Who doesn’t love posters? Especially artsy ones that are fun to look at, have very well thought out color palettes, and draw you in? At JWatson Creative, we enjoy looking at posters as a source of visual inspiration. We highly recommend that you check out Poster Caberet, a website were you can browse and buy some absolutely amazing posters. Some of our favorites are featured in this article.
Here’s a great find to test your knowledge and ability to recognize various type faces. This game is quite addictive, and there is an iPhone version too! Visit their website, http://www.typewar.com, to test your skills!
In a good way of course, we know you creatives out there love to see what’s going on in the world of Pantone, our favorite choice for color. Most recently, we have the Pantone Hotel in Brussels, which we imagine must be a designer’s fantasy come true. For those of us designers who haven’t made it over to Brussels, we delight in the smaller pleasures of Pantone, featuring various items that are actually for sale and others that are simply concepts put together by creative geniuses for us to be in awe over. By popular demand, feast your eyes on the collection below of Pantone products.
Pantone Coin Purse – http://www.colourstuff.co.uk/product.php?xProd=2681
Why not give your money an color makeover? These coin purses are awesome, but we wish there were more colors available! What do you think?
Pantone Wallet – http://www.parkforlifestore.com
One word: AWESOME! What designer wouldn’t want to rock out this Pantone wallet?
Pantone Tote – http://www.colourstuff.co.uk/product.php?xProd=2677
Perfect for a trip to the beach when you want to pack your towel, sunscreen and favorite book, or when you’re just lugging a couple items from point A to point B. Now you can do it with style and designer flare.
Pantone Wall Paint – http://lovelypackage.com/pantone-paint/#more-11831
We wish we could stroll over to Home Depot or Lowes and find this item on the shelf! But then we might also go crazy with our office. So far this is a concept from designer Samy Halim of France, but we wouldn’t mind at all if it went mainstream!
Pantone Messenger Bag - http://until.com.au/catalogue/by-brand/pantone/pantone-messenger-bag.html
Check this out, it’s got color and style and it’s Pantone approved! You would look oh so fabulous with this bag on your shoulder.
Pantone Nail Polish – http://www.coroflot.com
Sadly this is just a concept by Brazilian industrial designer Renata Veiga.
Pantone Coffee Series - http://remodelista.com/products/pantone-coffee-mug
The perfect addition to any creative office or space. What’s your Pantone color?
Pantone Flash Drive – http://www.pantone.com/pages/flashdrives/product.aspx
Now add color to your data and information. 14 colors to choose from.
Pantone Eye Wear – http://www.pantoneeyewear.com/
Oh man this is soo cool! Check it out and personalize your specs!
Pantone Rubik’s Cube
To our knowledge, this is just a concept, but wouldn’t it be so cool? You could probably use it to make color palettes (which would be way more important than solving it).
We’d like to call your attention to an excellent resource for discovering new color palettes. This particular site, Design Seeds, features color trends and color palettes taken right from dynamic photographs and other not so random elements in nature and beyond. Design Seeds is “original content that is reference/inspiration for with a passion for design, arts and a creative lifestyle.” Truly worth checking out as a resource to get your creative juices flowin’ and to help you start brainstorming for your projects.
You can also get design seed color palette inspiration daily if you fan them on Facebook. Here’s the link to their fan page http://www.facebook.com/designseeds
This website has a compilation of everything, and we highly recommend perusing through their website anytime you need to shake up your creative juices or just to have some designer eye candy. This is an excellent resource for inspiration and to get ideas. Check out Graphic Exchange. They change up their intro page every now and then. To entice you on what you’ve been missing, here are a couple of those images below. Enjoy!