Designing for Father’s Day marketing promotions or greeting cards might seem easy on the surface, but in reality there are only so many ways to say “Thanks, Dad.” That’s why the best graphic designers seek fresh, unique and originally creative ways to represent Father’s Day through printed posters, banners, postcards, brochures, flyers, door hangers and greeting cards.
Check out the following for free Father’s Day vectors, graphics and a surplus of information you can repurpose in your graphic designs this June.
Father’s Day vectors and graphics
Since there are so many themes you can draw on for your Father’s Day designs – fathers who golf, fathers who fish, fathers who hunt, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, new fathers, grandfathers, etc. – it’s nearly impossible to list every single Father’s Day vector or graphic out on the web.
Instead, you can find the perfect resources by searching stock websites, both free and paid, for your specific themes. Instead of simply searching for “Father’s Day,” for example, you could search for “father and son working.” Try your searches on the following websites to find the perfect images for your designs (don’t forget to double-check licenses!):
Father’s Day history as design inspiration
Finding free and/or affordable stock images and vectors to use in your Father’s Day print marketing and greeting card designs might be easy, but many graphic designers prefer to come up with their own creative themes and designs. You can find Father’s Day graphic design inspiration by researching the history and traditions of the patriarch-honoring holiday.
Start by reading about the history of Father’s Day on the Wikipedia page, which demonstrates how the holiday was initially met with public ridicule. The more you learn about the holiday’s roots, the more opportunities you have to create compelling and unique designs that captivate audiences.
You can also glean Father’s Day graphic design inspiration from online magazines for men such as Maxim, GQ and Men’s Health. The Behance Network allows you to look at what other designers have come up with for their Father’s Day designs, so you can come up with an original eye-catcher that doesn’t look like anything anyone else has ever designed.
And because you can focus on sub-niches, such as golf and hunting, magazines on these topics likewise provide exceptional material you can use as inspiration to craft compelling Father’s Day greeting cards, brochures, and flyers.
Finally, you can find unique Father’s Day design inspiration from food, which is loaded with colorful shapes and textures you can emulate in your designs. Try searching sites such as Kaboose, All Recipes, and Kraft Foods to find some tantalizing inspiration for your taste buds and your Father’s Day designs.