Designers always feel themselves lack of inspirational things which may serve as catalyst to get their wild imaging crazy, here are few simple steps to get you inspired.
Visit an Art Gallery
It may seem reinventing the wheel but a widely known cure for a designer is to visit an art gallery and chances are there that modern art gets your motor running with its taste of flamboyant but you may find inspiration from masters too.
Check Out A Charity Store
Visit your nearest charity store where you get things for $1 and $2 and try one or more things which you feel are visually interesting whether an old doll, some old pattern or a record and then try to build your design on it, it can be challenging but it will take you out of the square.
Photograph Interesting Textures and Colours
Keep your digital camera with you and try to capture some interesting textures objects and colors. Use your findings for your inspiration or components of your new design.
Wander Through Some Street Art
Wander through the streets and you may find some interesting art expressed in urban environment.
Go to the Movies for Trailers and Posters
Watch a movie you like and you may find some interesting typeface during the credits or some nice effects.
Go to a Record Store to Scope out Album Art
You may find an inspiring design at a music store much like watching a movie.
Visit a Foreign Food Store
Visiting a foreign food store may get your creative juice flowing out and what you have to do is to buy the most visually interesting thing there.
Get on a Bus and View Signage
Having a bus ride can be inspirational and you may hit upon an inspirational design rather a lamp post or other vehicle while driving your own car and trying to get inspired by the signage.
Wander through some Antique Stores
Antiques have their own appeal and visiting an antique store can have a positive influence on your work.