It has become commonplace for designers and illustrators to gather up a mass of images when starting a project to create ‘mood boards’ in order to both inspire, set the tone and help direct their thinking toward the desired creative outcome. Consequently there have been a few image blogs (of course there is always Tumblr as well). Haw-lin is one of those blogs. I have heard both praise and hatred for this type of thing from different artists and designers. The chief complaint I hear is that the original creators of the images are quite often never referenced and sometimes not even linked back to. Personally I like them and use sites like this to create mood boards but then often wonder if I am being over influenced by what I gather up.

What do you think?

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