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Inspired by - USA

Animated New York City guide

Posted by rod - 01.09.2014

Uk motion designer Al Boardman had the pleasure to work together with Kaplan International on their New York City guide animation. So what would you do in NYC? There is a ton to do and see and therefor Kaplan asked 355 of their students aged between 18 and 59 from 39 countries what they love to do. The top 8 things where used and transformed into a beautiful animation of the Times Square, SoHo, Little Italy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway, Madison Square Garden and The Meatpacking District. Kaplan were where so happy with the result, they translated the film into 12 other languages.

Also check out the London city guide animation

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Inspired by - World

Lufthansa – Passengers on tour illustrations

Posted by rod - 19.08.2014

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Lufthansa commissioned 14 illustrators from around the world to capture a specific destination they fly to. The campaign was brought to life by Plan.Net who had the challenge to come up with an online solution. The idea was the “Passengers on tour” competition using the format of the “Wimmelbild”, a well known form of german illustration which tells many stories in one bustling image. Each day a new destination (illustration) was revealed where the viewers had to find one Lufthansa passenger carrying a bag of suitcase. The participants where able to collect points and take part on daily give-aways. Amongst the 14 illustrators from 14 countries there was MUTI, Jori Van der Linde, Victo Ngai, Jilipollo etc.

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Inspired by - Africa

African Khulu Soap packaging

Posted by rod - 18.08.2014

African Khulu Soap packaging

South African design studio Fanakalo created these awesome African Khulu Soap packaging designs. By the looks of it Fanakalo was inspired by African barbershops, patterns and paintings.

“Khulu Soap is an original and authentic manufacturer of soaps infused with traditional African herbs and was the first to launch this type of product in South Africa after two years of experimentation with different combinations of herbs.

Hand made soap, infused with traditional wild herbs from the heart of Africa. There are 5 different soaps, each packaged and designed with a specific African theme.”

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Inspired by - World

Iconic buildings illustrated by Le Duo

Posted by rod - 13.08.2014

French illustrator Le Duo was asked by Ideat magazine to create a bunch of illustrations, representing three major themes: Furniture design, types of families, but also iconic buildings from around the world. Some personal favourits are the Guggenheim museum, MAC, and Centre Pompidou. Enjoy.

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Inspired by - Pacific Islands

New brand identity of the islands of Tahiti

Posted by rod - 12.08.2014

New brand identity of the islands of Tahiti

When ever I hear Tahiti I think of lush islands with easy going people and superb coral reefs. In addition I think Haiti for some reason and there the confusion starts. Where is Tahiti and where is Haiti. The two countries are thousands of miles apart, Haiti is next to Cuba and Tahiti is in the middle of no where between South America and Australia, below Hawaii. It is also known as French Polynesia. To get their storey across, the Tahiti Tourism office asked Futurebrand (Australia) to re design the new brand identity of the islands of Tahiti.

For an untrained eye you might think what have they changed and why. The new logo isn’t visually that far apart from the old one. But the slight changes in my eyes make a big difference. First of all they inverted the colours making the background white and the logomark blue, secondly they centred the text “The islands of” and thirdly the lettering on the wordmark has become more playful. But most importantly the “H”

McNeill said. “The meaning behind the considered treatment of the ‘H’ announcing ‘Hiti’ is very symbolic to the Tahitians as it means ‘gateway’, depicting the variety of multiple islands that comprise the entire territory of French Polynesia and forming the frontiers of the destination.”

To give it even more personality and strengthening the already embedded thoughts of potential visitors they created flower motifs. These motives are placed around ads, brochures, etc.

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Inspired by - New Zealand

New Zealand inspired Artesian Water packaging

Posted by rod - 11.08.2014

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If you think about New Zealand there will be a few that will pop into mind and perhaps one of them will be New Zealand’s nature, it’s pure and rawness. Marx Design used these assets to their advantage when they where asked to create a superior still and sparkling artesian water brand that would be sold in exclusive restaurants across China and New Zealand. As Marx Design descries, instead of going down the minimalistic design root they were inspired by the highly decorative nature of New Zealand’s historical stamps and early 19th century landscape art, romantic and heroic. The attention to detail is amazing from the beautiful cross hatching illustration to the decorative swirls that have a distinctive Kiwi feel and look to them.

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Inspired by - World

CITIx60 city guide books presented by 60 creatives

Posted by rod - 04.07.2014

viction:ary presents the new pocket-sized CITIx60 city guide books of Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York Paris and Tokyo. Each city is represented through the eyes of 60 creatives, bringing you a handpicked list of local hotspots, architecture, art spaces, shops markets, eating and entertainment. Not to forget, each insider city guide comes with a hand drawn cover and city map, drawn by talented artists.  via dexigner

viction:ary presents the new pocket-sized CITIx60 city guide books of Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York Paris and Tokyo. Each city is represented through the eyes of 60 creatives, bringing you a handpicked list of local hotspots, architecture, art spaces, shops markets, eating and entertainment. Not to forget, each insider city guide comes with a hand drawn cover and city map, drawn by talented artists. You can buy the guide books in the CreativeRoots bookshelf.

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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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