Inspiration Lab

December 31, 2011, 7:06 am
Filed under: Packaging

…and for the beer drinkers I recommend Cervecería Sagrada designed by José Guízar. A shame I don’t drink beer, there are so many cool bottles!

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!!!!!!!!!!

December 30, 2011, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Packaging

So, everyone’s getting ready for tomorrow and the welcoming of 2012? I bet you’ve all been preparing; finding the perfect dress, buying good food and booze but please remember to drink responsibly around the fireworks…but also remember to drink stuff in pretty bottles! Like these…and I don’t actually know what they are but I’d have a sip for the packaging alone ;-)

December 26, 2011, 7:55 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Typography

There seams to be a trend about anatomy and bones in graphic design these days. Here’s another example, a really beautiful exploration of the anatomy of type by Swedish studio Solution.

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Sister Corita Kent
December 25, 2011, 9:52 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design

OK it’s been a little quiet here at the lab. Not that I’m not inspired, it’s just that I’ve been celebrating Christmas and no time to post ahead :-) But we need a little colour right? So I’m gonna give you Sister Corita Kent. The story of this women is yet another astonishing one, cause she actually was a sister, a nun that is. I don’t know how you people think about that, but to me nun and colourful serigraphs is definitely unexpected, and I love that. RIP in peace Sister Corita Kent!

Google her to view more work.

Photo from Flickr.

From the book “Damn Everything But The Circus” (which I want!!). Photos from Letterology.

Rana Begum
December 21, 2011, 12:57 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I’m gonna go for one more colourful post today as it is STILL grey and rainy here. Check out UK based artist Rana Begum. Her pieces are so simple but absolutely briliant. She toys with angles, the 3 dimensional space, light and colour in her installations in a way that is so effectful. Just love it!

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More lovely images of her pieces at

3 large pics from the rest from Rana’s website.

Eduardo Recife
December 20, 2011, 11:11 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen collages this vibrant and colourful. Just what I needed on a gloomy tuesday December morning in Copenhagen. I’m sure looking at these will be some sort of colour therapy. Already working!

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James Gulliver Hancock
December 19, 2011, 7:27 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I really love to see the spaces in which creatives work, to me that is so inspiring. That’s why I was so happy to see a few shots of James Gulliver Hancock’s workspace, I think they say so much about his creativity. I just LOVE his intricate and colourful illustrations too!

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Karine Laval
December 16, 2011, 6:59 am
Filed under: Photography

I think it might be safe to say that photographer Karine Laval has a thing about pools and I totally share her fascination. Reminds me of summer holidays in LA as a kid. Have a look at this series, I love the shots where you can’t really figure out what’s reflection and what’s underwater. Nicely done!

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Silvana Mosquera
December 15, 2011, 7:34 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I came across these lively compositions by Buenos Aires artist Silvana Mosquera who also goes under the name Al Borde Llama (I think!). It’s just nice to see some lively colours, sharp contrast to winter depressing grey Copenhagen.

See more work on her Flickr page.

Penguin Threads
December 14, 2011, 8:52 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

I was so happy when I came across this series of books released by Penguin (who else, Penguin rocks!) Award winning art director Paul Buckley has commissioned different artist to do covers in thread and the first of the series is Jillian Tamaki. Wow! WOW! I love these, whoever said that books were a dying breed should look at these and dare say that again. Books are definitely not obsolete, especially not if we make them something special for people to experience and in this field of expertise Penguin is the master. Can’t wait to see the series continue!

See more on the project at Penguin.

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