Be Inspired! (By Everything) 16

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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 16th edition of Be Inspired! (By Everything), plenty of everything this fortnight, make sure you check out the first animation as it’s fantastic. Everything here is, but this animation is that little bit more special. Hope you enjoy!

Sébastien Henry: Le Royaume

As a student graduation film this is absolutely brilliant, I would have expected this sort of work to come from a professional animation house so for a group of students this is a terrific start /via Twitter

Minga: WTF?

A fun series of illustrations that depict the perfect ‘WTF?’ moment /via Tumblr

Sehsucht: Google Street View

A charming animation about Google’s street view guy and where he’s been that combines stop motion with 3D animation by the looks of it /via Fubiz

Lead Pencil Studio: Architecture And Spatial Inquiry

“Borrowing the effectiveness of billboards to redirect attention away from the landscape… this permanently open aperture between nations works to frame nothing more than a clear view of the changing atmospheric conditions beyond.” Stainless steel rods create this frame designed to promote clean air /via Yay! Everyday

Carli Shipley: HP Ink Refill

“In efforts to reuse, versus recycle, I designed a package that would enable the HP Ink consumer to send back their empty ink cartridge in the self addressed, same box that the new ink cartridge is bought in. Conceptually, HP would start a “refilling” option, where the user would order their next cartridge online ahead of time and receive a discount by entering a the code found on the box.” /via Packagings of the World

Sean Pecknold: BBC Knowledge – Honk If You’re Human

“A stop-motion animation for the BBC Knowledge. This was shot in-camera and in sequence from beginning to end.” /via Twitter

Moustaches Make A Difference

“Through the annals of history, scores of famous figures, renowned characters and admired personalities have had one thing in common. They all wore with pride that most masculine of marks. That most erudite of emblems. The most bodacious of badges. We’re talking, of course, about the moustache.” /via Fubiz

Daisuke Motogi Architecture: Lost In Sofa

A sofa designed to have things put in it, except with this sofa you won’t lose them…as long as you remember which slot you put it in /via Fubiz

Atelier Martino&Jaña: The Jazz 09 Journal

I love a bit Jazz, especially this beautifully designed Jazz journal. I do however have a feeling that I might have featured this before, writing in the name I recognised it (and the nuisance that n was last time) so I apologise if you’ve seen it before on here /via FFFFound

Christian Faur: Crayons

“My earliest memories of making art involve the use of wax crayons. I can still remember the pleasure of opening a new box of crayons: the distinct smell of the wax, the beautifully colored tips, everything still perfect and unused. Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain. Through a novel technique that I have developed, I again find myself working with the familiar form of the crayon.” /via Colossal

The Consult: Stack Architects

“With a nod towards most people’s earliest experience of architecture – building blocks – The Consult developed the name ‘Stack’. A crafted typographical treatment was established alongside a stacked logotype and solid icon, forming a unique graphical look to the identity.” /via FFFFound

Foreign Policy Design Group: Innolab

“Branding and packaging design for iPhone accessories label.” Nice use of plain board packaging and bright colours /via Lovely Package

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.