ARTICLE SUMMARY: To be a graphic designer you need to be able to think about things differently, look at things differently. To achieve that you need inspiration, and lots of it.
It is tough to create exiting and energetic work year in and year out, let’s face it, the struggle is real and never ending. As designers we wouldn’t have it any other way, we need that challenge.
Alistair Hall, an Associate Lecturer on the Graphic Design BA course at the School of Art, Architecture and Design saw the struggle his students were having with inspiration and decided to help.
Using social media Alistair Hall put out a call to fellow designers for help. The problem seems to be the massive gravity of Google Image Search and Pinterest, which exerts a pull that students find hard to escape thus limiting their sources of inspiration and stunting their imagination.
The good news is designers love helping other designers, that’s what designers do, we help, we solve problems. The response was great resulting in Alistair Hall‘s “GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY RESOURCES“. It is an A to Z list of sites dedicated to design that will help inspire all designers to new levels of creativity. Some of the sites include
- The People’s Graphic Design Archive
- Design reviewed
- Graphis Portfolios – Design Masters
We hope this article by Alistair Hall will be a big help in your search for inspiration. Maybe you have some fave go to sites for your inspiration, feel free to let us know what they are in the comments.
Maybe you have some fave go to sites for your inspiration to add to Alistair Hall‘s list , feel free to let us know what they are in the comments.