Finding Inspiration: Walker Art Center

Posted on Jun 14, 2015 in inspiration

Art museums and galleries are a great source of inspiration. Even if you are not experienced with art history or you don’t work in a creative field, spending an hour or two within an art museum can leave you feeling a little more imaginative than you were before.

I had the pleasure of visiting the new pop art exhibit at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this past weekend. While there, I snapped photos of some of my favorite pieces to keep for inspiration. In this exhibit I was particularly interested in pop trends like bold illustrations, colors and type – and I thought I’d share them here. Enjoy!


Inspired by: color scheme, pattern and illustration style.

Inspired by: typography, illustrations and variety in materials.

Inspired by: typography, illustrations, colors and variety in materials.

Inspired by: colors, type and illustration.

Inspired by: colors and illustration.


Inspired by: colors, print style, display and variety in materials (those are seed packets!).

Inspired by: how the paint becomes a texture.

Inspired by: how the paint becomes a texture.


Inspired by; typography and stylization.


(Left) Inspired by: patterns. (Right) Inspired by: pattern and woven style.


Inspired by: clean lines and negative space.

How do you feel about art museums as a source of inspiration? Did any of these pieces speak to you? I may do semi-regular posts about how and where I find inspiration, featuring photos, mood boards – all that good stuff. Stay tuned!



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