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30 Amazing Budget Friendly Graphic Designs

Necessity is the mother of all invention… Simple designs and eco-friendly packaging solutions also happen to be budget friendly. In today’s marketplace designing on a budget is part of every graphic designer’s business. The great news is that a limited budget doesn’t mean ugly design. On the contrary some of the best graphic designs are the ones that are the most simple.

The best way to limit costs in all printed materials is to limit the number of colors that are used and stick to standardized sizes. In the packaging world, fewer colors and recycled materials can translate into budget friendly designs and happy consumers.

During the last year there has been a shortage in Cyan ink so check with your printers before you and your client become very blue indeed!

An added bonus to one or two color graphic designs is that you can translate these same designs into exceptionally fast web pages. Google uses speed as a factor in their SEO ranking algorithm and upload speed is dramatically impacted by what type of images you use. By limiting your color scheme you can avoid using JPG and stick to GIF and PNG 8 images and graphics that have much smaller files. GIF and PNG8 files can be slimmed down even further by pulling unused colors out of the color pallet. Looking constantly at the sizes of your image files will ensure that your upload speeds remain fast and you get the best SEO rank on speed possible.

30 great budget friendly graphic designs follow to provide inspiration and ideas about how to do more with less in your own designs.

Season Program Cover, Association de Musique Ancienne de Nancy by Hugo Roussel with Punkat

 

two color printing using odd colors and playing with space

The Future of Newspaper by David Ortiz

man cans packaging with cans and brown paper

Man Can Candle Packaging by Hart (who started this in his mother’s kitchen)

blood for life red and white design for blood donations

Blood For Life by Hoon-Dong Chung, Industrial Designer, South Korea

lady gaga spoof

Lady Gaga Fame Monster Cover (NOT by Hedi Slimani)

Museum of Warsaw poster use of green

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Sculpture Park III by Noviki Designs

blue and orange big this year in design

Playground magazine, the SOS Issueby J. Hales

Mortorman Chocolate Lager by Freshthrills

black white and red design excellent sense of design

Concentric With the Universe by Louis Ni

boxes that are design...

La Nevateria Packaging Design by Bizgrafic

red design great image

28 Days Later Silver Screen Society Poster by Adam Hanson

green and black classic design

Flavia de Maio by Debora De Maio

best blakc and white design

Day on the Internet by Diego Mir

eco packaging

WeEco DVD Packaging by WeEco Designs

black and white and numbers deisgn

Cassany Designe Nuit by MarinDsgn

green design and clever design

Woman’s Arm Wrestling by Holdsnowater

great layout in black and white

City-club Cover by Drew Marshall

pull out leaflet

Benefit Walk-Run Postcard by Crispin Finn with Inkd.com

desig my number?

DIY Dress Design by Dornob

soap packaging

Virgil’s Fine Soaps Packaging by Fuelhaus

eggs anyone?

Warwick Business School by Morse-Brown Design

use of black and white design with meaning and style

Philip Porter Landscape Design by CleanCanvas

jute tote, cool promotional bag

Zoo Jute Tote by GoPromotional

excellent use of layers

MOMA Musuem Information Cards by James Kuo

young talent

Concrete Poetry by Gozde Ture

labels as art and marketing

Dahesh Museum of Art Packaging by Poulin and Morris

dogs and design

Animal Abuse by Lailani Albano

cutout deisgn negative space

Prayer reproduced by Genus Designs

two color design with a mission

I do by Intouch Labels

amazing use of space and design

Super8 Magazine Cover by Gabz (Grzegorz Domaradzki)

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