Inspiration Lab

Harney & Sons
March 30, 2009, 9:17 am
Filed under: Packaging

So this is my first real post from New York. And what have I been doing on my first day here? Trawling supermarkets for great packaging design. Snithe comments are allowed!

Was standing in Wholefoods trying to decide on what to drink when the iced teas from Harney & Sons caught my eye. Aren’t they wonderful? They’re quite close to Fortnum and Mason but I guess that IS the “tea style”.

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I HEART New York
March 29, 2009, 11:04 am
Filed under: This and That

The next two weeks I’ll be coming to you from the Big Apple, yep, I’m in New York. I have the view of an Obey street art piece out of my window which I will photograph and share with you once the sun gets out of it’s hiding, damn jetlag! I’m here with my students to visit great designers and to be INSPIRED. Check out their blog where you can see what we’re doing. Sorry it’s in Danish.


Robert J. Bolesta
March 26, 2009, 9:32 am
Filed under: Typography

Check out this typework by very young design Robert J. Bolesta. I love this piece. It shows us that sometimes you just have to DO something. Get off the computer and use our hands.

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3 deep design
March 25, 2009, 7:25 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging

Uhh it’s a busy week so it’s a bit quiet here at the Lab. But here’s a little nugget of inspiration. You should check out 3 Deep Design who’s the Australian agency behind the design for this series of scents.

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Art of the Title
March 23, 2009, 10:25 am
Filed under: Motion and Video

If you, like me, have a weakness for opening sequences you should drop by The Art of the Title Sequence. A blog dedicated to showing great title work. You can find everything from legendary Seven titles to older Saul Bass work, brilliant! Shown hereunder is 23 and Catch Me If You Can.

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Hello Monday
March 19, 2009, 9:26 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Web

I know it’s thursday but I think you should check out Hello Monday, the web boys from Århus Denmark. With 5 FWAs under their belt these guys are becoming international heavyweights. I’ve mentioned them before but you should definitely go back and see their newly updated website.

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This Works
March 18, 2009, 8:44 am
Filed under: Packaging, Typography

Uhhh!! Look at this wonderful series of skincare products from This Works. Great type work! (although I am an easy target when it comes to neo classic fonts) I think the design was done inhouse, so well done, this works!

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Thomas Voorn
March 16, 2009, 9:24 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Meet something as unusual as a clothing graffiti artist. Sounds strange? Don’t be, it is what it sounds like. Thomas Voorn is a graffiti artist but his chosen material isn’t spraycans, but clothes.

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Thank You
March 12, 2009, 11:39 am
Filed under: Motion and Video

Visit Danish motion designers Thank You they have a pretty impressive portfolio concidering the scale of things in tiny Denmark. I am especially fond of their piece for Morgunblaðið which is all type and great work with contrast. Every composition is spot on!

Be sure to go to the site and watch the video.

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March 11, 2009, 9:56 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging, Spatial Design

Check out Belgian design agency Base. As far as I know they started in Brussels but is now also based in New York, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris. They do various fantastic graphic design work like editorial, packaging and spatial with great success.

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