Inspiration Lab

February 28, 2011, 9:49 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

New York studio Mucca is one of my biggest idols because they do so much uncompromising work. The attention to detail and precission in their executions is commendable. I came across this material they did for two AIGA events and it reminded me that I haven’t told you that I’ll be speaking at HK Århus on thursday. Maybe you can still grab a seat if you beg and plead even  if the rsvp date is a bit overdue, it’s free for members!

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Escentric Molecule
February 26, 2011, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Packaging

Uhhh!! was on a bit of a shopping spree today and came across this perfume with a wonderfully simple design. It’s part of a series and I’m not particularly fond of the overall design of the rest of it, but just thought I’d show you this one!

The escentric series:

February 24, 2011, 12:37 pm
Filed under: Spatial Design

I just came across this signage project by Australian studio Collider and couldn’t help but think that if a signage system can get my pulse up, then I really am a total nerd. But then so be it! Cause this is freakin’ brilliant! I love the matarials and the use of space, light and shadow as designfactors.

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50 and 50
February 23, 2011, 9:32 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Typography

You learn something new everyday don’t you? For example today I found out that every state in the US has a motto, and I had no idea! The great thing is that it makes a wonderful foundation for projects like 50 and 50 which has 50 designers illustrating their state mottos. There are some lovely pieces and it’s really great type inspiration. Below you see work by Meg Hunt, Ken Barber, A. Micah Smith, Mark Weaver, Ty Wilkins, Tad Carpenter and Matt Stevens.

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Micah Lidberg
February 22, 2011, 8:55 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

It’s a sunny day in Copenhagen so we need a colourful post today too and the letterings/illustrations by American Micah Lidberg is just the thing!I LOVE and admire the amount of work that each of these pieces represent, there are no easy shortcuts just a really wicked contrast between the ultra detailed and the clean strokes.

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Hvass & Hannibal
February 21, 2011, 7:14 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

These girls never seize to amaze me, I really admire this colourful Danish setup founded by Nan Na Hvass and Sofie Hannibal. I love how they’ve set up a business with so much visible passion and joy and they just keep doing uncompromising work. Whatever the idea, they just seam to go for it and that really is admirable. I have a few of their peices on my walls at home and they put a smile on my face everyday, thanks girls!!

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Bergmann Studios
February 17, 2011, 8:35 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I really like the simple but effective use of colour in this publication by Frankfurt based Bergmann Studios. The style is clean and geometrical but the use of complimentary colours hits you straight in the face and gives good rhythm through the publication.

See my by Bergmann Studios:

February 15, 2011, 8:40 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I came across these prints by Japanese studio Mr_Design for a company called Nico. I fell so in love with the wood post its that I’m willing to go all the way to Japan to get them (yeah yeah, it’s just an excuse). I love how the style, use of proportion, placement and colour is so unlike anything we see in Europe, it’s so great to be inspired by things made around the world!

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Ben & Jerry
February 14, 2011, 7:58 am
Filed under: ADs

Even if it’s winter and freeeeezing outside these Ben & Jerry ice cream ads still make me wanna run down to 7-11 for a tub. Aren’t they just so over the top but totally yummy???? These luscious ads won Ogilvy Singapore a silver pencil at the 2010 D&AD.

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February 10, 2011, 12:05 pm
Filed under: Packaging

In honour of a dear whiskey loving colleague returning from diaper duty, today is whiskey roundup day. To tell you the truth I have no idea if some of these are even worth drinking, but they look good! Check out prior booze posts for gin and vodka too :-)