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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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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October 14, 2014, 10:13 am
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: , ,

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!


Ruven Afanador
April 18, 2010, 8:33 am
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I often see fashionshots that I like in magazines and when I check the byline to see who it’s by, it’s Ruven Afanador. He’s done so many great fashion series, and he is so versatile, he always seam to nail the shot to go with the styling.

See lots more of his portfolio.

Vogue (by David Downton)
December 9, 2009, 11:47 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art | Tags: , ,

I came across a series of covers for Australian Vogue today celebrating their 50 year anniversary. I think it’s quite a bold statement not to have a photo on the cover but instead have four diffeernt illustrations of Cate Blanchett done by illustrator David Downton. I think it’s retro and modern at the same time and therefore a wonderful reference to the anniversary.

See more work by David Downton.

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Cedric Rivrain
September 21, 2008, 9:27 am
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Have a look at French illustrator Cedric Rivrain. He does a lot of fashion illustrations and I think he might have a crush on Kate Moss. I love the very classic drawingstyle combined with touches of colour.

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Pierre-Louis Mascia
June 20, 2008, 8:43 am
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Pierre-Louis Mascia is a wonderful illustrator, his use of texture is really amazing be it typography or lace. I can’t find his own website, but I fell over his illustrations on his management’s website.

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Hello Monday
June 4, 2008, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Web | Tags: ,

Also a quick shout out to the boys at Hello Monday who I met at Typo Berlin. They are a small agency based in Århus and they do all sorts of cool flashy tricks. Check out their site for Gudrun Gudrun, there is some really creative use of video and the site has won Hello Monday a proud FWA.

Be careful climbing those trees ya’ll!!

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Cecilia Carlstedt
October 18, 2007, 8:21 pm
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Beautiful drawings of girls, fashion illustration at it’s best!

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