The Inspiration Book

Something useful that I always like to keep on hand when going through the creative process is my inspiration book. Over time, I've clipped photos, graphics, type treatments, textures and patterns from magazines and have archived them in a small notebook. It's always growing and is always changing. Some pages are just words, this is great for getting typography ideas or for brainstorms when you're looking for just the right word. A few of the pages are just plain ugly and don't have the flow I intended while others are perfectly laid out with tons of beautiful ideas. This is just a fun, simple, cost efficient way to overcome creative block and always have something hands-on to flip through to get the juices flowing.