Craig Baldwin is a recently graduated graphic design student at the Winchester School of Art with a keen interest in print and publishing as well as blogging and web design.

Welcome to the fifth edition of Be Inspired, last week I thought I achieved a fairly good balance of inspiration so I’ve tried to maintain that this week, hope it works.

I get through about 200 items each day from FFFFound, Design You Trust, Graphic Exchange and many more. If you feel you have some great work to share then feel free to email me; craigsbaldwin [at] gmail [dot] com.

Jude Landry: Jessica Hische Lecture

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In case you’re wondering Jessica Hische is a typographer known for her Daily Drop Caps project among other things, so when Jude Landry came to designing a poster for a lecture at the Mississippi State University it made sense for it to be an elaborate J drop cap.

Javier Bernales: Black Book

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Be Inspired! (By Everything) 05

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A delightful book that experiments with typography, illustration and data visualisation I love the simplicity and cleanness of the lines contrasted with the black sections, sometimes it’s good to just design for design’s sake.

Cristóbal Schmal: Nomono

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A nice bit of colourful, unusual illustration, I’m sure there’s a name to this sort of style because I’ve seen it before but it’s always good to see it used well, the use of type in the second one is excellent in my opinion.

Give Up Art: Benga

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Such simplicity, beautiful black and white photography that is perfectly reflected in the all black design of the album case with the most understated CD type.

Ruben Córdoba Schwaneberg: Melancoloric

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Although there are many other poster designs if you click the link I feel this one is the best of the lot, don’t those colours just remind you of a summer sky? Sort of reminds me of this video by Sam Miller.

Yum Yum: Digital Arts & 3D World Magazines

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Now I’m not really sure how these were made, whether they’re papercraft or 3D as their about page lists both and the second one does appear on the cover of 3D World Magazine so I guess it’s 3D but I’d really love to believe these were made by hand I guess that’d be too good to be true.

Scholz & Friends: Panasonic

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Be Inspired! (By Everything) 05

As the Compare the Market Meerkat would say: Simples.

Susanne Dunkel &Daniela Rota: Essence

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Well I’m not sure what it says (the green text appears to be in German, the black in French) but I can still appreciate the corrugated board covers contrasting with the off-white paper and vibrant green text. Plus it’s screen printed so bonus points for that.

Damian Ortega

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Be Inspired! (By Everything) 05

There isn’t a single website I could find that featured his work, the site I bookmarked for this post isn’t responding so I’ve just had to rely on Google Images but you get an idea of why I wanted to show you his work. Intricately detailed suspended sculptures that either use perspective or show a blown-up view of vehicles and the like.

Threadless: Let The Game Continue

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Really love the idea behind this.

4th Estate: This Is Where We Live

This is by no means a new discovery, it’s been on Vimeo for a couple of years already but I thought I’d revisit my Vimeo favourites and dig up some past treasure to end with.

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