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Beautiful Flower Backgrounds for Your Next Project

by Maddie Stearn on February 5, 2016 No comments

Floral backgrounds are extremely popular among designers and hobbyists alike, who enjoy the versatility that floral patterns and images can offer. You can use flower backgrounds in advertisements, wedding invitations, and even inspirational artwork, which is why many companies use florals in their products and promotional campaigns.

Flower graphics aren’t just for corporate use; some of the most popular DIY projects on Pinterest use flowers in collages, wall décor, and clothing designs. Many of these projects use stock flower backgrounds, a strategy that is design-savvy as well as practical.

To get you started on your next project, we’ve put together a collection of popular stock flower backgrounds from the GraphicStock library. We hope you’ll find inspiration in the versatility of floral graphics.

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Beach Design Inspiration

by Maddie Stearn on July 31, 2015 No comments

The summer isn’t over yet, and there’s still plenty of time to hit the beach—and create some beach-themed graphics! We recommend bringing your warm weather memories into your next brainstorming session and coming up with some fun summer design ideas. To get you started, we put together a gallery of beach-themed graphics. Go ahead and click on the images below to find a little summertime inspiration.

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Blue waves vector image

Nautical Themed Vector Images

Nautical themed vector images

Stock image of kayaks on a beautiful beach

Stock image of kayaks on a beautiful beach

Stock image of surfer on the beach

Stock image of surfer on the beach

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Vintage Graphics Gallery

by Maddie Stearn on July 21, 2015 No comments

Vintage graphics have been gaining popularity in the design community for a while now, and we can see why. We love it when our subscribers take vintage graphics and add their own, modern twists—such as those behind last month’s winning contest submission, a retro-themed travel poster for Beaumont, Texas. To help inspire more great work, we put together a Lightbox of some of our favorite vintage graphics: stock graphics of retro cameras, aged textures, classic cars, and much more. Click on the gallery below to start downloading and creating.

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Subscriber Profile: Sherry Saunders Freyermuth

by Maddie Stearn on July 15, 2015 No comments

Last month we had an incredible set of winning images for our Design Challenge, and we think the artists behind them are pretty awesome, too. This month we thought we’d get to know the winners a little better—and highlight the wide variety of careers in graphic design—with a series of GraphicStock designer profiles.

Beaumont123Coming in first place, Sherry Saunders Freyermuth is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She’s been a graphic designer for ten years now, but that wasn’t always her plan. While earning her undergraduate degree at Emmanuel College, Sherry thought that she would major in marketing and minor in graphic design. After just one design course, though, she turned that plan on its head and put her emphasis on design. She went on to earn her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and later worked for Discovery Creative and as an in-house designer for the City of Boston.

One of Sherry’s favorite projects of her career came from her time in Boston. She and her team created a “holiday village” design scheme for the Downtown Crossing area. “I got to design the identity for this month-long event,” she recounts. “The materials were on street banners and the stage was created to match all of the graphic designs.”

Sherry currently teaches the next generation of graphic designers at Lamar University, where she also designs promotional materials for university events and classes. One such project involved the t-shirts below, which incorporate icons and textures from GraphicStock to promote the school’s pre-college summer art program.


In terms of resources that have been most helpful in her career, Sherry notes that AIGA, the professional association for design, has been instrumental in her development as a designer. “AIGA has been a pivotal organization during my education and professional career,” says Sherry, adding that her local Houston chapter has had some amazing programs. She’s also attended AIGA’s national conference, describing it as informative, inspirational, and educational.

In addition to AIGA, Sherry provided several other key resources that she would recommend for designers, including Skillshare,, and Print Mag.

As for her favorite design trend, Sherry says she has become interested in hand lettering lately: “It’s very challenging, but it’s rewarding.”

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Underwater Photo Gallery

by Maddie Stearn on July 8, 2015 No comments

“When you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.” – Dave Barry

Looking through our collection of stock underwater photos, it’s evident that sometimes the ocean really does resemble a circus—and not just because of the aptly named “clownfish.”

There’s truly a sea of colors and wild faces to discover beneath the surface, and you can start by exploring our gallery of stock ocean photos.

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Lionfish image swimming around a coral reef Colorful underwater reef

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Red, White, and Blue Gallery

by Maddie Stearn on June 25, 2015 No comments

“The colors of our flag signify the qualities of the human spirit we Americans cherish: red for courage and readiness to sacrifice; white for pure intentions and high ideals; and blue for vigilance and justice.”

—President Ronald Reagan (1986)

And we’re not alone in our regard for these colors. In fact, red, white, and blue are used to represent the patriotism of many nations, as seen on the flags of the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Croatia, and Thailand, just to name a few.

Inspired by the celebration of these symbolic colors this Independence Day, we’ve put together a hand-selected gallery of red, white, and blue photographs to use and enjoy.

Have a happy and healthy 4th of July holiday.

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Father’s Day in Stock Images

by Caroline Mercurio on June 15, 2015 No comments

If you didn’t already hold Father’s Day in high regard, consider the fact that it’s the only holiday represented by neckties, facial hair, and joint bike rides.

Of course, as with every other holiday, our library of 250,000+ royalty-free stock images has got you covered.

Before you join dad at the barbeque this Father’s Day, consider spending some quality time with our Father’s Day graphics by making him a heartfelt card or photo collage.

Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there!

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Autumn Begins

by Caroline Mercurio on September 22, 2014 No comments

Autumn Begins

Tomorrow is the beginning of Autumn, and although we will miss the long days of summer, we are really excited for the beauty that fall brings. The golden colors of the leaves changing, cool crisp weather and of course Pumpkin Spice Lattes- fall is a great season!

Fall in North America provides us a pallet of amazing colors and hues that is perfect for a visual profession like graphic design. We at GraphicStock love to hike on the Appalachian trail, just a few short miles away from D.C. While hiking, the leaves appear on fire in the most beautiful and amazing ways.

Autumn Begins

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Enjoy the day downloading from our 4th of July Image Gallery

by Caroline Mercurio on July 4, 2014 No comments

4th of July Image Gallery

Happy 4th of July America! Enjoy the day with some beautiful vector art from our 4th of July Image Gallery. Celebrate this country in style with the raster and vector graphics! Enjoy the day off and try to reflect on what the Independence day means to you!


Remember that you can download them all for free with our 7 day free trial!


4th of July Image Gallery

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More images can be found at where you can download over 250,000+ Graphics, Vectors, Icons, Buttons, Images and more!

Have a great day and happy downloading!

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GraphicStock Gallery: Summer Fun

by Caroline Mercurio on June 26, 2014 No comments

GraphicStock Gallery: Summer Fun

SUMMER IS HERE! Woo hoo! GraphicStock is chocked full of bright and happy summer images. Time to rock the shades, flip-flops and a couple Arnold Palmers and get ready for the greatest season of all. The boys of summer are back at and ready to help you out with your summer graphics. Take a look and then head to our summer graphics lightbox to download these all for yourself. You can even sign up for a free 7 day trial!

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