The amount of times I’ve heard “that’s so unoriginal,” or “this has already been done before” is uncountable. As consumers of creativity we have become so locked in on experiencing something that has never been done before, that so many great things are built on a predecessor. We don’t frown upon a Ferarri, because the first automobile was built in 1886 and anything after that is just a copy. Instead we applaud Ferrari because they have created an incredible machine based on the work of someone else.
Creators are just as guilty. We focus on trying to be original and ground breaking instead of appreciating others work with the main thought of “This is an amazing, but how can I make it better?’ We are always told to do our own thing and not to copy others, but this thinking puts a void in our creative thinking. Find work that you love, people that you are inspired by, and use their ideas to fuel your own.
With this in mind I would like to post some content that inspires me:
http://www.pocopeople.com.au/folio#: This website uses beautiful photography and extreme simplicity to market themselves. The settings of their images really catch your eye.
http://www.vlog.it: Full of imagery and simplicity as well, with a unugue way of displaying their content.