- 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 - China
The capital of the Panda bears is with no doubt Chengdu. If you need more reason to visit the Chinese city then you should read the 24 hours in Chengdu article in the August Oryx inflight magazine by Qatar Airways. Patrick Hruby created the inspiring illustration which captures some of the cities and surrounding sight. Patricks illustration features the notable temples which are dotted around the skyscrapers, its traditional tea culture, not to forget 2 pandas, red dragons, Chinese lanterns and much more.
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Inspired by - Canada
Already as a child Orlando based graphic designer and Illustrator Joshua M. Smith enjoyed the Pacific Northwest Canadian Haida art, because it was simple yet creepy but told a story. Recently Red Bull approached Joshua to create the artwork for Steve Smiths helmet and the request was Haida inspired art.
“There is a oddness with a me being a designer / illustrator from Florida doing something that has historical value and represents a culture. Hopefully I did this project justice since I have and will always respect the Haida.”
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Inspired by - Malaysia
South Asia’s youngest capital Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is the 6th most visited city in the world. To point tourists into the right direction and highlight some of the most popular spots of KL, Jing Zhang together with Istanbul agency 41?29! created a infographic style city guide for Turkish Airlines.
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Inspired by - Morocco
If you never traveled to Morocco this video may convince you to hop onto the next plane to Marrakech to explore the country. In early 2013 Director and Editor Vincent Urban traveled with a few mates with their Landrover on a three week trip, to try to discover most of Morroccos versatile landscape. From the Coast to the forest regions of the Middle Atlas, from the hectic Medinas of Fés and Marrakech to the high mountain ranges of the High Atlas, and and not to forget to the dunes of the Sahara Desert are all in captured in this 5 min film. Go and check it out it’s worth it. via fubiz
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Inspired by - Ecuador
Keeping an ancient language alive can be quite tricky especially when you are stuck in the rainforest with only a few people around you. In this case Zaparo is the endangered Ecuadorian language which is spoken by Ushabi. The ministry of Heritage of Ecuador decided to intervene in oder to preserve the language together with Ad agency Grey. Similar to the Cameroon Busuu language Zaparo received a song that was created by Juan Fernando Velasco. Juan Fernando translated his hit songs “Yo naci aqui”, a song about national pride and loving your country into Zaparo.
The song received plenty of media attention and above all it got the people to sing in Zaparo.
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Inspired by - Nigeria
In the western world there is not much talk about African Monarchs, and definitely no Nigerian Monarchs. I hope this changes in the future because I think these individuals have quite an history and live an interesting life.
Nigerian photojournalist George Osodi has had the opportunity to get up close and personal with many of the country’s tribal kings to document them. His photos are going to be exhibited at The Bermondsey Project in London, October 11th. I am sure it is worth checking out if you are in the city. via creative review
HRM Obi James Anyasi II (JP) The Obi of Idumuje-Unor (2012)
HRM Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooyell, Ataoja of Osogboland (2012)
HRM Oharisi III – Ovie of Ughelli (2012)
His Highness Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman The Emir of Katsina (2012)
HRM Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi the First (Keagborekuzi 1), the Dein of Agbor Kingdom (2012)
His Highness Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero Emir of Kano (2012)
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Inspired by - Azerbaijan
Baku is the capital city of Azerbaijan, an old city, full of history and ancient architecture. So what would you do if you had 24 hours in Baku? Qatar’s inflight magazine Orxy covered Baku’s grounds, check out the modern buildings and the Icheri Sheher (the old city) so that you can make the most out of your time. As with all the “24 hours in” articles from Orxy they are accompanied by Patrick Hruby‘s city illustration. In his illustration he features the Azerbaijan State Philharmonica hall, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, the old city gate and lots more.
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Inspired by - Thailand
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Inspired by - Germany
Although BBDO won the pitch I quite like the approach of Betty and Betty. As we all know, the result of a city is what happens in it. Through the cities people, its institutions, geographic location and its history a city is formed without standing still. A city is diverse, dynamic and is only really attractive in contrast to companies through opposites. A city is diverse, dynamic and comes to life through its contrasts in contrast to companies.
For these reasons Betty and Betty’s city concept focuses and highlights the diversity of Düsseldorf. The logo not only acts as the “signature of the city” but also as the main communication element and consists of three pieces. The anchor and the lion originates from the the historic coat of arms. These two elements first and foremost symbolise the characteristics of Düsseldorfs history and traditions as well as the it’s strength. The third visual element is a component that is variable and adapts to the different communication concepts, without losing the look and feel of the overall logo.
The communication concept is also meant to include the citizens, next to the cities institutions, and Düsseldorfs events, they are the biggest brand ambassadors. The brand identity not only works on the classic merchandise products, but also includes through its divers setup enough flexibility to be integrated into the cityscape.