Inspiration Lab

Co Design
February 29, 2012, 7:14 am
Filed under: Packaging

Look at these yummy packaging designs for So…Soap! done by Hong Kong Studio CoDesign (Hong Kong I miss you!!). I love the minimalist clean style for a product like soap, for once it makes sense and is not just a trendy choice. I think the website also works quite well with contrastful type and big images.

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Brice Bischoff
February 28, 2012, 12:43 pm
Filed under: Photography

Check out photographer Bruce Bischoff. I really love this series because it’s just so cool to see experiments in familiar media. The series was done with long exposure time and a series of colourful choreographed movements. The light and colour in these are amazing.

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February 24, 2012, 7:43 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography

The speakers at this year’s CPH:typo has just been announced and guess what, I’m one of them! YEY! I’m so exhited cause it’s a really great line-up of very talented people. The theme this year is the physical letter, as in letters in 3 dimensions, away from screens and paper. Here’s a little visual presentation of the speakers…well…all except me, but you know me :-) I’ll be speaking about the Be My Valentine, Bitch! exhibit and I think it will be gooooood! Hope to see you there!

More info here.

Barbara Dechant runs the fantastic Buchstabenmuseum in Berlin, a museum of letters, what could be better.

I think Evelin Kasikov might be my kindred spirit and I can’t wait to talk craft with her.

Tomi Vollauschek has done this most amazing book that is one of my faves in my book collection. Just filled with yummy physical type!

Last but not least Autobahn, two very creative guys focusing on good concepts and ideas rather than eye candy (Hell yeah!).

February 23, 2012, 9:21 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

Check out London studio Vandling. I’ve had an alfabet that they did on my desktop for a while and decided to see if they’d done something new and there was loads! I love the mixture of things, going in lot’s of different directions but everything seams to show one thing: that they’re having fun! and I love that.

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Bela Borsodi
February 21, 2012, 12:06 pm
Filed under: Photography, Typography

I’ve showed you Bela Borsodi before but I just want to show you a few more of the spatial letters that he did cause they are just so briliant. I love how accurate they are and how much work has gone into fitting them correctly. He has also done so many other kick ass photo projects.

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Niessen & De Vries
February 20, 2012, 10:00 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I’ve seen quite a bit of work that I really liked from Niessen & De Vries but must admit that I got really frustrated with the navigation on their website. But I gave it another go and so glad I did because I really love their work. Here’s a tip: go to the website and hit OVERVIEW, immediately!

I just LOVE the wild use of colours and patterns. They ROCK!

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Ture Lillegraven
February 17, 2012, 7:28 am
Filed under: Photography

I’ve only just come across photographer Ture Lillegraven, but I am quite sure he’ll be a new fave of mine.  His name sounds Norwegian, but he’s from South Dakota and has shot all sorts of cool people. I came across his work wallowing in my Bon Iver obsession and he just did such a beautiful series of him. Go check out his portfolio book, loads of amazing work and a pretty nice website too.

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Be my Valentine, Bitch!
February 16, 2012, 8:50 am
Filed under: Typography

HELLOOOO!!!??? Are you still there. I haven’t died, just been super busy with the opening of my exhibit. It’s been crazy, but it’s up now and you’re welcome come by and have a look. Here’s two pieces and I’ll show you more just as soon as I find out how on earth to photograph them.

The phrase means “Thanks for all your shit bitch” and it was an ex-boyfriend’s last words to me. The exhibit isn’t about him, I’ve just always thought it was such a ridiculous phrase so when looking for something ugly to write in really cumbersome crafts it was right there. And it was just perfect for an anti-Valentine exhibit :-) You can find opening hours on the website of the gallery

The first piece is done in crochet and the second one is 34.000 threaded beads…that took a while! ;-)


Enormous Champion
February 7, 2012, 7:13 am
Filed under: Typography

Check out these cards by Brooklyn based Enormous Champion. I LOVE them! I think this is a really original way of using script the combination with a kind of 70’s texture embossy look just works wonders and I haven’t seen anything look like this before. WANT!

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Ray Fenwick
February 6, 2012, 7:48 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Typography

I’ve noticed Canadian Ray Fenwick’s work many times in magazines during travels in the States and he always manage to put a smile on my face. He’s done job for loads of cool mags like GOOD, New York Times and Real Simple and his work is always spot on, integrating illustration with a bit of handlettering and an original colour palette. Wicked!

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