Sources of inspiration: Design is a discipline that is formed by a diverse and eclectic set of influences from both past and present, which informs a variety of choices and decisions made during the design process. The effect may be profound or partial and can affect the overall structure and content of the work, or appear as a subtle twist.
Sources of Graphic Design Inspiration
Designers can be influenced by the vernacular language of the urban environment to produce a piece of the current and modern, classic or working with ideas when dealing with spacing and proportions.
Art has always influenced by the design. The principles that have defined and guided art movement was prepared, has adapted and brought into the design, particularly those related to page layout and composition. For example, the rule of thirds is used to determine the focal point in a piece of work, while the rules of chance is used to create a more interesting composition.
Proximity motion pictures, and a sequence of images to inspire designers often resulting layout structure and publications in similar ways. For example, the book discusses the importance of speed and narration in a work, aspects that can be structured like a film. Pace and intensity can be changed and manipulated through the use of different treatments for the layout, images and text.
The majority of designs are produced to serve the present need so that there is a common cultural reference or influence for a piece of work aims to attract the target audience. Designers using elements of popular culture such as color, typography and accepted social norms or taboos in their work to reflect the times they lived and to appeal to the communal mind. At the cutting edge, this may include the use of vernacular culture to create designs with elements from the pulse of the people to keep moving.
There are many publications for and about industrial design. This is not only useful to look at the work of other designers, but to keep track of the movements, trends and technologies in the industry in general. The industry publication also allows designers to build a book of contacts and track the work, which may be useful in the future. These publications are also provided relevant information on the administrative side of the business of design, such as legal, tax consulting and copyright details of the various bodies organizations and associations.
Design and music seem to have a symbiotic relationship as a designer can follow the principles of music to inject pace or rhythm to the project. A designer can mimic the beat of the music through the use of images that have a large scale or free text page interlude in the flow of content, creating different beats in how the page content is divided between image and text pages.
Collections of objects and items found can also provide a set of eclectic and exciting effect. Designers actively looking for inspiration for their work in different locations, even in their respective cities. At other times, inspiration may come from an object in their studio. These influences can creep into design decisions. Many designers to surround themselves with interesting objects, pictures, posters and other stimuli to continue to be inspired.
Other areas of design
Graphic designers take inspiration from all creative fields, including the fields of design, such as furniture and interiors. Indeed, many creative people do not see themselves as being limited to a single discipline. For example, De Stijl and Bauhaus schools involved in painting, furniture and graphic design, using general principles to guide their work in different disciplines and media.
The designs are produced by a variety of influences including art, music, magazines, or a collection of objects such as the composition of the painting by the Russian modernist abstract painters: Wassily Kandinsky. Magazines, in particular, tend to be appropriate from a variety of influences to produce dynamic visual cover and spread.
Designers also glean inspiration from random objects and items like Russian dolls.