Someone at a talk I gave the other day asked me where I look for inspiration. No matter what you do, I think it's important to look beyond your own discipline, otherwise you start to produce shadows of other people's work, saying little that is new or exciting. Here are a few resources I turn to when I want to shake up my approach.
- The Art Assignment Youtube Channel. They visit cities and artists across the world to discuss and explore different artistic styles and media.
- Illustration portfolios. A great place to get ideas for colour and layout, there are many illustrators whose work I love. Here's just a few to check out: Eleni Kalorkoti; Victo Ngai; Tom Gauld.
- The British Library image collection on Flickr. Warning: a click hole of beauty that may consume many hours!
Do you have places you go for inspiration? I'd love to hear! Let me know on Twitter.