Inspiration on a Monday #8

According to the meteorologists, the first Monday of autumn is here! Unless of course, you are in the southern hemisphere, in which case it heralds the arrival of spring. Either way, the weather can usually be unpredictable at this time of year, a bit like today’s post, which features inspiration from many different areas of design. One constant this week is that all the designs here are featured on Behance, and I’ll provide links to click on along the way.


Briefcase by Anagrama

Briefcase Identity by Anagrama

Briefcase Identity by Anagrama (Business Cards)

The Mexican industrial studio Briefcase has a new identity, and it’s a very striking one at that! What inspires me here is the contrast, not only in the black and yellow colour scheme that draws on safety tape, but the contrast between the two typefaces that are used throughout. Click here to read more about the work and to see more images of it.


Volkswagen Technical Illustrations by Jim Hatch

Volkswagen Technical Illustrations by Jim Hatch

Volkswagen Technical Illustrations by Jim Hatch

Jim’s breathtakingly detailed and photorealistic technical illustrations immediately appealed to me when I saw them and instantly merited a place here. The level of detail extends from ‘just‘ a side view to cutaways illustrations where the structure, mechanicals and interior all become visible. Click here to see more of these wonderful illustrations.


Vocation Brewery by Robot Food

Vocation Brewery Design by Robot Food

I’ve featured quite a few alcohol-based designs on here over the last couple of weeks, so I wasn’t planning on putting in any for a while, but then I saw this design by Robot Food and was swayed! The black and white illustrations are offset very well against the bold colourful typography, which becomes the dominant force of the design. Click here to read and see more.


NSB Railroads Illustration by Mattias Adolfsson & Snorre Martinsen

NSB, Norwegian Railroad illustration by Mattias Adolfsson & Snorre MartinsenNSB, Norwegian Railroad illustration by Mattias Adolfsson & Snorre Martinsen

This illustration stood out to me as a good old-fashioned illustration that has been drawn and coloured by hand. It shows that while digital design is now far more common, the traditional style still has plenty of merits, a couple of which being the charm and quirks you can’t really replicate digitally. Click here to see more detailed shots of this illustration.


Iceland Aerial Landscapes by Jakub Polomski

Iceland Aerial Landscape Photography by Jakub Polomski

I rarely find photography that I would call inspiring, but I would apply it to Jakub’s stunning photography of Iceland’s stunning landscapes. Click here to see the rest of his photographs.


Art Toys 20 by Malet Thibaut

Art Toys 20 by Malet Thibaut

Art Toys 20 by Malet Thibaut

Modelled on the iconic LEGO mini figure, Malet’s handmade wooden figures are limited to just 20, so this is a very exclusive product. Aside from being a beautiful crafted object, it’s the small details that stand out, one being how the numbers are applied to the base of the feet and another being the packaging which even uses wood shavings as protection. The hand-printed boxes are a lovely touch as well. Click here to see more images of this product and to read more about its creation.


A Set of Linocut Stamps for a Cafe by Alesya Nesolenova

A Set of Linocut Stamps for a Cafe by Alesya Nesolenova

A Set of Linocut Stamps for a Cafe by Alesya Nesolenova

To finish off this week’s blog post, I wanted to focus on a set of linocut stamps that have been hand carved, and cushion-mounted on a hand-crafted wooden block. The stamps stand out for how well they have been lovingly made as well as for the fact that they feature the most wonderful carvings, full of detail and style.

Advertisements