Inspiration Lab


Nea Machina
May 21, 2011, 7:25 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art, Inspiration

Yesterday I went to see the most briliant talk at Typo by twins Martin and Thomas Poschauko. They’ve done a book about creativity and they showed various series from the book. Basically the book is about how many variations of one piece you can actually do, and it’s a BIG book. In this project they had two components, a portrait of a man and the words Nea Machina. Here’s just a few pages from the book and the trailer. Please go see the videos on the webpage to get the full Nea Machina experience!

See more: http://www.neamachina.com



Gwénola Carrére
May 19, 2011, 7:17 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I’m coming to you from Berlin these days. I’m here to attend the Typo conference so before I’ll be filled up with typography inspiration I’ll just give you a bit of illustration for variation. Here’s Belgian illustrator Gwénola Carrére, I really like the way she mixes in handlettering and that the style is quite clean edges but not “Illustratory” (in lack of better word!). Lovely!

See more: http://gwenola.ultra-book.org/



Tourette by Virus Fonts
May 17, 2011, 7:11 am
Filed under: Typography

I have totally fallen in love with this font from Virus Fonts called Tourette. I was laughing so hard when I downloaded the font sample and it was written like someone with tourette. I know tourette is a serious matter and that it’s no fun for people who have it, but I must be politically incorrect this one time and say that this is funny.

Check it out: http://www.virusfonts.com/fonts/tourette



Maria Fischer
May 16, 2011, 10:15 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I was given a tip to check out German designer Maria Fischer’s project “Traumgedanken”. It is a book project about dreams, but I think it’s safe to say that she challenges the concept of hyperlinks, only here in printed media and with the use of thread. You just have to see for yourselves. I think it’s a brilliant project and so well executed.

See more: http://www.maria-fischer.com



Scheltens & Abbenes
May 13, 2011, 8:44 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Check out the cool photo compositions by Scheltens & Abbenes. I came across their work in a series they did for Wallpaper where they deconstructed a pair of jeans and made various photo collages. But they’ve also done various other cool creative product shots.

See more: http://www.scheltens-abbenes.com/



Retiro by Typofonderie
May 12, 2011, 8:33 am
Filed under: Typography

Yummy! Just came across this beautiful font called Retiro. I’m sucker for neo classisistic font and I’m a sucker for ornaments and this font puts all that together in a modern way. I think it’s quite trendy and will do so well in editorial.

See more: http://www.typofonderie.com/



Dana Tanamachi
May 11, 2011, 9:12 am
Filed under: Typography

I’ve showed you Brooklyn chalk artist Dana Tanamachi before but I just have to show you her newest pieces. I would LOVE to stay in that hotel room!

See more: http://www.danatanamachi.com