Inspiration Lab

June 30, 2010, 8:39 am
Filed under: Motion and Video, Typography

I came across a few lettering pieces by Volumeone and it was love at first sight, is it possible to have a fetisch for ribbon like lettering type? If so, I have that. Just check out Volumeone, also check out the numerous great pieces in this motion sequence, the thumbnails below are stills from there, the motion design on this particular piece might not be all that thrilling but the type treatments are brilliant.

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June 28, 2010, 8:25 am
Filed under: Packaging | Tags:

So my students left for summer break last monday and it’s getting really quiet around here, but it’s good to finally have an opportunity to go through all the piles on my desk and get ready for a fresh start after the summer. Today I thought I might share a bit of studentwork with you. My second year BA students did great on their exams and here’s a small selection. The brief was redesigning the packaging for a small local organic beauty product company called Mellisa. Student name will take you straight to their website.

Kristina Krogh Larsen

Thomas Bræstrup

Andreas Kamp Bünger

Louise Jacobsen

Danish Illustration
June 25, 2010, 8:48 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I recently came across an initiative to promote Danish illustrators and I like that people are doing something so I wanna share it with you guys. I am kinda missing the likes of Rikke Jørgensen in the mix but representing people like Mads Berg, Miss Lotion, Majbrit Linneberg and Stine Illum it’s a pretty good mix. Go check it out!

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June 24, 2010, 8:19 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I’ve featured Base before but they were kind enough to drop me a mail with a new project of their’s (Thanks Olivia!). That’s how I found out that their website has been updated since the last time I was there and it’s just brimming with great work. Go see!!!

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Inka Järvinen
June 23, 2010, 7:58 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

I’m laying low these days with a bad summer flu, so it gives me plenty of time to sort through all my saved inspiration. So here’s a bit from my other homeland Finland. Inka Järvinen is a very skilled designer and illustrator and I love her style which incorporates a kinda og antique look in to often modern collage work. Have a look for yourself.

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June 21, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Packaging

After just finishing a project with my students on skincare I wanna share a great example with you guys. I’ve featured Pearlfisher lots of times before but they simple are one of my fave packaging design studios. And here’s proof! Just look at this wonderful series of skincare products from Green & Spring.

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Chrissie Macdonald
June 17, 2010, 6:40 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Myyyyy goodness it’s been a busy week!!! With two weeks of exams over and done with I can finally take a deep breath and celebrate my BA graduates tomorrow. Congratulations guys!!

A con amore post today to celebrate working with paper. I came across Chrissie’s series “Owergrown” and totally love the quirky tactile atmos. It is great to see experimental pieces with a great idea.

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June 15, 2010, 11:35 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Identica is a pretty international set up, but I recently came across work by their Montreal department and was quite impressed. Even their Beta version website is quite allright. Check out their work for Enablis!

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Neatly Trimmed Beard
June 14, 2010, 11:53 am
Filed under: Packaging

It seams to be the season for noticing great beer packaging, that being said I’m not so fond of beer myself but I do notice a great packaging design when I see it. That’s how I came across Neatly Trimmed Beard, a small studio by Luke Oeth and Josh Leutz. GREAT name by the way! I came across their design for a small Michigan microbrewery and just thought it looked so lovely. They also did a line of rum, vodka and whiskey that looks great.

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June 11, 2010, 10:47 am
Filed under: Books, Typography | Tags: ,

It’s been a super busy week of exams and I’m starting to look forward to summer break. It’s been so busy that I forgot to share on of my fave talks at TYPO with you. I was so lucky to catch Niels Shoe Meulman’s talk about his new book Calligraffiti which is definitely worth picking up. I love his merge between calligraphy and graffiti, it’s best of two worlds. Be sure to check him out in action in the video bellow.

Buy the book at Amazon.

Visit Niels’ website and Calligraffiti site.