Free – 8″ Artboard Texture

Free – 8″ Artboard Texture

An 8″ square transparent PNG overlay, for creating texture on your photos/artwork, or for use as a digital scrapbook paper. The preview below shows it in use on the photo on the right. Created from my Artists Workbench brush pack 5mb download – high resolution – 300dpi. For personal use only, and credit to Melsbrushes if you use it...
Hanna vector pattern set

Hanna vector pattern set

An example of the Hanna vector pattern set in action. Using patterns as fills you can easily create striking effects, whether in simple illustrations, as shown below, or within logos, icons or other...
‘Best of’ Lists – Design resources, trends and inspiration 2009

‘Best of’ Lists – Design resources, trends and inspiration 2009

Lists within a list… Everyone loves design bloggers ‘best of’ lists. If you have a week or three to spare, here’s a round up of the most useful lists of 2009 to get you up to speed with what’s hot right now. If you come across more, add them in the comments Free Resources Lists 25 Best Sites to Download Free Vector Files 30 Excellent Resources for Graphic Design Freebies 45+ Best Icons, Vectors & Other Graphics Resources 50 Free High-Quality Icon Sets The Ultimate Collection Of Free Vector Packs The Ultimate List of The Best Logo Design Resources Top 50 Free Photoshop Brushes Resource Sites – Mels Brushes is in at No. 22! Well, I’m more thank halfway there… 😉 36 Must Have Backgrounds and Patterns Resources for all Designers 100 Greatest Abstract and Grunge Fonts 50+ textures for Your Design Appetite and lot more Resources Best Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes and Textures of February 2009 101 Design resource sites Best Design Inspiration Lists 100 Great Resources for Design Inspiration – Probably the only list you’ll need this year Top 10 Logo Design Inspiration Galleries Top Design Blog Lists 29 Web Design Blogs You Must Follow 9 Design Blogs to Follow in 2009 Design Trends Web Design Trends For 2009 Logo Design Trends 2009 – Showcase 11 Great Resources And Inspirations Of Current Design...
Inspiration in the Victoria & Albert textile collection

Inspiration in the Victoria & Albert textile collection

Whilst researching a project today I found myself browsing the London Victoria and Albert museum website. Some great inspiration can be found in the textiles collection, which contains 1120 online images of textiles covering a period of more than 2000 years. Most techniques are represented, including woven, printed and embroidered textiles, lace, tapestries and carpets. I was particularly taken by the fragments of buddhist ritual banners. These banners were carried aloft hooked on a staff, or fluttering from the tops of stupa. Lovely, delicate and decayed scraps of silk discovered in Dunhuang, China. If you get a chance to visit them in person its well worth the trip – if not the online collection is fantastic. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London I was inspired to have a play with the pieces – they reminded me of little houses, and here is what I came up with in 10 minutes.. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London I must point out that the images in the V&A collection are NOT for any kind of commercial use, I am not promoting their use, and are shown here for interest and inspiration only. More info on their terms...