Inspiration Lab

January 18, 2012, 8:39 am
Filed under: Photography

I’ve recently come across Zink Magazine. I don’t like the overall design, but they are really good at using über cool photographers and I’ve really been enjoying discovering lots of great talent in that area like Genevieve Charbonneau, Justin Hyte and Neil Mota. Like!


Mike McQuade
January 16, 2012, 9:44 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I am totally neglecting you guys at the mo, the reason is that I am preparing my very first exhibition and it’s pretty nervewrecking so head is filled. Will show you when it’s done! But for now I want to share this wonderful identity project by Mike McQuade with you. I LOVE the name, Tom, Dick & Harry, makes me laugh, and the website (which to me is always a revealing media) looks so good. Yum!

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Si Scott
January 11, 2012, 8:52 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

This week I’ve been whipping my poor students through some serious ornament drawing to improve their Illustrator curve skills, it is such a good exercise and it really creates respect for people who do this impeccably. Like Marian Bantjes, Jessica Hische, Sebastian Lester and Si Scott. I am loving these sourcy chicks that he did for 125 Magazine. That’s HOT!

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January 9, 2012, 7:03 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Photography

I spent my New Year’s eve in Germany and it gave me a good opportunity to get my hands on one of my fave mags, German Tush. I’ve showed you this mag before but it’s just so good that I want to share a bit more with you. It’s the photography, the typography, the in your face styling and everything else shaken together like a perfect cocktail where you can taste everything and everything suits each other. It’s just yummy!

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January 6, 2012, 10:23 am
Filed under: Packaging

I’ve had these two wonderful projects in folders on my desktop for a while and only just realised that they were done by the same studio, New Zealand based Supply. I think it’s really interesting to see two such different solutions for the “same” product from the same studio, that definitely shows visual versatility. Is there such a thing as a cider packaging expert, then these guys are it I guess! ;-)

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Frieke Janssens
January 5, 2012, 9:07 am
Filed under: Photography

I came across the series “Smoking Kids” by Belgian photographer Frieke Janssens and really loved it. It reminds me a little of Jill Greenberg’s crying kids (she snatches candy from them to make them cry!) but it’s just taken even further. I just love the shock effect of these images, sure to get some people well provoked.

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BRGN for Familjen
January 3, 2012, 10:39 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Phew! Have been a little under the weather over Christmas and New Year’s but it’s time to get back in the saddle. In my isolation I came across the cover for Swedish band Familjen on iTunes and wanted to have a closer look. I think it’s really good, the colours are so fresh and the different compositions so lively. It’s done by Swedish studio Bergen and I really wanna see more of their stuff. Come on Hanne! Update your website! ;-)