Posts Tagged ';-) design'

ED-Festival award winners

The 2010 edition of the ED-Festival has been held in Rotterdam from 27th to 30th May. For the fourth consecutive year, ED-Festival brings to life a unique event presenting the best communication design in Europe. The winners have been announced and  here’s a couple of my faforites.

AND MY ABSOLUTE FAFORIT is this animation from Paul Postma

Check the EDaward website for full details, credits and all winners.


New typography for Inspirationspam

New on my blog is the typography I’m using. It’s generated by a new plug-in: Typekit, witch can be used either on a Worpress blog or on any other type of website.
Typekit is an easie way to use real fonts on the web. It’s a subscription-based service for linking to Open Type fonts from some of the major type foundries. The fonts are served from a global network on redundant servers.

Every major browser now supports the ability to link to a font. That means you can write a bit of CSS, include a URL to a font file, and have your page display with the typography you expect. For designers and developers, this is a significant step forward. No longer will you need to trap your content in images or Flash. But Fonts have copyrights.
And that’s where Typekit comes in. They’ve developed a web-only font linking license with the major type foundry’s. And they’ve build the technology platform to host free and commercial fonts.

Inspirationspam is now using the VERA SANS by Bitstream as bodytype…

… and LFT ETICA DISPLAY WEB by TypeTogether for the headings.

Check out the WEBSITE for more details

Fashionable packaging design #4

… and an other example of fashionable packaging design. The Coco-Cola-light-Karl-Lagerfeld-bottle. Available at The bottle goes for € 3,50. The Box set is yours for € 60,00.

Also read these story’s:
Fashionable packaging design #3
Fashionable packaging design #2
Fashionable packaging design

Oogst (harvest)

There are a lot of innovative designers and architects, like William McDonough one of the founding fathers of Cradle to Cradle, that are working on solutions to make housing and urban area’s self-supporting, self-sufficient an more sustainable.
Now Dutch (multi) design agency Tjep. initiated an investigation into new developments in the agricultural sector. What they came across were radical ideas with regards to self-sufficiency, capable of getting us quite a bit closer to the concept of a sustainable society.

It’s an intriguing way of looking at the possibility’s of bringing urban and agricultural world together.

They developed 3 Oogst concepts (Oogst stands for ‘harvest’ in Dutch): Oogst 1, Oogst 100 Community and Oogst 1000 Wonderland.

Oogst 1 Solo is a house for one person that provides its resident with food, energy, heat and oxygen. In principle, one could live in Oogst 1 Solo without ever having to leave the house.

Oogst 1-2Oogst 1-3Oogst 1-4

Oogst Community 100 is a self-sufficient farm for 100 people. The residents are all farmers. In the central greenhouse, all necessary crops are grown, the surrounding fields are for livestock.

Oogst 100-1Oogst 100-2Oogst 100-3

Oogst 1000 Wonderland is a self-sufficient farm, restaurant, hotel and amusement park for 1,000 people per day. All food for the restaurant comes from the central structure and directly adjacent fields. Oogst 1000 combines extreme fun with extreme usefulness. One can see this amusement park as a huge people processor. Hotel guests are also the farmers, when you work, you can stay for free.

Oogst 1000-2Oogst 1000-1Oogst 1000-3

Check the Oogst website foor more information, images and video’s

Design mashup

In de muziek wordt het veel gedaan; mashups. Twee (of meer) songs mixen naar één nummer. (luister vrijdag middag naar 3FM. Paul Rabbering zendt dan de Vrijdagmiddagmix uit, een door luisteraars gemaakte mashup). Laat Granny Teller je uitleggen hoe dat werkt.

In combinatie met video maakt dit het fenomeen nog leuker:

YouTube staat er vol mee maar check ook

Maar nu is er dan ook de design mashup. Ontwerper Little Pixel heeft een serie album covers ontworpen, waarbij hij oude (jaren 80, 90) LP hoezen ‘gemixt’ heeft met Pelican serie boeken covers. Lekker retro resultaat, wat natuurlijk helemaal past in de herwaardering van vinyl van de laatste tijd. (bij KINK FM kon je laatst bijvoorbeeld een nieuw album winnen, maar dan wel op vinyl)



Check zijn hele collectie op Flickr

Inspiratie-snack 17

I’m loving it, from the design point of view. Nieuwe Coca Cola blikjes voor de zomer.


Bron: the Dieline

Inspiratie-snack 16: Swineflew

Pigs will fly. Briljante snelle inhaak actie op de varkensgriep hysterie van London’s designbureau Skyskraper


Bestel hier: skyskraper