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Inspired by - Japan

Japanese block printed packaging label – Gassan

Posted by rod - 20.02.2014

Japanese design studio Akaoni Design created these lovley block printed packaging labels for Gassan. One of the things which I like about Japanese design is that they keep their designs quick simple but give it some kind of human touch such as the block printing style Akaoni did. If you like this check out the other Japanese food packaging designs by Akaoni.

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Inspired by - South Africa

9 unique letterpresses South Africa coasters

Posted by rod - 12.02.2014

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South African designer Ben Grib created 9 unique coasters for South Africa’s 9 provinces. Each beermat was letterpressed and is waterproof.

Which province coster is your favourit?

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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 - India

Indian Kannada script

Posted by rod - 28.01.2014

 

Kannada is an MA project by Divya Venkatesh attempting to provide typographic standards (relating specifically to letterform anatomy) for the Kannada script. It has been inspired by similar work done for the Devanagari script by Indian type experts: Mahindra Patel, S.V Bhagwat, and Bapurao Naik. As well as offering a means of identifying constituting letter parts, this book also offers a brief history into the evolution of the Kannada script, and how it functions structurally.Indian Kannada script Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script3 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script1 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script2 Indian Kannada script Indian Kannada script9 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script8 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script4 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script5 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script10 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script6 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script7 Indian Kannada scriptIndian Kannada script11 Indian Kannada script

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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 - Ethiopia

Ethiopian hand drawn signs

Posted by rod - 17.01.2014

Over the Christmas holidays I traveled to Ethiopia which is located in the Horn of Africa. Whilst visiting the tribes of the Omo Valley in the south-west of the country, we past through dozens of medium to small towns and villages. It was amazing to see that the digital printing age hasn’t really arrive into this part of the country. Most shop, street signs or adverts were were still hand painted. Most of you most probably know that India is still big on Hand painted signs such as these. One of the characteristics of the Ethiopian hand drawn signs is off course the Ge’ez script or Amharic language, which is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic.

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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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