Inspiration Lab


Coverjunkie
August 12, 2011, 9:03 am
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Well today is the last day of my summer break, so on monday I’m back at school preparing for a new horde of students. Beginning of the year is always great fun!

But today I wanna advertise another blog, it’s one of my faves at the moment, and if you love magazine as much as me you will love it too. Coverjunkie collects loads of covers and the great thing about that is that it’s the big wellknown mags, but also obscure niche magazines that you might never have heard of. It’s a great source of inspiration if you’re in editorial design. Thanks Coverjunkie!

Here’s just a small selection of what you can find, see more: http://www.coverjunkie.com/



Tush
November 23, 2010, 10:10 am
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BIG smile on my face today because I’ve just found TUSH, a German lifestyle magazine focusing mainly on aesthetics and fashion. It’s a great magazine and I love their photo and editorial style. I’m gonna go straight to the newsstand and INSIST that he orders it for me. YIPEEE!!! Also quite good and simple website with photo from each edition working as a background image.

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



Magazine conference in CPH 2
November 10, 2010, 10:06 am
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Well what a day it was yesterday, I was brimming with inspiration when the day was over and I think it might just have been the best Magazine Conference yet. Good job Niels for picking the speakers! So I already showed you a few bits but I just wanna share a few more peices because inspiration just kept coming after lunch too. My faves were definitely Texas Monthly and Cut Magazine (which I am definitely subscribing too!). SO much great work.



Magazine Conference in CPH
November 9, 2010, 12:12 pm
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Today I’m all giddy with excitement, the reason is that I’m at the annual magazine conference at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (my workplace). The day has started out GREAT and I’m just giving you a quick post while I’m shoving lunch into my mouth. We’ve seen design from Popular Mechanics and Women’s Health and both talks were amazing! Can’t wait to hear more, so gotta run!



My Animal Farm
April 29, 2010, 6:00 am
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I’ll forgive you for not knowing but today is post number 500 of this whole shabang (am celebrating with a cup of lukewarm school kitchen coffee). At 400 I posted my own website, just because I could, and I’m gonna be totally opportunistic and show you my newest editorial experiment today.

I did an homage to Danish band Alphabeat over the weekend because I had a song by them stuck in my head. Also, I AM still a designer even though I work at a design school, and I need to get my hands greasy sometimes too. That’s why I love doing self initiated stuff. I found the wonderful photos by Miles Aldridge (see post here on Inspiration Lab) and used them as inspiration for the overall design. I wonder if the band would like it :-)

See my other work at http://myanimalfarm.dk/



SPD 44
April 26, 2010, 11:24 am
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I FINALLY got my hands on the SPD 44th annual. Seriously, these books are my dearest possesions. Brimming with inspiration, they are a must have if you’re into editorial design. Just have a look at these lovely spreads. Now I’m just waiting for the 45th annual :-)

You can buy the book on Amazon.



Ryan Michael Kelly
December 14, 2009, 8:36 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Photography | Tags: , , ,

I do love good fashion photography, I love when beautyshots are very graphic and Ryan Michael Kelly has definitely shot his share of those. Just check out this beautyseries from Missbehave magazine. I also really love the displaytype on these opening spreads.

See more work: http://ryanmichaelkelly.com/



My Animal Farm
November 30, 2009, 6:00 am
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To tell you the truth I never thought I’d keep this blog going for this long, but here we are, today is post number 400! *crowds of screaming fans go nuts*. So I thought I’d do something different today, since I always feature other people I think it’s time to feature myself. So I’m putting myself out there for the world to see and ridicule.

See my editorial work at: http://myanimalfarm.dk



Curious Outsider
October 17, 2009, 8:10 am
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As you can tell from my own work editorial design IS my fave of all design disciplines. I love when there is a good story to tell and you have to leave your own style at the door and communicate visually what the story is about. One of my new heroes is Rob Hewitt aka curious outsider. He has done work for champs like GQ and New York Magazine and has numerous SPD awards under his belt. Rob rocks!

See loads more: http://www.curiousoutsider.com/



Trykwerk
June 18, 2008, 12:51 pm
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Peter from Trykwerk wrote me a while back to ask for a spot on Inspiration Lab and here it is! I would like to share some of their editorial work, because editorial design is close to my heart as it is incidently what I do best. I would love to see more spreads like these in Danish magazines where editorial design could definitely benefit from a kick in the ass. Let’s get rid of the gutless rigid three column design with a boring sans serif headline and a full page photo on the facing page. And for Trykwerk: let’s see lots more of work like this!

www.trykwerk.dk




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