Inspiration

Inspiration: Paper Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

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Eiko Ojala is a illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. He works mostly digitally and draws everything by hand. Within his work process Eiko likes to study the forms of shapes, and to work closely with light and shadow. He likes to keep his illustrations minimal and well-advised. Eiko combines consummate craftsmanship with a healthy sprinkling of wit. – See more at: http://abduzeedo.com/paper-illustrations-eiko-ojala#sthash.1kvQRNEM.dpuf

Inspiration: 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

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With the advent of ever-improving smartphone camera technology, the digital SLR’s exclusive dominance in the world of quality photography is slowly crumbling. Smartphone users around the world are proving that a good photographer’s eye is far more important for taking a good photograph than your photographic hardware, so the IPPAWARDS (iPhone Photography Awards) were created to recognize their efforts.

The photos in this competition, which was organized by Apple, need to have been taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad and cannot have been edited on any way by desktop software (device-based apps are allowed).

Take a look at the winners – maybe they’ll inspire you to take an amazing photo with your own smartphone!

Inspiration: 22 Powerful animal ad campaigns to make you think

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These advertisements address different types of issues, but they’re all about giving a voice to the voiceless. Most of us love animals, and yet we remain ignorant of or apathetic towards the abuse of domestic or circus animals or the extinction, poaching and over-harvesting of wild populations. If you’re an animal lover, consider putting your time or your money behind one of these noble campaigns!

There are lots of powerful animal ads out there, so if you’ve seen one that we missed, share it with us at the bottom of this post!

Branding: Daughters of the Empire branding

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Based in Vancouver, Canada, Daughters of the Empire is a clothing boutique representing a passion and love for quality pieces that last a lifetime. It features up-and-coming, innovative and independent designers from around the world in search for the finest, quality goods and garment. DOE is passionate about the lines they carry as well as the inspiring people behind these lines, which are handpicked to represent the shop.

Inspiration: Daniel Hopwood branding by Two Times Elliott

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Identity work for London-based interior design practice Daniel Hopwood. The project included logo generation, (with custom logotype and pictorial mark), stationery set and responsive website design and build.

Print processes such as blind de-bossing and a reduced colour palette were used to compliment his exclusivity within the market and help cement his position. Using 100% recycled paper stocks of varying weights and shades, help reinforce his practices beliefs of sustainability and quality.

Inspiration: The Imaginary Adventures of a Lazy Red Panda by El Diablo

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“The Imaginary Adventures of a Lazy Red Panda is a project to develop periodically, every two months there will be a short passage in the life of the Red Panda to eventually become a short story.

The stories are developed in less than 200 characters and have a surreal tint that is not exactly for children.The design and layout was inspired by the editorial design of the artist Jim Flora. The composition is a fundamental element because is intended to maintain simplicity giving more balance to the writing and the story itself.”

Inspiration: A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz

Created from nearly 4,000 pieces of metal scraps, Aslan (Turkish for Lion), is a recent sculpture by Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Yılmaz. The piece took nearly a year of work and involved hand-cutting and hammering of each individual metal piece. The final work weighs roughly 550 pounds (250kg). While we’ve seen dozens of artists use multiple components to create a final form, it’s worth noting how well the bent mental lends itself to the final shape of this impressive cat. You can see much more of his work on Behance.

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