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Spring fever: floral, nature-inspired graphic design

The best season of the year is fast approaching: Spring brings with it flowers, green grass, picnics, and a fresh start.

“There’s a hope in every new seed, and every flower that grows upon the earth,” Noah and the Whale sing on The First Days of Spring, and what better way to find inspiration and hope in this new season than with a new creative project.

Why not add the colour of the year to one of your creative projects? Pantone’s pick for 2017 has a decidedly Spring-theme to it, with “Greener” being “symbolic of new beginnings”.

“Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew,” Pantone say of the colour. “Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

Spring also offers the opportunity to refresh your social media presence, be it for your own business or just a personal profile. There are numerous resources online to find just the right photo or icon, and you’d be surprised with the difference just a bit of added floral nature will do.

You can also take it further and implement these concepts to your home with some Spring-y interior design. Why not introduce some “new neutrals” to let your plants and flowers take the centrestage?

We looked through Envato Elements and GraphicRiver to curate some of the best, funnest and most motivating Spring-themed designs for the upcoming season. And if you’re in the southern hemisphere, these might help you pretend it’s Spring anyway.

Spring icons

Put a bit of Spring in the air with this inventive and fun set of Spring-themed icons.

Featuring all your favourites, from the ladybug and watering can to the good old egg, this set has everything you need to get into the Spring mood, with lots of flora and fauna, plants and animals.

Teapot

Spring is all about growth and development, typified by the blooming of flowers and shooting of seeds.

This teapot vector represents the rejuvenation that the new season can bring, and features a beautiful range of plants, flowers and birds all making a humble teapot their home.

A Spring Chicken

Developed by BlueRingMedia, this cute little guy is utilizing some springs to get a bit of an extra jump, and represents all of our excitement for the new season.

Coming to you in a PNG format, it can be used for anything from a new celebratory t-shirt or a fun Spring seasons greetings card.

Spring actions

These edits will help to bring the Spring joy to any of your favourite photos.

The before and after pictures show the difference that Spring can make – the grass is greener and the colours are far more vibrant.

The edits and filters produce some truly unique and interesting results, and show the difference that just a bit of Spring afternoon sunlight can bring.

Florals

It wouldn’t be a Spring-themed list without some floral designs, and this comprehensive collection features all you need to bloom into the new season.

Spring landscape

This one is everything you dream of for a sunny Spring day.

The simple drawing is of a serene public park, complete with a swing set and sandpit and could be you on your lunch break or after work stroll.

It’d be perfect for a Spring-themed card or as a computer background to keep you in the spirit even when you’re at work.

Spring time

Let all your friends know that your favourite season is fast-approaching with this floral and decorative design.

It could be used for virtually anything, but we think a banner, flyer or postcard would be best.

Low poly forest

This highly rendered vector gives Spring a bit of a tech-edge and brings it into the digital age.

The unique design could work well as a logo of for those that enjoy Spring just a bit differently to everyone else.

 

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