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Inspired by - Vietnam

Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-2000

Posted by rod - 24.06.2014

Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-2000

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

     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 etapesVietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20001The 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 etapesVietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20009Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20004 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20005 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20007 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20003 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20006

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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.”

Mexican cantina branding - Aguafuerte

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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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Inspired by - Greece

Ouzo packaging design – taste of Greece

Posted by rod - 18.06.2014

Ouzo packaging design - taste of Greece

Greek design agency Dolphins // Communication Design recently developed the packaging design for the Ouzo Mitilini. The agency was commissioned to design five bottle, each featuring a different illustration that embodies Greece.

“The design aims at the differentiation from the competition in the field of souvenirs. Ouzo is one of the defining drinks of Greece, to a point that it is now deemed to be a stereotypical choice. This is the reason why images and symbols which are closely connected to the Greek tradition and culture were used. The tone of the illustration, although inspired by the ancient black-figured vessels, maintains an alternative and vivid code of aesthetics.”

via thedieline

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Inspired by - Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan newspaper ink repels mosquitos

Posted by rod - 17.06.2014

This is such a fantastic example where a great and simple idea can save lives. The Mawbima newspaper, one of Sri Lanka’s most popular newspapers has created the worlds first Mosquito repellant papers. The entire newspaper was printed mixing ink and the natural citronella essence, a natural and effective mosquito repellent. Over the past couple of years Dengue fever has had quite a tremendous effect in Sri Lanka infecting 30,000 peole alone in 2013. So someone had to inform and something had to be done.

Mawbima teamed up with Leo Burnett Sri Lanka to create the campaign which first included a series of print ads, showing mosquitos behind letter of the local Sinhalese script (language). After the initial campaign which was really successful especially the bus shelters which were covered in citronella, the newspaper printed the entire morning and evening newspaper using the mix for World Health Day.

The newspaper was sold out by 10am although they increased the volume. They saw a 30 percent increase in sales, along with 300,00 increase in readership. Not only were the people protected but they could also read about Dengue fever.

via psfk

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Inspired by - Hong Kong

The dying art of Hong Kong’s neon signs

Posted by rod - 16.06.2014

Hong Kong’s museum for visual culture recently created a documentary and an online exhibition about Hong Kong’s neon signs. In addition to that the M+ museum received over 2,700 photos from fans who took pictures of the iconic signs.

 

Pretty much any business in Hong Kong had or still uses a neon sign from drugstores, banks, restaurants, bars, clubs, video game parlours etc. What these signs symbolise is a hallmark of prosperity. What would Hong Kong be with out neon signs? As one guy says right in the begging of the documentary – “Without neon lights the city is like a ghost town”.

 

Producing and designing neon signs was at its hight during the 1980s-1990s and is unfortunately or fortunately a dying art. The signs still retain their charm if they work, but for a lot of them the light has gone off. Check out the video and the rest essays and photos on neonsighgns.hk via Creative Review

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Inspired by - USA

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Posted by rod - 26.05.2014

There is something special about illustrated travel posters which make you want to get up and explore the country. Steven Thomas created a bunch of Travel posters titled See America for Print Collection, in the spirit of the 1930’s originals featuring many of America’s most notable landmarks.

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Sequoia National Park.

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Niagara Falls State Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Acadia National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Everglades National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Grand Teton National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Joshua National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park

See America travel posters by Steven Thomas

Badlands National Park

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Yosemite National Park

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Inspired by - Australia

Australian packaging design Manikay

Posted by rod - 12.05.2014

 

 

US based design studio Cult Partner were inspired by the paintings and culture of the Australian Aborigines which influenced their Manikay Wine packaging design.

“The Aboriginal people of Australia have been singing Manikay for centuries. Manikay are a series of songs, passed down through generations from the ancestors containing knowledge essential to their way of life. They often celebrate the natural rhythms of the land, and the plants, animals and people that inhabit it. The hand-drawn and silkscreened dot pattern on the bottle symbolizes the musical rhythm of the Manikay and the visual rhythm the hillside vineyard rows take on before harvest in the Barossa Valley of Australia.

Positioned to appeal to affluent millennials looking for a non-traditional wine offering, the resulting look is distinctly Aboriginal Australian, but with a slightly abstract and modern feel.”

via the Dieline

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