Inspiration Lab

Raffael Stüken
May 15, 2012, 8:52 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design

I’m coming to you this week from Berlin. I’m here with my students breathing in inspiration. Was book shopping yesterday and while flipping through the book from ‘100 Beste Plakate’ (100 best posters) my eye caught the one below from Raffael Stüken, graphic designer based in Cologne. Totally love the crazy composition and contrast. I really like his posters overall!

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May 15, 2012, 12:19 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Hey, did you see the TED talk by French streetartist/photographer JR? If not take a 20 minute break, kick back and enjoy. He won the prize for best talk of 2011 and it’s not hard to understand why. His paste up projects are so wonderful in their simplicity. I especially love the one called ‘Women’.

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Steve Keros
May 14, 2012, 8:32 pm
Filed under: Photography

Check out photographer Steve Keros. I first noticed his work when I came across his portrait of Thom Yorke. Being a HUGE Radiohead fan I immediately LOVED it. Lots of cool shots!

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Spencer Wilson
May 12, 2012, 8:45 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I love when people I admire write me to tell me they’ve updated their websites. It’s so exciting to see new things and follow the development of someone’s style. I got one of these messages the other day from one of my all time fave illustrators Spencer Wilson. He was one of the first people I featured here and I kinda gave him a hard time about his old website, sorry Spencer ;-) But now the site is updated with lots of new work and it’s so cool to see the new stuff. REALLY vibrant colours and still great compositions and characters. Totally uplifting!

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Marian by Paul Barnes
May 10, 2012, 7:15 am
Filed under: Typography

I have fallen in love with a new font by Paul Barnes. It’s called Marian and it comes in a huge variety of romans and italics, even a black letter version. Don’t know where the name comes from but I wonder if it’s a Bantjes homage. There is something about it that reminds me of her work.

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Humiecki & Graef
May 9, 2012, 10:50 am
Filed under: Packaging

Look at this fantastically luxurious range of perfume from Humiecki & Graef. They’re really expensive but I think they’re so pretty and elegant with a hint of a time gone by.

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Petra Börner
May 8, 2012, 7:17 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

It’s been a few times now that I’ve seen an illustration I really liked and when I’ve looked at the credit it’s Swedish illustrator Petra Börner. So It’s about high time I feature her. Some of these are papercuts and I think it makes for such simple but lively shapes. The colours are out of this world too! LOVE!

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