Archive for the ‘Lists’ Category


40 Beautiful InfoGraphic Designs

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

An information graphic in its simplest form is a visual interpretation of data. Though an incredibly useful form of data presentation, infographics have traditionally been an underwhelming sector of the design world.

That being said, there are some brilliant designers out there who have turned this typically dull form of data visualization into beautiful and creative works of art.

In appreciation of those designers who find beauty in data, I’ve collected 40 beautiful infographic designs that inspire me. Hopefully they will inspire you, too!

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45 Beautifully Designed Book Covers

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

I would imagine that nobody hates the expression don’t judge a book by its cover more than an actual book cover designer. Obviously, the metaphor isn’t really about books – but still, that’s gotta sting a little.

Let’s face it, if people didn’t actually “judge books by their covers”, there would be a lot of graphic designers out of a job. The need for company branding, attractive packaging or promotional material of any kind would be non-existent; thus leaving the lowly graphic designer nothing short of obsolete.

So in the spirit of judging books by their covers, I’ve compiled a list of 45 beautifully designed book covers that I find inspiring. Did I miss any that inspire you?

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25 Imaginative Illustrations Inspired By Film

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

For the most part, being both a film geek and design geek are two completely separate interests of mine that rarely coexist.  Occasionally I’ll be enticed by a great poster design, or appreciate the font choice in a title sequence – but usually the two worlds never collide.

However, lately I’ve noticed a trend of artists and designers paying homage to their favorite films in their own creative way.  Whether it be the re-imagining of a film’s poster or the designing of a cover for a film’s novelization; I simply can’t get enough of this stuff.

It is in admiration of this movement that I’ve hand picked my favorite 25 Imaginative Illustrations Inspired By Film. Hope you like them.

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40 Gorgeous Vintage Tobacco Advertisements

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

Tobacco advertising has got to be one of the most morally questionable industries out there.

It seems these advertisers would stop at nothing to exploit every possible resource – all in name of peddle their wares.  A few victims of tobacco advertisements include celebrities, doctors, children, the military, Christmas, nostalgia, cartoon characters, and of course everyone’s favorite – sex.  I suppose all in all not much has changed.

But in all their morally questionable motives these advertisers did manage to create some beautiful works of art.  This is why I’ve assembled my favorite 40 vintage tobacco advertisements for your enjoyment.

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40 Beautiful Web Design Portfolios

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

It’s funny that a web designer’s portfolio – arguably their most valuable marketing tool – is usually neglected and horribly out of date.  I know mine is.

I’ve been really itching to overhaul my portfolio website for months now.  Though I don’t mind the current layout, it was always meant to be temporary.  As is usually the case, it’s just a matter of having the time to do it right.

To get the ball rolling I’ve collected 40 beautiful web design portfolios that for one reason or another blew me away.  Some are for larger companies while others are for individual freelancers like myself.  Hopefully this will inspire those of us neglecting our portfolios to get off our butts and start designing.

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45 Vintage ‘Space Age’ Illustrations

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

As a child, I truly believed that at this point in my life I would be living in a space-dome community with a flying car and a robot maid.  I can even remember the utter disappointment of realizing that most of the things I read in my dad’s back issues of Popular Science magazine would never see the light of day.

Until we all are living in outer space with flying automobiles and robot servants, we can pass the time with these 45 vintage illustrations of a space age tomorrow.  Hopefully these beautiful and creative works of art won’t bring back too many childhood disappointments.

Don’t worry, you’ll get your jetpack someday.

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