January Inspiration

One of the challenges I face as a creative person is trying to stay continually inspired. I think a great way to do that is to spend time looking at working that inspires you, even in different formats, but it can be a challenge to do that while you’re busy enough as it is with your own projects.

This year I decided to commit to finding and sharing something that inspires me, every day, for the whole of 2019. I’m posting these on my personal Twitter account with the hashtag #DailyInspo. But I wanted to try and share them here too, in a more permanent place. So at the end of each month I will do a roundup post of everything I shared. Anyway, without further ado, here is my inspiration from the month of January.

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Dramatic photos of Tokyo from art director and photographer  @liamwong .

Dramatic photos of Tokyo from art director and photographer @liamwong.

 

FKJ performing In front of Raoul Dufy's painting "La Fée Electricité" at the Paris Modern Art Museum.

 
I love this seventeenth floor Brooklyn office space for  @ThisAlso . Must be so cool to work next to that view!

I love this seventeenth floor Brooklyn office space for @ThisAlso. Must be so cool to work next to that view!

The work of  @super_furry  has always been one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to typography.

The work of @super_furry has always been one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to typography.

Packaging design for Cheng You Chiang, a soy milk based drink. Designed by Ryan Ma.

Packaging design for Cheng You Chiang, a soy milk based drink. Designed by Ryan Ma.

Some lovely branding / illustration work by  @Curtis_Jinkins  for Howler Bros.

Some lovely branding / illustration work by @Curtis_Jinkins for Howler Bros.

 
 
Blade Runner print by Tim Doyle.

Blade Runner print by Tim Doyle.

Beautiful illustration work from Evan M. Cohen's comic, Reflect.

Beautiful illustration work from Evan M. Cohen's comic, Reflect.

Fun merch designs from Yeaaah! Studio, based in France.

Fun merch designs from Yeaaah! Studio, based in France.

 
 
I love the combination of hand-drawn elements and bold shapes in Ryan Tippery’s work.

I love the combination of hand-drawn elements and bold shapes in Ryan Tippery’s work.

Illustrations by one of my favourite studios,  @HvassHannibal , for The Danish Council.

Illustrations by one of my favourite studios, @HvassHannibal, for The Danish Council.

Great packaging design by Sergio Bonaque.

Great packaging design by Sergio Bonaque.

Read All About It - designed by Gary Percival.

Read All About It - designed by Gary Percival.

The photography of Isabella Ståhl.

The photography of Isabella Ståhl.

Absolutely love the colours and lines on this photo by James Jean.

Absolutely love the colours and lines on this photo by James Jean.

Always inspired by  @ioegreer 's photography.

Always inspired by @ioegreer's photography.

Nara House in Japan, by Fuji Architects. Love the combinations of different textures and levels here. And the way light falls through the centre. Beautiful space!

Nara House in Japan, by Fuji Architects. Love the combinations of different textures and levels here. And the way light falls through the centre. Beautiful space!

Something about this door makes me happy.

Something about this door makes me happy.

Ricardo Bofill’s utopian vision for social living in Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona.

Ricardo Bofill’s utopian vision for social living in Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona.

Love this! Fragments, by  @AaronRinas .

Love this! Fragments, by @AaronRinas.

Quirky typography from Fabian Fohrer.

Quirky typography from Fabian Fohrer.

Japanese advert for Topboy shampoo.

Japanese advert for Topboy shampoo.

 
 

Jonathan Ogden

Creative director at Set Sail, lead singer in Rivers & Robots.