Graphic Design Inspiration from Mother Nature: Space

October 4, 2009

Graphic design inspiration can be found most anywhere on earth – and in the universe at-large. For some celestial cerebral scintillation, try these out-of-this-world natural designs from space.

omega-centauri It's Christmas in space! Omega Centauri is a grouping of more than 100,000 brightly colored stars. I could totally see this on a Smithsonian museum Christmas card. Kind of reminds me of Seurat's pointillism. cats-eye The appropriately named Cat's Eye Nebula demonstrates how transparencies and hue variations can be infused to create wonderful beauty. I especially like the green-yellow fringes on the nebula's outskirts. aurora-shuttle Everyone's heard of auroras and you've probably seen photos – and you've perhaps witnessed an aurora firsthand. But have you ever seen an aurora from space? This awe-inspiring image puts mankind in the middle of grand design. This is also what you strive to do in your work. crab-nebula Nebulas, in general, are an awesome source of graphic design inspiration. The light transparencies and sharp-static branches of the crab nebula make for a powerful display of contrast. andromeda-galaxy How many logos have you seen that were based on the Andromeda galaxy (even if the designers didn't know that this well-recognized image was indeed another spiral galaxy)? The Andromeda galaxy, like the Milky Way and the rest of the universe, harbors many design secrets within, and with a bit of Internet exploration, you can come up with some amazing new designs that will make your competitors green with envy and your wallet green with money.

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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