Instore displays to amaze
“Shotopop and JWT Shanghai put their heads together to create these in-store displays out of shoe boxes for sports-brand ANTA. 3 individual pieces were develop and built, made up from the cardboard of ANTA shoe-boxes, to represent 3 prominent Chinese Basketball players, sponsored by ANTA Multiple blunt blades and an eye infection later, the project ended up winning...
For my Sweetheart
This project was designed by Markus Olafen of Austria. “This is a personal project I realised for my girlfriends birthday. It is a magnetic dress-up puppet, made out of printable magnetic foil and cardboard. For the packaging I tried to use materials with a natural feeling to create a handmade-touch. As an inspiration I thought back to primary school when we made small cardboard puppets that...
Part of the Dunny 2011 Series. Eyeball on the left is the Rare Chase for this series :) - WT -
Stylish Bathroom Signs
Even bathroom signs can be beautiful. These were produced for Sevruga Restaurant by Malossol. Hand drawn illustrations were converted into vectors for vinyl decals which were then placed onto frosted glass for an elegant, but interesting finish. - KH -
Vedett is a Belgium beer which encourages you to become a part of the picture. The labels themselves are cool in a communist design sort of way, but on the back, you can submit your own photo online and possibly be featured on 1000 bottles. Sounds like fun, why not become part of “the cult of Belgium”? - KH -
Amusing Tshirt Designs
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Stunning Sugar Sachets
A first place winner in The Dieline Awards 2011, these sugar sachets are beautifully designed and presented. Mouse Graphics from Greece says they wanted to see if they could create sugar bags that would actually be used as decor items, and I think they’ve succeeded. “This work is a conscious attempt to literally interpret the pack content: ‘One spoonful of sugar’ -...
Vida E and 10and5 Competition
My entry for the Vida E and 10and5 Competition. Was featured in their round-up of favourite entries in week 4. - WT -
“Pronto is a chain of Italian restaurants based in Moscow. The logo refers to Roman mythology, Mercury’s winged hat which supports the meaning of restaurant’s name. At the same time, illustrations help to convey the peaceful and prepossessing atmosphere of the place.” We love the delicacy and simplicity of the design - elegant but still quirky. Designed by Darsha Karpenko, Russia -...
Design is Everywhere 3
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Elements of Existence
Artist: Nick Gentry Medium: Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood - KH -
Letterpress Prints by Alice Kok
Illustration by Dutch artist Alice Kok, printed by Blush Publishing in the UK. Dimensions: 220 x 320mm, letterpress printed onto Saunders 425gsm 100% cotton paper, Black & red ink. - KH -
The Power of Paper
The incredible (and often cute) paper cut-out illustrations of Jared Andrew Schorr. - KH -
This is what happens when you have way to much time on your hands. - KH -
Is Facebook on the way out?
Last month, nearly 6 million people in the U.S. deleted their Facebook accounts, bringing the total number of active users in the United States from 155.2 million to 149.4 million. Canada also lost 1.52 million users, and the U.K., Norway, and Russia lost over 100,000 users each. Here’s what tracking service Inside Facebook’s Eric Eldon had to say about the drop: “By the time...
Jimmy’s Iced Coffee Branding
Iced coffee as it should be served, funky designs and in a carton. - WT -
Created for Else Mobile Phones as half viral campaign, half official website content and commissioned by The Visionaire Group in LA. ‘The Time Has Come’ acts as an intro for the new mobile device. The entire campaign was shot on location in downtown LA and California. - WLR -
Camila do Rosario
“Camila do Rosário is an artist, and student of fashion, based in Florianopolis, Brazil. Camila has a masterful hand when it comes to generating fashion-influenced watercolor and pencil illustrations. Her portraits exude a feminine sensibility in both image and technique that is complimented by the employment of a unique color palette.” - KH -
Theory11 is your source for the latest and greatest magic tricks, but they also produce the most amazing range of playing cards. Here are just a few examples. JAQK Playing Cards Designed by Wine Farm JAQK Cellars. “A collector’s item. A masterpiece. The most elegant decks you’ve never seen.” deck ONE Industrial Edition Playing Cards designed by Homer Liwag ...
Freelance ain't Free
In the design world, we so often get clients pushing for better (cheaper) prices. I like to believe this is because they don’t understand the work, skill and time that goes into what we do, rather than a disregard for our training and talents, but there you have it. Students and freelancers have it even worse and are often viewed as “free labour” which is why it’s so great...
Yorokobu Magazine by Vicente García Morillo
In Vinvente’s own words: “The briefing for this project was to create something related to the word YOROKOBU which in Japanese means “to be happy”. This piece has been designed using pencil and lipstick. The only digital work used was in putting together the final composition elements. The techniques used help to create a product which is spontaneous and original. A return back...