Inspiration Lab

Tommy Li
July 27, 2012, 3:50 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging

Today I want to show you a few projects by Hong Kong designer Tommy Li. He works in both Hong Kong and Japan and I think that’s quite visible in his style. The best of two worlds. Is so in love with the tableware for The Vietnam Woods!

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Minjeong An
July 26, 2012, 4:02 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art

I’m straying a little from Hong Kong with this one, but still staying in Asia cause I just gotta show you this. Korean Minjeong An is still a very young illustrator/artist but I just love this project of her’s. I think it’s SUPER original style wise. It’s somewhere between an illustration and an infographic and I think you can almost say that she’s used infographics more as an illustration style than a medium. If that makes sense. They are SO intricate, and they just become these beautiful artpieces even if they are broken down quite mappy and non styled. Love it!

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Overload Dance
July 25, 2012, 5:16 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Here’s a little more Hong Kong creativity. I came across the work by Hong Kong illustrator Johnny Yip and really loved his style. I don’t think I can mention anyone else who draws just like this. It’s a perfect mixture of so many different influences. And with his character Fatso he obviously has a humorous approach to serious matters.

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My Hong Kong
July 23, 2012, 10:25 am
Filed under: Photography

Like I told you, I’m spending a bit of time in Hong Kong and while I am no wizz with a camera I do enjoy snapping the odd shots with my iPhone. Stuff that I find beautiful but not necessarily pretty if you know what I mean. Thought I might share a few of those shots with you. Hope you’re having a great summer no matter where you are :-)



July 20, 2012, 1:10 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging

I forgot to tell you yesterday that I am actually coming to you from Hong Kong these days. I houseswapped over the summer and it’s GREAT! I get to be in one of my fave cities and kinda have my own home without any expenses. Highly recommend it!

So I should post some Hong Kong stuff. First up is this beautiful packaging for soy milk. ALMOST makes me wanna drink it, but I don’t like soy milk, so I’ll just enjoy the look of it.

Little update to this post, cause I just figured out that the packaging was done by Hong Kong studio CODESIGN who also did a brilliant poster for HKDA. So just wanna show you that one too :-)

Olive oil
July 19, 2012, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Packaging

Hellooooo!!! Did you think I had died, did you!?!?!?!? No no, still here, just lots of stuff going on and have been super ill, had toncillitis after I went to Roskilde Festival. Yes yes, you will think I had been yelling and screaming, downing alcohol but actually I did no such thing. Well first part of it anyway! But it got so bad that I actually lost my voice entirely, seriously, NO SOUND! And while I know I don’t ACTUALLY need my voice to blog, I just lost will to do anything else than catch up on shitty American romantic comedies on my laptop in bed. Yeah I’m one of those girls!

But I’ll make it up to you cause I’ve made this stunning rounp up of olive oils. Olive oil seam to be the new item to pimp for packaging designers. We saw it a while back with beer and wine. If you do your own search you will find ones that I did not include because I think they’re just too much. It’s olive oil for christ sake. Not expensive perfume.

The Organic Type
July 5, 2012, 7:26 am
Filed under: Typography

So from plastic yesterday to organic today. I’m excited to use some of the sets from The Organic Type on a project because I have such a softspot for letterpress. They come as highres PSDs and then you can knock yourselves out with playbill block like type. I’m quite curious to see if this beats my acetone tecnique.

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Plastic Bionic
July 4, 2012, 12:24 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Web

Check out the website of French art director Julien Brisson aka Plastic Bionic. I have fallen in love with websites like these because I like it when the whole frame is kind of a composition that the work is integrated into. I love how the whole thing kinda changes from project to project.

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Spencer Tunick
July 2, 2012, 9:57 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Photography

I guess the naked body is the oldest motif in the book but here’s ‘naked’ in a way you haven’t seen it before I think. Check out artist Spencer Tunick’s installations. These are AMAZING! It’s kinda like he’s painting and the strokes are naked people.

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