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Inspired by - Middle East

Persian shoe concept

Posted by rod - 03.07.2014

 

 

NYC Graphic Design Anton Repponen came up with this rather interesting concept of recycling old Persian carpets and turning them into Persian shoes. Would you wear them?

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Inspired by - Brazil

Brazil’s world cup stadiums illustrated

Posted by rod - 02.07.2014

Portugese illustrator André Chiote did an awesome job illustrating five of the 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil. Not only is the simplicity of the illustrations striking but also that André managed to keep them in the colours of Brazil, blue, yellow, and green.

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Inspired by - India

Mother India – Norway’s oldest authentic Indian restaurant

Posted by rod - 01.07.2014

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Mother India is Norway’s oldest authentic Indian restaurant, which opened its doors in 1993 by the Sharma family. The restaurant prides itself as still being a family run business and they regard themselves as cultural ambassadors. The new generation wanted to strengthen the restaurants position by improving various elements. One of the first things Oslo based design studio Brandlab, where I work at suggested was to emphasise the fact that Mother India is Norway’s oldest authentic Indian restaurant. This gave the designers a great amount of direction.

Brandlab did a complete revamp of the restaurant branding from the logo to the interior design. The logo is built up by three elements the first is the new symbol which is inspired by indian wood block and jewellery ornamentation. The second is the new customised wordmark which is based on the font Priori Serif. The font has been chosen because it had some characteristics found in the Devanagari script. This takes us to the third element which is the little golden Indian script which means Restaurant in Hindi. In addition to the logo a few symbols have been developed which highlight the key fact of being the oldest but also incorporating an illustration of the Mother India.

India is a place that has a lot of visual appeal and can be perceived as chaotic. In between the sophisticated and royal Indian design elements Brandlab incorporated collages which give this sense of organised chaos. The collages are a mix of the Sharmas’ family photo album, old indian stamps and photographs.

Designer by Rodney Boot

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Inspired by - Sweden

Blossa 2013 Glögg packaging inspired by traditional swedish art

Posted by rod - 30.06.2014

Glögg (spiced wine) has been around in Europe since the Middle Ages. In the 1890s, it became a Swedish Christmas tradition. Swedish mulled wine producer Blossa’s history began in 1917 and now sells 11 different varieties. The latest newcomer is the 2013 Blossa. Scandinavian Design Group had the pleasure to work on their packaging design which inspired by Dalecarlia, Sweden.

“The design inspiration for the Dalecarlia (Dalarna in latin) glögg was found in the famous kurbits paintings used for painting the traditional wooden carved Dala horses. Both the red color of the bottle and the blue color of the cork are colors that originate from the area, the Faluröd (Falu-red) and the Dalablå (Dala-blue).”

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Inspired by - Lithuania

Infographic guide to Lithuania

Posted by rod - 26.06.2014

Want to go to Lithuania? Check out this cool Infographic guide to Lithuania. Derby design studio Zazu created it and hopes you will find it useful when planing your trip to the north european country. The infographic includes how to get there. some general facts such as population, currency exchange traditional food, and some of their iconic sights to visit.

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Inspired by - Vietnam

Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-2000

Posted by rod - 24.06.2014

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The Paris museum Musée du quai Branly has set up an installation dedicated to Vietnamese propaganda posters from 1954 – 2000. The posters which come from the collections of the Museum of Women in Hanoi feature the roles of Vietnamese women both at work and in war.

The woman have arms in hand, in the three victorious wars against the French, Americans and Chinese, but also livestock, agriculture or industry. The installation brings together original sketches and hand-painted posters and silkscreen stencil.

via etapes

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Inspired by - Mexico

Mexican cantina branding – Aguafuerte

Posted by rod - 23.06.2014

Chihuahua, Mexico based yeye design studio designed the Aguafuerte Mexican cantina.

“El Aguafuerte is a canteen made “a la brava”. 
We seek to represent the essence of the rural Mexican drunk, one who is drowning in this agua fuerte bottle. Also, the place as a historical site, had a great weight of being a cultural icon of the city. We decided to rescue all the graphic sense of the time and we dipped into original resources to achieve real texture and achieve a fully Chihuahuan product. Guest artists who participated: Gerardo Vargas and Francisco Leon. We assisted Labor Studio to design some pieces for the space.”

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Inspired by - Czech Republic

Prague’s famous Carl’s bridge celebrated on Staropramen Lager can

Posted by rod - 20.06.2014

BBDO created a limited edition packaging design for the Czech Republic Staropramen Lager. The concept is to be able to build parts of Prague’s famous Carl’s bridge if you would drink 4 cans and set them together.

“We needed an idea that reflects Prague’s legends. The Idea. Cans are perfect building material. Everybody knows you can build a lot using cans only. We decided to build the famous symbol of Prague – Carl’s bridge. Every can is a piece of bridge. The Results. The client is planning to after launching in Ukraine & Russia in 20014 to also launch the Bridge edition in UK, Sweden and 4 other European countries.”

via nationaltraveller

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Inspired by - Vietnam

Saigon illustrations by Egregius

Posted by rod - 19.06.2014

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Egregius created a bunch of letter illustrations that are filled with typical moments, places and things of Saigon, Vietnam. This is an ongoing project which has up until now three letters S, A, and I, I guess the rest will be G,O and N to form the word Saigon. Via milkwithonesugar

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