Marusha Belle creates some of the most adorable patterns and graphics. Are you in the mood for a sweet summer escape, funny animals or a spooky Halloween Design? Marusha Belle has so many great designs to choose from. Check them all out right here!
Aren't these designs just darling? They are so cute and fun! Check out more that Marusha Belle has to offer on Creative Market.
You can’t deny it! We are living in an age of social media and to go along with it, there are a plethora of social media icons. Marketers are constantly encouraging more likes, more shares, more views, and they just can’t get enough. Social media is exploding and it doesn't look like it's ever going to slow down!
Are you looking for new ways to drive business to your site? Get creative and find a unique looking icon that will be sure to catch the eye of your reader. Check out these original, modern, and even funky social media icons to add to your site.
Glitter Social Media Icons by DingbatPress
We really hope you've been inspired to seek out a fun and unique social media icon that will hopefully encourage more clicks! Feel free to browse more of Creative Market's fabulous web design ideas.
Kelly Jane Creative has some of the most darling designs. From spooky ghosts and autumn leaves, to Christmas wreaths and apple orchards, Kelly Jane Creative focuses on seasonal themes and currently has some great graphics to choose from.
Purple Floral Wreaths, Patterns, and Borders
We hope you have enjoyed these sweet designs and have found just what you've been looking for. Check out Kelly Jane Creative on Creative Market for more darling ideas.
Having a cute and unique baby shower invitation is almost as important as the party itself. All of your party guests will be excited for the arrival of your little one and will be just as excited to receive an adorable invitation in the mail. It will also be a beautiful keepsake of the special occasion along with all of your photos from the shower, so why not make one that you will be proud to see in the baby book in years to come.
We've put together a list of adorable little graphics, photoshop brushes, and patterns that you will be sure to love.
Backgrounds and Patterns
Baby Lullaby by Sandra DeHart
Ribbons, Bows, and Flourishes
We hope you have gotten some great ideas to get you started on planning your perfect and memorable baby shower.
Want more creative Baby-related inspiration? Check out Creative Market for more ideas.
Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead TV show was developed by Frank Darabont and is set in a post-apocalyptic world. It instantly became a cult hit after it premiered on Halloween night in 2010 and it currently has over 11 million viewers.
Fans of the show have been anxiously awaiting its return, which we will see this Sunday, October 13 on AMC. In anticipation of the return of one of the best shows on TV, we did some digging around and found some pretty interesting facts about the show. We hope you enjoy!
1. In honor of Stephen King
The leading character Rick Grimes is from the fictitious King County, Georgia, which is named in honor of Stephen King.
2. Walkers vs Zombies
Have you ever noticed that The word ‘zombie’ is never spoken in The Walking Dead. Instead, they are referred to as ‘walkers’, ‘biters’, ‘the herd’, and even ‘roamers’. According to Kirkman, this is because he wants to portray a world where the old George Romero movies (Night of the Living Dead) didn’t exist. What he means by this is that by not acknowledging the 'walkers' by the name ‘zombie’, these characters have no idea what they are dealing with. This is a completely new concept to them and not something that has come to life out of old movies they once watched.
Night of the Living Dead
3. The Virus
No one knows exactly how the virus started or how it is contracted. However, one big theory is that it is not actually contagious, but instead everyone already has it. When a person dies, they will reanimate as a ‘walker’, regardless of how they were killed. Currently, the only known way to completely kill a ‘walker’ is to ensure severe damage to the brain.
Season 1 of the show only had 6 episodes and season 2 only had 13. Because of its success, AMC agreed to 16 episodes season 3. As of this posting, viewers can expect to see 16 episodes for season 4 as well and will once again be broken up into 2 parts (8 episodes each).
5. Mad Scientists
In season 1, we meet the CDC scientist Edwin Jenner. His character is named after Edward Jenner, the English scientist who developed the smallpox vaccine in the late 18th century.
6. Walker School
Believe it or not, the actors who play ‘walkers’ in the show go through training to learn how to move and act that way. Their movements are slow and somewhat deliberate.
7. SWAT Team keeping the peace
8. Humans are outnumbered
In the world of The Walking Dead, ‘walkers’ outnumber the living about 5,000 to 1.
9. Smiling skulls
In the very first episode, the blood from first walker that Rick Grimes kills leaves a shape of a smiling skull on his shirt.
10. Daryl's Crossbow
Daryl Dixon’s crossbow is a Horton Scout HD 125. It retails for around $300.
11. 'The Governor'
12. Segregated Meals
While having meals during shooting, the human actors eat separately from the ‘dead’ actors.
13. Further Decay
As the seasons progress, the walker's makeup becomes more grey and morbid to indicate further decay with the passage of time.
We hope that you have enjoyed this fun set of trivia for all of the current Walking Dead fans out there. If you feel this list infected you with The Walking Dead virus and can't wait to add some gory effects to your project, check out these products that will be sure to give you the creepy look you’ve been searching for.
Retro is in baby! This classic look has been back in style for a while, and it seems that people just can’t get enough of it. Whether you’re looking to promote yourself or have a do-it-yourself project of your own, here are some creative ways to get that nostalgic look you’ve been wanting.
Stationary and Envelopes
Stationary isn't just for business use, feel free to use it for personal purposes as well. Handwritten notes add that personal touch that can't be replicated through digital communications.
Greeting Cards and Invitations
Greeting cards and invitations are always exciting to receive. Send a card that has this look and your party guests will be talking about it for weeks!
Nothing makes you stand out more than a unique business card. People collect tons of business cards each week and you don't want yours to end up in that forgotten pile. Hand out one that will make others talk!
Backgrounds and Patterns
Have you been wanting a different background for your website or scrapbook? Check out these retro patterns that will give your project that warm feel of yesteryear.
Ribbons and Labels
Ribbons and labels are a fun way to add some style to your designs. Try these retro ribbons to make your project stand out.
The collections of Evgeniya Ivanova are so beautiful, simple and sweet. They are well suited for any project needing a feminine touch. Browse through some of her designs ranging from Sweet Berries, Corals, Cherry Blossoms, and Seasonal Backgrounds.
Alexa Vector Design (aka Sasha) is a vector illustrator living and working in different countries around the world. Her fabulous designs include gorgeous Asian style flowers, vintage floral patterns, fun winter cap vectors, and don’t miss out on the Funny Birds Greeting Card.
Delagraphica (aka Chus Moreno) has a stunning collection of illustrations. They are simple, yet elegant and conform with the modern flat design. A visit this shop will allow you to explore fun graphics themes ranging from wedding and baby to cute halloween owls.
Here at COLOURlovers we are absolutely in love with everything related to color and color theory. We recently posted the first part of our interview with the incredible and talented Jude Stewart, author of the new book ROY G. BIV. Her book delves into the exciting and wonderful world of color.
We had the chance to sit down with her an ask her some more questions about color and her new book.
What inspired you to write this book?
ROY G. BIV started as a magazine column for a now-defunct publication called STEP Inside Design. I pitched them the idea of an infographic-style column over two pages that would capture some of the quirkier anecdotes and facts I could amass about a given color. The premise for that column was pretty simple: since nobody is inventing new colors, graphic designers (like STEP’s readers) have to dig deep into the same colors to build brand-new color palettes for that next project. I wanted to give them fresh inspiration, reawaken their eyes, and jolt them into thinking differently about color, its meanings and associations.
That column ran for just over a year, but even as it ended I found I had lots of great material, and much more to say, around this topic of color. So I started noodling how to package the idea as a book. That posed new challenges: how do you write a satisfying (and finite) book about a potentially infinite topic like color? How do you trawl an ocean? I wanted to keep some of that non-linear, infographic-style freedom while still providing a book you could read cover-to-cover if you chose. I really love books that offer readers a compelling game, that press the boundaries of what we think books can be formally. After experimenting with a few formats, I hit upon this idea of organizing the chapters into single colors, but supplementing that clear, linear organization by sprinkling thematic cross-references throughout the text. So if you’re reading in the pink chapter about Mountbatten Pink, which the British briefly used to paint warships during WWII, you’re invited to hop to another anecdote about imperialism in color in the green chapter: an entry debating whether or not Napoleon was killed by his green, arsenic-soaked wallpaper.
How did you research this book?
I’d say the hardest part of researching the book was deciding when and how to stop. There’s simply tons of fascinating material out there about color, but you can’t own a zillion-page book. Ultimately I decided on a few rules-of-thumb that I explain in the book’s introduction. I didn’t see the point of listing every single meaning for the color red because really, what good is that? You’re going to forget most of that laundry list until there’s a gripping story attached to a particular meaning. So I focused on the best, juiciest stories connecting colors to various meanings – facts and anecdotes that caught my attention and sustained it, that felt like a revelation.
I also tried to tackle many big-picture color questions—Why is the sky blue? Why is pink for girls and blue for boys? Why do prisoners wear orange?— but I included only those explanations that involved a bang-up good story, one that would swim suddenly into focus the next time you encountered that color.
Who designed the cover?
I developed the book’s design concept with my dear friends Chrish Klose and Tine Gundelach, formerly of Studio Grau in Berlin. Chrish now runs a lovely bookbinding and paper-goods studio with her sister Jenny called Wednesday Paper Works. Because she was busy with this new venture, we turned the project over to a new designer, the amazing Oliver Munday. He took the project over the finish line while giving it a unique stamp of his own. I can’t imagine a stronger realization of this elusive idea than his.
What inspired you to select the specific quotes you feature in your book? Do you have a favorite?
I love so many of the color quotes, it’s tough to choose a favorite. I suppose I selected all of these because they make it clear how forceful people’s opinions can be about colors. Color is an incredibly strong topic that riles people up.
But it’s cheating if I don’t actually choose a favorite quote, right? Below are two of my favorites. I like how, as a pair, they express color’s dual nature: both a trick of perception, a cognitive phenomenon dependent on many factors, and as an emotional, visceral, swooning experience.
Color is an illusion, but not an unfounded illusion.
—C.L. Hardin, author of Color for Philosophers: Unweaving the Rainbow
Color is like a closing eyelid, a tiny fainting spell . . .
—Roland Barthes, French philosopher and cultural theorist
So, Jude now that we know a little bit about your book ...Tell us about the woman behind the masterpiece.
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Philadelphia and have lived for long stretches in New York, Berlin, New Haven CT, and now Chicago.
When did you begin writing?
ROY G. BIV is my first full-length book on my own, but I do have other book projects. I translated Tales of the Danube, a book of fairy tales, from the German – that translation will be published later this year.
Who is your favorite author?
My favorite author is probably John McPhee. He’s a long-time New Yorker writing with a marvelously fine style, just perfect really. He’s written a book called Oranges that represents possibly my ideal of what’s beautiful and true in a great book. It started with a mundane premise: back in the 1960s, he wrote a magazine article about how frozen orange-juice concentrate was so popular it was eclipsing fresh-squeezed juice. So he trundled down to Florida to figure out how and why that could be true. Out of this fairly humdrum concept he unearths this extraordinary story spooling all around oranges: their history as a fruit, the lore surrounding them, the industries intertwined with them, how culture and fruit and color intersect in this humble food. It’s incredibly good.
What are you working on now?
I’m having my first baby, a boy named Lev Henry, in early August. A monster project in a pint-sized package! I’m also working on a second book project, a popular cultural history of graphic patterns like polka dots, camouflage, fleur de lis, et cetera. (We are pleased to announce that Jude gave birth to a healthy baby boy after this interview! Congratulations Jude!)
More about Jude Stewart
Jude Stewart writes frequently about design and culture for magazines including Slate, The Believer and Fast Company, among others. As a contributing editor for Print, she blogs twice monthly about color, patterns, and other design-related hilarities. Her book ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color is available now. She lives in Chicago.