Inspiration Lab


TYPO Berlin 2013
March 21, 2013, 6:52 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography

OK it’s official now and I can shout it from the rooftops: I’M SPEAKING AT TYPO BERLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!….as you can probably tell I’m slightly exhited about that ;-) I go there every year with my students and I can’t believe that THIS year I’ll be there to speak. Quite daunting, but also really REALLY awesome! Come watch if you’re there Thursday at 3 pm.

Check out the impressive list of speakers. It’s win win for me really, as there will also be lots of other speakers that I want to see. Like Kate Moross and Jessica Walsh just check out the fab work below.

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

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

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Luke Lucas
February 6, 2013, 10:01 am
Filed under: Craft, Typography

HEEEELLLLOOOOOO?!?!?!?!?!!? I think I might be writing into a big silent orbit now, because it’s been so quiet here for way too long. Longest time I’ve ever neglected you guys. Could hardly remember the password to my WordPress. But I have an excuse (yes, yes excuses, excuses!) I BROKE MY ARM! I now have a big titanium thingy in my arm and a big suicide like scar on my wrist. It’s nasty! I’ve wanted a tattoo for a long time and my friends think I should make wonderfully pretty lettering around the scar saying “It’s not what you think”….hmmmm…not quite sure about that!

But I need to get back into the saddle and get blogging again so here’s Luke Lucas. Doesn’t his name sound like a superhero? I love it! He does amazingly crafted lettering which is my fave thing in the world.

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

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Job Wouters
November 14, 2012, 9:26 am
Filed under: Books, Typography

I’ve been a fan of Job Wouters for a long time and getting my hands on his book Letman was SUCH a treat. I HIGHLY recommend it (no, I don’t get a percentage!). The variety of the work is amazing, I really like how different styles are explored without any notable desire to be cool or hip but just to create something new and great. Success! The control of the tools used is so superior to anything I’ve seen for a long time. A bonus info: The book is set with my former student Julian Hansen’s font Zimmer.

See more: http://letman.com



Friends of Type
October 25, 2012, 6:44 am
Filed under: Typography

I’ve posted Friends of Type before but I’m gonna post them again cause the cool stuff just keeps on coming. LOVE these guys! The diversity is awesome but these days I’m really loving their gritty handlettering. So full of life!

See more: http://friendsoftype.com



G’nosh
October 16, 2012, 10:57 am
Filed under: Typography, Web

I don’t blog websites that often but I wanna show you G’nosh London based food company that does dips and yummy little things. I really like their website because of it handmade feel and scrolling through it really makes me wanna try their product. Yum!

Don’t visit hungry: http://gnosh.co.uk/



Casa do Conto
October 5, 2012, 9:10 am
Filed under: Spatial Design, Typography

How about going away for the weekend? Check in to a nice hotel and just relax? If I had the chance I would go to Porto and check in to the Casa do Conto. How lovely it would be to wake up tomorrow morning and have that beautiful concrete type ceiling be the first thing to see. Well, even if it isn’t I wish you a good weekend :-)

See more: http://www.casadoconto.com/en/a-empresa



Stacie Baek
September 25, 2012, 8:02 am
Filed under: Craft, Typography

Coming across Stacie Baek was such a treat for me because I’ve been wanting to weave something for SUCH a long time. I attempted to build a loom for my exhibit but failed miserably. I think I have to give it another go. Just look at these beauties! WOW!

See more: http://stacie-baek.com



Genath by François Rappo
September 20, 2012, 6:42 am
Filed under: Typography

There’s something about the italics from François Rappo’s font Genath that is really attracting. Some of the characters are super weird, like the leaning M. But it just seems to add to this kind of quirky elegance in the display italic in particular which has great contrast between thick and thin. It looks so great on the book jackets too all sleek and minimal.

Buy it at once from here: http://www.optimo.ch/typefaces_Genath.html



More Tong
September 18, 2012, 6:20 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography

Was totally blown away when I saw this series of posters by Chinese designer More Tong. I think they are so dramatic and contrastful and I really admire the skills behind drawing these characters. They just seam so much more complicated than our silly little alphabet don’t they? Fab work!

See more: http://moretong.tumblr.com/



George Michael Bower
September 14, 2012, 6:41 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art, Inspiration, Typography

Ohh how I just LOVE to see work like this. This is the stuff that I wish I saw much more of from my students, experimenting and getting their hands dirty. Unexpected great stuff always seam to happen when you go out on a limb. It’s made by pouring various coloured liquids over a transparent lasercut sheet of plexiglass. It looks amazing! Now don’t just sit there, go get your hands dirty! You have a whole weekend in front of you to do it! ;-)

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




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