Friday, 24 September 2010

Relative Directions by Janine Rewell

One of my favourite graphic designers (and illustrators) is the Helsinki-based Janine Rewell, who has the most amazing portfolio in both graphic design and illustration. I've been looking at her project "Relative Dirctions" for quite som time now, and finally thougt I'd share it with you guys! "RELATIVE DIRECTIONS and the geometry of natural enviroment" is an art book that discusses the way people experience up/down, left/right, forward/backward. Make sure to have a look at her portfolio too - personally I really like her graphic design projects...
Enjoy and have a good friday!

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LAURA VÄINÖLÄ - Graphic Design Alphabet

I really like the alphabet of graphic design as big information cards, by finnish designer LAURA VÄINÖLÄ. Make sure to check out her other cool projects...

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

AvantGarde by Maxime Quoilin

Today I discovered the work of belgian designer and digital artist Maxime Quoilin, among these his project with posters/illustrations under the name AvantGarde (below). He just graduated last year (june 2009) and has already made a bunch of interesting illustrations and artwork, all very inspiring...
Check out the rest of his work here.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

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THE BOOKSHELF - Papercraft

I have an addiction to books and magazines, and why not share some of my favorites with you. From now on I will have a category called "The Bookshelf" with recommendations of some of my favorite books.

The first book I will recommend is also the newest one in my bookshelf - "Papercraft - design and art with paper" published by Gestalten. Sooo inspiring...
"Papercraft is an extensive survey on the insatiable trend of innovative art and design work crafted from paper. It explores the astounding possibilities of paper and gathers the most extraordinary creations – from small objects and figures to large-scale art installations and urban interventions as well as three-dimensional graphic sculptures from a vast spectrum of artistic disciplines ranging from character design, urban art, fine art, graphic design, illustration, fashion, animation and film. The book also includes a DVD with fun DIY printable templates for creating your own paper characters and toys as well as a curated selection of the best stop-motion animations."
Learn more here.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Mediterra Food Basket by Sheldon Hui

I really like packaging design and came across Sheldon Hui's "Mediterra Food Basket"-project – a food basket featuring various Mediterranean cuisine. To display the array of cultures, the food items were laid out in respect to their geographical origins. The names of each region and province is set into a typographic map. Found via

Monday, 13 September 2010

CIRCUS London Bar & Restaurant

Cool design at London Bar & Restaurant, CIRCUS.
Also make sure to check out their website -
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Kähler USB key

I just discovered these amazing ceramic USB keys from the danish brand Kähler, designed by the Spanish ceramist Helena Rohner. The USB key is disguised as a necklace with a ceramic pendant. The price is DKK 399,-. 
Personally I love the idea of having your USB close when needed, and like the Yellow or the Magnolia-Pink round one and since I’m always in lack of space on my USB keys, this will be a reasonable buy. At least I'll keep telling myself that... Check them out here: Kä


Sunday, 12 September 2010

Stack of books

Stack of books in lovely colors...

Powerful Packaging Design

Some years ago The Cool Hunter made a post about powerful packaging design, and since I still find them relevant and inspiring, I'll show you some of my favorites...