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Inspired by - South Korea

South Korean rice wine packaging – Ahwang-ju

Posted by rod - 02.03.2015

South Korean rice wine packaging - Ahwang-ju

 

“Uigwe” from Joseon Dynasty

 

South Korean design studio ContentFormContext created the Ahwang-ju rice wine packaging.

“Ahwang-ju is Korean traditional clear rice wine based on the original recipe from the Korea, 1000 years ago, restored by Haeng-sook Choi, the master of Miin brewery Korea. Tradition says that people in the royal court used to make Ahwang-ju quite often during the Joseon Dynasty. We researched “Uigue”, a collection of Royal Protocols of the over 500 year-long Joseon Dynasty, that both records and prescribes the major ceremonies and rites of the royal family. “Uigwe” inspired us to create labels illustrating the royal court ceremony.”

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Illustrations inspired by “Uigwe”.

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For the brand identity, we reconstructed Chinese & Korean characters.

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Inspired by - Greece

Greek inspired corporate identity – Atlant

Posted by rod - 23.02.2015

Greek inspired corporate identity - Atlant

Made by Losko created the corporate identity for repair and construction company Atlant. The design studio decided to build on its name and develop the identity around ancient greek culture and mythology. Thus the idea of a brutal face of Atlanta and chopped inscriptions was born.

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Inspired by - Iceland

Icelandic viking inspired ale – Sunstone Alehouse

Posted by rod - 12.02.2015

Icelandic viking inspired ale - Sunstone Alehouse

Moldovan design studio 43’oz created this beautifully Icelandic viking inspired ale for Sunstone Alehouse.

“There is a beautiful legend about a mythical compass of Vikings called “Sunstone”, thanks to which Iceland spar got his “second” name. The legend says that the brave Viking sailors perfectly took bearings at sea due to the sunstone, which allowed them to identify position of the sun in the sky (as the main orienting point for navigation) even in cloudy weather. 

In particular the legend of the sunstone formed the basis for the design of labels for homemade beer «Sunstone Alehouse». In this project, we needed to emphasize the crafting quality and specificity of the product itself, as each sort of beer presented in the lineup, is an original homemade product.”

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Inspired by - China

Chinese New year illustration by Jingyao Guo

Posted by rod - 10.02.2015

Chinese New year illustration by Jingyao Guo

Several artists and designers where commissioned by Apple to create some work using one of Apple’s product’s. All of the work is displayed on the Start something new site. Jingyao Guo decided to use iDraw to illustrate the energy of a street scene during Chinese New Year.

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Inspired by - Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan trilingual campaign identity

Posted by rod - 09.02.2015

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Templo was commissioned by the International Truth and Justice Project to create the campaign identity for #StopTorture. The campaign ams to raise awareness of human rights abuse in Sri Lanka. The design studio at Templo came up with a trilingual system using English, Tamil and Sinhalese characters. The typographic logos spell out ‘Stop’ in the three languages.

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Logo animation in English-Sinhala languages.

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Logo animation in English-Tamil languages.

The logos and the campaign material gave a voice to both ethnic groups but also helped the people outside of Sri Lanka to understand what was going on in the Country.

“Designing the logos was a complex process, explains Palavathanan, as both symbols had to be visually similar while ensuring characters were clearly legible for native speakers of each language.

We had to start with matching the Tamil and Sinhala letterforms, [which was] tricky as they are constructed in completely different ways. Tamil is much more geometric and angular compared to the more script-based Sinhala,” he says. “Once this was achieved, we could extend the lines and curves to their English counterpart. We then tested this with native Tamil and Sinhala speakers to test legibility.”

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Inspired by - Norway

Norwegian illustrations by Danny Larsen

Posted by rod - 05.02.2015

Norwegian illustrations by Danny Larsen

Norwegian pro snowboarder, artist and illustrator Danny Larsen recently launched his brand spanking new website which is worth checking out. Danny is based in Oslo and is part of the illustration collective Brenneriveien, when he is not out and about, shredding down a mountain.

For the past years Danny has worked for some impressive clines such as Spy Optic, Thirtytwo, Maaemo, Spine Magazine etc. His awesome dotted style, must takes ages to create. Featuring Norwegian mountain landscapes with trolls, good old spruce forests, to Norse inspired logos. For more work check out his website.

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“A landscape drawing for Oslo’s two Michelin starred restaurant Maaemo. A troll-infested foggy landscape inspired by Norwegian folklore. The drawing is now hanging as a permanent decoration in the kitchen.”

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“Signature googles for Spy Optic 2015. A tribute to our home mountain in Oslo Norway. All googles come with a leather key chain with a tree print.”

 

 

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The Lashed Larsen. Design for my 2014 signature colorway boot. Built on the Lashed boot featuring my new 32 Viking dragon logo and the Danny Larsen x Thirtytwo rune logo.

 

 

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“Cover for first issue of Finnish magazine Spine Magazine. A magazine focusing on 50% snowboarding and 50% other cool stuff according to the founders. Also have an interview in there, visit the page and check out the online version of the mag.”

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Inspired by - Taiwan

Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette

Posted by rod - 04.02.2015

Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette

Taipei graphic designer di-chun chen and illustrator whooli chen created together this Taiwanese traditional customs and etiquette calendar book. The book was created for the National Center for Traditional Arts and features loots of wonderful illustrations. From historic buildings and instruments to traditional food and kites.

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Inspired by - Portugal

Lisbon tile trader Cortiço & Netos’ contribution to Portugal’s identity

Posted by rod - 03.02.2015

Lisbon tile trader Cortiço & Netos’ contribution to Portugal’s identity

 

 

Tiles have been part of Portugal’s identity from hundreds of years. You will see them everywhere when wondering though the streets of Lisbon. From colourful patterns to full blown blue and white images (Azulejo) that tell a story.

In 1976 Joaquim José Cortiço founded Cortiço & Netos whose primary goal was the preservation of the Portuguese industrial tile. The company gathered, stored and sold countries Portuguese ceramic tiles. Now the business is run by four brothers who inherited the business from their grandfather Joaquim. The brothers have now opened a new store in Lisbon’s historic Mouraria district where they display Joaquim’s 30-year old collection, which features discontinued lines from the 1960s up to present day.

 

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Inspired by - Arabia

Arabian desert packaging

Posted by rod - 29.01.2015

Arabian desert packaging

TSMGO created the lovely Arabian desert packaging for La Queleña

“Using a graphic code that reminds us of the Arabian value of the origin of the dessert (the use of almonds is important in all Arabian desserts) a frame was created in which each of the packaging models reinforces the visual coherence of the whole range, making the provenance and birth of the recipe more understandable.”

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Arabian desert packaging

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Inspired by - Cuba

Havana Club Rum

Posted by rod - 28.01.2015

M&C Saatchi, London created three adverts for Havana Club Rum. Each ad taps into a distinctive Cuban element, The Musician, The Mojito and The Master of Rum and tells a fascinating story around it.

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