Weekly design inspiration: Superheroes

This week we’ve decided to pay tribute to Ant-Man being out and the Deadpool trailer gracing us with its presence, and have been collecting our favourite pieces of superhero-inspired design. We’re been feeling inspired by flying drones in New York, chalk street art in Madrid and the story of the unemployed superheroes…

Post-it note superheroes

What better way to spice up a boring office wall, and kill a couple of hours, than to build a mosaic superhero out of 8024 Post-it notes. This is what Ben Brucker did to the walls in his workplace. The best part? Ben’s boss even gave him a $300 budget to do it! Here’s what went down…

The Shop SF_Superhero Post-it Mural from Ben Brucker on Vimeo.

Noir series

Next up we’re looking at the work of American illustrator Marko Manev and his collection of noir-inspired superheroes. We love the dark, moody take on the popular Marvel characters – god of thunder Thor is probably our favourite.

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Noir series via Behance

Flying people in New York City

Now to a new take on a marketing campaign, we’ve been admiring this video from the creators of the Chronicle film. We love that they let their marketing team fly human drones across the skyline in New York, replicating the imagery of the movie’s poster. The video itself has attracted nearly 9 million views, and the drones even made several appearances on TV news channels.

Flying People in New York City via Youtube

Batman streetart

Now to Madrid and Julian Beever’s street-art. Created to celebrate the launch of The Dark Knight Rises, we love these chalk-based Batman murals. Julian also created a Batman and Robin 3D street painting in 2007, which is equally mind-boggling – we seriously admire his patience and attention to detail in creating these.

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Batman 3D streetart via bizarbin.com

The unemployed superhero

We’ve saved the best till last this week. We present to you the witty and charming Unemployed Superhero. All credit goes to our Senior Copywriter Liz for bringing this website to attention. Not only are we fans of the sleek, well-designed website, but we’re also charmed by the comic illustrations and commentary – this managed to cheer up every member of our creative team!

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Missed our last GIF-themed design inspiration article? Catch up with it here.

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