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Inspired by - Vietnam

Viet Ha Beer packaging design

Posted by rod - 18.09.2014

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Whilst working at Richard Moore Associates, Linh Lee had the chance to work on the brand identity and packaging design of Viet Ha beer, which is based in Vietnam.

The new design not only had to be modernised, but also had to transmit both a friendly and authentic feeling to its target audience. The beer’s symbol originates from the Don Son bronze drum and features the Lacviet bird. By redesigning the bird and adding the two barley strands it communicated a more sophisticated beer language. Parts of the Don Son bronze drum was also used to create patterns which were placed around the beer can. The word mark kept its red colour and it received a embossed look. A custom slab type was designed and replaced the previous condensed font. One element which I think is a shame that was lost are the diacritical marks over the “e” and “a”. From a visual point of view it would have been more authentic Vietnamese if they would have included them. Having said that, I’m no expert in Vietnamese language.

 

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Inspired by - Mexico

Central American inspired Mural installations

Posted by rod - 16.09.2014

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Melissa Godoy Nieto created a series of mural installations that were inspired by Central American imagery, temples, and Mexican textiles. The exhibition was held at the general public part of Pictoplasma Festival, Berlin 2012, Photos by Kate Kornberg.

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Inspired by - Spain

Barcelona with an iPhone

Posted by rod - 15.09.2014

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Belgium graphic designer Steven Maquinay traveled to Barcelona, Spain together with his iPhone, as you would do. Along the way he took a bunch of pictures which he turned into cool little Giff animations.

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Inspired by - World

14 Awesome City posters

Posted by rod - 03.09.2014

The simplicity makes these city posters so awesome. Dublin based design studio me&him&you illustrated 14 cities from around the world. Each posters had to be identified by 3 iconic buildings and one drink or dish. In addition the studio chose to use only black. The cities which are represented here are London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, Barcelona, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, Stockholm, Toronto, Boston, Dublin, Paris and Hong Kong. Each poster is silk screenprinted and signed onto 450x640mm 190gsm Rothmill Cream paper.

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Inspired by - England

Animated London city guide

Posted by rod - 01.09.2014

Following on from the awesome animated New York city guide. Here is the London city guide. the animation was created by Uk motion designer Al Boardman for Kaplan International. Kaplan asked 535 of their London students what they thought would be a dream day in the English capital. The 8 most popular ones where transformed into a beautiful animation.

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Inspired by - USA

Animated New York City guide

Posted by rod - 01.09.2014

Uk motion designer Al Boardman had the pleasure to work together with Kaplan International on their New York City guide animation. So what would you do in NYC? There is a ton to do and see and therefor Kaplan asked 355 of their students aged between 18 and 59 from 39 countries what they love to do. The top 8 things where used and transformed into a beautiful animation of the Times Square, SoHo, Little Italy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway, Madison Square Garden and The Meatpacking District. Kaplan were where so happy with the result, they translated the film into 12 other languages.

Also check out the London city guide animation

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Inspired by - World

Lufthansa – Passengers on tour illustrations

Posted by rod - 19.08.2014

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Lufthansa commissioned 14 illustrators from around the world to capture a specific destination they fly to. The campaign was brought to life by Plan.Net who had the challenge to come up with an online solution. The idea was the “Passengers on tour” competition using the format of the “Wimmelbild”, a well known form of german illustration which tells many stories in one bustling image. Each day a new destination (illustration) was revealed where the viewers had to find one Lufthansa passenger carrying a bag of suitcase. The participants where able to collect points and take part on daily give-aways. Amongst the 14 illustrators from 14 countries there was MUTI, Jori Van der Linde, Victo Ngai, Jilipollo etc.

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Inspired by - Africa

African Khulu Soap packaging

Posted by rod - 18.08.2014

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South African design studio Fanakalo created these awesome African Khulu Soap packaging designs. By the looks of it Fanakalo was inspired by African barbershops, patterns and paintings.

“Khulu Soap is an original and authentic manufacturer of soaps infused with traditional African herbs and was the first to launch this type of product in South Africa after two years of experimentation with different combinations of herbs.

Hand made soap, infused with traditional wild herbs from the heart of Africa. There are 5 different soaps, each packaged and designed with a specific African theme.”

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Inspired by - World

Iconic buildings illustrated by Le Duo

Posted by rod - 13.08.2014

French illustrator Le Duo was asked by Ideat magazine to create a bunch of illustrations, representing three major themes: Furniture design, types of families, but also iconic buildings from around the world. Some personal favourits are the Guggenheim museum, MAC, and Centre Pompidou. Enjoy.

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Inspired by - Pacific Islands

New brand identity of the islands of Tahiti

Posted by rod - 12.08.2014

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When ever I hear Tahiti I think of lush islands with easy going people and superb coral reefs. In addition I think Haiti for some reason and there the confusion starts. Where is Tahiti and where is Haiti. The two countries are thousands of miles apart, Haiti is next to Cuba and Tahiti is in the middle of no where between South America and Australia, below Hawaii. It is also known as French Polynesia. To get their storey across, the Tahiti Tourism office asked Futurebrand (Australia) to re design the new brand identity of the islands of Tahiti.

For an untrained eye you might think what have they changed and why. The new logo isn’t visually that far apart from the old one. But the slight changes in my eyes make a big difference. First of all they inverted the colours making the background white and the logomark blue, secondly they centred the text “The islands of” and thirdly the lettering on the wordmark has become more playful. But most importantly the “H”

McNeill said. “The meaning behind the considered treatment of the ‘H’ announcing ‘Hiti’ is very symbolic to the Tahitians as it means ‘gateway’, depicting the variety of multiple islands that comprise the entire territory of French Polynesia and forming the frontiers of the destination.”

To give it even more personality and strengthening the already embedded thoughts of potential visitors they created flower motifs. These motives are placed around ads, brochures, etc.

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