Inspiration Lab

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!!!

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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.

Friends With You
March 14, 2012, 11:12 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

So one of the best talks at Offset was definitely Friends With You. These guys cracked me up so much. Two big strong men doing cute little characters is just so freaking fabulous. I love how when explaining a big fiberglass installation of cute smiling figures Arturo commented “At this point we were doing everything super gangsta style, you know, ourselves, with our hands”. Right boys, this is super gangstastyle :-D

YOU ROCK!!!!!!

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The Mandate Press
March 7, 2012, 11:32 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

Once again I must declare my eternal love to letterpress. Just look at this project from The Mandate Press as proof. I love the illustration style and the letterpressed finish really suits it. Just yummy!

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Nathalie Boutté
March 1, 2012, 9:14 am
Filed under: Craft, Illustration/Art

It will come as no surprise to you that I like cumbersome craft so when I came across Nathalie Boutté I was sold. This girl takes thousands of strips of recycled paper and tissue paper and makes these amazing textures and portraits out of them.

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