Inspiration Lab

Design Army
November 25, 2014, 6:58 pm
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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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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
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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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Editorial love…again ;-)
November 13, 2014, 8:37 am
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On tuesday I went to the annual Magazine Design Conference here in Copenhagen. It was such a great and inspiring day and my love for editorial design was once again renewed. See why below! The best talks were definitely Claudia Almeida and Thomas Alberty from New York Magazine. Totally inspired!…and what other chance would I have to put Grumpy Cat on a design blog ;-)

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Erotica vs. Tones of Grey
November 10, 2014, 9:01 pm
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I’m gonna show you two projects side by side to day. For some reason I find that the go BRILLIANTLY together. They are both in black and white and yet so different from each other. One is all type, one is all pictures. Reading that in regards to the post title you would probably think that the erotic bit would be the all pics part, but it’s not! Darn it, I wish the erotic books were in English! ;-) Still, they’re looking pretty damn sexy to me.

Erotico/Violento by Rocío Fernández Fuks.

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Grey Matter by &Larry.

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Editorial design ♥
October 15, 2014, 8:52 am
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I’m spending a bit of time reacquainting myself with editorial design. It is my fave of all the graphic design disciplines, because it is of great importance that the designer him/herself is a great storyteller and understands how to perfectly visualize the written word. I also love it because it’s a very limited space, you might have a maximum of 4 spreads to pull out all the stops to make it eyecandy and a great companion for the copy, and then it’s on to the next thing. Maybe my own impatience finds this especially appealing ;-)

Lately I’ve discovered the amazingly talented Benjamin Barend Bours who’s a designer at GQ. I’m in awe! These opening spreads are perfect examples of my rant above. You could not switch the styles of ANY of these, because they tell the story so well. Actually, I think that might be a great way to put a design to the test; see if it would work on another story, if it does, it’s not specific enough, maybe even generic. But Benjamins work is definitely no such thing. I’m a fan!

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October 14, 2014, 10:13 am
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Phew! This running my business thing is hard work! That is not me complaining though, it feels GREAT to be busy with stuff that is all connected to doing my own thing, whether it’s taxes (you did NOT hear me say that!) or designwork. But yesterday I needed a few hours to play. A friend of mine who’s having some man problems was on my mind. She is the most stylish woman I know, at the same time she is kind and warm and being told she is superficial because she loves fashion is definitely NOT true. So I made her this to remind her. You can play the logotype guess game with this one, if you know the logos, you can join our club of warm hearted fashion lovers ;-)

Yes yes, I may get in trouble with the BIG BRANDS but at least I’m doing good!