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Inspired by - India

The 10 most popular cities in India illustrated

Posted by rod - 23.03.2015

 

“Illustrations of the10 popular cities in India created for the Times Group for their upcoming web/ print experience. Each monument has a very high historic and cultural importance in the cities they are located and have been icons for the city. The visual language was to capture the essence of the monument in the most minimal, simplified way using only geometric shapes.”

The App is currently under production.

Created by Bangalore designer Ranganath Krishnamani.

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Inspired by - China

Rice packaging for xiaotuanyuan

Posted by rod - 20.03.2015

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This is perhaps one of my favourite rice packaging designs. Chinese designer Yi Mi Xiaoxin created the branding and the packing for xiaotuanyuan. Her playful hand drawn style combined with the vibrant colours, placed on top of the black background are very pleasing to the eye. To reflect the different regions the rice comes from, Yi Mi Xiaoxin drew drew different elements from each of the regions.

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Inspired by - World

Pixelated landmark illustrations for Digital reality

Posted by rod - 19.03.2015

Pixelated landmark illustrations for Digital reality

Advertising Agency Gyro San Francisco had the opportunity to create a hand full of ads for Digital Reality. Their concept was to illustrate five different pixelated landmarks from five different cities. In each of theses cities Digital Realty has set up a data centre which they say:

The data center is more than a room. It’s a place with endless possibilities. It’s where wild dreams, forward-thinking and impossible ideas become a reality. This place is the foundation for businesses of all types and sizes. It grows with them and conforms to their every need. That’s why companies around the world made the decision to Build Here.”

If you like these ads you may also like these pixelated Norwegian bank notes or these Buenos Aires pixel buildings.

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Inspired by - Italy

Sabadì – I Torroni Italian packaging design

Posted by rod - 17.03.2015

Sabadì – I Torroni Italian packaging design

Italian design agency Happycentro recently design this cool Italian inspired packaging for Sabadì – I Torroni

“Traditionals Torroni (nougats) directly from the heart of Sicily, with Slow Food raw materials. With a perfect balance between honey, pistachios, almonds and citrus zest this Torroni are the ideal treat for satisfy your sweet tooth.
Sicily is a marvelous place, a melting pot where several idioms, art forms and flavors could mix and influence each other. There we started, from the idea of composing visually and metaphorically that environment, made of various rich narrative elements.
Sabadì always starts by picking the best raw materials, tiles of a tremendous mosaic of flavors that we translate in a mosaic of stories to tell. Stories that come from the ground, sprout in the countryside, spread through the streets, the squares, the fountains, the churches, the palaces, the places, the people.
Each bar is a chapter, made of four, and when placed side by side the entire story is a wonderful panorama.”

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Inspired by - Japan

Japanese visual identity for MIKÔTO

Posted by rod - 16.03.2015

Japanese visual identity for MIKÔTO

MIKÔTO invites you to explore the world of Japanese cuisine. With their authentic Japanese kitchen also comes the absolutely fantastic Japanese visual identity. German design studio Adda created the minimalistic but still playful identity for the restaurant. The subtle colours and the classic Japanese patterns are meet with the playful brush strokes where the logo is placed on to. Brush strokes are deeply embedded in Japanese culture and can be seen on many logos and signs. All in all the brand identity is very elegant which is also reflected in the interior design.

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Inspired by - Finland

Institut Finlandais brand identity

Posted by rod - 03.03.2015

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Graphic Designer Dimitris Kostinis created this minimalistic Finish brand identity proposal for the Institut Finlanders.

Institut Finlandais® in France opened in 1991 in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Paris. Since then, the institue has emerged as a dynamic cultural center in Paris, organizing a number of events around the Finnish culture. Culture, coffee, design : Finnish creation is revealed in all its forms.

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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

 

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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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