Inspiration Lab

January 31, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Are you a black and white lover? Then you’ll enjoy the Japanese gallery Shirotokuro. EVERYTHING is black and white and it’s so cool to see pieces from different eras and styles coexist.

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Kim Neill
January 27, 2011, 2:22 pm
Filed under: Inspiration, This and That | Tags:

If it’s that time of day where you need a sugar rush you can nibble on Kim Neill’s Pantone chip biscuits. Love, love LOVE this project, really puts a smile on my face. Wonder how accurate she is with the colours, better find out! ;-)

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House Industries
January 26, 2011, 8:27 am
Filed under: Motion and Video, Typography

I’ve blogged House Industries loads of times and I’m just a huge fan. Didn’t think my esteem for them could get any higher until I saw this new(ish) video on their website. I can’t believe the steady hand these guys have, the curves are bloody perfect by hand!!!! I hate them a little bit now too ;-)

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Abby Brewster
January 25, 2011, 11:28 am
Filed under: Packaging

Another young designer today. I came across these beer bottles by New York based design graduate Abby Brewster and was so happy. It’s so good to see executions that challenge the clichés of the media they’re in. I love that the label isn’t just a square on the bottle but a ribbon running around it. Maybe she saw the 12 inches juices by War Design but she still made it her own and I think it’s super good.

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Malin Bergström
January 24, 2011, 3:57 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Let’s look at some young blood shall we? Malin Bergström isn’t a student of mine but I couldn’t help but notice her work when I stumbled upon it. She does lovely abstract collages and I am also quite fond of her handdrawn hair alphabet.

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January 21, 2011, 2:34 pm
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So by now you’ve gathered that I have a weakness for bottled stuff, or rather the design of it. Whether it’s water or wine I love seing good design in the bottle as media. That’s why I was so happy to come across Norwegian studio Designersjourney. They’ve done a love of packaging for wine and spirits and they do it really well.

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Annie Leibovitz
January 19, 2011, 10:39 am
Filed under: Photography

Spent some much needed time on the couch last night and enjoyed a documentary about Annie Leibovitz on the tele. That woman amazes me, in about 10 minutes she can do a STUNNING photo and be done with it. In my early teens I wanted to be a photographer and I was given a book with her photos, I was so discouraged when what I snapped with my own camera didn’t look like hers so I became a graphic designer instead ;-) But has been a fan ever since. Here’s a bunch of her more recent Vanity Fair style shots.

Jonathan Zawada
January 18, 2011, 12:09 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Typography

I saw a really cool cd cover by Australian Jonathan Zawada and I wasn’t disappointed when I looked further into his work. He does lots of different styles but I really like his type work.

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January 17, 2011, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Photography

I am not totally blown away that often but when I came across Bartholot (Robert G. Bartholot) I really was flabbergasted. We’ve seen photographic illustrations in this realm before but I don’t think I’ve ever seen any with the sense of colour and contrast that this guy has. What amazing compositions and amazing use of colour! A new fave of mine!

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Delights of Sweden
January 14, 2011, 9:39 am
Filed under: Packaging

I should really get some breakfast in me, but I’ll blog about it instead! Here’s a series of Swedish crisp bread with really nice package design.

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