Inspiration Lab

July 30, 2010, 7:52 am
Filed under: Typography

I instantly got a craving to go to NY when I saw this piece by Wieden + Kennedy’s “little brother” Attack. It is a selection of all their fave restaurants handpainted on a wall in their space. I’m gonna put Alicia Keys “Empire state of mind” on my ipod now and pretend I’m there *sniff*

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Click picture to see it full size in all it’s glory.

Stefan Sagmeister
July 29, 2010, 7:26 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Typography

I have shared pieces by Stefan Sagmeister with you before but I just want to share this one which is amazing. I heard him speak about it last year and it was so inspiring. The sentence comes from his list of things he has learned in his life and is made of more than 200.000 1 eurocents on a square in Amsterdam. The piece took 8 days to produce and the idea was that it would slowly dissolve or alternate as people would take coins or manipulate the design somehow. Local police would have none of it though and cleared out the piece as it started getting too much attention. I love the picture of them clearing it, it looks like they’re shovelling horse manure. I also love how the concept totally fits the sentence, afterall how obsessive is it to neatly place 200.000 + coins?

Be sure to click the final image to see it bigger in all it’s glory.

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Perky Bros
July 28, 2010, 8:07 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography

OK I haven’t gone all soft on you but I AM featuring a wedding invitation today. This is the invite for Jeff (aka Perky Bros) and his fiancée Sarah’s wedding and I just think it’s so pretty without being nauseating as these things often end up being. The invites were letterpressed at Studio on Fire and you just know that only yummy stuff comes out of there.

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No 4
July 27, 2010, 8:34 am
Filed under: Packaging | Tags:

I just came across hair care series No 4. I love the clean packaging and I’m also quite keen on the modular photos (from their website). Would look GREAT in my bathroom! I think the design was an in house job, at least it says Bureau Number 4 where I’ve seen it mentioned.

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July 23, 2010, 9:15 am
Filed under: Typography

Well well well, it’s my last day at work before a well deserved summer break. But will of course keep this joint running. And today I’d like to give you this little sourcy minx, a font called Ingeborg. I fell in love with her at TYPO Berlin and she’s still hot! With numerous weights for both text and display Ingeborg is a great font.

Also check out Typejockeys own business cards handlettered to perfection. What a treat it must be to hand them out. Both Ingeborg and their businesscards has won Typejockeys TDC awards.

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Dan Tobin Smith
July 21, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Photography, Spatial Design, Typography

I first came across Dan Tobin Smith’s work when I saw his photo on the cover of the Jay-z album. And later I fell totally in love with his Alphabet series which continues along the same lines. I love how it is spatially built up and that each one is from a different angle. Be sure to check out all the photos to see how the A is cleverly thought out horizontally and vertically.

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Ticilo Ice Cream by Shon Tanner
July 20, 2010, 7:54 am
Filed under: Packaging

Well I am here melting away in the office one more week before a well deserved holiday. Seriously, all I wanna do in this heat is dive in to a pool and eat ice cream. Since I don’t know anyone with a pool I will just have to do lots of the last mentioned. So in my search for the perfect ice cream I came across Ticilo, I haven’t actually tasted it, and I’m not sure if it’s a self initiated project but pretty it is!

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Chris von Szombathy
July 19, 2010, 7:44 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Packaging

I came across Canadian artist Chris von Szombathy’s customized cans and bottles and thought “I wish there was a cafe like this!” wouldn’t that be great? with their own line of products with these great little philosophies. Someone out there: hook up with Chris and do it now! Even the design for the van is there! ;-)

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Karim Charlebois-Zariffa
July 16, 2010, 7:53 am
Filed under: Typography

So there seams to be a bit of a wood theme going on. And I have to share this one with you. Karim has been working in Bali with Mr. Sagmeister and has made this beautiful notebook and panels. I do love the copy on the panels: “Write it down to remember, inspiration comes from life itself, not from designer books or blogs”. Although being a design book addict AND running a designblog I’m not sure I can totally agree :-D But it’s great to be challenged.

Visit Karim:

Boxed and Labelled
July 14, 2010, 7:06 am
Filed under: Books, Packaging

If you’re into packaging design then I don’t think you’ll be able to live without this book. Actually, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s probably the best packaging book out there, how about that?! It has quickly become a fave in my HUGE collection of books even though I am not a packaging designer myself. It is just brimming with great work, great ideas and beautiful executions all around. Go get it!

See more about the book at Gestalten.

Just buy it at Amazon.