Inspiration Lab


Other Criteria
December 18, 2014, 12:28 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art | Tags:

Going on a bit of a click-leads-to-click that started with Damien Hirst I ended up on the page of Other Criteria, an art publisher co-founded by Mr. Hirst. They have done a lot of really great art books with so much punch-in-the-face effect. Just look at the yummy stuff below.

See more: https://othercriteria.com

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Rika
December 17, 2014, 11:42 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography | Tags: ,

It is WRONG that I’ve never featured Swedish born fashion mag Rika before, WRONG I tell you! Cause it is one of those magazines where I just love the typography even if it’s weird and wonky. It is so elegant and fashiony (that’s a word!) and yet a different take on the slim neo classic Bodoni look alikes that would often fit the fashion mag bill. As always, I greatly appreciate design with contrasy and Rika has it all.

See more: http://www.rikaint.com

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Leta Sobierajski
December 11, 2014, 6:26 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Photography | Tags: ,

You might have noticed that I have a bit of a winter frown on me, one of these days I’m gonna post a photo of Danish winter and you will think I’m living in a black and white movie…correction, a shades of grey movie (no, not the naughty one!) So I find that everything that catches my eye these days, and that I wanna show you guys, has the be FILLED with colour. And here’s another one, when I found Leta Sobierajski I got a huge smile on my face. I kinda wanna live in her photoshoot world where the bananas are polkadotted and the backgrounds are BRIGHT! YAY!

See more: http://letasobierajski.net

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Creature
December 5, 2014, 8:27 am
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: , ,

Look at this great identity by Seattle based agency Creature (LOVE the name!). It’s for a wok food restaurant and I think it’s so great to see how a very simple vector style is made so lively using loads of contrast in size and placing and pairing that with a bit of natural wood and handdrawn letters and strokes. An absolutely fabulous mix with JUST the right ingredients! I bet the food is good too!

See more by Creature.

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Timothy Goodman
December 4, 2014, 9:43 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art | Tags: ,

I blogged Timothy Goodman’s work for Ace Hotel AGES ago but it’s time give the man a bit of credit again because he has done AMAZING work since. He did a great installation at the Airbnb headquaters (great use of rough materials) but what I love even more is two personal projects that he did alongside Jessica Walsh (who, by the way, is also AWESOME!). You may have heard of their experiment to date each other for 40 days and now their dating experiment has become a book that that you can get your hands on in about a months and a half. It’s looking really nice from here. Just have a look at the video below. I’m also just loving the Quotes on Shit project. It’s so simple, and yet it just makes me smile every time I see one of those handlettered quotes on a painted figure. Thanks for brightening my day to both of you :-)

See more: http://tgoodman.com

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Firebelly
December 3, 2014, 8:28 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography | Tags:

I’ve only just discovered Chicago based studio Firebelly, but I already love their work. I came across two of their publications for their series of typography exhibitions called Typeforce and they were just so well designed. I love how they are somehow visibly united in a series but yet SO different from each other. AWESOME work!

See more: http://www.firebellydesign.com

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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.

See more: http://heredesign.co.uk/

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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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Hubbox
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.

See more: http://www.meorstudio.co.uk

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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 ;-)

See more: http://www.graphicthoughtfacility.com/

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