- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- DR of the Congo
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- Pacific Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
Inspired by - China
Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja
Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters
Considered one of the most intricate writing systems in use, Chinese characters hold a presence of typographic beauty comprehensible beyond language barriers. Thanks to the growing popularity of Asian cultures, graphic innovations of these centuries-old characters have begun to shine through in the world of modern design, demonstrating excellent skills at crafting ideas and visualising abstract concepts within complicated forms.
Gathering more than 100 winning works from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and further on; HANZI•KANJI•HANJA compares the capacity of some of today’s finest contemporary logograms to bespeak ideas for books, movies, campaigns, brands and celebrate traditions in modern context. Stylistically categorised chapters of logo designs and applications offer a close cultural insight into the art of strokes and structure of characters. It then expands the focus to identities, posters, packaging, advertisements and set design. Published by victionary
You can buy the book in the CreativeRoots bookshelf
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Inspired by - World
French graphic designer and illustrator, Ladislas Chachignot created this personal project called Easy Rider. Ladislas worked on these illustrations mixing three of his passions, Bike + Travel + Illustration.
This project is a tribute to “bike addicts” all around the world. These people who just can’t stop riding their bikes and will ride them until they die (and even after)!
He created 8 illustrations presenting 8 locations and show how people ride their bike depending of their location, country and culture.
Easy Rider Austria
Easy Rider USA – Los Angeles
Easy Rider China
Easy Rider USA – Nevada
Easy Rider USA – New York
Easy Rider Tenerife
Easy Rider Paris 1920
Easy Rider Tuscany
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Inspired by - Canada
Talented illustrator Kubra Asian was commissioned by Turkish Airlines inflight magazine Skylife to illustrate some of Montreals iconic sights. The Canadian city houses some iconic buildings such as the Montreal Biosphere, the 1967 Olympic Stadium and the Habitat 67 project designed by architect Moshe Safdie.
If you like Kubra’s illustrations check out her illustrations of Turkey for Skylife
Olympic Stadium, 1967
Habitat 67, by architect Moshe Safdie
La Ronde , Amusement Park
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Inspired by - Norway
M&C Saatchi Stockholm developed this super simple ad for Norwegian Airline. Norwegians are known for being very proud of their flagg and Norwegian is very proud of their origin. Therefor it was a natural choice of using what M&C Saatchi calles “The flag of Flags”. Within the Norwegian flag they have discovered that five other countries which Norwegian flies to can be found, Thailand, France, Finland, Poland and the Netherlands. The print ad was featured in The Newspapers VG and Aftenposten during the New Years issue.
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Inspired by - Japan
“The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, is a painting by famous Japanese painter Katsuhiko Hokusai. Aditya Tri’s created an illustrative typeface inspired by the painting.
is Aditya Tri’s all-time favourite fine art. The iconic waves has inspired him to make an illustrative typeface. Aditya used Garamond for the base form of the font to give the same impression of the painting, which is elegant and classic.
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Inspired by - South Africa
“Ijusi is an experimental magazine first published in the early years following South Africa’s first democratic elections circa 1994. From the beginning ijusi posed an important question: “What makes me South African, and what does that ‘look’ like?”, gradually piecing together the various cultural dichotomies and social potentialities that have evolved following Apartheid’s demise.”
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Inspired by - Turkey
Turkish Airlines inflight magazine Skylife commissioned Kubra Aslan to create a series of illustrations of Turkey. Some of the illustrations Kubra created for the special Turkey issue are Istanbul, Cappadocia and the statues on Mount Nemrut.
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Inspired by - Scandinavia
Dock 57 created these cool Scandinavian line illustrations. They featuring some of the regions characteristics, such as cabins, vikings, Icelandic geysers and volcanos, reindeers etc. The illustrations where made for the Scandinavia club in Moscow.
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Inspired by - Indonesia
Graphic designer and Illustrator Haris Mustafa was inspired by Indonesian mythical creatures, stories shapes and colours which are used in Indonesian batik. He experimented with with the elements and formed the contemporary Alphabet Nusantara.
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Inspired by - China
Digging out ancient ways of doing things is not only popular in some cases but can also be more environmentally friendly. Quian’s gift rice was inspired by the ancient way of packaging rice in China. The packaging was created using plant fiber envelope that is made by local paper-makers and serves as the canvas for the design. Chinese design studio Pesign design chose to use indigo which is also used in the region to dye clothing, for printing the information on the packaging. They used traditional symbols that are applied by hand. By the looks of it they used block printing.
Pesign design won the Platinum Pentaward 2014 for best of the category food.