Whoever said life imitates art hasnâ€™t taken a scroll through Instagram lately â€“ there are more creative approaches to design unfolding in the average mini feedÂ than any lived experience weâ€™ve ever had.
With the help of design college Shillington, weâ€™ve curated a list of some of the most imaginative designÂ minds showcased on the platformÂ (including a few noteworthy ShillingtonÂ graduates, former teachers and guest lecturers). Consider your daily cultural quota met.
1.Â Tatsuya Tanaka
We suspect â€˜surrealismâ€™ may beÂ Tatsuya Tanakaâ€™s middle name. Itâ€™s the mundane made magical (a generous helping of bizarre) that we love about this Japanese artist.
Weâ€™re in love with the colour-popping work and whims of eccentric accessory artist Georgia Perry who renders any rainbow positively drab.
Gather someÂ design advice fromÂ Georgia’s recent lecture.
Hand-drawn letteringÂ seems a breeze when compared to theÂ careful creative shaping showcased on Danielleâ€™s page. Our favourite has to be the mashed potato lettering of the word November as created by, just in time for last yearâ€™s Thanksgiving celebrations. Genius.
Living in Northern Sweden provides ample inspiration for this illustrator and animatorâ€™s Scandi-cool creations and we just canâ€™t get enough of his epic snaps of the snowy locale.
See how Christopher managed to secure calls from Michael Kors thanks to his social media savvy here.Â
Thereâ€™s something endlessly beautiful about some seriously sharp hand-lettering and Handmade Font offers typography inspo galore. We guarantee your next print is in here somewhere.
Something of a legend in the realm of things printed and papery, this account is a beautiful peak into bright, creative lives, with images from their latest letterpress stationary and their flagship store to the feast they prepared last night or their kids. Thumbs up.
This is show-and-tell of fresh new talent in the design community, with a little something to tickle everyoneâ€™s fancy.
Read more about TDK founder, Frankie Ratford, here.
Whimsical, beautiful and unbelievably detailed, thereâ€™s a tangible childhood wonder about the work from this Uzbekistani-born, NYC-based artist.
Whichever scene Neil depicts with his bold, colourful graphics (from travel brochuresÂ to fast-paced cycling scenes),Â we canâ€™t help but want to put on our wall.
Erin Donatiâ€™s profile is the perfect mix of art and photography, with a rose-coloured tint to the world around her. And yep, weâ€™ll definitely be buying a â€˜not so basicâ€™ tee from her online store.
See how Erin built such a successful,Â Pin-worthy site in thisÂ full interview.
Read aÂ full interviewÂ with the endlessly talented Ocki Magill.
The Design Tip exists for the sole purpose of inspiring you, and not just in one area of design. This is a one-stop shop for typography, water colour, graphics, photography and food art: time to getÂ following.
Looking for a design course to kick start your creative ideas? Shillington offers three and nine-month courses in graphic design for education with passion and purpose. No prior experience required. More information at shillingtoneducation.com/au