Be Inspired! (By Everything) 10

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Craig Baldwin is a graduate graphic designer from the Winchester School of Art with a keen interest in print and publishing as well as blogging and web design. I can be found on Twitter as well.

Welcome to the tenth edition of Be Inspired! This week I seem to have been inspired by abstract paintings as they feature repeatedly without me really realising until I assembled the post. It’s an odd one really, I’m not always sure of their meaning but I can appreciate their mysterious virtues nonetheless, not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s nice to find inspiration in forms and colours, I try my best to find the artist’s explanation as they’re going to know best.

Anyway, hope you enjoy, especially the last item.

Bureau Of Betterment: Lan Su Chinese Garden

Produced as a guide to the Lan Su Chinese Garden this booklet features a die-cut cover and traditional Chinese scroll illustration and poetry.

Tyson Anthony Roberts: Paintings

“In my work, elements of abstract expressionism, color field painting and spontaneity are merged to form rural and urban scenes that appear to be in constant transition.”

Darren Custance: Designer Milk Packaging

Who said Milk packaging can’t be fancy? Oh, consumer demand and environmental efficiency. I see, well I like Darren Custance’s simplistic take on packaging for Milk even if there’s no use for it all the same.

RecycleNow: Cans

The whole range of illustrated animations on show on RecycleNow’s Vimeo page are all beautifully simple and clear, they’re informative to boot as well.

Zeitguised: Boolean Taxidermy

“Since 2001, Zeitguised has been the strange, obscure twin of contemporary zeitgeist imagineering.” I’m not really sure what is going on here, but I like it in some strange way.

Atelier Martino&Jaña

Newspaper produced for a Jazz festival taking place in the CCVF. Everybody loves a bit of newsprint, especially if it’s got a special gold ink on it as well.

Russell Leng: Landscape Paintings

“[Russel Leng’s] current work explores the relationship between constructed and natural terrains. Through various media, projects explore the freedom that sits precariously between these two forms of landscape and how it challenges the way we navigate the land.”

Mikael Fløysand: Everyday Magazine

“Everyday Magazine is a magazine about graphic designers & other creatives, focusing on the people behind the works rather than the work itself. The magazine tries to keep to what magazines do best, instead of trying to imitate what the internet already does better.”

When I first found this I thought this was a professional long term magazine but no, it’s the solo work of a graphic design student. I am in awe of its beauty, truly amazing stuff.

Craig is a graduate graphic designer from the Winchester School of Art with a keen interest in print and publishing as well as blogging and web design. Connect with him on Twitter.