Friday Favourites

Thanks to Dan for finding this great idea by Anna Garforth, on her website. This recent project, Wandering Territory uses a 3D digital model of a bear, which has been turned into a 2D template, and made into 3D again. I love the reflective-but-non-reflective image used on the surface. She teamed up with packaging and display company Vinke, and the work was part of a show on at MOTI, in Breda, Holland. We’ve mentioned Anna’s work in a previous Friday Favourites – check out her baked typography work!

I love these hanging sculptures made from buttons, featured on the Toxel website, and created by Augusto Esquivel. Hundreds of buttons are hung together to create a wonderful dream-like version of every day objects. Thanks to Katie for finding this one. More images videos, and info on Augusto’s website.

Thanks to Christian for finding these schnapps bottles created by the design team behind the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin. The whole Michelberger brand look and feel is gorgeous as it is (see a few examples below), but they’ve recently teamed up with The Preussiche Spirituosen Manufaktur in Berlin, and branched out into drinks production to create their own bespoke products from the Michelberger Booze company. Found via Lovely Package.

Mel made me want to go out and buy wafers, after sharing this lovely design for Eat Me – a food packaging design book from Hong Kong publisher Victionary. Found on the Creative Review Blog

Holly always manages to find great typographic work. This week it was the lovely work of Nicolai Sclater, (found on his site Ornamental Conifer)who does brilliantly executed sign writing from the heart of London’s East End. Check out the hand painted signs on the leather jackets..

Thanks to Mat B for sharing these amazing hyperrealist paintings (yes, paintings! we couldn’t believe it either) by Pedro Campos. I’m just gutted I missed the 2011 London show, as judging by the size of them, they would be great to see in real life. Here are a few examples, but there’s a lot more on his website.

My personal favourite find this week has been the Jeff Koons collaboration to create packaging for Kiehl’s, featured on The Dieline. I’m not even a Kiehl’s fan, but I love Jeff Koons, and this gorgeous balloon-dog-esque lid makes me want to buy that product…