Be Inspired! (By Everything) 14

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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. He can be found on Twitter as well.

Welcome to the fourteenth Be Inspired. I’ve decided to extend to a fortnightly occurrence to let me build up a better collection of inspiration. This week features a healthy mix of print, packaging and video, if you do nothing else with this post, at least watch the first video, it’s brilliant. But of course it’s all good, so take a look and I hope you enjoy.

Sam O’Hare: Coachelletta

Tilt shift is an effect that just won’t go away, and when it can be applied so beautifully, I’m in no rush to see it gone.

Momkai: Creatie Magazine

Creatie is a platform for creatives and combines a magazine, website, newsletter and live sessions. It’s published 6 times a year and aims to unravel the creative process behind the work of photographers, art directors, copywriters, illustrators and more.

Kleivan Schnitler: Steen-Hansen AS

“Steen-Hansen is a one of the oldest paint factories in Norway”. This is a perfect example of why I feel packaging needs to be minimalist, to only what is necessary; Colour, brand and type of paint. Saying that coverage would probably be useful as well, maybe it’s round the back.

Eric Power: Tatooine

Papercut stop motion animated music video for the Jeremy Messersmith song ‘Tatooine’. The animation is perhaps a bit basic but it’s a great accompaniment to the soothing vocals.

Ferocious Quarterly Journal

“Ferocious is a curated, quarterly publication that collects illustrators, graphic artists, short fiction authors and written text”. I do love these sort of theses, ordered myself a copy, hope it’s as good as It’s Nice That or the Process Journal. Who ever said print was dead?

Linde Design: Migros Magazine

“Some editorial illustrations I did for the Migros supermarket customer magazine in Swiss.” Charming little character isn’t he, it’s the contrast of colours that got me, really stands out.

Jeksel: Birdy Juice

“Concept for Packaging design for Birdy-Juice with 3 different fruit flavors. The idea is still learning to fly and more work is coming soon”. Clever use of the flaps to make adorable little penguin cartons.

Sesame Street: Smell Like A Monster

It’s the Old Spice advert, but with monsters; Grover to be precise. That just about explains why you should watch it I feel. I admire how they’re keeping Sesame Street relevant and entertaining in the digital age with an excellent use of their YouTube channel.

Connect Design: Watch And Diary Book

Clever idea to put a clock in a notebook so you can plan out your days by the hour. Reminds me of the Diacarta iPhone app, but for the notebook, perfect.

Tobias Putrih

Boxes, lots of boxes. Seems to define most of his work but on closer inspection it’s the interplay and tessellation of geometric shapes that seems to inspire him. Couldn’t find any more information about his process or why he does what he does, but I love it.

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.