Inspiration Lab

My Animal Farm
November 30, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: ,

To tell you the truth I never thought I’d keep this blog going for this long, but here we are, today is post number 400! *crowds of screaming fans go nuts*. So I thought I’d do something different today, since I always feature other people I think it’s time to feature myself. So I’m putting myself out there for the world to see and ridicule.

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Six Scents Series 2
November 28, 2009, 5:36 pm
Filed under: Packaging | Tags: ,

I’ve blogged about the first series in the Six Scents series and now there’s a second series designed by the likes of Philip Lim, Henrik Vibskov and more. I like the packaging better on the first series but the second one is cool too.

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Six scents series 1.

Six scents series 2.

November 26, 2009, 3:17 pm
Filed under: Packaging | Tags: ,

Was looking for a bit of luxury to keep my mind off my hellish kitchen remodelling project when I came across Thorntons new range of block chocolates. They are the most perfect little squares in bright colours (picture doesn’t quite do them justice) and any taste that you could possibly desire. Mmmmm two good things at once, yummy chocolate and lovely packaging.

Mario Wagner
November 25, 2009, 8:39 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags:

I’ve featured Mario Wagner before but he’s quite a productive gentleman and very good at updating his website with current work. He’s a collage artist and does excellent work with colour and structure.

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November 24, 2009, 6:43 am
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I just re-discovered these colourful portraits from French design studio Helmo. I first saw these a while back and when I came across them recently again it was a happy reunion. I had completely forgot them, and I was surprised to see that I was still as keen now a few years later. What a few simple Photoshop effects can’t do ehh? Simple and great!

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Winery Arts
November 23, 2009, 8:21 am
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I was walking around my lovely neighbourhood of Vesterbro the other day when I noticed a lovely series of winebottles in a butcher shop’s window. Aren’t they just so lovely and simple?

See more by Spanish design studio Moruba who’s behind the design.

Chris Silas Neal
November 20, 2009, 9:31 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I stumbled across some drawings from US illustrator Chris Silas Neal. I love the tangible naive style with fills that look like they’ve been xeroxed.

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Mind Design
November 19, 2009, 4:33 pm
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I came across the visual identity project for Paramount the other day and I think Mind Design did quite a good job. I am especially fond of the briefs, the closing mechanism is really clever yet very simple and recognizable. They also did another project with great patterns for Russell Marsh Casting, it’s very simple but really effective in the different media.

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Janet Waters
November 18, 2009, 9:09 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Photography

I don’t think I know the name of any other macro photographer but Janet Waters is definitely worth knowing. She does a lot of visual experiments with different liqids creating beautiful pieces of art with formations of bubbles. Here’s a few shots seen through hairgel. Did you ever look at your jar of hairgel and think “Hang on, this is a piece of art!”? Well then, start looking!

If you wanna see more, Janet’s work is easiest accessible through Flickr.

Neither Snow
November 17, 2009, 8:49 am
Filed under: Typography

Do you remember what it’s like to get a beautifully handwritten letter in the mail, don’t you miss it? How would you feel if one of these envelopes popped into your mailbox one day. Personally I’d be thrilled! And it doesn’t even have to be that hard. Just look at Neither Snow. You can get your very own envelopes hand calligraphed for as little as 2$ up a piece. That should be worth the smile on someone’s face. Or you can practice a few years with pen and ink, both works!

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