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Inspired by - Europe

Airbnb European city illustrations

Posted by rod - 08.10.2013

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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

Baklawa & Halawa poster

Posted by rod - 07.10.2013

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

Herencia Mexicana

Posted by rod - 04.10.2013

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 packaging design

Posted by rod - 03.10.2013

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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

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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

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Concept Bottle
- 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

Storyline
-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.

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Concept Label
- sources of icons inspiration: Brazilian crafts, fruits, instruments, Brazilian iconic buildings, Brazilian literature, Brazilian traditions, customs and sports
- style: Minimal HardEdge,neopop

Storyline
-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.
Conclusion
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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via packagingoftheworld

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Inspired by - Indonesia

Explore Bali with Visa – illustration

Posted by rod - 01.10.2013

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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.

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Inspired by - World

MAPS | a journey around the world in pictures

Posted by rod - 30.09.2013

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Atlas composed of 51 maps full of details and curiosities, presenting 6 continents and 42 selected countries. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers and peaks but also the places of historical and cultural interests, eminent personalities, most characteristic animals and plants, ways of spending free time and many more fascinating features.

It took Hipopotam studio 3 years to create “Maps”. Aside of creating over 4000 illustrations they designed two type faces just for this book (Mrs White and Cartographer).

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Inspired by - Taiwan

Identity for the Type Directors Club annual exhibition in Taiwan

Posted by rod - 27.09.2013

Taiwan graphic designer Ken-Tsai Lee created the brand identity for the Type Directors Club Annual Exhibition in Taiwan. The Chinese inspired identity received a very distinct and unique type which also serves as the identities graphic element. Enjoy via lookslikegooddesign

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Inspired by - Indonesia

Indonesian phinisi boat transformed

Posted by rod - 26.09.2013

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The Indonesian Phinisi boat is a traditional two-masted sailing ship. Phinisi boats are mainly built by the Konjo tribe who live in Southern Sulawesi, Indonesia and would mainly be used for transporting cargo and for fishing. The Italian architect Sergio Supino transformed one of these traditional vessels into a super luxury party yacht called dragoon 130. via designboom

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Inspired by - Greece

Greek olive oil packaging design

Posted by rod - 25.09.2013

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Greek designer Dimitrios Panagiotidis created this Greek olive oil packaging design for Five Olive Oil called “An Emblem of Wisdom” The packaging design’s inspiration comes from the old greek paintings of the Olympic games. A host of archaeological evidence reveals the existence of olive trees in the Hellenic territory since the Neolithic era, namely 7,000 years ago. The olive has been considered by Greeks a blessed fruit since antiquity: an emblem of knowledge, wisdom, abundance, health, power and beauty. Legends, traditions, religious and athletic ceremonies have relied upon it. The olive branch was awarded to the winners of the Olympic Games since 776 B.C. and in antiquity it symbolized the peace and mandatory truce all over the world throughout the duration of the Games.

Designed by: Dimitrios Panagiotidis

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