DESIGN SPRING: 5 illustrations with true wow factor

If you haven't yet downloaded our free app, Design Spring, it's time to get a move on. Check out some of the incredible artwork we've uploaded to it...

Every Friday we're giving you a taste of what our FREE iPad app, Design Spring, has to offer. Here are just five of the imaginative illustrations we're adding to the app every day to provide you with a daily dose of design inspiration!

It's not just about illustration either - you'll also find graphic design work, typography, 3D work and more on our free app, which offers zoom functionality and a search facility so you can find what you're looking for quickly and easily.

Whether you’re a designer looking for inspiration, an art director trying to find someone to commission, or you just like looking at fabulous imagery, Design Spring will have something for you. So come on, download it today!

01. Right & Wrong

DESIGN SPRING: Right and Wrong

Right and Wrong by Portugeuse designer Duarte Pires

Currently working at Fullsix Portugal, Portuguese graphic designer Duarte Pires has an ongoing love affair with vector illustrations and his specialities involve branding, logotypes, and web design. This stunning clown illustration just blew us away. "This was an escape," says the artist. "I was on free thinking/association mode."

02. All the Cats Join in the Club

Design Spring: All the Cats Join in the Club

All the Cats Join in the Club by Brazilian designer Fabio Vessoni

Fabio Vessoni is a graphic designer and illustrator from São Paulo in
Brazil. His poster art is wildly evocative, as this piece showcases in abundance; you can see more of it on his Flickr page.

03. Best Gift Ever

Design Spring: Best Gift Ever

Best Gift Ever by London-based illustrator Beugism

London based illustrator Beugism's work sits somewhere between contemporary illustration and conceptual art. In his work he uses both traditional and digital techniques and he draws his inspiration from communist murals, Japanese woodcuts and surrealist paintings. This is one of many bird portraits, and we love its playful tone.

04. No Place Like Home

Design Spring: No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home by UK designer James Oconnell

James Oconnell is a conceptual creative from Manchester who specialises in design and art direction. This illustration poking fun at the win-a-goldfish fairground tradition hits all the right notes for us.

05. Dyeing dart frog

Design Spring: Dyeing dart frog

Dyeing dart frog by freelance illustrator Sara Mena

Freelance illustrator Sara Mena works in both digital and traditional, and usually mixes both. This awesome frog design was created with watercolours and Indian ink.

If you'd like to see your work featured on Design Spring, please email

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