Inspiration Lab


Graphisms by Nebojsa Cvetkovic
October 28, 2011, 7:22 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Inspiration

These wonderful pieces have a few years on their back but I’ve only just come across them so I figure you might not have seen them either. I just love the little statements, really makes me laugh, especially the one that says “It’s the girl who likes my work. She’s so pretty and special”.

See more: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Graphisms/345970



James Victore
October 26, 2011, 8:09 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Inspiration

I’ve been a huge fan of James Victore’s work for years and years but I don’t think I have ever blogged him. So it’s about time. You’ve probably seen his Racism piece but there’s so much other great work. I just love the sarcasm and the gnarly handwriting. I can HIGHLY recommend getting his book too (Victore: or, who died and made you boss?) which makes me both laugh and think very serious thoughts every time I open it. I bow my head in homage!

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



Peter Root
October 19, 2011, 9:00 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Inspiration

As you might have gathered by now I am not one to step down from a project when faced with a cumbersome craft challenge and I have definitely found my kindred spirit in UK artist Peter Root. I just have to share this project with you guys! Did you ever wonder what you could make out of staples? Nope, me neither, but Mr. Root did and the answer was; a city of skyscrapers! How cool is that!?

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

 



10 tips on being a graphic designer
October 13, 2011, 7:45 am
Filed under: Inspiration, This and That

I was asked to create a list of 10 tips on being a graphic designer, listmaking is very hip huh? ;-) So I thought I’d share my list with you guys. Totally subjective of course, make your own!

1. Always take the road less travelled, sometimes take the road with the most obstacles and learn from overcoming them.

2. Never think what a solution SHOULD be, but what it COULD be.

3. Never let technology/craft be a hindrance of going with a good idea, figure it out!

4. See things from another angle; see it from far away, up really close, from underneath or on top, pull it apart and put it back together in a different way.

5. Do good with what you have available. There is beauty in everything, you might just have to look a little harder to find it!

6. Perfection is sometimes the imperfect.

7. If something is good enough, is it really good?

8. Breathe! Timeout!

9. See mistakes as detours rather than mistakes.

10. Helvetica is hardly ever the answer, merely a placeholder.



Gemma Correll
October 6, 2011, 7:26 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Inspiration

I really admire the people who are a part of this “Do something cretive everyday” wave. Taking time each day to do a continuing project. I applaud you! Like Gemma Correll. She has done visual diary entries and they are just so darn cute. She’s apparently starting to do a book and I’ll be excited to see that when it’s done.

See more: http://gemmacorrell-dailydiaries.blogspot.com/



Damien Poulain
September 26, 2011, 7:37 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art, Inspiration

It’s been  a liiiiiittle quiet here at the lab these days, have been super busy! But I’m back in full swing with Damien Poulain, it’s time for a bit of fun right? I noticed the work that Damien did in an exhibition curated by Erik Kessels exploring what graphic design is. Damien’s candy masks was a real treat (pun intended!) for me as I am a designer who loves to do stuff with my hands too. Enjoy! (sorry for any instant sugar cravings). Also LOVE the totem series that he did, they somehow seam like an homage to the Eames dolls.

See more: http://damienpoulain.com

 



Anthony Burrill
September 20, 2011, 7:33 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Typography

I don’t know what it is about the type work by Anthony Burrill I just really like the simplicity and strong colours…and in the words of Mr. Burrill “I like it. What is it?”

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




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