Inspiration Lab

Yael Miller
March 30, 2012, 7:12 am
Filed under: Packaging

I do love visiting supermarkets in other countries because it’s such a treat to see nice packaging. I really don’t care if it’s cleaning supplies or fancy coffee, if it’s well done it’s just great! Have a look at Yael Miller’s work. She does really nice stuff in a wide variety of brands. I love that it spans from kiddy marshmellows to high end chocolate. That’s a versatile designer for ya!

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Colin Johnson
March 29, 2012, 6:57 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I found these collages as a part of US illustrator Colin Johnson’s personal work and I really think they rock. I just love the weight and detail in these, they’re just so compact and meticulously done. I really think Colin should do more of these!

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Annie Vought
March 28, 2012, 8:42 am
Filed under: Craft, Illustration/Art

Check out the paper art by Annie Vought. I wonder how on earth she came up with this idea but I really like it. She has carefully cut away all the white in handwritten letters and what’s lefts is just the thin byro handwriting. Love it!

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Lizzy Stewart
March 26, 2012, 9:10 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Check out London illustrator Lizzy Stewart. I just love the detailed illustrations combined with bits of colour. It’s cozy and homely, I like it!

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Evan Hecox
March 22, 2012, 9:51 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Totally forgot to post Evan Hecox in my Offset fever. Shame on me! This guy totally rocks, it was really cool to see how he did his super detailed drawings on the base of photos that he took in the streets of NYC. His work totally reminds me of Hong Kong (miss you my ♥ !), the busy-ness, the strong colour and the chinese characters. His new stuff is a little more contrastful in terms of composition as he combines his illustrations with other materials making it a more into collages.

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Hiroshi by Andreas Leonidou
March 21, 2012, 7:25 am
Filed under: Typography

I have fallen madly in love with this display font by Andreas Leonidou. It has three different levels of decoration and I just love the tall slender look. The italic is really dramatic too!

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Sea + Field
March 20, 2012, 7:26 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I love the look of this project that Sea did for GF Smith Paper. They commissioned digital artists Field to do 10.000 different digital paintings to be the covers and I just love the strong colours. It’s kinda like a digital version of watercolours.

More by Sea.

More by Field.

Agathe de Bailliencourt
March 19, 2012, 7:31 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Ahhhh…it looks like spring has finally come to Denmark and it’s putting a smile on my face. Somehow I always have a craving for wearing strong colours in spring so I’ve bought LOTS of neon coloured stuff. That’s why coming across Agathe de Bailliencourt’s colourful abstract paintings fit right into my spring mood. They almost make me wanna start painting myself! (I can’t draw to save my life, but I like to do abstract compositions).

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Paula Scher
March 16, 2012, 7:01 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Another one of my fave talks from Offset was definitely the modern mother of graphic design, Paula Scher. I love her! She is such a strong woman and she is still kicking so much butt, both at Pentagram and doing her own art projects. Maybe she is most famous for her work for Public Theater and I think it’s amazing how years later these posters still totally rock cause good composition is timeless. Look into her own map projects too, you can see a bit of one of them below which ended up as an interior piece at Queens Metropolitan Campus.

More about Paula at the Pentagram website.

Stefan Sagmeister
March 15, 2012, 9:25 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Inspiration

Another grand fave was of course my all time idol Stefan Sagmeister. I’ve seen this specific talk once before but I just don’t tire of hearing it. It is so uplifting! Stefan is doing a film about Happiness and he showed the first 12 minutes of it at the conference. Unfortunately it is nowhere online for you guys to see but here’s a little interview from Indaba (another conference) that explains a little bit about the reasons behind the project. I can’t wait to see the whole thing. The 12 minutes I’ve seen so far was freakin’ fantastic!!!

See more by The Man here:

Also check out the presentation video on the Kickstarter page (sorry, it won’t embed!). Kickstarter is a place you can use for microfunding and he he got the cash so we can only wait impatiently for the movie to be done.