Every graphic designer or designer struggles with the problem of a lack of inspiration. Just like the writers who have been without inspiration for years and are not even able to start writing anything new. Fortunately, in the case of graphic designers, it does not last that long, but it can also be troublesome.
We usually look at the works of other graphic designers, browsing their portfolios or projects published in online galleries. We observe their creation process looking for inspiration for our own projects. This is often not enough, and it can be frustrating when we see others create great projects and we are not even able to start anything new.
If you also have such moments sometimes, maybe it’s time to look for something else?
GO OUT OF THE FRAME
Looking at the designs of other graphic designers is a popular method. But where did they get their inspiration from? There are several methods of finding inspiration:
- imitating others,
- viewing the works of graphic designers and designers,
- everyday items,
- projects from other industries, from applied art to classical painting,
EVERYDAY ITEMS AS A PATTERN FOR GRAPHICS?
Let’s take a closer look at everyday items. Each of them, or at least most of them, was also designed by a professional designers. Many of them have extremely interesting shapes, even if they are such common things as scissors or a coffee pot. Their purpose does not matter, what counts is shape and design.
If we’re creative and we have fantasy, a tall coffee pot can look like a sci-fi building, and unfolded paper scissors like a motorcycle. Everything is possible. Let’s look at the dishes and furniture, how much inspiration for designers there.
Remember that these things also had to be designed by someone.