Inspiration Lab

Leute Blexbolex
May 17, 2009, 4:55 pm
Filed under: Books, Illustration/Art

Just got back from a great trip to Berlin with my best designer friend. Needless to say we spent numerous hours and euros in fantastic German design bookshops. They really do have the best bookstores in the world for design. Among other great buys is this fantastic book of illustrations. The style is kinda 50’ies and the colours are FAB! Photos doesn’t do it justice but is the best I could find, SO worth the buy!




“Fully Booked” by Matthias Hübner & R. Klanten
March 4, 2009, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Books

This book is the latest in my collection and it is AMAZING! If you love creative bookdesign, this is a musthave. It’s brimming with exciting solutions and a huge inspiration production wise as well.

Buy it at Amazon.





Marion Bataille
January 22, 2009, 8:59 am
Filed under: Books, Graphic Design

Fresh back from Japan and Hong Kong and I would like to share a few things I brought back with you. First up is the most amazing book by French graphic artist Marion Bataille. It’s called ABC 3d and is the most amazing folding book. It’s like a chicldrens book for adults, and a visual orgasm for a graphic designer!

I bought this book in the most wonderful children’s bookstore in Tokyo called Crayonhouse (sorry no website, but it’s in the area of Omotesando).

Enjoy the little movie of the book below.

January 2, 2009, 10:59 am
Filed under: Books, Typography

It’s a new year and I hope you all said goodbye to 2008 in style. I’m back with a book recommendation. The new Type Directors Club Annual is out and I got my hands on it a few weeks ago. It’s fantastic as always! You really should purchase it ASAP.

Buy at Amazon.

Visit TDC.


Choosing and using paper
October 1, 2008, 7:05 am
Filed under: Books, Graphic Design

I love when I see a project where everything is completely thought through and somehow the materials are always where most projects lack finishing. This book will inspire you to think about paper at least. It’s brimming with great examples and you get paper samples as well.
The cover leaves much to be desired. But once again; you can’t judge a book by it’s cover!

Buy it at Amazon.

Conor & David
September 25, 2008, 7:17 am
Filed under: Books, Typography | Tags:

Check out these two wonderful pieces that I found from Irish designteam Conor & David. If you like this kinda thing you should definitely grab a copy of the book Type Addicted in which Conor & David are featured along with lots of other talented designers. I got this book in NY and I am sure I can browse through it a million times and see something new each time.

Visit Conor & David.

Buy Type Addicted.

Materials, Process, Print.
June 30, 2008, 1:57 pm
Filed under: Books | Tags: ,

Today I want to share a book with you that no designer should be without. As they say: “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” and that is certainly true with this one. The inside is much more interesting than the cover lets on! Author Daniel Mason goes through a variety of materials, processes and print techniques used in graphic design and it’s all accompanied by beautiful examples. A must have if you want your work to stand out and have that extra finnishing touch.

Buy it here.