- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- DR of the Congo
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- Pacific Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
Inspired by - Europe
Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa illustrated a complete alphabet using the famous monuments from each cities and making a type of hand drawn collage with it. The ABC illustration series of European cities was made as part of an exhibition in Tokyo at the Tokyu Art Gallery in Shibuya. All the letters are drawn with ink and then watercoloured.
Here is the list of the cities:
Amsterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dublin (Ireland), Edinburgh (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland), Helsinki (Finland), Istanbul (Turkey), Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), Kiev (Ukraine), London (UK), Madrid (Spain), Naples (Italy), Oslo (Norway), Paris (France), Quimper (France), Rome (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Toulouse (France), Utrecht (Netherlands), Venice (Italy), Warsaw (Poland), Xanten (Germany), York (UK), Zagreb (Croatia)
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Inspired by - Netherland
Amsterdam Railway System takes a motif from tulip, the Dutch symbol. With the Centraal Station at the center, lines of tram, metro, and railway spreads out like the stamen and pistil of the flower. The IJssel (Het IJ, river) forms the petals, and layers of fan-shaped canals complete the tulip. Designed by zero per zero via theeuropeanpost
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Inspired by - India
Kannada is an MA project by Divya Venkatesh attempting to provide typographic standards (relating specifically to letterform anatomy) for the Kannada script. It has been inspired by similar work done for the Devanagari script by Indian type experts: Mahindra Patel, S.V Bhagwat, and Bapurao Naik. As well as offering a means of identifying constituting letter parts, this book also offers a brief history into the evolution of the Kannada script, and how it functions structurally.
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Inspired by - Greece
Canadian designer Jan-Guillaume Blais designed the visual identity for an olive oil that comes straight from the Greek city of Nileas. Nileas is also the brand name. The design of the packaging was inspired by the Greek ancient pottery and architecture and not to forget the its national colours blue and white.
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Inspired by - Ethiopia
Over the Christmas holidays I traveled to Ethiopia which is located in the Horn of Africa. Whilst visiting the tribes of the Omo Valley in the south-west of the country, we past through dozens of medium to small towns and villages. It was amazing to see that the digital printing age hasn’t really arrive into this part of the country. Most shop, street signs or adverts were were still hand painted. Most of you most probably know that India is still big on Hand painted signs such as these. One of the characteristics of the Ethiopian hand drawn signs is off course the Ge’ez script or Amharic language, which is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic.
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Inspired by - England
Made in Britain is nonprofit organisation that was fist launched in 2011 by British cooker manufacturer Stoves. The company gathered around one thousands business that would promote products made in the UK. In 2013 London based branding agency The Partners were commissioned to redesign the logo which student Cynthia Lee first designed.
“Taking inspiration from the Union Flag, the new marque works as a directional device as well as a logo in its own right and has been designed to work across a range of media, materials and sizes to ensure it can be used by manufacturers of a wide range of products. It has also been designed to be localised by county or region.”
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Inspired by - France
With an ironic and iconic look: the box became a guillotine and the colours of the French flag served to reinforce the identity of the wine. Both labels feature parts of paintings that have become well known for portraying the French Revolution (from Eugène Delacroix and Jacques-Louis David).
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Inspired by - China
Inspired by the gorgeous yet warm atmosphere of the dining room in a Shanghai villa, of Shanghai Po Po 336 is a modern and chic restaurant serving luxurious home style Shanghai cuisine. 336 symbolizes the number plate of Grandma’s house (Po Po means Grandma), and has similar pronunciation as Xie Xie Nong in Shanghai dialect, meaning to say Thank You to families or customers. The restaurant identity is a mixture of Mandarin and English, illustrations, symbols, logos. Designed by Ken Lo
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Inspired by - Japan
If you have a love for cities and type, you should check out the Show us your type site. Below are some of the submitted entries of Japans capital Tokyo. The cool thing about Tokyo is that there is so much culture, history and other suff which designers can take inspiration from. If its the bright neon lights, Gorzilla, or its ancient temples and shrines. Some of my favourite posters are the energetic manga Tokyo poster and the simple Tokyo type that transforms into Japanese script. In the past CR has featured some of the Hong Kong, Cairo and Berlin posters.