Design Inspiration: Five projects that will blow your mind

November 09, 2010

Every now and then, I come across some absolutely stunning examples of impressive graphic design. Some of these projects are so breathtaking that they make me gasp and literally shriek in amazement. I always bookmark these designs and refer back to them when I need inspiration, ideas or even just a little kick to send me on my own way with one of my own designs.

Here are 4 fantastic graphic design projects that have quite simply blown my mind this week. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have and that they inspire you and motivate you to be a better designer.

YOO by Luigi Maldonado

This is a wonderful identity redesign project. YOO was given a new identity that "elevates this team of designers to a divine status, for the worlds created by these Design Gods enhance the quality of living by giving life to unconventional objects and beautifully exotic environments that take the mere mortals into a surreal and eccentric lifestyle." Amazing work!

YOO identity project 1

YOO identity project 2

YOO identity project 3

Each of the images below shows each designer with his or her own furniture pieces:

YOO identity project 4YOO identity project 5YOO identity project 6

YOO identity project

Tarot Cards designed for this identity project:

YOO identity project 8

YOO identity project 7

Cut Font by O-zone

The write up for this one was in Italian so here is my best translation. I apologize if there are any errors. My Italian isn't that great. From what I can gather, Cut font is a font that was created by O-zone as a part of a graphic design project with Photozone called PAPER: CUT PASTE FOLD. It is an absolutely stunning font that was used for this project in collaboration with Alfonso Papa's amazing photography.

Here is the font:

Cut Font 1

Here is the project which combined this font with Alfonso Papa’s stunning photography:

Cut font graphic design project 1

Cut font graphic design project 2

Cut font graphic design project 3

Typographics by Ryan Uhrich

Typographics is a visual interpretation of language and typography. The style of the video references 1950's television and radio advertising while "the objective was to use type as the main aesthetic and design element to create awareness about the evolution and main characteristics of typography."

Here are some samples:

Typographics 1

Typographics 2

Typographics 3

Here is the video:

Typographics from Ryan Uhrich on Vimeo.

Write a Bike by Juri Zaech

There is nothing written on his website as to what this project is about so I have no idea but I think it is just downright cool. I'd love to have a bike with my own name on it. Sit back, imagine and enjoy!

Write a BIke 1

Write a BIke 2

Write a BIke 3

Write a BIke 4

Band posters 2010 by Jessica Rassel

I love poster art for gigs. Jessica Rassel has created some really impressive work that is sure to leave you wanting for more. From her custom typography to her excellent illustrations, she is one to watch in the years to come. Here is her work...

Jessica Rassel's print design 1

Jessica Rassel's print design 2

Jessica Rassel's print design 3

Jessica Rassel's print design 4

Jessica Rassel's print design 7



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