Inspiration Lab

J Bennett Fitts
January 31, 2009, 9:18 am
Filed under: Photography

Check out photographer J Bennett Fitts. He does some fantastic landscape shots and I love his series with abandonned swimmingpools “No lifeguard on duty”.

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January 30, 2009, 9:14 am
Filed under: Packaging

Well we’re a bit past Christmas but I wanna share this piece with you anyway. It was done by award winning London agency Purpose for newly started printers, Greenford Printers. The company needed a memorable way to selfpromote and at the same time wish clients a Merry Christmas. I love the idea of this piece, and what a treat too!

Visit Purpose.


Last faces of Japan
January 29, 2009, 9:41 am
Filed under: Packaging

I’ll give you one more packaging post with the faces of Japan today. This wonderful series is lipbalm.


January 28, 2009, 8:37 am
Filed under: Packaging

More faces from Japan today. Here’s three juiceboxes I brought back, how lovely it must be to be a kid in Japan.


Askul by BVD and SDL
January 27, 2009, 9:27 am
Filed under: Packaging

More stuff from Japan today. I’m bringing you Askul, which I have briefly mentioned before in the context of SDL but I think you should see this brand in all it’s glory. The funny thing about it is that the range is designed by Swedish design agencies BvD and SDL but Scandinavian and Japanese style do seem to fit each other like……sorry, can’t think of a good design metaphor. Anyway, they fit!

Visit BvD:

Visit SDL:

Visit Askul (it’s mostly Japanese):


From Japan with love
January 23, 2009, 10:02 am
Filed under: Packaging

Well I figured I’d share a few bits and pieces from my trip with you all. I love Japanese packaging and I’m amazed that so many products have faces and personalities. Like this series of cleaning sponges and cloths. Yes, I know I’m a nerd for carrying this stuff home with me.


Marion Bataille
January 22, 2009, 8:59 am
Filed under: Books, Graphic Design

Fresh back from Japan and Hong Kong and I would like to share a few things I brought back with you. First up is the most amazing book by French graphic artist Marion Bataille. It’s called ABC 3d and is the most amazing folding book. It’s like a chicldrens book for adults, and a visual orgasm for a graphic designer!

I bought this book in the most wonderful children’s bookstore in Tokyo called Crayonhouse (sorry no website, but it’s in the area of Omotesando).

Enjoy the little movie of the book below.

January 9, 2009, 9:42 pm
Filed under: Packaging

I’m off to Asia for a week and a half visiting Tokyo and Hong Kong but will be back with lots of fresh inspiration.

I’ll leave with a bit of what I’ll be exploring in Asia: Packaging design! Some people visit churches and museum I go to supermarkets! Just look at this wonderful example, even if you have no idea what it says on the carton it’s pretty obvious what’s in it.’


Arroz Sivaris (Pepe Gimeno)
January 8, 2009, 1:43 pm
Filed under: Packaging, Typography

Busy these days, just ended exams with my student at ITU. You guys did great!

Check out the design for the packets of rice from Arroz Sivaris. They are designed by Spannish designer Pepe Gimeno and aren’t they a treat? It’s quite an unexpected way to see rice packaged so I’m not sure they’d work any old place, but they’d surely land in my shopping basket. Lovely type work!

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Visit Arroz Sivaris:



Studio 8
January 6, 2009, 1:24 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design

I’ve featured Studio 8 from London before but they’ve updated their portfolio since and I think you should go have a look.

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