Inspiration Lab


Erik Marinovich
September 19, 2014, 6:36 am
Filed under: Typography

How would you like to pay 250$ for an envelope? No? Well! When it’s a custom handlettered envelope with your own name and address by Erik Marinovich it’s gonna be a big YES PLEASE! from here. How great are they?!?!?! Puts a smile on my face everytime I come across this project. Someone please send me a pretty letter :-)

Have a great weekend!

Go to the Do Not Open project: http://donotopen.it

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See more by Erik: http://www.erikmarinovich.com

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Annie Atkins
September 18, 2014, 9:09 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Was I the only one who sat through the endtitles when I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel to see who did all the graphic design for the movie? If so then I’ll share my findings with you, because I’m completely smitten with this girl’s work and she definitely deserves some respect (HIGH FIVE ANNIE ATKINS!!). What a fab, but also quite difficult job she must have, she does design that features in movies, like signs, newspapers and other documents and it must be such an exciting research process to get to the end result. I’ve always had a laugh about the graphic design that features in TVseries and movies because it’s usually REALLY badly done (like when you see spreads from MODE magazine in one of my all time fave shows Ugly Betty, OMG!).

Just the other day I watched the trailer for the new TVseries Penny Dreadful and was also quite amazed with the visuals. And ofcourse that’s Annie Atkins too! Can’t wait to see it!

See more: http://annieatkins.com/

Posters from Penny Dreadful:

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Stuff from The Grand Budapest (ohhhh those Mendl’s boxes ♥)

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Minerals
September 17, 2014, 6:47 am
Filed under: This and That

So last week the odd inspiration was birds, this week it’s rocks. Call me crazy, but I do find these mineral formations to have such contemporary aesthetics. So much so that I made a total rip off of Damien Hirst’s piece (the pink one below) for my wall at home. I guess he had the same appreciation…only two decades ago! ;-) I’m still amazed that nature produces such beauty all on it’s own. Go to your local library (yes, the actual place) and have a look through an old book on minerals (yes, an actual book!). You’ll see what I mean. Very inspiring!

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Eltono
September 16, 2014, 12:19 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Spatial Design

I’ve recently been fascinated with the work of French streetartist Eltono. I’m not usually a big fan of geometry but it just works so well on these large scale buildings and in the middle of busy cityscapes. Wish we had one in Copenhagen. He should do my old workplace (Danish School of Media and Journalism) which I lovingly call The Concrete Castle, would be a perfect location!

See more: http://www.eltono.com/

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Weekend hangovers?
September 15, 2014, 7:48 am
Filed under: Packaging

Monday morning (well…9.40 AM), start of a new week. Had a few well deserved cocktails on friday and stayed in pretty much all weekend and watched The Americans. I’m HOOKED! So here’s an homage to the show (although these aren’t Russian at all)…or to you if you’ve had a boozer weekend ;-)

Don’t kill me if you can’t get every single one of these at your local, and if you’re the designer of any of these please put your name in the comments :-) You did GREAT!

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Asian “home” sickness
September 12, 2014, 10:33 am
Filed under: Packaging

It feels like autumn is coming to Copenhagen and I’m getting a little travel sick, not as in I need to barf, but as in I could do with a trip abroad. I’m missing walking into one of the Japanese supermarkets and foodcourts in my old “hometown” Hong Kong, and of course actually going to Tokyo is not that bad either ;-) But for now I’ve done a little ode to Asian (mostly Japanese) packaging. Best in the world if you ask me. I think I’ll close my eyes, sip on a glass of umeshu and pretend I’m in a little izakaya tonight :-) Have a great weekend!

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Pics from: kokeshi-m, hitotubu, ameblo, rakuten, sumally, commune-inc, luontobakery, shizenkan, tomoechan, designdesign, potager-marche, hatena, akaoni, zuika, hiroshima-adc, doppoinc, spoon-tamago, everyday-needs.



Mr. Bingo
September 8, 2014, 7:56 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Monday morning and the first morning of my new life as an independent designer (possibly soon to be independently poor). I could be Instagramming my coffee, but instead I will share a bit of what I’m doing with you. I’m researching an article and a talk I’m doing called “Take Shit Personally” and one of the projects I’m writing/talking about is Mr. Bingo’s book Hate Mail. I bought it a while back in London and I freaking LOVE it! I pull it out every time I’m a little cranky and it always makes me laugh. And hey, it’s Monday morning! ;-)

Feeling hateful too? Go ahead! http://www.mr-bingo.org.uk

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