This week's Creative Show & Tell doubled as a mini celebration for our lovely Laura's birthday. She kindly brought in her leftover watermelon cake from Black Star Pastry and we were so excited that we forgot to take a photo. You'll have to trust us that it was delicious and aesthetically pleasing with our cups of tea and Tara's old-school nanna biscuits. Enjoy the ideas and design inspo we've drawn from around the web this week!
INSPO #1 // Paris Versus New York
I bought this book ages ago about a graphic designer, Vahram Muratyan, who made an online travel journal called Paris Versus New York - a tally between two cities. He was born in Paris and then moved to New York for a period of time and decided to illustrate the differences and similarities of the two cities. It was an online blog that quickly gained a lot of attention because of it's striking content and it's not surprising that Penguin published his book. What really inspired me is the idea is simple, well executed through clean graphics and vibrant colours. For those who are familiar with both places, it's a good mix of quirk and nostalgia.
Rachel, Graphic Designer & Illustrator
INSPO #2 // Create AirBnB
AirBnB are absolutely killing it in most areas. Their creative content is honestly second-to-none. In an article on Contently recently, I found out that back in 2014 when they had their big rebrand and unveiled the 'Belo' logo (the infamous one we know today) they also launched a site called Create AirBnB. You can design your own version of the Belo logo on this interactive website, and also have it printed on merchandise like stickers and US postage stamps. AMAZING. Also, you need an AirBnB account to save it and add your 'story' to their blog - very clever.
They also created this infographic to show how many people around the world had already created their own.
We did a little Dream & Do version too!
Amy, Copywriter & Content Editor
INSPO #3 // Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Suffering a case of 3:30-itis? Well this video and its song have got you covered. You'll be guaranteed not to think for at least those few precious minutes. As evidenced by everyone's 'zen-face' after I shared this video! There were several comments like 'I'm pretty sure I just went into a coma' and 'I didn't think about anything that whole time!' It's super mesmerising. I'd liken it to what you look like after you've eaten the tastiest burger at Mary's.
This video just gave me a creative-gasm and I was entranced. It's incredibly colourful, so much is happening and it's obvious so much hard work was put into it. It left me thinking how the fuck did they do this?! I'm all about things that make you think ... But here's to more music videos and pieces of art that leave us feeling thought-less.
Renata, Graphic Designer & Photographer
INSPO #4 // The Birth Poster
This June will see the arrival of my first ever nephew. It's all completely exciting and completely overwhelming at the same time. So much to prepare for! So much to buy! This kid is going to get the full force of the family love straight to the face. With my radar set to 'all things baby' I constantly scouring to find the perfect outfit, gift, accessory for my little nephew and the parents-to-be. Their taste is minimal and simplistic, so the conventional baby gifts just won't do.
Enter The Birth Poster. Beautiful and simplistic sketches customised to the measurements of your baby. I couldn't love this idea more. It takes the intimacy of a new baby coming in to the world and captures it in a modern and timeless way. And better yet, they provide international shipping.
Laura, Account Manager
INSPO #5 // Coco and The Little Black Dress
As you may be aware, I am expecting my first child in May and I am dreaming of writing and illustrating a children's book. My Show & Tell this week is this children's book that my mum actually recently bought me, about the life of the wonderful Coco Chanel.
It is a beautiful story from rags to riches with lovely Quentin Blake style illustrations. I am inspired by simplifying stories and messages for children, teaching them of our great icons in this simple form that they will remember forever. I think we can learn from storytelling when breaking it down for children, a great way to teach and entertain!
Tara, Founder & Creative Director