Valentine's Day Print & Graphic Design Inspiration

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Tue, Feb 10, 2015

It's almost Valentine's Day and we're ready to celebrate! In honor of this affectionate holiday, we wanted to share some designs that really spread the love. From packaging to paper crafts, there's a wide world of printed Valentine's fun to explore.

Valentine's Day Poster Designs

Valentine's Day Posters
We love this collection of Valentine posters. From funny to thoughtful, they're sure to make your empty walls feel loved.

 Paper Crafts for Your Valentine

Valentine's Day Paper Crafts
These fun ideas for Valentine's Day paper crafts are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Find some fancy paper and get to work.

Festive Valentine's Day Packaging

Valentine's Day Packaging

Seasonal packaging is always an exciting way to showcase a product. These specialty hot sauces are sure to spice up your holiday.

Illustrations for the Science Nerd You Love

Valentine's Day Illustations

These art prints are great for the pun loving scientist in your life. From space freaks to robot lovers, there's something for everyone.

Hand Lettered Love for Someone Special

Valentines Day Hand Lettered Card

You can't go wrong with a classic card. These adorable cards feature some lovely hand lettering that anyone will love.


We hope this blog post got you into the Valentine's Day spirit. Here's hoping your February 14th is filled with chocolate, flowers and a beautifully printed card.

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Tags: print, graphic design, inspiration, package design, holidays, posters, cards, illustration, Valentines Day

Graphic Design Inspiration: Thanksgiving

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Fri, Nov 21, 2014

It's that time of year again. The day when we reflect upon everything we're thankful for, and it's considered socially acceptable to overeat until you fall asleep. In honor of Thanksgiving, we've put together some graphic design inspiration for you to stuff your face with before the turkey fest begins.

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards
Thanksgiving Postcards - Graphic Design
Thanksgiving Typography
Thanksgiving Typography
Hand Turkey Illustrations
Thanksgiving Hand Turkey Illustrations
Thanksgiving Greeting Cards
Thanksgiving Greeting Cards - #thankful
Vintage Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Photos
Vintage Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Photographs
We hope this post has inspired you with some holiday spirit. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!



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Graphic Design Inspiration: Foodie Fun

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Two of my favorite things are cooking and graphic design. After a long day of work I love to go home and create an awesome meal. So naturally, I get really excited when food and design come together. I get inspired by everything from new and interesting package design to high quality food photography. This collection showcases a few of my favorite combinations of food and graphic design. 

Real Food Typography

Graphic Design Inspiration: Food

Cool Ice Cream Logos

Graphic Design Inspiration: Food

Gorgeous Food Photography & Recipe Design

Graphic Design Inspiration: Food

Awesome Sushi Package Design

Graphic Design Inspiration: Food

Sweet Food Lettering

Graphic Design Inspiration: Food

Juicy Burger Logos

Graphic Design Inspiration: FoodLovely Tea Packaging

Graphic Design Inspiration: Food

I hope you've enjoyed this foodie blog post. What's the best food inspired graphic design you've come across?


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Tags: graphic design, typography, logo design, inspiration, photography, package design, food, foodie

Boston Strong: Graphic Designs for Good

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Boston Strong, Boston Marathon, TPI Solutions Ink, All The Big Trees

“Boston Strong is about the triumph of community” Gov. Deval Patrick 

Last year at the Boston Marathon we were all united by tragedy. Out of that tragedy came an enormous wave of support from within our city as well as from people around the world. Boston Strong has become the identity of our resilience. We've all banded together as a community to help the victims and their families recover over the past year. With their spirit in mind, we've put together a collection of designs that directly support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Please join us in giving back to those who are still running on that long road to recovery.

#BostonStrong T-shirt, Emerson College ~

The original Boston Strong shirt, created by three Emerson College students, is one of the most recognizable symbols of support. As of April 2014 over 60,000 shirts have been sold and over $1,000,000 has been donated to The One Fund. All net proceeds go directly to The One Fund

BostonLove shirt created by Crtl.Alt.Design ~

This BostonLove shirt created by Crtl.Alt.Design. is a true representation of the love we all have for this city. 100% of the proceeds from this shirt are donated to The One Fund.

One Heart #Boston by Aaron Bouvier ~ tpisolutionsink.comGraphic Designer Aaron Bouvier created shirts, letterpress prints, and tote bags for his project One Heart Boston. His design has become increasingly popular and the initial run has sold out. The donation from the One Heat Boston design to The One Fund was over $31,000.

#BostonStrong T-shirt benefits Boston Marathon Relief Fund ~

Local designer Andrew Matre created a Boston Strong logo, business card and shirt. Proceeds from the sale of this shirt go the Boston Marathon Relief Fund.

New Balance Runners for #Boston T-shirt ~

New Balance created this Runners for Boston shirt. They will donate $10 from the sale of each shirt to The One Fund through December 21, 2014.

Please consider donating to help support the victims of the Boston Marathon and stay #BostonStrong

Tags: graphic design, logo design, inspiration, Design, branding, Boston Marathon, Boston Strong, The One Fund

Graphic Design Inspiration: Baseball Opening Day!

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Fri, Apr 04, 2014

Opening Day at historic Fenway Park is upon us. To celebrate the start of the 2014 season for our World Champion Boston Red Sox we've put together a collection of baseball themed links for your graphic design inspiration. GO SOX!!

Baseball Logos

Baseball Logo Graphic Design Inspiration ~

Vintage Baseball Photography

Vintage Baseball Photography

Baseball Fonts

Baseball Fonts


Minimalist Ballpark Posters

Baseball Poster Design


Vintage Ticket Design

Ticket Typography Vintage


We hope this blog post has gotten you excited for opening day.


What team are you rooting for in 2014?


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Tags: graphic design, typography, logo design, inspiration, photography, fonts, posters, spring, baseball

Lucky In Love: St. Patrick's Day Wedding Printing Inspiration

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Mon, Mar 17, 2014

We've been bombarded by wedding printing at TPI lately. In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day and longing for all things green and spring related we've put together a collection of St. Patrick's Day wedding and party printed materials to get you in the mood for some green beer and warmer weather.

St. Patrick's Day Wedding

St. Patrick's Day Wedding

St. Patrick's Day Wedding

St. Patrick's Day Wedding

St. Patrick's Day Wedding

St. Patrick's Day Wedding

St. Patrick's Day Wedding


We hope you've enjoyed our St. Patrick's Day wedding inspiration. Will you be celebrating in a special way this year?


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Tags: graphic design, inspiration, holidays, wedding invitations, invitations, St. Patrick's Day, spring, seasons

Wedding Invitation Printing with Personalization

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Mon, Mar 10, 2014

The year has started out with a bang at TPI Solutions Ink. We are having a blast working with brides and grooms on printing their gorgeous custom wedding invitations, save the date cards and more for their upcoming 2014 nuptials.Wedding Invitation Printing & Personalization ~

One of our favorite services to incorporate with wedding materials is personalized printing. Using variable data allows you to personalize everything from your envelopes right down to your menus. In fact, one of our brides customized her guests' menus not only with their name but with the specific meal they had chosen for the special day!

How is it done you ask? By creating a simple excel database. The database can include as much variable information as you choose. We find that most brides and grooms stick to the basics, guests' names and addresses. This is perfect if you don't want to hand address all of your envelopes or pay for a calligrapher. At TPI Solutions Ink we can print the addresses directly onto your envelopes and/or postcards in almost any font to match your wedding invitation design.

Another idea for personalization is on the RSVP cards. Often times a bride will find that a card is returned without a name written on the line or in other cases maybe too many names are written in. With the variable data in the excel worksheet we are able to personalize each RSVP card with your guest's name. Now all they have to do is check off yes, will attend or no, unable to attend and drop the card in the mail eliminating any confusion.

Day-of pieces, like escort cards, tags and menus can be personalized too. Using variable data adds a great personal touch to your wedding materials and can save time and aggravation as well. We hope this blog post has inspired you to get creative and add personalization to your printed wedding materials. How can we help make your day a bit more special?

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Tags: print, TPI Solutions Ink, inspiration, variable data printing, custom printed, wedding invitations, cards, invitations, personalization

Graphic Design Inspiration: Fall

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Thu, Sep 26, 2013

It's my absolute favorite season, fall. I've lived in New England all my life and still get excited every year as soon as it starts to get cold. There is something about multicolored trees and pumpkin flavored everything that makes these few months extra special. If you're still hung up on trips to the beach being over, we've put together some graphic design inspiration to get you in the mood for sweaters and boots.

Fall Photography

Fall Photography ~


Leaf Logos

Logo Design, Leaves ~


Fall Vectors 

Leaves, vectors ~


Fall Typefaces

Fall Fonts, Typefaces ~


Fall Printables 

Fall Printables ~


We hope you've enjoyed our fall graphic design inspiration. What's your favorite thing about this time of year?


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Tags: graphic design, type, logo design, inspiration, photography, seasons, fall

Shark Week Graphic Design Inspiration

Posted by Addy Fulmer on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

It's everyone's favorite week of TV, Discovery Channel's now famous and fascinating Shark Week, beginning on Sunday, August 4th this year. To get you in the spirit we've put together some shark related graphic design inspiration.

Shark Infographics

If you can't get enough facts and figures about sharks you'll want to take a look at this collection of shark related infographics. Your friends will be impressed with your vast knowledge!

Shark Week Infographic ~


Shark Photography

I know I wouldn't want to be in the water taking these photographs! What about you? Check out this chilling collection of shark photographs.

Shark Week Photography ~


Printed Shark Movie Posters

How many shark movies can you name? I bet you don't know all of these. Check out the printed shark movie posters at the link below. I think you'll be surprised!

Printed Shark Movie Posters ~


Shark Logos

Yes, shark logos! It's amazing how many are out there. This blog on Abudzeedo puts them all in one place for you to enjoy.

Shark Incorporated Logo Graphic Design ~


Shark Fonts

And . . . shark fonts, of course! What would our Shark Week Graphic Design Inspiration blog be without shark fonts? Do I see a new shark logo in the making?

Shark Inspired Fonts, Typography ~


We hope you've enjoyed our shark week graphic design inspiration.

Have a Happy Shark Week!


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Tags: print, graphic design, graphic designer, typography, logo design, inspiration, photography, infographic, posters, shark week

4th of July - Printed Firecracker Labels & Fireworks Photography

Posted by Carrie Grove on Tue, Jul 02, 2013

I don't know about you but I LOVE the 4th of July! I really think it just might be my favorite holiday. It's full of the patriotic colors RED, WHITE and BLUE (red being a favorite of mine), it means summer is really here and it means time at the lake relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Along with the red, white and blue and the 4th of July parades the air will be filled with colorful, awe inspiring fireworks. Who doesn't love fireworks? Well, I know I do so I decided to revisit a blog post that I wrote a couple of years back entitled Print and Graphic Design Inspiration – Fireworks. In that blog post I included l included links to all kinds of cool sites about fireworks. Since that post so much more has shown up on the web so here are some new links that may interest and inspire you this Independence Day.

volcano firecracker labelVintage printed firecracker labels seem to be all the rage. I found many collections online, for display as well as for sale. Collecting these firecracker designs is a passion for some.

Mr. Brick Label has been collecting Chinese firecracker labels since he was five and you can see his collection on flickr.

My Collection of Chinese Firecracker Labels

If you are a Pinterest user you may want to consider following Jennifer Roginson's Pinterest Board. It contains a nice collection of vintage firecracker label images.

Firecracker Labels

The following blog post was written in 2010 and it contains some nice examples of firecracker packaging.

Design Friday: 65 Vintage Firecracker Labels

Do you have any favorite sites? Please share below if you do!


So, since many of us will be seeing a fireworks display over the July 4th holiday weekend I thought I would put together some links for fireworks photography. If you take any good ones feel free to share!

Firework Photography Tips from

Photographing Fireworks


Digital Photography School offers this instructional.

How to Photograph Fireworks Displays


And, who wouldn't want to check out the tips offered by National Geographic?

Photo Gallery: Photographing Fireworks



Last but not least National Geographic Kids has this great collection of firework photography. Enjoy!

Firework Pictures

4th of July Firework Photography


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Tags: graphic design, printing, inspiration, photography, package design, color, 4th of July