Friday, October 30, 2009

{ inspiration :: coralie bickford-smith }

i have always thought that being a book cover designer would be one of the most fun realms of graphic design. it is extremely concept driven, by nature it has to be concise and communicate really well, plus it combines my two loves: reading and design.

one of the most inspiring book cover designers out there is coralie bickford-smith. she is a book cover designer at penguin {dream job!} and has been getting raves over her cloth bound books {which are now available for purchase in the good old usa}. but i am really loving these gothic horror covers she designed. all of her book covers are worth checking out, but i thought these were particularly striking, plus they are very timely for halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

{ inspiration :: flora fauna collection }

i am loving these flora fauna prints from lumadessa. this collection is josh brills' take on classic field guide drawings. my dad has always had a copy birds of north america laying around the house, so this kind of art has a soft spot for me. i love the modern geometry and color scheme of these pieces.

{what timing! design*sponge just posted this article about james audubon today too. everyone's got birds on the mind...}

{ inspiration :: nautilus sink }

found this on fffound.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

{ inspiration :: jessica hische }

jessica hische is an extremely talented typographer, illustrator and designer. i spent a good hour looking through all of her great work. it has a quirky retro style with a distinct feminine perspective which is really refreshing to see. she has even worked for louise fili ltd. for the past couple years.

{ inspiration :: dustin feider }

wisconsin native, dustin feider in this month's wired magazine. he is an industrial who creates these amazing sustainable tree houses. they are my childhood fantasy come to life and when i have my own home i think i will need to build one.