- 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 - Italy
Being the ancient cradle of the Greek civilization, Siracusa has always lived in an extraordinary fusion between myth and reality. Since the publication of “Antiche Siracuse” by Vincenzo Mirabella, the now Italian town, and particularly the Ortigia island, has become the ideal subject for an imaginative and creative representation which melt together reality and imagination. Visionary illustrated maps show an idealized city in which ruins of ancient monuments and medieval architectures are assimilated into each other with imaginary reconstructions of routes, districts and famous buildings. A real tribute which increased the city mythic imaginary and represented a huge attraction for European grand tourists of the eighteenth century. Designed by studio formagramma
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Inspired by - USA
This month the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce unveiled their new logo and brand identity. The new logo which was created by US designers Primo Angelia and Stapley Hildebrand features a characteristic “C” symbol. This symbol is made up of many small icons such as the golden gate bridge and the iconic tram, together they are meant to symbolise the city’s diversity.
“The Chamber’s vision and brand identity is centered on the principles that matter most to San Francisco’s business community and the economy – connectivity, innovation and collective action.”
In addition to the logo identity also received a tagline “Our City. Your Business.” the meaning behind the tagline is to convey the Chamber’s two-pronged mission to serve the interests of business and San Francisco.
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Inspired by - World
Limited editions are always fun because most of the time it means that the design agency who got commissioned to the the job can create something unique. Singapore design agency Innovation Kitchen together with illustrator Michael Ng. had the honours to create the Johnnie Walker Blue Lable ‘ Cityscape series’.
The design is aimed at the travelling whisky collector. Each of the gold-etched cityscape illustrations of New York, San Francisco, Los Angels, Mumbai, Singapore, and Hong Kong were featured on a limited number of bottles.
“The level of craft that goes into the illustrations was key in reflecting the premium quality, spirit and exclusivity of Blue Label. Part of the challenge was working with fine details on a limited label space; we extracted only the most iconic elements of each city to be arranged in a way that captured the true essence of each city. The result is a range of delightful keepsakes which serve as a beautiful reminder of your travels.” Innovation Kitchen Design Director Lewis Owen
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Inspired by - Cuba
Paul created an incredible film which he entirely shot handheld with a 5Dmk3 and 50mm.
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Inspired by - Europe
I love these city illustrations they reveal some of the cities most unique features, from it’s architecture, local food and drinks to history and culture. Airbnb created these illustrations to feature Europe’s 10 most hospitable cities. The move makes the site more than just a marketplace that connects travellers with people who want quality accommodation but also a site that acts like an agent who needs to inspire people to discover new and exciting destinations.
It is funny that I just recently found these illustrations seeing that I just signed up to Airbnb myself. Hoping to have my personal Oslo, Norway site up and running soon.
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Inspired by - Lebanon
Beirut designer Joumana Medlej created this poster called Baklawa & Halawa which features 42 pastries and desserts from Lebanon and the region. There is an English and an Arabic version + you can download each dessert illustration as an icon on his website. via denielleemans
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Inspired by - Mexico
The Herencia Mexicana Project commemorating Mexico bicentennial as an independent country ended up being: 200 Legados 100 Visiones, a board game in digital form that presented the idea of the 200 legacies in the shape of playing cards, some of which were illustrated by Hector Hernandez Galindo and Black Emperor ranging from movies, books, traditions, architecture, animals, and landscaping
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Inspired by - Brazil
Star Brasil is designed as an authentic and innovative iconic premium bottle, which synthesizes by shape, volume and color the essential features that define the cultural identity of Brazil:
- Brazil as the Unity of Diversity or a joyful syncretic culture
- Brazil as the coexistence of Past and Present, of Tradition and Modernity – Brazil as an anthropological and ethnographical Mosaic
- Brazil as a Harmony between Nature and Civilization, Religiosity and Science StarBrasil fully expresses in a stylish neo-pop syncretic manner the gathering of Old and New brazil-ness.
Designed by Radu Carnariu and alexandra Ghioc
StarBrasil – the urban Mosaic
Main Conceptual Tags
- Brazil as the Unity of Diversity or a joyful syncretic culture
- Brazil as the coexistence of Past and Present, of Tradition and Modernity
- Brazil as an anthropological and ethnographical Mosaic
- Brazil as a Harmony between Nature and Civilization, Religiosity and Science
- sources of inspiration: the Flag of Brazil, the Seal of Federal District, the percussion instrument Caxixi, the indigenous geometrical patterns, the urban Mosaic
- style: Polygonal Fusion
-designed as an authentic and innovative iconic premium bottle, StarBrasil synthesizes by shape, volume and color the essential features that define the cultural identity of Brazil
-its brazil-ness emerge from the masculine/feminine volumetric dynamic harmony and the invigorating chromatic resulted by quoting, adapting and combining various Brazilian emblematic images, symbols, shapes or cultural products and crafts
-the basic shape of the bottle generally evokes the Seal of Federal District, the indigenous geometrical patterns, but also a polygonal eponymous of the traditional caxixi
-the diamond shaped body of the bottle is inspired by the Brazilian flag rhombus, the very symbol of mineral wealth and prosperity
-on both rhomboidal sides of the bottle there are embossed mosaic shaped polygonal contours and surfaces which provides a new and ingenious method of labeling.
- sources of icons inspiration: Brazilian crafts, fruits, instruments, Brazilian iconic buildings, Brazilian literature, Brazilian traditions, customs and sports
- style: Minimal HardEdge,neopop
-inspired by the Brazilian flag yellow rhombus, the labeling areas suggest through the depths of the polygonal outlines a dynamic mosaic with a dominant blue circle in the middle, symbol of unity in diversity
-on almost each embossed surface determined by these outlines is printed a specific icon with a brief story behind.
-the main labeling concept was to generate through a random composition of specific Brazilian icons the impression of social and cultural wholeness
-this plenitude of icons gathered around the blue circle where the logo StarBrasil centers the global perception is a visual metaphor for Brazilian multi-layered historical civilization, an unique mosaic society.
Through the dynamic and creative interpretation of these motivational sources of inspiration and the vivid conceptual process in designing this both cultural and industrial product, we can conclude that StarBrasil fully expresses in a stylish neo-pop syncretic manner the gathering of Old and New brazil-ness.
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Inspired by - Indonesia
TBWA, Indonesia where responsible for the creation of the Indonesian ad campaign of the Go with Visa campaign for Visa. The ad agency commissioned Jakarta illustrator Bondan Gail to create the letters go. Bondan hand drew the letters and filled them with various typical and unique features such as the Barong and balinese temples that one encounters when exploring Bali.