Inspiration Lab

Maya Hayuk
October 14, 2011, 7:46 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

It’s friday and I think we need a bit of colour. Grey times are coming in Copenhagen! So check out Brooklyn based artist Maya Hayuk. I’ve fallen so in love with her colourful world, I WANT!

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10 tips on being a graphic designer
October 13, 2011, 7:45 am
Filed under: Inspiration, This and That

I was asked to create a list of 10 tips on being a graphic designer, listmaking is very hip huh? ;-) So I thought I’d share my list with you guys. Totally subjective of course, make your own!

1. Always take the road less travelled, sometimes take the road with the most obstacles and learn from overcoming them.

2. Never think what a solution SHOULD be, but what it COULD be.

3. Never let technology/craft be a hindrance of going with a good idea, figure it out!

4. See things from another angle; see it from far away, up really close, from underneath or on top, pull it apart and put it back together in a different way.

5. Do good with what you have available. There is beauty in everything, you might just have to look a little harder to find it!

6. Perfection is sometimes the imperfect.

7. If something is good enough, is it really good?

8. Breathe! Timeout!

9. See mistakes as detours rather than mistakes.

10. Helvetica is hardly ever the answer, merely a placeholder.

Magpie Studio
October 12, 2011, 8:19 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

Here’s a nice series of Escher inspired posters with a few food for thought quotes. Have a good day!

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Morris Pinewood
October 11, 2011, 7:46 pm
Filed under: Photography

I’ve only just discovered Swedish advertising and design studio Morris Pinewood but it’s about time since they’ve just won a Red Dot. I fell head over heels in love with their work for, just love the colour coordinated shots.

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Siggi Eggertsson
October 10, 2011, 9:08 am
Filed under: Typography

You probably know Mr. Eggertsson for his illustrations, but you might not know that he has also designed a few funky display fonts. I am loving the name of this kinda 3D one, Skuggasveinn :-)

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Gemma Correll
October 6, 2011, 7:26 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Inspiration

I really admire the people who are a part of this “Do something cretive everyday” wave. Taking time each day to do a continuing project. I applaud you! Like Gemma Correll. She has done visual diary entries and they are just so darn cute. She’s apparently starting to do a book and I’ll be excited to see that when it’s done.

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October 5, 2011, 8:13 am
Filed under: Typography

Who knew that insurance could be this pretty. Have a look at these letterings from old insurance maps over at one of my fave blogs BibliOdyssey, a blog that collects scanned ephemera. WOW! They don’t make it like that anymore do they?

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Sue Doekson
October 3, 2011, 11:12 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

I came across Sue’s work when I saw the book “Cheerful in 3,5 months”. I’m gonna see if that works! ;-) I love the brightly coloured illustrations and I think the book might actually be working already.

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