As a professional designer I am constantly looking for inspiration in everything around me. In the objects, people, buildings and spaces I experience, in the media that I am exposed to on the television, magazines, billboards and the web. I also make a point at looking at design work created by other designers that I admire.
When I begin a project like the Brighton Digital Festival rebrand I will have this in mind whilst undertaking my regular visual research. In this post I will share with you some of the things I am looking at that I will use to inspire and influence the design.
I have been looking at my surroundings for inspiration. I will loosely categorise these under Brighton because that is the area that I live and work.
I love this image as it is a Brighton landmark transformed into something wonderfully digital.
Brighton is blessed with some exquisite street art. Amazing colour and creativity adds to the experience of this city. Inspiration indeed for a grass roots festival.
The shapes and colours of the iconic beach huts always catch my eye.
Another Brighton landmark has some interesting shapes; the circle itself and the spokes give a feeling of connectivity.
The wheel again, a beautiful closeup this time showing the connections in fine detail.
Connections again, with the sweeping curves if the roof of Brighton Station, and also the rail links a reminder of our connections beyond Brighton, and close connections with London.
I bit of a cliché but I still love the lines and shapes found in Brighton Rock.
I spotted this the other day and loved the shapes and colours! Sorry for the bad camera-phone photo!