Art and design inspiration from around the world – CreativeRoots


“The world is a book and those who do not travel see only one page”
Philosopher St Augustine

CreativeRoots is an ever growing art and design blog based on countries of the world, with each post being influenced by its countries, culture and history. With 160.000 page views each month, CR is inspiring readers from all around the world.

Art and design from around the world comes in many shapes and sizes; from graphic design to photography and architecture. But what distinguishes nations from each other? For the past 4 years I have written over 3000 posts which give you an insight into over 160 countries and regions of our world. Answering the question what makes them different and unique, from an art and design perspective. In other words CreativeRoots is the place for nation inspiration.

If you think you have a project that fits the above concept I would love to hear from you. You can send in your work at design(at) To increase your chances of being featured please write a little about your project and try to save your images at 600 pixel width.

Find Creatives
To make CreativeRoots a truly global experience I have launched the Find Creatives area. Here you will find big corporate agencies to freelancers from all over the world. If you would like to get featured, please send me an e-mail at design(at) Don’t forget to attach a picture of your studio and mention which country, city you come from, what creative discipline you fall under and most importantly your URL.

In case you need more visual stimulation you can check out the CreativeRoots bookshelf. Here you will find art and design books that are related to the CreativeRoots concept. I recommend you to check out the page.

Who am I
My name is Rodney Boot and I am the founder of CreativeRoots. Having lived in Germany, England, Canada and currently Norway and my passion for traveling seeing and experiencing different cultures has lead me to create this unique blog. The concept of CR popped into my head whilst search for typical designs from various countries, which I travelled through after completing my around the world trip.

Rodney Boot

I am also a graphic designer currently working for Brandlab Oslo in Norway. You can also find my design work here.

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