Inspiration Lab


Student work
October 25, 2011, 8:20 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, This and That

A few weeks ago I went to the Finders/Keepers market in Copenhagen, so much good stuff to spend hard earned money on ;-) Among which my briliant students had a stand selling t-shirts, totebags and other goodies. I got the wicked shirt and totebag seen below (sorry, it’s Danish humour). If you want their stuff too you can buy it at Hooha (Elmegade 14) or go to their Facebook page, I think they’re happy chucking things in the mail. The money goes toward their inspiration trip to Berlin, so get spending to support poor students!



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.



…and the winner is:
September 12, 2011, 1:25 pm
Filed under: This and That

JESPER FAGERLUND!!!!!

I think you have a very good point about this loccation, and this part of town is often overlooked in regards to attractions. I bike past this place every morning and I can’t wait to see it full of life.

Congrats!!!!

Drop me a mail at jka@dmjx.dk and I’ll tell you how to collect your prize, see you there! :-)

For the rest of you, here’s a few shots of Jesper’s tip, great project by BIG.



Parliament
July 4, 2011, 8:02 pm
Filed under: Inspiration, This and That

OK I haven’t changed the focus of this blog to interior design but I just have to show you the wonderful settings of Parliament, a Portland based design studio. Isn’t it just lovely??? I’m sure it’s wonderful to work there. It reminds me a little bit of Hello Monday in Ã…rhus. Hey, send me links to pics of your spaces if you’ve made them all nice and inspiring.

See more: http://parliamentdesign.com/headquarters/



Studio 1 a.m.
February 2, 2011, 2:09 pm
Filed under: This and That

If you have kids and want to do the classic height measuring on the wall why not do it on one of these fab oversized rulers from Studio 1 a.m.? It might as well look good in the process. Even if I don’t have kids I think I’d like them hanging on my wall.

See more: http://studio1am.com/



Kim Neill
January 27, 2011, 2:22 pm
Filed under: Inspiration, This and That | Tags:

If it’s that time of day where you need a sugar rush you can nibble on Kim Neill’s Pantone chip biscuits. Love, love LOVE this project, really puts a smile on my face. Wonder how accurate she is with the colours, better find out! ;-)

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



Chocolate Editions
January 11, 2011, 6:35 am
Filed under: Packaging, This and That

For some reason I keep coming across really cool chocolate, it’s quite bad for my weight! But must show you Chocolate Editions cause they did a chocolate pie chart which is super cool. Great way to suck up to your info graphics teacher :-) All their chocolate bars have really nice and simple patterns too.

See more: http://www.chocolate-editions.com



Jasper White vs. Ettore Guatelli
December 13, 2010, 10:06 am
Filed under: Photography, This and That

I’ve been intrigued by the Ettore Guatelli museum in Italy for a while now, ever since I found the photos of the carefully collected compositions of things from rural culture. Then today I came across a series called “Sheds” by photographer Jasper White and thought the two very different projects (yet with the same subject) just HAD to be shown together. Tools CAN be beautiful!

See more by Jasper White.

See more pics from the Ettore Guatelli museum.



Merry Christmas from My Animal Farm
December 7, 2010, 8:00 am
Filed under: This and That, Typography | Tags:

My two kick ass colleagues Kat and Kej did a Christmas greeting project called “Little Baby Jesus Project“. The project is about alternative nativity scenes and they asked a handful of people to make their version to get the project rolling. You can see my contribution below, the TRUE story! ;-) So now it’s time for all of you to find that Christmas spirit and make your own nativity scene for the project.

Click pic to see full size!



Hello Monday
December 6, 2010, 9:38 pm
Filed under: This and That

December is a time for joy and presents and that’s why Hello Monday have a competition with wonderful gifts running in December. There’s a giveaway every Monday (of course!) and all you have to do is become a fan on Facebook. You can see pics of the first present below. Cuuuute! I want it!




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