Japanese Designer New Years Cards 2014

Every year around this time we share with you a selection of Japanese designer Holiday/New Year’s cards. Here is the 2014 edition, which should also serve as a reminder that this year is the year of the horse. Happy New Year!

1. A cute illustrated card from Nagoya-based graphic design firm creun, inc.

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Elephant Pie – Innovative Paper Products Made of Elephant Dung (Live on Indiegogo)

Elephant Dung Paper Notebooks

Elephant Pie is a project aimed at helping locals in Africa to create sustainable income sources from elephants by keeping them alive. Currently. ONE ELEPHANT IS BEING KILLED EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES for its ivory tusks. If this slaughter continues at this rate, elephants will be extinct in the next SEVEN years.

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Graphic & Print Design Inspiration #023

Graphic Design Inspiration
This article has 20 examples of graphic and print design inspiration, showcasing newly released creations made by talented designers.

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Printable Calendar ‘Minima’

Business Cards Design Inspiration #009

Business Cards Design Inspiration
In one of our last business cards design inspiration post for the year, we wanted to bring you the best business cards of 2013. Hopefully this post will serve you well should you need some card design inspiration for the coming year – we have a lot of different business card designs, all featuring unique and super cool printing techniques.

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The Holy Book of Passwords

In summer 2012 the social network LinkedIn.com got hacked and lost its whole user database. A few months later parts of the decrypted password list surfaced on the Internet. These eight volumes contain 4.7 million LinkedIn clear text user passwords printed in alphabetical order. Visitors are invited to look up their own password. Created by Aram Bartholl.

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Make the most of your free days in 2014, plan ahead and don’t miss out!

Always struggling to remember when all your breaks are and then missing out on the opportunities the time allows? We do so we set about working out a planner that gives us all that we need to plan ahead. Starting off with a full view of the year (version available on the site) we striped the year down to the days that are ours to do with as we please. After a little refinement we have packaged up a version for the UK, Australia, USA and Canada then made them available to download for free from halfthree.co to help others make the most of their 2014.

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Yamaguchi Erotic Calendar 2014

Erotic calendar for Yamaguchi, a Russian distributor for US Medica massage equipment.

Direction/photo: Eldar Sabitov
MUA: Ann Kartashova (annbeauty), Luba Litoshko
Style: Polina Shabelnikova
Photo Asistant: Danila Anisimov, Irina Fedorova
Retouch: Irina Fedorova, Eldar Sabitov
Models: Kris Strange, Ekaterina Vladi, Lidia Ivanova, Daria Adashkevich, Maria Vishnevskaya

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“Behind Photographs” by Tim Mantoani

Several years ago, photographer Tim Mantoani got the idea to make the project ‘Behind Photographs’ of the other successful photographers who created the world-famous work. Because often the names photomasters overshadowed their popular images . Mantoani started the project in December 2006, decided to postpone his usual camera and try to Polaroid 20х24.

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The Moviesound Calendar

Top Digital is one of the most innovative audio production studios in Italy, specialized in sound design services for cinema, television and advertising. Aiming to surprise its clients once again, Top Digital decided to turn the traditional season’s greetings into something very special. How?

By giving its clients a present for real sound design lovers: The Moviesound Calendar, the first calendar that turns sound waves into illustrations. Iconic sound bites from cult movies become the basis of these very special movie posters, showing how often sound effects play the real leading role in cinema masterpieces.

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Graphic & Print Design Inspiration #022

Print Design Inspiration
Inspiration can be critical to overcoming a creative design block, or just keeping the air in your creative sails. Finding and routinely following creative design resources is a great way to stay on top of trends, spark ideas, and simply appreciate the great works that inspire professional graphic designers.

youandsaturation is such a great source of inspiration – this article has 16 examples of graphic and print designs showcasing newly released creations made by talented designers.

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Boktor Magazine #3 – ‘No Regerts’

Boktor is a collaborative magazine made by international artists. Each issue we scout for artists in many fields of art – illustration, graphic design, poetry, prose, embroidery, welding, yoghurt juggling, cheese making, lion taming – to create a spectacular magazine around a specific theme.

Why do people get tattoos? To show the world what inspires them, to commemorate loved ones who’ve passed away, to share intellectual or inspirational quotes or to carry around metaphors for strength and courage.

In ‘No regerts’, however, we dedicate everything to the unsung heroes of inked skin. Tattoo artists who have the gift of turning a photo into an expressionist masterpiece; people who don’t believe in ‘i after e, except after c’ or other language rules. People who don’t think life should be taken seriously. Revolutionaries in a strict society.

This issue of Boktor Magazine is split up in three booklets, each dedicated to one particular artform in the tattooing world: ‘Creative spelling’, ‘Dumb decisions’ and ‘Failed portraits’. The booklets are wrapped in skin, wrapped in butcher’s paper. The entire package comes with a certificate of authenticity and a free temporary tattoo of the Boktor logo.

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Graphic & Print Design Inspiration #021

Beautiful Examples for Graphic Design Inspiration
Searching for design inspiration takes a lot of time if you browse galleries because you will not find only high quality design works, but also some that are simply average, or below. Having a few sites who create articles by curating the design galleries is a must. You will save time that you can use to create that beautiful design your client wants.

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20th Annual Inner Harbour Duisburg

Mono Design Lounge was chosen to design the corporate identity and editorial design for the 20th annual of the inner harbour in duisburg, a town in north rhine westfalia/ruhr area. The digitalized skyline shows the inner harbor of duisburg today, but with a technique that would have been chosen 20 years ago. Printed on silver Chromolux paper in matt black, the edition of two posters are signed and numbered, published in a limited edition. Also available are amongst others a 40 page brochure and some other beautiful things. The photography on the inside spreads are made by Duisburg based photographer Friedhelm Krischer, project coordination by Dagmar Bungardt, the Designer is Michael Ulle (Mono Design Lounge).

The transformation of the inner harbour site into a new “harbour district” providing residential, working, cultural and leisure facilities is one of Duisburg’s most innovative projects featuring both functional and artistic aspects. The Garten der Erinnerung (Garden of Remembrance) in the Altstadtpark (Old Town Park) near the Jewish Community Centre is the work of the Israeli artist Dani Karavan. In his work he has deliberately left the outer walls of demolished houses and stairways untouched in order to recall the architectural past of the harbour area. The pedestrian bridge to the marina is extraordinarily flexible. Within the space of six minutes it can be arched upwards to allow incoming boats to pass beneath. The rear section of the harbour has been closed off. Here, along a row of old warehouses, the “Five Boats” and small Dutch-type canals a unique mixture of cafés, bars, restaurants and a museum of contemporary art are turning the area into a highly popular waterside leisure resort.

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Starstreet Christmas 2013 Campaign

Understanding the client’s principal marketing concept, the idea of an advent calendar is designed to keep customers coming back to the Starstreet precinct for their Christmas’ shopping and dining experience. The calendar theme ties perfectly into the Christmas period as it is a traditional date keeper for counting down the days in anticipation of the big festive day. We included perforated “windows” in some of the dates, in which little treats and surprises were hidden for the readers’ exploration.

Design Agency : Double Eleven Design Studio

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