Inspiration Lab

Louise Mertens
November 30, 2014, 8:31 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Photography | Tags:

The fashion illustrations by Belgian Louise Mertens are so yummy. I love how they are done without that many effects, but a few VERY well chosen ones. They are modern digital versions of a lot of the fashion collages we’ve seen trending the last few years. LIKE!

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Here Design
November 27, 2014, 11:01 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging | Tags: ,

London based Here Design is a small set-up but they do great diverse stuff. From Nigella Lawson cookbooks to Adidas instore decor. Chances are, if you’re anything like me, you will have flipped through their pasta book in a bookstore or you will have stopped in your track in a supermarket while travelling at the sight of the Hairy Bikers crisp bags.

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Design Army
November 25, 2014, 6:58 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: , ,

I think that if I had to say ONE company that I would love to work for, that is the epitomy of all my fave editorial design, it would be Washington based Design Army. I’ve shown you their Alice in Wonderland work before (Oh my god I still can’t get over how great it is!) but they’ve done so much other great work. Who else can make wedding editorial not nauseating?!?!?!?

There’s not that much on their website, but go ahead and follow them on Pinterest. You won’t regret it!


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Karan Singh
November 24, 2014, 6:15 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags: ,

OH…MY…GOD!! It’s been a long time since I was THIS excited, but you will know what I mean when you see the work of Karan Singh. I don’t think I’ve ever seen patterns this great and the use of them in illustrations…and the colours, ohhhhh the colours! I think Mr. Singh may very well have hypnotized me with those moving patterns. Whatever, I don’t care, I will join his cult if I can have a few prints ;-)

Be hypnotized yourself:

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November 21, 2014, 6:48 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Motion and Video | Tags:

Look at this amazing little character film by Argentinian 2Viente. I never get tired of design from South America because it’s so vibrant and colourful, the COMPLETE opposite of Danish design. No offense to Danish designers, I love the style from here too, but Denmark can be a little grey (just look out the window) so I think we need some colourful inspiration. This puts a huge smile on my face!

More colour to your life right here:

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November 20, 2014, 10:06 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Spatial Design | Tags: , ,

A church turned into a fastfood joint; blasfemic or bloody brilliant? Well, have a look at Hubbox designed by Meor Studio. I must admit I’m totally in love with the place and I think the loccation is transformed with great respect, keeping features like the stained windows and showing the room from it’s most advantageous side. I hope I’m not offending anyone here, but I find this much better than unused empty buildings or tearing the place down.

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Graphic Thought Facility
November 19, 2014, 9:47 am
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: ,

I’ve never blogged London based studio Graphic Thought Facility and I don’t know why, because I just LOVE all their work for fabric manufacturers Kvadrat. That calender is just so great and tactile, although the one downpoint would be that I’m allergic to dust and I reckon it gathers QUITE a bit. Still, it’s worth the antihistamines though ;-)

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Yukai Du
November 18, 2014, 9:22 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art

Check out the amazing illustrations by Chinese illustrator Yukai Du who’s based in London. I noticed the illustrations while reading “Nightmare Clients” in Computer Arts and they were a lovely accompaniment to the article. Visiting the website I was super exhited by the GIF animations on there (who doesn’t like GIFs???). The way the movement is used to make the backgrounds come alive is super cool.

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Bobby Doherty
November 17, 2014, 6:18 am
Filed under: Photography | Tags: ,

I just love the style of Brooklyn based photographer Bobby Doherty. The hard light and the contrast between the quite vulgar food and the pastelly backgrounds is just so full of humour to me and puts a HUGE smile on my face.

Happy monday!

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Harriet from Okay Type
November 16, 2014, 7:02 pm
Filed under: Typography | Tags:

At the moment I’m working on a project where I’m using the font Harriet from Okay Type. I’m so in love with it! When I bought it, it was like buying a quite expensive piece of good quality clothing. You kinda hope you’ll love it, because if you don’t, it’s a lot of money. And then each time you use it, you just love it more and more. Harriet is worth every penny :-)

See all the great fonts from Okay Type.

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