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Inspired by - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo city illustrations

Posted by rod - 24.04.2014

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Illustrator Masina Nina created these lovely illustrations for her home town Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cool thing is that she not only created a dedicated blog about her city illustrations called sarajevodingbats but she also gets them onto tote bags, mugs and other items. Keep up the good work.

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Inspired by - Mexico

Mexican inspired book cover design by Cherry Bomb

Posted by rod - 23.04.2014

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Mexico City based design studio Cherry Bomb were commissioned to created the book cover designs for publisher Pearson Education. In total there are three covers but the one which inspired me the most was the Mexican inspired book cover design which incorporates things from the past and present. I really like that they featured a Mayan temple which back in them days was innovation and then combining it with a touchscreen tablet. The simple flat illustration style with the fresh colour pallet give the covers a playful and appropriate look and feel. Check out more Mexican inspired art and design here.

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Inspired by - China

Chinese Teassert packaging design

Posted by rod - 22.04.2014

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The Chinese Teassert packaging design was designed by Toronto design student Lily Kao.

The origin of Dim Sum is linked to the tradition of Yum Cha – tea tasting. The earliest tea houses originated in Guangzhou, China. They were a lot like diners: small, roadside establishments that served tea along with a bit of sustenance for weary travellers or rural workers. People later discovered that tea can aid in digestion.

Therefore, teahouse owners began to add more snacks to the food selections. Teassert is a look-a-like food package that incorporates the idea of Dim Sum into packing tea leaves (Oolong tea and Pu-Erh tea) and snacks (dark melon seeds and roasted peanuts). The package itself has multiple re-use functions, including Siu Mai recipe, book marks, coasters, and usable bamboo steam baskets for cooking. The package instruction includes two languages – English and Mandarin.

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Inspired by - Indonesia

Indonesia etc. book cover illustrations

Posted by rod - 21.04.2014

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London based Illustrator Rod Hunt created the book cover illustrations for the Book Indonesia etc. by elizabeth Pisani, Art Direction by Michael Salu.

Where on earth can you take tea with a corpse, go hunting for whales, bunk down in a sulphurous volcano and incur the wrath of a crocodile whisperer? For encounters with the unexpected, look to Indonesia.

In 1945, Indonesia’s declaration of independence promised: ‘the details of the transfer of power etc. will be worked out as soon as possible.’ Still working on the ‘etc.’ seven decades later, the world’s fourth most populous nation is now enthusiastically democratic and riotously diverse. Over 65 million Indonesians use Facebook, though 80 million live without electricity. It is one of the richest and most enchanting countries on earth, but is riddled, too, with ineptitude and corruption.

Elizabeth Pisani, who first worked in Indonesia 25 years ago as a foreign correspondent and came back a decade later as a medical researcher, set out in 2011 to rediscover its enduring attraction, and to find the links which bind together this impossibly disparate nation. She travelled for over a year, covering 13,000 miles by land and sea, dropping in on local potentates and staying with farmers and fishermen, and nomads and nurses, often on islands too small to appear on a map.

Indonesia Etc. Pisani weaves together the stories of Indonesians encountered on her journey with a considered analysis of Indonesia’s recent history, corrupt political system, ethnic and religious identities, stifling bureaucracy and traditional ‘sticky’ cultures. Fearless and funny, she gives a compelling and sharply perceptive account of a captivating nation.

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Inspired by - World

Touristic icon design

Posted by rod - 11.04.2014

South Korean gradual designer Yoon J Kim created these lovely touristic icon designs, and are part of a mobile travel app which she is preparing for her graduation work.

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Inspired by - Switzerland

Appenzeller Alpenbitter a Swiss classic

Posted by rod - 10.04.2014

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Emil Ebneter founded the Appenzeller Alpenbitter AG in 1902. He opened a spirit store and created alcoholic drinks which one couldn’t drink anywhere else. One of these drinks was the famous Appenzeller Alpenbitter that  uses a total of 42 selected herbs. The recipe has remained unchanged ever since the beginning and is a well-kept family secret. The drink which originates in the Appenzell canton in the northeast of Switzerland. The label design was inspired by the iconic alpine hut Gasthaus Aescher – Wildkirchli which is situated in Appenzellerland.

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Inspired by - China

Mingren Mingyan Chinese tea packaging

Posted by rod - 09.04.2014

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The Chinese tea Mingren Mingyan originates in the Fujian Province, near the Wuyi mountain. This area is also the root to Chinese tea culture. Translated the name ‘Mingren’ means tea maker or the man who sampling tea; ‘Mingya’ means the geographical location of tea growth and the special conditions of the land that gives rise to the unique flavor of the tea produced.

This Chinese tea packaging was designed by Beijing design agency One & One design. According to thedieline the design of the MINGYIN tea collection is as followed:

“The design of the word ‘Ming’ is inspired by an ancient form of Chinese art – rock rubbing. It is also representative of the Chinese culture, linking tea growth to China’s history. In content, ‘Ming’ could be loosely translated to ‘well-known’, again the two collections are tied up in a subtle way.

In the design of the logo, we have highlighted ‘艹’ (grass) of the word ‘茗’ and ‘山’ (mountain) of the word ‘岩’. It is only in the wild nature, between the heaven and earth, may we find the best tea plantation.”

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Inspired by - Indonesia

Jakarta Illustrated Map

Posted by rod - 08.04.2014

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Indonesian designer Retno Hadiningdiah created this Jakarta illustrated Map for Nike ASEAN. Nike ASEAN held a Country Leadership Team Meeting in Jakarta with attendees coming from all around Southeast Asia. This illustrated map was handed out to the attendees along with some information about the city as their guide to the city during their whole stay.

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Inspired by - Japan

Japanese Kanji giff

Posted by rod - 07.04.2014

Tokyo COGLab created these fantastic Japanese Kanji Giff animation. The animations represent the different landscapes through the Japanese writing system Kanji. The type landscapes illustrate the tree, river, temple and gates of the Japanese city of Kyoto. Check out the full video animation here.

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kanji【門】 gate Japanese Kanji giff

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kanji【雨】 rain Japanese Kanji giff

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kanji【竹】 bamboo Japanese Kanji giff

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kanji【木】 tree Japanese Kanji giff

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kanji【間】 room Japanese Kanji giff

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kanji【寺⁵】 five story pagodas Japanese Kanji giff

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kanji【布】 shop curtain Japanese Kanji giff

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kanji【傘】 umbrella Japanese Kanji giff

 

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