Inspiration Lab

Stefán Kjartansson
July 31, 2008, 7:52 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags: ,

If you are looking for a super heavy fat face font look no further. Enter Stefán Kjartansson’s font Black Slabbath (Har-har did you catch the pun?) which was released this winter. It looks really good when it’s set in a tight block.

You can buy the font at You Work For Them where you can also find a lot of other great stuff.

Julie Verhoeven
July 30, 2008, 10:57 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Julie Verhoeven is a fashion designer and illustrator. I really love her illustrations because there’s a great attention to deteail and material. I don’t think Julie Verhoeven has a website of her own but you can find her on MySpace or if you just ImageGoogle her name.

Her MySpace page is here.


Fred Free
July 29, 2008, 10:48 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art | Tags:

Fred Free is a fantastic collage artist from the States. His work is very simple but he has such a strong sense of colour and composition.

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Font of the week
July 28, 2008, 10:31 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags: ,

The Font of the Week is actually two fonts this week but they belong to the same family. Glypha was designed in 1977 by Swiss typedesigner Adrian Frutiger. He is probably best known for the fontfamily named after himself, Frutiger, but I am a bigger fan of Glypha. Especially the thin and light fonts which you see here.

The tall x-height and the big innershapes make it so airy and elegant, while the slab serifs give it a bit of weight and balance. These two fonts are perfect for magazine display type in a huge fontsize!

Buy Glypha at Linotype.

Nick Deakin
July 26, 2008, 11:03 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags: ,

I recently found Nick Deakin’s typedrawings and I think they are such a wonderful example of where illustration and type meet. LOVE them!

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Absolut Brazil
July 25, 2008, 9:58 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Packaging | Tags: , ,

Absolut Vodka in Brazil had a competition running among 12 native artist to communicate the spirit of their country on the iconic bottle. The winners have been found but I am especially fond of these bottles by Nitrocorpz who wasn’t among them.

You should definitely visit the Absolut Brazil site to see all 12 pieces.

Serial Cut
July 24, 2008, 10:47 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Motion and Video

Serial Cut is a Spanish agency based in Madrid and was founded in 1999 by Sergio del Puerto. There is lots of great work on the site but be sure to see the reel which is really nicely put together and represents the agency well.

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New york
July 24, 2008, 9:18 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I am going to New York on Sunday and I am looking forward to it like a child before Christmas. If any of you have some great design tips for me to check out I would be most grateful for links.

In the meantime Inspiration Lab will be running smothely. I (heart) NY logo by Milton Glaser ;-)

July 23, 2008, 9:55 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags: ,

I don’t think “WOW! THAT’S SOMETHING NEW” very often but I did when I saw the work of Jinyoung Shin aka. Dadaly. I have never seen anything like this before. Her work is horrormovies meet Manga meet anorexic decaying bodies. Although it sounds pretty gross it’s strangely intriguing.

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North Kingdom
July 22, 2008, 7:57 am
Filed under: Web | Tags:

The Swedes sure do have some kick ass digital agencies and North Kingdom is one of them. With a 4 page long list of awards they’ve definitely put their mark on the industry. Among lots of other great work they are one of the agencies behind the legendary Get The Glass website, a must visit! I am not quite sure of the roles on that one as many agencies are involved (Design Chapel and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners) You should also see the campaign for Swedish horseracing ATG, the film is stunning. Loving horses I might be an easy target but it really is beautiful.

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