Inspiration Lab

October 29, 2010, 9:24 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography

I came across the work by Sawdust a while back when I blogged Sam Green who they’ve co-operated with a few times. I love how they work with type, playing with huge contrast in various pieces. I’m especially fond of the poster shown below that you can buy in their shop. They also did a fun project using the scratch card material, super cool use of it.

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Bangkok Books
October 28, 2010, 9:07 am
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags:

So as I mentioned I’ve just come back from a few weeks in Thailand, first week in Bangkok and second week on the island of Koh Chang. To be honest I don’t think I’ll ever be a huge fan of Bangkok having lost my heart to Tokyo and Hong Kong. It didn’t exactly help that it was raining cats and dogs the entire time. But it did give me an excuse to hang out in bookstores and drink coffey and get inspired.

So here’s 25 great book sleeves you ya’!

First a series of classics from White’s Books called Fine Edition:

A few lovely lettering pieces:

A series from Faber & Faber:

A touch of old worldly:

Beautiful illustration:

And last but not least two beautiful series from author Peter Carey:

Water part 2
October 26, 2010, 9:36 am
Filed under: Packaging | Tags:

I don’t know what it is about water bottles that fascinates me. It’s a simple everyday object and yet it can also be a great design object. That’s why I always collect great examples so here’s part 2 of my water bottle mania. You can see the first round up here.

Lina Ekstrand
October 25, 2010, 9:01 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Phew! Just in from Thailand, hardly know my own name after being 24 hours under way. Up is down, and down is up! But would you believe it, I almost haven’t been online for 2 weeks! Well…did cheat and checked my mail ONCE in Bangkok, but that’s it.

So before I go for a nap I’m just gonna throw Lina Ekstrand at you. Caught her illustrations in a magazine in Bangkok, which is a long way from her native Sweden, and really like them. I like how they’re a combo of different techniques (vectors, handdrawings etc.) merged in one piece.

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Studio FM
October 22, 2010, 6:45 am
Filed under: Typography

I am a total crybaby when it comes to insects, that’s probably why I’ll live in an apartment for the rest of my life, it just means fewer bugs! But when the little crawlies are made of type it is definitely a different story. Just look at this project by Studio FM based in Milan, a lesson in typographic entomology, I really wish I could get my hands on that poster!

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October 21, 2010, 7:56 am
Filed under: Web

I’m not a great fan of Monet so when I got a tip to visit the website for the exhibition in Paris at the Galeries Nationales it wasn’t top of my list. But this website is really worth a visit, it is a brilliant contrast to the pieces but at the same time done with great respect. I love the way the paintings occur. Check it out, GREAT work!

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Miss Lotion
October 20, 2010, 7:47 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

We have a slight dispute in the little home on Istedgade over a painting by Miss Lotion but I do love her work. Here’s some mixed illustration end lettering work.

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Death Hearts You
October 19, 2010, 7:40 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I came across a few pieces by Death Hearts You aka. London based Ben Mills. I love seing them together, they’re just such great colour splashes.

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Lou Vega
October 18, 2010, 7:16 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Being a complete fan of editorial design I love when I find great pieces in that category. I’m a huge believer in visual storytelling and that’s why the work of Lou Vega caught my eye.

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Michelle Thompson
October 14, 2010, 7:51 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Check out the collage work by UK illustrator Michelle Thompson. Her collages are a visual chaos but I am totally loving the busy look that is still somehow based on the grid that occurs from the materials.

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