We’ve been in 2015 for over a fortnight now and so are probably past the legitimate amount of time that it’s socially acceptable to wish everyone we see a happy New Year. We know you’ll probably be sick of hearing it so we’ll jump straight in and get down to business. Here’s what we’ve been feeling inspired by this week, including flying shirts, famous creatives sleep patterns and dumb ways to die…
Raiders of the Lost Ark as you’ve never seen it before
During our weekly meeting to decide what would make the cut for this week’s design inspiration, this version of the Indiana Jones classic Raiders of the Lost Ark removed of all colour and sound was brought to the table. We couldn’t not post it. The purpose of this film was purely ‘educational’ and to get people thinking about staging and the length and organisation of scenes without being distracted by colour or sound. I think I like this version more than the original film, especially with the updated musical background, the heavy base line intro is definitely working for Indy. Ideally, we would have liked to sit for the full one hour and 55 minutes and seen the whole thing, but sadly eshots don’t write and design themselves.
Dumb Ways to Die
We thought we’d try and get a piece of inspiration in related in some sort of very vague way to the work we do, so here we go. Seeing as we have a dedicated app dev team who make bespoke custom built apps (subtle sell – visit the page here) and we also sell iPad, we thought we’d include an app we’ve been loving (and not been getting at all distracted by) this week. For those of you reading this at about 4.30pm on a Friday afternoon, get your headphones on and listen to the accompanying song for the ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ app while reading this. Despite all the dying, we love how cute the animations in this app are and we think the concept is fun (in a bizarre, slightly twisted manner). So if you’re struggling for inspiration, why not kill ten minutes and defend your private parts.
IKEA advert 2015: Bird shirts
We’ve always been fans of IKEA’s marketing, especially their BookBook catalogue advert, and their new advert for 2015 didn’t disappoint. While flocks of pigeons may annoy us, flocks of flying shirts, travelling the world looking for a home can only be adorable. Directed by Dougal Wilson, we love the idea behind this. Let’s hope that their latest advert has done its job and IKEA see sales for the PAX wardrobe go through the roof.
We love this schedule created by Mason Currey that puts together the daily routines of the world’s most original artists, writers and musicians in an interactive chart. We love the colour scheme, the organisation and the fact that Honoré De Balzac spends seven hours a day “wearing monkish robe and Moroccan slippers for his ‘priest like’ work”. Great use of seven hours there Balzac. What surprised me when looking at this was how much sleep took place – I expected to see more salmon pink (creative work) separated by occasional blocks of turquoise (power naps).
Creative packaging: excellent design of paper bags and boxes
If you too get excited by creative and slightly quirky packaging, then you’ll these examples of paper bags as much as we do. With more companies becoming eco-friendly and taking more of an interest in global warming, we find ourselves entering the age of the seriously well designed paper bag. Here are just a few examples of our favourites. We’re already thinking which part of a zebra we could use for the handles of our Jigsaw24 bags…
Drop back in next Friday to see more inspiration from our design team. In the meantime, head on over to the Jigsaw24 shop to take a look at great deals and prices on design and publishing essentials. Found something you think should have made it into the list? Pop it in the comments box below. For all the latest news and tips, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.