Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Public Gothic and How to Sell a Font

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I’m not a freak about typography like many designers but I do get excited about great packaging. This morning while on Lovely Package I found myself duped by Antrepo. At first glance I thought I was admiring some gorgeous retro inspired oil cans. But, after closer inspection I discovered that I was in fact looking at a gorgeous sales pitch for their font Public Gothic.  Maybe there is something to this typography thing after all.

– Christian


lovely stationery

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The fabulous people from Lovely Package (hands down one of my favorite inspiration sites) have launched Lovely Stationery where they share the very best in stationery design.

The Gaslight District Identity

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Because I’m in the midst of an Identity design myself, I’ve been coming across a ton of new work. This project done by Bethany Heck is one of my recent favorites.

Still…nothing compares to the work done for Cavalier Essentials. When I’m done weeping because I didn’t think of first, I’ll be ready to talk about it.

– Christian

Do Nothing For 2 Minutes

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

2 minutes doesn’t seem like a lot of time. But, if you take the time to savor each second it feels surprisingly long. In the world of faster, more, and now…I found the site Do Nothing For Two Minutes quite enjoyable. The site simply asks that you do nothing other than listen to crashing ocean waves for 2 minutes.  I’ll admit I did not pass the test the first time. But, that was only because I was trying to turn up the volume on my computer.

How will you use your two minutes?  Perhaps you’ll use the two minutes to think of about your next project to make. Or perhaps you’ll listen to the waves and transport yourself to another life.

– Christian

nomoco illustrations

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Beautiful illustrations by Nomoco. Nomoco was born in Fukuoka, Japan and currently lives in London. Nature and the French Horn are her inspiration. She enjoys experimenting with various materials and craft-work in her works. For the past few years, she has been especially keen on playing with ink and its organic movement. View more of her work here.

images via here

pop chart lab

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Beautiful infographics posters by Pop Chart Lab—a collaboration between a book editor and a graphic designer that seek to put the world in charts. Looking forward to their next chart creations.

AND I’m pretty sure I need to own the Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names.

via World Famous Design Junkies

french paper sample room

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010



French Paper Sample Room is a collection of awesome design work printed on French Paper—a great source for inspiration. Here are some of my recent favorites from the site.

like i give a frock

Friday, March 19th, 2010


Just received my copy of Like I Give a Frock in the mail so that I can participate in Mrs. Lilien’s book club. I scanned through it quickly and it looks like it has some great illustrations. Yay for new inspiration! Can’t wait to spend more time with it over the weekend. AND if you haven’t checked out Mrs. Lilien’s blog it’s quite fabulous—one of my new favorites because of her exquisite fashion sensibility.

Have a great weekend!

what inspires you?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010


What inspires you? Recently I was asked to handwrite the answer to this question on a blank piece of paper for a internal work project. (I’ll update you later with the final project from all of these answers.) It’s a hard question for me to answer because I feel like I am inspired by pretty much everything! Anything from patterns in nature to a beautiful photo from a wedding to marc jacobs new collection—it all gets my wheels turning. All in all, I felt like I gave a nice summary of some of my favorite everyday sources.

I also keep monthly inspiration folders on my desktop to house anything and everything that tickles my fancy. Problem is I didn’t keep track of the sources for these images. (I’ll try to fix that this year.) The monthly folders are a great way for me to see design trends and they serve as a great reference if I need inspiration fast. Here are some of my favorites from 2009.


And now I’m dying to know what inspires you? Any daily rituals before you starting creating? Please share…