Inspiration Lab

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.

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Team Hawaii
December 9, 2014, 5:20 pm
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If you’re a Christmas present short for someone who loves typography and illustration, then you should check out the calendars from Swedish Team Hawaii. This would look good on MY wall at least :-)

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December 3, 2014, 8:28 am
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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!

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Harriet from Okay Type
November 16, 2014, 7:02 pm
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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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Zag Shahir
November 6, 2014, 12:20 pm
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Yesterday I did a talk about my dissertation on humour in graphic design. It was a great night. So now I just wanna pay  homage to one of the people who inspired me to do it a few years back, without even knowing him. I LOVE Mr. Zag Shahir, I feel he might be a long lost soulmate :-) Here’s a few of my fave Zags.

Go see more fun type stuff:

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HOW outstanding achievement award
November 3, 2014, 10:35 am
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Wow! I’ve had a hard time shutting up about it, but it’ official now. I just got word that I won an award at the HOW International Design Competetion with my YOLO piece. I’m super proud about it, because it was the first piece I did after I quit my job. Goes to show that taking chances works. Please remind me when I have doubts.

YOLO ya’ll!! :-)




Martina Flor
October 21, 2014, 6:39 am
Filed under: Typography

I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Martina Flor when I spoke at the Selected D conference in Bilbao last year. I had such a wonderful time there and a lot of that was meeting Martina, who has since been a huge inspiration to me (more than she knows!) in setting off on my own adventures. This year she has launched a really lovely project called Letter Collections, where she sends out 100 handlettered postcards. It’s looking super nice so far!

Have a look though it:

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Hand Type
September 22, 2014, 11:00 am
Filed under: Typography

Hand Type is the procrastination (or procrastiwork as Jessica Hische would say) of designer Andy Lethbridge. I can’t stop watching him write, I’m so fascinated with how coordinated every damn stroke is…OK I secretly hate him ;-)

Of course I especially love the Beautiful Rudeness video, of course I do!

Look at him write:

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Erik Marinovich
September 19, 2014, 6:36 am
Filed under: Typography

How would you like to pay 250$ for an envelope? No? Well! When it’s a custom handlettered envelope with your own name and address by Erik Marinovich it’s gonna be a big YES PLEASE! from here. How great are they?!?!?! Puts a smile on my face everytime I come across this project. Someone please send me a pretty letter :-)

Have a great weekend!

Go to the Do Not Open project:

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TYPO Berlin 2013
March 21, 2013, 6:52 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Typography

OK it’s official now and I can shout it from the rooftops: I’M SPEAKING AT TYPO BERLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!….as you can probably tell I’m slightly exhited about that ;-) I go there every year with my students and I can’t believe that THIS year I’ll be there to speak. Quite daunting, but also really REALLY awesome! Come watch if you’re there Thursday at 3 pm.

Check out the impressive list of speakers. It’s win win for me really, as there will also be lots of other speakers that I want to see. Like Kate Moross and Jessica Walsh just check out the fab work below.

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