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Explore how successful designers are inspired by and have used found imagery in their work. Then take a visual journey through an extensive library of shapes, patterns, color combinations, and concepts to break into a new way of thinking and designing.
Nineteen of the world's leading designers, including Wolfgang Weingart, Stefan Sagmeister, and Margo Chase, reveal the unique and diverse places in which they find inspiration, and share how they have incorporated these sources into their work. Whether it's a city, a person, a movie, a promise, a piece of garbage, or simply the act of conversing, inspiration comes in many forms; being able to recognize and harness its power is half the battle.
Open the door to a new way of seeing through an endless stream of imagery and ideas straight to a designer's desktop. Indigenous design, traditional patterns, captivating textures and materials, and common and uncommon are uniquely assembled to stimulate the creative process, allowing inspiration to flow not from finished designs, but from textures, colors, patterns, and primitive and offbeat imagery. Find inspiration in unique ways to heighten the creative process and enliven your work.
Petrula Vrontikis is creative director of Vrontikis Design Office, a full-service graphic communication design firm in Los Angeles, and a senior faculty member at Art Center College of Design. She lectures at universities, to professional organizations, and at conferences nationwide about her work and about graphic design education and inspiration.