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New York City prints

Posted by rod - 13.04.2015

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Illustrator and Graphic Designer Remko Heemskerk created these awesome New York City prints. The prints show the great diversity of architecture one can find in NYC, USA. The illustrations are inspired by the intense colours, layers and the awesome vibe of the city. If you really like them you can buy them on inPrint.

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Mulberry street SOHO

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View from The High Line

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the Village

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Greenwich village New York City

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Flatiron Building New York City

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Park Avenue New York City Landscape

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America Posters Series

Posted by rod - 27.10.2014

America Posters Series

American culture enthusiast and designer, Pedro H. Sampaio created this American poster series.

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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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See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Posted by rod - 26.05.2014

There is something special about illustrated travel posters which make you want to get up and explore the country. Steven Thomas created a bunch of Travel posters titled See America for Print Collection, in the spirit of the 1930’s originals featuring many of America’s most notable landmarks.

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Sequoia National Park.

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Niagara Falls State Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Acadia National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Everglades National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Grand Teton National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Joshua National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Bryce Canyon National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Badlands National Park

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Yosemite National Park

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The seven wonders of Oregon campaign

Posted by rod - 24.03.2014

I like the seven wonders of Oregon campaign because it looks and feels different from all the other destination campaigns which in my eye’s look the same. Travel Oregon made it’s biggest marketing investment ever which I hope payed off. The $3 million marketing campaign which uses TV spots, Instagram photos, print ads and other forms of online content was devolved by Wieden + Kennedy, Substance and Sparkloft Media. The campaign argues that whoever named the seven wonders of the world, never set font in Oregon. Therefor Travel Oregon named it’s own 7 state wonders: the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake, the Painted Hills, the Wallowas and Smith Rock.  What really inspires me are the wonder logo illustrations which are placed like stamps on top of impressive images of the wonder. The designers took the illustration style all the way to website where they integrated into the menu, the footer and into the layout of each article.  Which of the wonders would you like to visit?

I like the seven wonders of Oregon campaign because it looks and feels different from all the other destination campaigns which in my eye’s look the same. Travel Oregon made it’s biggest marketing investment ever which I hope payed off. The $3 million marketing campaign which uses TV spots, Instagram photos, print ads and other forms of online content was devolved by Wieden + Kennedy, Substance and Sparkloft Media. The campaign argues that whoever named the seven wonders of the world, never set font in Oregon. Therefor Travel Oregon named it’s own 7 state wonders: the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake, the Painted Hills, the Wallowas and Smith Rock.

What really inspires me are the wonder logo illustrations which are placed like stamps on top of impressive images of the wonder. The designers took the illustration style all the way to their website where they integrated into the menu, the footer and into the layout of each article.

Which of the wonders would you like to visit?

 

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The ICONYC New York Poster

Posted by rod - 28.11.2013

The ICONYC New York Poster

With out doubt, New York City is one of the most iconic metropolises in the world. To celebrate its famous neighbourhoods, landmarks and architecture NYC design studio Alfalfa created the ICONYC New York poster.

“Charmingly simple graphics inspired by naive art invite you to discover, explore, and get lost in the City! Spot UV coating on many buildings will help you match them to their names in the border around the map. Watch out for pedestrians, poodles, prams, and pretzels!”

You can buy the 27” x 40” poster directly on Alfalfa’s site.

via quipsologies

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Colorado Tourism Wine Bottles

Posted by rod - 14.11.2013

Colorado Tourism Wine Bottles

The Colorado Tourism board together Nick Marranzino created three custom made wine bottle labels for the annual Governor’s Tourism Conference in Colorado. Each bottle was laster etched, dipped into white wax and features a lovely pattern of bears, trees, camping, mountains, canoeing, deers etc. which together characterise the US state of Colorado. This is a super nice gift from the tourism board. via packageinspiration

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Paris versus New York illustrations

Posted by rod - 04.11.2013

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French graphic artist Vahram Muratyan created these lovely minimalist and colourful Paris versus New York illustrations, representing the comparisons and clichés of the two metropolises. Having lived half a year in each city Vahram got the idea to do the illustrations. He posted these illustrations such as baguette vs bagel or Eiffel tower vs Statue of liberty up on his blog parisvsnyc which became quite popular. He also released 3 books of his lovely city illustrations, one of them you can buy via the CreativeRoots bookshelf.

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Absolut Chicago packaging design

Posted by rod - 17.10.2013

Absolut Chicago packaging design

 

The ABSOLUT Chicago bottle has finally arrived on our shelves and beautiful it is. It is the latest edition to tho the Absolute “Cityscape” family, which are city-inspired flavours by ABSOLUT vodka. Created by Minneapolis designer Ross Bruggink who captured the US city through his illustration.

 

‘The bottle represents all of the iconic elements of Chicago (hot dog, ferris wheel, pigeon, theatre sign, etc.) while presenting the iconic nature of the architecture itself. The result is a stylised cityscape incorporating architectural and iconic elements of Chicago!’

 

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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce identity

Posted by rod - 11.10.2013

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This month the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce unveiled their new logo and brand identity. The new logo which was created by US designers Primo Angelia and Stapley Hildebrand features a characteristic “C” symbol. This symbol is made up of many small icons such as the golden gate bridge and the iconic tram, together they are meant to symbolise the city’s diversity.

“The Chamber’s vision and brand iden­tity is cen­te­red on the prin­ci­ples that mat­ter most to San Francisco’s busi­ness com­mu­nity and the eco­nomy – con­nec­tivity, inno­va­tion and collec­tive action.”

In addition to the logo identity also received a tagline “Our City. Your Business.” the meaning behind the tagline is to convey the Chamber’s two-pronged mission to serve the interests of business and San Francisco.

via ci-portal

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New York City’s unique features illustrated

Posted by rod - 23.09.2013

New York normal project

 

 

NYC Graphic designer and Illustrator Rebecca Sloat started the New York Normal project where she illustrates New York City’s unique features.

 

“I love New York City. And one of the things I love most is the ability to poke fun at the many nuances that make New York what it is – an odd bubble where stranger things have happened. This illustrative endeavor is dedicated to that: New York Normal.”

 

If you love this project you should definitely check out the IdBrooklyn project.

via doubletakesblog

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25 landmark illustrations of Charleston – South Carolina

Posted by rod - 28.08.2013

J Fletcher created 25 landmark illustrations of Charleston – South Carolina, USA which are beautifully presented on a poster. The landmarks are letterpresses onto 12″ x 18″ 100# French “Whip Cream” paper in a neutral, “warm black”. Unfortunately all copies are sold out. But I recommend to check out Fletchers other creations.

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Chicago – Five Great Buildings

Posted by rod - 12.06.2013

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Al Boardman illustrated Chicago’s five great buildings and created a 1 1/2 minute animation of them.

“Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts. I hope you enjoy it. I loved creating it.”

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Seattle print

Posted by rod - 07.06.2013

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Illustrator Rick Murphy created this 18″ x 24: screen print of the Pacific Northwest coast city Seattle, USA. The three colour print which you can buy over at Hardly code includes some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks. From the Washington State ferry system to the space needle are represented on the print.

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Creating a graphic identity of Brooklyn – IdBrooklyn

Posted by rod - 29.04.2013

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The Brooklyn Bridge

 

 

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idBrooklyn is a large-scale design project aimed at creating the graphic identity of Brooklyn through community support. The project, which is raising money on kickstarted is trying to setup a couple of community-based workshops, a website and a mobile app and lots more, which will showcase icons of Brooklyn’s culture that will effectively create the world’s first community branded borough.

“In recent years Brooklyn’s culture has received national and international attention due to its booming arts and maker cultures juxtaposed with its historical significance in the United States.”
So why not showcase Brooklyn to the world.

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American inspired Hermes scarfs

Posted by rod - 25.04.2013

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Legendary French luxury brand Hermes has been known for its incredible silk scarves since 1937. Throughout these years the brand has produced more than 2,000 scarfs, commissioning numerous artists. But only one of these scarf artists was from the USA.

The above American inspired Hermes scarfs were designed by Waco, Texas artist Kermit Oliver. Kermit was a postman at night and during the day he was one of the most important living African American painters. This paints are mainly centred around American historical themes and Native American Indians. via texasmonthly

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Texas Monthly City editorial illustrations

Posted by rod - 05.03.2013

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Texas Monthly commissioned US illustrator Kendrick Kidd to create a series of city editorial illustrations. The illustrations which look like coin’s each highlights a unique feature of a major city in the state of Texas. Kendrick created 7 illustrations in total, one overall Texas illustration and 6 city illustration of the cities, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio.

Creative Direction: TJ Tucker; Art Direction/Layout: Brian Johnson; Illustration: Kendrick Kidd; 3D Rendering: Digital Progression

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Ohana by Hawaiian livery design

Posted by rod - 27.02.2013

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Hawaiian Airlines is starting up a new regional airline called Ohana by Hawaiian which is going to connect the islands of Moloka‘i and Lana‘i. “Ohana”, which means family, communicates the mission of the new airline: bringing people together and the communities of the Hawaiian archipelago. The airlines design was created by renowned Hawaiian designer Sig Zane and his son Kuha‘o who used traditional Kapa fabric print elements on the airline livery. The concept was to use three different patterns, each interpreting their own meaning:  piko, representing ancestor and progeny; manu, representing both a bird in flight and the prow of a canoe, the traditional form of migration; and kalo, representing family, that were masked within shapes that come from the flight routes. This design was placed onto the tail of the ATR42 turboprop aircraft tail fins. Apart from the tail fin design the airline also received a logo.

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The piko symbol is derived from patterns seen in braided ti leaves.

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The manu symbol is derived from the shape of a bird in flight.

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The kalo symbol is derived from the shape of a taro leaf.

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via BrandNew

 

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