Inspiration Lab


Totally Severe
October 3, 2014, 7:45 am
Filed under: Craft | Tags:

While maintaining my Pinterest addiction I came across these embroideries by American designer Totally Severe aka Sarah. I feel a kindred spirit! She loves Seinfeld, embroidery and draws stick figures…I think we might be twins seperated at birth!

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

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Conor Harrington
October 1, 2014, 12:50 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags: , , ,

Ever since I heard a talk by Conor Harrington at the Offset conference a few years, back I’ve been totally smitten with his work. The style clash is just done to absolute perfection! I’ve shown you a few things before but I just noticed, through cyber stalking, that he has a new exhibition out called Eat and Delete. It’s just travelled from London to New York and you should go, Go, GOOO!!!! Just look at the scary men below, uhhhh chills!!!

See more from the gallery who represent him: http://www.lazinc.com/

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TV intros
September 29, 2014, 10:53 am
Filed under: Motion and Video | Tags: ,

These weeks I’m teaching a course on the design around a TV series. It’s a very hush hush top secret project so I can’t tell you what it is but I CAN show you a list of my top 10 TV intros. I have a deep knowledge in this field due to extensive research (…that’s a nice way of saying I’m a TV-addict ;-)

No. 10: House MD

Being a huge Massive Attack AND Hugh Laurie fan I still love this intro. But it’s also just so well composed timing wise, with all the old medical drawings and the blood running through the veins. Made by Digital Kitchen.

No. 9: Mad Men

A great take on the 50ies inspiration with awesome compositions running through. Made by Imaginary Forces.

No. 8: Borgen

A show from Danish TV. Good work by Danish studio Benny Box.

No. 7: True Blood.

One of the best crafted intros of all time when it comes to the clipping and timing. Everything is choreographed to lead your eyes around to see the exact right thing. Made by Digital Kitchen.

No. 6: The Americans

A super example of a certain style intro. Love the fast pace and the typography with inspiration from old documents. Made by Elastic.

No. 5: House of Cards

The sound! Can listen to it over and over and over. The symbolism of going through a day and the darkness creeping up on you is so magnificent for the show. Made by District 7 Media.

No. 4: Six Feet Under

For me, this intro started a new era in opening titles. It really defined the TV series as a media for great design and Digital Kitchen nailed it on this one.

No. 3: Dexter

Another great Digital Kitchen intro, the crop on each frame is amazing to give the whole intro a macabre look without actually being so.

No. 2: Masters of Sex

This intro always puts a smile on my face. I love how they’ve visualised every slang and every metaphor for sex. Like “buttering the muffin” and so forth. It fits the quite innocent approach to sex that the show has. Made by Elastic.

No. 1: True Detective

The first time I saw this intro I rewinded it to see it again before I actually started to watch the episode. THAT must be the characteristic of a truely great intro. Made by Elastic.



Liza Lou
September 26, 2014, 2:52 pm
Filed under: Craft, Spatial Design | Tags:

While researching a project I was doing I came across this mindblowing project by American artist Liza Lou. OMG I’m blown away! This entire kitchen is made of beads. Even for me, this is crazy! I’m in awe.

See other Liza Lou projects: http://www.lizalou.com

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Paul Willoughby
September 24, 2014, 9:20 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Yesterday I had the pleasure of the company of Mr. Paul Willoughby. He was helping me with a course I did about film marketing and it was SUCH an inspiration. I wanna share one of his projects with you that he did for an exhibition celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Twin Peaks. He bought vintage postcards that kinda fit the area and drew the characters on them. AWESOME job Paul!

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

Paul is the creative director of Human After All, go see what they do too: http://www.humanafterall.co.uk/

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Hand Type
September 22, 2014, 11:00 am
Filed under: Typography

Hand Type is the procrastination (or procrastiwork as Jessica Hische would say) of designer Andy Lethbridge. I can’t stop watching him write, I’m so fascinated with how coordinated every damn stroke is…OK I secretly hate him ;-)

Of course I especially love the Beautiful Rudeness video, of course I do!

Look at him write: http://hand-type.tumblr.com/

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Erik Marinovich
September 19, 2014, 6:36 am
Filed under: Typography

How would you like to pay 250$ for an envelope? No? Well! When it’s a custom handlettered envelope with your own name and address by Erik Marinovich it’s gonna be a big YES PLEASE! from here. How great are they?!?!?! Puts a smile on my face everytime I come across this project. Someone please send me a pretty letter :-)

Have a great weekend!

Go to the Do Not Open project: http://donotopen.it

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See more by Erik: http://www.erikmarinovich.com

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