Inspiration Lab

Egelnick & Webb
October 15, 2008, 9:23 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I came across London design studio Egelnick & Webb recently when I saw their work for the British Design Council. They had made such a great job out of DBC’s annual report. Unfortunately Egelnick & Webb are udating their website at the moment so there’s not that much to see, but less is more ehh? In the meantime you can enjoy the slideshow on their frontpage and check up on them once in a while to make sure they are updating. I think they might be worth keeping and eye on!

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Design Project
October 14, 2008, 7:06 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Visit Design Project a Leeds based design studio. They have done lots of great projects in the field of graphic design, among others for interesting clients in the industry like Arjo Wiggins and D&AD.

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Font of the week
October 13, 2008, 8:27 am
Filed under: Typography

This weeks font input has a softer human touch. It’s called Mercurius and was designed in 1988 by Adrian Williams. It is based on the scripts style of circa 1642, but this style has really had it’s renaissance with fonts like Sauna from Underware in 2002 drawing on bit of the same inspiration.

Here you see the Bold Italic version which I think is really great for displaytypography. I love this font because it’s soft and human but it still has lots of contrast with sharp edges and round curves.

Buy Mercurius at Linotype.

Nando Costa
October 10, 2008, 12:57 pm
Filed under: Motion and Video

Check out designer Nando Costa from Brasil, he does all sorts of work but I think he does motion graphics best. Check out the Nike Holiday sequences.

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October 9, 2008, 8:38 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

A2/SW/HK is a London based studio set up by Scott Williams and Danish designer Henrik Kubel. They have done some fantastic visual identities, among lots of other great work they are the designers behind Danish design agency 1508′s identity.

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Organic Trevarno
October 8, 2008, 8:26 am
Filed under: Packaging

On sunday I was at a healthy lifestyle trade exhibition with a friend of mine. Places like that are mindfields for designers (both of us are designers). There’s Comic Sans left, right and centre and all the packaging design is either brown or just plain ghastly. But along came Organic Trevarno, seriously when I saw a woman selling these products it was like seing an oasis in all the ugliness. I love the simple coloured jars in all sizes. Unfortunately I didn’t like the smell of the products but almost bought them anyway just to have them in my bathroom.

I have not been able to find the designer behind the series but thought I’d show them anyway.

Visit Organic Trevarno.

My Office
October 7, 2008, 9:57 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Inspiration

Updating my own website with my work may happen when pigs fly, cause that’s when I’ll have time to do it. Isn’t it strange how doing your own thing always comes last? But I figure I can show you how I’m daily inspired by the wall in my office. Thanks to everyone who find their work present for inspiring me.

Font of the week
October 6, 2008, 12:36 pm
Filed under: Typography

You are going to think I’ve gone mad when you see this weeks font. But It’s actually a wanted ad. When I was in New York this summer I visited PS 1 in Queens. Sitting in the museum cafe I noticed some beautiful typography by the museum shop. It kinda looked like a very thin American Typewriter. But it wasn’t, the serifs were all clean and neat, unlike AT which is kinda wobly. This font has haunted me ever since, I WANT IT! So if anyone has a clue for me please throw me a comment. Otherwise I’ll just have to clean it up in Fontlab myself :-)

Until then you have to imagine the missing font by imagining the bellow sample (American Typewriter light) with cleaner curves. American Typewriter was designed by Joel Kaden and Tony Stan in 1974 and was made legendary with Milton Glaser’s logo for “I (heart) NY”.

Mate Steinforth
October 3, 2008, 12:05 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Motion and Video

Check out Mate Steinforth, a German designer now based in New York. He does wonderful motiongraphics and I am especielly fond of his piece for MTV with the birds. It’s so dramatic and elegant.

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October 2, 2008, 2:32 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I came across Mediumphobic (aka Nicholas di Genova from Canada) a while back. It’s strange, I am not too keen about the style but I just can’t help but admire the amount of time and detail that goes into this. It’s really impressive! It’s all peculiar fantasy animals, I bet this is how little boys wish they could draw but never will.

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