This is the 17th release of Be Inspired. As I type I’m sort of snowed in which is a bit of a nuisance but then that’s Winter for you, or Summer if you’re in a different hemisphere. Anyway this week is jam packed with print, video, packaging and other oddities.

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Welcome to the fifteenth edition of Be Inspired! There’s plenty of print, packaging, illustrator and videos to get your teeth into this week. I’ve introduced sources this time around as I feel it’s important to credit the site that I originally found the work on. Enjoy!

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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.

It’s the unlucky 13th edition, unlucky because it’s taken me two weeks to gather together enough inspiration from my RSS feeds to make a suitable post. Don’t know what it was but I just wasn’t liking what I saw in my Inspiration folder in Google Reader.