Designing is just like any other form of creation; sometimes the inspiration is there, sometimes it just isn’t. And, when you’ve been designing for a while, it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ideas for visual images that convey the right message. This is why it’s so important for all designers to seek out sources of inspiration beyond the areas they normally look. What’s great about Pinterest is that every-day people can create collections of images that they love. You don’t have to be a design expert to see beauty or feel inspired by new and different images, and Pinterest proves that we can all teach one another something about all there is to notice in the world.
Next time you’re lacking inspiration, take a look at any one of these boards to experience design and beauty from someone else’s perspective. Think of it as continuing education, community style:
A great collection of all types of typography, hand selected by Paula Cevasco. While most designers have tons of sources for typography inspiration on hand, it’s interesting to see a nice edit once in a while.
Collected mostly from Mashable posts, this board highlights the best infographics from around the web. For anyone currently working on an infographic, or something similar, this site is a must-see.
This is a unique board featuring a wide array of patterns collected by Vicky Smith.
4. Street Art
This is a collection of a huge number of street art images. This board can serve as great inspiration for color, texture, pattern, and type, all in one.
Gorgeous color inspiration by “Jennifer the Great.”
Tattoos feature some of the coolest sources of design inspiration, because they are made to canvas the human body. Check out this board with a selection of some of the top tattoo images on the web.
This board features a mostly faded color palette with a huge variety of juxtaposed textures, some natural, some man-made.
What better inspiration than the source of all things? Images of nature are some of the most beautiful sources of design inspiration one can ask for.