- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- DR of the Congo
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- Pacific Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
Inspired by - Namibia
British photographer Jimmy Nelson has launched a very interesting project called “Before they pass away”. Jimmy visited 44 countries around the world and documented 29 remote and unique tribes which he photographed with a traditional 50-year old plate camera. Below are the some of his pictures whilst visiting the ancient Namibian Himba tribe.
”Since the 16th century they have lived in scattered settlements, leading a life that has remained unchanged, surviving war and droughts. The tribal structure helps them live in one of the most extreme environments on earth.”
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Inspired by - New Zealand
One of the main and unique features of the Maori people are their tattoos. The distinctive tattoo designs were the inspirations for Sarah Surrette Maori Liquor packaging design.
“I chose to design a vodka that was inspired by the Maori culture of New Zealand. These indigenous people wear unique facial and body markings that are carved into the skin with chisels. The tattoo-like marks are symmetrical and elegant, and represent each member’s place in the social structure of the Maori society.
For the bottle, I developed a symmetrical pattern that I hand-etched and painted on the glass. The carrier also contains the pattern, but in a less obvious way in order to preserve the elegance of the bottle until opened by the consumer.”
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Inspired by - Central America
New York design agency Hagopian Ink produced 500 Mexican chili chocolate labels to celebrate the fact that the world didn’t end 21/12/2012. The self promo marked the day by sending their Mayan inspired chocolate to clients, colleagues, friends, and family and to celebrate a prosperous new era.
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Inspired by - World
US designer Anna Laytheam created a series of Book Covers on cultural history. The simple cover designs depict Mexico, China and the USA and are meant to work together as a whole while still speaking about each book individually. Culture encompasses a wide variety of things: history, art, music, religion, politics, literature, film, and countless other elements. But what is at the heart of every culture is the people that make it up. So each culture is represented by two very different recognisable or iconic figures, who when combined suggest the character and depth of that culture.
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Inspired by - Arabia
Doha designer Khawar Bilal created a series of illustrations which add up the heritage of Qatar for “Qatar Souvenirs”. Amongst the illustrations is Qatar’s national animal the Oryx which is also featured on the Qatar airways tail, the Qatari Dhow, Al Zubarah Fort and th Barzan tower. The series was meant to be printed on posters, mugs, t-shirts, poster, etc.
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Inspired by - Haiti
Haiti‘s Tourism Ministry launched its first travel commercial, which attempts to promote the island’s tourism industry. The advert features a variety of Haitian people, who describe why you should come and “discover the soul of the Caribbean“.
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Inspired by - Canada
Happy Canada day! Canada’s oldest independent brewery, Moosehead Brewery launched a limited Edition Moosehead Canada day packaging. The tall can is not only filed with lager but also with iconic canadian illustrated icons which wrap around the packaging. From its unique flag to historical buildings Moosehead celebrates it all.
Does anyone know who design the can?
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Inspired by - South Korea
The 2018 winter Olympics will be hosted in PyongChang, South Korea, winning against Munich and Annecy. The olympics brand identity was inspired by the Hangul writing system, the phonetic Korean language.
“The logo design has its roots in Hangul, with the shapes that form the logo stemming from the first consonants of each syllable in the word “PyeongChang” when it is written in Hangul. The first character in the emblem also represents a gathering place where the three elements of Cheon-ji-in – heaven, earth, and human – are in harmony. The second character symbolises snow and ice, as well as the athletes’ stellar performances.
“Traditional Korean Colours: The emblem uses five traditional Korean colours – black, blue/green, yellow, red, and white – which is the same colour scheme as that found in the Olympic flag. Traditionally, blue and green were represented by a single word in Hangul but this has now changed, with separate words now existing for each. The five cardinal colours are found in many aspects of daily life and tradition in Korea, including in clothing, celebrations, martial arts, architecture, art and food.”
Read more about the identity in the press release
Via Brand New
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Inspired by - England
I think I can safely say that British Illustrator Katherine Baxter is obsessed with maps. In here bio she writes that “Ever since I was at Bath Academy of Art, I’ve been fascinated by looking at the world from above, whether from the top of the Empire State Building or from a plane it’s behind my inspiration in creating pictorial maps, aerial views and architectural vistas of cities, towns, and villages all over the world, although London is top of the list, one example of this was featured in the Times as a poster last summer.”