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Inspired by - Italy

Italian packaging design for Paolo Robertos

Posted by rod - 04.03.2013

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Former boxing world champion Paolo Robertos has gone back to his Italian roots and launched a line of pasta and pasta sauces products. The premium packaging design has a distinct Italian feel with its bay leaf boarder, the product medals and the type treatment. All these Italian inspired design elements were skilfully crafted into a nice round emblem and set into a boxing belt shape which wraps around the plastic container. Swedish design agency Nine created design.

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Inspired by - Germany

Uniting Latin American and German cultures

Posted by rod - 20.02.2013

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Artists from Colombia, Venezuela and Berlin crated Berlin’s largest graffiti, called “Riot of colors” (Insurrecion de Colores) on the side wall of the Mercure Hotel. The mural incorporates a bunch of Latin American and German motives: Aztec sculptures, Jaguar, Subway, Indian princess, and the berlin television tower are just some of them. It took Interbrigada over one month to paint the over 600 square meter mural.

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Inspired by - Italy

Lavazza – The art of coffee from the heart of Italy

Posted by rod - 19.02.2013

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“The art of coffee from the hear of Italy” Italy is famous for its art, architecture and coffee, combine the three and you will get a fabulous advert. August Communications created the four ads for Lavazza, who’s idea was to redesign four of Italies architectural masterpieces into cups. They redesigned the Colosseum in Rome, the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Ponte di Rialto in Venice and  the Mole Antonelliana in Turin.

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Inspired by - Denmark

24 hours in Copenhagen

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

24 hours in Copenhagen, Denmark, illustration by Patrick Hruby

What would you do if you had 24 hours in Copenhagen? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the Danish capital. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the cities iconic buildings such as the Amalienborgs Slotsplads, Vor Frelsers Kirke and Nyhavn.

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Inspired by - Italy

24 hours in Rome

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

24 hours in Rome, Italy, Illustration by Patrick Hruby

What would you do if you had 24 hours in Rome? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the Italian capital. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the cities iconic buildings such as the the famous colosseum and Arch of Constantine but also things such as a Roman helmet, pasta, and a Vespa.

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Inspired by - Italy

24 hours in Milan

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

24 hours in Milan, Italy illustration by Partick Hruby

What would you do if you had 24 hours in Milan, Italy? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the city. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the cities iconic landmarks such as the Milan’s Cathedral Duomo, Castello Sforzesco and The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Inspired by - Germany

24 hours in Munich

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

24 hours in Munich, Germany, illustration by Patrick Hruby

What would you do if you had 24 hours in Munich, Germany? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the Bavarian capital. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the cities iconic landmarks such as the Frauen Kirche, the TV tower but also Bavarian famous folk dress and food.

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Inspired by - Sweden

24 hours in Stockholm

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

24 hours in Stockholm, Sweden, illustration by Patrick Hruby

 

What would you do if you had 24 hours in Stockholm? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the Swedish capital. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the cities iconic landmarks such as the Riddarholmskyrkan and the guards at the Kungliga slotted.

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Inspired by - Poland

24 hours in Warsaw

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

24 hours in Warsaw illustration by Patrick Hruby

What would you do if you had 24 hours in Warsaw? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the Polish capital. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the cities iconic landmarks such as Warsaw’s historic old town and Polish paper cutting art wycinanka.

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Inspired by - Portugal

Portuguese travel posters by Rui Ricardo

Posted by rod - 11.02.2013

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Check out these awesome Portuguese travel posters by local illustrator Rui Ricardo. His posters are vintage inspired and showcase some of Portugal’s iconic icons, such as the vintage Lisboa tram, the narrow buildings of Porto and the Arco da porta nova in Braga. Each of the posters and many more can be bought on artflakes.

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Inspired by - Norway

Norwegian inspired snowboard design

Posted by rod - 07.02.2013

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It’s every designer’s dream to one day design the graphics on a snowboard. Oslo based illustrator Peter-John de Villiers got this opportunity and created the artwork for a Pro Model snowboard, commissioned by Norwegian rider Fredrik Austbo and Rhythm snowboards.

Fredrik: “For my artwork I wanted to feature the swords that represent my hometown of Stavanger, so I put my friend Peter-John at Shallowtree.com on it. He went to work for 24 hours straight, and I’m SO blown away by the result!”

The snowboard design includes a series of elements inspired by Norway, such as the the viking, the dragon (which often is seen on the bow of viking ships) and the sword (from i.e. the Swords in Rock.)

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Inspired by - France

Paris Travel Posters

Posted by rod - 05.02.2013

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Designers Evan and Nichole Robertson created four Paris travel poster illustrations of the iconic French city. Each poster is beautifully designed and comes with a small twist which make them unique and memorable. The couple designed the posters so that the focus lies on the experiences one has in Paris whilst being at the perfect location. Usually travel posters concentrate on the iconic landmarks of the city or country, but the couple turned everything upside down and set the famous landmarks into the backdrop (e.g. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe). Instead of ‘come see’ it’s all about ‘Come do’.

If you fancy one of these posters you can purchase them for $24 each on Etsy.

via mymodernmet

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Inspired by - Greece

Athene Noctua wine packaging

Posted by rod - 01.02.2013

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Although the Noctua wine is produced on the small Turkish island of Bozcaada it’s label was inspired by its neighbours Greece and Italy. The Athene Noctua wine packaging label was created by US designer Mehmet Irdel.

“In Greek and Roman mythology, Athene Noctua (or little owl) is the symbolic owl of Athena or Minerva, respectively. Often referred to as the “owl of Athena” or “owl of Minerva”, it accompanies Athena in Greek myths, seen as a symbol of wisdom because the owl is capable of seeing even in the dark and of vigilance because the owl is awake at night.

As Athene Noctua is a resident of Bozcaada (or Tenedos in Greek), a Turkish island off the Aegean cost of Turkey, the name “Noctua” was a good fit for a wine that comes from the breezy hills and fertile soil of Bozcaada. 

The logo mark was inspired by the little owl imagery on the Athenian Owl coins that were minted in Athens and used throughout ancient Greece.”

 

 

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Inspired by - Scandinavia

Experimental typeface inspired by Norse mythology – Sleipnir

Posted by rod - 31.01.2013

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London based designer Petros Afshar who you may know from the awesome Royal Mail – British first stamps created this interesting typeface. This experimental typeface is inspired by Norse mythology, Sleipnir. Sleipnir is said to be a eight-legged horse that is attested in the Poetic Edda in the 13th century.

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Inspired by - Russia

The history museum of the russian shawl

Posted by rod - 22.01.2013

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Moscow designer Vova Lifanov created the identity for the russian museum of shawl in Pavlovsky Posad. The russian shawl has been part of the Russian identity for many decades, know around the world for their rich national ornaments. The museum’s symbol combines two assets, the first and most obvious one is the shawl and the second one is the letter”M” which is the first letter of the logo. The shawl was also used as a graphical element which is present on various items such as shopping bags, books, cups and pins.

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Inspired by - England

Royal Mail – British first stamps

Posted by rod - 17.01.2013

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Up and coming British graphic designer Petros Afshar participated in the annual Student design competition RSA, submitting a series of stamp designs for the Royal Mail. 

The concept was to create a series of stamps highlighting british inventions through use of imagery and typography. Each stamp represents a form of tranportation or machinery, invented by British pioneers. From the first ‘true’ bicycle, to the steam engine, steamboat, piloted glider, tank and locomotive, these inventions were all selected carefully when taking into consideration which UK firsts were to be presented as a series. The use of typography was added as a final touch in order to depict the inventions title and date of origin.

Petros Afshar

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Inspired by - Switzerland

Swiss Mountain Refuges by Simone Rosenberg

Posted by rod - 16.01.2013

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Tucked high up in the Swiss Alps are some amazing stone refuges that have given climbers shelter for many years. German Photographer Simone Rosenberg set off to explore and document a bunch of these Swiss Mountain refuges.

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Inspired by - Greece

Meet The Greek restaurant design

Posted by rod - 15.01.2013

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Independent branding and design consultancy “End of Work” from Sydney created the identity and interiors for the Greek restaurant chain “Meet the Greek”.

“This restaurant chain started with a simple idea: bring together traditional and contemporary aspects of Greek culture and cuisine. End of Work was given the task of translating this into a visual identity and interior design.

The concept we devised was based on ‘modern authenticity’. Identity and interior work together seamlessly thanks to ‘identity boards’ created for the restaurant walls. These modular wooden panels feature Greek sayings, translated back into English – an exercise that made for some humorous results. Black and white family photos were incorporated into these boards, adding a sense of quaint nostalgia. End of Work also created a 10-foot high typographic map comprised of three layers of sculpted typographic words. Intricately laser-cut from plywood, it created a show-stopping centerpiece for the restaurant itself.

From its architecturally inspired logo to laser-etched plywood menus and innovative ‘matchbook’ business cards, every facet of Meet the Greek’s identity was designed to be unique, quirky and engaging.”

End of Work

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