Inspiration Lab

Mind Design
November 19, 2009, 4:33 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags:

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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November 16, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I stumbled upon this menu from a restaurant in London called 1901. It is situated in a hotel called Andaz. Wouldn’t it be lovely to choose your food from a menu like this? Hopefully the chef knows what he’s doing as well as Fluidesign does. I just love it when the finnish is another design parameter, as it should be.

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November 12, 2009, 8:12 am
Filed under: Photography, Typography

I’ve said it before (4 times to be exact) and I’ll say it again. If you rummage through Flickr you will find the most amazing stuff. Just look at this set I found the other day on a quest for architecture shots. I love how there’s loads of crops that become beautiful patterns and I am and always will be a sucker for old type. The set includes loads more so you should have a look through.

See more of this set by Thomas Hawk.

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A great day…
November 11, 2009, 8:30 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Yesterday we had the annual magazine conference at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. It was a fantastic day! Our host Niels Bøje Ziegler (our editorial design professor) had put together a fantastic program of speakers including Non Format, Niel Jamieson, Florian Bachleda, Michael Pangilinan and John Korpics. All the speakers shared so much great work but I think my fave was Niel Jamieson who went through his re-design of hunting and fishing mag Field & Stream. I think it’s fantastic how he has done such a great job with something not obviously sexy.

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Pierre Nguyen
November 10, 2009, 8:55 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I came across these lovely abstract compositions recently by young French designer Pierre Nguyen. His work is really contemporary but still fulfill classic rules of contrast in graphpic design. In every peice you will find contrast pairs like thick/thin, mechanical/organic and so forth.

I think he’s updating his website but there is still some cool work to see.

Visit Pierre.

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