Some days, the creative well doesn’t necessarily run dry, but it gets a little low. Browsing websites and blogs for inspiration can be fun and efficient, but there are times when something can just catch our eye and spark some creativity. This usually happens when we’re not looking for it.
In any design firm or ad agency, you’ll always see designers hanging up torn out pages from design magazines, annuals, or just any random printed piece, converting their workspace into a small nook of creativity. I’ll hang up something interesting not because I have an idea of how it can inspire my work that same day, but because that inspiration will creep up on me one day when I’m not expecting it. And in the meantime, I get to surround myself with exciting ideas.
Here are the walls of three of our designers.
Plenty of design magazines and publications are still out there and ready to be torn apart for your own personal inspiration. This website has a nice list of 21 Magazines Especially for Designers. Take a look, subscribe, start hanging up some pages, and wait for unexpected inspiration. Whether these mags contain nice visuals or informative and instructional articles, there’s a little something for everyone looking to get creative.