Autumn is well-known around the world as the season of change. The shifting colors of the lush forests have been an inspiration for mankind for centuries. In art, Fall represents duality and diversity.
It is a transitional season that has the characteristics of both its predecessor and its descendant. Days of warmth and growth are followed by wintriness and hibernation. This period of fluctuation can be successfully translated into the design world through the use of symbolic design elements. By picking the right color palette and applying the right textures, designers can create a variety of abstract art that originates from the mesmerizing Autumnal beauty.
Today’s collection of graphic art will take you on an inspiring journey through some of the most remarkable Autumn designs.
Fall-Colored Web & Print Design Inspiration
#1: Gunnarshögs Gård
Source: The Dieline
The packaging design for this all-natural food brand takes the best out of the Autumn color palette. The deep yellow, creamy beige and light purple labels make a great contrast with the whole food packs. The decoration of the product display acts as a fine reference to the harvesting season.
#2: Elkhorn Vintage Label
Photographer: Jon Williamson
This vintage green peas packaging has a dark design with a yellow-tinted overlay. The elk refers to the Elkhorn brand while the green peas photo collage naturally balances the composition.
#3: Life is Damn Good
Designer: Fil Gouvea
Although the floral composition of this typography design reminds mostly of Spring, the dark, low-contrast colors and rough font give the poster an Autumnal feel.
#4: Vintage Autumn Collage
Designer: Lee McKenna
This vintage mixed media collage is everything an Autumn design could hope for. The raw textures and natural elements combined with a soft earthy color palette make this collage an outstanding example of a Fall-inspired design.
#5: Sweet Pantone Palette
Source: Food Photogrist
Designer: Lucy Litman
This photographic composition by Lucia Litman will make your mouth water and get your creative juices flowing. Each color in this Pantone palette is represented by a specific food. All combined together, the colors remind of an abstract Autumnal landscape.
#6: Autumnal Typographic Poster
Designer: Jairo Miranda
The soft overlay of the vintage floral letters gives the poster a nostalgic feel. The color combination and the overall remorse finish of this poster make it a beautiful example of an Autumn-colored design.
#7: CHVRCHES Poster Design
This remarkable poster presents a combination of soft natural colors and raw, detailed textures. Although the poster is targeted for the Spring, the color palette of the design can be successfully used in Autumn-themed graphic projects.
#8: HER Magazine Cover
Designer: Victor Beuren
This awe-inspiring drawing of two redhead lovebirds is an ideal representation of a Fall-colored design. This Autumnal illustration is created for the October issue of the HER Magazine.
#9: Franciscan Restaurant Poster
This cheerful, vintage poster of a San Francisco restaurant uses a beautiful combination of Autumnal colors to create a jolly and natural looking illustration of the local Fisherman’s wharf.
#10: “Welcome To Austria” Vintage Travel Poster
Source: Creative Roots
This is one of the many gorgeous Austrian travel posters you can find online. Yet, it’s the one that best uses the Fall color palette to draw the mesmerizing nature of the bavarian mountains.
#11: Houstonia Burger Poster
Source: Fonts in Use
We can’t talk about Fall-colored design without featuring a food-themed art project. Food photography uses the full spectrum of Autumnal colors to create delicious and naturally looking meal shots.
#12: Cirque du Soleil JOYA Poster
Designer: Kate O’Hara
Most of the illustrations of Kate O’Hara have that Autumnal feel we’re looking for, yet the Cirque du Soleil cover is the most remarkable of them. It presents a hand-drawn fairy tale illustration and uses a combination of Fall-inspired colors to refer to the feasting season.
#13: Woloho Website
Source: Design Made in Germany
Designer: Salina T. Gandji
The website of WOLOHO – We Help Eachother has a vintage header image that uses a mix of photographic collages tinted in different colors. As a whole, the website has a dreamy, wistful feel that can be related to the Autumn season.
#14: Fall-Colored Food Website Theme
Source: WP Mustache
Yet another food-themed website layout that made it to our Fall-colored design collection. The delightful combination of highly saturated colors that can be seen on the food photos can make anyone hungry.
This minimalist website uses a combination of soft beige and orange for its header image and product display. Although it’s quite simple, the color use of this web design can be creatively used in other Fall-inspired design projects.