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Inspired

Just a combination of a clean typography, colour, lines and names.

When you get too inspired, you start to copy
– Dries Van Noten

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Illustration News

The Swedish Illustrator Karin Rönmark recently graduated from Konstfack College of Arts Crafts and Design (2009), with a MA in Graphic Design & Illustration. Karin has clients like Weekday, Photowall and Spoon, and the red thread throughout all her work is storytelling.

Her work is genuine, I especially like her typography. The colours she uses is my cup of tea too, just compare with the blue colour I have in my blog.

I read about her the first time in CAP&Design a little while ago, appointed as one of their favourite creators. Unfortunately, for you non-Swedes, the magazine is only in Swedish.

From tomorrow Thursday, 13/1, you can view her exhibition, a two and three dimensional expedition in search for a forest´s secret, at Tranan, Karlbergsvägen 14, Stockholm, 18.00 – 21.00.

Illustrations: Karin Rönmark

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Perfect Tools

Yesterday was a great day. Actually every day right now is great. A renovation of my resume is going on, I structure it up for a more professional and clean look, to adapt it to who I am today.

My best friend right now is Adobe InDesign CS5, a great tool to create works like articles, posters, books and brochures, as well as longer texts where you want to inlude images. Would it not be nice to hand the next essay with a professional designed layout, and gain some extra points from your tutor? Yeah, though so…

Do not own the software application? Go here to get a free trial lasting 30 days. Not only InDesign, you can get Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver as well. Google some tutorials, or follow my advice and use them one’s from Adobe, with Adobe TV. Good luck!

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1. ‘Picknick platter‘ is designed by Marianne Westman, Swedish handicraft, for Rörstrand, launched and designed in the 1950’s.

2. Designed by Mattias Ståhlbom for Muuto, ‘E27 socket pendant lamp’, 2008.

3. Designed by Rasmus Gottliebsen for Normann Copenhagen in 2010. ‘Watch me‘ is inspired by a colour swatch folded out like a fan.

The design taste I have is varied and you can usually find both design from the 1940-70’s together with creations from 21st century. Even though Marianne Westman’s serie ‘Picknick’ (for example) is way ahead contemporary design, always. The simplicity, minimalism and bright colours is key. At the same time, design that does not stand out too much, is my line. And so much Swedish.

You can get it all at: Scandinavian Design Center

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