Inspiration Lab

Dear Gretchen
November 17, 2010, 2:06 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: ,

I love paper projects and I love infographics so of course I was thrilled when I found the book project Dear Gretchen by US designer Gretchen Nash. The charts show loads of different info on (possibly) every letter she has ever recieved. I just love the outcome!

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Bianca Chang
November 4, 2010, 7:59 am
Filed under: Craft, Typography | Tags: ,

I love paper craft and I love typography so naturally I was over the moon when I came across Bianca Chang’s paper letters. I love how immaculately the paper is placed and it’s so obvious that this project is really done with love. Be sure to watch the video with the letter A to see how she does it.

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Paper Wars
February 17, 2010, 8:03 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags:

I have a weakness for things executed in totally foreign media. Like this paper guns by Postlerferguson. Somehow it doesn’t seam very threatning anymore when you standing with a gun that weighs close to nothing and which will break if you put pressure on it. They remind me a little of Danish artist Hanne G who knitted all kinds of horrible weapons.

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Where books come to life…
February 16, 2010, 8:14 am
Filed under: Motion and Video | Tags: , ,

WOW! If you have not yet seen this little number from the New Zealand Book Council then you are in for a treat. Colenso BBDO and Andersen M Studios made this beautiful video to promote books and reading. I think it’s such a clever yet very straight forward way of getting their point across. When you read a book the story really does come alive using you own imagination and I think this movie portrays that perfectly.

Doberman Studios
February 15, 2010, 8:40 am
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As you read this I am walking the streets of Tokyo but I thought I’d give you a week of paper features in response to traditional Japanese origami.

When I recently stumbled upon Russian photographer duo Ilya Plotnikov Alexandra Zaharova a.k.a. Doberman Studios I was so delighted. I love finding studios like this where creativity and experimentation is at max. Their play with paper and fashion is stunning. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes on these guys.

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Daniel Carlsten
February 2, 2010, 8:53 am
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I first noticed Swedish designer Daniel Carlsten when I came across his work for Stockholm restaurant De Ville’s brunch. I love the paper sculptures, I’m just such a sucker for executions done partially by hand, the tactile effect is priceless and I think it’s a good learning experience for every designer.

I also keep going back to look at his business card for cook and writer Lotta Lundgren. It’s such a great idea executed perfectly.

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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.