Inspiration Lab

Dustin Edward Arnold
May 31, 2008, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design

The first time I visited this guy’s site I got just a liiiiiittle scared. I’m pretty sure there are dead animals there somewhere. But he is amazing, I have rarely seen such richness in design.

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May 31, 2008, 12:45 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: ,

I love the posters by Hammerpress, I am not sure if they are screenprinted but they definitely have a sensory feel and a lovely retro style.

See them here.

May 30, 2008, 10:31 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Spatial Design

Paprika is a really talented Canadian agency they do fantastic graphic and spatial design. I feel in love with Paprika when I saw their hairpin font. But they have such an impressive collection of really high standard work. Their website is definitely worth dropping by (notice the loadbars)

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Ariane Spanier
May 30, 2008, 10:28 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I noticed Ariane when I saw her work for Norsk Form (the white cutout) which I thought was very interesting and she has lots of additional great stuff on her site. Ariane was an intern with Stefan Sagmeister and I think she is actually the creator behind some of the work in the Sagmeister post here on Inspiration Lab.

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May 29, 2008, 1:15 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design

I have been trying to find out who did the Nike Dot Matrix artwork for their V-series shoes for ages and I have finally found UK agency Spin. They ROCK!

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Judith Schalansky
May 29, 2008, 10:46 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags:

Judith Schalansky visited my workplace a while back to give a lecture on blackletter fonts. She is so fond of them that she has made an entire book about them called “Fraktur Mon Amour” and I LOVE it! I definitely have a fraktur fetish too. If you get a chance you should check it out, I think it is currently out of print but it will be back soon. It looks like a bible in pink and black, it’s scrumptious!

Buy it on amazon.

May 28, 2008, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design

Butter is designer Brian Thomas based in the States. He wrote me a few days ago asking for a post on Inspiration Lab and I am delighted to feature him!

Lots of great work to check out here: and I love the name :-)

Subversive Cross Stitch
May 28, 2008, 10:21 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags:

Erhmmm… I’m not sure what to file this under….Typography?? Anyway the girl with the foul mouth behind Subversive Cross Stitch is Julie Jackson. I bought a few of her pieces many years ago and I still love them dearly.

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Typo Berlin
May 27, 2008, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Typography

Tomorrow I am going to Typo Berlin for more great inspiration. But don’t worry I have worked ahead and there will still be posts publishing themselves as if by magic every day.

Stanley Donwood
May 27, 2008, 11:40 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags:

I’ve kept an eye on this guy for more than 10 years ever since he did the cover art for my fave record of all times, OK COMPUTER. He has done lots of work for Radiohead since and also did the artwork for Thom Yorke’s solo project. Sadly there isn’t that much of his work on his website but if you get a chance to see one if his exhibitions it’s worth it. Try searching google for samples.

His own wacky website: