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Inspired by - Cuba

Havana Club Rum

Posted by rod - 28.01.2015

M&C Saatchi, London created three adverts for Havana Club Rum. Each ad taps into a distinctive Cuban element, The Musician, The Mojito and The Master of Rum and tells a fascinating story around it.

via adsoftheworld

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Inspired by - South Korea

Miin – Korean traditional rice wine

Posted by rod - 27.01.2015

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Miin is a Korean traditional rice wine brewed at Paju. The label design was inspired by old maps from the Joseon Dynasty that incorporated Chinese characters. “Miin” means beautiful woman in Korean therefore the Seoul design agency ContentFromContext created sophisticated curved lines to make it more feminin.

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Inspired by - Senegal

Senegals Amazone Warrior Women by YZ

Posted by rod - 26.01.2015

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Back in the 1890s when the First Franco-Dahomean War raged through West Africa, highly trained military women chopped off the heads of the French. Sometimes while they slept. French Street Artist YZ payed tribute to these fierce female fighters known as Amazone. The images of these Women are spread across a few cities on the west coast of Senegal, south of Dakar.

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Inspired by - China

Contemporary Chinese Characters

Posted by rod - 22.01.2015

Contemporary Chinese Characters

Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja

Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters

Considered one of the most intricate writing systems in use, Chinese characters hold a presence of typographic beauty comprehensible beyond language barriers. Thanks to the growing popularity of Asian cultures, graphic innovations of these centuries-old characters have begun to shine through in the world of modern design, demonstrating excellent skills at crafting ideas and visualising abstract concepts within complicated forms.

Gathering more than 100 winning works from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and further on; HANZI•KANJI•HANJA compares the capacity of some of today’s finest contemporary logograms to bespeak ideas for books, movies, campaigns, brands and celebrate traditions in modern context. Stylistically categorised chapters of logo designs and applications offer a close cultural insight into the art of strokes and structure of characters. It then expands the focus to identities, posters, packaging, advertisements and set design. Published by victionary

You can buy the book in the CreativeRoots bookshelf

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Inspired by - World

Bike + travel + illustration

Posted by rod - 21.01.2015

French graphic designer and illustrator, Ladislas Chachignot created this personal project called Easy Rider. Ladislas worked on these illustrations mixing three of his passions, Bike + Travel + Illustration.

This project is a tribute to “bike addicts” all around the world. These people who just can’t stop riding their bikes and will ride them until they die (and even after)!

He created 8 illustrations presenting 8 locations and show how people ride their bike depending of their location, country and culture.

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Easy Rider Austria

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Easy Rider USA – Los Angeles

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Easy Rider China

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Easy Rider USA – Nevada

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Easy Rider USA – New York

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Easy Rider Tenerife

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Easy Rider Tuscany

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Inspired by - Canada

Montreals iconic sights illustrated

Posted by rod - 20.01.2015

Montreal illustration for Skylife Magazine

Talented illustrator Kubra Aslan was commissioned by Turkish Airlines inflight magazine Skylife to illustrate some of Montreals iconic sights. The Canadian city houses some iconic buildings such as the Montreal Biosphere, the 1967 Olympic Stadium and the Habitat 67 project designed by architect Moshe Safdie.

If you like Kubra’s illustrations check out her illustrations of Turkey for Skylife

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Montreal Biosphère

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Bonsecours Market

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Olympic Stadium, 1967

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Habitat 67, by architect Moshe Safdie

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Mount Royal

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La Ronde , Amusement Park

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Inspired by - Norway

The Flag of Flags

Posted by rod - 19.01.2015

M&C Saatchi Stockholm developed this super simple ad for Norwegian Airline. Norwegians are known for being very proud of their flag and Norwegian is very proud of their origin. Therefor it was a natural choice of using what M&C Saatchi calles “The flag of Flags”. Within the Norwegian flag they have discovered that five other countries which Norwegian flies to can be found, Thailand, France, Finland, Poland and the Netherlands. The print ad was featured in The Newspapers VG and Aftenposten during the New Years issue.

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Inspired by - Japan

The great wave of Kanagaw typeface

Posted by rod - 16.12.2014

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“The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, is a painting by famous Japanese painter Katsuhiko Hokusai. Aditya Tri’s created an illustrative typeface inspired by the painting.

 is Aditya Tri’s all-time favourite fine art. The iconic waves has inspired him to make an illustrative typeface. Aditya used Garamond for the base form of the font to give the same impression of the painting, which is elegant and classic.

via betype

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Inspired by - South Africa

What does being African look like?

Posted by rod - 11.12.2014

 

Renowned South African graphic designer Garth Walker asked himself “What does being African look like?” in 1994 when he started his magazine “ijusi”.

“Ijusi is an experimental magazine first published in the early years following South Africa’s first democratic elections circa 1994. From the beginning ijusi posed an important question: “What makes me South African, and what does that ‘look’ like?”, gradually piecing together the various cultural dichotomies and social potentialities that have evolved following Apartheid’s demise.”

via: designweek

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