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Inspired by - India

Taj Vivanta illustration set

Posted by rod - 29.09.2014

Mumbai based illustrator Lokesh karekar had the honour to create a set of eight illustrations for the Taj Vivanta – Luxury hotels.

These works were orchestrated to cover all the activities in and around various Taj Vivanta Properties in one strong symbolic element. Each illustration represents a particular property and depicts indian culture in a simple and contemporary way.

Each illustration piece is created in a unique style which reflects the essence of the location of the hotel. For example, the Jodhpur ‘Vintage Car – illustration’ was influenced by mirror work from Rajasthan. ‘Diya’ visual was influenced from the installation of 1000 lights in the Kumarakom hotel.

‘Banana Leaf’ of Coimbtore was influenced by the south indian Rangoli style.

The task was to visualize each activity in a minimalistic, simplistic manner and creating a balanced composition of elements. The detailing of the elements makes the series engaging and interesting to look at.

If you like Lokesh work check out this excellent ChaiTime tea label illustrations.


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Inspired by - India

Duke of Delhi packaging design

Posted by rod - 26.09.2014

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London based design agency Bright Green Brands created this lovely packaging design and visual identity for the Duke of Delhi, mixing the rich culture of India with a hint of Britishness. The illustrations where created by Vanessa Wright

Barney Bryant has the following to say about the process:

“While pondering on the new identity I wondered who the Duke of Delhi might be: Was he an Englishman in India, or an Indian in England? And how would he travel? I decided that a horse-drawn royal carriage would be suitable in Britain or, if in India, then by royal elephant. Seeing my sketches in front of me, it just suddenly seemed the most obvious thing to do – put the two together, mixing the eccentricities of both cultures in one simple logo.”

Having had success with the biscuit packaging, Bright Green Brands where asked to create a new product – Delhi Mix – a Bombay mix with a quirky British twist, packaged in ‘tif in-style tins.

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Inspired by - Spain

Canary Islands tourism illustrations

Posted by rod - 24.09.2014

The Canary Islands tourism Board hired Mads Berg and six other renowned illustrators from seven different countries to help capture the Spanish Canary islands archipelago throughout their own experiences and artistic medium. Each of the artists were given an island to draw. Mads had to illustrate El Hierro.

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Inspired by - Poland

Warsaw Rising

Posted by rod - 22.09.2014

Polish web design agency Bright Media came up with the concept and developed the Warsaw Rising website in cooperation between the Topography of Terror Foundation in Berlin and the Warsaw Rising Museum for the anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. If you love history, interesting user experience and great design this site is something for you. Learn about the history of the city once known as Paris of the north.

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Inspired by - Vietnam

Viet Ha Beer packaging design

Posted by rod - 18.09.2014

VietHa Beer packaging design

Whilst working at Richard Moore Associates, Linh Lee had the chance to work on the brand identity and packaging design of Viet Ha beer, which is based in Vietnam.

The new design not only had to be modernised, but also had to transmit both a friendly and authentic feeling to its target audience. The beer’s symbol originates from the Don Son bronze drum and features the Lacviet bird. By redesigning the bird and adding the two barley strands it communicated a more sophisticated beer language. Parts of the Don Son bronze drum was also used to create patterns which were placed around the beer can. The word mark kept its red colour and it received a embossed look. A custom slab type was designed and replaced the previous condensed font. One element which I think is a shame that was lost are the diacritical marks over the “e” and “a”. From a visual point of view it would have been more authentic Vietnamese if they would have included them. Having said that, I’m no expert in Vietnamese language.


What do you think of the redesign?

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Inspired by - Mexico

Central American inspired Mural installations

Posted by rod - 16.09.2014

Central American inspired Mural installations

Melissa Godoy Nieto created a series of mural installations that were inspired by Central American imagery, temples, and Mexican textiles. The exhibition was held at the general public part of Pictoplasma Festival, Berlin 2012, Photos by Kate Kornberg.

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Inspired by - Spain

Barcelona with an iPhone

Posted by rod - 15.09.2014

Barcelona with an iPhone

Belgium graphic designer Steven Maquinay traveled to Barcelona, Spain together with his iPhone, as you would do. Along the way he took a bunch of pictures which he turned into cool little Giff animations.

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Inspired by - World

14 Awesome City posters

Posted by rod - 03.09.2014

The simplicity makes these city posters so awesome. Dublin based design studio me&him&you illustrated 14 cities from around the world. Each posters had to be identified by 3 iconic buildings and one drink or dish. In addition the studio chose to use only black. The cities which are represented here are London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, Barcelona, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, Stockholm, Toronto, Boston, Dublin, Paris and Hong Kong. Each poster is silk screenprinted and signed onto 450x640mm 190gsm Rothmill Cream paper.

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Inspired by - England

Animated London city guide

Posted by rod - 01.09.2014

Following on from the awesome animated New York city guide. Here is the London city guide. the animation was created by Uk motion designer Al Boardman for Kaplan International. Kaplan asked 535 of their London students what they thought would be a dream day in the English capital. The 8 most popular ones where transformed into a beautiful animation.

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