Sevenses: September Edition

By 29th September 2017Blog, Design inspiration
Smeg's flabship store in london

There are so many things that grab our attention that are worthy of a mention so we thought we’d start curating the things that we liked most. And, for no reason other than the fact we like the number 7, we’ll be sharing our top 7 favourite things.

We get inspired by just about everything – as long as it is creative and designed well: the every day, the ordinary, books, magazines, products, exhibitions, architecture and everything in between. So, here goes.

1. Photography

The work of Trevor Keys, photographer who collaborated with Factory Records designer Peter Saville, has gone on show at an exhibition in his home town Hull. The exhibition features some of his most iconic album sleeve artwork produced for Mick Oldfield, New Order and the Sex Pistols. The exhibition is at the Hull School of Art and Design and will run until 18 October, before moving to various libraries in the city.

Trevor-keys-album-sleeve-for-sex-pistols

2. Typeface

Radio Canada is a truly universal typeface. Designed specifically for Radio-Canada by Charles Daoud & Coppers and Brasses, their approach was to create a humanist typeface with ultimate legibility.

Radio Canada Typeface

3. Product Design

We’re loving the concept of combining a modern object with a bit of retro fun. Take a look at this clever and and fun iphone case by My Retro Duck

Retro iphone case

4. Website

kikk.be, a site for the international festival of digital and creative cultures, is in a word…. epic. Not only does it contain great design elements such as a nice selection of fonts, spacing and colours, their attention to detail is genius and really ties their theme together.

We particularly like the profile images that look as though they have been taken underwater.

Kikk Festival website

5. Retail

When SMEG say they’re going to open a flagship store in London you just know it’s going to look pretty good!  Designed by Deep Design, the store definitely doesn’t disappoint. 

Smeg's flabship store in londonSmeg's flabship store in london showing off brilliant design

 6. Auto

Who can forget the Honda concept car that we featured earlier this month. We loved the design of this bad boy so much that we wrote an entire feature on it. We just love the simple design and retro feel.

A side view of the Honda EV car concept

7. Animation

Loving Vincent is a biography of the artist’s life and mysterious death. The film is entirely made from artists who hand painted individual scenes (in the Van Gogh style) before being seamlessly animated.  Although we haven’t actually seen the film yet but it looks amazing.

It’s a true work of art.

Loving Vincent brilliant animation