Staying inspired can be pretty tricky for designers these days. Too often you see the same styles popping up from completely different artists and creative types. I get it, I really do. Trends in the design world are more permeable than you might think, and ya know... sometimes you just hit a wall and realize that there is really nothing new under the sun. And So how do you stay inspired? I immerse myself in life, experiences, nature, and stay involved with other creative people. But when I need some visual inspiration? I head back to a hundred years ago.
It's really interesting to think about how designers back then had to actually cut and paste designs together, making engraving plates, letterpress blocks and the like.... it makes moderns feel awfully lazy! I stumbled upon these 1920s sheet music covers and was completely struck by the graphic colors, pattern, and design elements used. Definitely inspirational.
all images found at Valentino Vamp