design duo Sesnic&Turkovic contributed their designs for the first two limited edition D.BOX products.





Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012


Neil Gaiman has proven yet again that he is one of the most inspiring people for aspiring artists. His commencement address for the University of the Arts Class of 2012 is a must-watch for those who are thinking of pursuing a career in the arts. He uses some of his own experiences to explain how essential it is for any type of artist to “make good art.”



Third Half Design


Check out the online portfolio of Chad Mann for graphic design goodness! Chad is an Australian designer whose work includes booklets, shirt designs, and magazine spreads.





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