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Inspired by - Mexico

Gods, rites and crafts of the prehispanic Mexico

Posted by rod - 24.10.2013

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Last week the Fundación Proa opened its space up for the Gods, rites and crafts of the prehispanic Mexico. The exhibition will feature over 150 archeological pieces from an variety of cultures that once inhabited the Guldf of Mexico. To spread the word the Buenos Aires foundation hired UK design studio Spin, who also crated the the Proa identity to design the exhibition material. The red, black and white exhibition identity features some of the exhibits plus a slightly modified typeface which slightly indicates the era the pieces originate.

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Inspired by - Burma

Branding Myanmar

Posted by rod - 23.10.2013

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Myanmar has in the past few years opened itself up in many ways at lightning speed, from tourism to foreign investment. In order to continue its efforts to attract more visitors and investors, the country has started its first ever nation branding initiative. iD created the nation branding campaign – Myanmar LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN in the form of TV commercial’s and a commemorative book that was launched at the World Economic Forum. The commercials showcase some of Myanmar’s top attractions such as the golden rock, Yangon’s Shwedagon pagoda and the ancient city of Bagan, in addition young girls wear the traditional yellowish-white cosmetic paste Thanaka. At the end of the ad Myanmar presents its tourism logo. The logo is written in the latin alphabet but the letters are inspired and designed in a Burmese script way which dates back to 1053.

From my own travel experience, Myanmar is a country that isn’t spoilt yet and has some distinct traditions, customs and heritage that are worth exploring. I just hope that they will cherish these unique features.

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Inspired by - Mexico

Corona Day of the dead packaging design

Posted by rod - 22.10.2013

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Mexican brewery Corona is celebrating this years Day of the Dead with a limited edition can. The cans are inspired by traditional Mexican sugar skull designs which were designed by Zulu Alpha Kilo.

“Despite the melancholy name, Day of the Dead is actually a salute to life, said Shane Ogilvie, executive creative director at Zulu. The artwork is meant to reflect that message, as well as continue the theme of the campaign.”

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday which takes place every year on November 1st and 2nd.. The day focuses on celebrating the lives of friends and family members who have past away, which traditionally includes honouring the dead with sugar skulls, flowers and food.

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Inspired by - New Zealand

New Zealand inspired illustration for Chelsea Golden Syrup

Posted by rod - 21.10.2013

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New Zealand sugar refinery, Chelsea Sugar commissioned Illustrator and design Greg Straight to produce a special edition New Zealand inspired illustration for their golden syrup. The illustration captures the pure nature and culture that surrounds the Chelsea factory.

If you like Greg’s style you should definitely check out the lovely 24 hours in.. illustrations for Qatar airways inflight magazine.

via thedieline

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Inspired by - India

Portraits of Sadhus in India

Posted by rod - 18.10.2013

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The Sadhu is usually referred to as Baba by common people, which also means father, grandfather, or uncle. Most of the Sadhu who have left behind all material attachments live in caves, forests and temples across India and Nepal. Photographer Alexis Pazoumian became aware of the spiritual people and decided to document them. via fubiz

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Inspired by - USA

Absolut Chicago packaging design

Posted by rod - 17.10.2013

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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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Inspired by - Israel

Vintage Israeli napkins

Posted by rod - 16.10.2013

Israeli illustrator, design and hobby Israeli vintage napkin collector Tamar Moshkovitz got in touch with me to feature some of her favourite napkins of her collection. The napkins are from the 50′s and 60′s and feature all sorts of messages, from political to vacations. Check out the whole collection here.

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Inspired by - China

A mobile exhibition of beautiful Chinese items

Posted by rod - 15.10.2013

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MADE IN CHINA
A mobile exhibition of beautiful Chinese items

‘Made in China labeled products around the World are often associated with poor manufacturing. However, the everyday living of the people of China is surrounded by a multitude of timeless, durable & sustainable carefully crafted items. MADE IN CHINA exhibition put on display twenty-four of these objects during the Beijing Design Week as a reminder that quality, beauty and good design can be found just around the corner.

Each of the twenty-four items in the collection are floating inside a white plastic box, treating them as precious design pieces. The boxes are clamped together in order to create a cluster, recalling the Chinese custom of carrying a multitude of things of any means of transportation.’

Curator: Alexandra Georgescu
In collaboration with: Jimi Chen
Architectural solution: SWAG Architects

 

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Inspired by - Italy

Illustrated map of Ortigia

Posted by rod - 14.10.2013

Being the ancient cradle of the Greek civilization, Siracusa has always lived in an extraordinary fusion between myth and reality. Since the publication of “Antiche Siracuse” by Vincenzo Mirabella, the now Italian town, and particularly the Ortigia island, has become the ideal subject for an imaginative and creative representation which melt together reality and imagination. Visionary illustrated maps show an idealized city in which ruins of ancient monuments and medieval architectures are assimilated into each other with imaginary reconstructions of routes, districts and famous buildings. A real tribute which increased the city mythic imaginary and represented a huge attraction for European grand tourists of the eighteenth century. Designed by studio formagramma

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