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Cat Finnie, Goran Factory, and Rebecca Mills are just some of the illustrators to create October-themed beer bottle labels

2020-10-01T12:04:36+02:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

We first introduced you to the delightful Drip For Drip project by Wijtze Valkema back in 2016. Which is essentially "curated coffee cup trades with illustrator friends". The first edition dates back to 2014, when the swaps were one-for-one, always with initiator Wijtze. In 2018, the Netherlands-based creative launched an annual group show using October [...]

Melancholy photographs of abandoned office plants after the first lockdown was lifted

2020-10-01T12:04:15+02:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

As life and work stood still for many of us earlier this year, one thing we forgot to look after was our beloved plants left behind in offices and creative studios across the UK. It was something photographer Ricky Adam realised when he returned to work and discovered loads of neglected greenery. Picking up his [...]

Illustrator Roberto Blefari aka Hikimi dishes up bright illustrations to ‘make us feel good’

2020-09-30T12:05:13+02:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

If you're looking for something to make you smile today then please turn your attention to Roberto Blefari, a freelance illustrator from Turin, Italy. Working under the name Hikimi, his joyful artworks are bold, fun and full of positivity: "I create bright illustrations to make people of all ages feel good, using mild colours and [...]

A movie-type identity for a Barcelona production firm is inspired by a love of cinema

2020-09-30T12:04:57+02:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Barcelona studio Full Circle Karma has taken inspiration from the world of cinema to craft the new identity for BLUA, a local production company. Drawing on the cinematic references the team shares, the idea was to create a brand that is "personal" and "conveys the essence" of the firm, according to Jaume Leis, the creative [...]

Andrew Salgado’s latest paintings of romance, humour and warmth offer a welcome escape

2020-09-29T12:05:08+02:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In his latest series, Strange Weather, Andrew Salgado leads us through the chapters of a "magic-realist novel", giving us a peek inside his world of "allusions and appropriations" along with nods to art history and a host of subtle literary references. A self-proclaimed 'maximalist' as well as an avid reader, the Canadian-British artist gives us [...]

Cinematic photographs of America’s rural Midwest at night look like stills from a sci-fi cult classic

2020-09-29T12:04:44+02:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Like something out of a cult sci-fi movie or thriller, these atmospheric photographs by Michael McCluskey are mainly captured "by the side of the road" in northern Michigan, during nighttime explorations of his home state. Often picking out architecture and infrastructure against an eery backdrop of fog or coloured lights, Michael's images evoke nostalgic memories [...]

Lachlan Goudie on escaping with art, his love of Scotland, and staying creative during a pandemic

2020-09-29T12:04:25+02:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Bringing fairy tales to life, Scottish artist and broadcaster, Lachlan Goudie, will unveil a new series of paintings at Edinburgh's The Scottish Gallery, inspired by places that may have recently felt far far away. As we "tumble through the looking glass" into a surreal world of lockdown and anxiety, Lachlan has escaped into the art [...]

Coventry Design Festival launches to support local graduates, freelancers and creative studios

2020-09-29T12:04:14+02:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Graphic designer Chris Sanders is the unstoppable force behind the new Coventry Design Festival, which has launched this month (with a gorgeous identity) to celebrate the city's creative heritage and place it firmly on the design map. Known for its incredible cathedral, a hub for watch, clock, and motor industries, and the famous Lady Godiva, [...]