Inspiration Lab


Andreas Gursky
April 30, 2012, 7:38 am
Filed under: Photography

Finally had a bit of a breather yesterday and went north of Copenhagen to the museum Louisiana to see the Andreas Gursky exhibit. I’ve been a huge fan of his for a long time and it really is a great collection of pieces. My only complaint is that the picture he did from the Sha Tin racecourse (Hong Kong) and the Hong Kong stock exchange weren’t on display cause they’re some of my faves. Maybe it’s just cause they remind of Hong Kong :-)



Ian Francis
April 27, 2012, 7:19 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

My goodness! Do you lot know UK artist Ian Francis? If not you should really check him out. His work is SO dramatic it’s amazing, some of his pieces seriously look like they’re scorching hot or on fire even cause they’re just so intense in warm colour. I also just LOVE the contrast between areas that are really carefully detailed and areas that seam like irregular aggressive strokes with the paintbrush.

See more: http://ifrancis.co.uk



Anagrama
April 26, 2012, 7:44 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Look at this super nice identity that Anagrama did for a printshop, they sure don’t look like that in Denmark. I love the use of different patterns, variety of type and little splashes of colour. It kinda makes it seam tight and lively at the same time. Love it!

See more: http://anagrama.com



Las Vegas Neon Museum Boneyard
April 25, 2012, 7:06 am
Filed under: Typography

I don’t think I’m the only one with a great love for old neon signs. I’ve never been to Las Vegas but if I did, I wouldn’t go for the gambling, but to see the Las Vegas Neon Museum Boneyard. The museum restores old signage but a lot of them are stored in the so called Boneyard and it just looks AMAZING! Oh how I would love one of those letters in my apartment, would probably take up an entire room though.

Pics from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14810649



Elizaveta Porodina
April 24, 2012, 7:49 am
Filed under: Photography

Have been looking through the millions of open tabs I have in my browser of very important things I won’t wanna forget about (am I the only one who does that?!?!) and there’s just so many good things that I haven’t had time to look through and share with you. Like Russian photographer Elizaveta Porodina. I really think this girl is very talented. It’s not just photos, each one really is a little piece of art. It’s almost angelic!

See more: http://www.porodina.net

 



Hype for Type
April 23, 2012, 7:40 am
Filed under: Typography

Here’s Hype for Type, a little foundry that does really special and unique things, or as they say themselves, they do Haute Fonture! Love it! There are SO many cool display fonts and I have no idea whatsoever what to use them for, I just WANT them! They even do co-labs with other really cool people like Anthony Burrill and Non-Format! Ohh I could go on and on, just go look for yourselves.

http://www.hypefortype.com



Henrik Bülow
April 21, 2012, 10:24 am
Filed under: Photography

Let’s just have a little sexy fashion photography today. After all, it is the weekend!

Here’s Danish photographer Henrik Bülow. I love his work because it’s often quite dramatic and focused around extreme movement.

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



Editions of 100
April 20, 2012, 7:41 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Check out this series of screenprinted poster each one only available in an edition of 100. There’s some really nice and minimalistic pieces among them that could grace my walls anytime.

See more: http://www.editionsof100.com/



Emily Forgot
April 19, 2012, 7:07 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Here’s London illustrator Emily Forgot. I love her little surreal universes that are created mostly in simple black and white. I would really love her ceramics on my black dining table too.

See more: http://www.emilyforgot.co.uk



Be my Valentine, Bitch!
April 17, 2012, 9:26 am
Filed under: Craft, Typography

So now that I have done my talk at CPH:typo (was great fun!) I think it’s time that I show you all the pieces from my exhibit at VESS on the 14th of February, a.k.a Valentine’s Day (HORRID!). So it’ll be a loooooooong post and you need to scroll way down :-)

I’ve told you a little about the exhibit a while back but if you don’t know, I’ll just give a few keywords.

The statement “Tak for lort bitch” means “Thanks for all your shit bitch”, nice huh? It was an exboyfriend’s last words to me. So articulate concidering he was a communication major. I guess I had been kind of a cow, but that was indeed well deserved and totally in order.

You’ll be sitting there thinking “This woman is insane!” (jury is still out on that one) “why did she spend all this time on something that stupid?”. Well, you might be right. The very first piece I did was meant as a kind of reply (although only to myself, not to him) because I never did say anything quite as original back. Then as I had let it all go and felt really good, I thought it such a shame to stop the process and people started saying I should do an exhibit. And so I did! So the exhibit is more about turning the negative in your life into positive and the contrast between doing something really ugly in a very time consuming and meticulous way. Or like they say: when life gives you lemons, ask for salt and tequila!

It’s not some sort of bitter payback. Although I guess a small thanks is in order to the shithead for supplying me with the content. To be honest I kinda forgot where the sentence came from towards the end of this project. And now I just look at my work with a smile on my face because I made it into something that I’m proud of.

I hope you like it! :-)

From the opening of the exhibit. The title in my tape font on the window. Photo by VESS.

This piece measures about 92 x 113 cm and is knitted in denim and wool. The denim comes from 17 ALMOST perfect pairs of jeans torn into 3 cm strips (a girl’s hunt for the perfect pair just NEVER ends, does it?!??!)

This piece measures about 100 x 100 cm. Made of neon pink 90 gram paper and 1 cm strips of magazines.

Double piece, each measuring about 53 x 60 cm crochetted in black and white cotton yarn.

Piece measuring 200 x 100 cm on 200 gram cartonage. The piece was made by hand piercing 203.224 holes. For this reason it also goes under the name ‘Voodoo Bitch’.

From the exhibit opening. Backlit by flourescent light. Photo by VESS.

Piece measuring 68 x 104 cm and is made of plastic embroidery sheets and pearl cotton yarn.

Piece measuring 95 x 110 cm knitted in purple wool yarn.

Double piece, measuring 30 x 40 cm and 34 x 34 cm in a mix of embroidery techniques.

Piece measuring about 120 x 200 cm made of painted wooden tiles from 12 tangram games.

Piece measuring about 62 x 155 cm and is made of 32.014 plastic beads threaded 4 times each with cotton yarn.




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