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Inspired by - Switzerland

Appenzeller Alpenbitter a Swiss classic

Posted by rod - 10.04.2014

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Emil Ebneter founded the Appenzeller Alpenbitter AG in 1902. He opened a spirit store and created alcoholic drinks which one couldn’t drink anywhere else. One of these drinks was the famous Appenzeller Alpenbitter that  uses a total of 42 selected herbs. The recipe has remained unchanged ever since the beginning and is a well-kept family secret. The drink which originates in the Appenzell canton in the northeast of Switzerland. The label design was inspired by the iconic alpine hut Gasthaus Aescher – Wildkirchli which is situated in Appenzellerland.

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Inspired by - Netherland

Dutch Mafia Project

Posted by rod - 18.03.2014

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The Dutch Mafia font and icon set is a self promotional project created by Michael Nÿkamp

The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was born from my experiences growing up in a Dutch immigrant family in a predominately Dutch community in Ontario, Canada. The letterforms and symbols recall the unique traditions and images of my childhood, including delft pottery, Sinterklaas, oliebollen, wooden shoes, and mini windmills sitting out on front lawns as garden ornaments.

The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was a self-initiated project. I wanted the style to be simple, ornamental in nature, and amusing–the sarcasm with which it illustrates Dutch culture is completely intentional. At its heart, I hope the font and icon set conveys my enjoyment of, and fondness for, Dutch cultural traditions and objects.

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Inspired by - Europe

Interpreting the Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands coat of arms

Posted by rod - 13.03.2014

Russian designer Ivan Belikov created these three illustrations which interpret the Russian, Ukraine and Dutch coat of arms. The main idea was to create an interpretation that would be based on general elements of coat of arms. The illustration has been made according to the description and historical references. I am looking forward to seeing more coat of arms from Ivan in the future.

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DESCRIPTION: ’Azure escutcheon, tryzub Or.’
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‘Most historians agree that tryzub most probably depicts a stylized falcon which according to the Slavic mythology was the Primary god (Pershoboh).’

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NETHERLANDS

DESCRIPTION: ’Azure escutcheon, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or.’
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MOTTO: ”Je Maintiendrai” french for “I will maintain”.

 

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Inspired by - Scandinavia

Visit Sweden & friends illustrations

Posted by rod - 06.03.2014

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These Illustrations were created by Elena Lombardi for Visit Sweden and the other Scandinavian partners for their booth at the international tourism fair in Milan. Each of the Scandinavian countries is represented with their own sights and natural beauties, but all the illustrations tie together in one unique landscape that was printed 4 meters high and 14 meters long.

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Inspired by - Norway

Hellstrøm Juleaquavit packaging design

Posted by rod - 04.03.2014

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In modern times Christians all over the world celebrates Christmas. It is believed that this date was chosen to offset pagan celebrations of the Winter solstice, occurring in the northern hemisphere during the coldest season of the year. Although winter was regarded as the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the coming of lighter days after the winter solstice brought on a festive mood. The return of light (life) was a reason to celebrate that Nature’s cycle was continuing.

At this time, the animals for slaughter were the fattest,
flour had been processed,
all the work of autumn was completed,
and it was time to celebrate.

Primstav is the ancient Norwegian perpetual calendar stick. These calendars did not disappear after Lutheranism was introduced into Norway, they merely changed their function and became agricultural almanacs, where the signs representing the Catholic saints acquired new meanings, now related to housekeeping and agriculture.

The division of the year on the primstav was divided into a summer half (April 14th – October 13th , the period of harvesting) and a winter half (October 14th – April 13th, the period of consuming).

Hellstrøm ChristmasAquavit 2013 reaffirms those symbols loaded with an ancient wisdom in the form of a pattern transmitting both a festive mood and a vast heritage connected to nature, farming and conviviality. Production batch of n.6237 gold enameled bottles. The Hellstrøm Juleaquavit packaging design was designed by OlssønBarbieri

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Inspired by - Italy

Territorial Alphabets – Italy

Posted by rod - 03.03.2014

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Thesis Project in Graphic Design by Roberto Picerno
Undergraduate degree in Product Design, Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico di Bari,
January-June 2008
relators: Mauro Bubbico, Nino Perrone

Domestic canvas are common objects of everyday use, and sometimes they are decorated with representation of the territory. This representation is made with typical elements of that specific territory, as natural landscapes, gastronomical products, relevant characters of the past as well as important architectures and pieces of art. These element are part of an alphabet, they become the common language of inhabitants of that territory. This alphabet is defined by the territory itself, selected after decades and decades of community life and sharing. They are a spontaneous self-representations, which called Roberto’s attention as new ways for defining the identity of a territory, in particular the italian regions. Usually these canvases are sold as souvenirs to the tourists in Italy.

Roberto started from this humble and common artifact as a medium for a diffuse and shared visual identity. He  selected some categories and started his research looking for common elements that could define a territorial alphabet. For each relevant element he designed an icon. Roberto took Calabria as pilot region to start a new definition of the regional visual identity.

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Inspired by - Switzerland

Swiss papercutting art applied on Cailler chocolate packaging

Posted by rod - 11.02.2014

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Premium Swiss chocolate manufacture Cailler commissioned Swiss artist Ueli Hofer to create a some what different packaging design for Cailler’s Ambassador range. Ueli is a master of the ancient Swiss folk art of papercutting called “Scherenschnitt” in German. Instead of taking beautiful pictures of chocolate which are at the end Photoshoped he took his scissors and a cut out typical swiss motives such as cows, trees and motives in addition to the Maison Cailler building. The end result is a beautiful paper cut packaging design that definitely pops out from the shelf, I guess thats why I found it back in Geneva airport. Check out these two project for more papercutting inspiration. Swiss dark side, and Swiss Hot Chocolate packaging.

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Inspired by - Europe

ABC illustration series of European cities

Posted by rod - 10.02.2014

Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa illustrated a complete alphabet using the famous monuments from each cities and making a type of hand drawn collage with it. The ABC illustration series of European cities was made as part of an exhibition in Tokyo at the Tokyu Art Gallery in Shibuya. All the letters are drawn with ink and then watercoloured.

Here is the list of the cities:
Amsterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dublin (Ireland), Edinburgh (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland), Helsinki (Finland), Istanbul (Turkey), Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), Kiev (Ukraine), London (UK), Madrid (Spain), Naples (Italy), Oslo (Norway), Paris (France), Quimper (France), Rome (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Toulouse (France), Utrecht (Netherlands), Venice (Italy), Warsaw (Poland), Xanten (Germany), York (UK), Zagreb (Croatia)

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Inspired by - Netherland

Amsterdam Railway System map redesigned

Posted by rod - 29.01.2014

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Amsterdam Railway System takes a motif from tulip, the Dutch symbol. With the Centraal Station at the center, lines of tram, metro, and railway spreads out like the stamen and pistil of the flower. The IJssel (Het IJ, river) forms the petals, and layers of fan-shaped canals complete the tulip. Designed by zero per zero via theeuropeanpost

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Inspired by - Greece

Greek packaging design – Nileas

Posted by rod - 27.01.2014

Canadian designer Jan-Guillaume Blais designed the visual identity for an olive oil that comes straight from the Greek city of Nileas. Nileas is also the brand name. The design of the packaging was inspired by the Greek ancient pottery and architecture and not to forget the its national colours blue and white.Greek packaging design Nileas Greek packaging design   Nileas Greek packaging design Nileas1 Greek packaging design   Nileas Greek packaging design Nileas2 Greek packaging design   Nileas Greek packaging design Nileas3 Greek packaging design   Nileas

 

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Inspired by - England

New Made in Britain logo

Posted by rod - 16.01.2014

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Made in Britain is nonprofit organisation that was fist launched in 2011 by British cooker manufacturer Stoves. The company gathered around one thousands business that would promote products made in the UK. In 2013 London based branding agency The Partners were commissioned to redesign the logo which student Cynthia Lee first designed.

 “Taking inspiration from the Union Flag, the new marque works as a directional device as well as a logo in its own right and has been designed to work across a range of media, materials and sizes to ensure it can be used by manufacturers of a wide range of products. It has also been designed to be localised by county or region.”

via logodesignloveunderconsideration

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Inspired by - France

France&Co Wine packaging

Posted by rod - 15.01.2014

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With an ironic and iconic look: the box became a guillotine and the colours of the French flag served to reinforce the identity of the wine. Both labels feature parts of paintings that have become well known for portraying the French Revolution (from Eugène Delacroix and Jacques-Louis David).

 

These iconic French wine packaging designed were created by Spanish design agency Grantiopo. via packagingoftheworld

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Inspired by - Slovenia

Teleport your way around Slovakia with Mikaela Lilhops illustrations

Posted by rod - 03.12.2013

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London based Illustrator and graphic designer Mikaela Lilhops created these minimalistic illustrations of Slovakia. Travel through a landscape that you were not even aware existed.

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Stone Square, Bratislava, Slovakia

It’s not by accident that Stone Square in Bratislava has been translated to Stone Square. Many years ago, when department store named Prior was prior to be opened, a stone from space landed unexpectedly in the middle of the square at 10am, and remains there until now. Many years passed and it became a meeting point. In the background we can see Hotel Kiev which, they say, will not be there for much longer. That’s why we can call this painting “historical”.

 

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Chamois TV Tower, Bratislava, Slovakia

Tallest tower in Slovakia, Chamois, was build with intention of catching signals from outer space. Even now it is a place that ufologists from whole wide middle Europe attend once a year for annual tent symposium.

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Hotel Patria, Strbske Pleso – a picturesque mountain lake of glacial origin, Slovakia

It was spring of 1964, when a young british actress Julie Christie (then still very little-known) was in this hotel on a leisure stay. After she took a bath in the lake in front of the hotel, she got an offer for a role in the movie Doctor Zhivago, which made her famous. Therefore we can see a ladder–symbol in the landscape painting, which symbolizes the rise.

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Tatralandia, High Tatras, Slovakia

Well known swimming pool and sauna paradise surrounded by mountains, used mostly in summer. Only a chosen few know that there is a colored flamingo that shows itself next to one of the pools. And it has been showing itself for years, to those who accidentally have a sip of water from that pool.

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Slovnaft, Oil refinery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Trip with adventure. Plan a romantic evening for two – balloon flight over the flashing Slovnaft.
Chance to order dinner on board.

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Central Train Station, Bratislava, Slovakia 

A building made of metal sheet, a japanese-villa-look-alike, will greet you upon train arrival. The legend says, that anybody who sit down on this bench in front of the station, will have all personal belongings teleported immediately and contactless to unknown places within seconds. Wanna try out?

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Train Station Poprad – High Tatras, Slovakia

This unique view on sensitively planted concrete jungle in front of Tatras can be spotted from train window on the train station Poprad – Tatry. Recommended for tourists that love contrast of nature and concrete.

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Beautiful Mountain’s Bus Stop, Paradise of Housing Blocks, Bratislava, Slovakia 

On first glance, an ordinary bus stop next to a news stand. But if you miss the bus, a magickal bearded grandpa will approach you and you will witness a sleight-of-hand coin disappearance.

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UFO, New Bridge, Bratislava, Slovakia 

Bratislava’s legendary UFO on New Bridge was built in honor of a Synagogue that was destroyed by real UFO in the 80’s of 20th century. Construction on the bridge shows UFO during the operation.

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Nuclear Power Station, Mochovce, Slovakia

Past, future and infinity. Village next to Mochovce had to make place for nuclear power plant. All that was left untouched, is it’s previous dominant feature – a church, which is now a beautiful asset to power plant panorama.

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Mister

The legend has is that when you rip out three silver hairs from mister’s mustache, you’ll be granted one wish.
The similarity with the Slovak president is entirely coincidental.

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Inspired by - England

Sweet View – Limited edition drawings of London by Jack Noel

Posted by rod - 19.11.2013

 

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These are sweet looking London borough drawings by Jack Noel. The colourful illustrations of Borough Market in Southwark, St Leonards Church in Hackny to the Hammersmith bridge in  Hammersmith & Fulham are all limited edition A2 posters which are available over at sweet view. via thefoxisblack

If you love these illustrations check out these London borough map illustrations by Kerry Hyndman

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Inspired by - Scandinavia

Norse inspired vodka packaging – Vargold Vodka

Posted by rod - 11.11.2013

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With Thor in the movies this Norse inspired vodka comes at the right time. Vargold Vodka is a fictions brand invented by UK based illustrator Matt Taylor together with I Love Dust. The brand’s name Vargold is the name given to the end of days – or wolf age – in Norse mythology.  The four bottle designs feature; Odin and his raven, Vidar battling Fenrir, and the unnamed eagle atop Yggdrasil – the world tree. There is something special about using illustration on packaging design which I would say stands out on the shelf.

Also check out Matt’s awesome Austria illustration for Global Blue (second down).

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Inspired by - Sweden

New nation brand identity for Sweden

Posted by rod - 08.11.2013

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The Government of Sweden asked Swedish design agency Soderhavet to created the new nation brand identity for the country. The brief was to get all the organisational identities of Swedish ministries, agencies and corporations under one umbrella identity.

“During the design process, Soderhavet grappled with many questions, including: Which symbols best represent a country? How do we design a unified identity for use in extremely divergent contexts and on wildly different scales? Which parts of an identity should always be used, and which parts only in the right context? And how do we clarify when an organization is speaking on behalf of Sweden?

The solution was to develop a hierarchy of identity carriers.

“We placed two obligatory elements at the apex: The Swedish flag, in the exact proportions and colors used since the 17th century, and the textual mark ‘Sverige’, accompanied by a local translation for the country’s name. On the second rung we placed those elements which should be used if the medium allows it: A specially commissioned font face, Sweden Sans, to further differentiate the textual marks, and two principal colors — the gold and blue found on Sweden’s flag.”

What do you guys think about the new Identity of Sweden?

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Inspired by - France

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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Inspired by - Spain

City of Barcelona made of architecture, typography and illustration

Posted by rod - 30.10.2013

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If you love the Spanish city of Barcelona + architecture + typography + illustration, this project by German illustrator Simon Prades should interest you.

The grid of the quarter around Sagrada familia consist of square blocks, which are very similar in height and size and represent the Architecture of the city very good in my opinion. I like the idea, that each block is filled with hundreds of very different lifes and opinions, but looks so calm and similar from above.

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