Inspiration Lab

Spike Jonze
September 17, 2008, 7:55 pm
Filed under: ADs | Tags: ,

If you watch Danish TV you’ll see a real rip off these days. I am talking about the commercial for Bring, a postal service, new to the Danes. You don’t have to watch long before you see that it’s theft at broad daylight of the Adidas commercial from 2005 by Spike Jonze. Even the music is pretty darn close although nothing will compare to Karen O. and Squeak E’s wonderful piece “Hello Tomorrow”.

Unfortunately I was not able to find the ad anywhere (Added 22/09: Thanks to Aron, it’s HERE), but have a look out for commercial breaks during your fave movie. Until then, you can enjoy Spike Jonze’s work. Still great!

Miles Aldridge
September 16, 2008, 10:07 am
Filed under: Photography

Today it’s all about photography. Miles Aldridge is a fantastic beauty and fashion photographer from the UK. His work is stunning, almost always with surreal perfection.

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Klas Ernflo
September 16, 2008, 9:06 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

I found some really cool stuff on the website of illustrator Klas Ernflo. He does these fantastic black and white doodledrawings, I love the details on them and the sense of texture. I also found these wonderful typographic bookcovers but they were sadley rejected by the editor, still beautiful though! Be sure to check out the knitted forest too, sounds strange? GO SEE IT!!

Visit Klas:

You can also wee more work on his Flickr page.

Font of the week
September 15, 2008, 7:37 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags: ,

This week’s input is a little different as it is actually a new font, but I just can’t help myself, I have to feature it. Soho is one of my new fave font families. Shown here are actually two families, the Soho and the Soho Gothic (in thin and light). Both families are designed by Sebastian Lester, Soho came out after 3 years of hard work in 2007 and Soho Gothic came out this year. This family has loads of different weights and it’s very usable. It MIGHT end up being one of my workhorses. You know me, I love the light weights but the heavy Soho font is absolutely stunning too with HUGE slab serifs.

Buy Soho and Soho Gothic at Linotype.

Andrew Byrom
September 13, 2008, 9:24 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags: ,

I was surprised when I found typeface designer Andrew Byrom. I am not even sure that is the best term for him as his work is so much more. He sorta has the same approach as René Knip I think, letting materials rule where the typeface goes. This ends up in some very interesting prototypes!

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Belvoir Fruit Farms by Big Fish
September 12, 2008, 9:50 am
Filed under: Packaging | Tags: ,

When I was in London a few months back I fell in love with the packaging design for Belvoir Fruit Farms’ drinks. The design is so delicate and the hand lettering is beautiful with a very personal touch. I have finally found the designers behind these lovely bottles and it’s Big Fish, a design studio based in London. I still think it’s so unfair that the Brits get to look at lovely design like this in their supermarkets!

Visit Belvoir Fruit Farms:

Visit Big Fish:

September 11, 2008, 8:01 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags:

Check out these wonderful typography installations by Byggstudio they are almost a little Sagmeister-ish! Byggstudio is a small studio founded in Copenhagen by 3 former students of the Danish Designschool. The studio has now uprooted and moved to Stockholm.

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Kate Moross
September 10, 2008, 11:34 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Check out Kate Moross, shes’s an illustrator from the UK doing various work. I noticed her when I saw her window doodles for Topshop this previous winter. She has also done lots of other stuff and you should check out the “PLAY” category of her site.

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Font of the week
September 8, 2008, 9:42 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags:

This week’s typo treat is a bit of a fat ass font. Aachen was designed in 1969 by Colin Brignall and Alan Meeks. I love this font because of it’s heavy but very short slab serifs and the minimal whitespace between letters, it looks particularly good set in a block in caps.

Buy Aachen at Linotype.

Przemek Sobocki
September 6, 2008, 9:16 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Przemek Sobocki is a Polish illustrator now based in Japan. He has been featured in numerous Japanese magazines like Nylon Japan and Dazed and Confused. I love these two series of black inverted illustrations
called Three Sisters Wind and Ona.

Visit the website.